Therese began her personal practice in 2000 in Ireland. Since then she has followed a dedicated path of yoga and meditation studying in Ireland, India, U.S and U.K and has been teaching here in Cork since 2003. Amongst her teachers are Swami Govinananda Sarawasti, Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Shiva Rea, Jason Crandell and Advoot Babaji Sivanandji. Along with her Vinyasa teaching, she is a qualified pregnancy/postnatal teacher as well as a certified BodyTalk practitioner which makes her both facinated and curious with how the body and mind support and influence each other. She enjoys being creative and experimental working with different sequences and a range of postures. Her classes are fun and lively yet meditative to cultivate mindfullness and peace and incorporate the philosophy and spirit of yoga. The main influences on her teaching style include Vinyasa Flow and Sivananda practices. She is guided by the enlightened teachings of Swami Sivananda of Rishekesh. She is a dedicated teacher and student undertaking regular training in Europe and India in both yoga and meditation.
Vinyasa Flow level 2/3
Carol's yoga introduction started at a young age. She started formal classes in 1989 in San Francisco with her sister Annette Murphy, owner of Santosha Iyengar yoga studio, and has been practising ever since. She studied Iyengar yoga for 12 years, Ashtanga for another 7, visiting her teacher Pattabhi Jois annually in India before he died in May 2009. Since then, Carol has developed her own Asana sequences using principles mainly from the Krishnamacharya lineage and combining these principles with Ayurvedic wisdom, modern Yoga anatomy and philosophy primarily derived form the Tantric tradition. The philosophical and psychological aspect of yoga has always been a source of fascination and inspiration for Carol. Carol also holds a B.A in western philosophy, English and psychology from NuiGalway and a Masters of philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and is also greatly interested in yoga philosophy and trans-personal psychology. Yoga has helped Carol cultivate connection with self and the shadow aspects of self, balance, insight, acceptance, courage, strength, stability, creativity, inner freedom, deep contentment, and experiences of bliss states. She is inspired and grateful that she is able to share these gifts with her students.
Anne has been practising yoga for over four years and holds an Advanced Dip in Nutrition and Health coaching from IINH. During her studies the link between Nutrition and Health and Yoga became very strong for Anne and in 2012 started her 200 hour Hatha teacher training diploma. Anne has attended workshops with Sri Andrei Ram Om and looks forward to continue training in the coming years
Svetlana was introduced to Iyengar yoga in 2006 and teaching since 2009. She was trained at Moscow BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio and now holds Introductory 2 Certificate. To develop her own practice she attends seminars and workshops with various senior teachers. She has attended a convention with BKS Iyengar in 2009 and workshops with Faeq Biria, Gabriella Giubillaro, Manouso Manos, Richard Agar Ward and Olga Il'inskaya.
Beginners Level 1 Yoga
Linda started her Yoga practice in 2007 and immediately fell in love with it. She was amazed at how quickly she started to feel the benefits of the practice - benefits which were not just physical. Linda found that a moderate and regular practice could have a powerful effect. She was so inspired by the effects of her own practice that she enrolled on a teacher training course just a year later. Linda qualified in 2009 from the YTTC and has been teaching in various Cork studios ever since. Linda is also a trained therapeutic massage therapist. While doing her teacher training in Cork with the YTTC she also recieved her prenatal yoga training. In 2010 she had a baby boy and firmly believes she would not have delivered her baby naturally if it wasn't for yoga. In 2012 she started a second teacher training course with Carol Murphy of Green Lotus in the Yoga Loft in Cork. Once completed in December she will be qualified in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. In 2013 she is planning on going to London to contuine her teaching journey and attend prenatal training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.
Dagmar Khan is the leading Integrated Yoga Tune Up® teacher in Europe with over 15 years of experience in Yoga, Pilates, Stress Management and Fitness. Dagmar is sought-after pain management expert and she specializes in helping people overcome physical roadblocks and rehabilitate from serious injuries, such as spinal problems, knee complications, hip replacements and arthritis. She has worked with 1000's of people and has created successful Yoga Tune Up® programmes for athletic clubs, colleges, university lecturers in sport and medical doctors. She has also created tailored programmes for senior management of corporations. She is a creator of INJURY FREE RUNNING programme for the Solas Run For Life, and her work has been featured on Beat 102 103,Munster Express, WLR FM, Waterford today and Waterford News & Star.
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About Kathryn: Kathryn teaches Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa flow blending her knowledge of Iyengar Yoga also so that one can practice in a safe and gentle manner. She discovered yoga seven years ago practicing initially Vinyasa flow Yoga and exploring Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga afterwards. Having had to deal with neck and back problems, she instantly fell in love with the therapeutic results of the dynamic practice but also the solid grounding foundation it gave her spiritually. She has practiced abroad on various International reputable workshops and courses. Recently she came back from India and Thailand having spent six months practicing Ashtanga yoga, teacher training with Matthew Sweeney in Thailand and studying Ayurveda. She bases her own yoga practice and teachings from the Ashtanga Yoga system of Sri K.Pattabhi Jois and the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar. Recognizing that sometimes due to individual bodies and various injuries she feel strongly that a yoga practice needs to be customized for each persons needs, in times of therapeutic healing. Her love for yoga also extends to creating a happy, safe environment for students to practice and to be challenged - encouraging students to dedicate their yoga practice and lives towards healing, self development and peace.
Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga
Eileen Riordan O'Sullivan holds certifications in Yoga & Pilates, enjoys teaching a lighthearted, creative practice blending different styles that include teaching breath work, meditation, flow, Yoga Nidra, Yin & Restorative yoga. A busy mother of three, yoga has proved a strong anchor in life, crediting yoga breathing to relieve asthma, and mindfulness in challenging times. Her pilates training was completed with Bodyfirm Pilates.
Eileen considers yoga to be a journey during life, exploring Astanga in India with Michael Gannon, Vinyasa with Jaqueline Heisel, workshops with Sri Dharma Mittra, Anusara with John Friend, Bridget Woods Kramer and Betsy Downing. She feels privileged to have trained with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga &Advanced Restorative Yoga: Therapeutic Aspects of Restorative Yoga, and excited to be invited to assist Judith teach restoratives to other teachers in 2013. She completed Yoga Nidra training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli. Prana Flow & Meditation with Shiva Rea. MBSR - mindful based meditation with BrightSparks Coaching. Insight Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with Sarah Powers. She also trained in Cancer Conscious Yoga & Pilates Restorative Exercise for Breast Cancer survivors. She encourages students to open to possibilities, enjoy their yoga practice, make it their own, listening to their unique internal rhythm, taking yoga off the mat and into their lives. Inviting all to find the balance between effort and ease, coming home within their body.
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