IYA Philosophy

Explore our philosophy in IYA foundations, Objectives, Ethos and Code of Ethics.What is yoga? Yoga Forms.  


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IYA Events Calendar – Upcoming Events

IYA Teacher Refresher Day with Bernie Connor 23 Feb 2019.

Bernie’s practice will guide us to take a deeper look at our body and ourselves. Saturday 23 February 2018, 9.30 – 5.00 pm. The Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Contact Miriam Brady, email: yogamb@yahoo.co.uk, Phone 087 65 45 631. Read more >> 

IYA Annual Residential Retreat. 12th – 14th April 2019.

Venue: Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow. To book contact Monique 087 9033762. Read more >>


IYA presents Awareness Through the Body 5 Facilitated by Aloka Marti. A 4-day Body Awareness workshop.

The main objective is to facilitate a more intimate contact with oneself, with the deepest centre of the being, thus offering space for a further harmonisation and alignment of the being.
Date: 31st May—3rd June 2019. Cost: €280 reduced rate which is available when €80 non-refundable deposit is received before 28th February 2019.€320 after 28th February 2019. Venue: Root to Light Yoga Space, Tullamore. To book please contact Gabi 086 3796776 or yogabi@roottolight.com

IYA The World of Prana With Dr. Vinayachandra BK, Dr. Anuradha Choudry & Gabi Gillessen.A 4-day intensive practical philosophy workshop.

Irish Yoga Association in association with Ritambhara Yogashala presents a 4-day intensive practical philosophy workshop “The World of Prana”, An Exploration Through Sutra, Mantra & Asana. Friday 28th June – Monday 1st July 2019. Read more >>
Venue: Root to Light Yoga Space, Tullamore. Cost: €280 for 4 days, €220 for 3 days, €180 for 2 days, €110 for 1 day. To book please contact Gabi 086 3796776 or yogabi@roottolight.com

IYA 1978 – 2018, 40 years celebration


IYA Teacher Training Next Available Course

Sept 2018, Venue: Dreaming Creative Space, Donaghmore, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Contact: Joan McGreevy, 087 413 0191

IYA Deepening the Practise


IYA DtP course is finishing in March 2019. More news soon.

IYA Yoga Classes

View Yoga classes available from IYA qualified teachers. Area Representatives. Classes by County. Read more >>

The TTC. Why a minimum training of 500 hrs over 4 years?

At the heart of the Yoga tradition lies one central truth: we are all inextricably connected. Yoga is a potent and life transforming practice and therefor teaching Yoga carries enormous responsibilities. A yoga teacher does not only have to deal with the physical but also with all the multidimensional aspects such as the energetic, psychological, physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the student. These teachings need to be received in a safe and sacred environment. The ability to transmit these non-verbal aspects of yoga is the fundamental quality that differentiates a real yoga teacher from other teachers. Read more >>

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