We’re serious about yoga  

...but in a friendly way

We believe in the power of ashtanga yoga to create positive change

Regular and sustained yoga practice will give you a light, lean and strong body, and a clear and healthy mind.

Passionate about ashtanga yoga

We are Suzanne and John Forde, a husband and wife who each have over a decade of experience of daily ashtanga yoga practice and have travelled to Mysore numerous times to practice with both Pattabhi Jois (before his death in 2009) and Sharath Jois, the current lineage holder in the ashtanga tradition.

We try to bring a gentle approach to what is often considered an extreme practice, and encourage our students to delve into what it means to find the balance between effort and surrender.

We are both authorised to teach ashtanga yoga by the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India, the only body which can grant teaching authorisations for ashtanga yoga. We take seriously the responsibility of preserving the ashtanga practice in its traditional form, for the benefit of this, and future generations.

What Our Students Say

  • Fantastic experienced and dedicated teachers. A lovely welcoming Shala – makes you want to go in and get on your mat even on the coldest and darkest of mornings!

    Caroline Donellan
  • Ashtanga Yoga Shala Dublin has two of the best Ashtanga yoga teachers I have come across. It is a very warm and welcoming place for beginners and for those who have an established practice.

    Shauna Igoe
  • I have been practising with Suzanne and John for almost two years. During that time I’ve found them both to be incredibly knowledgeable teachers who have a genuine passion for helping everyone develop a yoga practice, regardless of their previous experience.  On a personal level ashtanga yoga has benefited me hugely on multiple levels and I can’t recommend AYSD highly enough.

    Peter Cronin
  • A warm and welcoming space to practice with a great sense of community. Suzanne and John are dedicated and experienced teachers who share their love of Ashtanga Yoga with every student who walks through the door.

    Kate Lynch

Our Assistants

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Gizem and Shauna are our fantastic assistants. They have both been students of ours for a long time and have now made the transition to assisting us with our classes.