Teachers

At Douglas yoga rooms all our teacher are trained to the highest standards. Our teacher are committed to sharing their experiences with you. Having training with some of the finest teachers such Sonia Sumar, Josh Summers, Uma Dinsmore, Sarah Powers, Sri Andrei Ram Om, David Curtis to name but a few, our teachers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. Each teacher is fully certified and insured.

Anne O’Sullivan (086) 609 3123

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Anne is a fully qualified Hatha Yoga teacher, Special Needs Yoga teacher, Yin Yoga teacher, holds an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Health coaching & is an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage( AYM) therapistAnne is a registered member with Yoga Alliance.

Over the years I have worked in different industries, I had a little cafe with Grainne in the Triskel, worked in advertising for over 15 years with the Irish Examiner & The Sunday Independent, great experiences and busy days. I had always been encouraged at home to try new things, and I was lucky enough to meet a great yoga teacher, Linda Champ along the way. Linda encouraged me to attend different classes in my travels with work, try different styles of yoga and bring yoga into my daily life.  I knew I wanted to deepen my yoga practice and decided to complete my 200hr training. I continue to train with amazing teachers, Josh Summers in Yin Yoga, Sonia Sumar, in special needs yoga. Sonia helped with with my own practice as well as inspiring me to bring yoga to everyone.  My hope is that my students enjoy yoga as much as I do!!!

Jaconel  (085)1613 505

jaconel-douglas-yogaJaconel has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and in Cork since 2007. She continues her professional education by doing regular courses in the field of Pilates and movement education. She is a fully qualified Pilates teacher and also holds certifications in pre-and postnatal exercise, teaching exercise to older adults, clinical Pilates, IMovefreely® (intrinsic biomechanics and muscle release techniques) and Buff Bones® (medically-endorsed full-body workout for bone strengthening and balance). Pilates movements can be adapted to each and every one of us in different stages of our life. Jaconel’s classes are a wonderful combination of strength and flexibility, balance and co-ordination, relaxation. ‘This class is the best way to get rid of muscular aches and pains after sitting at the computer all day. I wouldn’t miss it.’

Lisa   (087) 2730361

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It was winter 2007, a crisis point of my life, I took my very first Yoga class. Yoga teaches me how to be in life with love, how to be in love with life. It’s is a life long journey, taken step by step, experiencing, moment to moment, the unfolding process. Regular practice has changed the way I think, opened my mind while healing my body in acceptance of what is. I teach from the hearth, sharing the many amazing benefits. Peace of mind, ease of body and the joy Yoga can bring to life. I sincerely believes we all have the ability to heal ourselves from the inside out by uniting mind and body through breath awareness, being truly conscious, fully present. Completed 200 hr Teacher Training in Los Gatos California, recognised by and registered with Yoga Alliance Internationally.
Jan 2009 – Insight yoga Intensive training with Sarah Powers at Deer Run Zendo in Corte Madera, Marin, California.
Spring 2011 – Essence Qigong training with Eileen Murray in Carraigline, Cork.
Summer 2011 – Neurobiology of Excellence with Rod Briggs at Lissarda W. Cork.
Aug 2011 – Basic course in Authentic Traditional Thai Yoga Massage with Sunshine House, consisting of 70 hours practice at An Sanctoir Ballydehob, Cork. Accredited by the international society for Thai massage. Spring 2012, Body Talk Access Training with Lesley McIntyre, recognized by I.B.A. Gloval Healing. Sept 2013, 30 hour program Yin Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of Joshua Summers.

Eileen O’Sullivan   (087) 2383849

Eileen Riordan O’Sullivan is certified in Yoga & Pilates, enjoys teaching a lighthearted, creative practice of breath work, meditation, flow, Pre-Natal, Yoga Nidra, Yin & Restorative yoga.  A busy mother of three, yoga has proved a strong anchor in life, crediting yoga breathing to relieve asthma, & mindfulness in challenging times.Teacher training & continued education:Yoga Therapist Teacher Training with Yoga Therapy Ireland 2015.  Pilates training with Bodyfirm Pilates. Exploring  Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, Ashtanga Yoga in Purple Valley, Goa with Michael Gannon, Vinyasa Flow with Frog Lotus Yoga, Spain.

She feels privileged to have trained with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga then continued her training in Advanced Restorative Yoga: Therapeutic Aspects of Restorative Yoga. Assisted Judith to teach restoratives to 80 other yoga teachers in London 2014.Yoga Nidra training  with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tull. Prana Flow & Meditation with Shiva Rea in Santorini & Kerala, India.MBSR – Mindful based meditation with BrightSparks Coaching. Pre-Natal Yoga with WHYoga, UK. Insight Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation with Sarah Powers in Amsterdam.Cancer Conscious Yoga with Yoga Therapy Ireland & Pilates Restorative Exercise for Breast Cancer survivors.

