All workplaces are becoming increasingly conscious of the physical and mental health of their employees and are investing in initiatives to prolong health and mental/physical fitness. Become a yoga teacher and at the same time learn other skills  such as holistic therapies to enhance mind, body and soul with practical skills and detailed understanding of a holistic approach to health therapies. Makes you eminently employable or well placed for self employment. Learn to teach asana and pranayama in your own individual way with awareness, compassion, sensitivity and clarity.

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Training

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Programming yoga teaching sessions
  • Delivering yoga teaching sessions
  • Support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage

  • Holistic Massage
  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
  • Anatomy &Physiology

Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology Treatments

Level 3 Award in Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils

Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage

Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention – (COVID-19) for sport and fitness sessions

Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention –(COVID) for Complementary Therapies & Sports

Additional Training/Workshops

  • Children’s Yoga: This workshop will assist learners in adapting traditional yoga poses to appeal to children in a fun way while working on their flexibility, strength & co-ordination.  During this workshop it will exploring age appropriate games, stories and creative names for poses.
  • First Aid: This First Aid workshop will introduce the learner to the principles of First Aid. On successful completion of this course you will be a vital link in the chain of survival. The course includes identifying the role and responsibilities of the first Aider, understanding the principles of infection control.  In addition, learners will describe and demonstrate how to assess a casualty- by conducting an initial check, physical examination, by obtaining a SAMPLE history, assessing levels of Response (AVPU) and identifying problems that are an immediate threat to life.  Finally, learners will describe the requirements for a handover to other health care practitioners.
  • Manual Handling: Manual handling training is required under Regulation 13 of the 1993 (General Application Regulations) and 1993 Manual Handling Regulations. This training programme is aimed at providing all persons at work with proper techniques when lifting, carrying, loading, pushing and supporting. It provides employees with good work practices such as proper lift Manual Handling Techniques. The course includes being aware of the necessity for safe methods of manual handling to reduce the risk of injury and understanding the need to avoid manual handling by using mechanical aids where possible. Furthermore, assessing the task using the TILE criteria (task, individual, load, environment) and implementing the correct method of lifting ensuring minimal risk to self and co-workers will also be included.  Finally, knowing how to safely execute all relevant workplace manual handling tasks will be demonstrated. A certificate will be issued to learners who successfully complete the course.

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature applicants are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application.  An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.

Please note as this is a teaching qualification, students must demonstrate prior yoga experience. Fitness qualifications will be considered. Applicants are reminded this is not an entry level programme and is not suitable for beginners.

  • Level 3 ITEC Award in Education and Training
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.

Establishing a yoga teaching business working and spas, salons health and well- being centers, hotels leisure centres, health farms, self-employed professional, cruise ships.

  • Duration: September to May
  • Fees: €1,172.50.  See Payment for details.
  • Certification:
    • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching.
    • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage
    • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology Treatments
    • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils
    • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Stone Therapy Massage
    • ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID) for Sport and Fitness Sessions
    • ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage
  • Work Experience:  Students work in the college salon during the year.
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