Breathers

Have a look at some of the brilliant people we have lined up for you. For a full list click on classes, lectures etc…

Classes

Greg Walsh

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    • Owner of Samadhi Yoga Studios and Breathe co-founder, Iyengar yoga teacher and long term yoga junkie.

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      Greg Walsh has been teaching yoga since 1999. He is Iyengar Junior Intermediate 2 trained, and ERYT500 accredited with Yoga Alliance, the highest certification that international body Yoga Alliance gives. Greg owns Samadhi Yoga Studios, with branches in Dublin’s Temple Bar and Drogheda. Samadhi is nationally recognised for its high standard of yoga classes and its teacher training. Samadhi has been open for 7 years, and previous to that Greg ran Prana Yoga Centre. Greg has been active at the heart of the yoga scene for many years, and is delighted to be involved in Breathe!

Deirdre Murphy

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      • Deirdre has been teaching yoga since 2001.

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        Deirdre started doing Acrobatic Yoga three years ago, finding it a perfect synthesis of her background in dance, circus, yoga and massage. Deirdre is a founding member of the collectively run Fumbally Court Studio, from which she teaches. Acrobatic Yoga mixes Acrobalance with yoga and massage. The classes are challenging and extremely fun!

Dagmar Khan

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    • Dagmar Khan is the leading Integrated Yoga Tune Up® teacher in Europe with over 15 years of experience in Yoga, Pilates, Stress Management and Fitness.

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      Dagmar Khan is sought-after core-expert and specializes in helping people overcome physical roadblocks and rehabilitate from serious injuries, such as spinal problems, knee complications, hip replacements and arthritis.

      She has worked with 1000’s of people and has created successful Yoga Tune Up® programmes for athletic clubs, colleges, university lecturers in sport and medical doctors. She has also created tailored programmes for senior management of corporations.

      Dagmar is founder & director of Yoga Teacher Assistant®, a secure cloud based system specifically tailored for Yoga Teachers & Therapists, helping them to cut down on time spent on their administration and enhance their revenue generation.

      She is a creator of INJURY FREE RUNNING programme for the Solas Run For Life, and her work has been featured on Beat 102 103,Munster Express, WLR FM, Waterford today and Waterford News & Star.

Nikki Cousins

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    • Founder of Ashtanga Ireland, and co-founder of Breathe, Nikki is one of Ireland’s most experienced yoga teachers.

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      Nikki has been teaching yoga in Dublin since 2004. She is a dedicated Ashtanga yoga teacher and practitioner, and her passion for the practice comes from her first-hand experience of its transformative power. She originally trained with Paul Dallaghan in Yoga Thailand, and she continues to study with him every year. She has also trained with many of the top teachers in the world, traveling to different corners of the globe to seek out teachings. Yoga Thailand is where she got her EYRT500 from Yoga Alliance, which is the highest accreditation attainable by the international yoga body. Nikki teaches yoga in Cork city and Dublin and is the primary teacher-trainer on the Samadhi Yoga Teacher Training programme.

David Collins

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    • Founder, and Co-Director with his wife Paula Herbert, of Ashtanga Yoga Dublin, where he teaches Traditional Ashtanga Yoga as a complete system of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

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      David has been teaching Yoga for 20 years, and the last 11 of these have been at his own Shala, Ashtanga Yoga Dublin, in Blackrock, which he runs with his wife Paula.

      Yoga for them is a process of letting go; of illness, of stress, of insecurities and fears; of everything that prevents us from enjoying life to its fullest, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

      They teach each student according to their individual needs, combining asana, pranayama, chants and meditation as the tools with which to develop balance and self-reliance in all aspects of life.

      David and Paula are both authorised by Manju Pattabhi Jois to teach traditional Ashtanga Yoga.

Dee Hughes

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    • Dee is a student, teacher and obsessed yogi.

