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YoGrá Yoga Studio
Yoga and Meditation Teacher Trainings

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200 Hour

Yoga Teacher Training

Become a yoga and meditation teacher. Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited course.

March 2025

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Vinyasa Flow 

Short Course

Take your teaching to the next level and add Vinyasa Flow Yoga to your offerings.

November 2024

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Chair Based Yoga

Teacher Traning

Serve your community. Learn to teach safe, inclusive and accessible yoga classes.

February 2025

200 hour Yoga Teacher Traning

Foundation Level Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Fully comprehensive

Yoga Alliance Professionals approved course

Family friendly schedule

Flexible payment pans available

Partial scholarship available (ask for details)

Join us for our transformative Yoga Teacher Training starting in March 2025

You will learn:

Yoga Asana (postures)

How to teach yoga asana safely and intelligently

How to sequence classes

How to assist your students verbally and physically

How to teach and practise Meditation

Pranayama (breathing techniques and practices)

Yoga philosophy

Anatomy and Physiology  with Dr Yogi Andrew Mc Gonigle

The subtle body

The business of yoga

Guest teachers to include Yoga Picnic founder Mary Gardiner

and much more....

 

Train with the best teachers in yoga and meditation, and immerse yourself in a journey of self-discovery and professional development. Whether you aspire to share your love and passion for yoga as a career or simply wish to deepen your personal practice, our comprehensive 9-month program in our beautiful studio in Maynooth is perfect for you. You will learn to teach yoga postures, meditation, and much more, gaining the skills and confidence to inspire others on their yoga journey. Embrace this opportunity to elevate your practice and make a lasting impact on your life and the lives of others.

Anatomy and Physiology

The anatomy and physiology module is taught by Dr Andrew Mc  Gonnigle, a medically trained yoga anatomy teacher empowering yoga teachers to teach from a more science-informed perspective.

Andrew has also been a yoga teacher for over 15 years and his passion is educating yoga teachers to explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our incredible bodies and to apply this knowledge to practising and teaching yoga.

Each topic we delve into is related directly back to the yoga asana practice. There is a strong focus on using this knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. Time is dedicated to exploring how to best communicate with and support students who come to class with common injuries and conditions. There are dedicated yoga practices throughout the course to ensure full integration of the knowledge.

Meet your teachers

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Christine Dunworth

Hi, I’m Christine, a dedicated yoga teacher and the owner of YoGrá Yoga Studio in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

 

My mission is to make yoga accessible and inclusive for everyone in our community. I have worked tirelessly to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students of all ages and abilities.

At YoGrá Yoga Studio, my teaching style is centred around understanding and meeting the diverse needs of our students. I utilise a variety of props and variations to help each individual find their unique expression of yoga postures, ensuring a safe and comfortable practice for all.

My passion for training future yoga teachers began during my time working under Paula Mitten at Durga Yoga, where I progressed from an eager assistant to a tutor on the 200-hour YTT. My journey has taken me to Suryalila in Spain to train with esteemed teachers like Vidya Heisel, Jennilee Toner, and Jennifer Yaro. Additionally, I have trained in Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and attended workshops with Kino McGregor.

With over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training in various styles including Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Yin Yoga, as well as several Pilates teacher trainings, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my classes. I am also a qualified massage therapist and a busy mother of three children.

 

In my spare time, you will probably find me on the yoga mat or out for a walk with a business podcast!

My training courses at YoGrá Yoga Studio incorporate mindfulness, meditation, movement, chanting, and even laughter to enhance both physical and mental well-being. Join me and discover the transformative power of yoga in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

Andrew Mc Gonnigle

Dr Yogi - Andrew McGonigle is a a medically trained yoga anatomy teacher empowering yoga teachers to teach from a more science-informed perspective. We are so excited to have him teach the anatomy and physiology module on our 200 hour course. Andrew has compiled an amazing interactive, self paced online module.

In this course we explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our incredible bodies applied to practising and teaching yoga. Each topic we delve into is related directly back to the yoga asana practice. There is a strong focus on using this knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make asana practices as inclusive as possible. Time is dedicated to exploring how to best communicate with and support students who come to class with common injuries and conditions.

Dates and location

Training begins on the 8th March 2025 and runs until the 9th November 2025. The course takes place in YoGrá Yoga Studio, Maynooth, Co. Kildare and there is an online check in session once a month, dates to be confirmed.  There are two weekends in person in March, after that it is once a month except August. The anatomy module is a pre recorded online state of the art course devised by Dr Andrew McGonigle. You will also have access to a live with Andrew once a month.

Dates:

8th &  9th March

22nd & 23rd March

12th &13th April

10th & 11th May

7th & 8th June

12th & 13th July

No training in August

13th & 14th September

11th & 12th October

8th & 9th November

We begin at 7am sharp each morning and finish at 5pm each evening.

You are welcome to bring your meals, we have a fridge and microwave in our kitchen.

Parking is FREE in Maynooth Business Campus.

Conveniently located just off Junction 7 on the N4.

Accommodation at The Glenroyal Hotel or Air B&Bs.

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Investment

Early Bird price: €2650.00

Full Price: €2750.00

Payment plans available

Partial scholarship available

Secure your space with a deposit of only €500 today

Vinyasa Flow 40 hours

Are you a qualified yoga teacher who wants to begin teaching dynamic, intelligent Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
This short course will give you the confidence to step on your mat with confidence and guide your students through safe, well structured, and fun flows. Booking is open now for the next short course happening in Maynooth in November 2024.

Teacher Feedback:

 

I recently attended Christine's Vinyasa Training and had a fantastic experience. The course was incredibly enriching, especially in learning how to assist with ease and confidence. 

Christine creates a welcoming and comfortable environment where all questions and curiosities are encouraged. Her approachability and depth of knowledge made the training both enjoyable and highly educational. I highly recommend Christine's Vinyasa Training for anyone looking to deepen their practice and teaching skills. Jen 

Yoga Alliance Professionals Certified

CPD 40 hours

Dates 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th November 2024

Times 7am- 4.30pm

Investment €550.00 includes a printed manual.

Chair Based Yoga Teacher Training

Our chair-based Yoga training empowers teachers to provide a safe and accessible environment for everyone to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of Yoga.

Chair based yoga is the practice of yoga sitting in the chair or wheelchair or standing using the chair for support. 

In this short course you will learn:

 

  • How to teach safe, accessible and inclusive yoga

  • How to adapt the yoga practice to suit the diverse needs of your students

  • Class sequencing and planning

  • Common injuries and limitations you will meet at your classes 

  • Teaching students with physical and intellectual disabilities

  • Using props

  • Appropriate verbal and physical assisting

  • Intelligent cueing and trauma informed language

  • How to set up classes in your community and make a positive impact on your students physical and mental wellbeing

Christine is passionate about teaching accessible and inclusive yoga. Her classes at The St John Of Gods day services and her community chair based classes in Maynooth are two of her most popular classes each week. She also delivers chair based yoga classes in corporate settings and has several very popular FREE You Tube videos that her students love to watch at home.

Christine has trained with Special Yoga UK and has completed Yoga Therapy Irelands "Yoga Therapy and Advanced Teaching Skills" course. 

Yoga Alliance Professionals Certified

CPD 40 hours

Dates 15th & 16th, 22nd  & 23rd February

Times 7am- 4.30pm

Investment €550.00 includes a printed manual.

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