Amy O’Brien

About Amy

After spending years as a competitive Irish dancer and being drawn to various sports Amy, always curious about what the body can do, fell in love with yoga just over 6 years ago. In yoga she found a balance of strength and flexibility that kept drawing her back.

‘what good are wings without the courage to fly’

”More than any physical benefits, what I discovered on the mat opened up my world and my heart, igniting a passion that gave me the strength and courage to share what I love and begin teaching.”

A lifelong learner in various movement practices including power vinyasa, ashtanga, acro, yin, dance and handstands Amy is not just passionate about yoga but about all movement and its powerful effect on the body and mind.

Mandala Yoga Dublin Amy O'Brien - Yin pose
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.’

”I like to blend other styles into classes allowing the student to discover their own possibilities. For me the playful aspect of yoga is just as important as the disciplined one and exploring the balance between the two makes yoga so special.”

Mandala Yoga Dublin Amy O'Brien Yoga
‘the body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness’

”I love the community that comes together through yoga, the lifelong friends and connections made through this practice melts my heart. My intention is to create an inclusive environment where students feel free to move and explore the infinite possibilities within themselves.”


In Amy’s class be prepared to work, sweat, play and explore with invigorating flows and have fun on your mat.

Amy also owns Darwins restaurant in Dublin city centre.  She brings the yin and yang balance found on the mat into the demanding restaurant business.

Amy’s favourite quote is ‘Yoga is the dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go.. and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.’

 Amy truly believes that ‘To teach is to learn twice’ and is a life long student.

Mandala Yoga Dublin Amy O'Brien

Life Long Learning (=Many Yoga Teacher Trainings!!)

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