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The latest schedule of Y+ Teachers' Training:

  • Inspya 500hr advanced Yoga Teachers' Training –Apr 2014 Apr 21st–May 31st



Y+ is joining forces with one of Asia's most respected yoga teachers training institution, Inspya, directed by Lance Schuler, a world renowned teachers' trainer with over 25 years of experience. In our pursuit of excellence, Y+ and Inspya are committed to bring to China an unparalleled yoga teachers' program available in both Chinese and English language. Our program is led by Lance Schuler himself, backed by a teachers' team from Inspya Australia, and Y+'s own international team.



1 One stop training hub
• Learn a blend of Hatha, Vinyasa and Dynamic Yoga plus Hot Yoga 
• omprehensive and structured program in accordance to YA requirements

2 One course multi certificates

3 Experienced international team
• Stable team of teachers each specializing in his/her domain

4 Strong and establishments with longstanding collaboration since 2007
• Y+ Yoga Center, one of China’s pioneering yoga centers since 2004
• INSPYA Yoga (Integrated South Pacific Yoga Academy) directed by Lance Schuler with over 25 years of experience

5 Learn the training in dual language

6 Flexible training time to complete the training

7 Suitable for people interested in advancing their practice

8 Exclusive Y+ INSPYA Yoga manuals
• Fully detailed and illustrated manuals used by INSPYA worldwide
• Professionally translated into Mandarin



-  Lance is the director and owner of INSPYA
-  He teaches a unique synergy of Vinyasa and Iyengar styles
-  Lance is the principle teacher on the course
-  He qualified as an Iyengar yoga instructor and has been a senior teaching instructor
-  He has been practicing yoga for over twenty two years
-  Lance delivers retreats and workshops across the world.

-  Jean Campbell has been practicing yoga since 1995.
-  She has been running yoga teacher training courses in Australia since 2004.
-  She has taught and practiced various styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and pre and post natal yoga.
-  She continues to further her study in Anatomy, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy.

-  Phil started practising Yoga in 1992.
-  He lived in India for seven years, studying Buddhist & Hindu Traditions of Philosophy, Meditation, and Yoga.
-  Phil teaches in Europe, Asia & Australia and he writes manuals for Yoga Teacher Training programs around the world.

-  Claire has over 12 years of practice and specializes in Ashtanga and Iyengar.
-  She has trained with Lance Schuler, Simon Marrocco, Louisa Sears and Donna Farhi.
-  She now teaches for INSPYA and attends yoga conferences with Lance to promote their dynamic style of Partner Yoga for which has been the best selling DVD.

-  Susan has a deep interest in nutrition for over 30 years.
-  She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Natural Hygienist.
-  Together with her partner, Lance, they created one of the first living food, fasting and detox centers in Australia.
-  Her knowledge and experience compliments has practical teaching manner.

- Bill is Y+ senior teacher and he is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a professional yoga teacher, with 500hr yoga teacher certification.
- He also has a 500hr EYT (experienced yoga teacher) certification, and a 500hr RYT (registered yoga teacher) certification.
- He is also a certified Bikram (hot) yoga instructor.
- Bill has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 25 years, and shares his knowledge and passion with students worldwide.
- Bill has taught classes, workshops, seminars, in the USA, Mexico, Korea and China.



300 HOURS Y+ INSPYA TT (6 weeks)

1. 300 hours INSPYA Yoga Graduate Certificate
2. 500 hours Yoga Alliance Certificate


Course Outline

The course is structured to enhance one’s teaching ability and is built on the 200 hours Yoga Alliance Training Program.  The course comprises of:
1 Daily Practice: Pranayama, Meditation and Asana
2 Applied Postural Dynamics (focal points entering, deepening and exiting postures) incorporating bandha and breath
3 Structural Anatomy/Injury Prevention and Management (theory and application) 
4 Yoga Therapy – introduction to the principles of applied anatomy and physiology of yoga therapy
5 Practical Teaching Skills (planning, preparation and presentation).  This includes:
• Sequencing, formatting and pacing of classes
• Demonstration and observation skills
• Voice projection and intonation
• Ethical guidelines
• Adjustments
• Specific class configuration (menstruation, partner, restorative, posture/anatomical/injury specific)
6 One to One Program (Assessment/Design/Implementation/Re-design)
7 Philosophy and meditation
8 Mantra, Chanting and Deities
9 Antahakaran “Inner Nature”
10 Self Enquiry (3 day detox and silence program)
11 Nutritional Awareness and Health Monitors
12 Presenting Excellence

*Manuals and materials will be provided as part of the tuition fee of the course.




