I found myself on my yoga mat for the first time in 2014. I worked in the financial industry after spending thousands on an accountancy education only to realise I hated it. I felt I "should" be in finance and have a 9-5 job with a good pension. Make my parents proud. 

As a Capricorn I am driven in my field and within finance I never felt I belonged. I just knew it.  Deep down even back then my intuition was telling me to go. To get out into the world and work with human beings.

I would come home from work and do yoga or exercise to destress. I had panic attacks & would wake up daily with anxiety (still do but a smaller extent). Exercise & Yoga were my outlet at the time and still are today. Meditation has become a huge part of my life. 

I decided then to make a change. I moved away for a year and completed my Personal Trainer Qualification in Australia in 2016. I wanted to share this gift of stress relief with as many people as I could. 

Being a personal trainer was fun but it lacked depth for me at the time. I couldn't find a deeper connection with the fitness industry and where I felt my heart wanted me to go.

This memory will last forever. The first Friday in February 2017, I lay out my new yoga mat to start my 10 month journey of Yoga Teacher Training with The Yogahub, in Dublin. We sat in a circle with our teacher Casey and connected. And so it began.

Back then I didn't realise the profound impact this would have on my life. How everything would change. For the better. A practice forever & friends for life.

I have been a Yoga Teacher with The Yogahub since early 2018 and continued to teach yoga in the gym.

In 2018 I found Yin Yoga and my teacher Josh Summers. I have trained and study extensively in the practice. What a love affair I have with Yin Yoga!! It opened the door to so much more than the physical practice and I am forever grateful. 

My qualifications so far:

  • 200 hr Vinyasa

  • 270hr Yin Yoga (soon to be 300hr)

  • Certificate in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Level 1 Reiki

  • Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Irish Mindfulness Institute (in progress)

  • 50 hr Menstrual Cycle Awareness facilitator programme with Red Alchemy (in progress)

In December 2019 I moved to Donegal with my Fiancé and have continued to teach yoga here.

Currently my focus has moved to studying meditation with teachers such as Adyashanti. 

My passion is to simply offer solitude. A quiet space to process. Time to reflect and learn tools along the way so you can continue through this human experience with a softer quality of mind. 

I look forward to connecting with you,

Elisa x

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