Enda Tweedy, E–RYT
Primary Course Tutor
Enda Tweedy and her gentle nature always surprises her students with her strength and endurance. She is compassionate about yoga, which mirrors her deep knowledge about Yoga and Anatomy, and her everlasting love for detail giving her classes and teachings the unique extra. Endas teaching approach is playful but firm. She is creating a space of acceptance within, and allows the students to explore and study and also to overcome limitations. Enda is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT). She has trained with renowned yoga teachers.
Enda is passionate about sports and established herself as the expert YOGA for SPORT, teaching yoga to the GAA and the Waterford Rowing Team.
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 practising Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, as well as running, cycling travel, film and music. He has completed several marathons including Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Paris.
Sarah Fox (BSc hons, MIRH, E-RYT200)
Tutor for Asana, Nutrition, Yoga Nidra/Meditation
Sarah Fox embarked on her own Yoga Teacher Training course in 2010 to deepen her knowledge and awareness of the elaborate system of yoga. She is a proud graduate of Yoga Diploma Teacher Training and is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher. She has been teaching yoga since 2011, including tutoring on Yoga Diploma’s Teacher Training. Sarah holds an Honours Degree in Herbal Science, a Clinical Practitioners Diploma in Herbal Medicine, a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics for Health Care..Sarah has been working in the health industry for many years, her career began upon completion of a two year Holistic Health course, comprising of massage therapies, aromatherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2003. She draws on a number of therapeutic styles and systems to add to her trade. She has FETAC and ITEC diplomas in many styles of therapeutic massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, diet and nutrition and in Tuina Acupressure. Her “Lifestyle and Nutrition” module on the Yoga Diploma blends the science of nutrition with the science of Yoga and Ayurveda. Sarah has a strong interest in Nutrition as a healing art. Currently Sarah works as a Yoga Teacher and a Clinical Herbalist in Cork City.
Graham first began using the Physical aspects of Yoga due to the desire to find more comfort in his seated meditation practice.
The amount of positive change he received from all the elements of the science of Yoga led him to train as a Kundalini Yoga teacher as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.
He then went on to take the ‘Mind and Meditation’ level two Kundalini Yoga teacher training and also trained in the technique of Yoga Nidra.
He has since been delighted to have the opportunity to share these wonderful health enhancing practices in various venues around Cork City and Ireland as a full-time yoga and meditation instructor and continues to work with teachers from different schools and backgrounds to further deepen his understanding and practice.
Sandra Mills, IFPA, ITEC
Sandra Mills is a qualified Health & Wellness Practitioner and Coach with over ten years experience. In her clinical practice Sandra uses a number of disciplines including Aromatherapy, Reiki, Aromathology, Massage and relaxation techniques to overcome a wide range of physical, emotional or energetic imbalances within the body. Sandra believes in the connection between the mind and physical manifestation of conditions. By really “listening” to both her client’s verbal symptoms and what their body is telling her, Sandra is able to provide a tailored treatment plan.
In addition, Sandra holds regular Meditation classes and Wellness workshops, inspiring people to take control of their health and educating them on the importance of listening to ‘their body’.
Subjects: Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Chant
Corinna holds an honors B.A. in dance from Leicester University where she studied bodywork and somatics, including the Alexander technique. She went on to work in choreography. Corinna has a number of massage qualifications and is most interested in the forms of massage that work on the spiritual self: she recently trained in Lomi Lomi Nui, a powerful healing massage that treats the whole self. She also practices Thai Yoga Massage, known as the sacred dance.
Corinna is a qualified yoga teacher and teaches classes in West Cork. She has an interest in Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chanting and works with the healing sound of Tibetan singing bowls. Corinna aspires to incorporate yoga into her every-day life. She is interested in the connection to the true self and the quest for inner peace.
After a big turn in my life I decided to take up a yoga teacher training with no particular intention to teach. But things evolved so much, that I actually can’t imagine my life now without sharing the practice of Yoga with others. In 2013 I finished my 200 hour teacher training with Yoga Diploma in Cork, then finished the kids training course with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London in September the same year.
I’ve been teaching yoga for a while now, but still mixing up my lefts and rights at least once in every single class. My goal is to make yoga challenging but accessible and to bring greater awareness to both body and mind in a safe and relaxed manner. I also try to keep yoga light hearted, which means you’ll hear some jokes sometimes and I will remind everybody not to take yoga to serious.
Nicole Henkel, MA, E-RYT
Tutor – all subjects
Nicole has been a full time yoga teacher for more than over a decade and has taught yoga worldwide. She has trained with a number of worldwide renowned yoga teachers, of which the most inspiring was Sri Guru Dharma Mittra who enabled her to deepen her knowledge about the Marga Asthanga and Vinyasa Yoga. Nicole studied Anatomy and Physiology intensively and likes to incorporate aspects of yoga therapy into her Yoga classes. She has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skill, and her style of presentation involves a unique combination of determination and humour. Nicole has been delivering Yoga Teacher training courses in Ireland and the UK for more than 11 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. She recently returned to Europe from sabbatical in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. While living there, she deepened her knowledge on Vedic Chanting and Yoga Therapy within the Krishnamacharya yoga mandiram. Living in India had a profound influence not only on the spiritual aspects of her life. In the moment she rediscovering her old roots and studying with Liz Koch.