Vinyasa Yoga Classes in Wicklow Town! New Spring Term & Timetable!


A New Spring term of great classes with lots of times to choose from for 2017!

At – Our beautiful studios in Wicklow Town!

VENUE – The Ananta Yoga Studios, 5, Wentworth Place, Wicklow

FROM – Monday 27th February

COST- €75 for 6 weeks or €15 drop in rate.

Lunch Time Classes – €50 for 6 weeks or €10 drop in rate.

(Great offers for students taking two/three/unlimited classes each week! Please contact Liz Richards 086 8963425 for details).

Please text relevant instructor to book a space

Liz Richards 086 8963425

Louise Curran 087 6032202

Orla Gallagher 086 2304040


Choose from the following class times –


10.00am – 11.30am Level 1-2 with Liz Richards

6.30pm – 7.45pm Beginners with Louise Curran

8.00pm – 9.30pm Level 1-2 with Liz Richards


10.00am – 11.30am Beginners/Level 1 with Liz Richards

1.10pm – 1.50pm Mixed Level with Louise Curran

6.30pm – 7.45pm Beginners/Level 1 with Louise Curran


1.10pm – 1.50pm Mixed Level with Louise Curran

6.30pm – 7.45 Beginners/Level 1 with Louise Curran

8.00pm – 9.30pm Level 2-3 with Liz Richards


10.00am – 11.30am Level 1-2 with Liz Richards

6.30pm – 7.45pm Beginners with Orla Gallagher

8.00pm – 9.30pm Level 1-2 with Louise Curran

8.00pm – 9.30pm Runners & Athletes with Liz Richards

(Specialised class with a Sports Focus)


10.00am – 11.30am Beginners/Level 1 with Liz Richards


10.00am – 11.30am Mixed Level with Liz Richards / Louise Curran

(Suitable for Beginners)

For our full schedule of great classes and courses on offer this Winter and lots of useful information re all our classes, please


Vinyasa Yoga is a form or a method of teaching Classical Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is the foundation of most of the main Yoga styles practiced in the West. It incorporates Asanas (postures), Pranayama (regulated breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and kundalini (Laya Yoga) into a complete system that can be used to achieve enlightenment or self-realization.

Regular yoga practitioners also receive numerous physical & mental benefits which include increased strength, flexibility& stamina, improved general health and a greater awareness of habitual attitudes to nutrition and living habits, enhanced mood and concentration and an overall sense of calm and wellbeing.

The majority of yoga classes taught in our studios follow this method of teaching which is firmly rooted in the teaching
lineage of Professor Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who is known worldwide as the father of modern yoga. He revolutionized
Yoga in the 20th Century and made it accessible to everyone. His students, including Indra Devi, Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, Srivatsa Ramaswami and Krishnamacharya’s son TKV Desikachar, testify to his life’s work and to the breadth of teachings that he stood for. They underline his position as one of the most significant Yoga masters, teachers and therapists of the modern era.

The Vinyasa teaching methodology draws from aspects of all the teachings of the main students (mentioned above) of
Krishnamacharya – from the attention to alignment of Iyengar Yoga, the rhythm and flow of Ashtanga Yoga, the intelligent
sequencing of Vinyasa Krama and the therapeutic approach and application of yoga as a therapy of Vini Yoga. The common
thread between all of these approaches to teaching classical yoga is the attention to the breath.

We believe firmly through our experience as dedicated students of yoga – as well as teachers – that this teaching approach is a well rounded and beneficial one to all of the students who attend our classes and is an authentic and unembellished approach to this ancient practice.

Vinyasa means “breath connected movement” or “placement” and the Sanskrit word Yoga means to “yoke” or “unite”.

Vinyasa Yoga classes focus on linking Yoga Asana (postures), Pranayama (mastery of the vayus/pranic lifeforce winds through breath cultivation) and Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), three of the eight limbs of classical Yoga to bring the mind and body into unity which eventually prepares the practitioner for meditation.

The progressive approach used in teaching Hatha Yoga through the Vinyasa system makes these classes accessible to all ages, abilities and levels of fitness and is known as Vinyasa Krama (intelligent sequencing).

Both male and female students of all ages benefit hugely from this form of yoga – each discovering their strengths and weaknesses in different forms.

The system recognizes that every student faces their own individual challenges and that no two bodies are the same. The
practice of Vinyasa Yoga can be adapted and changed to suit each stage of life as we are all in a constant state of change and therefore so too are our needs.

Every student is encouraged to work at their own pace in a well structured, safe and non-competitive class environment.

Guided classes begin with preparing, aligning and opening the body sensitively in the three platforms or stabilizing junctions of the body ie -the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis, neck and shoulder girdle, gently heating the body from the inside through targeted & general warm ups. Using fundamental building blocks and structured teaching methodology so each student can explore the postures from their foundations, the class progresses into an intelligently sequenced flow of classical Yoga Postures which are linked to each other on the thread of the breath.

The sequence practiced and the pace of the class will be determined by the ability and experience of students in the group and will include all or some of the following – depending on the level and theme of the class:

Standing Postures,

Sun Salutations,

Standing Forward Bends and twists,

Balancing Poses,



Seated Forward Bends and Twists.

Every class always finishes with a well-deserved guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra) in Shavasana (Corpse Pose).

Modifications and variations of each pose are explored when necessary to suit the needs of each individual student so that
the body remains safe and the underlying benefits of each posture and every aspect of the practice is made accessible to everybody, regardless of age, gender or fitness levels.

The beauty of Vinyasa Yoga is that although the basic structure of the class is consistent – no two classes will ever be completely the same and so the mind does not become attached to a particular sequence or way of doing things which can often lead to complacency and injury.

It offers the practitioner the opportunity to embark on their own personal Svadhyaha (self-study) on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level so their practice becomes a meditation in movement.

The ultimate goal of Vinyasa as with all styles of yoga is to create a heightened sense of personal awareness on every level and to unite the body, mind and breath into one harmonious experience using ancient yogic techniques.

We hope that your experience in our classes will help you on your journey of self-discovery and offers you the opportunity to de-stress, unwind and to find a greater sense of calm and stillness which is our natural state. You will leave at the end feeling rested yet energised, calm, open and light with a deeper sense of connection to yourself and integration with the world around you.

All Vinyasa Yoga Classes are open to both male and female students from 16 years of age. Separate teen classes cater for those aged 12 – 15.