Dear Parents and Friends,
This is my story and journey to becoming a Yoga teacher and setting up Yoga with Tanja.
My daughter was born in 2005 with complex CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) and this was when Holistic Practices & Yoga became integral to myself and my daughter as a way of life.
Siofra and I have been through a rollercoaster and traumas of medical interventions to help heal her heart over the years of her growing up. Yoga and other holistic practices have helped and supported us to live a happy and relatively normal life.
As I myself experienced the benefits of yoga for my mental, emotional and physical health as well as seeing my daughter breathe better, sleep better, connect to her physical body again and healing her hospital traumas through her yoga practice I wanted to share this tool and gift with others, especially children. I started my yoga teacher training journey at the Elbowroom, Dublin, Ireland and was lucky to train with the most amazing yoga teachers Lydia Sasse and Melissa Curtis. On my way of learning and growing I have also been taught and greatly inspired by Nicola Foxe and Katarina Janova. Yoga with Tanja soon came into being.
Since then I have been sharing yoga and wellbeing practices with kids, additional needs kids, teens and families nationally and internationally in studios, communities, Montessori preschools, primary & secondary schools, kids camps, libraries, at festivals and in independent classes.
Deciding to take my work further I was lucky to train with the amazing Joe Manual for therapeutic Yoga for children with additional needs and then started to work with children on a one to one basis.
Other wellbeing practices that I take special interest and that I have trained in include mindfulness practices and meditation after the Plumvillage Tradition (Zen Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hahn), Reiki on a Master-Teacher Level, Integral Sound Healing and Sound Massage after the Peter Hess Method.
Yoga trainings I have qualified in include Yoga Foundation training with Yoga Therapy Ireland, Yoga Teacher Training at YogaRoom Dublin, Kids yoga teacher training & yoga for special needs kids training at the Elbowroom and Yoga as a therapeutic intervention for children with special needs with Jo Manual as well as the Sound Yoga Training with Emily Hess in Germany. Inspired by my baby daughters’ birth and pregancy with her, I have recently completed a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Melissa Curtis at the Elbowroom, Dublin and am looking forward to teaching soon.
It is such a joy to me to share the gift of yoga and wellbeing practices with children, to see them benefit and use these tools to help themselves in all the challenges of life and be happy and balanced.
I am looking forward to seeing you and your precious ones to share yoga with you. If you have any questions about any classes, workshops or private classes please get in touch.