Teacher Training


We are all teachers and students in various forms throughout our life –  If you feel there is a Yoga teacher within you, or you would just like to become a better Yoga student ; This course is designed with you in mind.


This comprehensive 200 hour Teacher Training course is accredited by the Internationally recognised Yoga Alliance Professionals.   It is  to give students the skills, knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Yoga so they become open minded, imaginative and confident teachers – While allowing them explore their own practice and deepen their love of Yoga.

The course is over 10 weekends

Starting September Friday 2nd

Finishing Jan Sunday 22nd January

For all times and dates email hello@DownDogStudio.ie

 Pay Your Teacher Training Deposit Here 

Course content

ASANA – The Practice – As a teacher, it is important that you are dedicated to your own practice – This course will help you to strengthen not only your body, and your own asana form, but also really cultivate your love of this magical “way of Life”.    You will learn to understand each pose, the “why” of the pose, the correct alignment and when to modify a pose.

We will be working with the Ashtanga Primary sequence and the fundamentals (the “alphabet” of  Yoga). Once you know, and understand the Ashtanga sequence it gives you the freedom and knowledge to create your own sequences and flows safely.

PRANAYAMA + MEDITATION –  You will learn a variety of breathing techniques for you to bring into your own daily practice and how to encourage your students to create time to still and calm their mind.

The 8 LIMBS  – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (a text we will be using) refers to 8 limbs of Yoga, each of which offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. We will explore each Limb, and how we can incorporate them into our life. “Living Yoga off the mat”.

PHILOSOPHY –  A vast and fascinating subject – This course will focus on The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutras texts and how we can learn from their teachings today.

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection. The power of Spirituality is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument. A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return”.

THE BHAGAVAD GITA – Gita is one of the most influential treatise in eastern philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita is the eternal message of spiritual wisdom from ancient India.

ANATOMY – Understanding and identifying the major bones, muscles, joints, and movements of the body will help you understand the benefits of each asana. Based on this functional anatomy, you will learn how to move your body and maintain proper alignment during the yoga poses.  This is really important for you as a teacher to be able to break the poses down and know how to adapt each pose to different bodies.

AYURVEDIC YOGIC FOODS –  Ayurveda is a form of holistic medicine that’s focused on promoting balance between your body and mind. We will explore how to find out what foods work for each individual body, and how we can eat for energy and for well being.  Ciara from Ciara’s Kitchen will show us how to create easy, nutritious and delicious vegan dishes.

ETHICS & BUSINESS – How to share your knowledge with students and if your goal is to teach – How to find your own teaching voice and style and create your own community of students.

What is included IN STUDIO 200 hours Teacher Training

  • The course covers ALL the online classes on the Timetable and access to the On Demand Library for 12 months from September 1st
  • A one to one with each student on where they want to go with their Yoga practice and Teacher training diploma.
  • Your food + recipes + demonstrations with “Ciara’s Kitchen” (In her Kitchen – or online)
  • Your anatomy course module by David Keil led by Sheenagh Sexton – Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist.
  • 10% off any “DownDogStore” items throughout course.


What is included in ONLINE 200 hours Teacher Training

  • The course covers ALL the online classes on the Timetable and access to the On Demand Library for 12 months beginning September 1st
  • “One to One” Zoom call at any time during course.
  • Ciara will be LIVE online for you to enjoy and cook along with.
  • 10% off all “DownDogStore” items throughout course.

The DownDog Academy Team

Lead Teacher – Yvonne Treacy – Teaching and practising Yoga for  23 years.

Anatomy – David Keils Yoga Anatomy course led by Yvonne & Sheenagh Sexton

Philosophy – Yvonne Treacy and practising Buddhist and Buddhist Teacher David Shannon

Food + Nutrition – Yvonne & Ciara Fennessy.

There will also be guest speakers and teachers throughout the course.

All Graduating students will be awarded their Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

200-hour Teacher Training Certificate, which is internationally recognised.  They can provide you with your Yoga Teaching Insurance which currently is under €200.


IN STUDIO – 8 YOGIS = €2,250

ONLINE – 10 YOGIS = €1,550


Deposit of €500 necessary to book a place along with your application form.

€550 due April 2022 with full balance paid prior to start date September 2nd.

If you have any questions at all about the course, about whether it is for you – I am happy to discuss any hesitations you may have.

Look forward to bringing more Yoga to you and to others around you,

Love Yvonne