Join us at The Academy at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat for a 3 week Intensive 200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher Training with senior teacher Michelle Moroney.


Here is a brief introduction to our training. Please visit this page for more detailed information about the whole program.


200 hour Yoga Teacher Training:

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course will run over 3 weeks. Focus on this course is on Personal Development and Practice, Creating a Safe Teaching Environment, Knowledge of Poses and Sequencing of Classes. There is a strong focus on Teaching Practice with each course participant instructing their fellow students every day on the course. Our purpose for this training is to be authentic and open and to be prepared and present so that we can share our knowledge and love of yoga in it’s many forms and educate our students with passion and experience to the art of teaching yoga. We are creating and growing a yoga community based on integrity, self-reflection and excellence.



Yoga styles covered: Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Alignment Focused Yoga.

Dates: May 31st to June 20th, 2021

Course Fees: Price includes Tuition, Accommodation and meals* at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat

Quad Room (female only) €5,175

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom €5,465

Twin Room with Private Bathroom €6,040

Single with Shared Bathroom €5,750

Single with Private Bathroom €6500


*On the two days off, lunch and dinner will not be included.


Course Content:

This course will cover Yoga Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Functional Movement, Teaching Practice, Personal Development, Personal Practice and final assessments.



Additional Hours:

Prior to course commencement, 5 Pre-Training Assignments will be provided to prepare you for the training. Students will also be provide with a reading list of books.




Learning Outcomes:

Our training will prepare our new teachers to teach authentically, with a confident working knowledge of functional movement and asana and who are fully prepared to lead a number of classes of different styles. Our teachers will be versed in creating a safe teaching environment, will be able to offer Hatha Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Slow Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama. Our new teachers will know how to safely modify, enable their students to progress with advanced asana and will have an established relationship with their own practice.



Eligibility and Pre-requisites:

Minimum of 2 years of dedicated yoga practice. Each participant will be expected to attend a telephone interview and submit an application.





Upon completion of all elements of the training, the pre-training assignments and successfully passing the written exam and teaching practicums, students will graduate with a Teaching Certificate for 200 Hour and can register as a RYT200 with Yoga Alliance®



Soul and SaladThe Food on the training
The 5 Principals of Yoga according to Sivananda:

    • Proper Diet
    • Proper Exercise (asana)
    • Proper Relaxation
    • Proper Breathing
    • Positive Thinking & Meditation



MarthaFood is such an important part of a yogic lifestyle and at our beautiful retreat we believe this whole-heartedly. Our clean, organic, vegetarian meals with much of the produce grown onsite, keep our retreat guests coming back year after year and they all rave about our delicious food. For this special training we will be serving our incredible food with love and gratitude and sharing our methods, ingredients and recipes with you too. During the training we will have mindful eating experiences where we will eat as a meditation and not only will the food nourish and sustain us during this deep immersion but it will be part of the joy, and a fun relaxing part of our day. Please see the following links on our website to learn more about our food.

Our Food Philosophy


Our Organic Garden

Sample Menus

Our Kitchen and Garden Team


Our Training Team:

michelle yogaLead Trainer – Michelle Moroney. Michelle is senior yoga teacher, certified Health and Wellness Coach and runs her own successful retreat centre, here at the Cliffs of Moher Retreat on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland.




Trainer – Dearbhla Glynn. Through her 500 hours of advanced teacher training in the Elbow room Dearbhla has trained with movement practitioners Gary Carter, Susan Church and Yin practitioner Josh Summers.




Anatomy Trainer – Lexi Keating. Bachelor’s of Science in Biology (BS), 1999-2003, Springhill College, Mobile, AL,USA Master’s Degree of Physical Therapy (MS) Over 12 years of experience practicing & teaching as a Physical Therapist/Physiotherapist specialising in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, rehabilitation, injury prevention, functional movement and development. Over 2,400 logged hours served as a Clinical Instructor to Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy graduate students.


For more information see here.

*Please note that due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are no longer pairing people together unless they have travelled together. If you are travelling alone, please select a single room option.

We have updated our Terms & Conditions – please read here

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The day is broken into 4 parts. The morning will include a 2 hour yoga practice followed by breakfast. The late morning session will be an academic class with different themes each day, for example: anatomy and functional movement or a teaching methodology session, followed by lunch. The afternoon session will be 3 hours of  teaching practice followed by a break and the late afternoon session will include more practice, meditation, pranayama and discussion. For more information on the schedule please see here.

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Getting here





Cliffs of Moher Retreat



V95 A499

Ph: +353 (0) 65 708 0997



Shannon Airport:

Shannon is our closest airport. You can catch a taxi from the airport directly to the Retreat.  To ensure your transfer will be there to meet you, instead of waiting for a taxi at the airport, we recommend contacting Philip O’Dwyer and Tom Dowling who offers competitive rates from Shannon to the Retreat compared to picking up a taxi at the airport. Philip can accommodate individuals and groups. To pre-arrange transfers please contact directly at (phone is the preferred method):


–       Email:   

–       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

–       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761

Depending on the time of day and number of passengers, a taxi from Shannon costs €80 to €120 each way.

*Due to GDPR regulations we cannot provide guests’ contact details to other guests to organise sharing taxis. We advise using our Facebook page to reach out to each other or to ask Philip on booking the taxi if he has had any other guests contact him.


Public Transport:


Dublin Coach has a great service from Dublin (airport or city centre) to Ennis. Please visit their website for up to date time tables and costs:

Dublin Coach arrives into the Friars Walk bus park in Ennis. If you’re connecting to the Bus Eireann service it is about a 10 minute walk to the bus depot located at Ennis Train Station.

Bus Eireann run a service (Route 350) from the Ennis train station to Lahinch and Liscannor (close to us). Please visit their website for up to date time tables and costs:


Ennis is our local train station:


From Shannon, Ennis, Lahinch or Liscannor to the retreat. To pre-arrange transfers please contact the taxis companies directly:


–       Email:   

–       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

–       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761


Car Rental:

Renting a car is the easiest way to get around Ireland – we are a small island! It will mean you can make the most of this amazing area and take in all the fantastic sights while you are here without relying on taxis or public transport.

Cars can easily be rented from both Shannon and Dublin airports.

Dublin airport to the Retreat: 3 – 3.5 hours

Shannon airport to the Retreat: 1 hour


 Directions from Lahinch:

Eircode for SatNav: V95 A499

We are 7kms from Lahinch driving straight out on the road to the Cliffs of Moher. As you enter Lahinch follow the signs for the Cliffs of Moher and Liscannor (it’s a right turn before you come into the main street of the village).

Drive along that road, with the golf course on your left. After 4 kms you will reach Liscannor Village. Continue driving through Liscannor Village. After another 3kms turn left, just before The Rock Shop (which is on the right side of the road). After 200 metres you will reach a crossroads, turn right. Continue up the road for approximately 750metres, we are the third property on the left, you will drive up a long driveway and we will be waiting for you there!



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