I had my first yoga class at age 19 and dipped in and out until established a more dedicated practice in my late thirties. This culminated in qualifying as a teacher in my forties. I am currently the only teacher in Ireland qualified in yoga, Pilates and somatic movement education. In addition I am training to be a restorative exercise specialist with Katy Bowman, Biomechanist.
-Vinyasa flow yoga with Dave Curtis in 2010. This is a yoga alliance certified course.Level 2 teacher training was completed in 2011 with Veronica Larrson.
-My pregnancy training was with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in London in January 2011.
-Pilates training was completed with Sarah MacLachlann Dublin Balanced body Pilates (largest pilates training company in the world) in May 2011.
-I trained in Somatic Movement Education with Brian Ingle from 2011 to 2014 resulting in gaining certification. (400 hour qualification).
-I studied under Donna Farhi for four days in 2011.
-I attended four days intensive training in London in May 2012 with Julie Gudmestad. This concentrated on muscle imbalances in the body and also helping ease out pains and aches.
-I attended a two day intensive training with Rebecca Leone in Pilates in Dublin in July 2012.
-I qualified as a somatic movement coach with Martha Peterson in April 2013 in Leeds.
-I trained with Rebecca Leone in May 2013 in Dublin for a three day intensive.
-I trained with Julie Gudmestad in Dublin for a two day intensive in September 2013.
-I trained with Rebecca Leone in October/November 2013 for 9 days of intensive Pilates training.
-I qualified as a Mother and baby yoga teacher in April 2014 with Birthlight.
-I upgraded my 200 hour yoga qualification with an additional 500 hour qualification in November 2014.
-In January 2015 I commenced a two year training to become a restorative exercise specialist with Katy Bowman.
-I qualified as a Gentlebirth Instructor in August 2015.
-I am thankful to the many inspiring teachers I have practiced with over the years including, but not solely, Caroline Downey, Rebecca Leone, Dave Curtis, Julie Gudmestad, Adrienne Crowe, Lou Horgan and Veronica Larrson.
-Since March 2020, I have taken my classes online in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This has been challenging but has allowed me to reach more people from across Ireland via zoom classes. I have a 60 inch screen for my zoom classes allowing me to give each student in my classes that extra level of 1-2-1 help
To begin your own Yoga journey, check out the classes I offer to students of all abilities.