When Deirdre discovered yoga she was immediately drawn to the way it challenged her and being involved in competitive sports from an early age, initially enjoyed the intense physical side of it most. However as she committed to a daily practice she began to notice not only the physical benefits, but the break she would get from her busy mind when she stood on her mat- becoming more grounded, calmer and content the more she practiced. To deepen her own practice and to share the positive effects of yoga with others, Deirdre decided to train as a Yoga teacher with Yogacharya Lalit Kumar, Himalaya Yoga Valley and graduated from 200hr teacher training in 2015. She considers herself a student of yoga first and feels privileged to share the experience of yoga with everyone who comes to her classes, creating a relaxed and welcoming environment where people of all levels can learn and practice together. With a B.ed in Sports Studies and Physical Education and a Masters in Primary Education Deirdre is a teacher at heart. She is passionate about teaching and sharing yoga with everyone, including children and teens. She completed further training with Rainbow Kids yoga in 2016. Deirdre is constantly inspired by the imagination and energy of children and sees how yoga can serve to promote positive mental and physical health as well as building resilience. She loves to bring the powerful and fun practice of yoga to the littlest of yogis so that they are empowered to have healthy, happy and balanced lives.