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Sati yoga teacher training
A modular yoga teacher training program leading to a 200 or a 500 hours certification with the Independent Yoga Network starting in 2016. This training program explores the connections between the mindfulness and concentration practices of Buddhism and the practices of classical and contemporary yoga. and covers asana, pranayama, kriya, bandha, mindfulness meditation, yoga & Buddhist philosophy, anatomy & physiology and teaching technique and practice.
This program is opened to serious students with at least two years of regular home practice in any style of yoga or meditation and a commitment to improve and broaden this practice with a view to teach others.
It consists of a number of residential modules, with home practice, study, reading and writing assignments and regular online meetings in between. The modules are run regularly and can be attended at any time that suits, with a time limit of five years between the first and the last module. See or ring 087.2621832 for more details

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Courses
Two-year teacher training courses leading to a Introductory Teaching Certificate (internationally recognised Iyengar qualification) are regularly run in Dublin. It is necessary to have attended regular classes with an Iyengar Yoga teacher for three years to be eligible for Teacher Training. For an application form and further details please contact 
Aisling Guirke ([email protected] / 087 2891664) or Margaret at the Iyengar yoga centre of North Dublin ([email protected]  / 086 803 1885)

Absolute Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses AYTTC
This 100hr/year training and immersion into Classical Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga traditions will take place in Mount St.Annes Retreat Centre in Co.Laois. It will entail a weekend of yoga practice and study every two months, giving enough time for self-practice, review and Q&A between modules. There will be a total of 6 weekends for each 100hr of training.
The full programme will be over 5 years with each year being a complete and certifiable stage leading to a 500Hour Yoga Alliance Cert & Absolute Yoga Teacher Cert.
Enquiries and applications to [email protected] 086 8111070.

The Irish Yoga Association
The IYA Teacher Training Course is a four year part-time course (over 600 hours) that
seeks to provide the opportunity to test the main philosophical premises, increasing awareness in all aspects of the individual so that Yoga can become a practical way of life rather than a practice to induce a state of mind that temporarily eases unwanted states of mind. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge, skill and attitude to teach Yoga. Course participants are encouraged to teach after 2 years whilst having the support of their peers and Tutors.  The Course is fully comprehensive in that it deals with the physical, emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual aspects of Yoga in recognition of Yoga as a tool for self development.  Participants work continuously with two full-time Tutors over the four years, together with visiting guest Tutors.  The Course includes Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Mudra, Bandha, Meditation, Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology, First Aid, Teaching Practice, Class Planning, Yoga for Children, Yoga in Pregnancy and Yoga in the field of Mental Health. The training explores classical and contemporary methods, in keeping with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Hathayogapradipika.
The Course aims to produce Yoga teachers who embody the principles of  Yoga philosophy in their lives and in their teaching.
The Course is accredited by the European Union of Yoga, enabling diploma holders to teach throughout Europe.

The IYA also offers a POST-GRAD COURSE comprising six weekends and a residential week.
This course focuses on enhancing and deepening personal practice as well as exploring various styles of teaching and delivery skills through experiential learning. This course is open to those who hold a valid Yoga Teaching Diploma (equivalent to a minimum of 200 hours training) and who meet the standard of assessment day and interview.

For more comprehensive information or application forms see website or email [email protected] 

Ashtanga Yoga Dublin Teacher Training Courses
The Yoga Alliance UK accredited RYT 200 is a thoroughly practical training in all aspects of Yoga, providing a foundation training in Yoga  History, Philosophy, Chanting, Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, Anatomy and Lifestyle & Nutrition, Teaching skills, including asana techniques,  modificatons, benefits and precautions, adjustment techniques and variations. The training will take place over 4 x 5-day blocks of 40 hours each. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice and the course is suitable for those wishing to teach Hatha or Ashtanga Yoga. The Course will be taught by David Collins and Paula Herbert, both of whom are SYT's and authorised by Manju Pattabhi Jois to teach Ashtanga Yoga. 
See for dates and  details.
Ashtanga yoga Dublin also offers a  RYT 500 Training by Apprenticeship. This is limited to 5 students per year  and as the name suggests, the Trainee will be apprenticed to the Course  Directors over the course of the year, teaching alongside them at least 50 classes. Training in Philosophy, Chanting, Personal Practice of  Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Subtle Anatomy continues also. See for dates and  details.
Ashtanga yoga Dublin also offers  The Heart of Yoga: 8 weekend intensive course covers all aspects of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, including postures, pranayama, meditation, philosophy. Emphasis is on personal development and deeping practice. See for dates and details.

