Liz Richards is the founder of The Ananta Yoga Studio and is a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor with over 500 hours training and 3500 hours teaching experience behind her. She teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga for all levels from Beginners – Advanced also runs the popular specialised Yoga For Athletes classes and specialises in One to One Private Yoga Therapy classes with students who are recovering from accident, illness or injury or who are returning to yoga after a break.
Liz’s passion for yoga is preceded by a love of ballet, modern dance, gymnastics and equestrian sport in her teens. She began attending regular yoga classes following the birth of her third child in a bid to shape up and beat post-natal depression.
She was instantly drawn as so many new students of yoga are, to the challenging physical aspect of the practice. In less than six months she found that not only had she regained her pre-baby figure but had also begun to see light at the end of a very dark tunnel as the post-natal depression lifted.
She established a disciplined daily practice in the form of Ashtanga Yoga but still felt that something was missing. An enquiring mind and a desire to immerse herself more deeply in the philosophy behind the system of yoga and the hugely transformative nature of the practice led her eventually to a new teacher.
She began attending Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes in Yoga Dublin Studios and this is where her journey truly began. She discovered a form of yoga that could be made accessible to students of all levels regardless of age, gender, fitness levels and stage of life through it’s intelligent sequencing teaching method and structured approach.
Inspired by this discovery Liz went on to successfully complete two extensive teacher training courses under the guidance of David Curtis and Ruth Walshe of Vinyasa Flow Yoga Dublin. She is truly grateful for their inspirational, caring and professional approach to what was a very tough but a profound and life-changing experience not only from a yoga teacher training perspective but also on a personal growth and development level.
Liz established The Ananta Yoga Studio in April 2010 where she continues to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga as well as being a busy wife and Mum to three beautiful children. She feels privileged to be working along side other inspiring and great teachers of many disciplines in such a beautiful space.
With over 3500 hours teaching experience Liz continues to study with David Curtis and attends regular workshops and trainings with national and international senior teachers. She is grateful every day for the opportunity to share the little knowledge she has acquired and is humbled to find that as a student of yoga herself, it is in fact her students who are among her best teachers.
All Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes with Liz Richards are open to both male and female students from 16 years of age. Separate teen classes cater for those aged 12 – 15.
Classes Available at Ananta Yoga Studio:
Introduction to Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Beginners courses
Beginners – Level 1
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for the Active and Retired
Private Yoga & Yoga Therapy
Contact Liz Richards:
Tel: (086) 8963425