Eilis started yoga over 10 years ago with a beginner’s course in Ashtanga Yoga. Although the course was tough she was smitten by the flow of movement. Initially concerned more with getting into a pose - reaping the benefits from each pose took time. Currently her daily practice is a mix of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow.
Over the years Eilis has explored her love of yoga and has completed a number of training courses. The most influential were: David Swenson - Primary Series Teacher Training London; Paul Dallagan – yoga retreat Koh Samui, Thailand; Sharath Rangaswamy- mysore practice Goa, India; Ajay Kumar – mysore practice Mysore, India; BNS Iyengar – pranayama Mysore, India, and Prem Carlisi & Heather Duplex - mysore practice Ubud, Bali. She completed her teacher training in 2008 at the Green Lotus Yoga School.
As a teacher Eilis aims to enable students to: work energetically with their breath; become aware of their physical limitations and possibilities; enjoy practicing yoga and the many benefits from it.
Lisa, originally from West Cork, works as a Senior Occupational Therapist with adults and children. Living in Galway since 2010, Lisa has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Keen to learn more about the philosophy and practice of yoga she participated in the Irish Yoga Association Deepening The Practice here at An Seomra Yoga. She is passionate about yoga and considers it meaningful occupation which contributes to positive mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Lisa initially taught yoga to children following Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2012, she then went on to complete a 200hour foundation level Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Room, Dublin in 2014. Believing that we are all students she is committed to lifelong learning and development and recognising the vastness of Yoga as well as the human body & mind! She continues to learn through her own practice, sharing and learning from students and is attending an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in 2015.
Lisa is intuitive and organic in her teaching style, blending her Occupational Therapy experience into her classes in being observant and responsive to the needs of individuals within the class. Passionate about sharing the message that Yoga is accessible & beneficial to people of all ages and abilities she creates a warm, safe and friendly class environment and loves the bright welcoming space here at An Seomra Yoga.
Ashtanga was the building blocks and my route into yoga but it’s a Vinyasa flow that drives my practice and my teachings. I love the freedom that Vinyasa provides, allowing for intuitive sequences and creative transitions, in turn providing greater scope for all ages and abilities. Physiotherapy alignment principles developed by Simon Borg Oliver and Bianca Machliss form the basis of how I teach students to safely and intelligently create strength and grace in their physical practice and enable greater clarity, concentration and focus in their minds. I committed fully to my yoga practice in 2006 and graduated from The Yoga Shala Teacher Training Programme in 2012.
Yoga provides me with tools for my personal and communal growth and the more I become immersed in my practice, not only am I aware of my physical body becoming stronger and more flexible but it’s the noticeable changes in my mental and emotional wellbeing that really affect the very core of my daily life.