1 We require students to have previously completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Program. 
2 One year yoga teaching experience
3 Students must also satisfactorily complete the application questionnaire.
4 It is highly recommended that students who have not previously completed Y+ INPSPYA 200 hour training course to purchase and familiarize themselves with INSPYA’s 200 hour Asana manual.  Purchase can be made at Y+ Xintiandi Studio retail shop at 200 RMB.
5 In preparation for the 3 day detox program, students are advised to follow dietary changes: no tea, coffee, alcohol, recreational drugs, sugar, salt, dairy products and meat for at least one month prior to the course commencement.
6 We may consider other applicants on a case to case basis.


Recommended Reading

As per level 1 & 2 with the addition of the following texts:
1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga – Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss
2 Siddhatha – Herman Hesse (essential reading for Level 3)
3 Yoga for Wellness – Gary Kraftsow
4 Structural Yoga Therapy – Mubunda Stiles
5 Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit – Donna Farhi
6 The Heart of Yoga – T.K.V Desikachar



Y+ Teacher
 Graduate of 2009 Y+ Inspya advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training 


Yoga teacher training has strongly inspired me. The training has not only let me discover the journey but to enjoy and be in the journey – it provides me a different life experience. I am very grateful to all of Y+ teachers for guiding me to finding and deepening my inner self. I hope you can start your journey at Y+ too!


Y+ Teacher
Graduate of 2009 Y+ Inspya advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training 


Yoga has helped me heal my knee injury and training at Y+ has been a great experience. The training was comprehensive led by experienced and devoted teachers from different parts of the world. Through the teachers’’ careful teaching, I knew better what I was doing, how to do it and how to teach others to do it.


Y+ Teacher
Graduate of 2009 Y+ Inspya 500hr advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training 

I am glad I have chosen Y+ Training program as Y+ has a strong and professional team and is my most important reason in choosing a program. As a music drama actor, the change in me shows dramatically in my strength. Happiness is the biggest harvest – it now fills my life whether I am working, practicing or teaching!

Y+ Assistant Teacher
Assistant of Y+ Inspya Teachers’ Training
Graduate of 2008 Y+ Inspya Professional Yoga Teachers’ Training 

Y+ led me onto the road of becoming a Yoga teacher. Being a teacher is not the ultimate goal but rather a non-stop learning that makes a good teacher. Working at Y+, surrounded and inspired by so many excellent teachers, I’m always learning something new about yoga and other aspects of life. Yoga will guide me on my way in search of beauty and truth.

Y+ Assistant Teacher
Graduate of 2008 Y+ Inspya Professional Yoga Teachers’ Training 

Through yoga I have found balance within my body and mind. Yoga philosophy greatly influnced me and there has been change in my diet, lifestyle and view of the world. It also helps me to control my emotions better.

Meiling :
Y+ Assistant Teacher
Graduate of 2009 Y+ Inspya Professional Yoga Teachers’ Training 

Yoga has become part of my life. Not only has it changed my body but my spiritually. Y+ has given me a great opportunity to improve my knowledge through the professional teaching program. What i liked most in the program was all the fun we had in class!

Translator and Assistant of Y+ Inspya Teachers’ Training
Graduate of 2007 Y+ Inspya Professional Yoga Teachers’ Training 

I enrolled myself only wishing to improve my practice and provide myself with new career development. However it was eye-opening journey. The change has been profound – we were exposed by the experienced masters to the philosophy system and asanas. We were advised to apply the philosophy into our daily life – job, relationship or family life, with joy, compassion and a clear mind. Only when the training has finished, I realize my journey of self-improvement has began.


