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About Ashtanga Yoga Ireland
Ashtanga Yoga Ireland is a dedicated space for traditional Ashtanga yoga in the heart of Dublin city centre. Daily traditional yoga classes are taught from early morning until late evening 7 days a week in our friendly yoga shala.
Gillian has spent many years studying at the source of this ancient practice, the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. She is one of a small number of Ashtanga yoga teachers worldwide to have received the official Level 2 Authorization to teach and the only full time teacher in Ireland qualified to teach both the Primary and Intermediate series. She is passionate about imparting the purity and simplicity of Ashtanga Yoga in a way that makes it accessible to people of all levels, from complete beginners to experienced practitioners.
Ashtanga Yoga Ireland is an amazing Shala with one of the most inspiring teachers I have ever met.
Gillian’s dedication and experience motivates and inspires me to dig deeper into my Ashtanga practice, with a friendly, approachable and professional teaching style I would highly recommend Gillian and her assistants to everyone who would like to practice and get to know more about Ashtanga Yoga in the traditional way.
The energy within the shala from the Gillian and her assistants down to the dedicated practitioners makes it and enjoyable and calming community to be a part of.
– Natalie Malone
I arrived in Dublin 2 years ago and discovered the Yoga Shala Studio in Dublin. Gillian, the yoga teacher introduced me to ashthanga yoga. She easily spotted my weaknesses and greatly contributed to improve my technique. It is a pure bliss attending her lessons. It helps me on a daily basis, physically and spiritually. I feel stronger, confident and this is now part of who I am. I am addicted. Special mention to the staff who is also very nice! Highly recommended. A must do.
– Helene Thomas
Ashtanga Yoga Ireland is a lovely space with a dedicated and experienced teacher, and a nice welcoming community. The morning Mysore classes mean you get lots of individual attention from the teacher. They have Introductory classes and courses for beginners, and I found these really helpful for getting a solid foundation before joining regular classes.
Students travel from outside Dublin to study with Gillian, who is a very experienced and knowledgeable teacher, so we’re really lucky to have the shala right here in the city! If you’re looking for somewhere to get on the yoga mat, as a beginner or seasoned practitioner, I highly recommend AYI. Gillian and her assistants will welcome you warmly, and make sure you feel supported in your practice.
– Linda Fennessy
Ashtanga Yoga Ireland is a beautiful space in the heart of the city with a beautiful and passionate teacher…if you want to learn Ashtanga in the traditional way with a dedicated community I couldn’t recommend Gillian and her Shala enough…..
– MaryAnn O’Donovan
Gillian is extraordinarily experienced and dedicated teacher with a sparkling passion for sharing traditional yoga as it is taught in Mysore, India. All this makes AYI a friendly place, where all are welcome.
– Megan Kuster
Gillian’s vast experience and warm touch makes her a precious gem in the Irish yoga community. Maintaining traditions originating from Mysore India, her Shala cuts no corners and has been transformed into a wonderfully welcoming place for people of all age, shapes and sizes.
– Rory Hynes
Ashtanga Yoga Ireland. Fab vibe, amazing place, dedicated and committed teacher and super supportive community.
– Bev Porrino
Recently I have made a conscious choice to step out of my comfort zone. Being strict on myself is something I have been avoiding for a long time as it requires a lot of effort. I have started to attend morning mysore practice with Gillian and I got a confirmation that this ancient practice has something unique to offer. Those who have found it are extremely lucky as Ashtanga is a beautiful practice that makes your body strong and mind strong. Gillian is an incredible teacher, I feel grateful for having met her and through her having been introduced to this practice.
– Evie Connolly