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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Forthcoming events.

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You can view a sample itinerary at the bottom of this page.

25-27 February 2011 :: Yoga Weekend with Marion Kilburn
€295

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

€295 euros which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off.

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 25 February and finishes after lunch on Sunday 27 February.



17-20 March 2011 :: St Patrick's Bank Holiday Yoga Weekend with Susanne Sturton, hosted by the Eclipse Centre, Kenmare, Co Kerry
€395

Susanne Sturton


For information, or to book this workshop visit www.eclipseireland.com


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. Susanne is currently certified as a Junior Intermediate Level II teacher. She is a member of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK).

Cost

€395 euros
Details from Eclipse Ireland, Eclipse Centre, Kenmare, Co Kerry

25-27 March 2011 :: Yoga Weekend with Judith Richards
€295

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

€295 euros which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off.

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 25 and finishes after lunch on Sunday 27 March.



22-25 April 2011 :: Easter Yoga Workshop with Cathy Rogers-Evans
€395

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

€395 euros which includes 12.5 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off.

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 April and finishes after lunch on Monday 25 April.

20-22 May 2011 :: Yoga Weekend with Julie Brown
€295

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

€295euro which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off.

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 20 May and finishes after lunch on Sunday 22 May. More detailed itinerary information available on request.



1-3 July 2011 :: Yoga Weekend with Susanne Sturton
€295

Susanne 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. Susanne is currently certified as a Junior Intermediate Level II teacher. She is a member of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK).

Cost

€295 euros which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off.
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 1 July and finishes after lunch on Sunday 3 July.

23-25 September 2011 :: Yoga Weekend with Jayne Orton
€295

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

€295 euro which includes 8 hours of yoga tuition, accommodation, meals, snacks, airport or train pick up/drop-off.

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 23 September and finishes after lunch on Sunday 25 September.


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.

More information

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