The intensive 200 hour training course, run in collaboration with internationally-respected yoga school, Frog Lotus Yoga International, promises to produce highly-skilled and safe yoga instructors and is accredited by Yoga Alliance UK.
“The yoga sector continues to grow in popularity, said Course Director, Paula Mitten. “Yoga has become more popular than ever, with its appeal extending into sports, mental health, post-injury recovery and many other fields.
“Yoga teaching provides flexible working hours, which is particularly convenient for people with children or those working part-time. There is also a great satisfaction in being your own boss and transforming a hobby you love into your job, while earning a regular wage or topping up an existing income.”
Learning to teach yoga during a focused three-week period has many advantages, according to Paula Mitten: “Students live and breathe yoga over the three-week course without the everyday distractions that can come up when training over a longer period of time. We review course modules daily to ensure that students are gaining a full and lasting understanding of each topic.”
The course will train students to teach vinyasa flow yoga, a popular dynamic practice that is based on the fundamentals of traditional ashtanga yoga. Students will undertake intensive study of yoga poses, class sequencing and planning, hands on assisting in classes, anatomy, yogic diet, the business of teaching yoga, philosophy and history, meditation and pranayama breathing techniques, while deepening their own yoga practice.
Paula Mitten is one of Ireland’s Ieading Irish yoga instructors and has a decade of teaching experience in Ireland and overseas, training new teachers internationally in locations such as Spain, Costa Rica and Bali.
She will be assisted by British yoga teacher, Emily Hill, who teaches in some of London’s top yoga studios.
Durga Yoga’s 200 hour teacher training will take place from 3rd to 24th July 2015. The course is available as a day course, with accommodation available on request.
About Durga Yoga and Antenatal:
Durga Yoga and Antenatal is a yoga studio set up by Paula Mitten in 2012. It is based on Doctor’s Lane, Maynooth and offers strong energetic flowing yoga classes, workshops, private classes and corporate classes that focus on good alignment set in a friendly and open environment. The studio also specialises in antenatal yoga.
About Paula Mitten, Course Director:
Paul Mitten (35), Director of Durga Yoga and Antenatal, has been teaching yoga in the style of Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow for over a decade. She established Durga Yoga and Antenatal studio in 2012.
Paula began her career in fitness as a fitness instructor in 2005, having achieved diplomas in Gym Instruction and in Sports Psychology in 2005. She worked in Liffey Valley Fitness from 2005 to 2007, followed by The Spa at Carton House in 2007. She also gained a Diploma in Anatomy in 2011.
Paula was first introduced to yoga in 2004 as she began to practice Ashtanga yoga daily in Dublin city centre and was immediately dedicated to the practice.
She undertook a 200 hour Diploma in Hatha Yoga with The Irish School of Yoga from 2005-2007. Following this, she studied with Frog Lotus International in Massachusetts to gain an additional 200 hour Diploma in Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
Paula continued her studies in India and Thailand gaining a 500 hour qualification in Advanced Yoga Teaching and studied Pregnancy and Antenatal teaching in 2007 and 2009.
She is registered as a senior yoga instructor and teacher trainer with Yoga Alliance UK, the official register of yoga teachers and schools for the UK and Ireland.
In addition to owning Durga Yoga and Antenatal, Paula is employed as a senior teaching instructor with Frog Lotus International and trains new yoga teachers annually in locations such as Bali, Costa Rica, Spain and London.
A native of Maynooth, Co Kildare, Paula now lives in Co Meath with her husband and son.