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Clonlea Yoga Studio

Clonlea Yoga Studio


Clonlea Yoga Studio was established in 1990 by Hanne Gillespie. Initially located in an extension to her family home, it has since developed into a purpose built building.There are currently ten teachers who teach regular classes and others who use the studio for specific workshops. It is situated in a tranquil environment in Blackrock, County Dublin.

Clonlea Yoga Studio aspires towards being a receptive and responsive environment. As the inhale and exhale of the breath, it lives through an ongoing process of exchange.


Clonlea Yoga Studio has evolved out from the Viniyoga approach. While many of the teachers have trained in and teach Viniyoga, the studio has grown to incorporate other aproaches Please see individual teacher profiles for more information.

Yoga at the studio includes :

Complementary Practices

Through the development of complementary interests among the individual teachers and the involvement of teachers from other inspiring backgrounds, the studio has grown out from its roots. The community of teachers now offers a variety of harmonious approaches towards strengthening the relationship between mind and body.

Complementary practices at the studio includes:

Upcoming Workshops

(Please see Complementary Practices page for further details)

Global Harmonies

with Rachel Dempsey

Saturday 10am-2pm

27th Jan

BodySoul Community Group

with Abigail Whyte

Friday 6.30 - 9.30pm

2nd Feb

Be Here Now

with Lynn McCutcheon

Sunda, 2pm - 5pm

25th Feb

Rachel Dempsey - Clonlea Yoga Studio  

Global Harmonies

Saturdays 10am-2pm

€65 or €55 early bird (2 weeks in advance)

(Please see Complementary Practices page for dates) 

Open to all regardless of vocal experience, these workshops are a lovely mixture of:

  • healing the chakras through sound
  • exploring vowel sounds and natural sounds such as laughter and groaning
  • breathing, stretching and energy awareness exercises
  • deep meditative chanting from various spiritual traditions, followed by restorative silence
  • learning about musical cultures and wisdom from around the world
  • global harmony songs for change and transformation, personally and globally
  • indigenous songs with movement and percussion to connect to mother earth
  • sound baths for individuals to receive sound energy and love from the whole group
  • improvisation and exploring ourselves and our connections to others through free vocal expression

Rachel Dempsey has been running Global Harmonies workshops and events since 1997. Rachel is dedicated to promoting harmony in individuals, communities and the world, through singing and voice work. Rachel has a background in ethnomusicology and has also studied Sound Healing with Daniel Perret, and believes that we can harness the wisdom of cultures from around the world and use voice and sound to connect to ourselves, to others and to spirit. She has a very inclusive approach and has worked with many groups in Ireland and beyond.


Rachel Dempsey
086 309 7232

Uta Kaiser


Scaravelli Yoga Class

with Uta Kaiser

Friday 9.30am - 10.45am

This is a personal, slow, strong guided practice, with hands on support, as this is the way I enjoy being taught, my body seems to understand better through touch. But there's spoken guidance too. We finish with relaxation and meditation, to let body and mind integrate deeply.

The class is open to all levels of experience, the most important requirements are curiosity and patience.

Uta Kaiser
087 742 5717

Please see yoga schedule for dates.

Ines Metzner - Clonlea Yoga Studio


Mindfulness Yoga for Everybody

with Ines Metzner

Wednesday 7.45pm - 9pm

Ines has a lighthearted approach to her practice and life. Expect centering techniques that you can take away with you, postures and modifications to suit your own body as well as a laugh to relax the jaw. She loves sharing her passion for movement and yoga with you. Drop in for a class that leaves you calm but energized.

Please see yoga schedule for dates.

Dominique Cleary Tuohy (Clonlea Yoga Studio)


Vinyasa Yoga Classes

with Dominique Cleary Tuohy

Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.15pm

Pre-Work Friday 7:30am – 8:30am ! !

Vinyasa Flow is a powerful practice that moves smoothly through traditional yoga postures with the breath. It encourages stability, balance, strength, flexibility and body-mind connection. Classes end with some minutes of guided relaxation.

This is a drop-in class, open to all levels.

Dominique Cleary Tuohy

Please see yoga schedule for dates.

Aileen Corbett - Clonlea Yoga Studio


Beginners Hatha Yoga

with Aileen Corbett

Tuesday 9.20am - 10.35am


Gently, steadily explore and develop your body's strength, your flexibility and sense of balance.

Become breath aware.

Explore the body – breath connection.

Learn to relax and let go.


Aileen Corbett
086 057 2033

Please see yoga schedule for dates.

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Clonlea Yoga Studio, 28b Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
For further information please contact relevant teacher