Ciara Cronin is a yoga teacher at the highest 500ERYT level. She holds an MA in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute (University of Middlesex) and is in private practice as a psychotherapist. Ciara brings her broad experience of meditation and holistic health to her teaching style; her classes are a dynamic, flowing moving meditation; focusing on attention to form, integration of breath and cultivation of awareness. Creating a supportive environment and taking to heart each student's experience, Ciara addresses individual needs and encourages a deep and focused practice in class. Attention is directed to building core strength and proper alignment while cultivating and sustaining an inner calm. Ciara is teacher training Director of The YogaRoom's yoga teacher training 200-Hour and 500-Hour programmes and is founder of The YogaRoom.
Annette, originally from Colombia, has been living in Dublin with her family for the last 20 years. She started her yoga practice in the last 80's while living in France. The emphasis on alignment and proper sequencing that characteriese the Iyengar method were key to her decision to train in the method to become a teacher. She started teacher training in 1992 and has been teaching since 2000. Over the years she has studied with senior Iyengar teachers such as Geeta Iyengar, Firooza Ali, Jawahar Banguera, Birjoo Mehta, Zubin, Margaret Austin and Christian Pisano. She recently attended a training course thought by Geeta and Prashant Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institue in Pune, India. She is a founding member of the Dublin Iyengar Yoga Institute and is fully committed to the promotion of the Iyengar method. Annette holds an intermediate Level 3 certificate. In her classes she focuses on alignment and the right sequencing of asanas to achieve balance and improve general well being.
Aisling Conn has been practicing yoga for close to 20 years and is a qualified Yoga and Pilates teacher since 2010. She completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification training at the YogaRoom in Dublin and Mat1&2 Pilates Teacher Training with Sarah MacLachlan in Pilates Performance Ireland. Aisling is currently working towards completion of 500hr Advanced Certification and is a member of the YogaRoom Teacher Training faculty. Aisling’s approach to yoga is inspired by the styles of Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga and has studied under teachers in both Australia and Ireland, including Donna Farhi and Marianne Jacuzzi. Her main Yoga practice is a blend of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow with teaching emphasis on correct, safe alignment in postures and the unlimited benefits, both physical and mental, that a regular practice can bring to any body. https://www.instagram.com/aisconn_yogapilates/ https://www.facebook.com/AislingConnYoga/
As a yoga teacher and kinesiologist, Eithne believes passionately in the importance of yoga in our everyday lives and and that practicing yoga should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience that empowers the individual and offers a tool for life. Eithne has practiced many styles of yoga including Hatha, Anusara, Shadow, Vinyasa Flow and brings aspects of these together to create a flowing class that emphasises the importance of alignment and breath while building strength and flexibility. Eithne is a yoga teacher qualified at the Advanced 500-hour level. She teaches on the 200-hour teacher training programme at The YogaRoom.
Mari is a qualified life coach and yoga teacher. Her classes incorporate her wide ranging experience in yoga, Somatic studies, dance, voicework, self-enquiry and meditation. Mari has studied Scaravelli yoga with Rosella Baronchini and completed an Anusara teacher training with Sianna Sherman. She began to meditate nine years ago during her teacher training, a practice that has taught her acceptance, humility and worthiness in equal measure. “That moment of Grace offered me a practice that transformed my life and taught me that our natural state is limitless freedom and overflowing wellbeing and that changes everything”. Mari’s teachings reveal how self inquiry and mindbody wisdom can help us navigate change and uncertainty and reclaiming the sacredness of life.
Following many years of yoga practice, Julia completed her teacher training in India under the guidance of Yogacharya Lalit Kumar. In 2017 she returned to India to complete an advanced 500-hour yoga teacher training, when she deepened her on-going research into yoga and low back pain and yoga for stress relief. Julia believes that every body is unique and has individual needs, and thus encourages the use of props and suggests individual modifications in her classes. In this way she gently facilitates her clients to challenge themselves and advance at their own pace, no matter where they are in their practice at any given time. Julia is also a certified level 2 practitioner of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and a trained teacher of laughter Yoga which is a fun and effective practice to strengthen the immune system. when she's not teaching Yoga or seeing private clients, you'll probably find her taking a stroll on Dun Laoghaire pier.
Dani is qualified at the E-RTY500 hour level and has been teaching yoga since 2002. She has been a Reiki Master since 2001 and weaves this healing modality into her classes. Dani has studied with many great Yoga teachers over the years including her first teacher Sri Dharma Mittra, the imitable Donna Fahri, Baron Baptise, Shiva Rea and Vinod Kumar Rajan to name a few. She teaches Mindfulness in schools and is working on bringing more awareness to its benefits for children. Dani's classes are dynamic and fluid, connecting body and breathe to lessen the hold of the mind. She believes in the importance of creating a space to connect and empower oneself to live a full, happy and creative life. Dani understands Yoga to be a vehicle to a serene, balanced and fulfilled life.
Since getting on the mat in 2004 Orla has studied Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, Pranayama and Meditation. Orla completed a 250-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training course in 2010 with Debbie Coradinho, Veronica Larsson and Marianne Jacuzzi. Orla focuses on the union of breath, awareness and movement and her enthusiasm for the transformative power of practise is apparent in her classes. She believes that yoga should be fun and that we all can enjoy the journey into postures and stillness.
