Saoirse’s Bio: Mindful-Dynamic-Play
Saoirse’s diverse practice has evolved over the last 20 years with experience in a wide range of Yogic disciplines including: Hatha, Anusara, Yin, Mindfulness, Myofascial Release, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Restoratives and Acroyoga. Her approach is mindful with alignment-based practice for health and wellbeing of the individual. Her personal experience in pranayama (breath control) and meditation has molded her approach which seeks to harmonize and regulate bodily systems to support the needs of the individual. Her strong and dynamic Hatha Flow classes use intelligent sequencing, are injected with a sense of play and are accessible to any level of student in search of a physical challenge. Yin and Restorative practices seek to heal the body from the inside utilising the meridians, to soothe and down-regulate the nervous system and awaken interoception in each student through mindfulness of the body and breath. She uses self-massage with therapeutic yoga balls for myofascial release in her Rollease and Restore offerings.
Saoirse has a particular interest in the biochemical feedback of yogic practices and how we can use this to maximize our potential and FEEL BETTER. This is evident in her classes and workshops which often entail a unique fusion of breath-work, Yin, Restoratives and Yoga Nidra (Sleep Yoga). Saoirse also provides tuition in Hatha style yoga, particularly suited to beginners and anyone in mind of a slower-paced practice.
Saoirse is a highly experienced Kids Yoga teacher and her natural exuberance and sense of fun provides an enjoyable environment for kids from the age of three, families and teens. Her Kids Yoga classes include movement, breath work, meditation/ mindfulness practice and relaxation. Her experience has produced her first Kids Yoga book: Granuaile, available here online and in bookshops.
Saoirse is currently a Kids Yoga Teacher and Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She has been teaching since early 2013 and completed her Advanced 500 hour teacher training in Ardnahoo Yoga School, Mullagh, Dromahair, Leitrim in September 2016. Teachers with whom Saoirse has studied include Noeleen Tyrell, Jaye Martin, Jayendra Hanley, Noah Maze (the Maze Method), Kathryn Budig and Sarah Lo of Insight Yoga (Yin), Josh Summers (Summers school of Yin Yoga), Deirdre O'Connor (Deep Sleep Clinic), Niamh Daly (Yinstinct Yoga) and Rachel Land of Tiffany Cruikshank's Yoga Medicine.