Gillian Mooney is Ireland’s most highly qualified and experienced Ashtanga yoga teacher. She is the founder and main teacher of Ashtanga Yoga Ireland. She started studying at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India in 2005 and she has made multiple trips to study directly at the source of this ancient practice in Mysore, India. She has a strong following of students including many of Ireland’s top yoga teachers whom she trains. Her vast knowledge of yoga ensures that she brings authentic teachings to her students making Ashtanga yoga accessible to all levels.
The Ashtanga Yoga system is a living lineage that dates back nearly five thousand years in an unbroken line of teachers, sages and gurus that has reached millions of practitioners through the inspirational life of Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois. It is now continued and honored by his grandson R. Sharath Jois and his daughter Saraswati at the source in the the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. Ashtanga Yoga Ireland teaches yoga in this pure lineage and we are happy to connect you with this ancient practice.
“I’m originally from India, I have been taught in the past by the best yoga teachers in Bangalore. It’s been 3 months since I’ve joined the Ashtanga practice under Gillian Mooney who is by far the best Yoga teacher in Ireland. She’s an excellent teacher and I feel like I’m in India when I attend her classes four days a week. Her way of teaching yoga is definitely the right way with grace, assurance and self awareness. I feel alive …mind, body and soul. It’s an absolutely beautiful experience and I love the discipline. Above all it is so important to have a fabulous teacher on every count.” – Tripthi Rodrigues
“Gillian is a very dedicated teacher and yoga for her is not a business, it’s deep work and a true mission.
I can only highly recommend this course, as it has given me the mental and physical tools to zoom out of my daily routine, to be mindful and to work body and mind simultaniously. This course is for every person who wants to get a solid foundation in traditional Ashtanga yoga and get away from the commercially taught yoga classes, available in most fitness studios.
This yoga course was highly transformational for me and I can recommend it to any person who has a busy schedule and who is looking for a technique for clearing the mind and becoming physically strong.” – Iva Uzunov
“Gillian is a wonderful Guru. I am from Indian and have lived very close to Mysore; always wanted to make this practice a part of my life. I joined Ashtanga Yoga Ireland in January 2019 and since then I have found a place where I can practice and feel at home. Very happy to have now joined the Ashtanga community here. Also encouraged my sister to join and she has fallen in love with the practice and Gillian’s guidance.” – Roshni Thapa
“I have started yoga with the initial aim of improving my flexibility, couldn’t imagine to find such an incredible treasure, a deep journey into myself. Gillian is a great teacher, not only very well prepared but really passionate about what she does, following you with thorough care during the practise, focusing even on the small details. Did I mention the absolute positive energy during the classes? Couldn’t recommend more!” – Carlo Roncella