Vinyasa Yoga & Mindfulness Classes

Let the breath be the thread that weaves your mind & body together.
— Rodney Yee

WELCOME TO AKYOGA: These classes are more than just an opportunity for you to learn about the healing benefits of yoga & mindfulness: I offer meaningful opportunities for you to move beyond the stressors of daily life, to experience deep peace and relaxation and some inspiration along the way to renew your enthusiasm for committing to your self-care practice…

As we take one gentle step at a time, all within the context of acceptance & non-judgment, I will support & guide you on your own unique journey toward well-being.

Yoga Galway - BEGINNERS CLASS:

This 'Breath-Taking Journey to Well-being Series' is a  unique blend of yoga & mindfulness.  Suitable for complete beginners, it is an inspiring personal development approach to yoga that uses the practice of mindfulness, visualisation & meditation to revitalise health & enable people to reach their full potential.   

I draw upon ancient wisdom traditions and contemporary cutting edge research to provide you with a strong foundation from which to make more life-enhancing daily choices.   

A Unique 6 Week Experience

(Women Only)

For those of you who have been considering starting a yoga & mindfulness class:

A New series is starting 3rd September, 2019.

Beginners Tuesday 7pm - 8.10pm.

Improvers Wednesday Evenings (Join Any Time - Follow Link)

Location: St. Nicholas Hall, beside Town Hall Theatre. 

€70 for 6 week programme

(Keep reading below for lots of beginners details).

Very limited places left in this class - as they fill up in advance, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Link below:

Content for beginners: Each week we will build the foundations of a healthy yoga practice.  Starting with Asana (posture) and moving through breathing, meditation & the essential qualities of yoga as a life-enhancing practice.  

In these classes you will:

  • Discover simple & easy ways to relax, improve health, well-being & fitness.

  • Kick-start your week with renewed energy & optimism.

  • Improve flexibility, strength, stamina & physical well-being.

  • Learn how to use mindfulness & yoga for personal transformation.

  • Explore how to reduce the triggers that deplete energy, both in the workplace and at home.

  • Enjoy a wonderful atmosphere with a great group of like-minded people.

We all struggle at times to find the inspiration to commit to a healthy lifestyle; it takes time, patience and support. 

I know, because I have been in some very lost places at certain stages of my life. I was lucky! I found yoga & meditation at a very young age, and it has been my rock. This is why I teach… Because I know that if you put this grace-ful system of self-care into practice - it works. It helps, it relieves, inspires & transforms.

Human nature is complex & in a modern world of constant demands, online bombardment & stress related mental and physical health challenges it is incredibly important that we all take time and space to enable our mind and bodies heal. 

Stephanie shares the benefits of a mindful approach to yoga with AKYOGA.

A UNIQUE Approach:

With a lifetime interest in complementary health-care, Anna has developed an inspiring approach to yoga that integrates the practice of mindfulness, creative Hatha / Vinyasa sequences, as well as visualisations to enable people to reach their full potential, improve fitness & restore vitality.  These bespoke sessions are suitable for complete beginners or people with experience.  

I use props for support & relaxing mindfulness meditations / visualisations to bring ease into the practice & create space for transformation to emerge.  'Learn how yoga can change your life from the inside out'.

Content: Each session we will build the foundations of a healthy yoga practice.  Starting with Asana (posture) and moving through breathing, meditation & the essential qualities of yoga as a life-enhancing practice.  

In addition to working through a series of yoga sequences for health & vitality, the programme enables you to explore simple techniques to overcome the daily stresses that constrain life, health, passion & happiness.


Testimonial:

It took me a long while to find a yoga instructor that ticked all the boxes for me.

Anna is a wonderfully engaging Lady who I connected with on day one. Anna has a truly warm nature and this comes across in every yoga direction during her classes. Every step is explained with a warm encouraging tone in a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Anna’s ability to direct an end of session mindfulness set is what I look forward to in each class, her hypnotic tone and gentle words always have me so deeply relaxed that I don’t want the class to end.

As I have looked forward to Anna’s weekly yoga classes for the last year, I had zero hesitation in attending a day retreat that she was planning in Clarinbridge. The setting was amazingly tranquil, the yoga and mindfulness throughout the day only added to the depth of unwinding that took place for me. The food that we learnt about and that we were served complemented total the mindfulness theme of the day.

