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Hatha, Transformational, Vinyasa Flow 500 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga Teacher Training/Retreats

Senior Teacher Program – Bespoke Personal Mentoring System

Our 500 hr fully certified YAI Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course is designed to help you build on your learning from your 200 hr and 300 hr course.
We aim to give you a deeper and broader set of skills and insights to bring into your practice and teaching. We focus on developing an understanding of how to effectively teach asana, pranayama and meditation to all levels and conditions of student, as well as further developing a deeper awareness of subtle and physical body alignment for the Senior Teacher.

While we reflect and build on all the key information for the 200-hour program, a much more in-depth study of these topic takes place on our 500-hour course.Teaching practice and experience are required, Students are individually assessed and coached over a 12 month period. They attend part or all of a minimum of one Intensive course if possible, 10 private One to One sessions on line or in person, 3 weekends as a minimum with 200hr Teachers in training, and up to 5 x 500 hour Special Focus weekends.


Costs of Full Fees are €2000.00.
Early Bird rate of €1800.00 now available for all courses in Ireland. This must be paid no later than one month before the course starts. Installments payments are also available

Book early and pay by installments to ease the costs of training.

Please contact us to discuss any of the teacher training options we offer for Summer and Autumn.
Dr Sri Radha will be delighted to help guide you and help you make the best decision for you.

About your Tutor

Dr Sri Radha Sharon has dedicated her later life to the wide study and awareness of the various Hatha schools and the fun and challenge of Vinyasa flow. Her enthusiasm enhances the teaching mix beautifully, making for the most enjoyable of yoga courses all with the discipline of loving kindness.

Golden Glow Yoga College was founded by Sri Radha Sharon and is accredited as a Yoga Alliance International Teaching School.

Dr Sri Radha Sharon O’Neill BCL Hon Yoga Ph.D. Yoga is a Senior YAI Yoga and Meditation Master, a member of The British Wheel of Yoga, an Ambassador for SriMa Transformational Yoga and Director of SriMa Ireland. Sri Radha qualified in 2006 as a 200 hr Instructor with Yoga Alliance, studying with Marie Quail (300hrs) and Margaret Hardman and later went on to study directly with the Founder and President of Yoga Alliance International, Swami Vidyanand in India.

Further studies in India certified Sri Radha with an additional 200hr Transformational Yoga Instructor Certificate, a Senior Instructor 500hr Certificate and later the Grand Master Yoga Therapy Certificate.
Golden Glow Yoga College Courses are inspired by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Swami Vidyanand and also the timeless teachings of Shri Krishnamacharya, an amazing healer and yoga teacher who was the inspiration behind many modern Hatha schools (Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Viniyoga). Our primary influences are Patanjali the Great Sage of Yoga, as well as the awareness of Ayurveda as based on the Samkhya cosmology. Golden Glow Yoga College courses are varied, interesting and challenging.

History of Golden Glow Yoga College

Having taught in Cork from 2004, Sri Radha opened her first popular little Cottage studio in Carrigaline, growing for a number of years from 2010-2015 and going forward to win the Best Yoga Studio in Cork award from the Luxury Travel Guide. Later the main office and Private Practice Rooms were moved to Cork City in Plunkett Chambers Business Centre, Oliver Plunkett Street and many of you would have met us there.

Our winter Teacher Training Courses 2017/18 continued to take place in Cork but this year at the Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig Cork for 2017/18 and 2018/19. We graduated our students from the Roches Town Park Hotel in Cork 2017 and were absolutely delighted with the years work. The July Intensive Course 2017 in Cork was held at the Wellness Centre Youghal, many thanks to our dear friend Maria Kirby. A joy to spend the month of July in the sunny South East!

New Intensives Courses ran in 2018 in Galway in Spiddal in February and November and in The Salthill Hotel Galway in July 2018. Due to a great demand we have set dates for a June Intensive at the Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig Co Cork. So lots to choose from. Do give us a call to chat over your options.

