I’m happy to announce that the early bird discounted fee on the 2020 Immersion Course has been extended until October 31st.

Yoga is such a vast subject and worthy of a lifetime of study so my vision for this course is to offer authentic teachings based in tradition. The course is suitable for people looking to deepen their understanding and approach to the Ashtanga Yoga system. We currently have a wonderful group of yoga practitioners and teachers on our 2019 Immersion Course and the feedback from all the participants has been outstanding so far!

The course consists of a detailed analysis of the Asanas of the Primary Series including adjustment and alignment techniques. There are also comprehensive studies of Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Yogic Breathwork aimed at preparing you to make yoga an integral part of your life journey.

You can find more details including the application process via https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/immersion-course/ and feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Bookings are also open for the next Introductory Workshop on Saturday, October 5th via https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/yoga-for-beginners/. Complete beginners and anyone looking to refresh the basic fundamentals are welcome!

See you at the Mysore classes,

Gillian 🙏

Introductory Mysore Workshop
Saturday, October 5th
10.30am – 1.00pm

This Introductory Workshop is suitable for all levels (including complete beginners) that would like to learn the traditional way to practice Ashtanga Yoga. You will be guided through the correct breathing technique and a series of the basic fundamental postures. You will develop a strong foundation and the confidence to transition into the Mysore classes.

Introductory Workshop plus one month of unlimited classes – €100 or Introductory Workshop only – €35.

Spaces are limited and advance booking via is requested here ashtangayogaireland.ie/yoga-workshops/.



Italy Summer Retreat
August 8th – 14th 2020
YogaPulia Retreat Centre
Puglia, Italy

This is a wonderful opportunity for both beginners and experienced students to deepen their practice of Ashtanga yoga with Gillian in the beautiful setting of the Itria valley, Puglia, Southern Italy. The day will begin with Mysore Style classes and there will also be three-afternoon workshops focusing on the key elements of the Ashtanga Yoga system including the principles of Back Bending, Inversions and Transitions. Guests can choose to explore the local beaches and historical towns or simply relax by the pool in their free time. Click here to view the – the Retreat Centre

The retreat includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 mornings of Mysore Style Classes
  • 3-afternoon Asana Techniques Workshops
  • 2 delicious vegetarian meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner
  • Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit
  • Wi fi internet connection
  • On site massage (additional cost)

Immersion Course 2020

This one year Immersion Course will be held over ten weekend modules for people that are ready to go beyond the Asanas and to make Ashtanga Yoga an integral part of their life journey.


Guided Led Primary and Mysore Style Classes

The Guided Led Primary classes will be an in-depth study of the Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on learning the traditional Vinyasa system. The Mysore Style Classes will have a strong focus on working with the Tristana method to train the mind transforming your practice into a moving meditation.

Yoga Asana and Adjustment Techniques

A detailed analysis of the key deconstruction and alignment techniques of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. There will be a strong focus on developing a solid foundation in the core alignment points of each asana. Practical hands- on adjustments will provide students with the concrete knowledge to learn safe and effective adjustments.

History and Philosophy of Yoga

An overview of the origins and the fundamental ideas on which classical yoga practice is based. This provides a basis for a study of teachings found in the ancient yogic scriptures including the Upanishads, Bhagavad-gita, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Lecturer: Marianne Jacuzzi

Anatomy and Physiology

A practical exploration into the key anatomical and physiological principles relevant to the Ashtanga yoga practice. Students will develop a solid understanding about the functional anatomy and physiology of the body to better understand safe and stable physical alignment in each asana of the Primary series. Lecturer: Daniela Gonzalez Aries

Yogic Breathwork, Bandhas and Yoga Nidra Meditation
The study of yogic breathing techniques and working with the yogic locks (bandhas) of the body: mula, uddiyana and jalandhara bandhas will be an integral element of the course. The practice of Yoga Nidra Meditation is a guided meditation which helps the body assimilate the teachings leaving you relaxed and restored.

2020 Course Dates

  • January 25th & 26th
  • February 22nd & 23rd
  • March 28th & 29th
  • April 25th & 26th
  • May 23rd & 24th
  • June 20th & 21st
  • September 5th & 6th
  • October 3rd & 4th
  • November 7th & 8th
  • December 5th & 6th

For full details and the application process click here https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/immersion-course/

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