January - December 2024

Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Ireland

Unlock the next phase of your yoga journey and find inspiration in your yoga teaching.

Nourish your practice and elevate your yoga teaching.

Your yoga practice is sacred. This is your invitation to revisit and refine it. On this yoga instructor course, you can expect self-study, exploration, and support—that you can share with your students (and the world).

This 300 hour yoga teacher training course in Ireland will help you:

Perfect duet

The collaborative energy between your facilitators, Paula and Jennilee, is something really special. Each instructor brings a wealth of lived experiences, knowledge, and an impassioned spirit to this 300 hour yoga teacher training course. Expect personalised advice and recommendations on yoga teaching, running a successful yoga studio, and deepening your practice.

Reconnect

Take time to listen to your own inner voice and remember why your yoga practice brings you joy. Our advanced yoga instructor training adds further layers to your practice helping you to provide a more meaningful experience to your own students.

Yoga Instructor Training Highlights

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Find your tribe

300 hours of yoga teacher training provides plenty of time to make forever friends and hold space for deep, meaningful conversations. At Durga Yoga Ireland, we foster a collaborative, supportive atmosphere on our yoga teacher courses. Share, discover, and access further training materials via our online platform.

Guided meditation

Discover different meditation techniques designed to strengthen and support your practice. We believe journeying towards inner harmony and healing is essential. Our yoga instructor course guides you on this journey and empowers you to do the same for others

Highlights

Perfect duet

The collaborative energy between your facilitators, Paula and Jennilee, is something really special.

Find your tribe

Make forever friends and hold space for deep, meaningful conversations.

Reconnect

Take time to listen to your own inner voice and remember why your yoga practice brings you joy.

Guided meditation

Discover different meditation techniques designed to strengthen and support your practice.

Meet your intstuctors

Paula Mitten

Paula Mitten is an internationally recognised yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer. She’s the creator of Durga Yoga Ireland and Yoga Teachers Masterclass. Paula is a teacher of teachers, teaching yoga for 18 years and facilitating yoga teacher training since 2011.

Paula's passion is encouraging self exploration and inner belief in her students and is committed to building a yoga community of support, connection and generosity.

When she's not running this 300 hour yoga teacher training course you will find Paula dancing in her kitchen to 90's old school music, or at the stables with the horses. In the stillness of the morning, before the rest of the world wakes, Paula enjoys sitting leisurely over a pot of fresh organic coffee and taking some quiet time to think. 

Paula's first experience with yoga was while working as a costume designer in film and television. She found pranayama as a way to destress, and cope with anxiety and overwhelm.

She went on to take over 1,000 hours in Yoga Teacher Training, as well as training in Sports Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Business and Marketing, Leadership and Transformation Skills.

Paula’s spiritual journey is never finished, and she considers herself a dedicated student for life. 

Jennilee Toner

Jennilee Toner is a student and teacher of yoga and human anatomy. Her story (so far) includes: practicing hatha and vinyasa yoga since 1996, teaching both disciplines since 2003, teaching experiential anatomy to yoga teachers in training—internationally—since 2010, as well as facilitating her own Hot Warrior Yoga and Inner Sanctum Yoga teacher training programmes since 2012 and 2016 respectively. She now, of course, co-teaches 300 hour yoga teacher training online along with other classes at Durga Yoga Ireland.But that’s not all… she also wrote a book called The Perfect Chaturanga: A Comprehensive Guide to the Human Body Through the Practice of Vinyasa Yoga. Her yoga journey began in 1996, while working as a deputy sheriff and training as a medic, military policewoman, and drill sergeant for the U.S. Army. In the wake of the sudden death of her mother, she found herself wanting to make a change and be a more kind and compassionate person. Enter yoga. For the first time, she became aware of how everything’s connected, and has been a lover and practitioner of yoga ever since!

About our 300 hour yoga teacher training

What does 300 hours of yoga teacher training in Ireland entail? 

Our classes are divided into carefully-chosen, themed modules delivered in live online classes. The yoga teacher course will take place over nine weekends to give you in-depth insights on how to take your yoga teaching to the next level.

