Margaret is a joint founder and owner of IYoga Dublin Studios & the Iyengar Yoga Centre (North Dublin). She has been practising Iyengar yoga since the early 90s and has taught Iyengar yoga since 1998. As a holder of an intermediate (level III) Iyengar teaching certificate she has undergone continuous training both in her own practice and as a teacher. The Iyengar method appeals because of its exacting concentration on correct alignment and extension. Once she had started her first classes with Sallie Sullivan in the UK, Margaret was hooked and continued with Marguerite Lyster on her return to Ireland in the nineties. Development of her practice is on-going with visits to India (RIMIYI in Pune) and with teachers Margaret and Gordon Austin, Christian Pisano and June Whittaker. She trained as a teacher trainer with Gordon Austin in 2008 /2009. Margaret has worked in both corporate and academic environments and knows the challenges of combining a regular yoga practice with the demands of modern family living.
Roisin is a joint owner of IYoga Dublin Studios. She began practising yoga in 2000 and almost immediately she knew it was something she wanted to learn more about. So she was delighted when she was given the opportunity to train as an instructor with Marian Kilburn. Roisin received her Introductory Level II certificate in 2004 and has been teaching since then. While maintaining her own practice, Roisin regularly attends workshops with visiting and senior Irish Iyengar teachers. Roisin strives to understand how things work - as well as working as an aircraft mechanic, she is currently studying for the ITEC diploma in Anatomy and Physiology. Roisin now holds an Intermediate Junior Level 3 Teaching Certificate.
Pavara is from Cabra in Dublin. He began his practice of Yoga with Ratnabandhu in 1994 and qualified as an Iyengar teacher in the UK. He has continued to train and teach since then and now holds an Intermediate Junior Level III certificate. He also teaches in the Dublin Buddhist Centre, where he has already developed a following through his Yoga and Meditation days and weekends. Pavara's Iyengar classes are suitable for all levels and body types and have a reputation for being both challenging and great fun.
Sorcha's first exposure to yoga was as a child watching her mother's morning Hatha practice, but it was only when she started studying Iyengar yoga in Sligo in 2001 with Helen Gillan that her interest became more serious. She spent two years training as a teacher with Senior practitioner Pen Reed, qualifying as a teacher in 2004, and finished her Intermediate Junior III qualification in March 2012
Sorcha has tried other schools of yoga but find Iyengar's method the most fulfilling and inspiring for her. His emphasis on precision and alignment in each posture builds strength, flexibility, stamina and improves both mental and physical balance. She is continuing with her studies many senior UK Iyengar teachers and also has also studied under Christian Pisano, June Whittaker and Jawahar, and Sorcha was especially privileged to attend Geeta Iyengar's week long intensive at the UK Iyengar Convention in 2009.
Eileen Cameron has been a student of Iyengar Yoga for 25 years. She qualified as a teacher in 2000 and attained Senior level 3 in 2014 and as such is one of Irelands most Senior Iyengar Teachers. She has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune thrice and with many internationally renowned teachers as well. Iyengar Yoga has sustained her throughout this time and she continues to study and practice this wonderful art. Eileen leads the Iyengar Introductory teacher training programme with Margaret Cashman at iYOGA.
Melanie began practising Yoga in London, and after moving to Dublin in 1996, started her training in Iyengar Yoga with Aisling Guirke & Elizabeth Connolly. Since then she has attended workshops and trainings with many senior Iyengar teachers, including the Iyengar Yoga Association’s 2009 Convention in London with Dr. Geeta Iyengar. As a holder of an Intermediate (Level III) Iyengar teaching certificate she has undergone continuous training both in her own practice and as a teacher. Melanie has been teaching Iyengar Yoga in Adult Education for the last 8 years, and also teaches at Samadhi in Temple Bar. Melanie strongly believes that Yoga is for all of us – no one is too old, too young, too stiff, too large or too tired to practice! Her classes are designed to provide an enjoyable and progressive practice of Iyengar yoga for all abilities.
Janice first started to practice yoga many years ago but with more enthusiasm since attending classes at Iyoga in 2007. In an effort to take her yoga to another level Janice decided to study for the 2 year Teacher Training programme at Iyoga with Eileen Cameron and Margaret Cashman and she successfully completed this course and obtained her teaching certificate in October 2012. Janice continues to develop her personal practice daily and this equips her to pursue her other sporting activities as well as a busy career. Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment and safety and students are encouraged to work in accordance with your own ability. The benefits of physical and mental relaxation as well as being energised after yoga practice is carried through to other daily activities.
Janice attends regular yoga classes and Iyengar yoga workshops with visiting teachers from India and the UK to deepen and develop her personal practice. Janice now holds an intermediate junior level 1 teaching certificate.
Denise Lundberg started practising yoga in 2002. After trying various styles of yoga, she started practising Iyengar yoga with Margaret Cashman in 2007. The emphasis on precision and the correct alignment along with an understanding of the poses was enough to persuade her that Iyengar style was the yoga for her. She started her teacher training in 2010 with Eileen Cameron and Margaret Cashman and received her introductory level II in 2012. She continues to develop her own practise and training through classes and workshops with local and overseas teachers.
