200 hour yoga alliance certified training

The Bodhi Yoga teacher training that has been run by Kathryhn Moynihan and Nikki Cousins at the Yoga Loft for the past 3 years will be starting a new training in October 2021.  This will be a 220 hour training, combining the best of online and in person trainings. After a year of teaching online, we have seen the benefits that online learning can bring - to name but a few: no commute to a yoga studio, recordings of all sessions made available to trainees, the ability to bring in guest lecturers who normally couldn’t join our training in Cork.  But we also know that ultimately a yoga training is best experienced as part of a real life, in person sangha/community.  Bearing this in mind we are excited to announce our next training will be combining both online and in person. This means that some months we will be in the studio, some months online only. For further information on dates, course content, requirements and applications please go to or, or email them directly or 

Nikki Cousins and Kathryn Moynihan who have a combined over 20 years of teaching experience teach the Teacher Training Program. They are both Yoga Alliance 500 hour accredited teachers. Nikki has been a student of Ashtanga for many years and has studied under many of the top Ashtanga teachers in the world, including spending time studying under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.  Paul Dallaghan of Centered Yoga is her main teacher. She has also studied under Sri O.P. Tiwari, a renowned teacher of pranayama. Kathryn has also studied under reputable Ashtanga teachers such Andrea Lutz, Manju Jois, Matthew Sweeney, Maty Erazty, Michael Stone and has also studied Iyengar methods. She is a dedicated student of Tibetan Buddhism and has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 2009.

This 200hr teacher training is a yogic education with a difference.  We have put this year long course together to share our love and knowledge of the yoga practice. We are committed to high quality standards in our own practices and teachings, and our students benefit from this. Our course is taught combining practice and theory. This training isn’t just for aspiring teachers, but for anyone who wishes to deepen their personal practice and gain a better insight into the origins of yoga and the philosophy.


Why do a  teacher training?

People choose to undertake a yoga teacher training for many reasons. Maybe you are at that place in your personal practice where you sense that there is more to know than you are already experiencing, and you have a desire to learn and go deeper into the practice. You may also be at the place where you have been deeply affected by your yoga practice and want to share this with others.

Through facilitation and support from our teachers you will learn and understand what it truly means to practice the path of yoga.  During the training you will learn how to develop your own practice, which includes: what to do in your asana (posture) practice; how to sequence; how to balance, how to develop your understanding of the asanas. 

You will also learn how to turn your awareness inwards: how to quite your mind and how to enliven it; how to breathe; how to bring awareness to your own natural rhythm and how to inspire and share this with others.


Who We Are

Your teacher training faculty


Kathryn Moynihan

Yoga Instructor

Kathryn has been teaching for the last ten years and has been practicing yoga since 2004. She initially explored different forms of yoga and became interested in its therapeutic benefits while working in the IT/corporate design industry. Ashtanga yoga became her core yoga practice along with the influence of Iyengar yoga. She has studied with reputable senior Ashtanga Yoga teachers and travels every year to train abroad in India or Europe. She has studied under senior Buddhist teachers from Tibet, UK & US and has found that combining her yoga practices with Buddhist meditation's 'inner techniques' has allowed her to deepened her own personal practice & experience of both yoga and meditation.

When teaching she puts an emphasis on meditation and pranayama. She encourages students to develop their own personal yoga practice to use yoga to enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.


Nikki Cousins

Yoga Teacher

Nikki attended her first yoga class 17 years ago. A few year later years later was she drawn into an intense connection with the practice that became a life-long relationship. When she began to seriously immerse herself in the practice of Ashtanga yoga that she found a style that resonated with her deeply, a style that both challenged and rewarded her. She completed Paul Dallaghan's training course in Thailand in 2004 and her love and respect for the Ashtanga tradition was truly sealed. It was also here, in Yoga Thailand that she studied under Sri O.P.Tiwari and started a study of the science of pranayama, which now forms an important part of her daily practice.

She is a dedicated yoga student and teacher, studying with top yoga teachers in the world, including spending time in India studying under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and Rolf and Marci in Goa. She is committed to studying with her main teacher, Paul Dallaghan every year.
As a teacher her classes are in keeping with the tradition of Ashtanga and are thus demanding. She believes that each student is capable of much more than they realise, and it is through steady, consistent practice that this becomes apparent.


Tina Gering

Anatomy Teacher

Tina is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and has been working in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation since 2000. She is also a registered Osteopath since 2015 working in private practice. She attended her first yoga class about 20 years ago and became passionate about it and began attending weekly classes about 12 years ago. With first-hand experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and sport related injuries, Tina is looking forward to sharing her insights as an Osteopath/Physiotherapist with the benefit of years of weekly yoga practice.

The programme will focus on developing participants knowledge and understanding of body mechanics, enhancing what they can gain from yoga practise, as well as developing a medical anatomy based understanding of potential injury risks and how to minimise them as yoga practitioners and instructors.


Cara Chotiner

Philiosophy Teacher

Teaching since 1997, Cara is an ERYT 500 and YACEP trainer registered with Yoga Alliance. She holds diplomas in yoga, therapeutic massage, stress management, Anatomy & Physiology and is an Assoc. Certified Pranic Healer in practice more than 20yrs. Cara's original Yoga training is in the Sivananda tradition, which continues to be her main influence in the way she teaches today. She has been a tutor on more than 10 TTC’s in Ireland since 2004 for Yoga Therapy Ireland and Samadhi Yoga Teacher Training in Dublin where she continues to be the resident Philosophy, mantra & meditation trainer. Cara is in high demand giving regular workshops in Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, meditation & The 5 Tibetans throughout Dublin & nationwide. She brings a practicality in sharing the sacred Teachings within Yoga Philosophy that is applicable to our modern day lives, which is the direct influence of her Beloved Sat Guru.


Fees & Terms

Tuition Fees & Payment Options

Full price €2500 - paid in 2 installments
Early Bird €2,300
Flexible payment option, fee of €2,700 may be paid in ten monthly installments of €220.

If a student is experiencing financial difficulties we can adjust the installment facility. If a student fails to meet the payment deadlines outlined above they will not be able to complete the training. Variation to the above payment requirements will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.

A partially funded scholarship is available for each training for those who have financial limitations. This will bring the cost of the course to €1,250. Application for the scholarship is made by submitting the regular application form, with a  separate letter explaining your circumstances. The decision on who the scholarship is given to is at the discretion of the Bodhi training faculty.

Enrollment in the Program is full time. Trainees commit to attending all modules and all days in each module. In exceptional circumstances where a trainee can't attend a weekend, or part of a weekend, they must notify and consult with Kathryn or Nikki well in advance. If attendance is less than 90% than the trainee cannot graduate.

There is a new intake into the Training Program each year.
Numbers are limited so application does not guarantee acceptance.

Fill out and return the Application Form.

If you have any queries prior to submitting your application please send an email to:
Once you are accepted you need to confirm your attendance on the course with a €500 deposit and notify us of your fee payment plan.
Upon receipt of the deposit you will receive your ‘Acceptance Letter’, which includes details of the course such as dates, times, required reading, supplies etc.