Other Information


Unless stipulated, the training will be taken place wholly at Y+ Xintiandi Studio.  Our studio consists of large rooms, equipped with necessary props, lockers, rest areas and shower facilities.


As students will be spending a lot of time at the studio, we highly recommend that students bring their own personal mat, water bottle, blanket (for daily morning pranayama and meditation) to make themselves comfortable and also do their part to save the natural resources.


We will hold an orientation meeting one day before the course starts at Y+ Xintiandi Studio to ensure that students know where the training will be held, to familiarize with the studio facilities and to allow students to meet one another and their teachers.  Student’s attendance is compulsory.


Regular and punctual attendance is a mandatory requirement of the course to receive final certification. 100% attendance is required to successfully complete the course or you may be ineligible to receive qualification. 

If absence is required due to illness, this first needs to be detailed to the course manager in writing, stating reasons and medical note.  The classes missed will need to be made up.  Depending on length of absence, additional cost may be required.


If a student withdraws from the course within 2 months before the course commences, the deposit will not be refundable. 

The balance of the course fee must reach Y+ Yoga Center 3 months prior to course commencement to secure your place in the training.  Otherwise, your place will be offered to someone on the waiting list and your deposit will be forfeited.


AppendicesⅠ: Module Description

-Foundation Knowledge-

Pranayama class starts at 6:15 every morning.  It combines chanting, sitting meditation and basic pranayama skills.  It’s a deep journey leading you into your unknown-self by simply focusing on every breath. The Y+ Inspya team will help you to understand this ancient art, and how it can help your daily life.

On the way to becoming a professional yoga teacher, the precise alignment of the body, and knowledge of the biomechanics of every posture is essential.  Our instructors will lead the students through the key postures, such as sitting, standing, bends, twists etc to ensure that a solid foundation is established.

Yoga is a science working on human body. In the anatomy course, we combine anatomy with asana (posture) so that students will get a better understanding of the human body.  In addition students will learn how injuries could be avoided during yoga practice and hence prevent such incidents from happening to themselves or in their future classes.

Our program reaches deep into the roots of Yoga, explaining it’s history, it’s philosophy, and how these ideas can be applied in our modern world. We believe that the truth you get from a philosophy class should have a real impact and continue outside of the classroom.  Experience, feel, think… then take these ideas and apply to your practice and to your life. 

 -Applied Teaching Tools-

Adjusting skills and propping
Props play an important part in helping students to map the right posture alignment it is important the students understand the use of props for different asanas.

Formatting & Sequencing
 Every yoga class has unique sequences working on energy flowing and chakras. We will introduce the most fundamental guidelines for designing a class.

Teaching Beginners
Beginners are the most difficult students while at the same time, most important students for yoga. Providing them sufficient knowledge and preventing them from injuries are our main focus in this class.
Bhajans is one the most practicing skills in Bakti Yoga. Open your heart and surrender yourself to the sacred chanting, it’s an entire inner journey which will eventually lead you to the divine-self.
Ethical Guidelines
Yoga teacher is an ethical sample for all the un-awake beings. Students need to learn and understand the need to follow these guidelines to be the future role models to others.
Teaching Methodology
Different postures have different focus and benefitsl to our body. We group the different postures and provide the basic knowledge.

Practical Teaching
Challenge yourself and face the deepest fear is the key point in practical teaching. By pushing yourself to the limit you will embrace a brand new world.

Practical Assessment
Our advanced teachers will give you a detailed assessment and valuable advice for your performance.


AppendicesⅡ: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How proficient in yoga do I need to be to complete the teacher training?
A: The Y+ INSPYA Teacher Training courses include daily asana practice. We strongly recommend that applicants have a consistent asana practice and are relatively comfortable practicing daily.
People with a foundation in the basic and fundamental yoga postures are suited for this training. An advanced practitioner is not necessarily a person who can move deeply into advanced postures; an advanced practitioner is someone who comes to the mat with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of their own body.

