Eilis O'Regan

Eilis started yoga over 15 years ago with a beginner’s course in Ashtanga Yoga. Although the course was tough she was smitten by the flow of movement. Initially concerned more with getting into a pose - reaping the benefits from each pose took time. Currently her daily practice is a mix of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow.

Over the years Eilis has explored her love of yoga and has completed a number of training courses. The most influential were: David Swenson - Primary Series Teacher Training London; Paul Dallagan – yoga retreat Koh Samui, Thailand; Sharath Rangaswamy- mysore practice Goa, India; Ajay Kumar – mysore practice Mysore, India; BNS Iyengar – pranayama Mysore, India, and Prem Carlisi & Heather Duplex - mysore practice Ubud, Bali. She completed her teacher training in 2008 at the Green Lotus Yoga School.

As a teacher Eilis aims to enable students to: work energetically with their breath; become aware of their physical limitations and possibilities; enjoy practicing yoga and the many benefits from it.

 

LIsa Berry

LISA BERRY

  Ashtanga was the building blocks and my route into yoga but it’s a Vinyasa flow that drives my practice and my  teachings.  I love the freedom that Vinyasa provides, allowing for intuitive sequences and creative transitions, in turn providing greater scope for all ages and abilities. Physiotherapy alignment principles developed by Simon Borg Oliver and Bianca Machliss form the basis of how I teach students to safely and intelligently create strength and grace in their physical practice and enable greater clarity, concentration and focus in their minds. I committed fully to my yoga practice in 2006 and graduated from The Yoga Shala Teacher Training Programme in 2012.

Yoga provides me with tools for my personal and communal growth and the more I become immersed in my practice, not only am I aware of my physical body becoming stronger and more flexible but it’s the noticeable changes in my mental and emotional wellbeing that really affect the very core of my daily life.

 

 

Laurence McEllin started Yoga 25 years ago (1991) in Kiltimagh, East Mayo through the attempted study of a book by André Van Lysebeth (1919-2004) called Yoga Self-Taught. However, he only took to seriously trying yoga in 2006. Teacher-wise, over the last 6 years Laurence has had the good fortune to be a student of Jiri “George” Alexa, Marese Cregg, Fiona Hynes, Luke Jordan, and Sonja Radvila, with his primary teacher being Éilis O’Regan. In March of 2016 he received his Certificate of Training by completing the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Program (RYT200/YAP Associate1) in Mysuru (aka Mysore), Karnataka, India with Ashtanga Yoga Mysore.

Teaching-wise, at the moment, Laurence offers two types of classes:

 traditional aṣṭāṅgayoga (“yoga of eight limbs”)* both mysore-style and led (with count)

 hybrid-style – classical haṭhayoga (“yoga of force”) and modern yīnyoga (“yoga of passiveness”), which usually includes posture (āsana), breath-work (prāṇāyāma), and relaxation (dhyāna)

Also, both types are accompanied by the simple idea of ayoga (“non-yoga”), which could be interpreted as the gentle dissolving away of all Yoga techniques.

In addition to the above, Laurence also enjoys, at times studying the history, philosophy, anatomy, and scandals of all forms of Yoga through written texts and art, and attending various lectures and workshops.

 

Tara Duffy began yoga in London in 2000 and considers herself lucky that her second yoga class at her gym was with an Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has practiced Iyengar Yoga ever since and is certified at the Junior Intermediate I level. More recently, she has taught in Cos Clare and Galway, as well as two years teaching at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong.  She has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune in 2015 and 2016. She is grateful to all the teachers she has had throughout her travels and theirs to and from London, Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and San Francisco. She also has taught in Mandarin in Beijing, where she completed her introductory teacher training under the guidance of Faeq Biria. In her professional former life, she worked as a journalist and a consultant for a nonprofit development organisation.

 

 

Fiona Brown's love of yoga began in her early twenties after the birth of her first child. Her practice was temporarily put on hold as she travelled extensively throughout Asia and South America. It was when she returned to Galway in 2007 that her practice ignited. In addition to the 200hr training she has completed Yoga Nidra and Womb Yoga Training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli of Sitaram Yoga London, an extensive anatomy training with Simon Borg Olivier of Yoga Synergy Australia and Emil Wendel’s Yoga and Philosophy course.  Fiona holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about teaching children & adults in a safe non-competitive environment. Classes for children are a mix of games, movement, mindfulness, breath and stillness.  For the last 5 years Fiona has taught yoga in primary schools around the city as part of the PE curriculum.

Her personal practice is heavily influenced by Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), Simon Borg Oliver (Yoga Synergy) Mark Freeth (Freestyle Yoga Project) and Shandor Remete (Shadow Yoga). Fiona continues to practice daily and attend workshops in Ireland and abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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