Perpetua Fitness, 9 Hanover Street East, Dublin, D2, IE
Christine was initially exposed to yoga school and used the practice to develop muscle stability and flexibility as a counter balance to her intense swimming and running activities. In 2012, Christine deepened her yoga practice through various forms of yoga, developing an appreciation for the non-physical aspects of yoga including mindfulness, relaxation, acceptance, community, and healthy eating habits. Christine completed her 200-hour teacher-training program in Baptiste yoga at Lyons Den Power Yoga in NYC in 2015. She has been teaching since and looks forward to sharing her love of yoga at HotPod Yoga Dublin through her athletic, fun, and inclusive class.
Maura is driven by a passion to help others find the joy and benefits from yoga that she herself found. Her classes are full of energy, positivity and humour to a backdrop of great music. Maura’s central belief about yoga is that it’s for everyone – and everyone’s body is different. Her classes are dynamic, fluid, movement intensive practice. Her anatomical knowledge allows her to adjust students individually and give alternative asana options for a wide range of abilities.
Julie uses her background in dance and gymnastics to bring an element of fun into all of her classes. She helps people realise the multiple benefits yoga can bring you, both on and off the mat. Julie’s classes are designed to teach every student how their own body should feel in every pose.
Derek’s yoga practice has its roots firmly planted in over a decade of practice, his work in Pilates and rehabilitation, and his personal journey through ballet. Derek understands how integral yoga is to our everyday experience and encourages his students to always build on what they are learning in the Pod. When you attend one of his classes, he will help you to improve your practise in a way that is comfortable for you whilst exploring your own limits in a hot, fun, and challenging way.
Niamh’s journey to yoga stems from a long running background in theatrical performance and physical movement practices. Whilst studying philosophy in Trinity College Dublin, she also completed her 200 HR Vinyasa Teacher Training and now seeks to encourage a combination of the powerful meditative aspects of yoga practice and theory with the fluid movement of dance to cultivate a strong awareness of how the physical body works in harmony with the mind.
I stumbled across yoga for the first time while travelling a few years ago, and I remember leaving the class feeling totally recharged. Yoga has allowed me to move and strengthen my body in a way that I enjoy more than any other movement…I’ll get out of bed for a 7am yoga class but never for a run! The focus on both body and mind is what I love most about the practice, so I always teach with an emphasis on calming the mind and slowing the breath. Expect to leave my classes feeling calm and energised!
I first wandered into a yoga class in 2010, feeling stiff and somewhat sceptical, I was surprised at how accessible the class was, even for someone like me who couldn’t touch their toes let alone hold a downward dog! After a few months of classes I really started to notice a difference in my strength and flexibility. I also found my head felt clearer after each class and kept me going back. In 2015, I decided to go a step further and completed my 250hr teacher training. Physical yoga practice is equally about building strength, balance and flexibility and I love to teach a range of styles that reflect these principles while also working with the breath for a sense of calm and well being.
Sherry’s approach to yoga is to incorporate a dynamic, grounded and nurturing style of teaching. Her practice focuses on building strength and flexibility whilst creating a meditative flow through asana with emphasis on breath and alignment.
Sherry teaches from the heart within a warm and compassionate space sharing her personal experience and passion for movement and mindfulness.