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Mindfulness for yoga teachers

21 August 2021 - 28 August 2021


This innovative course is designed specifically for yoga teachers who want to explore the connections between yoga and mindfulness practice. It is part of our 300 hours teacher training programme and those who have not studied with us before must first attend our Sati Yoga Immersion retreat.

We will look at the use of various mindfulness ‘tools’, particularly those which enhance our awareness of the breath, and learn how to present these to help yoga students deepen their practice.

We will also explore a unique approach to breathwork, drawing from both the Buddhist perspective and from the classical pranayama, and shows how it can be used to help students of all levels to safely develop a balanced breathwork practice.

We will look at ways to help students find and maintain the balance between physical and meditative practices. The basics of classical yoga,  as well as elements of the Anapasati and Sattipathana Suttas (the main discourses in which the Buddha explains the establishment of mindfulness) will support our inquiry.

Formal meditation practice is an important part of the retreat and there will be plenty of opportunities for feedback and Q&A.
Please note that this course involves periods of silence. To truly gain the benefits of being on retreat, we will also ask students to turn off phones and any other electronic devices while staying at the farm.

Sati yoga offers us a way to slow down our practice, whilst maintaining an intensity of focus. A wide range of asanas, from fundamental to advanced will be explored. We will also experiment with vinyasa practice while paying close attention to the quality of each breath, exploring different ways to synchronise movement and breathing. There will be an emphasis on how working skilfully with our breath can increase flexibility as well as making us stronger in postures which require these qualities.

Click here to apply for this course.  If your application is accepted, we will send you further booking instructions.
Cost is 990 euros, various discounts are available, contact us.
Cost of this seven day course is 990 euros and includes:

  •     7 nights accommodation (sharing in twin rooms)
  •     All meals (organic vegetarian and delicious!— all vegetables grown on our farm)
  •     50 hours of tuition in yoga and mindfulness (which can be counted toward a 500 or a 1000 hours certificate with the IYN)
First day
17.20  Leave Roonagh pier
around 18.00  Arrive at the farm, settle into accommodation
18.30  Dinner followed by introductory talk
20.00  Evening meditation

Second to sixth day
7.30 – 8.00 Silent sitting
8.00 – 8.30 Pranayama
8.30-10.00 Breakfast then karma yoga / free time
10.30 – 13.00 Asana class
13-00 -15.00 Lunch then Karma yoga / free time
15.00 – 15-30 Walking meditation
15-30 = 18.00 Afternoon session: discusssion and breath work
18.00 – 20.00 Dinner, then karma yoga or free time
20.00 – 20.30 Sitting meditation

Last day
7.30 – 8.00 Silent sitting
8.00 – 8.30 Pranayama
8.45  Morning yoga (self practice) then closing circle
11.30  Brunch
12.45  Depart centre for 13.00 ferry
* Time table is subject to change


21 August 2021
28 August 2021
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Ciara Cullen