500-Hour Advanced Level Teacher Training

The 500-Hour Certified Programme consists of 300-hours additional advanced training in a modular format that allows for deep study and personal immersion. The aim is to elevate students' teaching skills and personal practice to a new level thorugh a curriculum that balances experiential 'on the mat' learning with lectures, practicums, personal study, group process and personal mentoring.

Admission to the 500-Hour programme is open to students who have completed an approved 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme according to the standards of Yoga Alliance.

Course Outline


The YogaRoom has assembled a faculty of leaders in their field of yoga. All are faculty are ERYT500 level and together their experience amounts to hundreds of hours and decades living and teaching yoga.

Ciara Cronin

Founder of the YogaRoom, Ciara is Teacher Training Director and an ERYT500 accredited yoga teacher. A yoga teacher for over fifteen years and a practising mindfulness-based psychotherapist, Ciara has trained over 200 yoga teachers. She particularly enjoys sharing her knowledge of advanced asana, mindfulness meditation, pranayama subtle body anatomy and somatic developmental movement perspectives.

Eithne Kennedy

Eithne is certified at the Advanced 500-hour level (ERYT500) and has been a senior tutor YogaRoom 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training programmes for four years. She teaches regular classes in the Dublin area and also teaches yoga holidays in Ireland and abroad. Eithne holds an ITEC diploma in Diet & Nutrition and is practicing kinesiologist and Quantam Touch practitioner since August 2007, having trained in Ireland and abroad.

Michael McCann

A teacher trainer for over thirty years, Michael has studied the ancient yogic texts in depth since the 1970s. His satsangs, meditation, pranayama and philosophy teachings offer a wellspring of wisdom and experiential perspective on the ancient teachings.

Connnie Walshe

A registered nurse and yoga therapist, Connie has over two thousand hours of yoga training. Her work offers compassionate, therapeutic insight into working with injuries and guiding emotional and physical trauma back into wholeness and alignment.

Rutger Kortenhorst

Sanskrit scholar and spiritual yogi, Rutger has many years experience teaching Sanskrit in an academic environment and living as a yogi in India. His teachings bring to life this ancient, spiritual language.

Course Dates

Training starting September 2019

Four Core Modules:

Module One

Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th September 2019

Module Two

Friday 15th to Tuesday 19th November 2019

Module Three

Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th February 2020

Module Four

Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st April 2020

See Advanced Intensives page for 2019/2020 Intensive dates

Training starting September 2020

Four Core Modules:

Module One

Friday 18th to Tuesday 22d September 2020

Module Two

Friday 13th to Tuesday 17th November 2020

Module Three

Friday 12th to Tuesday 16th February 2021

Module Four

Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th April 2021

See Advanced Intensives page for 2019/2020 Intensive dates

How to Apply

Download Application Form.

Email us now with your postal address for a full brochure

Course Fees

Early Bird Rate: €2,900; payable two months prior to commencing. Includes Four Core Modules and all Intensives.

Standard Rate: €3,240

Deposit: Places are secured with a deposit of €500 deductable from fees.

Payment Plans:

Four Core Modules: €2,400 payable one-month before Module One, Includes Anatomy Intensive.

Three Intensives between €220 and €280 each payable one month prior to each start date.

Four Core Modules Installment Plan: €1,250 payable no later than one month prior to Module One and two months prior to Module Three.

YogaRoom 200-Hour Graduates avail of 10% discount off fees.

Additional Costs:

Registration with Yoga Alliance (currently USD$85 annually) plus course textbooks.

Students may attend classes at The YogaRoom at a discounted rate.


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

PDF Brochure

Application Form

» Download 200-Hour application form.

» Download 500-Hour 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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