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 200-hour yoga teacher training over a 4-month period, with 5 weekends and one full week of training. The course is held twice yearly, from October to January and from February to May. The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course is held in person in the studio, to enable a real connection between the group and the teachers and enhance the learning experience. The only exception to this will be Marianne Jacuzzi’s philosophy classes, which will be live-streamed, with Marianne (who is based in Italy) present in real-time, interacting with the group. Recordings will also be made available of these modules for later revision. Only 8 places are available on the Irish Yoga Teacher Training course.
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
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.
History & Philosophy of Yoga
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.
Practising yoga since 1989 and expert in anatomy and kinesiology (the study of movement and musculoskeletal anatomy), David is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the human body. He delivers this complex and sometimes frustrating topic in a way that is very accessible and understandable to yoga practitioners and teachers worldwide.
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.
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How To Apply
The next course will run from October 2022 to January 2023. Applications are open now. Places (8 only) fill quickly so early application is advised.
The current February to May 2022 course is full and in progress:
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.
The full 200-hour training fee is €2,500
Your non-refundable deposit of €500 is due upon acceptance of your application. The full fee is due by January 14th, 2022. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Your non-refundable course fee includes:
- All tuition during 200 hours
- Manual for Teacher Training 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.
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 email@example.com
Terms & Conditions for Teacher Training
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.