The Move to Galway

We have recently opened our new little practice space for Teachers Workshop style classes and private tuition in The Wellness Business Centre, Main Street Spiddal Co Galway as Dr Sri Radha and Peter moved to The Wild Atlantic Way! Spiddal is fantastic and we are absolutely delighted with it !

All Teacher Training weekends are held in Galway at The Salthill Hotel unless otherwise stated.
Our new studio in Spiddal Galway has space for 6 students on mats and is primarily for small classes for teachers in training, private tuition and therapy sessions.Our main office has now transferred from Cork to Spiddal in Galway permanently. ​

“… It changed my life… ” Read what our Trainee Teachers have had to say about their courses…

I cannot believe the amount I have learned this past few months. From learning about the fascinating world of Hatha yoga and practical business skills to learning about life and most interestingly what I have learned about myself. Sharon is an amazing teacher. Caring and passionate and always shares a giggle. I honestly have surprised myself with the knowledge I have retained all thanks to Sharon at Golden Glow and I move forward with confidence knowing that Sharon is only a call away to help with any questions I may encounter! Beautiful course with some very beautiful people.

Maggi Morley


… Sri Radha has made the course so personal and yet is never pushy or invasive – she is a true yogi! Radha gently guides you through the course helping you find strength and grace in your yoga both on and off the mat. The year has helped me considerably deepen my practice and given me a well rounded knowledge of all of the yoga realms. It really has been such a gift to have been on this learning journey with Sri Radha and my fellow yogis. I have been truly inspired by Sri Radha and will sincerely miss our treasured yoga weekends when the course ends in another month!

Sarah Kate McHaugh


Taking part in the Golden Glow Yoga Teacher Training this past year has been extremely enjoyable and an inspirational experience. I look forward to every training weekend as the atmosphere and vibe of the course is very encouraging.
Sharon makes you feel at ease about the content and flow of movement being learnt and is very supportive about going forward after graduating. You are taught to find your own personal yogic teaching style which is very refreshing! I would recommend this course to anyone interested in yoga whether its going on to teach or to simply have yoga in their life in another discipline.

Samantha Clair

Galway February 2018

I started practicing when i was 8 years old and wanted to learn everything i could so I was put on the advanced programs. I practice just about every day and its been a huge influence for me. Everyone loves the energy and focus of the weekends. Its a way of life.

William Magnier


I always look forward to the month training weekend, which provides a strong anchor and direction support, while being fun, challenging, and nurturing of a strong personal energy. Growing alongside others adds to the depth of the experience.
I feel I have already achieved great personal growth, and developed on many levels, and am loving the opportunity to learn and explore within such a supportive environment.

Hazel Moon


It is said that the teacher appears when the student is ready. This was indeed the case with me when I found Sri Radha Sharon and Golden Glow Yoga College. In 2013/2014, I studied the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Golden Glow Yoga College with Sri Radha.
Sri Radha is a wonderful, insightful and warm teacher whose authentic practice is hugely inspiring and who teaches from the heart, while her knowledge of yoga history, philosophy and sutra is vast and deep.
It was a privilege to study under Sri Radha and also to meet all the other students on the course.

Fintan Mackey


I am absolutely loving the Teacher Training course at Golden Glow Yoga College.The atmosphere here is very warm, welcoming and friendly. I think this is a very comprehensive course lead by a most professional and extremely supportive teacher Sri Radha Sharon

…wow, was I delighted when Sri Radha appeared in Galway. She is inspirational! Her knowledge is vast and she creates a loving, nurturing space in her shala for you to grow your yoga in a supportive way. Sri Radha is a grand master in hatha and transformational yoga…She also owns her own studio and has been practicing and teaching yoga for years, so has a great breadth of experience. She is very dedicated to her students and makes time to meet up with each student individually, as part of the course…. Sri Radha really gives you wings, so that you can experiment and develop your own unique yogic vibe, without feeling restricted by one lineage or another…It really is a wonderful course and I am looking forward to graduating. I will be very proud to be Golden Glow Yoga College graduate. 🙂

Amy Callaghan

May 2017

It has been the best experience. Sharon’s wonderfull with helping individuals reach their own goals. I leave each class feeling lighter physically and mentally. I always look forward to my next class as I love learning something new each week. Thank you for helping me do the poses I couldn’t do in my first few classes!!

