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.
Pregnancy, Postnatal and Special needs Yoga
Claire is a qualified yoga teacher since 2007 and teaches yoga, pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga and yoga for special needs.
She has been diagnosed with a rare condition called Klippel-feil syndrome which involves fusion of the cervical vertabrae. On the advice of a friend, in her early 20’s, she began taking a regular yoga class. She was immediately hooked. Over the next couple of years she began to develop a regular yoga practice at home and attended many classes and workshops with many wonderful teachers. Over time, pain and other symptoms improved dramatically. As a result of her dedicated yoga practice, she has managed to stay off long term pain medication, which is the usual route for her condition.
In 2013 Claire completed the Trust in Birth prenatal yoga teacher training with The Elbowroom while pregnant and she believes passionately that prenatal yoga empowers women to believe in themselves and what their bodies and minds can do so that they have more positive pregnancy and birth experiences. Claire also teaches Baby Massage to new Mum's.
Yoga and Energy
Korean Yoga & Qi Gong teacher, Holistic Therapist, and Personal Trainer. She is cofounder of retreatself.com where she promotes a healthy balanced lifestyle to help people reach their potential, both in a personal and professional capacity. She focus on conscious living and creating a space for people that need support in their process of change. Her approach is to inspire people to grow and feel happier. She believes through her committed efforts, passion for life and combined knowledge, she will contribute to a better society by bringing helpful, practical solutions, and she loves what she does.
Learn how to build up your own energy to be more effective and strong both mentally and physically. Explore practical techniques to reduce stress and build concentration for use in everyday life.
Classes are combined with Yoga, Qi gong, Meridian Pilates and guided meditation.
The program will help:
• Energize the body and calm your mind
• Improve your health
• Harmonize the body
• Improve flexibility and strength of your muscles & bones
• Stimulate the detoxification of your body
After participating in these classes you will be richer:
- Greater self-awareness and psychological mechanisms that affect you and people around you
- You'll feel lighter on the physical, emotional, and mental level.
Originally from Australia, Matthew began practicing Yoga in 1999 as a way of improving posture, flexibility and physical health. In 2001, Iyengar Yoga took his interest because of its detailed and precise instruction and how this led to a more focused practice. Holding the poses for longer also allowed time to go deeper into each pose and to develop more body awareness. An increasing interest in the subject of Yoga and a steady personal practice of Iyengar Yoga since moving to Dublin in 2008 led him to undertake Teacher Training in 2012. Matthew completed the 2 year Teacher Training programme conducted by Eileen Cameron and Margaret Cashman at iYoga in 2014. Matthew's interest and experience continues to grow and develop as he attends regular classes in Dublin as well as workshops/retreats with visiting international Senior Iyengar teachers.
Matthew now holds "Intermediate Junior Level 1" teaching certificate.
Gillian is the founder and main teacher of Ashtanga Yoga Ireland. She has recently returned from her 13th trip studying at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India under the guidance of her teacher, R. Sharath Jois.
She is the only full-time Level 2 Authorised teacher in Ireland, qualified to teach both the Primary and Intermediate series. She has recently returned from a Special Training Course for Senior Teachers and is currently learning the Advanced A Series.
Gillian has a deep love and passion for the Ashtanga practice and is devoted to teaching her own people in this great little nation!
The traditional and most effective method for learning Ashtanga, originating in Mysore, India. The teacher moves around the room, working one-to-one with each student, guiding you through the Ashtanga Yoga system. The experience is like having a private lesson in a group setting. You will receive lots of hands-on help and you will never be out of your depth in the hands of Gillian. Absolute beginners to advanced practitioners are welcome. Beginners are requested to
Gillian to arrange a suitable start time before their first class.
Drop ins are not suitable for beginners (only only those with an already established Mysore practice.)
Doors open from 5:30pm-8pm. Beginners will need to allow 1 hour for your practice within these timings.
Leila first tried yoga in 2002 and she loved how it made her feel relaxed and recharged.
She continued practicing yoga as she lived in Almaty, Budapest, Prague and later qualified as a yoga teacher at Yoga Dublin with renowned teachers Naomi Sturdy and Sibylle Dallmann.
She hopes that by teaching yoga she can help people bring their well-being into focus, so that they can be more content and more present at work and in their personal lives.
This class is a strong and nourishing practice for beginners and those who already have a regular practice. Breathe, move, and relax to release tension and feel energy and presence as you go through your life.