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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Expert, Irish Yoga Teacher Training in Dublin and Wicklow

When you’re looking for a Yoga Teacher Training in Ireland, there are so many out there that it can be a challenge to decide which one is right for you. Here, we’ll tell you about some of the specific aspects of our Teacher Training. The training runs twice every year, from October to January and again from February to May. A flexible payment plans is available to spread the cost between the time your application is accepted and the course start date.  Early Bird price is also available (see below).

Our Way With Yoga

If you love yoga and are perhaps already beginning to understand that the practice is ultimately a journey of self-discovery, then a 200-hour  Yoga Teacher Training can be the next step. Maybe you want to teach yoga, or maybe you love what yoga is already doing for you and you want to understand and learn more. But finding the right Yoga Teacher Training course in Ireland, or anywhere in the world, can be a challenge.  There are so many out there, and it can be difficult to understand which one is right for you.  This authentic course is run by extremely experienced teachers for whom yoga is a way of life. The course will deepen your practice and your understanding of yoga, and show you how a personal practice can nurture and support you throughout your life. It will also give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to start out as a teacher. If you’re looking for an extremely authentic, Irish yoga teacher training course, please read on.

A 4-month Completion Date

The timetable is designed to keep you engaged on the course by allowing you to complete your Irish yoga teacher training over a 4-month period, with 5 weekends and one full week of training. Things have changed radically on the yoga landscape because of the current pandemic. We have all adapted to online teaching and learning and there are undoubtedly advantages for students in terms of commuting and time costs. However, the intention is to hold the next course, from October 2021 to January 2022, in person. The only exception to this will be Stu Girling’s anatomy classes and Marianne Jacuzzi’s philosophy classes (both these teachers live outside Ireland). Their classes will be live-streamed, with the teachers present in real-time, interacting with the group (they are not pre-recorded online courses). Recordings of the anatomy and philosophy modules will also be made available for later revision. Only 8 places will be available on the course, to enable a real connection between the group and the teachers and to enhance the learning experience. To encourage students to practise regularly, attendance at all Ríonach’s regular, weekly online yoga classes during the Teacher Training course is included with the course fee.

Expert Tuition

The principal tutor on the course is founder of Greystones Yoga, Ríonach O’Flynn. Ríonach has been practising yoga for over 20 years and is a certified Senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer with Yoga Alliance Professionals. In December 2020, Ríonach passed the reins of Greystones Yoga over to her former student and fellow teacher, Ingrid Jaanisoo, and now teaches her classes, trainings and workshops through www.rionachoflynn.com

Ríonach O’Flynn

Director of Greystones yoga,  Ingrid Jaanisoo is the primary tutor on the Yin Yoga Module. Ingrid has been practising for over ten years and is a certified Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga at Greystones Yoga Studio.

Ingrid Jaanisoo

History & Philosophy of Yoga

Marianne Jacuzzi

Yoga scholar, writer and teacher Marianne Jacuzzi shares her extraordinary knowledge on the Yoga Philosophy module. This is a vast and sometimes complex subject that you could study for a lifetime and more. Marianne’s goal is to give you a solid introduction to the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita (the foundational texts on our course).  You will study Patanjali’s eightfold path called ashtanga, “eight limbs” and explore how the practice and philosophy of yoga can enable us to live a healthier, happier and more purposeful life. 

Yoga Anatomy

Stu Girling

Stu is founder of the popular loveyogaanatomy.com website and youtube channel and teaches yoga anatomy on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has unique expertise in the area of yoga-related anatomy, with a deep understanding of the subject that comes from a 20-year personal yoga practice, a BSc Hons in Health Studies, and many years of sharing his knowledge with yoga students and teachers worldwide. Stu is known for integrating fun and practical experimentation into his teaching and emphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather than getting bogged down in the detail.

Yoga Fundamentals and Asana Teaching Techniques.

