'YIN' TO THE WEST
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2023
Monday 30th Oct - Saturday 4th Nov 2023
Find your yin within and explore the beauty of Strandhill on our immersive Yin Yoga Teacher Training course!
Discover the magic of Strandhill in Sligo, an idyllic village on the Irish coastline that has blossomed into a vibrant yoga mecca and a top surf destination. Join us in this bustling hub for an unforgettable immersion in yoga and surfing, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the North Coast.
Awaken your senses with a refreshing dip in the pure ocean waters, feel the invigorating salty air embrace your skin, and snuggle up by the cozy fires after an adventurous day filled with laughter and new friends.
Discover Strandhill, the surfer's paradise where miles of golden sandy beaches meet the rolling waves, inviting you to dance with them. Join our incredible yoga retreat and experience the thrill of surfing, no matter your level. Come join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of surf, sand, and sunshine on the stunning north west coastline of Ireland.
Ready to join us? Here's what you can expect to experience when participating in our 6-Day Yoga Teacher Training Course in Strandhill:
1. History of Yoga
Embark on a transformative journey and delve deeper into the ancient practice of yoga with our immersive Yin Yoga course.
Discover the fascinating history and philosophy behind yoga, explore the balance of Yin and Yang energies in our modern world, and learn the ancient concepts of Qi and Jing, and meridians.
2. Yoga Anatomy
Our comprehensive course also covers anatomy, sequencing, and theming, with a focus on the seasonal elements of Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Late Summer, and the elements of Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire.
3. Yoga Postures
You'll also master the 26 yin yoga postures, their adaptations, and the rebound and counterpose, while unlocking the physical and energetic benefits of each posture.
With Yin Krama and teaching methodology, you'll develop your voice, language, and space to effectively guide others in their practice.
Join us on this life-changing journey and discover the power of Yin Yoga to transform your mind, body, and spirit!
SALT & SOUL
We're thrilled to announce our collaboration with Salt & Soul Studio for the October/November 2023 training.
Get ready to be inspired by the passion and hard work of Rachel, the owner of Salt and Soul, the first yoga studio to open its doors in the charming village of Strandhill, Sligo, seven years ago.
With her unwavering dedication, she has built a talented team of teachers who offer weekly classes, workshops, courses, and events both in the studio and on location, making a positive impact on the local community.
Seven years ago, Rachel came back from Australia with a dream to create something special in Strandhill. Little did she know, BeWell shared the same vision, and the two teams joined forces to make it a reality.
Now, Salt & Soul and BeWell Yoga Studios are both award-winning destinations for yoga enthusiasts. Join us in this beautiful space and let's make your dream of becoming a Yin Yoga teacher a reality!
Before Strandhill became as popular as it is today, BeWell had already been bringing multiple people who visited Ireland from countries all over the world.
There the groups would watch surfers enjoying their sunset sessions and we would enjoy chowder in the local bar, as well as an ice cream in the hot weather.
A trip to Strandhill always went down a treat for our foreign members visiting Ireland from far and wide. Therefore, we're proud to introduce the area to new friends hailing from France to Ecuador, Germany to Naples and many beyond!
Indulge in the refreshing salty air that embraces your skin as you breathe, in the pure ocean breeze.
let the sea water awaken your senses and invigorate your body as you immerse yourself in the clear blue waters. After a long day of adventure, snuggle up by the cozy fires and let the warmth fill you up, as you share stories and laughter with new friends.
Get ready for an unforgettable experience this Halloween in Strandhill! In addition to our 2023 Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, we've curated a list of optional activities for you to indulge in during your stay.
Take your pick from rejuvenating spa treatments, explore the stunning coastline with a guided surf lesson, or enjoy the lively local culture with live music and delicious food at one of Strandhill's many cafes and pubs.
Let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime!
1. Seaweed Baths
Let the healing powers of the sea nourish your mind, body, and soul in a detoxifying
bath at Vaya Seaweed Baths.
Unwind in our sauna and let the soothing heat melt away your tension and
worries at The Hot Box Yoga.
Let your stress melt away and your body be pampered with a
luxurious massage at Voya Seaweed Baths.
4. Nature Hike
Immerse yourself in breathtaking nature and discover hidden gems
on an organized hike.
Think miles of beaches, remote bays, islands, and a wide variety of beach breaks
suitable for the absolute beginner, the intermediate and the seasoned surfer. As part of our optional excursions, we’ll take you out to try your skills at Surfing.
6. Knocknarea Organic Farm Tour
Get your hands dirty and taste the freshest fruit produced straight from the source
on an organic farm tour.
7. Sligo Oyster Experience
Dive into the oceanic flavors of Sligo with our oyster experience -
succulent, fresh, and brimming with taste sensations.
8. Sound Bath
Let the soothing sounds of singing bowls, gongs, and chimes wash
away stress and tension, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and renewed.
9. Cacao Ceremony
Discover the ancient tradition of cacao ceremonies and indulge in a
sensory experience like no other.
10. Ceremonial Circle
Let us guide you on a journey of self-discovery and healing, as we honor
ancient traditions and celebrate the present moment together.
