Grace has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and is qualified in Pilates Mat Level 1.
She competes regularly in the High jump on the National and International circuit. Grace was introduced to Pilates when diagnosed with a back injury from sports. This she knew she had to change something about her lifestyle and bring in more to her own training. This is when she attempted a Pilates class and miracles happened!
Graces classes focuses on the mind-muscle connection, recruiting the necessary muscles and maintaining good form throughout the classes.
Graces focus in Pilates in sport and has a range of athlete clients including horses riders, golfers, GAA and Rugby players.
Sandra is a member of the Reiki Federation of Ireland and a certified Reiki Practitioner and Teacher. Sandra is also a certified Angelic Core Healer.
To learn more about her story and the healing services that Sandra offers, log onto her website or call to discuss your needs.
Phone: 087 9966772
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Caragh Egan has been teaching yoga since 2003. Having initially qualified as a teacher through the Yoga Therapy and Training Centre in Belfast, she has gone on to complete Donna Farhi's advanced teacher training, the Sivananda teacher training intensive in Kerala. In 2008 she studied with Shiva Rea and it is this that inspires her hatha flow classes.
Caragh qualified as a prenatal yoga teacher in 2004, completing the Birthlight diploma in perinatal teaching. In 2007, she further increased her knowledge of prenatal yoga by completing the Elbow Room perinatal yoga teacher training program.
In her yoga practice she likes to explore a variety of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative. She has a particular interest in anatomy and the interconnection between the physical self and mind. She offers a nurturing and safe space where students are encouraged to develop an awareness of this connection. Her teaching style is open and friendly, making yoga accessible to everyone. Her classes include asanas (practice of postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation).
I first discovered Yoga in Australia in the year 2000 and though I had always engaged in physical exercise, I knew straight away that this was something different – something more than just physical movements. The connection I felt between body, mind & spirit was exactly what I had been searching for and it brought me home to myself. Since then, Yoga has had a profound influence on my life and I look for Yoga (Union of Body, Mind and Breath) everywhere – both on and off the mat.
Over the past fourteen years, I have practised a number of different styles of Yoga from classical Hatha to Iyengar and Astanga. Most recently, I have been exploring the world of Somatic Movement and in my own practice I find that gentle Somatic movements preceding Asanas (Yoga postures) allow for greater release of tension in the body.
Following a 500-hour Yoga Alliance-certified training over a two-year period from 2010 to 2012, I received my teaching qualification from Yoga Therapy Ireland (www.yogatherapyireland.com) where one of the core beliefs is that Yoga is for everyone, whatever their age or physical ability. This is something in which I whole-heartedly believe. I have seen the many benefits of Yoga practice in all aspects of life (physical, mental & spiritual) and this inspires me, both in my own practice and in my teaching. After my primary teacher training, I undertook an additional training with Yoga Therapy Ireland in 2013 and gained my certification to teach Yoga for Pregnancy.
I recently completed a 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training Course with Lisa Petersen (www.living-yoga.ie) and Dave Curtis (www.vinyasayoga.ie), which has served to deepen both my personal practice and my understanding of what it is to teach Yoga. I regularly attend workshops, retreats and classes with internationally respected teachers such as Amy Matthews, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Donna Farhi.
My practice has brought me to many wonderful teachers, each of whom has given me the gift of their knowledge and experience. I enjoy sharing this precious gift with others.