Nicole Henkel Murphy, MA, E-RYT
Yoga Diploma Founder & Director of Studies
Nicole Henkel Murphy, MA, E-RYT has practiced auto-suggestive relaxation since she was a child. She came to Ireland to finish her Masters and fell in love with the people and the country. After a life changing event, she decided to leave her academic career behind her and trained to become a full time Yoga teacher. She studied Anatomy and Physiology intensively and incorporated aspects of yoga therapy with her Yoga classes. Nicole was invited to teach Yoga with the Munster Rugby Academy and since then she has taught yoga worldwide.
As the director of studies and course facilitator Nicole Henkel Murphy has been delivering Yoga Teacher training courses in Ireland and the UK for more than seven years. For Nicole it has always been a priority to make Yoga classes and Yoga teacher training courses accessible to all, with no limitation on age, shape or ability. Courses are presented with a combination of determination and humor.
Nicole has trained with a number of globally renowned yoga teachers the most inspiring of which was Sri Guru Dharma Mittra. His guidance allowed Nicole to deepen her knowledge of Asthanga and Vinyasa Yoga.
She is currently on sabbatical, living with her husband and daughter in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. While here she is deepening her awareness on yoga as well as broader spiritual aspects of life.
Enda Tweedy, E-RYT
Primary Course Tutor
Enda Tweedy is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT). She has been teaching yoga for five years and runs YogaBoo in Tramore, Co. Waterford. She has accumulated over 500 hours of yoga training to date.
Enda has a background in gymnastics and martial arts and teaches and practices advanced yoga asanas, incorporating different aspects of anatomy and physiology into her classes and teachings. She has taught yoga for special needs for a number of years. With her endless compassion and her gentle nature she always surprises her students with her strength and endurance.
Shelagh Sutton, MA, RYT
Course Facilitator , Course Tutor
Shelagh Sutton, MA is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a qualified prenatal yoga instructor. Shelagh has a Masters Degree in Arts from UCC and an honours Degree in Philosophy from NUI, Galway.
Shelagh holds a qualification in Business Management from ISEB and ran a successful company for ten years before turning to yoga. She has been involved in the set up of three different businesses and has a range of knowledge about establishing, running and promoting new businesses.
She has an interest in philosophy (both Eastern and Western, ancient and modern) and the mind-body connection. She and has attended workshops in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is interested in the relevance of the ancient yogic philosophies to modern life.
Shelagh runs the Cork Movement Centre and teaches Vinyasa and Prenatal yoga classes. She regularly conducts birth preparatory workshops to expectant couples.
Alan Llyons, MSc
Anatomy and Physiology Tutor
Alan Llyons MSc, is a Chartered Pediatric Physiotherapist who has spent his whole career to date working with children and young people with developmental disabilities, with a special interest in developmental orthopedics. Combined with his under- and post-graduate training, this provides him with a unique insight into both the developing and mature neuromusculoskeletal system.
Alan graduated with a BSc Physiotherapy Degree from University College Dublin in 2001 and with an MSc Physiotherapy Masters from University of Limerick in 2010 and is a regular Guest Lecturer to undergraduate Physiotherapy students in UL.
Alan works full-time for Enable Ireland Cork Children’s Services, and also in Blackpool Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, a private practice owned by his wife Denise, also a physiotherapist. Alan also teaches weekly PhysioYoga classes from their practice.
Alan enjoys practicing Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, as well as running, cycling travel, film and music. He has completed several marathons including Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Paris.
Tutor for Nutrition, Yoga Nidra/Meditation
Sarah Fox has a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics for Health Care from Pearse College (Dublin). She has also completed modules in Anatomy and Physiology of the Body, Nutrition Principles, Metabolism and Nutrition Analysis at Honours Degree level, as a student of Herbal Science in Cork Institute of Technology. Sarah has undergone extensive training in Health Food Retailing, and holds certification recognised by the British National Association of Health Food Stores (NAHS) and the Irish Association of Health Food Stores (IAHS). She is a qualified Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) practitioner, and is currently completing Clinical Herbal Medicine Practitioner Training. Sarah has worked for many years in the field of Holistic Health combining Herbal Medicine, Whole Foods, Holistic Therapies and a dedicated Yoga practice. Sarah is a proud graduate of Yoga Diploma Teacher Training and has a strong interest in Nutrition as a healing art.