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Yoga teacher training opportunities at Maitri Studio

  • by Claire Ferry - Mar 21, 2019

Are you a 200-hour trained teacher who has been left not feeling quite confident enough to teach? A teacher with more teaching experience but realising the more you know, the more you know you don't know? Or a yogi who has a burning desire for knowledge and to develop your practice?

While we don't run full teacher training at Maitri Studio, we do have a host of opportunities for existing teachers to expand their skill sets, and for dedicated yogis to take their practice to the next level.

Training courses 2019

This year we're delighted to host several short training courses, mostly aimed at existing teachers as continuing professional development (CPD), although they are also open to long term practitioners seeking additional skills.

  • Art of Adjustments with Peter Goodman 10-12 May - learn safe hands on adjustments to help the student experience greater freedom in the poses (15hr contact time for CPD). NEW special spring-time offer price £235 1st April-2 May. And Peter is also teaching 2 evening and 1 afternoon workshop over at Live Love Yoga the week before - read more here.
  • Children's yoga teacher training (small group max 8) with local teacher Elaine Curry - a 50hr training over 2 weekends 8-9 and 29-30 June, £650, details to be confirmed but you can look up her website in the meantime or email or call 07834 083802.
  • Yin yoga (level 1) with Grace Tempany, Dubyin Yoga has proved so popular we've confirmed a two more chances for you to do this 3 day yin yoga training for existing yoga teachers (counts as Yoga Alliance CPD). The two dates are 17th - 24th August and 24th - 26th August - contact us if you're interested on
  • Rainbow Kids' yoga training 27 - 29th September - a fast-paced 3-day certification in yoga and mindfulness practices for children and young people aged 2 to 18 years, 10% off with code MAITRISEPT19.
  • Yin yoga (level 2) with Grace Tempany on 1st - 3rd November 2019 & 3rd - 5th January 2020 - for those who have already completed level 1 and have had some time to put it into practice. Contact us if you're interested on

Regular classes/workshops

Aisling Guirke, Ireland's most experienced Senior Iyengar yoga teacher, visits Maitri once a month for a 3 hour Iyengar yoga workshop, normally asana-based and now and again with some pranayama focus. All teachers and long-term students from other yoga schools are welcome. A great way to learn more about alignment and prop use, and of course inversions which are an inherent part of the Iyengar style. The next one is 3rd April.

Claire Ferry (14 years teaching experience, Jnr Int 3 Iyengar teacher) welcomes teachers to her classes and now holds monthly pranayama classes and asana workshops. Teachers from different yoga styles have said how interesting they find it to attend even the beginners classes, to learn from seeing the yoga props in use to modify poses for other students or for their own practice.

Other local teachers each with over a decade of experience include Julie Preston and Orla Wallace who both offer occasional classes and workshops at Maitri Studio, offering the range of yogic practices from asana and pranayama, to chakra study and kirtan.

Monica Voss, a long-time Scaravelli yoga practitioner and teacher is also with us on 23 June with Exploring The Wave workshop.

We hope you can find something of interest here and we look forward to welcoming you to Maitri Studio as you continue your yoga journey.

Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546