Join us in 2017 for our 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course

This course is a post-graduate programme for those who have completed a 200 hour training.

(If your not ready for this step just yet, check out details of our Anusara® yoga 200hr Intensive Teacher Training in August here or our 200hr Part Time Teacher Training details here )

Taking part in the empowering course will help you deepen your practice and further develop and refine your teaching skills.  This is the next step in your yoga education and is for any yoga teacher or trainee who wants to grow in confidence and skill.

Introduction from Noeleen Tyrrell, Course Director

Dear student,

As yogis/yoginis our practice is our chosen path to help us both remember and recognise our deepest, dearest and highest self.  Yoga is the invitation to be everything that you want to be and to reach your highest potential in all aspects of your life.  This is a precious gift and one that can be passed on to others through your teaching and example of a fully conscious and caring human being.

This programme will shine the light on your practice and teaching.  You will learn the skills and knowledge that will make you a truly great teacher who can speak and teach from an authentic and deep understanding of this ancient system.

When we teach ‘our truth’, when we teach what we truly know then students will recognise this and they too with your guidance can find the courage to be themselves.

On behalf of the staff and faculty at Ard Nahoo I wish you all the best on this journey together.

Om Shanti & Lots of love,
Noeleen Tyrrell – Course Director



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About The Yoga Teacher Training Course:

  • Award winning Ard Nahoo has been offering yoga and wellbeing retreats, classes and teacher trainings for over 16 years
  • Teachers: Noeleen Tyrrell (principal), Mary McDermott, Jaye Martin,  Bill Mahony & special guest Noah Maze (and others)
  • This Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course is open to all teachers who have completed our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training or another suitable training from a recognised school.
  • Principal teacher Noeleen Tyrrell  will be joined by great teachers both from Ireland and around the world to deliver this exciting programme.  This is a one of a kind opportunity to go deeper  into your own practice and to bring your yoga education to the next level.
  • Join us in this beautiful purpose built yoga environment enveloped by a landscape that invites inspiration, contemplation, awe and creativity.
  • This training provides the gateway for taking your love of teaching and all things yoga to the next stage of depth, integration and understanding. This is an opportunity and invitation to you to develop and refine your skills and understanding both in your practice and in your teaching
  • The programme format will mostly be 5 Day modules.  We will cover 40 hours over the 5 day modules, (starting on Wednesday and finishing on Sunday).  The only exception to this is the August 4 day module with Noah Maze which will be 20 hours (possibly more) and the final weekend in December which will also be 20 hours (possibly less if the August module gains hours).  Be in no doubt that this is a big commitment.

Level 2 – Advanced Teacher Training – Course description

We are dedicated to offering all our students and guest teachers the space, opportunity and freedom to be the best version of themselves that they can be.  We will do this by providing a top quality yoga learning environment with some of the best teachers from around Ireland and the world.
This training builds on and develops further both your personal practice and your skills as a teacher. We offer you further ‘yoga tools’ to enrich your own lives and to make this world a better place through the sharing of the practice in the greater community.

This Advanced Teacher Training offers you the opportunity to

  • Develop your understanding and practice of asana in a structured and comprehensive way
  • Refine and expand your knowledge and practice of anatomy and alignment
  • Audit and refine your current teaching skills
  • Teach yoga with anatomy and alignment as the focus and starting point
  • Shine a light on and improve your teaching skills so that you can become more effective as a teacher
  • Learn and improve teaching skills and confidence in key areas – Sequencing, Adjustments, Observation, Theming and leadership
  • Learn how to create powerful and well-structured class plans and courses
  • Understand the common causes of injury and the means of prevention
  • Understand Yoga and its scope as a therapy
  • Take an in depth look at the theory and practice of Restorative Yoga
  • Develop your connection to understanding of the Subtle Body and improve your confidence to teach the more subtle practices including mantra and meditation
  • Explore pranayama and build an authentic connection to your breath
  • Study yoga philosophy with one of the worlds leading scholars
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient and sacred scripts and texts and find tools to help you and others live happier lives
  • Explore yoga ethics and lifestyle
  • Take time for contemplation, planning and building the type of future that you dream of.  Create a ‘real life’ strategy that aligns with your vision. Examine money, pricing, marketing and the whole enchilada.
  • Have fun learning with some of the best yoga teachers in the world
  • Develop and shine as a person, yogi and teacher
Upon completion graduates will
  • Master fundamental teaching skills
  • Advance their practice of asana and the more subtle practices
  • Have a well grounded understanding of the tradition, philosophy and history of yoga
  • Have a deeper understanding of bio mechanics of movement
  • Have many new skills to offer their students/communities
  • Be a more confident and skilled teacher

Dates (may be subject to change)

