Advanced Intensives and Continuing Education

Advanced Intensives offer continuing education for teachers and advanced students. Each intensive comprises one module of study towards 500-hour Certification or hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits.

Course Outline

Mindfulness Intensive 2019

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March 2019

Days run 12.30 - 6pm. Cost: €220

This weekend will focus on the common traditional roots of yoga and mindfulness. - Understand the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness practices based on the most recent scientific findings. - Enjoy practice sessions of different mindfulness meditation practices and techniques from the yogic and Buddhist traditions. (Including sitting, moving and breath awareness practices.) - Be introduced to the ancient teaching texts that reveal philosophical origins of yoga and mindfulness practice. - Become aware of the subtle body anatomy as it relates to yoga and mindfulness: the five koshas of the energy bodies and the chakra system. An understanding of the mindfulness, as it is understood and taught in both the Buddhist and yogic traditions, can support and resource us as teachers in structuring learning programmes that introduce yoga and mindfulness practices to our students. The findings of neuroscience in the last twenty years are responsible for the massive popular acceptance of mindfulness. The empirical evidence from the many studies that have now been done will be taught to understand the effects and benefits of embodied movement and mindfulness practices on the body, the nervous system, the brain, the hormones, emotions and in our relationships. The studies offer fascinating insights that support what the traditional wisdom traditions have known for thousands of years.

Students will gain a thorough understanding of subtle body anatomy as it relates to yoga and mindfulness. Mindfulness and yoga practices must move in a grounded way from the physical to the subtle, including and transcending each level of awareness in an integrated way. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the five koshas of the energy bodies, the chakra system and the nadis offer maps to the territory of the subtle layers of the self.

We will consider the key philosophical texts related to mindfulness practice; the Sattipathana Sutras and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Other key Buddhist and Yogic principles will provide the philosophical underpinnings to practice modalities, including the Eight Limbs, the Eightfold path, the Four Noble Truths, and the Brahma Viharas. We will also study the evolving wisdom among contemporary Buddhist teachers on relational mindfulness within the contemplative traditions.

Presence & Practice Intensive, June 2019

Monday June 17th to Friday June 21st 2019

Hours; 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday. 8am to 1pm Friday

Devote some time to inspiring your personal practice this June; to reconnecting to your inner wisdom. Guided by Ciara Cronin and Michael McCann this is a unique opportunity to drop deep and reconnect to your soul's inner wisdom. Inspire your practice and press reset on your teaching skills by deepening through the ancient wisdom practices. Morning sessions with Ciara of guided Asana, Mindfulness Meditation and Pranayama practices, and self-reflection processes using the subtle body senses and lense of the chakra system. Afternoons with Michael McCann on philosophy, meditiation and the wisdom texts. All five days: €420

One day: €89

Two days €170

Three days: €255

500-hour students must attend all 5 days. Full Week counts as 45 Hours towards 500-Hour Accreditation or Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Prenatal Yoga Training

Certified by Yoga Alliance (, this fully accredited professional training is open to yoga teachers and health professionals. For bookings and more details visit Currently processing applications for October 2019 start. Part One: Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th October 2019 Part Two: Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November 2019

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

A three-day training for teachers and serious students. Thursday 16th, Friday 17th May and Saturday 18th May 2019. Learn to teach Restorative Yoga to groups and individuals competently and compassionately. You will understand the important therapeutic applications of restorative yoga and why it is an essential component of a well-rounded yoga practice. Restorative yoga is a powerful practice that transforms stress, regulates emotional imbalances, improves immune function, digestive function, memory and fertility. On this training there will be plenty of practical sessions of restorative yoga combined with theoretical understanding of the latest findings in neuroscience and recent medical studies, which validate the ancient teachings of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to reveal the enormous physical and emotional benefits of restorative yoga. Ciara holds a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy. She is Director of the YogaRoom teacher trainings. She is in private practice as a psychotherapist and has taught therapists and counsellors internationally on the therapeutic applications of mindflness and yoga. An ERYT500, her restorative yoga combines her experience of meditation and mindfuless and draws from Judith Hason Lasater and the Iyengar tradition, as well as restorative yoga teacher trainings she attended with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen from the Kripalu institute and Yin yoga with Sarah Powers. Cost €220. For bookings contact (01) 2196666 or e: [email protected] Counts as 22 hours CPD.

Yoga for Trauma

A three-day training for yoga teachers, counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals. Learn practical and accessible tools that you can use with groups and individuals to alleviate trauma and symptoms of PTSD, stress, anxiety, addiction and other mental and emotional imbalances. Practical sessions of chair yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness practices and gentle movement combined. Theory sessions to understand the science of these practical applications through the latest findings in neuroscience and medical studies. Ciara Cronin is director of teacher training at the YogaRoom. She works in private practice as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist. She also trains therapists and counsellors and works with groups teaching yoga and mindfulness for trauma. In the past three years she has worked in Palestine educating yoga teachers and counsellors and teaching group sessions in yoga and mindfulness for trauma. Dates: Thursday 10th, Friday 11th, Saturday 12th October 2019. Cost: €220. Counts as 22 hours CPD.

First Aid for Yoga Teachers

Emergency First Aid Certification: Irish Red Cross Cert, valid 3 years An important life skill and essential as a caring health professional. As a yoga teacher you have a duty of care to your students. It is important that you are able to respond to an emergency medical situation if it should arise. This one-day course is Certified by the Irish Red Cross. Modules Covered: Intro to First aid, Casualty assessment, Heart Disease, CPR and choking on adults, Wounds and bleeding, Altered Levels of consciousness, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Burns, and Poison. Cost: €140 Date: Wednesday 4th April, 8am to 5.30pm. Places are limited.

Course Dates

Mindfulness Intensive 2019,
Mindfulness: Friday 1st, 8am-5pm, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd March 2019, 12.30-6pm

Presence & Practice Intensive
Monday 17th - Friday 21st June 2019, 8am-5pm

How to Apply

If you are attending an Intensive as part of 500-hour accreditation please Download PDF application form from link in column opposite. Or for .doc format please email us at [email protected]

Course Fees

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Please contact our Teacher Training Programme Director Ciara Cronin on +353 86 8832633 or 01 2196666 or by email [email protected]

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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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