The IYA has been delivering yoga to Ireland since 1978.

IYA Events

IYA Event Management Statement.

Please note that due to the costs associated with arranging events including fees, travel and location rental, all event booking deposits are non-refundable. Special cases can be facilitated. Thank you for your understanding.

IYA CPD Day with Bernie Connor 22 Feb 2020.

Bernie’s practice will guide us to take a deeper look at our body and ourselves. Saturday 22 February 2020, 9.30 – 5.00 pm. The Quaker Hall, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Contact Miriam Brady, email:, Phone 087 65 45 631. Read more >>

IYA Workshop on Yoga Nidra 29 May 2020.

In association with the Irish Yoga Association & Awareness Through the Body Dates: Friday 29th May 2020 – Sunday 31st May 2020. Time: 19h00 Friday – 17h00 Sunday Venue: Root-to-Light Yoga Space, Tullamore. Cost: €160 paid before 15th February 2020 €180 after 15th February 2020. Please note all booking deposits are non-refundable. To book please contact Gabi 086 3796776.

This weekend will include: practice of yoga nidra, exploration of relaxation through ATB techniques, rotation of consciousness, explorations of sensations and the breath, visualisation and sankalpa. Read more >>

IYA Antaranga Yoga With Dr. Vinayachandra BK, Dr. Anuradha Choudry & Gabi Gillessen.

A 3-day intensive practical philosophy workshop.

Irish Yoga Association in association with Ritambhara Yogashala presents a 3-day intensive practical philosophy workshop “Antaranga Yoga.” An Exploration Through Sutra, Mantra & Asana. Friday 26th June – Sunday 28th June 2020. The Intensive will start on Friday 26th June at 10h00 and will conclude on Sunday the 28th June at 18h00.

The Yogasutra of Patanjali offers us a profound source of insight into the workings of our psyche. In addition to the philosophy of Yoga, it lays out a rich and detailed manual of pragmatic and practical wisdom that one can use for one’s inner development. These insights and practices cover a whole range from external to internal. The internal forms the core teaching of the Yogasutras, called as Antaranga Yoga, which informs us about the inner faculties and their transformation. Pratyahara is that critical link that connects the exterior practices i.e. Bahiranga Yoga including Yama, Niyama, Asana and Pranayama with Antaranga Yoga. This 3 – day workshop intends to explore the components and practices of Antaranga Yoga starting with Pratyahara through Sutra, Mantra and Asana.

Venue: Root-to-Light Yoga Space, Tullamore. Cost: €220 for 3 days, €180 for 2 days, €90 for 1 day. Reduced rate available if a deposit of €80 (non refundable) is received before 30th March 2020. Read more >>

To book please contact Gabi 086 3796776 or

IYA Teacher Training Course February 2020 – December 2023

There are a few spaces remaining so if you have prospective students or know anyone who might be interested please direct them to immediately, or contact
Course Administrator Joan Mc Greevy 0874130191 directly, as an assessment can be organised. Venue: Root to Light Yoga Space, Tullamore. To book please contact Gabi 086 3796776 or


IYA 1978 – 2018, 40 years celebration


IYA Teacher Training Course February 2020 – December 2023.

Venue: Root to Light Yoga Space, Tullamore. To book please contact Gabi 086 3796776 or

IYA Deepening the Practice Sept 2019 – Feb 2020.

Dates: 29 Sept, 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 12 Jan 2019, 16 Feb 2019.

Venue: Essence of Yoga, 11 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

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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