Senior French Ashtanga Teacher Richard Spahn returns – 11th, 12th &13th June 2016!

Senior French Ashtanga Teacher Richard Spahn returns to The Ananta Yoga Studio,Wicklow – 11th, 12th &13th June 2016.

The Ananta Yoga Studio is delighted to welcome back the popular and internationally acclaimed French Ashtanga Yoga teacher Richard Spahn for his fourth visit to The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow on weekend of 11th 12th and 13th June 2016.

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 and has been fully booked out over the previous three years.


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 Sivananda 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.


Each session will consist of a guided traditional Ashtanga practice and one or more sessions can be taken.

Session 1 -Saturday 11th June 2016 10am – 12.00pm

Session 2 – Sunday 12th June 2016 10am – 12.00pm

Please Note – On Sunday afternoon Richard will give a one hour talk on Yoga Philosophy for any students who are attending one or more of the weekend practice sessions. This talk will be on a donation basis. Times to be arranged. Please contact Liz 086 8963425 if you wish to take part.

Session 3 – Monday 13th June 2016 10am – 12.00pm ( This session will take place if enough students are free on Monday to take part as it is a regular working day for most).


€30 per session

A discount of €10 is offered to students taking all three sessions – ie €80 for the three mornings.


Booking is essential. There are 22 spaces available for each session and these will fill up fast.

Please register your interest in one or more of the above sessions by calling/texting Liz Richards on 086 8963425 asap. Payment for places booked must be received in full no later than Friday 20th May 2016 to hold your place and are non-refundable.

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

Comfortable, affordable accommodation close to the beautiful beach at Brittas Bay and Wicklow town – just 5 mins drive from the studio can be arranged with prior notice for anyone who would like to make a weekend of it. Text Liz 086 8963425 for further info.

Join us for one of many great weekends of Yoga in Wicklow this summer at The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow!

Many thanks

Liz Richards