Hi! I'm Sinéad, a Yoga Teacher and pelvic health enthusiast and I live and teach in Calgary, Alberta.
I first discovered yoga when I was in my early twenties, working long shifts in a bar and restaurant in NYC. An unrelenting schedule on my feet left my lower body so overworked and tense that my low back was in constant pain. And so like many people, I came to yoga for my body, but what I found there was peace of mind.
Over the years yoga has become my touchstone and guided me through Motherhood, grief and the pandemic. It continues to ground me, and time on my mat helps me reconnect to my own needs.
My yoga training is from the Iyengar Yoga lineage which is based on helping each body achieve its own pose, rather than one pose to fit every single body in the same way.
I also use props - blankets, bolster, yoga strap, chair and the wall - I love to prop my poses!
My Yoga Qualifications are:
200 Hours RYT - Alberta Yoga College
85 Hours R-PYT (Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher) - Sara Villamil Yoga
20 Hours - Yoga for Pelvic Health - Pelvic Health Professionals
Founding member of the Pelvic Health Professionals, a continuous learning membership for those working in the field of pelvic health, with access to emerging research and information on all things pelvic!
What else is there to know? I'm originally from Manchester UK and I have a strong, Irish heritage.
A random fact about me is that I have three kids of my own, 4 siblings and 82 first cousins (my maternal Granny had 63 grandkids!). It's fair to say that family is a BIG part of my life. We don't all exchange birthday or Christmas gifts though, lol!