200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The YogaRoom’s 200- and 500-hour teacher training have long been regarded as the standard of excellence for teacher trainings in Ireland. Established in 2005, our 200-hour programme has graduated several hundred yoga teachers who have the reputation of offering the highest standard of teaching in Ireland.

Professional Yoga Teacher Training providing graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach yoga safely and mindfully. Now processing applications for our September 2024 intake. See exact dates below. This teacher training is now offered online.

This internationally accredited teacher training programme meets the new elevated standards for 200-Hour teacher training with Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org). Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organisation and is the longest established and most recognised yoga certifying body in the world.

Teaching yoga can help you create a life where your beliefs, thoughts and actions flow from your core values. Whether you are interested in broadening your understanding of yoga or teaching yoga to others, this in-depth teacher training programme is for you. Our integrated and holistic 200-hour training is designed to foster a thorough learning environment where those who wish to teach are given the skills and knowledge to be creative, compassionate and confident teachers. This broad-based Yoga Teacher Training Programme is designed to honour the timeless teachings and many styles of yoga that have grown from the lineage of Krishnamacharya, the inspiration behind many styles of modern yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Iyengar Yoga and the teachings of his son Desikachar. Yoga Philosophy, pranayama and meditation modules draw from the Satyananda, Gitananda yoga lineages and the trainers extensive background in Buddhist meditation and subtle body practices. Students will be given a solid foundation and the resources to develop their own teaching style based on these lineages. The training is grounded in yoga’s ancient roots as well as its modern blossoming; giving graduates the tools to adapt their teaching style to every level – from beginner to advanced – and every body type. Learn the complete yogic path and how to teach it professionally and creatively in this comprehensive certified programme that will launch you on a path to deeper personal understanding and the confidence to share this experience with others.

Course Outline

The YogaRoom’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Programme curriculum follows the new elevated international standards of Yoga Alliance’s Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour certification requirements. The course includes:

Yoga Postures and Class Sequencing

A detailed analysis of yoga postures (asana) will be taught and options for safe, appropriate and creative class sequencing for every level and body type. Students will learn through guided yoga practices and teaching practicums.

Yoga Principles and Methodology

Elements of yogic lifestyle such as nutrition and self-care will be discussed and teacher trainees will gain insight into retaining a balanced, calm, centred presence at all times. Basic teaching ethics and principles such as class set-up, communication, principles of instruction, demonstration, observation, adjustments and sequencing will be studied.

Anatomy and Physiology

A solid understanding of the main body systems and organ functions will be offered as well as an in-depth study of the main muscles of movement, and common ailments and injuries in relation to yoga.

Subtle Body Anatomy

Students will gain a thorough understanding of subtle body anatomy as it relates to the yoga tradition. This includes an understanding of the three energy bodies integral to the evolution of spirit (the gross, subtle and causal), the five koshas of the energy bodies, the chakra system and the nadis.

Meditation, Pranayama and the Bandhas

The study of meditation and yogic breathing techniques (pranayama) will form a core element of the course. Various meditation practices such as yoga nidra, mantra meditation, chakra-based meditation, insight meditation will be taught. A key component of this, subtle body anatomy and yoga posture (asana) will include working with the Bandhas of the body – yoga locks – mula, uddiyana and jalandhara bandhas.

History and Philosophy of Yoga

Trainees will become familiar with the overview of the history of yoga and the birth of the various branches of yoga, and the eight-limbs of yoga according to the earliest known yogic sage Patanjali. Sections of ancient yogic scriptures will be studied among them the Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.


What our graduating students say:

“Thank you so much for this journey and sharing your wisdom with us. It has been wonderful.” Emma F.

“Many Thanks for seeing me through my Yoga 200Hr. It has been a wonderful experience. I feel I am sitting on the brink of the next stage/chapter of my life – again a heart felt thanks.” Jo B

“Thank you so much for everything, so glad I ended up in the YogaRoom for Teacher Training so professional and such a high standard.” Claire T.

“Thank you for all of your guidance, I’ve grown so much more and I’m so much more sure of my path. Can’t wait to start teaching.” Rosie G.

Course Dates

200-Hour Teacher Training starting starting September 2024

19th, 20th, 21st September 2024

9th, 10th, 11th  October 2024

8th, 9th November 2024

27th, 28th, 29th December 2024

6th, 7th, 8th February 2025

11th 12th April 2025

6th, 7th June 2025

How to Apply

  1. Fill out and return the Application Form.
  2. You will be notified within 14 days if your application is successful. If you have less than two years consistent yoga practice you will be invited to have a phone interview with one of our trainers.
  3. Once you are accepted you need to confirm your attendance on the course with a €500 deposit and notify us of your fee payment plan.
  4. Upon receipt of the deposit you will receive your ‘Acceptance Letter’ which includes details of the course such as times, the book list and the first homework assignment to be completed in preparation for the first module.
  5. We will see you on the first day of Training!

200-Hour Course Fees

Early-bird registration fee is €1,900 if paid in full two months before course starts. Basic fee is €2,250 to be paid one-month prior to course commencing. Installments: Sorry we don’t offer a phased payment plan for this training. To guarantee your place we require a non-refundable deposit of €500 (deductable from your fees). Payments are accepted online or by cash, cheque or laser/debit card. Course fees are non-refundable from 14 days prior to the course commencing, and include all tuition and mentoring, a detailed course manual and course materials. Additional costs: These will include your registration fee with Yoga Alliance (currently $25 once-off application fee plus $85USD annual registration) plus your required textbooks. A 300-page teacher training manual is included in the cost of the course.


We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have. Please contant our teacher training programme director Ciara Cronin on +353 86 8832633 or +353 1 2196666 or by email [email protected].


Thanks so much for guiding us so masterfully through your wonderful Teacher Training - Particularly the last section. I'm so glad I did it and proud to have the association with the YogaRoom. read more.
— Grainne O

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Application Form

» Download 200-Hour application form.

» Download 500-Hour application form.

» Prenatal Yoga Application Form.

» Contact our programme advisor

Application forms should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:
Ciara Cronin, Teacher Training Programme Director, The YogaRoom, 262 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.


"Thanks Ciara, Tony and Jodie for all your help, wisdom and support. It's been a huge eight months and I have learnt so much. Thank you and loads of love."Eithne

"Thank you all. You've enlightened my mind, heart and body with your teachings and wisdom."Jessica

"Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Your guidance and support have been amazing. I've learnt so much on my journey here. Thanks for showing me the way."Emma

"Thank you all for your super instruction and guidance throughout the course. It's been fantastic."Dawn

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