Emer yoga teacher

My name is Emer and I am a yoga teacher based in Cork. I teach online yoga classes, run regular workshops and retreats, and provide corporate yoga and mindfulness sessions. I also teach yoga on Derval.ie, the membership platform of 3x Olympian and former world champion athlete, Derval O’Rourke.

I’ve been practicing yoga for over 12 years, and took my first class while living and working in London. Through yoga I discovered a love of movement, a better understanding and appreciation of my body, and a way of connecting with myself in a busy life. I left London and the corporate world in 2016, and after a few months of travelling decided to return home to Cork and follow my dream of being a yoga teacher. I’ve been teaching (and learning!) full time ever since.

My classes are designed to support you to move in a way that feels good for you. The focus is on going slowly, having fun with movement, embracing stillness, and connecting to the body and breath. As well as the physical benefits, yoga offers us a chance to get to know ourselves – to turn our attention inwards, let go of expectations, and learn to be as we are. My intention is to create a space where you can explore this for yourself.

Learning is a passion of mine, and I regularly attend courses and trainings to develop my practice and teaching skills. I am a certified Yin Yoga teacher, and have completed trainings in chair yoga, pregnancy yoga, biomechanics and functional movement. I have been fortunate to study and develop my skills with many great yoga, meditation and movement teachers over the years.

I infuse my yoga teaching and practice with mindfulness and compassion. I have completed the Mindful-Self Compassion course with the Centre for Mindful-Self-Compassion, established by Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chis Germer, and a course in Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness with Dr David Treleaven.

When not practicing and teaching yoga, I love swimming in the sea, hanging out with my cat Ted, cooking, trying to keep plants alive, and spending time outdoors.

You can view my current schedule of classes here.