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.

Upcoming Dates

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd October 10.00-5.00pm.

 

A three-day In-Studio training for teachers and serious students.

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 Hanson 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.

We are very lucky to have a bright, airy and spacious yoga studio, overlooking a large garden area. We will be limiting the numbers to ensure a completely safe and a special environment for this training.

Please enquire with us if you are interested in attending this training online. For more info, t: (01) 2196666 or e: [email protected]

Counts as 18 hours CPD.

€280

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Yoga Nidra Advanced Intensive

Oct 8th, 9th, 2020 / Hours: 10.00- 5.00pm

Learn the art of Yoga Nidra, an ancient guided meditation technique which leads to the deepest state of relaxation and renewal. This training will introduce you to the traditional teachings of Yoga Nidra, so you can gain a solid understanding of the extraordinary physical, mental and emotional benefits of this transformational practice of deep, meditative, conscious ‘sleep’. Through plenty of practice sessions combined with theory lectures and a comprehensive handout, you will gain a profound appreciation of the practice. If you are yoga teacher, you will have the confidence and the tools to offer guided Yoga Nidras as stand alone teachings or as part of a yoga class.

Ciara Cronin is Director of the YogaRoom teacher trainings. She holds a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy and is in private practice as a psychotherapist. Qualified at the ERYT500 level of yoga teaching, Ciara has taught therapists and counsellors internationally therapeutic yoga and mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, trauma and anxiety.

Upon completion Participants are awarded a Yoga Alliance 16-hour Continuing Professional Development Certificate.

You may choose to attend this training In-Studio or Online.
In-Studio places will be limited. We are very lucky to have a bright, airy and spacious yoga studio, overlooking a large garden area where we can accommodate a group of 12 comfortably, two metres apart. This will ensure a safe and special environment if you choose to attend this training In-Studio.
Online Attendance will be via Zoom so you can enjoy the Yoga Nidra practices in the comfort of your own home! We offered this course very successfully via Zoom in July.

€240

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Yoga Nidra Advanced Intensive Online

Oct 8th, 9th, 2020 / Hours: 10.00- 5.00pm

Learn the art of Yoga Nidra, an ancient guided meditation technique which leads to the deepest state of relaxation and renewal. This training will introduce you to the traditional teachings of Yoga Nidra, so you can gain a solid understanding of the extraordinary physical, mental and emotional benefits of this transformational practice of deep, meditative, conscious ‘sleep’. Through plenty of practice sessions combined with theory lectures and a comprehensive handout, you will gain a profound appreciation of the practice. If you are yoga teacher, you will have the confidence and the tools to offer guided Yoga Nidras as stand alone teachings or as part of a yoga class.

Ciara Cronin is Director of the YogaRoom teacher trainings. She holds a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy and is in private practice as a psychotherapist. Qualified at the ERYT500 level of yoga teaching, Ciara has taught therapists and counsellors internationally therapeutic yoga and mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, trauma and anxiety.

Upon completion Participants are awarded a Yoga Alliance 16-hour Continuing Professional Development Certificate.

You may choose to attend this training In-Studio or Online.
In-Studio places will be limited. We are very lucky to have a bright, airy and spacious yoga studio, overlooking a large garden area where we can accommodate a group of 12 comfortably, two metres apart. This will ensure a safe and special environment if you choose to attend this training In-Studio.
Online Attendance will be via Zoom so you can enjoy the Yoga Nidra practices in the comfort of your own home! We offered this course very successfully via Zoom in July.

€190

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Awakening Shakti with Michael McCann

Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November

A two-day meditation and philosophy retreat at Samhain with Ireland’s pre-eminent yoga philospher, Michael McCann.

Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November, 8am-5pm

Join Michael McCann in a special Halloween weekend retreat in exploring Shakti (the Cosmic Feminine).
The retreat will be based on the wisdom teachings of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Yoga Chudamani Upanishad and other Yogic scriptures.
We will explore the concept of Shakti (Prana) and its relationship with Shiva (Consciousness) in the Tantric paradigm and in the human physical and psychic structure.
The retreat will have a substantial practice element to support the teachings, including: Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Bandha Yoga Nidra, Meditation and gentle asana.
There will be special emphasis on mudras as gestures to seal, harness and sublimate prana shakti. Hasta mudras to induce pratyahara and influence the breath flow; Mana mudras (head mudras); Kaya mudras (body mudras); and Adhara mudras (perineal mudras).
As the retreat will follow closely the Indian festival of Navratri, we will reflect on the archetypes of the Divine Goddess as the embodiment of the forms of Shakti.
This retreat is open to serious Yoga seekers, practitioners and teachers and will add a rich dimension to their understanding and spiritual practice (sadhana).

Michael McCann is Ireland’s preeminent yoga philosophy teacher. A hugely popular and profound presence on The Yoga Room’s teacher training programmes, his wise and generous heart-felt teachings have inspired so many who have been lucky to learn and practice with him.

Two full days €190.
Counts as 16 Hours towards 500-Hour Accreditation or Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

In light of current regulations we will be restricting the numbers present in the studio. We are very lucky to have a bright, airy and spacious yoga studio, overlooking a large garden area, where we can accommodate a group of this size comfortably, two metres apart. (We used to have up to 30 people in our studio!) This will ensure a safe and special environment for this training.

 

€190

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Yoga for Trauma Online Training

​November 2020

A four-day Online training with Ciara Cronin hosted online by the Karuna Institute, Dartmoor, Devon, UK.

Dates: Thurs 5th, Friday 6th, Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th November 2020

Cost: £420

For booking and more info visit https://www.karuna-institute.co.uk/yoga-for-trauma.html

Tutor: Ciara Cronin MA, UKCP, ERYT500, YACEP, RPYT

A four-day intensive training for yoga teachers, counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals. Learn and experience practical and accessible tools that you can use for self-care, or 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 will combine with theory sessions; so the science of these practical applications can be understood through the latest findings in neuroscience and medical studies

Participants do not need to have a background in yoga but experience in a mindful movement practice would be a benefit (e.g. yoga, Kum Nye, authentic movement or tai chi). Teachers and mental health professionals will learn safe, effective body-based practices they can use themselves, and with groups and individuals to support a calmer nervous system, better body awareness and increased emotional regulation.

Ciara Cronin is director of teacher training at the YogaRoom. She holds a Masters degree in Mindfulness-Based Pychotherapy from the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University. She works in private practice in Dublin as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist. Ciara trains therapists and counselors, and works with groups teaching yoga and mindfulness for trauma. In the past three years she has worked in Dublin, Northern Ireland and in the Middle East educating yoga teachers and mental health professionals, and teaching group sessions, in yoga and mindfulness for trauma.

Ciara is a Registered Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance. This training counts as 28 Hours CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

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Chair Yoga Training Intensive Online

Friday 27th November 2020

Chair yoga is a versatile, accessible way for everyone to access and enjoy the benefits of yoga. Particularly suited to students with limited mobility, recovering from injury or a busy workplace environment where there are space or time considerations.

This comprehensive one-day training with the YogaRoom’s teacher training director, Ciara Cronin, will feature practice sessions and theory sessions where you will learn class sequences for every ability and understand the theory and considerations in preparing a class. Participants will receive a detailed handout with class plans and theory references.

Ideally suited to yoga teachers, physical therapists, mental health professionals and interested students of yoga. Cost: €125

€125

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Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd January 2021, 9am-5pm

