Expert, Irish Yoga Teacher Training in Dublin and Wicklow
Are you 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 March to June.
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, although the 2021 YTT was online, the intention is to hold most of the next course, from October 2021 to January 2022, in person, in Ríonach’s studio in Delgany, County Wicklow. 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.
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.
Internationally renowned yoga anatomy teacher Stu Girling teaches the anatomy module on our Teacher Training course. Stu is founder of the popular loveyogaanatomy.com website and youtube channel and teaches yoga related 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.
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How To Apply
To be considered for this Yoga Teacher Training course, you must be practising yoga for at least two years. This does not have to be Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, though you need to understand that this style of yoga is the foundation of the course.
You can download the Application Form here. Please complete and scan it to firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll be in touch within 7 days of receipt of your form. If your application is accepted, you’ll need to pay your €500 non-refundable deposit to confirm your place. Once your deposit is received, you’ll receive more information about the course, including a timetable, course manual and book list.
If you have any questions, you can contact Ríonach O’Flynn, Director of Teacher Training at email@example.com
The full 200-hour training fee is €2,500. Your deposit of €500 is due upon acceptance of your application. Flexible payment plan is available to pay full fee by final payment deadline of Friday, 10 September (after payment of deposit). To encourage regular practice, complimentary attendance at all live-streamed classes at www.rionachoflynn.com is included for the duration of the course. 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
- Attendance at all classes at www.rionachoflynn.com for the duration of 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)
October 2021 – January 2022. See dates below:
5 weekends, from Friday pm to Sunday and one full week over the October school holidays.
October 8 – 10
October 25 – 30 (Bank Holiday Monday to Saturday)
November 19 – 21
December 10 – 12
January 14 – 16
January 28 – 30