Yoga weekends.

A wide range of Iyengar yoga weekends are held at the centre throughout the year. These are given by national and international Iyengar yoga teachers. See forthcoming Events below.

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12-14 February 2010 :: Yoga Weekend with Marion Kilburn
€335

Marion Kilburn


Marion has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and qualified as a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher in 1996. She is a member of both the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga and the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK). She has made numerious visits to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune , India to receive direct tuition from the Iyengar family. In 2004 Marion saw the certification of 14 new Iyengar Yoga teachers in Ireland following the 2 year Iyengar Yoga teacher training course she conducted in her native city Dublin.

During this time she also taught numerous yoga classes to the Irish Iyengar community. Her immense understanding of Iyengar Yoga is conveyed through her gentle but vibrant style of teaching.

Cost

€335 euros which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €135

This is a mixed-ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.


Times

Workshop starts from 4 pm on Friday 12 February and finishes after lunch on Sunday 14 February.



5-7 March 2010 :: Yoga Weekend with Margaret Rawlinson
€335

Margaret Rawlinson

Margaret has been teaching Iyengar Yoga for over twenty-five years and holds a senior Iyengar Yoga teaching certificate. She is firmly grounded in the precision and depth of Iyengar Yoga and has studied with both B.K.S. Iyengar and his daughter Geeta in India, the USA and Europe. She teaches regular classes in Berkshire, England as well as giving workshops and yoga holidays at home and abroad.

Margaret also brings into her teaching the richness of her experience in Chinese Medicine, which she has been practicing for the last ten years, after qualifying in acupuncture and patent herbal medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Margaret believes that we can find self-healing for mind, body and spirit in complete Yoga practice, which incorporates asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Her classes explore the asanas in depth to find new insights, openings and extensions – but always joyfully and with a sense of fun.

Cost

€335 euros which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €135

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 5 March and finishes after lunch on Sunday 7 March.

2-5 April 2010 :: Easter Yoga Workshop with Cathy Rogers-Evans
€450

Cathy Rogers-Evans

Cathy Rogers-Evans has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since 1976 in England, India, and recently in the US. She is an experienced and popular Senior Intermediate Level III certificate holder. She has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work directly with B.K.S. Iyengar on several intensive courses and many conventions.

B.K.S. Iyengars’ dynamic, totally demanding, yet fully compassionate way of teaching is what inspires her to do her best to keep as close to his teaching as she can. Cathy moved to San Diego, California in 2002 and has taught at recent National US Iyengar Yoga conventions. She teaches workshops in California and Texas and also continues to teach workshops in England and Europe. Cathy trains teachers at introductory and intermediate levels in California and is also an assessor for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States.

Cost

€450 euros which includes 12.5 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €135

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 2 April and finishes after lunch on Monday 5 April.

30 April -2 May 2010 :: Yoga Weekend with Julie Brown
€335

Julie Brown

Julie has taught yoga for over 20 years and is certified as a Senior Iyenger yoga teacher. She currently trains teachers on the Manchester & District Iyengar Yoga Institute’s teacher training programme. She has made numerous trips to the RIMYI Institute in Pune , India over the past number of years. Julie recently produced the highly popular yoga video ‘Practise and Enjoy’ as a tool for existing Iyengar yoga students to help them develop their home practice.

Cost

€450 euro which includes 12½ hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €210

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 30 April and finishes after lunch on Sunday 2 May. More detailed itinerary information available on request.



4-7 June 2010 :: Bank Holiday Yoga Weekend with Judith Richards
€395

Judith Richards

Judith has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and runs her own Iyengar yoga centre in Surrey, England. She is a senior level teacher and has spent 7 months studying with the Iyengar family at the RIMYI Institute, Pune, India. She finds that learning yoga is a lifelong process, and brings to her teaching a wealth of knowledge and experience balanced with humour and compassion. She continues to develop her own practice and understanding of yoga and regularly attends workshops, seminars and intensive courses with the world’s greatest teachers in Britain and abroad.

