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

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


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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Thursday 4th - Sat 6th February 2021 10am-5pm
A three-day, 20-hour 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 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 €280. Participants receive a Yoga Alliance accredited 18-hour Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate.
We are limiting the numbers to ensure a safe and special environment for this training. We are very lucky to have a bright, airy and spacious yoga studio, overlooking a large garden area, which will accommodate everyone comfortably.


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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.


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Chair Yoga Intensive In Studio

Friday 26th March 2021
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 In-Studio or Online attendance available.

Cost: €125

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

October 2020

First Irish Prenatal Teacher Training Programme Certified by Yoga Alliance ( 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]

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]


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