Qualifications and Trainings:
2004 I completed my 2 year 500 hour training as a yoga teacher with Contemporary Yoga in Cork.
2006 Active Birth Centre London (Pregnancy Yoga)
2008 Foundation in Yoga Therapy with the Biomedical Trust London
2009 Women's Health Yoga Therapy with YTTC
2012 Breathing module at ATTC Dublin, with Lisa Peterson
2014 Foundation in Somatics with Brian Ingle of Living Somatics, in Dublin
2015 The Psoas muscles in Yoga, 3 day training with ATTC in Dublin.
2016 Trauma sensitive yoga teacher training, Cork
2016 Muscles and Connective tissues weekend with Amy Mathews in Dublin
2017 CPD two day Developmental Trauma training on the effects of trauma on the Mind, with Dan Siegel
My aim is not to teach you Yoga. My aim is to share my love and practice of yoga with you.
In the same way that ... we cannot teach each other about life, but we can share our experience of life with each other.
Yoga is a vast and wonderfully complex practice, that people have been turning to for thousands of years as a way to improve or maintain their health and well-being. And although everyone is different, we all share the same deep desire to be well, to be happy and to feel connected to others.
From my 18 years of personal practice and 14 years of teaching experience, I aim to offer you my journey, my experiences and my relationship with a practice that I intend to spend the rest of my life exploring.
This is a Tedx talk I gave in October 2104 on Habits and Yoga:
Below is the first of a series of Blogs I've made with Laya, the focus of these is on learning to find ways to manage Stress and Anxiety. The videos introduce you to the information on the written Blog below
Below is a video I recorded for Ekhart Yoga many years ago, I'm not mad about it! But it has been very popular with an older age group and goes to show you don't have to be fit and flexible to practice yoga.
There is not a governing body for Yoga as there is for most other health professions. Supervision is not a requirement in the field of yoga. But I believe it should be. I choose to have supervision from a clinical psychotherapist as I feel this support for my work enables me to provide support to you, the students in my classes. Having continued supervision keeps my teaching fresh and real, it allows me to teach from my own authentic experience, rather than just from the teachings of others.
Which is why I would credit my therapist as my greatest teacher so far.
Other teachers who continue to inspire and guide my work are:
Charlie Stevens and Marianne Gabrielle Esther Ekhart, Lisa Peterssn, Brian Ingle and Uma DinsmoreTuli
Teachers who I love and practice with online and through books are: Donna Farhi, Sarah Powers, Elena Brower, Jason Crandall, Sally Kempton and Rod Stryker