Intro to Yoga Teacher Training Course – 2 day foundations training
Join us on this 2 day training if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful ancient practice or if you have been thinking about taking our full 200hr teacher training but not sure if it is for you.
Try our foundations training where we will cover postures, breathwork, yoga philosophy and an introduction to the 8 limbs, meditation & mindfulness and more. Learn how to sequence a class and experience what it is like to teach sun salutations to your fellow students
The hours on this training can be put towards your 200hr training if you decide to sign up for the full course in the future
Schedule: Saturday 12pm to 7pm
Sunday 12pm to 7pm
The next Intro to Yoga Course will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2019
This explores the ancient wisdom of Yoga Philosophy and its total relevance to today’s life for yogis and all mankind.
Sequencing a Yoga Class and Teaching Sun Salutations.
This section looks at the different factors influencing movement in asana. You will also learn how to guide your fellow students through Sun Salutations A & B
Pranayama and Mindfulness and Meditation.
We will explore different Pranayama (breathing) techniques. We also explore Workshops in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation.
We hope you decide to take this enjoyable yoga journey with us.
Sample Daily Schedule
10.30pm – 12.00pm: Meditation & Asana Practice
12.00pm – 12.30pm: Sequencing a Class
12.40pm – 1.30pm: Teaching Practice Sun Salutations
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch
2.30pm – 3.30pm: Posture Workshop – Asana & Alignment Study
3.40pm – 5.30pm: Yoga Philosophy
5.30pm – 6.30pm: Mindfulness and Meditation/Evening Restorative or Yin Practice
Sophia Daly – Founder of HYD & Lead Trainer: 200 Hour Teacher Training
Sophia, originally from Claremorris, Co Mayo, discovered Yoga in 2010 when she started practicing Bikram yoga in Dublin and after many years of practice and researching the market she founded Hot Yoga Studios Dundrum. Sophia initially trained as a yoga teacher in 2012 and then travelled to Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2017 to deepen her knowledge of yoga and mindfulness and expand her practice.
She has attended many workshops and retreats with some of the best international teachers including Josh Summers, Gypsyon, Jacob Manning, Bryce Yoga, Carson Calhoun, Adell Bridges and more.
The style of yoga that she is passionate about teaching is a dynamic hot vinyasa flow with an emphasis on meditation in movement and encouraging students to stay present throughout their practice. Sophia, along with their team of instructors, have built a warm welcoming studio and a wonderful yoga community. Sophia’s aim is to share the many physical and psychological benefits that yoga brings and to spread inspiration for joyful living.
Sophia teaches Asana (postures) practice, Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama (breath work), Yin Yoga and Mindfulness and Meditation on our 200 Hour Teacher Training course.
Dr. Lucy Weir – Philosophy Trainer
Lucy teaches the yoga philosophy module on all of our yoga teacher training courses and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Having started practicing yoga as a (very unhappy) teen in the Highlands of Scotland, Lucy trained with the YTTC (Yoga Therapy and Training Centre) in County Down in 2000-2002. She has done extensive further training, including with Donna Fahri, Christophe Mouze, and Julie Gudmestad, and is currently affiliated to YTI (Yoga Therapy Ireland). She is also a writer and philosopher and has published work on ideas that changed the course of history, and on what it is to do good. She completed her PhD in Philosophy between 2010 and 2014 in NUIG, Galway and later in UCC, Cork.
She spent a number of years working as a volunteer (VSO) in Sudan, Indonesia and Kenya, followed by 17 years in Erris, in the far west of Mayo. She is now writing a book, and teaches yoga and yoga philosophy, as well as working with people who are deaf and blind, and mothering two teens long distance. As a marathon runner, Lucy recognises herself as having taken an endurance, tough love approach to most things. She is now focused, above all, on compassion and the ecological emergency. Her book will be titled Love is Green.