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27 Days 200hr Intensive Anusara Yoga Teacher Training

Anusara 200hr Intensive Training

Come and join us for our intensive Anusara Yoga Teacher Training, the first of its kind in Ireland. This programme gives you a chance to live and breathe yoga, immersed in a peaceful and inspirational setting. To take part requires strong commitment, enthusiasm and stamina from students with a passion for yoga that they want to develop further.

Retreat highlights

  • Living and Karma yoga practices
  • A process of continuous weekly assessment
  • Anusara yogas incredible universal principles of alignment
  • Tuition fees and course manual
  • Vegetarian and organic meals
  • 22 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During your training, youll be staying in one of three eco cabins. All of the cabins are designed according to the strictest green guidelines, and are quirky, unique and cozy. How you designate rooms is up to you, and depends on how many people you have in your group. Willow and Holly are the two larger eco cabins and typically host the students attending the retreat.

Each of these eco cabins has three bedrooms, a spacious triple upstairs, and two small twin rooms downstairs. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, deck and a toilet / shower room. Hawthorn is an open plan eco cabin which sleeps up 2 or 3. There are additional bathroom facilities in the main health farm building.

The studio

  • The yoga studio is custom designed, filled with light and faces our nature pond. The studio includes the following equipments:
  • Yoga mats
  • Bolsters
  • Blankets
  • Foam blocks
  • Eye bags
  • Belts

Teaching Skills We Will Cover

Teaching Skills We Will Cover


Directionality and clear instructions

Applying the Universal Principals of Alignment

Anatomy applied to asana

Creating a class plan



Teaching Pranayama

Teaching Meditation






Yoga Anatomy

We will look at the body structures relative to our yoga practice. The focus will be on the skeletal system and the muscular system as well as subtle anatomy. As a yoga teacher it is key that you understand how the body moves optimally. We learn both at a cerebral level and on a kinesthetic level and use this learning and knowledge to ‘see’ our students more clearly.

Living Yoga

The intensive nature of the course will be very challenging on a lot of levels. You will be with the group for long hours each day which is great as a support as you can help each other in your understanding of all the new material you are absorbing on a daily basis. Living together harmoniously requires thought and structure.

You must commit to:

  • Being responsible
  • Looking for the best in everyone including yourself
  • Doing your fair share
  • Keeping all your personal belongings tidy
  • Karma Yoga
  • During the course of the programme students will be assigned basic household duties to ensure the studio and cabins are in good order.


There will be short ‘empowerment reviews’ as the course progresses but there are no formal exams as such. These tests will show both you and the faculty what you know regarding technical skills and the Universal Principles of Alignment. In this way the tests are really an empowerment tool . The emphasis will be on teaching what you know and teaching it well.

Instead of a formal exam a process of continuous assessment (weekly) will run throughout the course. After each assessment students must display that they have taken on board the critique and instruction from the director. In short, 100% attendance does not guarantee a qualification! We must see an improvement after each assessment.

Retreat location

Ard Nahoo is located one mile outside the pretty village of Dromahair in Leitrim. It is a 20 minutes drive from Sligo, which has regular bus and train connections to Dublin (3 hours away). The nearest airport is Knock, which has many international flights daily, including several UK options. The centre is in a quiet and peaceful location, far from any hint of traffic. There are numerous beautiful walks beginning on the doorstep, taking you up local mountains and to lake shores.


Until around fifteen years ago, Leitrim was the forgotten county of Ireland, with few residents and even fewer visitors. However, as a surge of writers, artists and musicians flocked to the secret land and set up their homes, so did the tourists, and now Leitrim boasts some of the best festivals, theatres, music and activities across the land.

Yet it still has a hidden feel - even those who have lived in Ireland for many years are unsure about where they actually are. The area has some of the greatest scenery in Ireland - the peaks of mountains and breath-taking lakes are all close by, with all the outdoor activities they bring.

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio


  • Free parking


All meals are provided, except for 2 days off & 3 half days.

The food provided is vegetarian, organic and local as far as is possible and we try our best to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements.

Students are responsible for serving and cleaning up after themselves.

Things to do (optional)

Within 2 minutes

Enjoy a Uisce Hour; a session in the indoor / outdoor wet space with detox box sauna and hot tub. A 30 minute session in the infrared detox box burns between 900 - 2400 calories, and soothes aching muscles by directly heating damaged tissue. Admire Loch Nahoo from the hot tub and feel your cares melt away.

Indulge in a holistic massage, designed to relax body and mind.

Meditate in the Wise Woman Mandala, a circle that begins the Celtic Nature Trail. Walk the circles slowly and let your thoughts wander.

Take in a yoga class (Tuesday evenings for beginners and continuers and Wednesday evenings for pregnancy) or book in for a private session with Noeleen.

Walk along the Celtic Nature Trail, which details the native plants, trees and flowers of Ard Nahoo, and their role in Celtic myth, legend and folklore.

Walk the Loch Nahoo Loop, which begins at our gate. This route takes around 50 minutes, and winds around our namesake lake, with migrant whooper swans, and also Dromahair village.

Within 15 minutes

Book in for a kayaking session with Dermot of Paddlemonkey. Dermot will take groups of between 3 and 6 for a morning or afternoon session on the lakes, with a popular excursion taking in the Lake Isle of Innisfree.

Cast the rod at either Loch Gill or Carrigeencor, and see what bites with some of the best fishing opportunities in Ireland.

Drop in to Stanfords and sample the best pint of Guinness in Ireland. Theres music every Friday, with a trad session every other week, and open mike, folk and country nights in between.

