with Cathy Hassett

  • Arrow Saturday 22nd June
  • Arrow Butler Gallery - Learning centre
  • Arrow 11.00am - 12.00pm
  • Arrow Free
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Celebrate Pride at Butler Gallery by joining us for a free LGBTQ+ Yoga workshop hosted by instructor Cathy Hassett.

After noticing very few activities for the LGBTQ+ community in Kilkenny Cathy wanted to bring people together through yoga and create a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals to participate and build community. Cathy reached out to the Butler Art Gallery in Kilkenny to host our 1st LGBTQ+ yoga class on the 4th of May in conjunction with sporting pride which was a great success and there will be many more classes to come.


Cathy's pronouns are she/her and identifies as queer/lesbian/gay. Having previously lived in Manchester Cathy returned to Kilkenny during the pandemic. Cathy has over a decade of experience working in healthcare in the UK and Ireland as a nurse.

After experiencing burnout post-pandemic Cathy discovered yoga as a way to better understand the mind-body connection and to manage stress. Yoga has made her physically and mentally stronger in dealing with everyday stressors. Cathy completed a yoga teacher training at Yoga Point in India in December 2023, and also completed the Yoga Therapy course in January 2024.

Tickets are free but booking is required

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