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Exploring Yoga:
A 50-hour intensive course of practice & study

January to July, 2021
(8 places only)

This course is now full.  Next course October 2021 – April 2022 (see dates below)  Book at

If you love yoga and you’d like to learn more about all aspects of the practice, it may seem like the only way to take things further is to sign up for a Teacher Training course. While this can be a wonderful and rewarding learning experience, the time, expense and regulations involved can be a barrier for anyone not interested in teaching. This 50-hour intensive is designed as an alternative.

It is for anyone who wants to give more time to a personal yoga practice and learn more about the science and philosophy behind what yoga is and why it works. All you need is a genuine interest in yoga, whatever your level. You may be a seasoned practitioner or new to the practice. It may be that this course will direct you to a Teacher Training course in the future. Or you may have already completed a Teacher Training course and want to continue your studies and devote more time to your personal practice.

The course will take place on one Sunday a month from January to July 2021. It will initially be live-streamed via Zoom if necessary, but whenever restrictions are lifted, we’ll meet to enjoy the full day of practice and learning together (sessions will be live-streamed for anyone unable to attend).


Yoga Asana (Postural Practice)
Pranayama (Breathwork)
Yoga Philosophy 
Lifestyle (Diet & Nutrition for yoga and health)

We’ll look at how modern scientific research backs up what the ancient yogis knew: that a regular, integrated yoga practice builds resilience in body and mind. By practising asana, meditation and pranayama we cultivate real inner awareness and with it, the opportunity to enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.  You’ll get a better understanding of the timeless concepts behind the eight-fold path of classical yoga and see how they can be applied to your daily life. The course will help you cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the positive impact all aspects of yoga can have on your life.

Each Sunday we meet, either online or in person, we’ll start with Asana (postural)  practice. A Pranayama (breathwork) and Meditation class will follow. Then after a lunch break, we’ll spend the afternoon studying Yoga Theory, Philosophy and Asana technique. The afternoons will also include Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra classes on alternate Sundays. While Yoga Philosophy will be interwoven throughout the course, yoga teacher, writer and scholar, Marianne Jacuzzi, will deliver two specific modules on this subject.

The idea is that you will spend a whole day immersed in yoga and leave each Sunday inspired, rejuvenated and relaxed. Over the 7 months, you’ll have time to really invest in your practice. With the motivation of monthly intensive days with your small group of fellow students, you will find it easier to integrate a regular practice into your daily life and enjoy the lifetime benefits that will follow.

Time: 10 am – 5:15 pm
Cost: €850 
Limited to 8 places

Sunday, 10 January
Sunday, 7 February
Sunday, 14 March
Sunday, 25 April
Sunday, 9 May
Sunday, 6 June
Sunday, 4 July

October 2021 – April 2022 Course (now available for booking – 8 places only)

Sunday, 3 October
Sunday, 7 November
Sunday, 5 December
Sunday, 9 January
Sunday, 6 February
Sunday, 6 March
Sunday, 3 April
Sunday, 8 May
Sunday 5 June
Sunday 3 July

Terms & Conditions for Exploring Yoga

Deposit and further fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Students must complete all 50 hours of the course to be awarded a 50-hour Exploring Yoga certificate from Ríonach Yoga.

Contact Ríonach below to book or ask any questions about the course: