The most successful way to become a confident yoga teacher
(Even if you don’t wear Lululemons)
This unique training experience with our senior and internationally recognized trainers Paula Mitten (Ireland), Jennilee Toner (USA) and Aparna Shukla (India), ensures you are receiving the best teachers in Yoga Teacher Training
You will develop your meditation & physical asana practice with guided workshops and 2 hour classes that will take you to a whole new level
Discover a new way to train using the best of what worked in pre pandemic trainings combined with what really worked during lockdown to experience a brand new, revolutionary yoga experience
Over our 6 Months together you will receive 180 contact hours through in person mini retreats, online training weekends and online weekly classes
You will get access to our membership hub with recordings from all of our training sessions plus additional bonus sessions, PDF’s, training manuals and study guides
This truly is a yoga immersion that will empower you to live a yogic life!
Be guided to build your confidence, find your unique teaching style, and transform how you feel and show up in the world, so that you can shine brightly as a yoga teacher
You will hugely benefit from the incredible support of our team of Durga qualified teaching assistants who will be with you, cheering you on every step of the way.
You will gain over 20 hours of practical teaching experience during your training and learn the exact steps to setting up your own yoga business
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.
Aparna is a Mindfulness and Philosophy Teacher, Health care professional, a qualified Nurse , Midwife with Masters Degree in Nursing and an Asana Yoga Teacher. Although a yoga practitioner from her childhood she started practising Raj Yoga by Swami Vivekananda in 2012. During this time she stumbled upon Mindfulness and decided to train in “Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness” with the Institute of Integrative counselling and psychotherapy in Ireland. In year 2016 Aparna studied “Reflective Practice” from University College Dublin [UCD] Ireland and her project was based on Mindfulness workshop she facilitates for The Richmond Education Centre.
Aparna was born in India but living in Ireland since 2002 and is in a unique position to understand Eastern and western philosophy and mindset. Aparna combines scientific knowledge with ancient wisdom, she practices and teaches Mindfulness, Yoga ,meditation and spirituality in her daily life.
Q. Is this training a Hybrid model?
A. No! We don’t believe in the hybrid model. Our training will include 6 Weekends that are fully online, meaning there won’t be any students in the studio with our teachers. You will also get to attend 3 in-person mini retreat weekends where we get to be in the room together without any live streaming or technology in the background. The best of both worlds without any compromise.
Q. Is there a set schedule for the online classes or is the online part self paced?
A. All classes are live on a set schedule; all classes will be recorded and uploaded into our membership hub for you to catch up on any live sessions that you might miss.
Q. I’m not very flexible, can I still take the training?
A. Yes! Yoga Teacher Training is not about being flexible (although you might notice your flexibility increasing over our 6 months together) Some of the best yoga teachers in the world will tell you that they are not very flexible.
Q. I practice yoga regularly but I’m not that good at all of the poses. Will I be out of my depth?
A. No, you will not be out of your depth. We are looking for passion, not perfection. If you enjoy doing yoga and you are passionate to share your love of yoga with others then you will fit right in.
Q. How can you correct my alignment in the online sessions?
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 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. Is there the same energetic connection from the online sections of the training?
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 you create during your online sessions are as deep and meaningful as the time spent together during in person modules and the combination of the 2 ways of training will allow you to make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Q. Can you see exactly what I am doing in the online classes?
A. Yes! We can see you perfectly. We will help you to get set up your camera correctly and on our side we use a 55″ screen to ensure we can see you without any difficulty – AKA no hiding down the back! We also have our team of assistant teachers there during your morning practice to ensure you get the best possible support.
Q. What is the time commitment outside of our scheduled weekends?
A. You are expected to do a minimum of 20 hours of revision and class planing outside of our scheduled time together. That works out at around 1 hr per week.
You’ll be trained in the vinyasa tradition by teachers who have studied and deeply understand this method. Vinyasa is a modern style of yoga that teaches that the transitions between poses are just as important as the poses themselves
Training is 65% live online sessions in our online training room and 35% in person mini retreats in Ireland. This means you get the benefit of being in the comfort of your own home with the convenience of the online world without loosing the experience of walking into the studio and getting to train in person
We meet every Saturday and Sunday of the Scheduled weekends from 8am-5.30pm
Weekend 1: September 17th & 18th (In-Person)
Weekend 2: September 24th & 25th (Online)
Weekend 3: October 15th & 16th (Online)
Weekend 4: November 5th & 6th (Online)
Weekend 5: November 26th & 27th (In-Person)
Weekend 6: December 3rd & 4th (Online)
Weekend 7: January 7th & 8th (Online)
Weekend 8: February 4th & 5th (Online)
Weekend 9: February 18th & 19th (In-Person)
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.