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.
Fiona HynesFiona started Hatha yoga in 1998 after the birth of her 2nd child. In 2002 she was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga. This disciplined style of Yoga really resonated with her and so began the journey to learn more.Having attended workshops by visiting teachers Kino MacGregor and Paul Dalligan, she was inspired to begin her Teacher Training in Dublin which she completed in 2006 and began teaching yoga fulltime in Galway.Fiona continued to practice daily and travelled to Kino’s workshops and completed further studies with David Swenson in London completing adjustment teacher training in 2009. She spent 2012 in California attending daily mysore practice under the guidance of Anne Finstad. While in California she attended intensive workshops with Senior Ashtanga teachers such as Tim Miller, Chuck Miller, Dominic Corigliani, David Roche. She also had the privilege of meeting and attending a week long workshop with Sharath grandson of Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga. Since returning to Galway in September 2012 Fiona is committed to teaching this powerful transformational and healing practice.
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.
Rado, originally from Slovakia and living in Galway for 11 years, has been practicing yoga since 2010, following years of many different sports and sporting injuries. At first he loved the more physical side of the practice: stretching, breath control, balancing and increased core strength; but soon began to notice the benefits on the more subtle level as well: improved concentration, calmness and higher self-esteem to mention a few.
Rado’s teaching is influenced by his experience in India studying yoga with AG Mohan and his family and later with Ganesh Mohan in Bali, completing the Yoga for Svastha: Personal wellbeing and training program. He is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher.
His passion for Yoga enables him to teach this old, but very effective practice of self-care, to everyone interested in healing and strengthening of the body and the mind. Rado, like his teachers, believes, that Yoga is an essential tool, which if used correctly, can help us to improve and maintain our overall health.