 With access to our online membership platform, you’ll also have the opportunity for self-study, specialisation, and personal exploration throughout your yoga instructor training

Module 1 - Advanced Sequencing, Theming, and Layering (12th - 14th January 2024)

The foundation to offering great classes is knowing the rules of how to plan an intelligent, creative, and safe yoga lesson. We’ll begin with the basics: You’ll learn how to use anatomical knowledge to teach your students the traditional poses and make them functional for everybody. We’ll show you how to use language and cueing techniques to take your students inwards; encouraging exploration in the pose and empowering them to know how and when to adapt the pose for their unique needs. We’ll look at the skill of adding layers and themes to your classes to give your students a much deeper experience, and explore how to put everything you’ve learned together into one class to transform your teaching and take your students’ minds and bodies to the next level.

Module 2 - Anatomy and Injury Prevention (9th - 11th February 2024)

We’ll explore anatomy and how it affects your yoga practice, as well as how an understanding of anatomy is essential in the prevention of injury and guaranteeing a lifelong practice for you and your students. We’ll look at common yoga injuries, the causes of them, and how we can work to keep our students safe.

Module 3 - Creating Workshops and Retreats (8th - 10th March 2024)

Learn the many different elements that go into creating well-rounded and unique workshop and retreat experiences. Work on planning the classes, as well as what it takes to create an experience for your students and leave a lasting impression. You’ll learn the steps to take to promote and enroll your students into your workshops and retreats, as well as the practicalities of putting it all together.

Module 4 - Fascia and Habitual Patterns (12th - 14th April 2024)

Fascia is connective tissue that, among other qualities, glues everything in the human body together. Thomas Myers introduced the concepts of planes (or meridians or lines) of fascia in his 2001 book, Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists. In this module, you’ll learn how to work with the fascia in your yoga practice and introduce this learning into your classes, workshops, and retreats. We’ll also look at habitual life patterns, what functional movement means, some common areas of movement loss or reduction, and how yoga can help assess and restore movement.

Module 5 - Teaching Private Classes (10th - 12th May 2024)

A private yoga class should be a unique experience and feel very different from a group lesson. It should provide convenience and accelerate results, allowing you as the teacher to observe your student in great detail and work very closely with them. This module will dive into what a student needs from a private yoga class and how you can provide that for them. We’ll incorporate everything you've learned in modules 2-5 and explore how you can use everything to work privately with your students.

Module 6 - Ancient Yogic Texts (21st - 23rd June 2024)

Dive deep into the ancient yogic texts, including: Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Module 7 - Advanced Business of Yoga (27th - 29th September 2024)

You’ve learned the basics about setting up as a yoga teacher, now dive into the exact processes to having fully booked classes, standing out from the yoga crowd, and being seen as an expert in your field.

Module 8 - Exploring Ancient Healing Traditions (18th - 20th October 2024)

Explore ancient healing traditions, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Module 8 - Advanced Hands-On Assisting with Impeccable Cues (15th -17th November 2024)

Advanced Assisting through impeccable cueing. With dramatic changes in the way we are now teaching hands on assisting is no longer appropriate! Gain the skills to support students from the basics to even the most advanced poses, such as deep backbends, drop-backs, inversions, and arm balances. Explore the skill of impeccable cueing to support the individual and encourage growing trust in their own abilities. 

At your request, modules can be taken separately. To receive your 300 hour yoga teacher training certificate, all 9 modules must be completed within 2 years of starting the programme.
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Yoga teacher course requirements

At Durga Yoga Ireland, we’re more interested in your passion for teaching and commitment to the practice than anything else. We welcome all humans of varying body types and flexibility levels on our online yoga teacher training courses. But as this is a more advanced yoga instructor course, we ask that you come with some experience.

Our 300 hour yoga teacher training online is meant for you if…

The Durga Style of Yoga

You’ll be trained in the vinyasa tradition during your 300-hour yoga training —a modern style of yoga that teaches us that the transitions between poses are just as important as the poses themselves.

