Shanti Path Yoga Centre
Hari Om. Welcome.
Are you new to yoga and looking for a good foundation?
Or are you an experienced practitioner looking to expand your practice and go deeper?
At Shanti Path Yoga Centre in Annascaul we offer weekly classes, yoga days and residential courses on varying topics, as well as classes in Tralee and mid-Kerry.
When you join us you will be learning transformative practices that have been passed down from yoga master to student for thousands of years; our teachers are highly qualified with many years of teaching experience in the tradition known as Satyananda Yoga or the Bihar School of Yoga.
On our courses you will be purifying the body, mind and energy systems.
Practices used include physical yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and concentration practices as well as yoga nidra deep relaxation and mantra sound vibration. You will gain direct knowledge of the chakra energy centres and pathways of energy as you progress in your practice, and will have the opportunity to go deeper on our day-long, weekend and week-long courses.
We invite you to join us with an open mind, with curiosity, with commitment and allow the practices open you up to the joy and insight which are inherent in your being.
Shanti Path is almost 3 miles from Annascaul Lake, 4 miles from Minard beach and Inch beach and just over 1 mile from Annascaul Village.
Shanti Path translates as ‘invocation of peace’ and is an apt name for this centre with its quiet setting, stunning views and calm, peaceful environs.
I began practising yoga in 1993 and instantly loved the physicality of it and the grounding effect of the practices; yet it was only when I went on a 10-day course to the Galway Satyananda Yoga Centre in 1995 that I really discovered its subtlety, its depth. In January 1996 I spent 3 months studying Kriya Yoga at the Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation ashram in southern Sweden; my 3 months turned into 2 years when I chose to stay on and undergo intensive practices and training that literally changed my life.
During that time I began teaching yoga in one of the school’s branches in Denmark. That was in 1997, and I have been teaching ever since.
In 2003 I completed a 2-year teacher training at the Satyananda Yoga Centre in Athenry, Galway. I continue to regularly attend training courses on various aspects of yoga both at the Galway centre, with visiting teachers and with Cork-based Swami Yoga Jyoti. Swami Yoga Jyoti regularly visits Shanti Path to instruct yoga teacher in-service couses as well as day and residential courses for yoga students of all levels.