After 10 years of practice and 3 years of training, I became a full time yoga teacher. I moved to Oslo in 2014 from my native Ireland and have been working full time as a yoga teacher in Oslo from 2017.
My yoga practice allows me to balance the physical, mental, and emotional demands of daily life. I work daily to build discipline in my mind, allowing me to meet any situation with less judgement and greater appreciation of the reality of things. This awareness is most important when I step onto my mat, close my eyes, and take stock of the quality of my body, breath, and mind. I decide what I need to do to nourish my body. My practice is constantly informed by observing my reactions to movement and stillness. It is this mindful awareness which comes with me off the mat and increases the quality of my lived experience.
MY YOGA PHILOSOPHY
In any situation I ask myself, how can I be more kind to myself and to the others who are with me in this moment? When all else is stripped away, a simple but powerful mantra remains: be kind. Yoga practice is a daily opportunity to meet myself and ask that one powerful question: can I be kind to the me that stands here today? Can I become fully intimate with my own limits and fully inhabit the space of me?
My goal is to empower others to take control of their own lived experience. I aim to guide my students in learning to be sensitive to what their body needs and discover ways to nourish themselves. I believe in taking time to settle and become aware of where and how you are when you step onto the mat for your yoga practice and using this assessment to inform your own personal movement.
"Befriending the body, befriending the self" intensive with Donna Farhi (2018)
65hr Pre- and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bliss Baby Yoga (2018)
200hr RYT studying under Dave Curtis, Vinyasa Flow Yoga Ireland (2014-2016)