Early Bird Yoga
Geraldine teaches an ashtanga vinyasa flow yoga class. She first started yoga to compliment her fitness programme and improve her flexibility.
Through time, she witnessed many other benefits, beyond the physical. She qualified as a gym instructor in 1997, under NCEF programme, and freelanced as an aerobics teacher for many years. During this time, she participated in a regular ashtanga practice with Tony Purcell, one of the first people to teach ashtanga yoga in the 1990's. Over the years, Geraldine has experienced other schools of yoga and her personal practice has evolved from there. She trained as a Vinyasa Flow Teacher with Dave Curtis and is certified by Yoga Alliance.
Geraldine presents challenging sequences of poses that flow from one to another, combining breath and movement to help uplift the body and soul.
Lena is a certified Stott Pilates Instructor and a yoga teacher. Coming from a professional swimming background she has been using Pilates as a part of her fitness regime for many years. She can truly tell you that benefits of practising Pilates are many. Better alignment improves the efficiency of the body, reducing strain on both a physical and a psychological level. The energised body radiates confidence. Practising regularly can improve body image, develop core torso stability and back strength, release stress and get a better posture. It definitely helped her to improve her personal best. You also can create the body you've always wanted!
As Joseph Pilates used to say, "after 10 sessions you'll notice a difference, after 20 sessions other people will notice a difference, after 30 sessions you'll have a whole new body."
Lena's classes are challenging and precise with an emphasis on breathing and flowing movement. Her energy and passion for exercise help people to achieve their goals. The general rule is , "Never strain yourself!" You will learn how joints and muscles work together to create movement. The starting point is to bring a body awareness. When Pilates exercises are done using five basic principles - breathing, pelvic placement, rib cage placement, scapular stabilization, and head and cervical placement, the benefits are much deeper and effective.
Mark Brady is a Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi instructor and is certified by the Master Ding Academy (MDA). Mark continues to train with Master Ding and Master Ding's senior instructors to increase his knowledge and ability.
Mark has over 18 years of martial arts experience including the Japanese arts of Judo, Traditional Jiu-Jitsu, Karate and the Chinese art of Wing Chun. However he now focuses exclusively on Tai Chi as he has found it to be the best path to improved health, relaxation, self defence and a deeper understanding of ourselves. Mark feels that Master Ding's Yang style Tai Chi is the perfect way that anyone can achieve a strong body and still mind and a better quality of life.
Mark teaches ongoing classes in Dublin City Centre and has classes suitable for everyone from complete beginners to intermediate levels.
Elena has studied yoga for years, in Ireland with both the Irish Yoga Association, 2007-2011, and following that she continued her yogic path with Iyengar Yoga. She trained with Aisling Guirke and completed her Introductory Level 1 and 2 in 2013, Junior Intermediate Level 1 in 2018, and is currently undergoing training for the Junior Intermediate level 2 assessment.
She is very dedicated yoga practitioner and continues to develop her practice by attending workshops with local and international senior teachers.
Her classes are dynamic yet calm, focused on physical alignment and structural and muscular support. She combines this with her genuine desire to share her journey of self-discovery as she is exploring deeper into yoga asanas and philosophy and broader yogic concepts.