Yoga 1-2


This class is taught by:

Michele Van Valey

'Build strength. Manage pain. Feel invigorated. Breathe. Reduce stress. Relax deeply.' 

Experienced and accessible, Michele draws on 15 years of study in a number of disciplines, delivering Yoga and Pilates classes and private sessions that range from restorative and therapeutic to powerful and energetic depending on the needs of the individuals in attendance. Her yoga travels have taken her from Satyananda’s Rikhiapeeth in Bihar to Patthabi Jois and the Ashtanga tradition in Mysore. Currently, Michele is working toward a Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Interventions at UCD and delivers mindfulness classes to students in secondary schools.

Michele works throughout the South Dublin area and is available for private sessions with individuals and groups in several locations or in your home or office. Her clients include Royal College of Surgeons, Terenure College and The High School. www.bodyworks.ie

 
 

Caroline Downey

Caroline is an IYA 200 hours certified teacher. She completed her teacher training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Dave Curtis in November 2007 in Dublin. She has also trained in gentle Yin Yoga with Sara Powers in London. Caroline teaches a Vinyasa Flow style class with emphasis on correct alignment for individual bodies. She believes that yoga should always be enjoyable and fun and that we listen to our bodies and practice yoga and living with mindfulness and joy. Caroline is also qualified to teach Pregnancy Yoga, she completed her training in The Elbow Room, Dublin in 2008 and thoroughly enjoys helping women through the various stages of their pregnancy.

Jess Oatway

 
Yogajess's journey was born out of work related stress and back pain! She was working in a stressful job and noticed that after sitting at her desk for 3 to 4 hours without moving, her back would really start to hurt. So she found a Vinyasa yoga class near to her work and started going…(religiously) ….every Monday. She was hooked!
 
She started to REALLY get stressed in work which was taking over in her downtime as well and noticed that during yoga practice her concentration and breathing were so focused and calm she would forget about work and her mind felt peaceful and spacious. The anxious feeling disappeared.
 
Jess decided she wanted to learn more about the practice, have it as part of her everyday life and to introduce other people to yoga. She trained to become a teacher and completed her YTT 200hrs under the tutelage of Sibylle Dalmain and Naomi Sturdy at Yoga Dublin.
 
She soon realised that while a lot of people knew about yoga and wanted to try it, there was a feeling of fear and intimidation to go to the first classes. Her goal is to take those fears away. You can expect to be pushed and to have a sense of achievement in Jess's class, feel calm and relaxed but still have fun and a laugh. At the end of the day, we all need to stretch, strengthen, laugh and bring a bit of zen into our hectic lives.
 

Olwyn Kearns

Olwyn discovered Yoga in 1997 the first class she ever took was a Rocket Yoga class at It’s Yoga in San Francisco with Larry Schultz they were still calling the class Ashtanga Vinyasa at the time. Although finding herself in an advanced class meant falling over even in basic standing poses she knew she had found what she was looking for.
Years of traveling the world followed; finding the best classes she could, she finally settled on a teacher training in India in 2004. The opportunity to live for a month in an Ashram was too tempting and so worthwhile. Moving on from there she continued her studies in New York with Shiva Rea, more at Jivamukti, back to India again and again and continued to emerge herself in many styles from Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Shadow, Anusara until now 20+ years later offering a style that brings out the best in all she has learnt. She still sees herself and probably always will as a student first. The seat of the teacher is not something she ever does or ever will take for granted.

Classes are always strong but safe encouraging students to bring out the best of themselves.

Apple Yu

 
Apple was in search of a practice that would help relieve her bad back pain, after trying a few different things she found that yoga was the best solution. Ever since discovering yoga, she became addicted!

Her hobby grew into a passion and now after years of regular practice, she decided to turn her love into a profession and become a yoga teacher. She has successfully completed 200 hours training with Dave Curtis, and is certified as a Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher.
 
Apple has recently started practicing shadow yoga with Dave Curtis and Karen Watson, she is hoping that her own practice will in turn both fresh and challenging aspects into her classes.

Phoebe H Higson

Phoebe was first introduced to yoga in 2012 whilst training at The Oxford School of Drama. It was a vital tool for connecting mind and body at the start of each day and she really felt the difference on the days I didn't practise. She was hooked after that, and yoga become a huge part of her life, changing and guiding her towards being my happiest, healthiest self, both mentally and physically. I knew this was going to be a lifelong love and as a natural teacher, the step towards taking her teacher training was an inevitable one, even though it took a lot of courage to get my there. She trained in Frog and Lotus Vinyasa Flow, which is creative, with a strong emphasis on breathwork, alignment and adjustments, all of which she has developed into her own teaching.

 

Suki Gray

Suki attended her first Ashtanga yoga class in 2000. Initially drawn by the physical practice, she quickly realised there was much more to the practice of yoga and so her journey began.
In recent years Suki was inspired by Vinyasa Flow Yoga and in 2009 she completed her teacher training with David Curtis. In 2011 Suki completed her Level 2 Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training again with David Curtis.
Suki is so grateful to be able to attend regular workshops with national and international senior teachers and participated in a series of certified workshops with Marie Quail in 2013. Suki is a qualified prenatal teacher (Yoga Alliance Certified) and is also a qualified Indian Head Massage Therapist.
Suki’s classes are flowing, focusing on attention to alignment, integration of breath and cultivation of awareness. She likes to create a supportive environment where students are encouraged to work at their own personal level while being challenged in a safe environment. Along with her group classes, Suki also holds corporate classes and individual classes.
Suki is a busy mum of two wonderful children and understands that sometimes, life can move at a hectic pace. Her aim is to share the experience of practising yoga and demonstrate that through our practice we can learn to inspire ourselves, while developing and maintaining and an inner calm which we can translate into our daily lives.
Suki wishes you well on your yoga journey and hopes to meet you on the mat soon.

 

Level 1-2 classes are for those with some experience of yoga – intermediate and more challenging poses are introduced but variations and modifications will be offered. If you are looking to move beyond your level 1 class, this is for you!

Prices:
Single Class €16
Included in Unlimited Class Passes/ Class Packs
http://yogadublin.com/class-prices


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue 21 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 22 Aug 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Alex O'Brien
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 23 Aug 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Caroline Downey
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 23 Aug 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jess Oatway
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 25 Aug 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Olwyn Kearns
    at Dundrum
  • Tue 28 Aug 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 29 Aug 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Alex O'Brien
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 30 Aug 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Caroline Downey
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 30 Aug 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jess Oatway
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 01 Sep 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Apple Yu
    at Dundrum
  • Tue 04 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 05 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Phoebe H Higson
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 06 Sep 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Caroline Downey
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 06 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Suki Gray
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 08 Sep 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Apple Yu
    at Dundrum
  • Tue 11 Sep 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 12 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Phoebe H Higson
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 13 Sep 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Caroline Downey
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 13 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Suki Gray
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 15 Sep 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Apple Yu
    at Dundrum


 


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