About Us

We are Suzanne and John Forde, a husband and wife who each have over a decade of experience of daily ashtanga yoga practice. We 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 can be an intense 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.


We’re offering online classes for the duration of the level 3, 4 or 5 restrictions in Ireland. Book your spot here.

The shala is reopening for in-person classes with social distancing on Monday, July 19th.

The next moon day is Thursday the 24th of June. There are no classes on that day.

  • 7 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
  • (087) 2780 559
  • info@yogashala.ie
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