All details can be found on or by calling David on 087 2376383.

The Yoga Room, Dublin
200hour and 500hour Certified Teacher Training Programmes accredited by Yoga Alliance.
New 500-Hour Advanced Level training commencing September 2012. Open to those of who have completed an approved 200-hour course. Consists of 300hours of additional advance studies in a modular format that allows for deep study and personal immersion. Next 200-Hour training commences September 2012.
Learn the complete yogic path and the knowledge, skills and confidence to share the gift of yoga creatively, mindfully and compassionately.
For further details see, email [email protected], or phone 01 2196666

KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course*
In Cork city & also in Mayo from January 2014
The Level 1 Aquarian Teacher Training program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a 220 hour course recognised by the Yoga Alliance.  The course runs monthly from February through October. The modules are held over eight intensive weekends, including one long bank holiday weekend.. The modules are held over eight intensive weekends, including two long bank holiday weekends. The four trainers teaching the courses are Sada Sat Kaur, Sada Sat Singh, Jai Kartar Kaur and Guru Sahai Kaur. They collectively offer their students more than 115 years of experience in the practice and lifestyle of Kundalini Yoga. The comprehensive course curriculum includes Pranayama, Postures, Bhanda, History of Yoga, Yogic Philosophy, Yogic Lifestyle & Diet, Meditation, Mantra, and Western & Yogic Anatomy. The teacher training program not only provides students with the tools needed to become fully qualified Kundalini yoga teachers. It can also be a launching pad for one’s transformational and spiritual journey. Trainers Guru Sahai Kaur and Jai Kartar Kaur live in Ireland and can easily offer student teachers ongoing support. The programs are held at the Well Within Yoga & Wellness Centre in Cork OR the Mayo program is held in the Flourish Centre in Westport, Co. Mayo. Residential and non-residential options are available. The Well Within also offers
Level 2 teacher training. The five modules of Level 2 combined with Level 1 training, comprises a 500 hour Certified Teacher Training Program
accredited by Yoga Alliance. Visit or contact Jai Kartar Kaur for more details at 087 333 9642.

Kundalini yoga teacher training course in Dublin
Comprehensive 220 hour course in Kundalini Yoga as thaught by Yogi Bhajan. Comprising of 180 classroom hours and 40 hours of home study This course is accredited by KRI and starts on May 2nd 2014. Learn the Ancient Science of Kundalini Yoga. Challenge yourself. Confront self-imposed limits. Touch your soul. Experience your highest, purest consciousness. Gain the knowledge & confidence to build a more peaceful and creative life.
Cost of the course is 2250 euro, For more information please call Linda on 0863240140 / [email protected]

Ard Nahoo
Comprehensive 200hr teacher training with Noeleen Tyrrell at Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat in Co. Leitrim. Part time course taking place over 10 weekends, with one 5 day intensive residential. Course is Yoga Alliance certified. Drawing inspiration from Iyengar, Anusara and Vinyasa styles, this Hatha yoga course will give students the skills to teach in a confident, safe and life enhancing way. See or ring 071 91 34939  

The Elbowroom, Dublin
Run a 250 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Course. This course is suitable for experienced yogis (min 2 years practice) wishing to further their practice and develop teaching skills, as well as for practitioners that simply wish to deepen their level of understanding and practice of yoga.  For information email [email protected], Tel +353 1 6779859 or see

Pre & Post Natal Teacher Training
The Elbowroom also offers a teacher training module for those wishing to teach yoga for the perinatal period. The modules include, yoga for pregnancy empowering birth through yoga, Teaching partner workshops and post natal yoga. See, email [email protected] or call 01 6779859

Yoga Sacred Space, teacher training course
200 hour yoga alliance vinyasa flowing style training, meeting for one weekend per month June 2015 - May 2016, with Teresa at theyoga sacred space studio. Contact Theresa 087 987 8424 or see for course content /info /contact/ download application.

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