Joyful Yoga Teacher Training, Galway

Joyful Yoga Teacher Training, Galway

I have just completed my 200 hr YTT course with Clare. I have learned so much from her, our days with her where a joy, Clare just has a lovely way about her. She was always kind and happy, and always went above and beyond to help us. Thank you for the experience 💖               Alison Reilly  Yoga Teacher, Dublin

Imagine being paid to do what you love, choosing your own hours, and helping people feel happier and healthier.

Becoming a yoga teacher with this Yoga alliance accredited course and you have an internationally recognised certificate to teach yoga anywhere in the world.

This course takes you on a journey where you develop your own personal yoga practice. This, by itself, is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

You’ll learn how to teach yoga beautifully and share what you love with others. It’s life changing.

And you will learn so much more than the asana (poses) that we do on the mat.


Who’s it for?

This course is for you if you love how yoga makes you feel

You want to learn learn more about yoga, beyond perfect poses

You have a dream to share yoga with others

You are ready to commit to a regular personal yoga practice

You believe in accessible inclusive yoga and are ready to have fun with the practice

Who’s it not for?

This course is not designed for complete beginners to yoga.

If you are not ready to transform your practice, this might not be for you.


Why study with Clare?

She has been training yoga teachers for more than a decade. She has seen people transform, gain confidence, become fitter, stronger and happier over the course. She believes the world needs yoga and yoga is for everyone. You don’t need to be skinny and super flexible,  it’s about how it makes us feel and how we can live better lives and make the world a better place.


Clare is a very knowledgeable and nurturing yoga teacher who takes you through the pose bit by bit, over and over so that you know what your body can and can’t do . Clare takes care to explain how to adapt postures so that you do not injure or further aggravate existing problems. Clare is a well of knowledge on Yoga Philosophy adding this into the experience,  bringing home the idea that yoga is more than the Asanas.           Ann Herkes, Yoga teacher, Scotland


What you can expect from the course

Everyone is different and we each have our own unique and authentic way to teach.

This course is designed to support you

  • In person training, with some live, online elements to support what we do in person
  • Individual mentor meetings
  • Support in designing and teaching your own first six-week course
  • Comprehensive teacher training manual
  • Ethically focus business module


  • On going graduate support

Length of course (hours): 200 hours


Entry requirements

Essential – a love of yoga is required for this to work and a willingness to make time in your week, in your day to do the practice.

At least a year of yoga classes or consistent practice is desirable.

Not sure if you are ready?   Book a call

Investment  €2500

Early Bird: €2,250 if paid in full by August 31st 2023

Payment plan available.

Deposit of €300 required to book your place.


Course content/modules:

Module 1 Yoga Asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra

40 Classical asanas, alignment and variations, establishing your self-practice (tailored yoga for you), pranayama, meditation and mindfulness practices, mantra and mudras, yoga nidra.

Module 2 Teaching skills 

Being the teacher, ethics of teaching,  instructions, lesson planning and sequencing, students’ needs, observing and adjusting, teaching practice, self reflection and self care, creative course planning.

Module 3 Integrated anatomy and physiology 

Structural alignment, bones and joints, the respiratory system, safe movement and modifications

Module 4 Philosophy and wisdom teachings

The history of yoga, Patanjali’s eight limbs, yamas and niyamas, prana and the subtle energy body, the chakras, the ethics of yoga,  self reflective journaling.

Module 5 Being a Yoga professional – ethical business

Pricing your classes, booking a venue or teaching online, karma yoga and core values, getting your message clear, picking your platform and sharing your message to attract students, insurance and accreditation, record keeping and tax, continued professional education.


Guest tutors: Excellent guest tutors, experts in their fields will be there to support your learning.

All assessments and assignments are formative, that means you have assessments and assignments that are designed to help you learn and remember what you learn as well as grow in confidence with your new skills.


On successful completion of the course candidates will receive an internationally recognised diploma in yoga teaching and on going support.


What trainees say about Clare


At one point I was full of fear that I wasn’t good enough and I was uptight and nervous and Clare calmly said ,”Ann so what if you get it wrong, you can do it again”, I just needed that reassurance that “if at first you don’t succeed you try, try and try again”, that’s the essence of yoga in a nutshell. Clare teaches that is not a competition, it’s at your pace, at your level, at your ability and that it’s a gift to have the space on the mat for yourself.

Thank you Clare for reminding me that “I am worth it and to keep coming back to the mat, even to sit and just be with me”. I hope that you will stay long enough to experience the calm you will find through attending Clare’s classes and how the body with gentle care releases tension and moves easier into position’s. Enjoy discovering you.

Ann Herkes, Yoga teacher


I count myself lucky to have had Clare Bassett as my trainer on a number of Yoga and Meditation trainings I’ve completed.

Clare is a generous and accomplished teacher, warm, supportive, grounded, inclusive and inspiring. She is passionate about Yoga and Meditation and her deep knowledge and experience shine through in her teaching. Clare teaches with crystal clarity and makes everything really accessible and understandable. Her training style places strong emphasis on making Yoga & Meditation accessible, safe and enjoyable for her trainees and their students.

I’ve trained with many great teachers from around the world and Clare is up there as one of my favourite and most respected. You’ll come awake from her courses with a smile on your face, joy in your heart, and feeling competent and confident in the skills she has taught you. More than that, you’ll come away knowing you’ve made a new friend and trusted mentor.

Thank you Clare

Yvonne Lucas   


  • October 14th, 15th
  • November 11th, 12th
  • December  9th, 10th
  • January 6th, 7th
  • February 10th 11th
  • March 16th, 17th
  • April 13th 14th
  • May 18th, 19th
  • June 8th, 9th
  • July 13th, 14th

Plus zoom check in and one to one mentor meetings –  TBA.

Mentor meetings are included and may be booked after the first month.

Recordings can be made available but attendance is required.


14 Oct 2023 - 14 Jul 2024