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In Memory

Dear IYA Members,

It is with huge sadness that we advise of the passing from this physical realm of Patty Anderson on the 9th February 2022.

So many of us will have fond memories of Patty’s inspiring, wise and witty contributions to the IYA. Her love of yoga, her teaching, her tutoring and her music has filtered through the organisation and will continue to inspire us all. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Anderson family and her friends, on their sad loss.  “Patty your wisdom will live on in us”.

Details of Patty’s funeral mass are available on and there is a live stream link for those who wish to be there in spirit.

Om shanti, shanti, shanti.

Yours in Yoga
Gabi Gillessen
Chair Irish Yoga Association

Patty Anderson – The Legemd.



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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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