Enjoy a meal at the Riverbank restaurant, one of the finest in the country. The Riverbank offers a fantastic deal for a Sunday lunch, at 25 for three courses (13 for children). Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

See a gig or play in the Glens Centre in Manorhamilton. With shows throughout the year, this is a fantastic venue with great artists playing throughout the year. Book early if you can, but call last minute and you might get lucky.

Take the Waterbus from Parkes Castle, across Loch Gill to Sligo. Take in the Lake Isle of Innisfree, with poetry recitals and cocktail evenings. Be sure to allow time to explore the castle before you depart.

Visit the village of Dromahair, and explore the ruins of Creevlea Abbey, the river Bonet and the sheep along the way!

Walk to ORourkes Table, for fantastic views of Leitrim and Sligo. You can either drive to the entrance and climb the final hill, or walk the whole way from Ard Nahoo.

Within an hour

Cycle out to Carrigeencor, a swimming lake about five miles away. If the weather is nice, theres no other place to be!

Drive out to Sligo, and take in a little shopping, gallery hopping and cafe culture. There is also a cinema and swimming pool in town, for those rainy days with the kids.

Drive to Eagles Flying, a sanctuary for birds of prey and owls. They give flying demonstrations daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Drop in at The Organic Centre, in Rossinver County Leitrim. The centre has demonstration gardens, tours, willow sculpture, caf and shop, as well as courses running throughout the year. North Leitrim itself is stunning with mountains and lakes around every bend.

Go horse-riding with Island View Riding Stables, who will take you out on a private section of beach to canter into another world.

Head north to the Marble Arch Caves, host to one of Europes finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

Take in the stunning beaches of County Sligo, with Rosses Point, Streedagh and Strandhill not too far from our door. Surf lessons are available at Strandhill Surf School.

The Cavan Burren is a prehistoric complex at the Burren forest, just outside Blacklion, with a dense concentration of archaeological remains, mainly Neolithic, Bronze Age and early medieval. Well worth a visit.

The Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo has a great variety of shows to offer, as well as workshops running throughout the year. The Blue Raincoat Theatre is also worth checking out.

Visit the Glencar Waterfall for a beautiful excursion.

Visit Yeats Grave, and pay homage to one of the greatest Irish poets. Be sure to stop off at the beautiful tea rooms for refreshments.

Spa treatments

Ard Nahoo offers a range of treatments designed to tune body and mind, and induce a state of calm, relaxation and well-being. Their holistic therapies are based on years of experience and training, and are uniquely tailored to the individual. They strongly believe in the powers of a great massage; the healing nature of touch as well as the physiological effects it can bring. Massage is an excellent way of stimulating the bodys metabolic processes and blood circulation, speeding the release of toxins. Great for enhancing the sense of personal vitality and well-being, regular massage counteracts the stresses of work and life. The treatments offered at Ard Nahoo are as follows:

  • Back, neck, and shoulder massage
  • Fabulous footsie
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Reflexology
  • Skinlow facial massage
  • Uisce hour

What's included

  • All accommodation
  • All food - with exception of 2 days off & 3 half-days
  • Course manual
  • All Tuition fees

What's not included

  • You will need to bring your own towel, toiletries and any snacks/meals for days off/half days
  • Should you wish to avail of treatments or an Uisce Hour during your stay, please bring your own swimwear, robes, flip flops etc.

How to get there

Driving directions from Belfast or Derry

Belfast (or Derry) - Enniskillen - Manorhamilton - Dromahair.

Take the road to Enniskillen and the A4 to Manorhamilton.

In Manorhamilton, take R 280 (the road to Carrick on Shannon), approximately 10 miles along take R287 to Dromahair (the turn is signposted).

Driving directions from Dublin

Dublin - Carrick on Shannon - Dromahair.

Take the N4 to Carrick on Shannon, take the road to Leitrim Village and Drumshanbo.

At Drumshabo, take R280 towards Drumkeeran.

Take a left off the R280 onto R289 into Dromahair (the turn is signposted).

Driving directions from Knock

Knock - Collooney - Dromahair.

Take the N17 towards Sligo.

At Collooney get off the roundabout onto R290.

This country road takes you into Dromahair.

Driving directions from Sligo

Sligo - Dromahair.

There are two ways from Sligo to Dromahair. R287 from the Carrowroe round about just before you reach Sligo town from the south winds its way along the south side of Lough Gill into Dromahair.

If approaching, Sligo town from the north R286 (past the Sligo Institute of Technology and National Petrol Station) takes you along a winding road on the north side of Lough Gill into Dromahair.

Arrival by airplane at Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)

There are daily flights into Knock from London airports (Gatwick, Luton and Stansted), Manchester, East Midlands, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and more. There are also flights to Alicante, Faro, Girona, Milan and more. Visit to see all routes. Knock is about an hours drive from Ard Nahoo. There are buses to Sligo, which is a 20 minute taxi ride away.

Arrival by airplane at Dublin Airport (DUB)

There are numerous flights worldwide throughout the day. Dublin is about a 3 hour drive from Ard Nahoo. Buses and trains go into Sligo.

Arrival by bus

The nearest bus stations are in Sligo, with plenty of journeys from Dublin, Galway and other Irish cities daily.

Arrival by train

The nearest train stations are in Sligo, with plenty of journeys from Dublin, Galway and other Irish cities daily.


  • Dublin - 3 hours
  • Sligo - 20 minutes

For information on how to get to Ard Nahoo please visit the following links:


Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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