One of the main goals of the course will be to help you establish a regular self-practice (if you don’t already have one). You will learn about the importance of a personal practice and how to integrate this into your life. You will learn, through demonstration and extensive practice, how to teach a class up to Navasana in the Primary Series, including backbends and the Finishing Sequence, exploring how and why to modify to accommodate the individual student, whatever their body type or stage of life. You will also study Yin Yoga during a specific module of the course. The principles of observation, alignment, safe and gentle adjustment, communication with and support for your student at all times will be highlighted throughout your training with us.

Meditation & Pranayama

These days, everyone knows that regular meditation practice brings clarity and calm to your life.  Putting it into practice, however, can be easier said than done without the right guidance.  This course will teach you the simple, invaluable techniques that will help you to make meditation part of your daily life.  If you already have a practice, you will be taught how to deepen it. We will practise meditation and pranayama (yoga breathing techniques) every time we meet.   By the end of the course, you will have a profound understanding of how a yoga, meditation and pranayama practice positively impacts your entire being and your daily relationship with the world around you. 

The Ethics & Business of Teaching

You will learn about both the practical and ethical aspects of being an authentic teacher in today’s very busy yoga environment. This module will include:

  • Your presence in the online and physical teaching space – how to develop your teaching presence and make your students feel comfortable and confident in your teaching, whether you are with them in person or teaching online. 
  • The importance of ongoing study to maintain both your personal practice and your teaching standards
  • Ethical guidelines for teachers 
  • The business of Yoga 

Assessment & Graduation

Students will submit a written assignment at the end of the course and will be continually assessed throughout the entire course. Attendance, engagement and teaching skills will be considered. Graduating students will be awarded their 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate, which is internationally recognised through the auspices of Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

What Former Students Say:

‘The yoga teacher training course at Greystones Yoga was fantastic on many levels. Learning about the history and philosophy has given me a much deeper understanding of what yoga is all about, which has brought a new dimension to my own practice. On a practical level the course gave me both the tools and confidence to teach a class which I couldn’t have imagined doing when I first signed up. Ríonach is a wonderful teacher who shared with us her knowledge, experience and passion for yoga which made the course very special. She knows her stuff and is more than happy to share it. I met some lovely people and the views of the sea from the studio made the setting perfect. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a love for yoga and wants to learn more.”
Susan Elliott, Teacher Training Graduate
 
“I enrolled in the course to deepen my own knowledge and understanding of yoga, conscious of the benefits it was already bringing to my life. And it turned out to be everything I had hoped for and so much more! All aspects of the course were really enjoyable, from the teaching practice, to the philosophy, general discussions and anatomy learning. But it was Ríonach in particular, along with the other teachers, that  made this course so special – incredibly knowledgeable, understanding and so caring and supportive of each and every student. We had a fantastic group, all of whom loved this course, and I would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone considering teaching or who just like myself, wants to deepen their own knowledge. It has taught me so much and given me the  confidence and ability to progress (and maybe one day teach others!)”
Jane Baxter,  Teacher Training Graduate
 
“Having been a student of Greystones Yoga studio for a number of years now, when I saw the 200hr  T.T. advertised there was no decision to make. Ríonach and her team of Ingrid Jaanisoo and Marianne Jacuzzi (Philosophy) have constructed a fantastic TT course. Ríonach has created a safe,encouraging and open space that catered for and supported each individual student and student teacher. Her willingness to share her considerable knowledge on all aspects of yoga was a joy to experience and this has given me a solid foundation and the confidence to begin my journey as a yoga teacher. I would advise any student at any level or anyone considering teaching yoga not to miss this opportunity. You will also meet some great people!”
Gerald Monaghan, Teacher Training Graduate
 
“If you are looking for an authentic, grounded, inspiring yoga teacher training then Greystones Yoga is what you need. I signed up to deepen my own practice but got so much more. Ríonach has a passion for Ashtanga and this comes across without ego, her  experience of asana, pranayama, anatomy and philosophy of yoga is real. I always felt in safe hands, encouraged and supported. I ended the training wanting to do it all over again and am grateful to have been given a gift to take with me into my life.”
Priscilla Duffy, Teacher Training Graduate
 
