Ashtanga Yoga Dublin Heart Of Yoga 1 Year Intensive Course

For those of you who would like to deepen your practice and explore the path of Yoga more fully we have put together this Intensive Course consisting of 8 full weekends.

Yoga enables us to know and understand ourselves on all levels of human consciousness – to discover our fullest potential in all aspects of our being, physical, psychological and spiritual.

To achieve this requires effort. Patanjali tells us that success comes when practice is maintained “for a long time, without interruption and with enthusiasm and sincerity” (Sutra I. 14)

Ashtanga Yoga is a challenging practice which requires determination and commitment.

Patience, focus and dedication will inevitably bring rewards. Establishing a practice is the first step on the path. This course will help you to understand your practice and to go more deeply into the heart of your yoga. It will give you the opportunity to integrate the practice into your daily life; to know yourself fully; to think and act with clarity and awareness; to enjoy life in every way.

For a more detailed introduction to the course, its origins and aims, please read Heart of Yoga Course – who is it suitable for.


Number of Students

The number of students participating on the course will be restricted to 12. This is to ensure maximum attention to the needs of each student by the Tutors.

Heart of yoga – Applying for the Course

To apply for a place on the Heart of Yoga Course please download and complete the Heart of Yoga Course Application Form and return it to: David Collins, Course Director, Heart of Yoga Intensive, Ashtanga Yoga Dublin, rear 16 Main St., Idrone Lane, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

On receipt of the Application, David will contact you by phone and if you are offered a place, a Non-refundable deposit must be paid immediately.

Course Fees

The Course Fee is €1685, payable as a €1000 deposit as soon as a place is offered, and the balance by January 20th 2016. Please take note that the deposit is Non-transferable and Non-refundable.
Heart of Yoga students qualify for a 10% reduction on Annual cards.

Heart of Yoga Dates and Format of Course Weekends

The dates for the 2016 course are as follows:

Month Dates
February 6th, 7th
March 5th, 6th
April 9th, 10th
May 7th, 8th
September 3rd, 4th
October 1st, 2nd
November 5th, 6th
December 3rd, 4th

General Format (variations occur frrm month to month)

Saturday (6.5 Hours)

    • 09.00 – 10.30: Asana Techniques
    • 10.30 – 12.30: Asana Practice (guided)
    • Lunch!
    • 13.30 – 15.00: Philosophy
    • 15.00 – 16.15: Meditation and Pranayama
    • 16.30: Closing.

Sunday (4.5 Hours):

    • 08.00 – 10.30: Pranayama & Mysore
    • Breakfast!
    • 12.00 – 13.30: Sutras & Chanting
    • 13.30 – 14.00: Meditation/Lifestyle & Nutrition/Yoga History/DVD
    • 14.00 – 14.30: Yoga Nidra

Conditions of Participation in the Heart of Yoga Course

Students sign Application Form and accept the conditions set out here.

Important Note: Deposit amount of €1000 is non-transferable (either to another person or another course/year) and non-refundable, except in the case of cancellation by organisers.

Once the full fee is paid, there can be no refunds of same, whether or not a student completes the course.

This course is a stand-alone course which, although it comprises the first year of our comprehensive teacher training programme, is open to anyone. There is no assessment at the end of it and participation on this course alone does not qualify one to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

The Asana practice on this course is principally the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, but this may vary from practitioner to practitioner.

Accepting a place on the Course is a commitment (i) to try to develop a daily practice; (ii) to stop at a particular asana in the Series, if asked to do so by the Tutors; (iii) to try to attend all of the hours of the Course.

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