Burren Yoga Teacher Training Course

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    Burren Yoga Teacher Training Course

    We are not sure if this training will go ahead in October 2020.

    We have building planned for 2018, and this will need to be completed before the training.

    I will update this page in early 2018 with any updates.

    5th – 21st October 2023 and

    13th – 29th January 2024

    Two 16 day residential modules.



    Yoga Teacher Training with David Muehsam

    Comprehensive 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training with world famous David Muehsam


    Fully residential teacher training

    two separate 16 day modules which are 2 months apart

    Announcement February 2014

    • The dates planned for our next yoga teacher training will be October 2015 after the completion of the new yoga centre building in February 2015.
    • This depends on the new grant scheme to be set up by Galway Rural Development
    • Please email us with a letter of interest and fill in the application form (see section ‘how to apply’ at end of this page)

    End of Announcement


    On this page you will find
    • Details (except the dates which we don’t know yet) on the comprehensive yoga yeacher training
    • Information about world famous David Muehsam who teaches training all over world
    • Information about who the course is suitable for
    • Information about the qualifications you will receive
    • An Application form to fill in
    • And on-line booking for the course


    Calendar of Other Yoga Retreats

    If you would prefer to come on one of our other courses which are not involved in teacher training, please see Calendar of Retreats

    Quality of this yoga teacher training

    This Yoga teacher training is unlike many other teacher training courses.

    The main quality aspects of this teacher training are

    • The quality of David Muehsam as a very experienced teacher trainer
    • The training is completely residential and takes place within the Internationally known Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre
    • Grounding in the basic principles of yoga, asana, pranayama and meditation, as taught by a teacher with a deep understanding and training.
    • Daily practice under the teacher’s supervision. Students will be encouraged to develop and understand through daily practice how to sequence, vary and modify yoga asanas.


    Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training with David Muehsam

    A great opportunity to take your yoga teacher training with world famous David Muehsam who practices and teaches yoga within a truly yogic spirit, where one delves inwards during the training to learn how to sequence postures, building one’s own sequences, modifying postures and flow taking account of the abilities and place where your students are at the present moment.

    David teaches extensively worldwide, in workshops and yoga teacher trainings.

    Spend 4 weeks and 4 days living within a truly yogic environment, away from one’s normal surroundings of cities, noise, traffic or external commitments or pressures, with one of the world’s best committed and experienced yoga teacher trainers.

    And on a daily basis, undergo the training under David’s guidance within a small group of 15 students.

    Be nourished by the famous vegetarian food of the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre and take free time to unwind and provide food for one’s soul in the unspoilt natural environment of the Burren which lies beside the Atlantic ocean.

    This teacher training is only for sincere students of yoga who have already been practicing for at least 4 years, and who are prepared to undertake the training in a truly mindful and all embracing committed way.

    David Muehsam

    David Muehsam first practiced yoga in 1982, and was introduced to the method of Iyengar Yoga in 1987. In 1993 he began the practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and has been influenced by the meditative and breathing methods of the tradition of Satyananda Saraswati.

    David holds Certificate IV in Teacher Training and Assessment from the Australian Government, Yoga Alliance 500 Hour certification, and has received written authorization from K. Pattabhi Jois to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

    He has also completed teacher training with Richard Freeman. David has tremendous experience and is widely regarded as one of the best ‘teacher of teachers’ anywhere in the world. David teaches extensively worldwide, in workshops and yoga teacher trainings

    David is a research associate at the Bioelectrochemistry Laboratory Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and a consultant for Ivivi Technologies, USA, designing and modeling electromagnetic field signals for bone and soft tissue healing. He has published numerous articles in the fields of bioelectromagnetics and alternative medicine, holds patents for therapeutic healing signals, and has conducted research on Pranayama and Chinese Qigong practices. He has been a professional musician since childhood, performing on saxophone and flute.

    Check out the quality of the teacher before committing oneself to training

    David has taught yoga in every continent of the world except the African continent, and one may check out his credentials and ask for references from previous studios and centres where he has taught including

    • Oasis yoga centre, Singapore
    • Ashtanga Shanghai, Shanghai

    And from other world famous teachers who mention David Muehsam with gratitude and respect for his teaching including

    • Emil Wendel
    • Rachel Hull

    And one may inquire about the quality of David’s teaching at places where he has already taught in Ireland including

    • The Elbow room, Dublin
    • The Yoga Shala, Galway
    • The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre, Galway


    Cost of the course

    The cost of this residential yoga teacher training course is €3,800 and includes accommodation and vegetarian meals, full training on the teacher training course.

    It does not include lunch which we usually eat out in local cafes.

    The training takes place over two 16-day residential modules. The first is in October 2014 and the second is in January 2015

    The food is cooked by Paddi the gourmet vegetarian chef who ran Seventh Heaven the well known restaurant in Galway city.

