Our Yoga Teachers
Our spa and wellness team consists of fully experienced therapists who are skilled in various disciplines. Each year we hold seasonal Yoga Retreats with Yoga Teacher, Kenneth Ryan.
“Ken Ryan is one of our magical Yoga Teacher’s and he is without question one of, if not the most spiritually uplifting Yoga, Meditation and Tai-Chi instructor on the planet.” – Jason Vale, The Juice Master
Kenneth Ryan has lead the Yoga/Holistic programme of events here at Delphi through until 2005. He has recently returned to the area after his journey teaching Yoga throughout the world and travelings with Jason Vale, aka The Juicemaster. In delivering your retreat experience, Ken will be incorporating many elements of detoxification and inner cleansing. Ken is from Galway City in the west of Ireland, although in recent years has spent most of his time abroad; he has traveled extensively. It was during one of his extended trips, during the long warm winter of his first trip to India in 1994 that Ken spent much of his time living alone in the tropical forest, at Peace with nature. He has since been inspired to regularly return to the mystical sub-continent and further east for lengthy periods of study and practice at traditional and contemporary schools of Yoga and Meditation.
In class Ken interprets these teachings in a form more appropriate to the western mind and lifestyle without compromising the essence of Truth that is Yoga. His style of teaching is often lively, balanced with gentleness of approach.
In terms of teaching style; Ken is less likely to be very critical of your physical practice or have the intention to coerce you into a perfect posture, but to rather encourage and inspire you to go beyond yourself by restfully and with ease opening out into where the body is ready to be..
Practical Tantric awareness has been one of the strongest influences along with a deep Love for the more subtle aspects of Hatha Yoga Vedanta philosophy. Ken has always placed great emphasis on restful Awareness and he Loves to share the many Epitemy Yoga teachings which are simple realisations of the natural state of being.
Whether holding steady, even strong postures or if you wish and are ready to “jump along” to a more energetic practice, you can expect to discover great Openness and Energy with ease… Anticipate also the Bliss of being cradled into a deep relaxed Awareness of Being.
Although much of Ken’s Yoga teachings have been shared on “detox” retreats, he does warrant caution if one tends to focus alot upon or become overly concerned about detoxing or removing some part of ourselves or our life experience . The notion that there is something wrong with “me” and the world around “me” is both a self-fulfilling prophesy and is also self-perpetuating. Rather than focusing on changing who we are or what we have become, the Yoga philosophy and practice Ken shares advocates a much more Peaceful, Free stance. In line with all of the epitimy (Beyond ) teachings of Tao, Zen and Yoga Vedanta; the emphasis remains upon realising the Natural State of Aware Presence that is the essence of our and All Being. Do you wish to awaken to the Truth that there is no effort whatsoever required in realising this contented, peaceful state of Aware Presence? It is absolutely available..
Sabina Cox has been practising yoga and mindfulness for over 25 years. In her own practice, Sabina finds that Yoga and meditation are a constant daily journey of discovery and renewal.
Sabina trained as an Instructor in Hatha yoga with Yoga Therapy Ireland in 2000 and has also studied Iyengar Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Somatics and Tai Chi. In 2017 Sabina qualified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher with the internationally recognized Institute of Mindfulness-Based Approaches. Sabina has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 15 years, her classes are gentle, energising and suitable for all ages and levels of experience.
This was my first experience of this yoga retreat with Sabina and it certainly won’t be my last. The weekend was wonderful from start to finish a truly enjoyable experience with great company and gorgeous surroundings, it could not have been any better.
I really enjoyed the yoga retreat at Delphi, I felt very relaxed and refreshed after it. I learnt new yoga techniques and breathing exercises that I use in my daily life. Overall a great weekend.
I liked how friendly and relaxing it was and how Sabina creates a warm, caring, non-judgemental environment which contributed to a very enjoyable weekend.
I learned a lot about breathing techniques and how to relax in stressful situations. I would highly recommend this retreat.
Everyone was friendly and helpful and Sabina was just terrific.It was incredibly well organised, there was just enough of everything between yoga, own time, and spa treatments.