Paddy has been involved in teacher training for over 12 years' and has played an integral part in the growth and development of yoga locally. As course director he is responsible for the management and delivery of the course and will contribute significantly to many of the course Modules. Paddy has been practicing yoga for over 18 years, he trained and qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 1998. His teaching is guided by an appreciation of the importance of correct alignment and precision, ensuring that students move safely in to and out of asana. He completed his Tutors course in 2002. He has completed courses in Anatomy & Physiology, the Phillip Xerri Pranayama Course and a Yoga Assessors Course. He is also a Yoga Alliance registered Senior Yoga Teacher ( SYT ). This is a reflection of his personal commitment to achieving and maintaining an exceptional standard of teaching. As well as many years' experience his teaching is characterized by empathy, compassion and humour.
Michaels interest in Yoga extends back to 1970 when as a youth he met Swami Satyananda Saraswati. His teachers have been Swamis Atmananda and Satyamurti Satyananda, Norma Duffield of the Yoga Centre of Ireland, Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati of Manadala Yoga Ashram and Marie Quail. He is a YTTC qualified teacher and is a senior Philosophy tutor who has a deep interest in Comparative Religions and the body of teaching known as Perennial Wisdom. He has written numerous articles on all aspects of Yoga and it`s philosophy. Michael will take all of everything learnt on the Level 1 course to a much deeper level as well as much much more.
Graduated from the University of London in 1976 with an honours degree in Biochemistry. Having spent a year in the Max Planck Institute for Biophysik in Frankfurt she made the not so obvious move into advertising. After a number of highly successful years spent in advertising in 1988/89 she went to L.A where she studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Having attended her first yoga class in 1968 she has experienced classes and workshops with a variety of many excellent yoga teachers from different traditions. Kay has continued to train in yoga, dance and physical theatre, having received her yoga diploma from Yoga Therapy Ireland. She brings a wealth of experience to the course and with a combination of creativity, focused awareness and concentration will help students realise their full potential.