Welcome to Michael Connollys AlphaZone School of Yoga webpage where you can find valuable information on how you can experience the wonderful benefits of Yoga & Meditation in your life through yoga classes at levels and times to suit all – through yoga workshops inc visiting International teachers – through yoga teacher training – yoga continued professional development for teachers. We are here to help and assist you in your yoga journey weather you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner

See you on the mat soon 🙂

Om Shanti


Michael teaches with a friendly lightheartedness that is richly informed by his continued yoga studies and 25 + years of teaching experience. Join In – Breathe Deeply – Move Freely – Feel Great


Tuesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm – Beginners

This class covers all the basics, its a perfect place to begin yoga, not matter what level of fitness (we so often hear from students that they think they need to be some what fit or flexible to join yoga – please know this is not the case) you have you will be welcomed into this class and taken through all the basics at a relaxing and nurturing pace, this in turn will give you an excellent foundation to attain all the benefits of yoga

Tuesday 7.00pm – 8.15pm  – Intermediate 

This class is delivered using a blend of highly effective and transformative alignment principals, drawing from Iyengar yoga – Anusara yoga – Vinyasa Flow yoga – Bowspring yoga – Restorative yoga expect to work hard, be challenged, invited to your edge, feel great and enjoy the benefits and the afterglow from this class for days afterwards. This class is intermediate ( 6 months or more practice ) and will be adapted and shaped to meet every student and will leave you feeling inspired, energised and recharged.

Venue: Athleta Yoga Six Cross Roads Business Park, Waterford.




Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

Our training is designed to lead you step by step, through a proven process, that leads to you making the transition from student to Teacher. We are very proud of our training and we are pleased to provide you with this information which could inspire you to massively increase the quality of not just your life but the lives of others also.

Yoga teaching is wonderfully rewarding as we are sure you will discover as you invest your time and energy into becoming the best yoga teacher you can be, our course is designed to internationally recognized standards and is accredited by the Yoga Alliance Professionals an international certifying body that guarantees the highest standards of practice.

It is recommended that you have two years of yoga experience prior to enrolling on a Yoga Teacher training Programme, this two years can be a home practice in Pranayama – Asana – Meditation or two years attendance at classes with certified yoga teachers or any combination of both, if you are unsure if you have sufficient experience please talk to Michael and he will steer you along the best path. If you don’t have two years yoga experience there are still options open to you – you could enter our pre training programme where you will be mentored and assisted with developing a person yoga practice ( 2 x Personal Practice Prescriptions in Pranayama Asana & Meditation ) along with being offered a 50% discount at all Michaels yoga classes and workshops, preparing you for next year’s training ( or 2 years from now ) alternatively you could sign up for the teacher training programme simply as a personal development programme through the medium of yoga ( for this option it is essential to meet with Michael and/or a member of the teaching team to clarify the parameters and agree same ). We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your personal evolution through yoga.

Email michael@alphazone.ie to for request more information 

Dates for 2023/2024

Weekend Month Date
Weekend 1 September 9th & 10th
Weekend 2 September / October 31st & 1st
Weekend 3 November 4th & 5th
Weekend 4 December 2nd & 3rd
Weekend 5 January 27th & 28th
Weekend 6 February 17th & 18th
Weekend 7 March 24th & 25th
Weekend 8 April 21st & 22nd
Weekend 9 May – Graduation 19th & 20th

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