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      Dee is a certified Hatha/Vinyasa yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga for over 8 years. She completed her 500hrYTT Purna Yoga in Byron Bay, Australia. Dee discovered yoga after struggling for many years with chronic illness and a demanding career in advertising and magazine publishing. Her passion is to teach classes in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition with a focus on breathing and healthy alignment to promote spiritual and physical awareness, oh and to have fun :) Finding stillness in breath and movement is the cornerstone of all her classes. She is also a qualified Anti-Gravity yoga & Pilates teacher.

Paula Mitten

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    • Owner of Durga Yoga and Antenatal.

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      Owner of Durga Yoga and Antenatal, Paula Mitten travels regularly to Spain and London teaching on Frog Lotus Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings and will soon bring them to Ireland.

      Whilst studying fitness and sports psychology I took my first Vinyasa Flow yoga class, I went on to practice many different styles including Ashtanga and Iyengar but eventually came back to Vinyasa Flow. I have trained in Dublin, USA, India and Thailand, studying Advanced Yoga, Pre and Post-Natal Yoga and Anatomy & Physiology. My classes are strong, energetic and fun with a strong focus on correct alignment.

Kanta Barrios

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    • A lifelong yogi, Kanta has released a series of Yoga DVDs.

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      A lifelong yogi, Kanta is certified by the International Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500. She has trained extensively in Anusara, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga and is licensed to teach Anusara Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics.

      The heart of Kanta’s training is 22 years of dedicated practice and study of Siddha Yoga meditation under the guidance of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.

      Kanta was drawn to teach Hatha yoga after she found that her own practice was helping her overcome long-term physical injuries. “Over the years,” she says, “I discovered the power of yoga as a therapy, the way good alignment can heal the body.”

      “In yoga there are some simple principles of alignment to learn. Applying these principles actually protects and heals the body.”

      As a teacher, Kanta is dynamic and sensitive, inspiring and compassionate. Her classes focus on moving with the breath, developing strength, and cultivating awareness.

      Kanta has studied and taught yoga in her homeland of Mexico, in yoga’s homeland of India, in the United States, and around the world.

      She released a series of Yoga DVD’s including international best seller “Yoga Therapy for Back Pain & Stress Relief”, “Yoga for Beginners: for Strength, Flexibility & Relaxation” and “Improve your Yoga Practice, from Basics to Expansion”.

Lou Horgan

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    • Lou Horgan has been teaching yoga for 10years…

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      Lou Horgan has been teaching yoga for 10years and for the past 7 has specialised in yoga for pregnancy.
      Recently Lou completed certification in Womb Yoga, a study of yoga for all the cycles of a womans life.

      Lou is influenced by varying schools of thought which she has woven together and combined with her own unique experience of the world to create her teaching style. Her training began in India with teachers from the Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga traditions. She continued her studies with The Life Centre, London, where she gained certification to teach, as well as registration with the International Yoga Alliance and The British Wheel of Yoga. Lou has been fortunate to have studied with many wonderful teachers worldwide and continues to do so in order to deepen her practice and understanding of this ancient art. Without a doubt her favorite place to teach is on the grass in Dartmouth square.

Ciara Cronin

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    • Owner of The Yoga Room, Merrion Road.

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      Ciara founded the popular yoga studio The YogaRoom in Dublin 4 in 2005 and has been teaching yoga for over ten years. She is the teacher training director of the internationally accredited 200-hour and Advanced Level 500-hour trainings held annually at The YogaRoom. She is qualified at the ERYT500 has studied yoga for over 20 years with Shiva Rea and Richard Freeman among others. She is currently studying for a Masters in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy. Ciara brings her broad experience of meditation and holistic health to her teaching style; her classes are a flowing moving meditation; focusing on attention to form, integration of breath and cultivation of awareness.

Joe Saflund

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    • Long term yogi

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      Joakim started teaching about two years ago. One reason for this was, possibly, that he was ripe. A decade and a half after his introduction to the discipline of yoga practice. Also, after a lifetime spent seeking in one way or another for what might be termed “Peace”.
      It was here all the time.

