Senior French Ashtanga Teacher Richard Spahn returns to The Ananta Yoga Studio,Wicklow- June 6th, 7th 8th 2015

The Ananta Yoga Studio is delighted to welcome back the popular and internationally acclaimed French Ashtanga Yoga teacher Richard Spahn for his third visit to The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow on weekend of 6th, 7th and 8th June 2015.

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 two 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 6th June 2015     10am – 12.00pm

Session 2 – Sunday 7th June 2015      10am – 12.00pm

Session 3 – Monday 8th June 2015      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 all are filling 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 21st May 2015 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

The Ananta Yoga Studio.