Yoga Teacher Training Ireland
Cead Mile Fáilte
Yoga Teacher Training Ireland
fáilte go hÉirinn ~ Welcome to Ireland! We invite you to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Yoga Teacher Training Ireland at the glorious Cliffs of Moher Retreat naturally nestled amongst the amazing Cliffs of Moher!
Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Teacher Training Ireland program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.
Yoga Teacher Training Ireland | Program Guide
Location | The Cliffs of Moher Retreat Centre
Our Yoga Teacher Training Ireland takes place at the stunning Cliffs of Moher Retreat Center.
The Cliffs of Moher Retreat is purpose designed, zen retreat venue set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful countryside of Co.Clare, Ireland. Located on the west coast of Ireland and Europe at the mid-point of The Wild Atlantic Way, along the Ireland’s western coast. The stunning setting will inspire your soul!
Cead Mile Fáilte ~ 100,000 Welcomes
Your Ireland Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.
Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.
Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!
“On Day 1 of the Ireland Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”
Students must be on-site by 4:00pm. Please ensure that your flight arrives with ample time for land transport. The travel time from Shannon Airport to the Centre is approximately 1 Hour. The travel time from Dublin Airport is approximately 4 hours.
Students often opt to arrive a night earlier, or take an overnight flight to ensure they are in Ireland with ample time to spare.
Unfortunately, there is no option to arrive at the Centre until arrival day, and not until 3pm.
Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy
The Program Fees listed below are the total fees you will be committing to, should you join us for the Yoga Teacher Training Ireland.
$125 US Dollars
$4,800 US Dollars
Program Fees Include: double|shared accommodation with shared bath, meals, program tuition, program manual, asana manual, journal, tote bag, certificate & documentation administration for graduation (due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option) (Textbooks are purchased directly by the Students as Ebooks or Printed Books)
$1,800 US Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email
$3,000 US Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of program (processed to credit card on file)
* airfare & land transport are not included in Fees
* all Fees are INCLUSIVE of Tax
* all Fees are QUOTED in US Dollars Convert Your Currency
Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours. We don’t believe in “fine print”!
“What will the Yoga Teacher Training Ireland cost?”
The additional expense you will incur will be for Airfare. If you are arriving by another means of transport (example: driving), you will also incur the expense related to that.
You will also incur the cost of purchasing your Textbooks (printed or ebooks) 8 weeks before the program start ~ this investment is approximately $100 USD.
“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”
This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Yoga Teacher Training Ireland.
“Why do you request a Deposit?”
The Deposit requested is a payment that is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once the Deposit is received, and long before the full fees are paid, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program. A student who has committed their intention to the program, deserves our commitment in return.
Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT
Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements
Pre-Program Requirements (Homework)
Number of Students Per Session
Your Yoga Yoga Teacher Training Ireland program will be capped at 18 Students!
It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, engaging and holistic experience.
Your Ireland Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.
View the Unique Benefits of our programming.
Are you Ready for an Intensive?
When considering our Intensive Immersion program it is really important to ask yourself ~ Am I Ready for the Intensity? We want to ensure that Students are prepared.
This program is living, eating, practicing, learning and breathing Yoga from the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave.
You have to be prepared mentally and physically as the days are long and a well-rested evening is important. Even though we share this with all Students in advance, sometimes Students can be overwhelmed by the amount of learning and focus that is required. It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.
If you read Reviews of graduates, you will sense a consistent theme… “So much learning, so much community, great Teachers, so wonderful… but be ready.” Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best Yoga Teacher you can be. While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site. Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.
Meet Your Teachers
Your Ireland Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!
Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.
Laundry is not available ~ please ensure you consider this when packing.
YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.
No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.
At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.
It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.
The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List. Please Review.
Your entire day of programming contributes to your hours for the Training. The meals that are in Silence specifically contribute to your meditation practice and the hours we allot.
It is part of your programming to understand how Silence “Speaks”. It is one of the most challenging , yet most rewarding things one can learn. Silence as a Teaching Tool is a key component of our program.
Unfortunately, no. This Venue has turn around days for cleaning between groups. You can stay in the local town nearby if you opt to arrive early.
FOR 200 HOUR PROGRAMS ONLY ~ 8 weeks prior to your program, we will send you details on Homework that must be completed. This will include reading, review of videos and attending 4 public classes.
These are part of your curriculum hours and are mandatory ~ at the end of each assignment we will ask you to verify completion via our on-line tool.