In summary I would have no hesitation in recommending Anna as a yoga instructor or Anna’s retreats to anyone.

Anna is one in a million, a real Galway treasure.
— Una K, from Galway, Ireland

Bring a little bit of magic back into your life. 

Many people are drawn to yoga because they are experiencing lifestyle related health challenges.

THE GOOD NEWS: Many physical & emotional imbalances can be significantly helped with yoga & mindfulness.

During these classes I take time to talk with you about how you can integrate a healthy lifestyle into your daily life, & the importance of taking ‘time out’ to let go of the stresses that constantly put your body under pressure. We use props for support & relaxing mindfulness meditations / visualisations to bring ease into the practice & create space for transformation to emerge.

'Learn how yoga can change your life from the inside out'.

Yoga Galway. Dee enjoying a private session with AKYOGA at Glenlo Abbey.

Yoga Galway. Dee enjoying a private session with AKYOGA at Glenlo Abbey.

Anna’s class has had a fantastic effect on my physical, mental and emotional well-being, to come from where I was when I started to where I am now is thanks to Anna. Not only does she teach you yoga moves, she also explains why we do each move, how to fully relax & de-stress. I would totally recommend Anna as a yoga teacher, as well as being a truly lovely lady.
— Lorraine Feeney, Galway
Anna has a profound and genuine interest in people and wellness. Her vast experience and knowledge allows her to connect in a gentle, empowering and transformative way with her clients. I would highly recommend either classes or one to one sessions.
— Olivia O'Reilly, Galway

“The most wonderful hour you will ever spend in the company of this wonderful lady.  Her gentle holistic approach to yoga is refreshing. The most important person in Anna’s class is you and your body.  No stress in getting the perfect pose, it’s all about what is perfect for you right now. Blended with mindfulness makes it most enjoyable.  I love it and am so looking forward to the remainder of the programme. ”

— Veronica O'Shaughnessy.

I am passionate about creating space in my daily life for personal transformation, taking time in nature and living a mindful life guided by the values of compassion & generosity of heart.  I would love you to join me on this inspiring journey'...  Take care and I really look forward to meeting you  - Anna

Be Inspired!

‘The practice of mindfulness begins in the small, remote cave of your unconscious mind and blossoms with the sunlight of your conscious life, reaching far beyond the people and places you can see’ (Earon Davis).

Terms & Conditions: Anyone signing up for classes or workshops need to fill out our health assessment form to establish that they have no medical condition preventing engagement in physical exercise, such as yoga.  A doctors letter is necessary for any ongoing medical condition (click link for form & details)

There is a no-refund policy for unattended classes.  Classes can be made up another evening, but only for the duration of the 6 week course.  Please contact Anna if you have any enquires. 

Qualifications: After attending Art College in Bristol, I obtained a B.A Degree in Environmental Politics at Oxford Brookes University, a Masters in Journalism & PhD in Cultural Sociology from NUI Galway.  While working as a freelance journalist I had the honour of training in 2009 with my teacher, Carol Murphy, Green Lotus Yoga.  To complement this life-changing experience I have completed ITEC courses in Anatomy, Physiology & Body Work, as well as attended numerous workshops in Naturopathy, Herbal Wisdom & Organic Agriculture in Ireland, the UK & U.S. More recently, I am enjoying studying the Anodea Judith’s work on Chakra Yoga & I have completed a number of courses with Embodied Philosophy (such as Chakra Illuminated, by Christopher Hareesh Wallis & The History of Yoga with Daniel Simpson.  

Dr. Anna King: Ph.D, M.A, B.A & Yoga Alliance Certified.

Are You Interested in Retreats?

In January 2016, VIP Magazine’s Bianca Luykx highly recommended Dr. Anna King’s yoga & mindfulness retreats & Tatler Magazine picked Anna’s Detox Weekend at Glenlo Abbey Hotel as one of five best breaks in Ireland.
— VIP Magazine & Tatler
Anna's student, Deirdre, enjoying a private mindful yoga class in Galway with AKYOGA.

Anna's student, Deirdre, enjoying a private mindful yoga class in Galway with AKYOGA.