Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with visiting International senior teacher Richard Spahn at The Ananta Yoga Studio, Wicklow – June Bank Holiday Weekend 2013.

The Ananta Yoga Studio is delighted to be hosting a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga with the popular and internationally acclaimed teacher Richard Spahn on the upcoming June Bank Holiday weekend.

For all dedicated students of Ashtanga Yoga and those interested in exploring and deepening their knowledge and understanding of this system of yoga further, this workshop is truly an opportunity not to be missed.


Richard Spahn is from France.  He has been studying, practicing and teaching Ashtanga yoga for 30 years.  He began his yoga journey in the early eighties with the spiritual styles of Sivinanda among others, and also with the precision and attention to physical posture of Iyengar yoga.

He was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga by Cliff Barber and became one of the first westerners to study directly with Shri.K.Pattabhi Jois for many years in Mysore, India.  He began teaching in Goa in the late eighties.  Since then,  Richards life has been devoted to the study and practice of yoga and he travels extensively, teaching in France, Italy, Spain, India and Bali, sharing and empowering students worldwide with his knowledge and wisdom.

Richard maintains clarity and focus through the spirit of joy in his teaching, enabling students to experience more than they could ever imagine in their practice.  His gentle but attentive manner is very calming and non judgemental as he often offers only a finger to point the way to one opening up further in a posture, or a gentle adjustment to align the body better during his Ashtanga classes.  He places a large focus on the breath, enabling students to enter deeply into their personal inner space without forcing or pushing during this continuous, strong and challenging practice.

Richard is one of the most experienced Ashtanga teachers to ever teach in Ireland and his 7 day courses in The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre and workshops in other parts of Ireland over the past few years have booked out well in advance and have received great reviews from the students who have attended.  He is holding a second weekend workshop in Eniskillen on the weekend of June 7th and 8th following his visit to Wicklow for any students who are unable to make it on the June Bank Holiday weekend.


Each session will consist of a guided traditional Ashtanga practice.

Session 1 -Saturday 1st June 2013      10am – 12.30pm

Session 2 – Sunday 2nd June 2013      10am – 12.30pm

Session 3 – Monday 3rd June 2013      10am – 12.30pm


1 session – €35,  2 sessions €65, 3 sessions €90 


Booking is essential.  There are 24 spaces available for each session.

Please register your interest in one or more of the above sessions by calling/texting Liz Richards on 086 8963425 asap.  Payment in full for places booked must be received in full no later than Friday 24th May 2013 to hold your place.

Cheques can be be made payable to The Ananta Yoga Studio and can be sent to Liz Richards, No1, Glenkeen Court, Redcross, Co. Wicklow.

Many thanks

Liz Richards

The Ananta Yoga Studio.