The most successful and efficient way to become a yoga teacher in Ireland
Whether you already know you want to teach yoga or you want to deepen your knowledge and be with like minded people, Durga Yoga Teacher Training will support you in every step of the journey
The collaborative energy of our 4 teachers, Paula, Jennilee, Meabh and Christine, you are getting the best of local and international teaching coming together to create a unique training experience.
Be guided to find your unique teachers voice so that you can shine bright in the world of yoga teaching
Make forever friends and hold space for deep, meaningful conversations.
Develop your asana with daily morning classes that take you to a whole new level in your practice
Paula Mitten is an internationally recognised 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 destress, and the rest, as they say in Hollywood, is history…
Paula’s spiritual journey is never finished, and she considers herself a dedicated student for life 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. 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!
Meabh Smith (500RYT) 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 across overseas aid, wildlife conservation and climate justice campaigning. She holds a 500 hour yoga teacher qualification from FLY, an MSC in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare, an MA in Journalism and undergraduate philosophy.
Christine began her studies of the body in 2003 when she trained as a beauty and body therapist with Coogan Bergin. She went on to work in many areas of the industry including nails and beauty 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 200hr Teacher Training with Frog Lotus 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.
You’ll be trained in the vinyasa tradition—a modern style of yoga that teaches us that the transitions between poses are just as important as the poses themselves.
Training is 100% online meaning you can join from anywhere in the world.
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…
Paula is a fabulous teacher. She really knows how to get the best out of her students.
Paula's energy is contagious she is giving tools for life to every student. Highly recommended.
Most wonderful experience ever doing my teachers training here a gift.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Durga is the Sanskrit word for “the invincible”. 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.