The most successful and efficient way to become a yoga teacher online
The unique training experience created through the collaborative energy of our four trainers, Paula, Jennilee, Christine and Meabh, ensures you are experiencing the best of local and international teaching
Receive 180 live contact hours with our lead teachers
Benefit from our 3+ teaching assistant team
Get access to our training membership site with recordings of all our training sessions plus additional bonus sessions
Benefit from 20+ hours of practical teaching experience during your training
Learn the exact steps to setting up your own yoga business
Be guided to find your unique teacher’s voice so that you can shine bright in the world of yoga teaching
Develop your meditation & asana with daily morning classes that take you to a whole new level in your practice
Paula Mitten is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and yoga teacher training facilitator. She’s the owner of Durga Yoga Ireland and the creator of Yoga Teachers Masterclass. She’s been teaching yoga for 14 years and facilitating teacher training since 2011.
Her passion is supporting yoga teachers from all over the world to establish and grow their own yoga businesses through in-person and online coaching. Her first experience with yoga was while working as a costume designer in film and television. She found pranayama as a way to de-stress, and the rest, as they say in Hollywood, is history…
Paula’s spiritual journey is never finished; she is a dedicated lifetime student as well as a teacher.
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.
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. Following 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.
Meabh Smith has been practicing yoga for over a decade and graduated as a yoga teacher in 2014. Meabh began a regular yoga practice to recover from a tendon tear sustained while completing the Dublin marathon. She found the practice effective for recovery and full-body strengthening inside and out. Meabh is inspired by developing dynamic, athletic flows that stretch and strengthen, and by the powerfully balancing effect of her regular pranayama and meditation practice. She endeavors to bring a lightness and fun into her classes. Meabh teaches the philosophy section of the yoga teacher training course. She draws from her own studies of yoga philosophy and applies her practical knowledge of working in the fields of overseas aid, wildlife conservation and climate justice campaigning. She holds a 500 hour yoga teacher qualification from Frog Lotus Yoga, an MSC in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare, an MA in Journalism and undergraduate degree in philosophy.
Christine began her studies of the body in 2003 when she trained as a body therapist with Coogan Bergin. She went on to work in many areas of the industry but her real passion was massage and body therapy. She has done training with Dermalogica, Thalgo, Elemis, Molton Brown and many more. She is also a qualified pregnancy massage therapist. She fell in love with yoga when she was pregnant with her second child in 2008 and after a few years of practice decided to make it her career. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Frog Lotus Yoga International under the guidance of Paula Mitten, Brydie Rohan and Alicia Waters in 2016 and began to teach full time straight away! In 2018 she opened the doors of YoGrá Yoga Studio in Kilcock, Co. Kildare and has been busy teaching classes ever since.
Q. Is there a set schedule for classes or is the course self paced?
A. Yes, all classes are live on a set schedule; classes will be recorded and uploaded into our training membership site for you to catch up on any sessions that you might miss.
Q. How can you correct my alignment online?
A. This is an advanced teaching skill that the Durga team have mastered to perfection!! (AND you will learn the exact method that we use to adjust without touch, when you take our training).
Using what we see and don’t see in the students in front of us, combined with impeccable cues, expansive language and leadership skills, allow us to safely and effectively guide students of any level without the need to place our hands on them.
Q. Can you recreate the connection I want from my YTT, online?
A. To quote one of our recent online graduates “we laughed, we cried, we danced and we grew and blossomed in our practice and in ourselves.”
The connections that we create during online training are deep and meaningful and will last a lifetime.
Q. Can you see exactly what I am doing?
A. Yes! We can see you better than when you are in person because you are on the big screen in front of us – AKA no hiding down the back! We also have assistant teachers watching your morning practice to ensure you get the best possible feedback.
You’ll be trained in the vinyasa tradition—a modern style of yoga that teaches that the transitions between poses are just as important as the poses themselves.
Training is 100% live online sessions in our online training room. This means you get the benefit of being in the same space AND you can join from anywhere in the world.
Next Full-Time Training
25th January – 30th January (Monday – Saturday)
1st February – 6th February (Monday – Saturday)
15th February – 20th February (Monday – Saturday)
22nd February – 26th February (Monday – Friday)
Next Part-time Training Dates: Saturday & Sunday
March 20th – June 20th
To give each trainee the love and attention they deserve, space is limited. Act now to avoid disappointment.
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.
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.