The IYA has been delivering yoga to Ireland since 1978.

In Memory

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.


Sorry to hear of your good friend Patty. I met her in your yoga space Gabi, which I knew she loved going too. Thanks for sharing the link for tomorrow. I will watch and light a candle for her and her family and all who loved her. Jacinta.xx

Thank you for sharing the sad news Gabi. RIP Pattie. Forever fond happy memories of her….an absolute delight. Kay O’Niel
Thanks very much for messaging Gabi. Patty was one of the special ones – may she rest in peace. She touched us all with her honest presence and beautiful heart. Patty’s sensitivity to energy was truly a gift & made her Cranio Sacral therapy practice a unique experience , which brought healing to the many who went to her for Cranio Sacral. I will miss her physical presence around but have been enriched by knowing her through yoga & her sharing. Brigid Power

Dearest Gabi,
I appreciate you letting me know of the passing of the LEGEND ..Patty such an integral and committed part of the IYA from the days of Maureen Nolan ..carrying the banner with such enthusiasm and deep conviction and commitment. I am so so sad .Patty, always seemed immortal to me and I am lighting a candle for her journey to paradise. She will continue to sprinkle her wonder sparkle upon us all
Regards and love. Therese xx

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Patty’s passing. She was a lovely person and I have great memories of her playing music at the sessions on the residential weekends. She will be very sadly missed by all. May she rest in peace. Sandra Wrafter

Thank you Gabi for your beautifully worded tribute to our dear friend Patty. She will indeed be deeply missed by all of us. We were touched by her kind and gentle spirit and were very blessed to have known her. Bernadette Brady