Teachers at Root-to-Light Yoga Studio

Our teachers represent many walks of life each with their own style and experience.

Gabi Gillessen

Gabi is the founder of Root-to-Light and qualified as a Yoga Teacher in 1997, with the Irish Yoga Association. Gabi qualified as an IYA Tutor in 2001. She also holds an Introductory Iyengar Yoga Teaching Certificate. Gabi is the Chairperson of the Irish Yoga Association and Senior Tutor for the Association, on the Deepening the Practice Courses, Teacher Training Courses and the Post Graduate Courses.</p

Gabi was the President of the European Union of Yoga from 2014 till 2021. She co-organised the EUY Annual Congress, in Zinal, in 2009 with Herman Seymus (Belgium) and Geza Timcak (Slovakia), in 2010 with Herman Seymus (Belgium) and Sergio Azon (Spain) and in 2013 and 2014 with Gert-Jan Overdijkink (Netherlands) and Roland Haag (Switzerland). Through her role in the EUY she aspires to protect and uphold the authenticity of Yoga Teaching and Training.

Gabi’s teaching has been influenced by her studies with Teachers such as Paddy McGrath, Dona Holleman, Yogacharya Venkatesh, Sraddhalu Ranade, Dr. Anuradha Choudry and Dr. Vinayachandra BK; both in Ireland and abroad. Her studies are continuous and her teaching style is unique! She arranges for groups of Yoga practitioners to participate in Intensive Yoga Workshops in Auroville, Southern India, and co-hosts the Indian Psychology Course in Bangalore, India.

Sandra Wrafter

Sandra completed her four year Yoga Teacher training course with the Irish Yoga Association in 2014 and she has been teaching and sharing her love of yoga ever since.

Sandra’s classes are Hatha yoga based with an emphasis on breath-work, gentle streching, relaxation and meditation.