Open Day, Saturday 19th August

The September Term is fast approaching so we are hosting an open day.

Call in and meet the teachers. If you are a beginner try one of our taster classes and enroll for September classes on the day.

We will be there from 10am until 6pm.
The beginner taster classes are at


Classes will be €10 and are on a 1st come 1st served basis, max 12 per class.

Really looking forward to seeing you all there
Tara & Dave



Changing Hands

It is with great pleasure that myself and John are announcing a change of ownership for the Sligo Yoga Centre.  After 23 years at the helm we are taking a back seat.  Tara McEvoy and her husband Dave have taken over the running of the Sligo Yoga Centre.  

Tara has been my student for the last 17 years.  She has qualified under my guidance as an Iyengar Yoga instructor and knows the centre and its ethos intimately.

I know all my students past and present will wish Tara, Dave and the fabulous team of teachers all the best as they take the reins.

John will remain as an instructor with the centre for the coming year and will help Tara and Dave in finding their feet.

To my students it remains to say it has been a pleasure to be your teacher, confidant and friend.  Thank all so much for the love & support you have shown.  I hope that you will continue to support the centre and the team for years to come. 

Helen Gillan



A Little History


Helen Gillan and BKS IyengarSligo Yoga Centre was Ireland's first fully equipped Iyengar Yoga studio. In 1994, when Helen first opened the doors of the new Yoga Centre in Castle St., Sligo, she was taking a huge leap of faith. Yoga was very much a minority interest then with no dedicated facilities for practicing this discipline.

The rooms at 42 Castle St. are spacious, bright and airy. Helen and her co-instructor, John Callinan renovated the main room as a fully equipped yoga studio suitable for up to twenty students. Other rooms were fitted out to accommodate smaller groups and complementary therapy space.

23 years on and the centre is buzzing with activity. It has grown and developed over the years to cater for the steady growth in the numbers of people seeking natural approaches to healthier living. The cornerstone of the centre has been its specialisation in Iyengar Yoga.

As interest and demand for Iyengar Yoga grew and her students wished to pursue their training to a higher level, Helen began to look for a way of improving training and facilities for Iyengar Yoga in Ireland.  In 1998 she began to invite international teachers and experts to her centre to promote Iyengar Yoga and to produce a cohort of qualified practitioners and teachers.

Following this, Mr. Iyengar gave permission for Helen to set up the first teacher training programme in the North West.