Do you want to become

an exceptional Yoga Teacher?


Deepen your practice and understanding of yoga for your own personal development?


Share the life-changing gift of yoga with others?


Learn how to teach this ancient discipline via the latest online technology along with in-person connection?


Get an Internationally Recognised 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate from Yoga Alliance Professionals?


Command a higher rate of pay in gyms and studios or start out on your own and do something you LOVE for a living?

Hi! We’re Victoria Cunningham, the Founder of StretchBodyMind, and Claire Brennan Clancy of Claire’s Yoga Studio in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.

With a collective 30+ years of teaching, studio ownership, designing in-person and online foundation and continuing education in the wellness field and more, we bring to the table a unique combination of yoga experience and business prowess that no one else in Northern Ireland has.

We are excited to launch the fourth year of our flagship in-person Yoga Teacher Training to train you how to become an exceptional Yoga Teacher.

In addition to the practical yoga teaching skills you’ll gain, you will also receive the latest in teaching trauma-informed classes, ayurveda and Kundalini kriyas. In short, you’ll get a personal development education as well as professional development one!

You also get free access to Stretch Your Biz online business course to help you create a successful career as a Yoga Teacher so you are ready to hit the ground running in 2024.


The entire StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training curriculum is designed around the following elements:


as these 3 elements are the cornerstone of StretchBodyMind Founder Victoria’s Yoga Teaching and Pilates Instruction.

The FOUNDATION element includes:

  • Yoga history

  • Health and Safety

  • Western Anatomy and Physiology

  • Sanskrit (the language of Yoga)

  • Asana

  • Pranayama

The EXPRESSION element includes:

  • Yoga philosophy (the important texts of Yoga)

  • Different styles of Yoga

  • Eastern Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mantras (including OM)

  • The Voice of the Teacher

  • How to create trauma-sensitive classes

The VISION element includes:

  • Planning classes

  • Sequencing

  • Theming

  • Meditation/Relaxation

  • An Introduction to Ayurveda

  • How to teach online



This course is a mixture of:

  • 10 x in-person weekend sessions from 9.30am – 6pm each day (plus additional pre-recorded lectures)
  • One years’ access to the StretchBodyMind online studio with pre-recorded training videos and recordings of some live sessions 
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals Trainee Membership & Insurance is included so you don’t have to wait to begin teaching

Weekend 1 – 14 & 15 October 2023 

Weekend 2 – 18 & 19 November 2023

Weekend 3 – 9 & 10 December 2023

Weekend 4 – 20 & 21 January 2024

Weekend 5 – 17 & 18 February 2024

Weekend 6 – 9 & 10 March 2024

Weekend 7 – 13 & 14 April 2024

Weekend 8 – 11 & 12 May 2024

Weekend 9 – 8 & 9 June 2024

Weekend 10 (Assessment) – 22 & 23 June 2024


The in-person Yoga Teacher Training will take place in the intimate surroundings of Claire’s Yoga Studio, 1 Beechgrove Heights, Magherafelt BT45 5EF.

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There are a lot of different Yoga Teacher Training courses out there which can make it difficult to choose the one that’s right for you.

So, if you like…

  • In-person interaction with your course tutors and access to their 30+ years of combined Yoga Teaching experience
  • Hands-on practice of teaching skills so you develop as a teacher rather than having to write essays to prove your worth as a student
  • A chance to try out different styles of hatha yoga to find the one that fits your style of teaching rather than having to teach to a set script
  • A personal development education using proven tools for transformation as well as professional development training
  • A strong business skills element where we work  with you to become a LEADER and not just a teacher
  • A learning experience in which you feel encouraged and accepted no matter how advanced your asana practice
  • Small class size (max. 8 people) so you can learn directly from the tutors rather than being a face in the crowd

Then the StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training is the one for you!

Previous Graduates


Since I started the course I have found a deeper love of yoga and the course has honestly changed me as a person. I feel much more confident in my chosen path, more grounded and present, and I’ve loved learning so much in all the different areas covered in each class! I feel I’ve achieved much more happiness since starting on the course.  I could not recommend this course enough, it’s a lifetime investment!!!!!
Beverley, Ireland 2020 Graduate

Before I signed up I thought “What sort of teacher would be taking the course – strict, scary, demanding….??? What if the course wasn’t for me after spending a lot of money and not enjoying it….” However, I have enjoyed every moment of this course, and would recommend to anyone who has the slightest thought or strongest desire to train as a yoga teacher. The online yoga course covers so much, but with Victoria’s help, guidance, knowledge and patience you feel at ease throughout. Meeting the fantastic small group of yoga students I was honoured to be part of – we encouraged and helped each other throughout our course – and I feel I have known them forever!
Jill, England 2021 Graduate

I would recommend StretchBodyMind to anyone looking to expand their yoga practice beyond the mat. This is more than teacher training, it’s a fully immersive experience into the history and practice of yoga. I have grown as a person and feel that I have benefitted, not just from a set curriculum of teachings, but from the wealth of knowledge and experience that the trainer possessed.
Angela, Scotland 2020 Graduate

I am completely satisfied with everything about my Yoga Teacher Training, also the amazing accomplishment of being able to complete our course during Covid-19 with still a high standard around-the-clock support, gaining skills and knowledge of teaching online is a bonus, with a professional and caring approach.
Leila, Ireland 2020 Graduate

I am fully committed to the StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training and I want you to be sure that you are too. For this reason there are NO refunds.

While I am offering an installment option, it is important to remember that by paying your deposit you are committing to the full programme and will have to pay the full amount, even if you drop out of the training. You will also not be allowed to graduate until you have paid the remainder of the course costs.