Horsham’s holistic yoga hub celebrates its first anniversary

The purpose-built yoga and wellbeing studio in Horsham is celebrating one year since its doors’ opening.
Iriness Yoga & Wellbeing, situated on Victoria Street, off New Street, launched in October 2017 as the only dedicated Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga studio in the district, as well as a centre of holistic therapies.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a thousands of years old therapeutic yoga practice, which focuses on the synchronicity of mental focus, breathing and movement in progressive sequences of postures. The practice provides an abundance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits`.
Alongside the daily Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes, Iriness offers weekly yoga classes for teenagers, and restorative yoga for people of all abilities. Iriness’ motto is to bring the healing, empowering energy and intelligence of yoga to the residents of Horsham and the surrounding areas. In addition to the daily educational yoga programmes, the studio holds well established yoga courses for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, and regularly hosts workshops, presented by internationally renowned yoga teachers.
Iriness also has highly experienced therapists: Uschi Martin, who offers cognitive hypnotherapy, and Gemma Fisk, who is a family and couples psychotherapist. More wellbeing therapies are being added to the growing holistic portfolio of the studio.
Iriness Yoga and Wellbeing is the brainchild of husband and wife team Patrick & Irina Pashkevich Bourdier.
From the purchase and demolition of the original building, through to the design and construction of the stunning new space, and now a year of operation, it has been a meticulous and rewarding three-year project.
With underfloor heating, movable internal walls to separate the space, skylights, and a serene colour scheme, Iriness offers a combination of novelty and tranquillity. If you’re searching for inner peace, what better way to begin?
Irina, joint Founder, said: “It has been such a joy and privilege during this first year of Iriness, to share yoga practices with the residents of the Horsham area. I discovered yoga more than 20 years ago and it transformed my perspective on life, my mental state, my physique. Now I work with students aged from 9 to 80 with various abilities and goals; all coming and practising together in our studio, in the search of inner mental peace and development of strong and mobile bodies. We hear so many heart-warming stories, how practising yoga on a regular basis helps various physical and mental conditions and makes students more centred, focused and content.
“I have dreamt of hosting a space of yogic peace and wellbeing for years and now, with the help of my husband and the support from our students, I can live my dream. We are always happy to welcome new students to Iriness and help them find their own way to a healthier and happier living.”
Iriness’ students, Oscar, graphic designer, Laura, private business owner, and Julia, lawyer, were keen to share their enthusiasm. Oscar: “I’ve had the pleasure of attending Irina’s classes for four months now and I’d recommend it to anyone interested in improving their overall wellbeing. Irina is a great teacher and she gives everyone the attention they need. The atmosphere of the classes is wonderful and I usually leave calm and energised”.
Laura: “5-star rating is not enough! I joined the beginner course few months ago and I couldn’t expect a better way to be introduced to yoga. Irina’s attention to each of us, her passion and experience has been outstanding every single time and the place and the atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to continue my yoga journey with Irina!”
Julia: “Iriness is an amazing yoga space right in the centre of Horsham! A haven to go to and practise all elements of yoga, from postural yoga to breathing and meditation. Irina is an amazing teacher – her passion and warmth shine through and with her knowledge she has supported a great improvement in my strength, flexibility and overall wellness.”Iriness Yoga & Wellbeing Horsham will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, October 27 with an 8am class for all yoga students followed by a party at 10am. We invite all those interested to join our studio for a yogic party. Please register for free on our website for 10am October 27.
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