Celine has been practising yoga since 2002, she turned to yoga to help relieve chronic lower back pain and within a few weeks of practising she realised the benefits of yoga go way beyond the physical. She has tried many styles of yoga and first trained and later qualified as a hatha yoga teacher. She believes all styles of yoga are beneficial but she decided to train as an Iyengar yoga instructor as she has found most personal benefit from this style of practice due to its emphasis on correct alignment. Céline started her Iyengar teacher training course with Gordon Austin at iYoga and completed it with Margaret Cashman and Eileen Cameron receiving her Introductory Level II certificate in 2011. She continues to develop her practice attending workshops with international and senior Irish Iyengar yoga teachers.
Dee is photo shy but is the marvelous teacher of our Intro Class on Wednesday Eves ... amoungst her many talents she creates Multi Media Displays .... Dee successfuly completed her teacher training in 2012 and has been with the iYOGA team since then ~ she has a clear methodical style ... delivered with her distinct humour and encouraging manner.
Originally from Australia, Matthew began practicing Yoga in 1999 as a way of improving posture, flexibility and physical health. In 2001, Iyengar Yoga took his interest because of its detailed and precise instruction and how this led to a more focused practice. Holding the poses for longer also allowed time to go deeper into each pose and to develop more body awareness. An increasing interest in the subject of Yoga and a steady personal practice of Iyengar Yoga since moving to Dublin in 2008 led him to undertake Teacher Training in 2012. Matthew completed the 2 year Teacher Training programme conducted by Eileen Cameron and Margaret Cashman at iYoga in 2014. Matthew's interest and experience continues to grow and develop as he attends regular classes in Dublin as well as workshops/retreats with visiting international Senior Iyengar teachers.
Matthew now holds a junior intermediate level 1 teaching certificate.
When Monica came across her first Iyengar yoga class in London she knew instantly that this was the form of yoga for her. Whilst living in Scotland she decided to train as an Iyengar teaher and subsequently studied with Elaine Pigeon and Meg Laing at the Edinburgh Iyengar Institute where she gained her Introductory and Junior Intermediate 1 certificates.
Since moving to Ireland, Monica has continued along the yoga path, training with many local and international teachers. She qualified as a Junior Intermediate 3 teacher in 2016.
Lisa has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 2007. Her first teacher was Grace Maher in Carlow, it was also Grace that encouraged her to go forward for Teacher Training for which Lisa is very grateful. Lisa completed the 2 year Teacher Training programme at Iyoga with Eileen Cameron and Margaret Cashman. Lisa’s interest in yoga has developed from initially using weekly classes to relax the body and mind to developing a daily practice to stay happy and healthy. For her Iyengar yoga is such an inspiration because it is open to everyone. Time is taken to align the body into the correct position to gain the most from the pose, working with the individual’s ability.
Lisa attends regular yoga classes and Iyengar yoga workshops with visiting teachers to deepen and develop her personal practice further.
Lisa is also a qualified Homeopath from the Irish School of Homeopathy. She has a passion for a holistic approach to physical and mental health.
Svetlana started practising yoga in 2000 in Slovakia. She is grateful for meeting her first teacher Eva Hroncova who was one of the few teachers teaching Iyengar yoga at that time in Slovakia. While continuing study with Eva for the next six years she also had an opportunity to regularly study with Gabriella Giubilaro (Italy) and Jurek Jagucki (Poland) who also teaches Zazen. After coming to Ireland she welcomed the opportunity to do teacher training with Aisling Guirke with who she continues study until present as well as attending workshops with visiting teachers from India and other countries. Svetlana also teaches yoga to people in recovery from addiction. ‘‘When we practise yoga (or anything we do) it is important to me that we stay very sensitive and see very clearly our intention for doing it so we won’t make a habit of it.’’
Svetlana is also a qualified Amatsu Therapist and offers therapy at iYoga Dublin's Therapy Space. She can be contacted on:
Annette Cahill, originally from Colombia, has been living in Dublin with her family for the last 20 years. A practitioner of yoga since 1989 she started training in the Iyengar method of yoga in 1992 and has been teaching it since 2000. She has studied with senior Iyengar teachers such as Geeta Iyengar, Jawahar Bangera, Birjoo Mehta, Zubin Zarthoshtimanesh, Firooza Ali, Manuso Manos, Margaret Austin and Christian Pisano. She is a fully qualified Intermediate Junior Level III Iyengar teacher and travels to study with the Iyengars in October 2013.
Originally from Wales,Teresa began practicing yoga when she moved to Dublin in 2001. She initially took up yoga classes as a means of keeping fit and in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle. She was inspired by the holistic school of thought that yoga offered in working towards a healthier body, mind and spirit. After attending various types of yoga classes, Teresa found that it was through the Iyengar method of yoga that she really developed her own practice. She found that the focus on correct alignment and precision the postures encouraged her to take on a more disciplined approach to learning yoga. Teresa holds an Intermediate Junior Level III Teaching Certificate and works closely with Senior Iyengar teachers, Grainne Gilleece and Aisling Guirke. She is also a fully qualified Holistic Massage Therapist (ITEC).
Olwen began practising Iyengar yoga in 2005, with Margaret Cashman and has continued with her teacher Annette Cahill . She found the Iyengar style suited her and she was delighted when she obtained a place on a teacher training course with Gordon Austin at iYoga. She received her Introductory Level II certificate in 2010 and has been teaching at the centre since January 2011.
She continues to develop her practice with regular attendance of workshops with visiting and Irish teachers.
Dominic began practicing Mindfulness meditation over eleven years ago. He has received Mindfulness Teacher Training from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor as well completing a fifteen month certificate training as a professional mindfulness teacher with the German based Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches. Dominic is a regular attendee of conferences, workshops and retreats on Mindfulness and has wide experience of working with adults.