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About Us

Our aim is to help students develop and integrate personal practices to improve their health and well-being by increasing vitality and reducing stress, using traditional teachings from both Yoga and Ayurveda. We are now in our second decade of following this vocation to bring these authentic ancient wisdom traditions to as many people as possible.

About David Collins

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David has been practising Yoga since 1987. In 2002, having been teaching yoga part-time since 1994, he decided to devote himself fully to Yoga practice and study, and opened Ashtanga Yoga Dublin.

He says. “After more than 30 years of practice, I am still in awe of the incredible benefits to health and well-being that Yoga has brought me. It has enriched my life in every way. I feel a great sense of hope and conviction every day, that despite the undoubted difficulties that we all face, life can be joyous and filled with love if we work on making ourselves as clear as we can be.

Yoga offers health, happiness, compassion and awareness. The challenge is cultivating a Yoga practice to help develop these attributes within ourselves and to let go of those traits of selfishness, anger, greed and fear that cause us suffering and alienation. Not easy, but doable!

I am grateful to so many teachers who have helped me both directly and indirectly along my Yoga path, from my first teachers in Ireland way back when, to the teachers I am still studying directly with today, and to each of them I offer my deepest thanks. In particular, to Sudhir Tiwari, whose friendship and wisdom have enriched us so much in the last 6 years.
Most especially, I give thanks to Paula and Grace, who are my daily support and sustenance in life, and who teach me the true meaning of Yoga by allowing me to know love with every breath.” Hari Om Tat Sat

About Paula Herbert

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Paula started yoga in 1989 and began teaching with David at Ashtanga Yoga Dublin in 2004. Prior to this, she spent several years in the Corporate World but always had a keen interest in Holistic Health, studying Energetic Massage Therapy and Polarity Therapy/Counselling for 4 years, as well as completing a 4 year training in the Practice and Philosophy of Hatha Yoga. She travelled to India on a number of occasions to deepen her personal yoga/Ayurveda practices. After obtaining certification as an Ayurvedic Consultant and Practitioner, she set up an Ayurvedic clinic in June 2019.

Click here for more information on the treatments, consultations and detox programmes offered at the clinic. Paula is very passionate about passing on the authentic, traditional teachings of both Yoga and Ayurveda in a practical, personalised way to help others achieve vibrant health.

She now teaches daily yoga classes at Ashtanga Yoga Dublin, as well as teaching Yoga Philosophy, meditation and relaxation as part of the school’s Heart of Yoga and teacher training courses.

Paula would like to express her sincere gratitude for the inspiration and guidance received over the years from all of her teachers. She is especially grateful to Sudhir Tiwari for his generosity in sharing his in-depth understanding and teaching of Pranayama and the Yogic texts. Hari Om Tat Sat


About Our Ethos

In Yoga the teacher/student relationship is key to one’s development. At Ashtanga Yoga Dublin we get to know each student and work with them on an individual basis, focusing on their specific needs and particular requirements.

Come and learn Yoga in a way that is designed to suit you, and in an environment that is calm and clear. Develop a practice that is appropriate for you specifically and which will evolve and change according as you need it to. Many of our students have been with us for many years now and have gone, in some cases, from being Beginners to being Yoga Teachers. Yoga can create the conditions for a healthy life, for less stress and worry, for more vitality and enjoyment, which especially these days, is exactly what we all need.

About Our Location

Ashtanga Yoga Dublin is in 16 Main St., Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The entrance to the school is on Idrone Lane to the rear of the building. From the reception area, steps lead down to the Changing Rooms, each with shower facilities, and to the Yoga Shala (sanskrit word for space) itself, where all classes take place. The School is close to all amenities in Blackrock, with ample parking in the locality, either 1 minute away at the DART Station or in Blackrock or Frascati Shopping Centres, each 5 mins away. For a map of the location see the Contact Us page.