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 through a curriculum that balances experiential ‘on the mat’ learning with lectures, practicums, personal study, group process and personal mentoring.

Students who have completed their 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training (with The YogaRoom or another Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org accredited school) can add the 300 hours of Advanced training to become a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher – the distinguishing mark of a highly committed and trained yoga teacher. At the YogaRoom, the 300-hours of additional training is formatted into advanced training intensives in aspects of yoga practice, theory and philosophy. The training is currently fully online. See this year’s dates below.

Course Outline

Techniques and Training Practices

The 500-Hour Programme is designed to help students build on their learning from their 200-Hour programme and their practice and teaching skills to date. The emphasis will be on developing a stronger technical practice, a more in-depth awareness of physical and subtle body alignment and finding their unique teaching voice.   Students will learn to integrate the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga into their practice and teaching. There is equal emphasis on asana, pranayama and meditation practices to allow a deeper understanding of working with the subtle body through the breath, the chakra system, the bandhas and the koshas.


Teaching Methodology

The lineage of Krishnamacharya offers a deep well of inspiration to draw from to develop different ways of sequencing, pacing and designing classes safely, mindfully and compassionately. Subjects studied will include; advanced class sequencing; yoga therapeutics and injury management; safe adjustments and modifications; embodying spiritual leadership, conscious communication and the role of ‘teacher’; incorporating spiritual themes and dimensions into the teaching style.

Anatomy and Physiology

The advanced anatomy and physiology section of the course affords a more in depth look at the systems of the physical and the subtle body. In addition therapeutic ways of working with physical limitations, injury and the subtle body including an in depth exploration of working energetically, the chakra system, the nadis, koshas, mudras and bandhas.


The Philosophy section of the 300-hour training will explore The Yoga Sutras, The Hatha Yoga Pradapika, The Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita with the aim of deepening our relationship with their seminal wisdom and incorporating their teachings into our life and work. There will be a special focus on the non-dualistic teachings of Tantra and Buddhist philosophy. Facilitated group work will help you consider how you can life our yoga ‘off the mat’ full alive to your practice and the opportunities of present moment awareness; thereby inspiring others to do the same.


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 twenty years and a practising mindfulness-based psychotherapist, Ciara has trained over 300+ yoga teachers to a widely recognised standard of excellence. She particularly enjoys sharing her knowledge of advanced asana, mindfulness meditation, pranayama subtle body anatomy and somatic developmental movement perspectives.

Michael McCann

A teacher trainer for over thirty years, Michael has studied the ancient yogic texts in depth since the 1970s. He is widely considered to be Ireland’s preeminent yoga philosopher. His satsangs, meditation, pranayama and philosophy teachings offer a wellspring of wisdom and heart-centred experiential learning on the ancient teachings.

Aisling Conn

An ERYT500 Aisling has led the 200 and 500-hour trainings at the YogaRoom for several years. She’s a yoga practitioner of over 20 years experience and has been a full time yoga teacher since completing her 200-hour training in 2010. Her passion is safe, alignment based yoga, that draws on the precision of Iyengar yoga and ashtanga systems. Carefully constructing the building blocks of the practice, Aisling’s incredible knowledge of the body and her compassionate presence provide a safe and inspirational space to explore the more challenging aspects of yoga practice and theory.


What our graduating students say

Just completed my second 5 day module of my 500 hour yoga teacher training… had an incredible few days with the most wonderful group of people, full of learning and lots of fun playing with inversions and arm balances. Absolutely exhausted … in every sense.. but so happy I decided to take the leap and do this. Jenny F

Course Dates

Take all together in one 12 month period. Or as you like over a longer period.

25th 26th 27th July 2024;  Restorative Yoga I Intensive, 30 hours

20th 21st 22nd September 2024;  Yoga Nidra Intensive, 30 hours

9th 10th 11th October 2024;  The Chakras; asana, pranayama, meditation Part One, 30 hours

8th 9th November 2024;  Pranayama Level 1, 20 hours

6th 7th December 2024; Trauma Sensitive Yoga Part one, 20 hours

27th 28th 29th December 2024; Three-day Practice and Teaching Methodology Immersion, 25 hours

17th 18th January 2025; Trauma Sensitive Yoga Part Two, 20 hours

6th 7th 8th February 2025; The Chakras; asana, pranayama, meditation Part Two, 30 hours

21st 22nd March 2025; Pranayama Level 2, 20 hours

11th 12th April 2025; Meditation Level 1, 20 hours

9th 10th May 2025; Meditation Level 2, 20 hours

6th 7th June 2025; Alignment and Sequencing Immersion, 20 hours

Assignments 15 hours
= 300 hours

24th 25th 26th July 2025; Restorative Yoga II, 30 hours

See Advanced Intensives page for more Info on individual intensives

How to Apply

Download Application Form. Email us now with your postal address for a full brochure

Course Fees

1. Early Bird Rate: €2,400; payable two months prior to commencing.
2. Standard Rate: €2,900
Includes all Intensives taken in a 12-month period.
3. Pay for Intensives individually and add your hours up. Upon completion of 300-Hours of study with us you may apply for 300-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate.

YogaRoom 200-Hour Graduates avail of 10% discount off above overall fee plans. No discount on intensives paid separately.


We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have. Please contact our teacher training programme director Ciara Cronin by email [email protected]. Let us know a good time to call you back.


Just completed my second 5 day module of my 500 hour yoga teacher training... had an incredible few days with the most wonderful group of people, full of lea... read more.
— Jenny F

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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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