Teacher Profiles

Liz Richards – (086)8963425


Liz Richards is the founder of The Ananta Yoga Studios and a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor with over 1000 training hours behind her. She has been teaching Yoga full time since 2008. 

She teaches Classical Yoga using the Vinyasa Krama system for all levels from Beginners – Advanced students and her teaching is firmly rooted in the lineage of Krishnamacharya.  

Liz’s passion for yoga is preceded by a love of ballet, modern dance,  gymnastics and equestrian sport in her youth. Having dipped in and out of the internal arts of Yoga, Tai Chi  & Karate from her late teens, she began attending regular yoga classes following the birth of her third child in a bid to improve her general health and over come post-natal depression.

She established a disciplined daily practice in the form of Ashtanga Yoga and was instantly drawn to the often challenging physical aspect of this ancient discipline and the mental peace and clarity which began to reveal itself through the practice…………..



David Curtis –

David Curtis (500RYT) of Vinyasa Yoga Dublin leads the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Programme at The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow, Ireland and runs regular weekly classes and weekend workshops at the studios.

David has been leading Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Courses since 2006 throughout Ireland and brings a wealth of many years personal training, practice and teaching experience to his trainings.  His courses are well structured and professionally run and have earned him a reputation of excellence in Yoga Teacher Training in Ireland………

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 Freada McGoldrick – (087) 2186209

Freada has been practicing the art of mindful living in her daily life for 18 years.Freada brings a wealth of experience and joy to her work, she uses a unique approach that is grounded and practical yet esoteric in nature………..



Lesley Anne Ross – (086) 8220372

Lesley-Anne Ross – MISCP, M Sc., Grad Cert (Acup.), BCPA.
Lesley-Anne is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. She specialises in women’s health, particularly back and pelvic problems antenatally and postnatally and pelvic floor dysfunction…………..



Siobhan Kennedy – 086  8330216.

Siobhan started practising yoga in1999.  Through the practice of yoga she found something that could keep her grounded and was tool to help alleviate stress.

At that time, Siobhan had a very busy practice in  Aromatherapy, Massage, Diet & Nutrition and Reiki healing.  While she could see the many powerful benefits of all these therapies –  in yoga, she saw a way to teach people to help themselves…

Siobhan completed a two year teacher training course with Yoga Therapy Ireland and went on to do a further one year post graduate course……..

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Louise Curran – 087 6032202

Louise’s introduction to yoga came at a young age with yoginis Mum and older sister in the home. During her early working life she went to yoga classes in local gyms and really only felt the physical benefits of yoga. It wasn’t until the move to Ireland in 2008 that she began to explore yoga inside the body and became aware of and experienced the connection of mind and body through the breath………..

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Maxine Bonus – 086 8052486

Maxine has been practising yoga since 2008, when she initially came to yoga as a pro-active approach to injury prevention while engaging in other activities such as cycling and long distance running.

Her  journey began with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.  A year later she was introduced to Vinyasa Flow and immediately connected with this style where asanas are connected through the breath for a transformative and balancing effect………..

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Vanessa Peare – 086 8982559

Vanessa had dipped in and out of yoga since her early twenties but did not recognise the true value of the practice until she began to take classes with Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Liz Richards at The Ananta Yoga Studios. Life with three children was busy and Vanessa needed to find peace in her life. She found this peace in her weekly classes at The Ananta Studios on her yoga mat. With a home practice already evolving she dived deeper and deeper into this transformative process………………..

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Ciara Butler – 086 1072199

Ciara Butler is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, A qualified Pregnancy Yoga Instructor,  an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Midwife, Yogini and Mother. She teaches Pregnancy Yoga at The Ananta Yoga Studios and provides support and advice to breast feeding Mums through her role as a Lactation Consultant………….

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Orla Gallagher – 086 2304040

Orla began attending yoga classes in the 90s and quickly discovered the benefits of a regular practice. She practiced Iyengar yoga for 3 years under the guidance of Orla Punch. This helped her a lot in the early stages of her practice where she learnt a lot about the use of props and correct alignment……..

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Ruth Curtis – (Bookings  – 086 8963425)

Ruth came to yoga in 1998. Its immediate impact was profound & quickly led to a sincere and dedicated practice. She studied in the Iyengar tradition for over 10 years and is a qualified Iyengar teacher. Between 2005 and 2010 she travelled annually to her Iyengar teachers, Rajiv and Swati Chanchani at the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, spending extended periods of study, exploration and immersion in all aspects of the subject there. She assisted Rajiv in the medical and local classes and has also studied at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India…….


Orlaith Ruane – 086  8110712

Orlaith Ruane  B.Ed(Hons), Reiki Master, Theta Healing™ Practitioner, Rahanni Healing Practitioner, Founder “Creating Quiet Time Within” schools programme, Meditation Facilitator.

Orlaith has always had an interest in spirituality, and began exploring and training in this area over 15 years ago.  Her natural interest and innate wish to facilitate healing and to help others has now grown into a holistic healing and educational practice……………

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Yasmena Lenahan – 086 6031719

Yasmina Lenahan is a qualified Massage therapist, certified in Anatomy and Physiology, Swedish Massage, Organic Facial. She also teaches Baby massage (C.I.M.I). Whilst working in the corporate world, Complementary therapies helped her deal with work related stress. 

Her interest shifted from the corporate work to Massage Therapy and Yasmina went on to set up as a practitioner in 2004. She has never looked back and believes that a balanced lifestyle can be achieved by taking a little time to look after ourselves in a holistic manner……….


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