Advanced Practitioners Course and Workshops


                      Courses and Workshops for 2019



             ADVANCED WORKSHOP SERIES with Dave Curtis

                             Master classes for teachers & experienced students




                                          January 12 – Yoga Kitchen –

                                 February 16 – Yoga Dublin Dundrum –


    Part 1 – The Vayus – Apana and Vyana Vayu – The winds that move you

In this workshop we will work with principles such as pumping, shifting and weighing to build power in the legs and establish a deeper breath cycle in your forward bends. Learn how to stabilise the inner fire (agni) through stance work and meditative seats. Learn more about the subtle nature of the inner winds that govern the internal functions of the body. 




                               February 9thYoga Kitchen –      

                           March 16 – Yoga Dublin Dundrum –


   Part 2 – The Vayus – Prana and Samana – Create inner harmony and balance

In this workshop we will work with principles such as balancing, twisting and back bending to build power in the waist and chest and establish a deeper inhalation. Moving from the center begins to change the experience of how your yoga feels. When movements take place from the inside out the practice becomes more internalised and less fragmented. 




                             April 13 – Yoga Kitchen –                   

                      June 8 – Yoga Dublin Dundrum –


Part 3 – The Subtle Body – The Central Channels and Cultivating the Vital Center

In this workshop we will work with a linear sequence that focuses on the central channels of the spine. This prepares the breath and the spine for the inverted poses like shoulderstand and their variations. Preparatory poses will be introduced that open the waist and side body which is essential for proper inverted work.




                           July 20 – Yoga Dublin Dundrum –


    Part 4 – The Spiral Helix – Free the spine from the obstruction of the limbs  

To work with the more advanced floor work without imposing the spine must be free of primary obstructions. In this workshop we will work with moving in narrow and wide spiralling activities that free the groins and waist and so indirectly free the spine for more advanced meditative poses.



                                        Talks included within each workshop:

       Samkhya Philosophy – One of the six schools of Indian thought- How to practically apply it

              The Yin and Yang of Yoga – Cultivating the play of opposites from the inside out

     Transcending the I-maker – How to transcend the Ego with the mechanism of Surrender


                         Times: 10am – 1pm Location: YDS Dundrum Cost: €40.00

                                       11am – 1.30pm Location: Yoga Kitchen  Cost €30.00



A PREREQUISTE TO THE UPCOMING ADVANCED PRACTITIONER COURSE IN SEPTEMBER 2019. Attendance at a minimum of 3 workshops is required to apply for the APC







  An in-depth study of the essential elements to transformation 



          Awaken the Lifeforce within from the Root to the Core

Learn to apply many of the essential elements of a complete practice

Explore the physical, emotional, & devotional dimensions of the path to transformation


                                                SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

 Vinyasa Krama – An intelligent and progressive step by step approach to arranging the various levels of postures through both Linear and Spiral movements which stimulate the five winds (Vayus) and the five elements (Bhutas).

Marma System – Through the use of in-depth asana practice and hands-on adjustment we will explore the obstructions common to modern habitual posture patterns and how to address them.

Meridian System – As Chi/Prana travels through the meridian system they pass through the vital organs and can be stimulated with the use of certain standing and seated activities.

Nervous System – Restoration– replenishing the para-sympathetic nervous system through static and dynamic activity. Understanding when, why and how much is appropriate.

Devotional Non-Duality – Transcending the Ego – Learning to let go – the art of Surrender. All the great spiritual masters were adept at surrendering to the Divine. We will explore the techniques of concentration (Dharana) and contemplation (Dhyana) and the philosophy behind these for daily living.


                                                              TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGY


Opening the Lotus – Padmasana – The Lotus posture has multiple variations depending on what internal system one is looking to stimulate and for how long. We will explore this ‘swiss army knife’ of postures systematically.

The King and Queen – Sirasana and Sarvangasana – There is a long list of benefits for these two central activities, however there is also a similar list of contra-indications. We will explore their appropriate application, variations and counter-poses.

Kriyas – Madhya Nauli & The Bandhas – Exploring the techniques associated with activating and moving from the Vital Centre and their appropriate application.

The Pranayamas – Ujjayi Kumbhaka – Kapalabhati – Surya Bhedana Exploring the fundamental stages of a structured and safe breathing practice with the 3 primary techniques used to set up the central channels of Ida & Pingala

The Great Seals – Mahamudra and Mahabhanda – The two primary mudras used to set up the correct internal approach to lifeforce cultivation and clear the energy fields associated with the three base chakras.

Hand Mudras – These gestures work on the nervous system through the energy centres of the hands and correspond to the vital organs.

                                    The Investment: Where, When and how much?



                              Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow Town – Begins March 2019 -WAITLIST ONLY

                                        Ennis Yoga Studio. Ennis, Co. Clare – Begins June 2019

                              Yoga Dublin Studios, Dundrum, Co. Dublin – Begins Sept 2019

               Please email for more details on dates per location


        Ten (10) WEEKENDS – SATURDAY & SUNDAY             9.30am – 12pm   AND       2pm – 4.30pm


                                Tuition: €1620.00 – Deposit of €405.00 secures place

                                                  Three further payments of €405.00



This is not a teacher training however a certificate of completion will be provided to acknowledge continuing education credits for those registered with Yoga Alliance as teachers.

The weekends are spaced out over just under two years as the content shared in each will require a minimum of two-three months consistent application to bear fruit and prepare one for the following material.

There will be no written course work however reading material will be suggested to compliment the experiential practice.

Each weekend will begin to set up the above curriculum in an experiential mode. Meaning all the elements that make up a complete practice will be slowly introduced and integrated as we progress. As this is an organic process the above curriculum is a template only and may diverge beyond the initial outline.

Dates for 2020 will be confirmed by Spring 2019.