Dee

My name is Dee from Ireland and I have been practicing yoga on and off for about 8 years now.

It started by just dropping into the odd class here and there. However, it wasn’t until the end of 2016 that I took up a more regular consistent practice. I had returned to Ireland following 7 years living and working in Australia. It was a big adjustment. I ended up developing lower back pain. Having attended several Physiotherapy sessions to help relieve the pain, they suggested yoga to strengthen my core and I haven’t looked back since. The physical, mental and emotional benefits were undeniable and I knew I wanted to share this experience with others.

At the time I was working in social care with people with Autism. I undertook my first course in September 2017 which was Yoga and mindfulness to assist people with autism and Adhd, so I could use it within my current role. This kept me satisfied for a few months using mostly mindfulness strategies within the scope of the job. But the more I did yoga the more I wanted to do it.

So I took the leap and set off on a 2 month solo trip to India at the end of January 2018. I obtained my 200 hr training in Mysore, India but didn’t return home as planned. I have been travelling, practicing and teaching ever since. I went to Nepal and taught there as well as obtaining my Reiki Level 2 certificate. I have been to Taiwan, Australia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and now Malaysia; practicing and teaching every chance I get.

India was just the beginning of life long learning as I continue to learn and grow everyday.

Yoga has given me the confidence and ability to do what I always wanted to do travel and see the world. It has helped me live a happier life without fear and anxiety, it has allowed me to love myself and taught me to live in the present moment.

As a teacher I believe that breathing, a good foundation and alignment are important for successful practice. However I also have an understanding that all bodies are different and each individual should listen to their own body. I think yoga is for everyone as it can help us to focus on ourselves and on the present. Which can be difficult in today’s society with so many external demands and inner battles we face on a daily basis. Consistency is key to gain maximum benefits and promote and happy and healthy way of life.

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