200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training September, 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.

Training Modules and Dates

The RYT-200 Teacher Training consists of 10-modules, offered every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from September 2020 to February 2021. The comprehensive course work and practical assessments will guide you through your training journey and equip you with the skills you need to become a certified yoga teacher. Interested in a specific module? We also offer online “a la carte” weekend drop-ins.

Living principles explore the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy and its total relevance to today’s life for yogis and all mankind. This examines the body systems and in particular looks at the anatomy and physiology inherent in yoga asana and pranayama.

The body principles section looks at the different factors influencing movement in asana. This examines the body systems and in particular looks at the anatomy and physiology inherent in yoga asana and pranayama.

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

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

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.

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 life 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.

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. We also discuss the approaches of teachers on how to teach and run their businesses ethically.

In completing the entire 200-hour RYT certification, you will receive a certificate of completion, which is recognized by Yoga Alliance.

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.

Sample schedule

The course will run twice a month (approximately) over 5 months on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 7.00pm.

  • 12.00pm – 2.00pm:  Meditation, Pranayama & Asana Practice
  • 2.00pm – 2.15pm: Break
  • 2.15pm – 3.15pm: Interactive Class Work
  • 3.15pm – 4.30pm: Lunch
  • 4.30pm – 5:50: Interactive Class Work
  • 5.50pm – 6.00pm:  Coffee break
  • 6.00pm – 7.00pm: Mindfulness and Meditation/Evening Yin or Restorative Practice/Yoga Nidra

Application and Payment

Ready to sign up? We look forward sharing our experience with you on your journey to become a RYT-200 Certified Yoga Teacher. We have made payment easy and flexible by offering both in-full, online, and hybrid choices with instalment options online. Fill out the online application to get started.

Full in-studio course fee: €2,200

Hybrid half online/half-in studio: €1,500

Full Online course fee: €1,200

Instalment plan available – required to book your place (non refundable)

Includes all 10 modules, RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Questions? Get in touch!

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.

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

Teaching Team

Sophie Moore

Sophie is the Lead Trainer of Vinyasa Yoga. She has 800 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. Sophie 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. She then traveled to India in 2019 for further training. 

The style of yoga that Sophie 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.