Course Dates (may be subject to change)
Module 1January -25th – 29th Fundamentals of Yoga Teaching with Noeleen TyrrellNoeleen Tyrrell
Module 2March 8th – 12thHeart Centred Body and Soul Immersion – Yoga Philosophy, Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Bill Mahony (USA) and Noeleen Tyrrell
Module 3April 5th – 9thAdvanced Teaching Skills (Noeleen) & Restorative Yoga (Mary)Mary McDermott and Noeleen Tyrrell
Module 4June 10th – 14thAdvanced Asana & Teaching SkillsJaye Martin (USA) and Noeleen Tyrrell
Module 5August 9th – 13thAsana, Myth & Legend with special guest appearanceNoah Maze (USA)
Module 6October 20th – 22ndIntroduction to Yoga Therapy & Restorative YogaNoeleen Tyrrell and Mary Mc Dermott
Module 7November 17th – 19th Yoga for Pregnancy – Post graduate training for yoga teachers and traineesNoeleen Tyrrell & Lauren Ray Hensey
Module 8January 26th – 28thYoga Therapy & Yoga for Women (2 days) Yoga Business (1 day)Noeleen Tyrrell and guest teacher Esther Moser (Yoga for Women)
Module 9March 9th – 11thVinyasa Flow & Teaching SkillsNoeleen Tyrrell
Module 10Graduation WeekendStudents deliver workshops – open to publicNoeleen Tyrrell


Applicants must have completed a 200 hour teacher training with Ard Nahoo Yoga School or a course of similar standard (Yoga Alliance UK or US, British Wheel etc.)
Applicants must be healthy and willing to work hard
Contact Hours
  • You will begin your +300 hours with 270 hours onsite/contact hours training over the year from January to April 2018.  Please note that when you compare 300 hour courses it is wise to ask what are the contact hours. Many 300 hour courses have as little as 150 hours class room training.
  • Non-contact Hours – The remaining 30 hours will be made up as follows
  • Teaching: It is a requirement that you teach your own classes and workshops.  Noeleen will support you with any issues or questions as they arise. This can be done by email or by phone.
  • Project: Making an in depth study on a subject of your choice. Researching, writing and presenting your findings.  Usually this takes the form of a 1.5-2 hour workshop.
  • Reading– deepening your knowledge of key areas such as Anatomy and Philosophy


To register for the full training costs € 4,000 if paid in full after 20th December
Early bird registration €3,800 if paid in full before 21st December
Alternatively you can pay €650 per 5 day module or €450 per 3 day module due 6 weeks prior to start date.  Fees can be paid by bank transfer or by cheque.
Modules can be taken as trainings in their own right and qualify for CPD points or as part of the whole programme.
Module Timings
All 5 day modules are 40 hours (Wednesday – Sunday 9am – 6pm).
Weekend modules are 24 hours (Friday 9am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm

Application Process

Prospective students must complete an application form and return the form with a €500 non-refundable application fee. Upon acceptance on the course this fee will be deducted from the full cost of the tuition fee.

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Upon satisfactory completion of the course, (including all projects listed above) and final exam graduates will receive a Level 2, Advanced Teacher Training Certificate from Ard Nahoo Yoga School. Ard Nahoo is a registered yoga school at both 200 and 300 and 500 level with Yoga Alliance UK.

Student Accommodation – we offer affordable hostel style accommodation for those are travelling.  This is shared accommodation with self catering facilities. Cabins are stocked with complimentary fair trade tea and coffee, paraben free body wash, shampoo and hand soap. Please bring, towels, food and any other toiletries needed.  We have a small shop with toothpaste, Dr Hauschka skincare and natural sanitary wear etc.

1 night €35 –  2 nights €30 per night – 3+ nights €25 per night

Please note: this is not regular eco-cabin rental and the same conditions do not apply.

Media – Lonely Planet Ireland, National Geographic stay list, Eco Eye, Nationwide, 6 One News, Image, Harpers Bazaar, RTE Guide, Irish Times, The Guardian and lots more besides. We have been winners of Green Tourism awards and runners up in the Sustainable Tourism Awards!


What our graduates are saying about us…
‘The Yoga Teacher Training course at Ard Nahoo was everything I’d hoped for and so much more. Noeleen is a dedicated, knowledgeable and very experienced yogi. Mix these traits with her gifted teaching qualities and you have a powerful course which also happens to be set in an enchanting and inspirational venue. At all times I felt confidently guided and positively encouraged to reach my full potential not only as a teacher but also in my own yoga practice and life. What an amazing life changing journey!  The course was perfectly paced to encourage, challenge and grow our teaching skills and our yoga both on and off the mat. I loved my year at Ard Nahoo and hope to return to further develop my yoga and teaching skills. I highly recommend this course’ Rebecca

What people are saying about Ard Nahoo…
‘Ard Nahoo is one of my dreams come to life. Noeleen has created the perfect place for a cozy retreat by yourself or with a group. I enjoyed teaching the very enthusiastic local community and am already planning my next visit. Great food, beautiful countryside and the warmest hospitality in a gorgeous setting’ Desiree Rumbaugh, International Yoga Teacher

Ard Nahoo Yoga – Mission Statement

We aim to offer all our students, guests and teachers the space, opportunity and freedom to be the best version of themselves that they can be.  We will do this by providing the best possible environment, teachers, training and classes to give people the ‘yoga tools’ to enrich their own lives and to make this world better.