We expect that the average Student will take 15-20 hours to complete the 3 items: Reading, Viewing Videos, Attending 4 Classes. If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to complete all items before the start of the program, these will need to be completed post-program and before official Certificates are issued.
Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.
We address this in Orientation, so that our Intention is clear and Students understand how important each moment of the program is. Here is what we share:
In 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 180 Hours must be contact hours ~ where you have access to 1 or both Lead Teachers.
Every hour you are in programming, starting on Day 1 and with the exception of lunch and dinner, is allocated to this total.
Silent meals are inclusive in your hours as they are teaching periods. During meals that are not silent, but require Karma Service, the time is also accounted for. This also applies if Karma Service happens outside of meal times.
Yoga is about an entire experience. How you carry yourself at ALL times, from the time you arrive in the Practice Studio in the morning until the final session of the evening, is part of the entire experience of Yoga and every one of its elements.
Focus on the present, every hour of every day. Let everything else go and be fully immersed. We ask that during this program you Live Your Yoga and that is much more than simply learning postures.
Additional non-contact hours are part of your pre-program requirements before you start the program. These are in addition to the 180 and are also accounted for and why they must be successfully completed.
Students come to our programs from every corner of the Globe. The shipment of everyone’s Textbooks can be a large, logistical challenge. We have done this in the past and found that there were numerous issues in doing so.
It is best that Student’s purchase the Textbooks and bring them along to the program (we do not charge Student’s for these in our fees) ~ this simply works best.
In the rare instance that a Student is in an extremely remote geographical area and cannot receive or place their own order for delivery, we will work with the Student to ensure they have everything they need. This will be at a cost of $200 USD.
Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.
We want to ensure that students are prepared for the intensity of the program. It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.
Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best yoga teacher you can be.
While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.
Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.
All Program Fees are QUOTED in US Dollars. The Canadian Equivalency of the US Dollar amount quoted is processed to your Credit Card.
On your email receipt you will see exactly what the US Dollar amount is and what the actual Canadian amount processed was.
Why do we do this? Our Venues all charge un US Dollars, and by quoting US Dollars for our Program Fees, it ensures that the correct cost is applied for each program. The conversion should not affect you, as the end result will be the same. You will simply see it processed as Canadian Dollars for the equivalent amount of the US Dollar Charge.
- John is ready to process his $1,800 USD Deposit for a 200 Hour Program
- Yogacara we will convert that to Canadian Dollars based on the day of processing exchange rate (for this example let’s assume the conversion today is equal to $2,105.25 Canadian Dollars)
- Yogacara will process the payment of $2,105.25 Canadian Dollars to John’s Credit Card (John will have received notice that this will happen in advance)
- Once processed, John will automatically receive an email receipt indicating the US Dollar amount of $1,800 and the detail of the receipt will clearly show that $2,105.25 Canadian was charged
- John’s Credit Card provider will make the adjustment accordingly
- John will have paid $1,800 USD in Canadian Dollars
EReaders and Viewing Tablets are welcome in the space for the sole purpose of viewing your ETextbooks. Phones are NOT acceptable viewing devices as they are far too small for images and general reading.
No data should be active on these devices while in the Yoga Classroom. This is the only exception regarding Electronic Devices.
Each Student and Teacher is responsible for the washing their own dishes after each meal. The Kitchen Volunteers truly appreciate this assistance during your stay.
Some students will see a small charge to their Credit Card, and wonder why.
This charge is directly related to your Credit Card provider. This charge is something that only some Credit Card providers will issue when you pay for something in a foreign currency (a currency other than what your Credit Card is in), or a foreign company processes a charge. Please contact your provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Yogacara has no control over this fee, nor do we ask the provider to charge it.
Yes, all venues serve a vegetarian menu.
The only exception is Kalani (Hawaii) which also serves meat as an option (they are buffet style). If you are not a vegetarian normally, we suggest you bring along protein bars etc., to fill any void. The menus tend to allow for ample protein, but it can be a drastic change for those who are accustomed to meat daily.
It is optional. This venue does provide mats on-site, and it is based on your personal preference if you would like to bring your own or not. You are welcome to use one from the venue.
This venue does not allow for early arrival on-site, on Day 1. Check-In time is 4:15pm, so please ensure you arrive no earlier than 4pm as they may ask you to leave. Often groups will be departing, so it can be a bit hectic with too many people on-site.
The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.