Louise O Sullivan


Sharon’s classes are always excellent and she is always welcoming, warm and friendly. She makes everyone feel good, whatever size of class. She is the very best teacher i know”

Mary M

Carrigaline July 2015

I just love this style of yoga with Sri Radha. It just fills my soul!

Ruth O'Connor

Carrigaline January 2016

I’ve gone to different classes over the years but Sri Radhas personality is just fantastic. Her soft voice just makes it all work… I float home !

Mary Brady


Today, I barely can believe that I just graduated as a Transformational Yoga Teacher… It was such a wonderful time to train with Sharon and I am so grateful for this life changing experience, and for my co-graduates ! Onwards to new adventures!

Virginie Muller

Feuga 2015

Our courses are built upon and improved every year and are comprehensive and wide in their field. They are designed to create a space of personal development and joyousness around hard work and practice. The work we cover in the first term before the Xmas holidays is very much focused on the Physical Body however we are very much aware that the Emotional Pranic Body, the Mental Body and the Psychic Body of the Wisdom Mind are there always for us as Humans Being and so with a sense our our Spiritual Being, on this course we allow ourselves time to consider these concepts and honour the work of great Masters and Sages as we learn our basics and encourage our growth.

Examinations for these courses are kept to a minimum, however we do have an assessment weekend prior to graduation. We only have small numbers on courses and do so in particular so to be able to keep close contact with the inquiring minds of student teachers along their path. Progress is divided into both personal and professional development and awareness is gauged by continual assessment and encouragement.

There is a requirement for each student to submit a 3000 word essay of an agreed yoga topic of their choice at the end of the course prior to graduation. This gives the student teacher an opportunity to study in depth, a yogic concept that interests them in particular. However it is not a course of show up and get your cert. It is a requirement that all new teachers can perform, practice and teach a variety of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation techniques.
Our task at Golden Glow Yoga College is to help you learn how. 🙂

So remember……..

  • Teacher Training Courses are our specialty! 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr Senior Teacher Training Courses are available.
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training11 Weekends over 10 months in available in both Galway and Cork.
  • 200hr Intensive Learning Yoga Teacher Training Certifications run from 3 to 4 or 5 weeks of study Monday to Thursday.
  • Next Galway Intensive June 2019 at The Salthill Hotel, Salthill, Co Galway from Tuesday 4th June for four weeks.
  • Next Cork Intensive July 2019 at The Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Co Cork from Monday 1st July for four weeks.
  • Costs of full fees are €2000.00 in Ireland.
  • Early Bird rate of €1800.00 now available for all courses in Ireland. This must be paid no later than one month before the course starts. Installments payments are also available
  • GGYC Galway in Spiddal is available to meet up for Student Teachers and do private practice and for exclusive winter Intensive Courses.
  • New Courses for September 2019 and also January 2020 – December 2020 now taking bookings.
  • There is also a 300 hr Diploma Course which is an additional 100 hr 5 weekend (or 10 day minimum on Intensives ) course available for those who are already 200 hr trained teachers with us or any other Training Organisation. Up-skill your stretches and yoga study with Sr Sri Radha!
  • Call us on 085 7151321 to chat over your options.

Golden Glow Yoga College is based in Ireland. It was created to help teach happy Hatha, Transformational and Vinyasa Flow Yoga to an urban population. We help all ages keep fit in body, mind and soul. We run non-religious but wonderfully simple, spiritual programs.

All are very welcome!