Small groups and private classes. Personalised and focused on the student
I firmly believe that Yoga is for everyone and I have taken it as my mission to prove that to as many people as possible. Have you ever felt lost and out of place in a Yoga class? Maybe you concluded this is just not for you… and never came back. I found that it’s partially because there’s a lot of teachers out there are good yogis but they do not teach, they instruct. A teacher pays attention to the students to make sure they understand the instructions, they are doing the practice well and they don’t get hurt. A teacher adapts the class to the student and explains things. Understanding and feeling the practice makes students enjoy the benefits faster.
That’s what pushed me to become a Yoga teacher.
At the moment I am not teaching regular group classes. I am available for private individual/family/couple classes via Zoom and workshops. If you have a studio in the Dublin area and you might be interested in bringing outside teachers to offer variety and deepening of the practice for your students on topics like: alignment/foundations, sound mediation with singing bowls, chakra, yoga history and philosophy.
- Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
- Prenatal / Post Natal / Mum and Baby classes
- Restorative Yoga
- Sound Mediation and Sound Therapy with singing bowls
- Kids Yoga (from 4 Years old)
- Family fun classes
- 200h Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga teacher training (SVYASA)
- 85h Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga teacher training (Union Yoga)
- 30h Aerial Yoga teacher training (Union Yoga)
- 27h Yoga for Kids and Families Teacher Training (Rainbow Kids Yoga)
- 15h Assist and Empower. Hands on assist Baptiste Yoga
- 20h Yoga Anatomy Course by Tiffany Cruishank
- Reiki Master
- More than 500h of teaching experience
What is Yoga? – Yoga is an ancient philosophy to live a healthier and happier life. It includes postures, gestures, breathing techniques, relaxation and a certain change of mindset too.
When you put your focus (your mind), your breath (your energy) and your body into something, the effect is much stronger than simple exercise and it has a profound effect in your entire being.
The aim of the Yoga posture is to obtain those physical and mental benefits that bring bliss to your life on the long run.
What level do you teach? – Mostly beginners and intermediate. I adjust my classes to the level of the students, giving props and variations for everybody to work at their pace. You will never feel out of place in my class. I believe that every posture can be adapted to the student with the guidance of the teacher. This is the philosophy of BKS Iyengar and the principle I apply in my classes, so that my sessions are as inclusive as possible.
Where do you teach? – At the moment I’m based in Malahide, north of Dublin, I offer classes via Zoom and I’m available for workshops in the Dublin area.
What kind of yoga do you teach? – I got trained as a teacher in Hatha but I myself mostly practice Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga. My classes area mix of both. I call it Masala Yoga. I add bits and pieces from everything I learnt through the years and found useful. My classes are NEVER the same sequence. I like a relaxed atmosphere, not a strict discipline. I follow the principle of effort and relaxation. It will challenge you, but there’s always space for winding down and sense of humour. Life is too short to be serious all the time!
Do I need to have specific kind of body to do Yoga? Instagram has done a lot of damage. You absolutely don’t. You don’t need to be super fit, bendy or be able to touch your toes. You don’t have to be a gymnast, an athlete, or an acrobat. You just need one thing: to want to do Yoga.
Buddha said: ‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear’ – If you made it this far on the page maybe It’s because you have reached that point. Maybe It’s time try a different type of Yoga class.
Do I need to be able to do advanced postures eventually? No. The purpose of Yoga is not to be able to perform certain postures. The advanced Yoga postures we tend to see people showcase, particularly on social media, are made for those that already don’t feel anything in the simpler versions. Or for those who want to go on a journey of a dedicated practice to achieve them. It’s not the aim of Yoga to be able to perform advance postures, but to nurture your body and mind.