Meet The Team
Chris believes that it is possible to build an awareness of our bodies and what they need through the practice of yoga. As well as teaching yoga, Chris is a registered physical therapist and a massage therapist. This allows him to enhance his yoga teachings through an extensive knowledge of the human anatomy and a strong passion for helping others.
Chris’s classes will take you through various techniques such as Pranayama (breath work) and meditation to calm and clear the mind, as well as various Asanas (poses) to strengthen and energise the body. He offers a variety of yoga styles, from an energetic Hatha/Vinyassa flow, to a deeply restorative Yin class. Chris’s yoga classes are designed to strengthen the physical body while also providing relief to mental and emotional blockages.
For the past five years Chris has spent time in India, Sri Lanka, and Australia developing his yoga teaching skills as well as practicing physical therapy and massage. This has provided him with the extensive knowledge and experience which he brings to all his classes.
"I have a strong passion for helping others to improve their health and wellbeing. Yoga has personally allowed me to maintain my active lifestyle and with the combination of my physical therapy and yoga I have found it the perfect tool in guiding others to a more fulfilling life, not just physically but also mentally and spiritually".
Jess's journey was born out of work related stress and back pain! She was working in a stressful job and noticed that after sitting at her desk for 3 to 4 hours without moving, her back would really start to hurt. So she found a Vinyasa yoga class near to her work and started going…(religiously) ….every Monday. She was hooked!
She then started to REALLY stressed in work which was taking over in her downtime as well and noticed that during yoga practice her concentration and breathing were so focused and calm she would forget about work and her mind felt peaceful and spacious. The anxious feeling disappeared.
Jess decided she wanted to learn more about the practice, have it as part of her everyday life and to introduce other people to yoga. She trained to become a teacher in 2016 under the tutelage of Sibylle Dallmann and Naomi Sturdy at Yoga Dublin. Jess has since travelled to Sri Lanka and Bali to further her own trainings, practicing with international teachers such as Paul Toedo and Evy Ferraro.
She soon realised that while a lot of people knew about yoga and wanted to try it, there was a feeling of fear and intimidation to go to the first classes. Her goal is to take those fears away. You can expect to be pushed and to have a sense of achievement in Jess's class, feel calm and relaxed but still have fun and a laugh. At the end of the day, we all need to stretch, strengthen, laugh and bring a bit of zen into our hectic lives.