At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.
We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.
We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.
We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival. Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly.
Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.
The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.
When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.
Join us any time of the year and you will be amazed! The Centre is completely winterized to ensure comfort.
All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.
We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.
If your venue is a dormitory style arrangement, this can be a larger challenge. Come prepared with earplugs, eye patches etc.
Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.
Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.
During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use. There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along. When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present! 🙂
We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.
Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.
No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!
No. The pricing you see is already inclusive of all tax.
Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.
Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.
Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.
Yes! Our Program Fees are posted by Destination and include EVERYTHING LISTED on every each page, under the tab Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy.
Taxes are INCLUSIVE in all of our pricing.
Outside of transportation, the only additional items Students will have to purchase and invest in are the Textbooks for the program. The cost is approximately $100 USD. Please visit our Need To Know section to see the what current Textbook listing includes. We make this clear on every Destination’s page so Students understand their full financial commitment.
Please do NOT purchase any items before we issue the official notice 8 weeks before the start of your program.
Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT
All prices QUOTED in US Dollars.
Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency. Your email receipts will indicate the Canadian Dollar equivalent of the charge.
Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date the transaction is processed.
All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.
If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.
Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.
When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes. Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.
Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our programs. For 300 Hour Advanced Programming, you will need to have completed your 200 Hour programming first.
If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!
Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!
Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).
No. When payments are made, we will automatically email you an official receipt. However, you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year ~ our programming does not fulfill the criteria for T2202.
Please retain all email copies of receipts your receive.
The official payment receipts we provide can be used for income tax purposes against Yoga Teaching income earned.
Please discuss this further with your accountant or tax provider as every Country allows for different self-employment allowances.
We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.
Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas. If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.
NOTE: Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities. Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.
All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!
Getting to your Teacher Training is not complicated, but it requires some organization. All Students are expected to be on site by 4pm on Day 1, and all Students depart the Centre after Breakfast on Day 16.
Depending on where you are travelling from, you have a 2 airport arrival options ~ Dublin & Shannon. Because every Student has a different arrival point, we do not provide suggested flight arrival times.
What you need to consider before you book a flight, is how long the land transport will take from the airport you arrive into, to the Centre. The closest airport is Shannon, but many of you may find arriving in Dublin is more convenient, and more affordable. However, Dublin is much farther away than Shannon from the Centre ~ an additional 3 Hours in land transport.
Please review the logistical elements page from the Centre. Once we are within 8 weeks of the program we will ask you to confirm all your flight details. When considering flight options, please ensure you allow ample time for land travel back to the airport. Unfortunately, Students cannot arrive at the Centre prior to 3pm of Day 1, as Staff begins check-in at 3pm. No early arrivals, or earlier stays are accommodated, as this is not a Centre that is open to the public. Please DO NOT book flights for your Ireland Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.
Ready To Apply?
When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for Yoga Teacher Training Ireland, please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Apply On-Line
STEP 2: Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)
STEP 3: Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance
Ready to Apply? Apply for Your Yoga Teacher Training Ireland
Yoga Teacher Training Ireland | Practical Matters
Now that you have reviewed the administrative details, here is some specific information on practical matters when travelling for your Yoga Teacher Training Ireland. What To Bring When you travel for your Yoga Teacher Training Ireland, pack smart!
Ireland Packing List
* laundry service is NOT available at this site, so please come prepared
* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)
* yoga mat
* power adapter as needed
* good walking shoes | sandals | socks
* small, thin blanket for meditation
* swimsuit (but the only swimming option is the very cold ATLANTIC OCEAN ~ this is optional)
* sleeping eye patch
* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)
* rain jacket ~ ideally waterproof (just in case)
* sunscreen & sun hat
* alarm clock
* copy of travel insurance (optional ~ if you choose to purchase insurance)
* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)
* heavier coat for colder evenings
* long sleeve shirts for evenings | short sleeve for day-time
* long & short pants
* money (Euros) | ATM is NOT easily accessible
* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)
* travel first aid kit
* 3 – 4 sweatshirts
* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)
* course materials you have ordered
* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time
* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)
* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)
* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)
Tipping | Gratuity
Amazing, Mystical Ireland
One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher rise to a height of 203 metres. They are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. Where access is permitted, there’s a protecting wall. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay.
The Cliffs of Moher are just the beginning ~ Ireland welcomes you to something wondrous! View the amazing gallery from the Retreat Center.
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July 8 – 23, 2017
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