Mari Kennedy

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    • Personal and Business coaching & facilitation, yoga, movement, meditation

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      Mari Kennedy creates alchemical spaces guiding people back to the wisdom of their hearts and the truth of who they are by transforming all that “appears” to be in the way of living life to its full and highest potential.
      She weaves various practices through her work including yoga, mindfulness, self inquiry, meditation, sound, movement, ancient wisdom, transformational coaching, shadow work and play.
      She has been teaching yoga and meditation for 8 years and currently leads retreats around the country, teaches on the mindfulness course in Oscailt and has a private coaching practice.

Roisin O’Shea

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    • Intermediate Iyengar Instructor

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      Roisin began practising yoga in 2000 and almost immediately she knew it was something she wanted to learn more about. So she was delighted when she was given the opportunity to train as an instructor with Marian Kilburn. Roisin received her Introductory Level II certificate in 2004 and has been teaching since then. While maintaining her own practice, Roisin regularly attends workshops with visiting and senior Irish Iyengar teachers. Roisin now holds an Intermediate Junior Level 2 Teaching Certificate.

Lectures

The Happy Pear

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      • Dave and Steve of The Happy Pear, a thriving shop and whole-food café/restaurant, will give a health talk.

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        Steve and Dave (identical twins, in case you wondered!) started The Happy Pear more than 7 years ago – a natural food market with fruit and veg, dry goods, a juice bar, a wholefood café and restaurant and a superfood farm. They have been giving health talks for the last 4 years and have had hundreds of people through their Happy Heart course. Both are experienced whole-food chefs. They cook regularly on national television in Ireland (RTE & TV3). David is also a nutritionist. They are very passionate about health, having fun and fruit and veg! They both walk their talk. Come hear their talk!

Paula Mitten

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      • Yoga Anatomy with Paula Mitten.

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        Paula Mitten, owner of Durga Yoga Studio in Maynooth, is an expert on anatomy of yoga.

Louise Horgan

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      • Lou Horgan gives a talk on Yoga and Women’s Health

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        Lou’s teaching style is influenced by varying schools of thought which she has woven together and combined with her own unique experience of the world to create louyoga. Lou’s training began in India with teachers from the Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga traditions. She continued her studies with The Life Centre, London, where she gained certification to teach, as well as registration with the International Yoga Alliance and The British Wheel of Yoga. Lou has been fortunate to have studied with many wonderful teachers* and continues to do so in order to deepen her practice and understanding of this ancient art.

        *Including Rod Stryker, John Friend, Clive Sheridan, Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Shiva Rae and Aadil Palkhivala. For pregnancy Yoga, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Judith Crowe.

Market

The Yoga Room

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      • YOGA ROOM is an exclusive Irish stockist of Omgirl, Be Present and Agoy yoga gear.

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        Collections include great fitted cotton leggings, tops, apres yoga wear, buddha print tees, sweatshirts, kids tees and baby gros, silk scented eye pillows and designer yoga mat bags.

Natasha’s Living Food

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      • My name is Natasha Czopor, and I began my own Raw and Living food company because I want to offer beautiful, natural, healthy and delicious food to the world! Come try it out at Breathe!

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        My whole family loves food. My mum and dad brought us up as vegetarians, so we always ate loads of fruit and veg, and not much sugary stuff or dairy. At a party, you will always find my family gathered around the table in the kitchen, pretending to chat to people while scouting out the feast!

        So from childhood, I’ve learned that a healty, vegetarian diet can also be deliciously tempting. I took these lessons with me, and trained to be a Raw chef, before setting up my Raw & Living food company in Ireland.

The Happy Pear

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      • The Happy Pear will bring their unique and wonderfully healthy food to Breathe for the second year running. Yum!!

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        Steve and Dave (identical twins, in case you wondered!) started The Happy Pear more than 7 years ago – a natural food market with fruit and veg, dry goods, a juice bar, a wholefood café and restaurant and a superfood farm. They have been giving health talks for the last 4 years and have had hundreds of people through their Happy Heart course. Both are experienced whole-food chefs. They cook regularly on national television in Ireland (RTE & TV3). David is also a nutritionist. They are very passionate about health, having fun and fruit and veg! They both walk their talk.

