Eimear was introduced to the practice of yoga age eight. She instantly found a connection to the practice which she cultivated over time culminating in her 200hr Teacher Training in 2011. She furthered her studies in yin with Josh Summers (2014,2015) and Hatha with Donna Farhi (2013), Shiva Rea (2014), Lisa Petersen (2015) and Dave Curtis (2017). She has completed modules on The Elbowroom’s and Lisa Petersen’s advanced teacher training respectively. Throughout her time as a yin teacher at The Elbowroom Eimear has developed a loyal client base. She welcomes the opportunity to share the benefits of her experience with Yin University participants.
Eimear’s practice of yoga led her to deepen her study of movement, in addition to studies in Pilates and Somatics, she completed her Masters in Dance at the University of Limerick in 2017. She has lectured at 3rd and Postgraduate level to Education students at DCU. She also holds a Masters of Philosophy in Theatre and Performance (2011) from Trinity College Dublin.
Eimear has gained extensive teaching experience in a variety of corporate, educational, dance and community-based settings. Studio-wise she has taught at The Elbowroom, Samadhi, Yoga Dublin, Little Bird and The Yoga Lounge. In 2018 she is delighted to be adding Yogahub to her teaching schedule. She is an advocate for yoga for children and the integration of yoga into the primary school curriculum.
She has educated primary school teachers on the use of yoga in the primary classroom. Through this training she aims to empower individuals to translate knowledge and skills acquired through personal practice into a teaching portfolio that adheres to best practice and enriches their student’s experience of yin yoga.
Grace discovered yoga when she was living in Paris after university and soon knew it would be a lifelong love affair. A student first, she has been practising for the last 11 years and considers continual learning one of the cornerstones of her teaching and practice.
She first trained as a Bikram Yoga teacher in California in 2013, leaving the classroom to spend three years travelling, and teaching yoga full-time in the southern hemisphere. She found yin yoga in Auckland early in 2014 and completed Yin Yoga (2015) and Yin/Yang Yoga Therapy (2017) trainings with Mysan Sidbo (assistant to Paul Grilley in Australia) in Bali, Insight Yoga training with Sarah Powers in Sydney (2015), and Yin Mindfulness training with Josh Summers (2016) in Dublin.
Grace’s yin yoga teaching stems from a strong awareness of anatomical singularities and meridian theory. Her interest in transpersonal therapy and practice of vipassana meditation provide her with much material to draw from for inspiration. Her classes are challenging and transformative, with compassion and humour always present and ambiance-enhancing music playlists an added treat.
To date, Grace has completed close to 1000 hours of training with some of the leading teachers in the yin yoga world, and has taught at over forty yoga studios across eight countries. Grace is also a secondary school teacher of French and Music and a mentor for newly qualified teachers. She is passionate about finding a place for yoga and meditation within the mainstream education system. She is thrilled to be merging her passion for ongoing personal and professional development in the education sphere with her yin yoga teacher trainer and mentor hats.
Eimear and Grace are the only two Dublin-based yin yoga teachers endorsed by Bernie Clark,
acclaimed author of ‘The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga’.
Together they bring a wealth of experience, wisdom, and knowledge, which they share through their offerings.