This course is not ideally suited to people completely new to yoga and we recommend you develop your asana practice first through regular classes to learn the fundamentals of yoga basics. During the training you will deepen your understanding of the asanas while simultaneously learning how to teach.

If you have a regular yoga practice you may be more ready than you realise. We encourage you to call Y+ Yoga Center and talk to our consultant if you're uncertain of your suitability for the training.

Q: Is the training an asana intensive?
A: No, the training is not an extreme yoga asana intensive. It is designed as a fun and interactive course that is focused on achieving a holistic knowledge of yoga and gaining the skills necessary to teach yoga to others with awareness and understanding.

Q: What style of yoga is taught - hatha, iyengar, vinyasa flow or other?
A: Most of the teachers are Iyengar and hot trained. Our emphasis in asana is on posture and correct alignment rather than a particular style.

Q: I want to enrol in the training to develop my own practice rather than teach, is this ok?
A: Yes, the course is also designed for those who may not wish to be teachers at this stage of their yoga journey, but would like to deepen their own practice and experience of yoga.

Q: I follow a different spiritual path (or I don’t have a spiritual path), is this ok?
A: Yes, our tradition respects and honors all paths. Yoga can only deepen your own spirituality.

Q: Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
A: No, we request that you purchase the recommended reading books prior to the training to gain the most from the experience (you can order from the Amazon website). The only supplied and included material is the Yoga Teacher Training Manuals. The manual will be handed out 1-2 months prior to the training.

Q: What is the typical age range of the students?
A: Students generally range from 20 to 55 years of age, with the average age of 28.

Q: Do I need to follow any ethical guidelines?
A: Yes, there are some simple guidelines to help create a yogic environment, conducive to study and learning. Trainees are expected to be cigarette, drug and alcohol free and are asked to maintain silence (where practical) within the premises and especially during the morning Pranayama and Meditation session. We request trainees be mindful that the Y+ Yoga Centre is a place of study and learning and that socialising can be done at the common rest area at the front of our studio.

Q: What happens if I miss a session or class on the timetable?
A: To obtain a certificate and letter of completion, you must attend 100 percent of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, if due to unforeseeable circumstances or illness, we offer alternative arrangements for you to make up the session/s missed eg. joining part of a later course. Depending on length of absence, additional cost may be required.

Q: Will I have the opportunity to teach classes during the training?
A: Yes, you will have the opportunity to teach with your fellow trainees under supervision from a senior teacher during the practice and assessment.  You may also be able to assist and teach on an ongoing basis at Y+ Yoga Center if you have done well and will like to pursue a teaching career.

Q: What is the Yoga Alliance?
A: Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. More and more yoga studios across the world are requiring their teachers to register with Yoga Alliance, either at the 200 or 500 hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga.

Q: Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I have completed the training?
A: With the successful completion of all the requirements of the 200 hour course, including contact hours, homework and assessment; you will receive a certificate evidencing your training at the 200 Hour Level. On completion of the training, trainees may apply to Yoga Alliance for 200-Hour Certification (RYT200). A fee is payable to Yoga Alliance. 

The courses cover the necessary skills and knowledge in conducting a general class and would enable graduates to undertake the basic tasks in assisting in larger general and intermediate classes. We recommend you continue to develop your experience under supervision of a senior teacher.

Q: Is continuing education required to keep my certification?
A: We feel that continuing education is extremely valuable and will inspire you as a teacher. The modest minimum requirement for a Yoga Alliance registered teacher is 30 CE (continuing education credit) hours per year. However, even if you do not register yourself with Yoga Alliance, it is highly recommended that you attend workshops and trainings every year as a refresher course.  We will be offering more advanced Teacher Trainings in the near future, as well as continuing education workshops and specialist courses.

Q: What kind of ongoing support is available after my training?
A: All our training graduates are welcome to continue contacting us regarding questions and support. We offer a newsletter and updates on our webpage dedicated to the TT alumni, and discounts on future trainings and retreats.