    A single room costs €450 extra. This is for the 32 day duration of the course.

    The full course fee is paid in stages.

    The full course fee may be paid in non-refundable installments on the following dates;

    • on submission of application form……..€200
    • on acceptance of you for the course……€800
    • September 8th……………………………..€500
    • October 29th………………………………€1,300
    • November 10th………………………………€500
    • January 14th……………………………….€500


    Applications submitted before January 2014 can pay the acceptance fee by 20th January 2014

    Any applicant who is deemed not suitable for the course will be exempt for any cancellation fee and refunded their application fee.

    The above are the only payments made and the normal cancellation fee on other courses do not apply.

    All the above payments are non-refundable except the case when an applicant is not accepted onto the course.

    Qualifications received

    The course participants will be carefully chosen and all applications will be carefully considered.

    The qualification is fully recognized by Yoga Alliance and the course includes a minimum of 200 direct contact hours with the teacher within formal learning classes.

    In order to qualify for the Yoga Alliance certificate, all graduates will be required to demonstrate adequate knowledge of all the topics presented in the course.

    Students will have the opportunity throughout the course to ensure that they understand the material, through exploration in their own practice, practice teaching, and demonstration of techniques to other students.

    In order to complete the required number of training hours, attendance at all classes and modules is mandatory. If a student misses one of the classes, then, time permitting, it may be possible to sign up for further one-to-one training with David (on a paid basis) to cover the topics of that missed class.

    Additional nights stay at the centre

    To avail of a cheaper flight at the start or end of ones residential modules, you may like to stay an extra night or two. Cost is €35 per night. No meals included.

    Who is the course suitable for

    The pre-requisites for the course is that one should be practicing yoga for at least 4 years.

    A certain level of physical proficiency is expected of those applying for the course.

    And a certain level of maturity and commitment required for teaching yoga is also expected.

    All applicants will be expected to fill in a written form when applying for the course, and may also be called for interview either by email, phone, in person or all three.

    All applications (even those not satisfying the above requirements) will be carefully reviewed and considered.

    Don’t worry…. the reason why we are being so careful in choosing the right people for the course is to ensure a high standard of both practice on the course, a high level of commitment, and a very high standard of teachers graduating from the course.


    Further information on the course

    This teacher training takes place over 2 separate 16 day residential modules.

    Between the two modules, participants are expected to practice on a daily basis and to study the course materials and texts as outlined on the course syllabus.

    David Muehsam believes in bringing inner intention, fun and joy to one’s practice. His style is one of strong physical practice, with a gentle approach, using organic intuitive flowing sequences allowing variations for various body types. Practices of pranayama and meditation are abundant in his teaching.

    David teaches with an emphasis on helping students to find a personal relationship with their yoga practice, to deepen the meditative feeling of yoga, and to use yoga to enhance one’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. With an emphasis on pranayama, the meditative quality of the breath, and having fun, David creates a joyous and freely-flowing practice accessible to all ages and body types.

    David’s draws upon the traditions of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar Yoga, Viniyoga and Satyananda yoga to help students create a traditional yoga practice appropriate to their own needs.

    The course will include teaching on

    • Asana technique and alignment
    • Use of props
    • Pranayama
    • Mudra
    • Bandha
    • Pratyahara
    • Meditation
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Philosophy
    • Teaching methods
    • Anatomy
    • Varied sequences of practices
    • Precise information and adjustments on alignment
    • Chanting
    • Supervised self practice classes
    • Exploring organically various sequences with supervision
    • Techniques for advanced postures
    • Restorative postures
    • Improving awareness of bodily alignment
    • Injury prevention
    • How to sequence a class
    • Awareness of language used when teaching
    • Asana modification for different body types
    • Yoga therapy
    • Using intention within one’s practice
    • Having fun
    • Bringing joy to one’s practice

    The course will consist of two modules, with a break in between during which students will have time to explore further and deepen their practices. .. and to maintain a daily practice between the two modules. Written assignments will also be completed in this period.

    In a traditional practice of the 8 limbs of yoga that includes the philosophy of yoga, asana, strong physical practice, regular pranayama and sitting meditation practice.

    How do I apply for the course?

    You may download an Application form by clicking

    Please take as much space in the word document that you download, to answer the questions.

    And email the completed booking form (word document) to dave

    There is a €200 non-refundable deposit to submit the application. If for whatever reason, you are deemed not to be suitable for the training, you will be refunded your deposit. Otherwise in all other cases it will be non-refundable and will be part payment for the course fee of €3,800.

    You must also fill in a booking form on the website to accompany your application form. It is sufficient to provide visa or master card details on this booking form to cover your deposit and payment for the course in instalments.

    When you submit the Application form, both David Muehsam and myself will review your application and depending on your previous yoga experience, and the reference we receive from your yoga teacher, we may interview you by phone or in person.

    If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Best Wishes,
    Dave Brocklebank

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