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,
"Macha Yoga is beautiful hidden treasure of Bray where you can experience yoga, sound baths, Reiki and cacao ceremonies. In my own experience Alice, Daniel and Dervila are so very kind, welcoming and guide you through each therapy from start to finish so you can get the most enjoyment out it (even if you are a first timer!). You can tell they pour their heart and soul into all they do. You are sure to come away from here floating"
"Attending yoga classes at Macha yoga was one of the best choices I ever made. The classes are small in a relaxed and trusting environment. Alice provides not only amazing yoga classes every time, but a beautiful atmosphere for her clients and a friendly space where people can come together and enjoy a sacred practice between their busy lives. The studio is beautiful and teachers work with props and also encourage you to test your limits in a safe and reassuring way and in a way that guarantees total relaxation."
"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.