Pam’s classes cultivate the connection between physical movement and breath, encouraging a meditative practice. Students often comment on how limbered, refreshed and relaxed they feel after class. Many have succeeded in using relaxation techniques learned in class to restore and recharge themselves in their daily lives.
Typically, a hatha yoga class begins with a warm up; sun salutations which is a flowing sequence of movements coordinated with the breath; and Asanas (postures) which develop balance, strength, and flexibility. A closing relaxation allows the body and mind to absorb the work done.
Pam qualified to teach hatha yoga in 2000 and has taught children, teens and adults at all levels.
“Be softer with you, you are a breathing thing, and a home to a life”
As I teach I play with ways to inspire my students to live joyful and meaningful lives. My career started with a qualification in Hospitality Management, which gave me a wonderful opportunity to explore the world. My love of people then drew me into the area of Human Resources. I first qualified in that field, and later complimented my skills with a law degree and a qualification in mediation.
Supporting people in their working life fitted well with my own yoga practice at the time. My mother was a yoga teacher, and it was only as a young woman in my twenties I realised how much yoga brings balance to our lives, and was inspired to follow her path.
Over the last ten years I have completed the 200 & 500 EYT hour teaching training courses with a post graduate in Yoga Therapy. I believe the world of work and the world of soul are one, and now lead classes in various irish studios and in the corporate world. I offer individual sessions, combining the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda and teach retreats both at home and abroad.
I love combining teaching and working as a HR advisor, offering guidance to small businesses with a passion for bringing wellness and recreation to people’s lives. My teaching is a blend of classical Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa, and is influenced by Ayurvedic principles. Classes are sequenced to engage students fully, in a challenging, compassionate and mindful way; while not losing sight of the fact that the mat is also a place for play!
Johnny Walshe - Wilderness
Johnny is the founder and head instructor of Living Wilderness Bushcraft School. A qualified NCFE bushcraft instructor, Johnny has also trained as an herbalist for four year under Gina McGarry, has been an artist and craft worker for more than 20 years and has worked seasonally in traditional woodland maintenance for 16 years.
Sheana Keane - Mindfulness
With an MSC in Mindfulness Psychology, Sheana has been practicing meditation for over 12 years, a survival tactic at the time to cope with a hectic television career, young children and a stressed out mind. Now many years later, she is a mindfulness psychologist, researcher and teacher and is deeply passionate about sharing science’s extraordinary insights into the human mind, well-being and stress resilience. Addicted to ‘things that make sense’, her workshops are a combination of experiential meditation practice and the eye opening science. Sheana also facilitates personal development programs in a number of large national and international organisations and runs a private practice teaching Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). In research Sheana is embarking on a doctorate program examining the impact of mindfulness interventions on real time stress arousal. Sheana’s runs a small number of meditation retreats each year for those who wish to experience a sense of space and calm while exploring mindfulness practice. Sheana is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Network of Ireland and abides by their code of ethics including maintaining a regular personal practice, attending retreats and receiving teaching supervision. http://www.sheanakeane.com/