Ros teaches a gentle flow yoga class. She believes that she can help others to incorporate balance into their busy lives by linking movement with breath, mindfulness and basic meditation practices. Ros is Scottish/Australian. She has three young children. She studied Law at Cambridge University and worked as a corporate lawyer for 14 years in London and Melbourne – specialising in dispute resolution and crisis response. She is currently pursuing her passion for teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Her classes allow clients to “check out” of their schedules – to breathe, stretch and be. Fitness has always played a key role in Ros’s life. She was selected to represent Scotland at junior level in gymnastics, athletics and cross-country. She believes that her time on the yoga mat "grounding and being", has allowed her to live such a full life off the mat. She currently works in corporates providing in-house yoga and relaxation classes. She also provides pro-bono classes to those who would otherwise not be able to access them, currently working with The Simon Community Rehab Team. Ros has been practising yoga since 2005 and trained in studios in London, Melbourne and now Dublin, where she completed her YogaAlliance Teacher Training with Ciara Cronin at The YogaRoom.
Ruth first discovered yoga in 2000 and has been practising ever since. After taking time out from her career to bring up her family, she completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification training at The YogaRoom, Dublin. Inspired by the training, she has created a yoga lifestyle website – Yogaru – promoting a yoga way of living on, and beyond, the mat. She is passionate about helping students to explore their own personal journey, and to develop their practice using her uniquely designed ‘AsanaMan’ sequencing cards. As a graphic designer, she loves the creativity involved in designing a well-rounded class which works on many levels, both internally and externally, through attention to the breath, anatomy, alignment and conscious transitioning. To keep the classes fresh and evolving, she regularly participates in further training and immersions, with inspirational yoga teachers such as Donna Farhi, James Higgins and Jeanne Heileman. She believes that with the hectic lives we live, it is important to take time to pause, settle onto the mat and slow down, cultivating a sense of balance and enjoying the tranquility the practice brings to your day.
Helen Bourke-Barnwell has been teaching in Dublin and Wicklow for 10 years. She trained with Veronica Larsson and Debbie Corradino (200hr Yoga Alliance), Lisa Wilkinson (Trust in Birth 150 hr Yoga Alliance), Amanda Reid (Radiant Child Yoga Level 1 & 2) and is currently completing an 800 hour advanced Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training with Guru Dharam Khalsa in Stockholm Sweden. Helen has led hundreds of women through their pregnancies over the past decade and has gained a solid reputation as being a teachers’ teacher with many of her clients being advanced practitioners, health professionals and yoga teachers relying on her expert knowledge to maintain a balanced and empowering prenatal practice. Helen’s regular and prenatal classes are an exciting mix of her hatha and kundalini yoga practice incorporating both a physical and an energetic dimension and incorporating meditations, mantra and sound healing.
Phelim’s classes balance Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga to create a strong, stable and dynamic practice that uses asana to bring a sense of balance and positive acceptance that can be taken off the mat and into the world. Phelim has been practicing Vinyasa yoga for over 12 years; in Yoga Phelim found a practice that facilitated a profound journey toward self acceptance. Looking to share his experience with others he completed the Yoga Alliance 200hr teacher training at The YogaRoom. Over the years he has studied with Catriona McCormack, Ciara Cronin and attended workshops with David Muehsam, Marianne Jacuzzi and James Higgins.
Aisling has practiced yoga for over 10 years, completed 500-hour teacher training, in Dublin and New York, and also works as a nurse in Tallaght Hospital. After completing a 200-hour teacher training in The YogaRoom, Aisling moved to New York to expand her yoga experience. She studied at Yoga Works Soho to complete a 300-hour teacher training but also completed specialist training in children’s and pre-natal yoga at children-only yoga studio Karma Kids. Aisling uses her nursing experience to modify positions to make yoga accessible for everyone- regardless of fitness, flexibility or injury. Her Vinyasa-style classes focus on alignment, but with many variations they remain challenging and the mat becomes a safe space for the yoga student to enjoy practicing. The individual needs of Aisling’s students inspire her to evolve her classes - no two classes feel the same!
Becky has recently returned home from Sydney, where she was teaching Yoga full time for the past three years. Since her original training, Becky has also completed her antigravity yoga teacher training and a 100 hour Yin teacher training, worked in a number of studios and gyms across Sydney, organized Yoga Charity events and has taught on retreat in Tanzania. In 2015, Becky graduated from the Yoga London Teacher Training and taught there until she moved to Bali to do further training in prenatal, postnatal, child and teen Yoga. Originally interested in the anatomy and alignment aspects of the Asana, as she delved deeper into the practice she came to appreciate the huge benefits of Yoga for mental as well as physical health. Becky enjoys teaching vinyasa, ashtanga and gentle yin yoga.
Keith has practiced yoga for 20 years since sustaining a back injury from weight training. The concept of intertwining the breath and fluid movement drew him to the Ashtanga Vinyasa style of practice. In 2003, Keith decided to travel to Mysore in India, where he spent several months studying with BKS Iyengar. Following his return, he qualified as a 200-Hour teacher in 2006 with YogaTherapy Ireland. Since then Keith has completed the YogaAlliance.org 500hr Advanced Teacher training with The YogaRoom in 2013. Since then Keith has practiced and taught many styles of Yoga. His teaching style greatly values the importance of variety in sequences to explore asana in different ways, whilst always honouring the breath. Keith encourages each student to find their own level within a sequence and incorporate mindfulness in the practice. Keith continually seeks to improve and refine his teaching skills, regularly undertaking training courses with talented teachers. Most recently Keith has started learning from Rod Stryker of the Para Yoga lineage.