I am navigating my way through life and doing so using a system that I consider effective and deeply transformative. I share what I know from my experience as a flawed human being, and through the teachings of Yoga, Pilates, Therapies, Sincerity, Common sense and the experience of my own personal challenges. With 20 year’s experience in holistic health – Yoga, pilates, nutrition, ayurveda, herbal medicine, bodywork, I have over 600 yoga teacher training hours, over 9,000 teaching hours (I’ve lost count) and I am blessed to have trained with many respected senior teachers of Iyengar, Asthanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. I continue to train under the instruction of my current teacher David Curtis of Vinyasa Yoga Ireland. I have recently had the privilege of training under the guidance of Srivatsa Ramaswami (last long-term living student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya).
I am chief whip and head bottle washer of Sadhana Yoga Studio in the Heart of Wexford town. Sadhana – means practice or discipline and is fitting with my philosophy of commitment with regard to self awareness and growth. The system of the practice is one which fosters Self- Cultivation. I teach classical Hatha Yoga using the Vinyasa krama system. The true meaning of the word Hatha is “force’ or ‘effort’, Vinyasa meaning “placement’ or ‘step-by-step’. The ‘effort’ refers to the requirements for us to move past our challenges (physical and mental) in order to develop and grow. The approach to the practice is progressive, dynamic and caters to the needs of the individual’s limitations. Forcing or pushing the body into poses it is not ready for, over-use of alignment techniques and under- use of the bodies natural movement patterns leads to injury and disillusionment. For the practice to continually evolve the mind must pay keen attention to the activity while addressing the blockages and patterns that reveal themselves during the practice.
Through the practice of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath) Dharana (concentration) and Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) students learn to move more mindfully, helping them to become more aware of their internal states and habits of body and mind. Yoga is an experiential science of self study (Svadhyaya) cultivating personal awareness. The teachings of Yoga are relevant to everyday situations and can be explored in a practical manner each time we step onto the mat. This allows us to practice the qualities of e.g. restraint, letting go, “staying”… and create new mind states and skills that we can thread into our everyday lives.
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Michelle has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 2011 and continues to study with the Minfulness Association in Scotland. She also studies the Dharma and is blessed to have found a teacher locally, who’s own teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Geshe Jinpa and the Karmapa.
We sometimes forget to be kind to ourselves, striving throughs the busyness of life, in the doing mode of thinking. Thought practice, meditation, restores our balance, it restores our inner peace.
Find the space to let yourself just be.
“The most important journey we will make in our lives is, from our head to our heart”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
You can contact Michelle directly on 0868243328 or by clicking the link below
I teach a form of Hatha Yoga deeply rooted in mindfulness. My contemporary approach to the postures is led by an understanding of how our modern bodies really function.
My classes harmonise breathing with movement, guiding people to cultivate a steady awareness of the body. Balancing effort and ease, the practice also includes time for relaxation. The sequences are designed to create space in the mind as well as the body.
I offer variations of the postures, and encourage students to approach the practice in a way that is best suited to them individually.
I have 500 hours of certified Yoga Teacher Training. I studied in Berlin at the School of Dynamic Mindfulness at Zen Yoga and graduated this year from the Advanced Teacher Training in the Elbowroom, Dublin. I have been practicing and developing my Yoga for 6 years. I draw huge inspiration from the internationally acclaimed teachers with whom I have been lucky enough to study with, James Higgins, Susan Church, Josh Summers, Marianne Jacuzzi to name a few. I never cease to be fascinated by the beauty and complexity of the human body and mind.
Yoga has the transformative power to uplift and renew us. I believe Yoga is a moving meditation, mindfulness in motion!
David began a disciplined daily practice of yoga in the mid-90s when living in San Francisco. As an athlete he was attracted to the dynamic practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa and was inspired by the discipline it takes to practice this method effectively. He began this practice under the guidance of Tim Thompson of Monkey Yoga Shala and Larry Schultz of Its Yoga between 1998-2001.
David’s main Ashtanga influences thereafter were the founders of Yogaworks in LA, Senior Ashtanga teachers Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty under whom he studied with between 2002 – 2007. They taught him how to practice dynamically yet with humility and with an emphasis on safety.
Between 2002 -2012 he also studied extensively in India, Australia and the U.S under various Senior teachers in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar Methods through retreats or intensive courses.
From 2010-2017 David studied under Shandor Remete, the founder of Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana attending intensive courses twice yearly during this time. It is thanks to his guidance and instruction that David’s knowledge of the subtle anatomy and energetic system was awakened.
His style of teaching is therefore influenced by many styles and methods of Hatha Yoga yet is rooted in activities that free the energetic body from its obstructions and harness the potential of the lifeforce safely and effectively.
David is also a certified Somatic Movement Educator (SME) through the International Institute of Somatic Movement Education based in Tamil Nadu, South India. SME is a neuromuscular re-education system that facilitates sensory- motor learning to gain greater voluntary control of the physiological process resulting in freedom of ease and agility of movement.
David prostrates in gratitude to all his teachers, past and present. Any true knowledge he is able to pass on comes directly from their guidance, any mistakes he makes are purely his own. Om Namah Shiva
You can contact David directly by clicking the link below
Ruth came to yoga in 1998. Its immediate impact was profound & quickly led to a sincere and dedicated practice. She studied in the Iyengar tradition for over 10 years and is a qualified Iyengar teacher. Between 2005 and 2010 she travelled annually to her Iyengar teachers, Rajiv and Swati Chanchani at the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, spending extended periods of study, exploration and immersion in all aspects of the subject there. She assisted Rajiv in the medical and local classes and has also studied at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.
In 2008 Ruth was introduced to the practice of Shadow Yoga and from 2010 studied Nrtta Sadhana & Shadow yoga directly with Shandor Remete and Emma Balnaves.
Since 2003 she has been teaching private & public classes along with co-teaching on the Vinyasa yoga teacher trainings www.vinyasayoga.ie all over Ireland.
Along with her personal studies in Ayurveda and vedic astrology she studies Sound Sadhana with Natasha Nandini www.gandharvayoga.com
Ruth is grateful for the knowledge and guidance her teachers and mentors have and continue to share. She is a student first and foremost and continues to enjoy learning, exploring and experiencing the twists and turns of life through the prism of yoga.
Simone is a sound healing practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher. She runs a busy practice in Dublin where she has lived for over 9 years.
She is an Associate Teacher & Tutor with the Sound Healing Academy.
In 2013, she began developing and offering sound meditation workshops. Her joy pulled her into deeper levels of research on Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, and other sound healing methods. Over the years she composed and defined her sound meditation practices.
She now leads flourishing sound meditations classes, and teaches courses in association with the Sound Healing Academy (Foundation as well as Diploma courses in Sound Healing)
You can contact Simone directly by clicking the link below