I have been practising yoga for nearly 15 years and for the past 10 years it has been a dream of mine to do a yoga teacher training course. With three young children and working full time, I didn’t think it would be possible for my dream to become a reality. But when I  became aware of this (wonderful) Yoga Teacher Training Course being held in Greystones Yoga Studio, under the expert tutelage of Ríonach along with Marianne and Ingrid, I knew that I could not miss out on the opportunity to learn from such dedicated and knowledgeable yogis! 
It has been a life changing experience for me to complete this course. It has deepened my knowledge and practice so much. I cannot recommend this course highly enough!⭐
Nóra Fulton, Teacher Training Graduate
 
“I found the Greystones Yoga TT  to be an intensive immersion in all aspects of yoga.  A wonderful learning process conducted in a safe , loving place with total support from the teachers and other students in the group.  I feel I have been given so much confidence to continue my own daily practice in addition to the possibility of teaching others.  I feel extremely grateful for every minute and truthfully would have loved to continue for longer.”
Hedda Moore, Teacher Training Graduate
 
“Given the challenges of work/family  health, & life in general, I was a ‘woman on the edge!’!!!  In need of finding another path, a physical edge while cultivating a calm acceptance of self and spirit. Having an appreciation of Ashtanga yoga,  I had thought of going back to it, but didn’t quite know how or even if I could do it. Until an email from GYS popped up, announcing a teacher training course.The rest is history… It became a reality under the wonderful tuition of Ríonach O’Flynn and Ingrid Jaanisoo, whose transformative teachings of ashtanga vinyasa yoga brought about a life-changing experience and practice, complimented by Marianne Jacuzzi’s historical and philosophical teachings. I can honestly say I haven’t looked back and whether you want to teach or not, if you have a genuine interest in Ashtanga yoga this course is a must. Transformative!!”
Debs Nicholson, Graduate
Certified Yoga Trainer

How To Apply 

The next course will run from October 2021 to January 2022. This course is now full (waiting list only in case of cancellations).  Applications are open now for the February to May 2022 course. Places (8 only) fill quickly so early application is advised.

October 2021 – January 2022 course dates:

October 8 – 10
October 25 – 30 (Bank holiday Monday to Saturday)
November 19 – 21 
December 10 – 12
January 14 – 16
January 28 – 20

February to May 2022 course dates:

February 11 – 13
March 11 – 13
April 8 – 10
April 18 – 23 (includes bank holiday Monday)
May 6 – 8

5 weekends, from Friday afternoon to Sunday 5 pm, and one full week (includes a bank holiday). 

This is an extremely authentic Irish teacher training course featuring an international panel of teachers. To be considered for the course, you must be practising yoga for at least two years. This does not have to be Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, though this style is the foundation of the course.

Fees

The full 200-hour training fee is €2,500, which includes complimentary attendance at all online classes between payment of deposit and end of the course.  Early Bird price, €2,300, is available until November 30th, 2021. Your non-refundable deposit of €500 is due upon acceptance of your application. The full fee is due by January 14th, 2022.  A flexible payment plan to arrange full payment by January 14th is available after your deposit is paid. Please email hello@rionachoflynn.com with any queries.

Your non-refundable course fee includes:

  • All tuition during 200 hours
  • Manual for Teacher Training Course
  • Attendance at all weekly online classes during the course

Your course fee does not include:

  • Additional Reading List (4 essential texts, further optional reading)
  • Your membership or insurance with Yoga Alliance Professionals (required if you want to teach)
  • A non-refundable deposit of €500 secures your place. 

Download an Application Form and please scan and return to hello@rionachoflynn.com 

If your application is accepted, your €500 non-refundable deposit will confirm your place. Once your deposit is received, you’ll receive more information about the course, including a full syllabus and timetable and some initial study to get started on before we meet for our first weekend of training.

If you have any questions in the meantime about your studies or the training course, you can contact Ríonach O’Flynn, Director of Teacher Training at hello@rionachoflynn.com

Terms & Conditions for Teacher Training

Vaccinated students only. Deposit and further fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, except in the case of cancellation by Ríonach Yoga, in which case full refunds will be made. Students must complete all modules of the course (either online or in-person) to be awarded a certificate from Yoga Alliance Professionals.