Enjoy a two-day New Year retreat of immersive practice and wisdom sessions focusing on the common traditional roots of yoga and mindfulness. Practice sessions of mindfulness meditation practices and techniques from the yogic and Buddhist traditions (including sitting, movement and breath awareness practices, restorative and gentle yoga). – Understand the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness practices based on the most recent scientific findings. – Learn about ancient teaching texts that reveal philosophical origins of yoga and mindfulness. – Experience the subtle body anatomy as it relates to yoga and mindfulness: the koshas, chakras, prana vayus, nadis and bandhas. The findings of neuroscience in the last twenty years are responsible for the massive popular acceptance of mindfulness. The empirical evidence from the many scientific studies, reveal many benefits and effects of embodied movement and mindfulness practices on the body, the nervous system, the brain, the hormones, emotions and in our relationships. These studies offer fascinating insights that support what the traditional wisdom traditions have known for thousands of years. We will consider the key philosophical texts related to mindfulness practice and 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. Ciara holds a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy. She is in private practice as a psychotherapist and has taught therapists and counsellors internationally on the therapeutic applications of mindfulness and yoga. Ciara is Director of the YogaRoom teacher trainings. In-Studio Attendance will be limited numbers so early booking is advised. Online-only attendance also available. Suitable for students with some meditation experience, therapists, counsellors and yoga teachers. Counts as 16 Continuing Professional Development (CDP) hours. Cert issued. Cost €240

€240

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Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion Online

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd January 2021, 9am-5pm

Enjoy a two-day New Year retreat of immersive practice and wisdom sessions focusing on the common traditional roots of yoga and mindfulness. Practice sessions of mindfulness meditation practices and techniques from the yogic and Buddhist traditions (including sitting, movement and breath awareness practices, restorative and gentle yoga). – Understand the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness practices based on the most recent scientific findings. – Learn about ancient teaching texts that reveal philosophical origins of yoga and mindfulness. – Experience the subtle body anatomy as it relates to yoga and mindfulness: the koshas, chakras, prana vayus, nadis and bandhas. The findings of neuroscience in the last twenty years are responsible for the massive popular acceptance of mindfulness. The empirical evidence from the many scientific studies, reveal many benefits and effects of embodied movement and mindfulness practices on the body, the nervous system, the brain, the hormones, emotions and in our relationships. These studies offer fascinating insights that support what the traditional wisdom traditions have known for thousands of years. We will consider the key philosophical texts related to mindfulness practice and 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. Ciara holds a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy. She is in private practice as a psychotherapist and has taught therapists and counsellors internationally on the therapeutic applications of mindfulness and yoga. Ciara is Director of the YogaRoom teacher trainings. In-Studio Attendance will be limited numbers so early booking is advised. Online-only attendance also available. Suitable for students with some meditation experience, therapists, counsellors and yoga teachers. Counts as 16 Continuing Professional Development (CDP) hours. Cert issued. Cost €240

€190

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

October 2020

First Irish Prenatal Teacher Training Programme Certified by Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org). This fully accredited professional training is open to yoga teachers and health professionals. Currently processing applications for October 2020 start.

Please enquire for 2021 dates [email protected]

Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga Teacers

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January 2021

Led by Connie Walsh, a qualified nurse and yoga therapist who has worked in the area of yoga therapeutics for over 20 years, specialising in yoga for chronic illness, cancer and rehabilitation from injury. Connie has shared her vast knowledge of teaching yoga to students with health vulnerabilities on the YogaRoom teacher trainings and other educational settings for over ten years. 8am-5pm. Cost €220.

Yoga for Trauma In-Studio Training

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th March 2021

A four-day training for yoga teachers, counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to teach mindful, trauma sensitive yoga. Learn how trauma aware yoga practices can be used with groups and individuals to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, stress, anxiety, addiction, trauma and other mental and emotional imbalances. Practical sessions of chair yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness practices and gentle movement will combine with theory sessions so you understand the science of these practical applications through the latest findings in neuroscience and medical studies.

The training days will run from 10am to 5pm.

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 counselors, and works with groups teaching yoga and mindfulness for trauma. In the past three years she has worked in Dublin, Northern Ireland and Palestine educating yoga teachers and mental health professionals, and teaching group sessions, in yoga and mindfulness for trauma.

Cost: €420. Counts as 28 hours CPD.

€420

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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]

Questions

Please contact our Teacher Training Programme Director Ciara Cronin on +353 86 8832633 or 01 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.

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"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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