Bikram & Baptiste Yoga, Barkan Method
After dabbling into various physical activities, I discovered yoga in 2006 in Manila, my hometown. From my first day of practice, yoga had a deep impact in the way I perceive myself and the world around me. Initially, I did the yoga for its physical benefits but now, I do it for the mental clarity and that sense of inner peace I get after a good practice. It has taught me to be fearless in the face of challenges.
My calling is to share with the world the gift of yoga. In 2008, I completed Bikram Yoga 9-week teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in Acapulco. I have also trained with Jimmy Barkan (levels 1, 2 &3), and Baron Baptiste (Power Vinyasa Yoga).
In 2011, my life dream came true when I opened my own yoga studio in Dublin where I help my students change their life one pose at a time.
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Dublin, IrelandHatha Yoga & Founder of yogandhaSinead Duffy discovered meditation long before Hatha yoga in an ashram in Java, where she spent some months. Following her heart, she went on to study Human Rights and worked in Kenya, Lebanon, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Mozambique. She was living & working in Addis Ababa when she did her first Hatha yoga class. Sinead came home from her first ever yoga class & announced to her brand new husband that she had to move to India. Having waited 8 years to live in the same country, he let her off again and she went to train at Sivananda, Vivekananda, & finally studied Vipasana. She then headed back to Africa to teach yoga (and be a more present wife). She has been teaching Hatha yoga for 10 great years. Ever since Java, herbs in the form of topically applied oils (aromatherapy oils) had been a part of her meditation & naturally, her yoga practice. Her students repeatedly asked her to make a range of yoga oils specifically based on their sankalpa (intention). 3 years of meditation and blending later, Yogandha was born. Gandha is the use of fragrant substances to enhance yoga. Sinead travels to festivals throughout Europe teaching about how to incorporate gandha with practice & self-massage to deepen self-connection.
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Dublin, IrelandVinyasa & Restorative Yoga, Mat Pilates(website coming soon)Dee is a student, teacher and obsessed yogi. She is a certified Hatha/Vinyasa yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga for over 8 years. She completed her 500hrYTT Purna Yoga in Byron Bay, Australia. Dee discovered yoga after struggling for many years with chronic illness and a demanding career in advertising and magazine publishing. Her passion is to teach classes in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition with a focus on breathing and healthy alignment to promote spiritual and physical awareness, oh and to have fun. Dee enjoys teaching both dynamic and restorative classes for a full rounded practice. Finding stillness in breath and movement is the cornerstone of all her classes. She is also a qualified Anti-Gravity yoga & Pilates Mat Level 1&2 teacher.