T. 087 969 4378

Heron’s Wood Carrigaline Co. Cork info@yogazone.ie

 

Trainings & Workshops

Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre Yoga weekend retreats and yoga holidays all year round suitable for complete beginners to advanced. Guided outings in the Burren hills and by the sea and amazing vegetarian food.

Carmel Cronin – Founder (087 969 4378)

Carmel had been practicing Yoga and Meditation ( daily practice of Transcendental Meditation)  for 20 years and teaching  Yoga since 2002. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with the YTTC in 2002 and since went on to a  diploma in Yoga Therapy. She has also done teacher  training with Shiva Rea in Fluid Power- The Vinyasa Wave , and holds certification in Yin Yoga & Meditation from Sarah Powers, Josh Summers and Sebastian Pucelle.

She recently completed training in Relax & Renew R  Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater.  Carmel is also BirthlightTM  trained with Francoise Freedman & Uma Dinsmore Tuli in 2005 to teach Ante-Natal yoga and went on to train in Baby Yoga soon after.

She has also studio Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. She has attended workshops and is influenced  by such greats as Donna Farhi, Howard Napper, Dr Ruth Gilmore, Laurence O Toole, Andrea Ram OM, including  Pranayama  workshops with Swami Pragamurti Saraswati.

Carmel is  also  a Certified Level 1 Yoga Tune Up®  Teacher and Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Practitioner.

She also  holds qualifications in ITEC Level 3  Anatomy & Physiology, YTU Integrated  Embodied Anatomy ,Indian Head Massage and Reiki 1.

She previously work in the Pharma Chem industry and is a holder of a H dip and MSc in Chemistry.

Her style is a fusion of precision and alignment in accordance with the Iyengar school but she likes to mix this with the dynamic breath and flow sequences for more advanced levels.

Carmel teaches Dynamic Flow, Therapeutic Yoga, Ante Natal, Baby Yoga, Yin/Restorative.

Carmel approaches her yoga classes in a light-hearted and fun way:  allows students to create their own space, develop a focused attitude, and guides students to explore their own potential to experience the many benefits of yoga.

She also has her own on-line yoga shop www.yogashop.ie

Testimonials

“I had my baby prematurely at 33 weeks, so naturally I wasn’t fully prepared to be giving birth so soon. Thankfully, when I was in late labour the breathing skills I had learned at pregnancy yoga kicked in. It really helped me to relax and focus on easing and going with the flow of my contractions. I didn’t have time for any drugs and luckily the pain (& shock!) was manageable,  as I felt as if I was in control of my breath. I also enjoyed the yoga classes purely for exercise and time out for me, during pregnancy. Pregnancy yoga was definitely the best and most enjoyable preparation I could have done for labour and birth.”

“I can Highly recommend Carmel’s Baby Yoga Classes   to all new mums. I have 2 boys Aaron who is 2 1/2 and Joshua who is just 6months and I took both boys to Carmel’s Baby Yoga Classes. Carmel Creates a very relaxing, calm atmosphere conductive to relaxation, learning and good fun. It is a very special opprtunity to have one to one with your baby, strengthening the bond and confidence free of outside distractions. It was also a great way of meeting other mums and making some new friends along the way. I still keep in contact with some mums from the first classes I did with Carmel.”

“I have been doing Yoga with Carmel for a number of years with great benefits to my health. I first started doing Yoga to relieve the stiffness and pain I was experiencing particularly in my hands and knees, it has improved my flexibility and reduced the pain in my hands enormously and my knees are without pain. It has improved my posture and my overall fitness levels and stamina. I am now more flexible than I was ten years ago. It is also beneficial in managing stress and tension and improving sleep.”

“I am a secondary school teacher and I have been doing yoga with Carmel twice a week for the past five years. Several of my colleagues also do yoga with her. We love her classes.  She is an excellent teacher who manages to combine fun and hard work effortlessly. She caters to all levels of ability and takes great care to adapt the yoga poses to suit each individual student Her yoga makes us not just physically fit but mentally calm. I cannot recommend her classes highly enough.”