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How to create the ideal space to practice yoga at home

Check out Paula’s contribution to Cassandra Rosas’ post on ‘Advice from the Experts on how to create the ideal space to practice Yoga at home.
This is what Cassandra says:’Whether you are an avid yoga practitioner or completely new to yoga, sometimes you just need a moment with yourself to slow-down and relax, and […]

Five reasons to choose a yoga retreat for your Summer break.

1. Daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes
A yoga retreat provides us with a daily structure of classes. In most cases, teachers will offer two classes per day. We may not usually get the opportunity to practise daily, or if we do we may focus only on postures. A retreat setting enables us to open ourselves […]

Jump inside – get to know your chakras

Seventeen years ago, I started studying the human energy field, under the tutelage of two amazing teachers – Ann Boyle and the late Phil Maloney at As Solas Healing Centre in Tipperary. I planned to just do a one-year course in Energetic Massage Therapy, as I had a successful career in marketing and I […]

Teen Yoga – an antidote to Social Media!

Nearly two thirds of Irish students interviewed as part of an international OECD study earlier this year revealed that they suffered from anxiety even when well prepared for an exam. 46% felt very tense even when studying. In all countries, girls reported greater school work-related anxiety than boys. Teenage girls were also found to […]

Manju Pattabhi Jois

It was a mid-July morning in 2007 and I was late for the first day of 4 Mysore mornings, organised by my friend Paul Whelan, with Guruji’s son, Manju Pattabhi Jois. Paula and I had been to Mysore in 2005 but I had never met Manju before. I hoped there was a way for […]

Our New Logo

Ashtanga Yoga Dublin’s new website went live last month and when we embarked on putting the new site together we decided it would be a good time to also design a new logo. Both David and I love living and working close to the sea – when I think back to my own childhood, I […]

A Journey of Exploration

Ever stop and think to yourself, ‘How did I end up here’? Today, as I listened to reports of the start of the Leaving (State Exam for School Leavers, for any non-Irish reader!), I began to reflect on the circuitous route that had brought me to the path of Yoga. How did I […]

Finding the Balance

All too often we live as if on an emotional see-saw, tipping from high to low, from joy to disappointment, from one extreme to the other. In this See-Saw existence, happiness is fleeting and quickly changes to unhappiness. When we find balance there is ease, there is equanimity, there is a very natural […]

David’s Ashtanga Yoga Blog – The First One Ever!

It seems fitting to me that this, my first real blog ever, should appear on Guruji’s Anniversary. All the good things that have unfolded in my life, of which there are many, since I first heard the name, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, I attribute to him and I offer my sincere thanks to him […]

Ashtanga Yoga And Pregnancy
I found out I was pregnant with Grace one week before we were due to travel to India to spend a month practising in Mysore. After much deliberation we decided not to go and we opted instead to rent a house in a small hill top village in Spain, intent on immersing ourselves in […]