Ita Manderson

Title: Teacher

Ita`s first introduction to yoga began 16 years ago when trying to escape from the freezing temperatures of a Canadian winter. She immediately felt a sense of " having arrived ". Yoga was a revelation to her, the missing link in her understanding of body, mind and soul.

Having found her path she successfully completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma here in the Studio in 2005, since then she has been teaching here in Santosha as well as in Hillsborough and around Belfast. As part of her on - going training and professional development she has completed her Yoga for Pregnancy Diploma as well as her `Yoga Buddies` Yoga for Kids course.

In her professional capacity she initially trained as a nurse and then a Midwife and has 25 years experience in this field. Through this background she has a strong interest in human anatomy and physiology and a particularly keen interest in womens` health and well being. She is also a trained Reflexologist.

Full of enthusiasm for yoga, she  continues to explore and apply her holistic approach in the many classes she teaches and keeps developing and furthering her own practice by attending many workshops in Ireland and further afield. She is known for her strong and dynamic classes, sprinkled with humour, but teaches with great intuition and recognises the individual needs of each student to keep them safe in their practice. Her genuine down to earth style and engaging manner encourages her students to step out of their comfort zone and unlock their true potential.