Ciara Cronin is a yoga teacher qualified at 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 Director of The YogaRoom’s yoga teacher training 200-Hour and 500-Hour programmes.
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.
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.
Annette is one of Ireland’s most senior Iyengar yoga teachers. The emphasis on alignment and proper sequencing that characterise 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 and Prashanti Iyengar at the Iyengar yoga Institute in Pune, India and with Firooza Ali, Jawahar Banguera, Birjoo Mehta, Zubin, Margaret Austin and Christian Pisano. 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. Originally from Colombia, has been living in Dublin with her family for the last 20 years. She started her yoga practice in the late 80’s while living in France.
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.
Aisling Conn has been practicing yoga for close to 20 years and is a qualified Yoga and Pilates teacher since 2010. She holds the highest qualification mark in yoga, an ERYT500 Alliance Certification. She’s been teaching yoga full time since completing her 200-hour training at the YogaRoom in 2010 and subsequent 500-hour training. She’s also a Certfied Mat1&2 Pilates Teacher, having trained with Sarah MacLachlan in Pilates Performance Ireland. Aisling is a lead trainer on the 200 and 500-hour teacher trainings at the YogaRoom. Her 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.
Cara is a friendly and down to earth teacher, who takes a gentle Hatha approach to practice, thereby making yoga accessible to all ages and abilities. Her classes encourage the integration of body, mind and spirit, creating alignment within the body through physical practice (asana) and focusing upon breathwork (pranayama) to harmonise the free flow of energy. She is a 500hr qualified Yoga instructor (including Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yoga & Mindfulness). Additionally, she has trained in Integrative Restoration (iRest) style Yoga Nidra, with Dr. Richard Miller, which specialises in deep relaxation and meditation, which can be useful for healing, coping with stress and resolving trauma. The purpose of practice is not only to promote physical wellbeing but to help develop awareness, focus the mind and cultivate resilience.
Gail has been practising yoga for over 20 years. She is passionate about yoga as a tool for physical strength and flexibility, keeping the body vibrant, toned and healthy. Integral to her yoga practice is also her deep commitment to meditation which she believes when combined with a regular asana practice brings a sense of inner peace, harmony and balance to everyday life.
Aoife has practiced yoga for over 15 years and is qualified at the 500RYT teaching level with Yoga Alliance. Having personally experienced the power of yoga and meditation following a horse-riding accident she understands how mobility, breath and body alignment can support people in everyday movement and in the sports they love. Yoga became a steady, calming contrast to an often-stressful executive working life, and she began teaching in 2015. Aoife is an ICF certified Executive/Life coach and incorporates movement and yoga in her coaching practice as a more holistic way to support well-being and greater body awareness for clients. She is trained in Restorative Yoga and Yoga & Mindfulness, is an avid cyclist, tennis player and loves how the practice of yoga gives the body greater freedom and resilience to keep moving. She is a certified Equine Coach (2015) and has introduced voice work to explore sound healing within the body having studied classical voice in the RIAM. Her practice is a mix of Ashtanga, Hatha yoga and Anusara.
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.
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.
Mari is a teacher, yogi, leadership consultant, Integral facilitator, coach, mentor and entrepreneur. She also shape shifts as a change maker, inquirer, and wisdom holder. Mari’s yoga classes weaves her experience of ancient wisdom practices mindfulness, self-compassion, embodiment and the Celtic Wheel with contemporary developmental psychology, neuroscience and Integral spirituality.
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 YogaWorks Soho to complete a 300-hour teacher training and completed specialist training in children’s and pre-natal yoga at Karma Kids yoga New York. 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!
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 ERYT500-hour level. She is a Lead Trainer on the 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training programmes at The YogaRoom.
While working in the corporate world Ariane discovered her love of yoga. After practicing for 10 years she made a life change to become a yoga teacher and a mom. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks in the Yoga Room in 2010 and in the same year qualified as a pre-natal yoga teacher with Yoga Therapy Ireland. Since then she’s been teaching vinyasa and hatha style classes as well as Pre- and Post-natal yoga classes, both in studios and on a private basis. In 2017, Ariane obtained her certification with Silver Age Yoga (Organization based in California), in order to teach Yoga for Seniors. With a gymnastics and diving background, she emphasizes the importance of building body awareness, and creating a fluid connection between body, mind and heart. She truly believes that through yoga we can experience and express our self in a whole and integral way.