My initial interest in Yoga began in 1979, during my first pregnancy. In 1987 I began to practise more regularly and at this time began to attend weekend residential Yoga courses.

From 1992-1994 I undertook training in Contemporary Yoga with Charlie Stevens in Cork.

From 1994-1998 I studied with The British Wheel of Yoga and qualified as a Teacher.

In 1997 whilst struggling to make Yoga more accessible to many of the people who came to my classes, I came across the Viniyoga approach. Here was an approach which specialised in applying Yoga to the individual.

This led me to undertaking the following training in the Viniyoga approach:

1997-1998 Introductory Course, Viniyoga, Fiona Ashton UK

1998-1999 Foundation Course, Viniyoga, Paul Harvey, Centre for Yoga Studies,UK

2000-2004 Practioner Training programme, Paul Harvey, Centre for Yoga Studies (cYs)

This training focused on the teaching and therapeutic application of Yoga for groups and individuals.

From 1997 to 2004 I had numerous and continuous individual lessons with Hanne Gillespie at Clonlea Yoga studios, Dublin.

From 1997-2008 I attended Annual 7 day Residential Summer school programmes, taught by Paul Harvey.

In 2005 I participated in a further study training programme at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, India.

Currently I am undertaking a 2 year post graduate course of studies along with a group of senior Yoga teachers from Ireland and the U.K. We are studying with Danish teacher, Peter Hersnack in France and England.

My teaching approach is referred to as Viniyoga. This approach has evolved from the teaching of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, and in the true spirit of the approach it continues to evolve.

(for more information go to approach).

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