When yoga became part of my daily life in 2011, my well-being was at rock bottom. I was at a crisis point of anxiety and my body had taken the beating for it. Starting off exhausted and full of injuries and ailments, after just a few weeks practising yoga, I began to heal.
Within no time at all, I transformed into a stronger, healthier and happier version of myself and started my journey to become a 500RYT Hatha Yoga and Meditation teacher.My own experience made me fascinated with yoga’s ability to promote healing. I decided to train with Yoga Therapy Ireland on a 2 year, 500-hour course.
Throughout my studies, I developed a knowledge of the relationship between anatomy, asana and emotion. In-depth, practical mentorship with yoga therapists on the course taught me to be a responsive and inclusive teacher, ready to work with all ages, abilities and body types. As my practice deepened so did my spiritual experience of yoga which brought me all the way to India. During my trips, I have been honoured to learn mantra, pranayama and ritual in the Brahmin tradition across the Himalayas.
Whether the class is gentle or challenging, there is always space in my class to listen to your body and be light-hearted. My experience of yoga as both a teacher and a student continues to bring me joy and I hope to share that. Prior to teaching yoga, I worked full time as a designer in Film and TV for 6 years and continue to work as a freelance designer when I’m not on my mat. Since beginning my practice, yoga has always supported my achievements and held me through my struggles. I hope to bring that experience of yoga to others through teaching.
I look forward to seeing you at a class,
"I’m really enjoying Alices classes. The studio is beautiful as is the luminous teacher, whose energy really holds you in the space while making everyone feel relaxed and at ease. A great balance of effort and relaxation, as yoga should be of course."
"Yoga with Alice is such a deeply transforming experience! Her Full Circle Woman program especially. It's an in-depth analysis of the imbalance between our daily life and our natural femininity, and it tackles the issue from so many different angles that it's impossible not to be struck by some sort of revelation...as it happened to me many times through it."
"There is always such a warm and friendly atmosphere in her classes. Alice teaches with an enthusiasm that she passes on to those who practise with her and which flows through you long after you have finished the class. She helps to build your confidence each time while guiding you in a gentle way to attempt poses you might not be comfortable with practising at home by yourself. No pressure or judgement, just kindness and encouragement. If you haven’t taken a class with Alice put it on your to do list as you won’t regret it."
"After a year of practicing yoga Alice's Wednesday class has given me the confidence to practice at home! Really good guidance to help you with transitions and is the first class I've really felt engaged with my breath. Can't say enough good things about her teaching. Her new studio is gorgeous warm and peaceful and I can't wait to start a second class with her on Tuesdays too!"
Macha Yoga is a yoga studio in the heart of Bray, Co. Wicklow. Opened in October 2018, Macha Yoga offers a full range of classes, workshops and treatments in yoga, meditation and sound healing in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
The studio was set up by Alice Vignoles, a local yoga teacher and her mother, Rose, to create a space in Bray that would provide a dedicated, intimate space for yoga and healing. Within no time at all, the studio has developed to host a full schedule with many highly qualified and experienced teachers leading classes in hatha yoga, kundalini, flow, prenatal, mantra meditation, and yin yoga. Macha Yoga is named after the Celtic Goddess of fertility, child birth, land and war.