Urban Apparel

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      • Urbanapparel is Ireland’s hottest new fitness and yoga apparel store.

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        Born through a love of all things yoga and of all things fashion, it brings stylish brands from around the world to one online clothing site.
        Yoga is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading choices when it comes to exercise, meditation and relaxation. However, there are very little options out there when it comes to looking fashionable in the yoga room. Our brands have been sourced from The UK, Canada and The United States, bringing you not only modern, stylish and trendyful wear, but also bringing you good quality functional apparel.
        Although primarily a yoga site, urbanapparel is also aimed towards lovers of all fitness activities. Our apparel can be worn during pilates, spinning, swimming, surfing, running and all other general athletic practices. We believe that if you look good on the outside you will feel good on the inside, helping you to focus and concentrate. This will lead to overall better practice, whatever your choice of activity may be.

Yogandha

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      • yogandha oils will deepen the benefits of your yoga & bring calm & balance into your day

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        Gandha is sanskrit for fragrance and the fragrant substances – woods, herbs, plants and resins – sandalwood, myrrh, cedarwood, jasmine, etc. that have been filling ashrams and rubbed on the skin for over four thousand years of yoga practice.
        these fragrant ingredients enhance the yogic state, and when used at other times help bring us back to that state.
        the purpose of yoga and meditation is to quieten the busy front part of the brain and connect with the more meditative back brain. all of our 5 senses pass through the front brain – bar one – the sense of smell. it directly accesses the older, more meditative back brain – the part we to try to connect with in yoga. this is why fragrant products have always played a role in yoga and meditation.

Therapies

    Slava M

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        • Slava offers Neuromuscular Therapy, Orthopaedic Sports Massage and Holistic Massage at Breathe.

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          From an early age I’ve had a very keen interest in Complementary Therapies and health-related topics – I grew up in Lithuania, in the family where the father was a T’ai chi ch’uan practitioner (a ‘soft’ Chinese martial art and a powerful holistic health maintaining system), and the mother was a Massage Therapist who was often showing and explaining some massage techniques to me. As a child I used to ‘stroll’ thorough the pages of some books we had in our house – my favourite was ‘The Eastern Reflexotherapy’ since it had the best pictures in it!

          After graduating from school and for the most of my early 20’s I’ve been travelling the world and worked occasionally to supply my travel expenses, but my life-long interest in Oriental martial arts and therapies was driving me back to the idea of going to study and making my hobby into my profession.

          The turning point was in 2006 when I decided to go on to study the Neuromuscular Physical Therapy under the leading Irish expert in the field John Sharkey. The insights into human anatomy and physiology, and dysfunction and pain patterns given to me by John have set me on the path of continuous learning ever since, which concluded in me receiving qualifications in a variety of health-related fields including Sports Therapy, Holistic Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Personal Training, Pilates and Nutrition. Becoming a Massage practitioner has changed my life fundamentally , I’ve met and worked with loads of interesting people from all walks of life and have developed very interesting and fulfilling friendships that guided and ‘moulded’ me into who I am today.

          One of the ‘highlights’ of my career was working with one of the Dublin GAA clubs as a Match Day Therapist and First Aider. Besides a very valuable experience on immediate judgement of situation and quick solution/decision production, it was also….possibly the most fun experience of my Therapist career so far, as the ratio of the laugh per hour of interaction was unreal!

          Health Studies is a life-long process for me (I’m currently in The School of Medicine in Trinity College Dublin), and Massage Therapies are still my life passion and will remain such for a very long time. Being able to relieve pain and provide the solutions for peoples’ ongoing health-related issues I consider the most rewarding aspect of my profession.

    Maria Martinez

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        • Maria offers Holistic, swedish, sports, deep, full body , Indian head, lymphatic, pregnancy and rejuvenation facial at Breathe.

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    Francisco Diaz

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        • Francisco offers Holistic, swedish, sports, deep, full body, hot stone, Indian head, Thai foot massage, pregnancy, lymphatic, reflexology, the dorn method, rejuvenation facial at Breathe.

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