Adapting Yoga for Disability proving that Yoga really is for everyone, this diversity ranging from students who are Quadriplegic, Paraplegic, Juvenile Parkinson’s, non specific brain injury & blind. Training to teach yoga to Adults with Special Needs at Special Yoga Centre, London. Yoga Tune Up® teacher exploring neuromuscular dysfunction, tension & biomechanics of movement. Yoga Tune Up® Integrated Anatomy. Roll Model® Method Science of Rolling.

Danni  0852713209

Danni is a warm and friendly qualified yoga and meditation teacher as well as a massage and Reiki level 2 therapist. Danni is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals and is fully insured.

I am passionate about all things health but firmly believe in balance and finding the joy in life. After spending a lot of my twenties travelling and exploring I eventually found my one true home…YOGA! I started to practice in my early twenties and it eventually took over my whole life (in a good way!). I eventually took the plunge and booked my teacher training in India with Himalaya Yoga Valley with Lalit Kumar in 2015. I have loved teaching and learning more and more ever since and never looked back! Since then I have also qualified as a Yin yoga and Mindfulness teacher with Josh Summers in Cork 2016 and 2017. I qualified as an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist with Adam Divine in 2018 and have been a qualified ITEC massage therapist since 2010. I have ITEC diploma’s in Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, Hygiene and Reflexology and On-Site Massage (2010). Reiki Level 2 in 2011 I teach a range of classes from gentle flows, to challenging Vinyasa flow with Yin and Restorative in between! I try to make sure that each individual and unique yogi feels welcome, safe and challenged (when appropriate) in all of my classes and offer something for everyone. I like to think I offer a nice balance of traditional and modern styles, techniques and knowledge. Hope to meet you soon!

Karolina 0894187147
Karolina had an interest in nutrition, fitness and healthy life-style since a very young age. Later in life, even though she lacked an interest in team-sports and traditional exercise routines, she still had a desire to engage in physical activity and stay in shape as well as explore techniques that help quite the mind and enhance focus. This is how she found Yoga.  In 2011 she moved to Ireland and decided to start officially training as a yoga instructor. Karolina started dedicating her life to the practice of yoga and to the understanding of the human body and mind, and what one can do to bring balance and harmony to the entire human dynamic. As a human being, she recognized more and more that the central challenge of life is in harmonizing all the disparate aspects of self, and learning how to order the endless chaos of circumstance that the everyday quotidian throws at us; while remaining level-headed, and not letting stress or emotion get the better of us. She has found that a holistic approach to the maintenance of her health is the most wholesome way she can live, and that focusing on the practice of yoga, and giving great attention and credence to nutrition-consciousness, and food-awareness, are the most important things to consider in the pursuit of living a healthy life.
Karolina infuses styles of yoga ranging from Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga for Teenagers and Chair Yoga. She continues to deepen her own knowledge and continues her advanced teacher training with Amy Ipolliti. Her aim is to share her knowledge and skills with everyone who wishes to mantain balance in life through meditation, yoga and nutrition.
Karolina offers free online yoga classes. Her channel, Inner Light Yoga, can be found on the following platforms:
Meditation for Anxiety
Feeling anxious, worried or overwhelmed? Having emotions is part of our human existence. There is nothing wrong with feeling sad, anxious and worried, as long as we can process those feelings in a healthy way. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but the effects of anxiety over a long period of time can negatively impact your physical and emotional health. Meditation can help in finding inner place of comfort and peace. Regardless of circumstances you can turn inward to find a place inside yourself that you can trust as your home.
Chair Yoga
This practice is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners and seniors. It’s a slow-paced and gente yoga routine that when practiced regularly improves flexibility and helps to relieve back and neck tension.
Boost Your Metabolism
Yoga can be great way to increase metabolism. Incorporate twists and correct breathing into your practice to stimulate internal organs and boost metabolism. Practice regularly for best results.
About Emer  0838765636 or email emerhyoga@gmail.com
I first took a yoga class over 10 years ago, in one of the meeting rooms in the office where I worked. I fell in love, and went on to explore lots of different classes and styles over the following years, until I found my teacher Sunnah Rose and her beautiful blend of hatha and vinyasa yoga. In 2017 I returned to Cork to complete my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Lalit Kumar at Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork, where I went on to teach full time for two years.  As a teacher, I aim to support students to explore their practice in a way that both challenges and nourishes them. Above all, I believe yoga should offer you space to connect with your body, mind and breath. I am also certified in Pregnancy Yoga and Chair Yoga. Recently have been very fortunate to study with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour and Jules Mitchell, author of Yoga Biomechanics – both of whom have had a big influence on my own practice and teaching style. Aside from yoga, my passions include exploring nature and throwing myself into the sea at any opportunity, preferably first thing in the morning.