The practice of Yoga is ancient, yet highly relevant to the times we live in.
It is a holistic practice, designed to unite the body, mind & spirit into a harmonious whole. It helps to deal with the stress and demands of modern life, and to connect us into a deeper sense of ourselves, beyond the chatter of our minds and the busy-ness of our lives.
As one of my fellow teachers says, “The practice of yoga will change you. When you practice Yoga once a week it will change your mind, twice a week will change your body, three times a week will change your life.”
Sometimes people say to me “I’m so inflexible, I can’t do yoga.” Well, I believe that this is one of the best reasons to do yoga – it will help untie the limitations and knots that we all get ourselves into over time. It doesn’t matter whether you are a bendy person, or whether you can’t touch your toes: Yoga will gradually open up a stiff body, and help to strengthen a flexible body.
Everybody can do yoga. Wherever your body-mind is at, you can start.
Hatha Flow Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga. We use the breath and movement to create more space and openness in the body, in a gradual and mindful way. Conscious breath and presence in the pose bring the mind to a place of calm and stillness, where we can experience a taste of inner peace.
Each class has a different focus or theme, so there is always something new to learn and to take away into your life.
I teach yoga on the mat so that you can live your life more fully, off the mat.
I am a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (Associate 2) and have been practising yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2007.
When I walked into my first yoga class at the local YMCA gym in Dublin, I didn't know anything about yoga, and I certainly didn't anticipate the major changes it would bring about in my life.
After that first class, I felt amazing - my body felt vibrant and alive, my mind was clear, and I felt lighter and happier than I had in weeks. I knew I had found 'my thing'. From then on, my practice steadily grew as I sought out different teachers and developed a personal practice.
I did my first yoga teacher training with Nicky Knoff in New Zealand in 2006. Nicky is a passionate and highly experienced teacher. Her style still informs my teaching: the dynamic flow and smart sequencing of progressively deeper poses complements precise alignment to create a rounded, holistic practice that is strengthening, nourishing and grounding.
My yoga journey took me to India, Cambodia, and Bali, where I lived for 7 years. These years spent living in Asian cultures, which are steeped in a spirituality that is very much alive and present in people's daily lives, have given me a lived and embodied understanding of yogic philosophy and Eastern spirituality (Hinduism and Buddhism in particular).
I have studied with various local and international teachers in India, Cambodia, Thailand, Bali, as well as in Germany and the UK. Some of my most influential teachers are Tara Judelle, Tiffany Cruikshank, Carlos Pomeda, Emily Kuser, Ida Maharesi Alit, Ajay Kumar, and Denise Payne. I trained in Buddhist and Balinese Meditation practices, Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. I am also a qualified Pregnancy Yoga and Womb Yoga teacher (with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli).
I completed the advanced 300-hour teacher training in Embodied Flow™ Yoga with Tara Judelle in 2015. Embodied Flow™ Yoga brings the practice of yoga to a whole new level of embodiment, sensation and body awareness:
"Embodied Flow™ is a continuum of movement and expression that draws from the discoveries of various hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems in order to experience yoga as a living art form. Embodied Flow™ provides the technology for a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity in the human form. This in turn, empowers the practitioner to be their own greatest teacher as they expand, integrate and facilitate awareness in their entire body-mind." Tara Judelle
My classes offer a continuously evolving, personalized blend of different yoga styles, firmly rooted in Hatha Yoga and life-embracing Tantric philosophy. Having trained in psychology, I am also particularly interested in the psychology of yoga and how we can use this ancient practice in our daily lives to increase our wellbeing and happiness.
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