11. Ecstatic Dance Session
Get ready to move your body, let go of your inhibitions and connect with yourself
and others in a transformative Ecstatic Dance session.
Do you have a passion for sharing the transformative power of yoga and wellness with others?
Are you someone who's always willing to try something new and push your boundaries?
Do you have a natural curiosity to take your practice to the next level and explore its depths?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you're in the right place!
Join us on our journey of growth and self-discovery as we dive deeper into the world of yoga and wellness. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a curious beginner, we welcome all who share our love for this ancient practice.
Let's explore together, challenge ourselves, and embrace the endless possibilities that await us on this journey!
Meet our inspiring Lead Trainer & Owner, who has a passion for sharing the practice of yoga and promoting wellness. She's the driving force behind BeWell-Yoga Teacher Training School - a Yoga Alliance 200Hours Training School that will help you take your practice to the next level.
With a strong background in marketing, retail, and business development in multinational companies, our trainer brings over 10 years of experience to the table.
Miriam is also a Registered Yoga Teacher with ERYT500/YACEP accreditation from Yoga Alliance, ensuring that you receive top-quality training from a seasoned professional.
Our trainer has an impressive track record, having spent 6 years in retail and marketing at VF International in Switzerland, and 1.5 years in advertising and sales for special economic country reports published within The NY Times and The Wall Street Journal.
She holds a degree in Law and European Studies LLB and is fluent in English, as well as speaking Italian and Spanish.
Miriam O' Reilly
BeWell - Owner and Lead Trainer
BeWell-Yoga Teacher Training School
Join us on a journey to discover the beauty of wellness with Miriam, our founder and lead trainer at BeWell-Yoga Teacher Training School. With over 10 years of experience in empowering people to reach their ultimate potential through daily habits and practices that support personal wellbeing, Miriam's unwavering passion is contagious.
From Lake Como, Italy to Bali, Miriam has traveled the globe to attend training courses and retreats in ancient wellness skills rooted in Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Mindfulness, Yoga Philosophy, and Sound Healing. Her journey led her to become an internationally recognized RYT-200 Yoga Teacher after studying intensively in Ubud, Bali in January 2015.
Miriam offered Vinyasa Flow Yoga lessons in the picturesque Lake Como, Milan, and Ticino, Switzerland, before her heart led her back home to Ireland in 2019. Since then, she founded BeWell-Ireland and the BeWell-Yoga Teacher Training School, training over 120 Yoga Teacher Trainees from around the globe.
Her innovative approach to teaching includes a hybrid mechanic, blending in-person and online elements, allowing for flexibility and accessibility for all trainees.
But Miriam's passion doesn't stop there. In September 2021, BeWell Longford, our brick-and-mortar Yoga Studio/Holistic Center, opened its doors, allowing us to serve the local community with our Yoga and Pilates classes, and Holistic treatments. Operating a Yoga Studio/Holistic center further supports the strength and quality of our teacher training programs.
Join us for the 'Yin' To The West Course and discover the wonders of wellness with Miriam by your side!
Ecstatic Dance Session
*all rituals are subject to facilitator availability!
The 26 Yin Yoga postures
The Rebound & the Counterpose
Physical & Energetic Benefits (East Meets West)
Teaching methodology (voice, language, space)
We know that you're eager to complete your Yoga Alliance CPD teacher training, and we're excited to share the details of what you'll be completing to get there. Don't worry, it's not a long, drawn-out process that will take up all your time. In fact, you'll be able to receive certification as soon as you complete your 50 hours of teaching!
While some introspection exercises are suggested over the year following the course, you'll be able to graduate and receive your certification in no time. You'll need to complete regular journaling, intention setting, and self-practice of specific postures, all linked to the season and element. But don't worry, you'll have approximately one year to submit these materials.
We'll also ask you to submit recordings of your teaching practice and complete a theory exam, so you can feel confident in your knowledge and skills. Overall, we've designed our program to be comprehensive, yet manageable for busy schedules, so you can complete your training and start sharing your passion for yoga with others in no time.
Ready to take your Yoga Teaching to the next level?
This is a journey of discovery, surrounded by the rugged and stunning landscapes of mountains, sea, and ancient landmarks.
Take in breath taking scenery while indulging
in invigorating walks, treks, and hidden gems, like secluded beaches and surf spots.
So, join us as we take our practice of Yin Yoga beyond the walls of Salt&Soul and immerse ourselves in the surrounding area,
exploring traditional Chinese medicine
theory by experiencing the nature that surrounds us!
Book your place now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note from Miriam
"Strandhill and Sligo is easily one of my favorite weekend places in Ireland.
I’ve spent years exploring Sligo and Donegal’s beaches and coastlines on the weekends".
"There’s nothing like pitching up the camper, trying your hand at surfing and then watching the sun set at one of the stunning remote beaches in this area… Not forgetting the little campfire glowing, the dogs weary and satisfied snoring at your feet…as you watch the last light of the day..."
We are so excited to have you join us on this transformative journey as we delve deeper into the practice of Yin Yoga and explore the profound benefits it can bring to our minds, bodies, and spirits!
Namaste - BeWell