Cost

€395 euros which includes 12.5 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €210

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 4 June and finishes after lunch on Monday 7 June.



9 - 11 July 2010 :: Yoga Weekend with Susanne Sturton
€335

Suzanne Sturton

Susanne has been a yoga practitioner for over ten years, having first been introduced to the art on her travels through Asia . She continued to complete a five year Iyengar Yoga teacher training programme in the UK , qualifying at the Iyengar Yoga Institute (Maide Vale) in London . This was followed by two years teaching at the Long Ditton Yoga Centre in Surrey , England . She then returned to Ireland with her family in 2002 to set up the east clare yoga centre. In addition to teaching regular weekly classes at the centre she continues to attend workshops with Senior international teachers. In 2004 she travelled to Pune , India to attend Geeta Iyengar’s 60th birthday celebrations, during which she received yoga tuition from Geeta and her father BKS Iyengar. She is a member of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK).

Cost

€335 euros which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €135

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 9 July and finishes after lunch on Sunday 11 July.

17 - 19 September 2010 :: Yoga Weekend with Eileen Cameron
€335

Eileen Cameron


Eileen has been an Iyengar Yoga practitioner for the past 20 years. She first attended classes in London and qualified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher following her return to Ireland 15 years ago. Eileen continues to work with many senior Iyengar teachers from the UK and India and is due to study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India later this year. She teaches weekly classes from her home in Monkstown, Co. Dublin and also conducts workshops throughout Ireland. Eileen is one of two Irish representatives on the IYA (UK) executive committee.

Cost

€335 euro which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €135

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 17 September and finishes after lunch on Sunday 19 September.

22-25 October 2010 :: Bank Holiday Weekend Yoga with Jayne Orton
€395

Jayne Orton

Jayne Orton is the director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Birmingham. She started practising Iyengar yoga in 1975 and has been visiting India regularly to study with B.K.S. Iyengar, his son Prashant and daughter Geeta since 1982. She was awarded a senior level certificate in 2000.

Jayne has been teaching in Birmingham since 1981, and gives workshops nationally and internationally. She also teaches Intermediate and Introductory teacher training courses.

“Yoga transforms lives. It offers a means by which you can look at yourself in a holistic way and improve your health, well-being, character and awareness. It gives great strength and confidence. It has made such a difference to my life and I have a passion about sharing what I have learned with others. Yoga offers so much. This is why I teach.”


Cost

€395 euro which includes 12½ hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off. Non-residential Cost (i.e. yoga classes only): €210

This is a mixed ability workshop suitable for both beginners and improvers. Number of students limited to 13. Accommodation sharing in double, twin or triple rooms with en-suite or adjacent shower-rooms.

Times

Workshop starts from 4.00pm on Friday 22 October and finishes after lunch on Monday 25 October.


Sample itinerary
A typical Yoga Weekend at East Clare Yoga Centre
Friday Saturday Sunday
Bank Holiday Workshops: Saturday itinerary repeated on Sunday. Sunday itinerary applies on Bank Holiday Monday.
4.00-5.00
Arrive at leisure – Herbal teas/coffee
8.00-9.00am
Breakfast
10.30-1.00pm
Asana Class

1.15 Lunch
2.30pm-5.00pm Free time
8.00-9.00am
Breakfast
10.30-12.30pm
Asana Class

1.15 Lunch
6.00-7.30pm Asana Class 5.00pm-7.00pm
Restorative Asana/Pranayama Class
Depart at leisure from 3.00pm
8.00pm Dinner 7.30pm Dinner

Free TimeCounty Clare is widely considered the heart of Ireland’s traditional Irish music heritage. As such, opportunities to visit the local pubs for music and set dancing are rarely missed when on a yoga weekend or holiday at the east clare yoga centre! Free time is also filled with a choice of woodland & hillside walks and boat trips. There is also the option to just sit and relax in the spacious living area at the centre.

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