I’m excited to announce that we will be extending our evening Mysore programme to 4 evenings per week from April 1st! We will be moving to a special new venue only 5 minutes away from where we are currently based. The Mysore classes will be held in a beautiful room called ‘Kamra’ (translated as sacred room in Hindi.) Kamra is located above Dublin’s coolest Indian restaurant, Kerala Kitchen on Baggot Street. We will be keeping in the theme of the vibrancy of southern India between Mysore and Kerala!
The new programme will provide evening Mysore classes every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30pm-8pm. The key to the Ashtanga practice is consistency so you will have plenty of opportunity to practice as regularly as you can. I’ll also be re-introducing monthly Introductory Workshops for anyone that would like to join the Mysore classes or to refresh the basic fundamentals. The next Introductory Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 10.30am-1pm. I’ll be keeping these workshops to a small number to ensure everyone gets lots of individual guidance so advance booking is requested. As always, new students are welcome to join at the regular Mysore classes. All you need to do is to email me and we’ll arrange to get you started on your Ashtanga journey!
I’ll send out more details including directions to our new venue closer to the date. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you at the Tuesday and Thursday evening Mysore classes in Lotus studio until we move on April 1st.
Introductory Mysore Workshop
Saturday, April 6th
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/.
YogaPulia Retreat Centre
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:
- 7 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
Accommodation and Facilities
The retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves. Accommodation consists of twin/double bedrooms all with private en-suite bathrooms and AC. The rooms are all renovated to a high standard using locally sourced materials, creating a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard will provide the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.
Situated at the heart of the complex, the swimming pool acts like a colourful meeting point – with the blue water combining with the green olive trees and the red soil.
The international airport at Brindisi is approximately 40 minutes drive away and Bari is further to the north approximately 55 minutes drive. Ryanair has direct flights from Dublin to both airports. Hiring a car in Puglia is relatively inexpensive and provides a great way to explore the surrounding countryside, local historical towns and beaches. Both Bari and Brindisi airports have a large selection of hire car companies including Avis and Hertz. It is recommended to book a car before your arrival. Alternatively, we can arrange a taxi to collect you on your arrival.
Please note that the cost does not include travel arrangements including flights and transfers to and from the Retreat Centre. It also does not include medical and travel insurance.
Twin Room with en-suite bathroom and AC €995
50% non-refundable deposit required to secure your booking.