Online Yoga Teacher Training

 We deliver 300 hours of yoga teacher training via 100% live online sessions in our online yoga studio. This means you get the benefit of being in the same space AND you can join from anywhere in the world

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Stories From Our Ireland Yoga Instructor Course Graduates

Our graduates have gone on to own and teach at some of the best yoga studios in the world. See what our graduates are saying…

Marie Purcell Flynn

Co-owner of Breath Yoga & Pilates Studio

Paula is a fabulous teacher. She really knows how to get the best out of her students.

Antoinette Larkin

Owner of Healing Touch Holistic Centre

Paula's energy is contagious she is giving tools for life to every student. Highly recommended.

Jane Fagan

Co-owner of Hot Yoga Dublin

Most wonderful experience ever doing my teachers training here a gift.

Mary Gardinar

Owner of Shiva Yoga studio

Before I started my yoga teacher training, I researched many different options and yoga schools. I decided on training with Paula Mitten due to many highly spoken recommendations. To say the course was life changing is cliched but also true. I knew from the beginning that the course was intense, and this intensity hooked me straight from the word go. It was clear from the beginning that it was a serious course and that the teachers really wanted us to leave feeling confident in our ability to teach yoga. The broad range of topics covered including philosophy, anatomy, Sanskrit, assisting, business and so much more left me with the literature, resources and confidence to start my teaching journey straight away. Beginning each morning with silent meditation was a struggle to begin with, however I quickly developed my focus and have continued this practice when possible. I loved the intensity of our morning practices and could feel my body get stronger day by day. I really feel my teacher training allowed me to develop both spiritually and physically. Since finishing my teacher training, I delved straight into the world of teaching. I'll began teaching small classes in the local hall and have since opened my own studio where I offer a broad range of various classes on a weekly basis. Over a year after completing my initial teacher training, I feel like I can go back to Paula with any questions or queries and I have, confidence in the knowledge that she will continue to support, encourage and inspire. I genuinely feel confident, fully equipped and inspired as a yoga teacher as a result of my teacher training with Paula.

Aparna Shukla

Midwife and Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher at Shubh Connections

Paula's Yoga Teacher Training is perfect combination of ancient knowledge of yoga with Sanskrit and modern scientific ..... This training provides strong basic foundation for any trainee to get out and teach with confidence.

Sinead McNulty

CEO of the Camogie Association and Owner of Eriu Yoga Sport & Wellness Training

Thank you so much to Paula! I’ve just completed the yoga teacher training in Durga Maynooth. It has been absolutely unbelievable, I started thinking it was just going to develop my personal practice but I’m leaving really as a confident teacher being able to go out and bring safe yoga to everybody.

Lenka Valinhas

A life changing experience! I just finished the yoga teacher training . . . . and it was just an incredible and life changing experience. We were thought by our amazing teacher, Paula . . .If anyone would like to embark on a yoga teacher training journey I can’t highly recommend enough!

Abaigeal Warfield

Creator of Dragonfly Yoga Ireland

I have learned so much at Durga, from Paula and the other wonderful teachers. I always look forward to the next time I can get on the mat there.

Jen McAuely

Owner of Jen McAuley Yoga

Paula is such a fantastic teacher - the best I’ve ever been to! She is one of those teachers you want to keep going back to.

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Your Investment For 300 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training

To give each trainee the love and attention they deserve, space on the yoga teacher course is limited. Act now to avoid disappointment.

About Durga Yoga Ireland

Durga is a Hindu goddess of war, strength and protection, the female Divine aspect who was created to destroy the demon that could not be killed by any of the male Gods.
In the arrogance of the demon, he did not think it possible to be destroyed by a goddess, a mere woman!!
She is depicted holding the trishula of Shiva, and the conch and discus of Vishnu and rides a lion or tiger to symbolise her control over even the wildest of nature.
. Durga Yoga Ireland’s mission is to empower yoga practitioners to tap into their Durga energy and go out into the world as dedicated students and teachers.
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