200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – 26th Sept 2020

Take a journey with us through yoga philosophy, breathwork, postures and relaxation and become a confident, competent and soulful yoga teacher.

On this program you will learn the principles and skills to teach breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asana) and relaxation (yoga nidra) to individuals and large and small groups. You will become familiar with the anatomy of the body and how it works in yoga. At its heart, this program will uncover why we do yoga. Underpinning it all will be the study of ancient yoga philosophy to enable both teacher and their students to live more soulfully.

The program is very practical in nature. Students will commit to homework and home practice. It is designed to take students on a highly enjoyable and life-affirming journey.

The course will run once a month over 8 months on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 7.00pm.

Early Bird: €2,200 available 30 days before course start date (saving €300) (Instalment plan available contact us for details)

€275 deposit required to book your place (non refundable)

Full course fee: €2,500 (Instalment plan available)

Yoga Teacher Training – Modules

Living principles explore the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy and its total relevance to today’s life for yogis and all mankind.

The body principles section looks at the different factors influencing movement in asana.

Pranayama, Asana, Yoga Nidra exercises are all dealt with and teased out in great detail. We also explore workshops in inversions, handstands and headstands, restorative yoga, mindfulness and meditation and sound bath healing.

The body in yoga examines the body systems and in particular looks at the anatomy and physiology inherent in yoga asana and pranayama.

The teacher skills and business of yoga sections look at the approaches of teachers on how to teach and run their businesses ethically.

We hope you decide to take this enjoyable yoga journey with us. There will be an opportunity to cover classes at our studio once you have successfully completed the course.

  1. Yoga Philosophy.

This explores the ancient wisdom of Yoga Philosophy and its total relevance to today’s life for yogis and all mankind.

  1. Sequencing a Yoga Class.

This section looks at the different factors influencing movement in asana.

  1. Pranayama, Asana and Yoga Nidra.

These exercises are all dealt with and teased out in great detail. We also explore Workshops in Hormone Yoga, Sensitive Yoga, Inversions, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation and Sound Bath Healing.

  1.  Anatomy & Physiology.

This examines the body systems and in particular looks at the anatomy and physiology inherent in yoga asana and pranayama.

  1. An Introduction to Ayurveda.

Ayurveda will enhance your ability to observe and assist students and/or clients physically, mentally and emotionally. The information in this module will support you in your own self-care by deepening your understanding of specific dietary and lifestyle needs. Learning the basics in Ayurveda will help you to help others or yourself to achieve a state of mental, emotional and physical balance.

  1. Sound Bath Healing

One full day on the course will focus on Sound Bath Healing. A Sound Bath is an immersion in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are healing for your body, mind and spirit.   A Sound Bath is a deeply relaxing, meditative experience which can take you on a journey of deep relaxation, healing and self-discovery. Everything in the Universe, including our body, is composed of vibrations. Every organ and every cell in our body vibrates at a particular frequency. Sound and vibration travels up to five times more effectively through water. As the human body is made up of over 70% water we can understand that sound and vibration can effect us at a cellular level. You will experience the healing power of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Shamanic Drums, Koshi chimes and Voice.

  1. Teacher Skills

This section looks at the approaches of teachers on how to teach their classes ethically.

The module also includes a Teachers in Training class where each student will teach their first full class to our members once you have successfully completed the course. We hope you decide to take this enjoyable yoga journey with us.

Refund Policy: The deposit is non-refundable unless the course is canceled. If a student decides not to complete the course, the instalment payments for any unattended weekends, made up until that date, are non-refundable. You may use this as credit towards a future course.

For more information on the teacher training please email us – info@hotyogastudios.ie or call 085 7387421

Sample schedule

12.00pm – 2.00pm: Morning Meditation & Asana Practice

2.00pm – 2.15pm: Break

2.15pm – 3.15pm:  Asana & Alignment Study/Assisting standing/Class Sequencing

3.15pm – 4.30pm: Lunch

4.30pm   Yoga Philosophy Lecture/Anatomy and Physiology Lecture

5.50pm – 6.00pm Coffee break

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Mindfulness and Meditation/Evening Yin or Restorative Practice

Training Dates & Training times 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Training takes place one weekend per month on Saturday and Sunday from 12.00pm – 7.00pm

Our next training starts on 26th September 2020

For more information on the teacher training please

email us


or call

085 7387421

Teaching Team 

Sophie Moore

Sophie is the Lead Trainer of Vinyasa Yoga. She has 600 Hours Training in Ireland, the UK and Thailand and has also trained with Carson Calhoun, Patrick Beach and Kino McGregor. She discovered Yoga in 2010 when she started practicing Hot Yoga in Dublin, while working full time for the Department of Health. 

After years of practice and researching the market Sophie founded Hot Yoga Dundrum in 2012.  Sophie decided to leave her job in 2017 to concentrate fully on the business. Sophia initially trained as a yoga teacher in the UK in 2012 and then after leaving her job, she travelled to Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2017 to deepen her knowledge of yoga and mindfulness and expand her practice.

The style of yoga that Sophia is passionate about teaching is a dynamic Vinyasa Flow with an emphasis on Meditation in Movement and encouraging students to stay present throughout their practice. 

Dr. Lucy Weir – Lead 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 the far west of Mayo. She has written a book, “Love is Green: compassion as responsibility in the ecological emergency” (Vernon Press: 2019) and is currently working on a second collection of works by herself and other philosophers on the practice of philosophy in the ecological emergency. She teaches from a nondualist perspective and emphasises the value of sankalpa and yoga nidra, as well as practice realisation. A member of a number of eco-awareness raising organisations, and having run three marathons, she understands the value of hatha as keeping going!

Dr. Alison Clancy 

Dr Alison Clancy PhD, MSc, RNT, BNS, RGN, HDNS, Pgrad (teaching and learning) is currently an assistant professor in UCD. She has trained in a number of different yoga linages including ashtanga, vinyasa and forrest yoga. She first came to yoga for the physical benefits however as her body became healthier, she soon discovered that her yoga mat was a place to find a sense of contentment, self- awareness and mind body connection.  She strongly believes that yoga is not a “one size fits all” practice, and that every person is on a different path. She tries to offer each person the opportunity to take that path in their own way at their own pace, to modify when needed and to honor how they feel at all times. Alison aim as a teacher is to walk with students as they discover their own personal yoga journey and hopes to nurture and encourage them along their way.

Douglas Robson

On the training Doug covers Inversion practice (headstands, handstands, forearm stands) and Meditation & Mindfulness. Doug has been a stuntman for 7 years and been in an extensive list of Hollywood productions including, Star Wars, James Bond, Mission Impossible, The Kingsman 2 and The Avengers. He’s also doubled Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Luke Evans and Tom Hiddleston to name a few. This work took its toll after a while and his training methods had to adapt to ensure his longevity in this field. He began going to yoga and loved it immediately, recognising its healing properties and its calming influence in a world full of adrenaline.

After practicing for several years he decided to do his teacher training to get a deeper knowledge of the discipline. He incoporated his unique background in martial arts and gymnastics into his yoga and so formed a fresh new approach he terms ‘Warrior Yoga”. A mixture of martial arts katas from Mauy Thai, Wushu, Jui Jitsu and Boxing, gymnastics conditioning and traditional Yoga poses. Expect to move in new ways that will challenge your body and mind while focusing on the breathe. Mastering both traditional yoga poses and martial arts strikes and accessing your inner warrior.