Welcome to Earthsoulyoga Centre in Bandon

a safe sanctuary where people can experience the healing and wisdom of yoga, movement medicine and holistic therapies

Autumn Timetable

    Monday Eve 6.15 to 7.30 – Gentle Somatic Yoga with Trish

Monday Eve 7.45 to 9 – Beginners  Yoga with Trish

Tuesday Morn 11.00 – 12.45 – Gentle Somatic Yoga with Trish

Tuesday Eve 6.15 – 7.30  – Pregnancy Yoga with Tania

Tuesday Eve 7.45 – 9 Satyananda Yoga with Tania

Wednesday Morn 10 to 11  –  Irest Yoga Nidra 8 week Course with Trish

Wednesday Eve 6.15 to 7.15 – Teen Yoga with Trish

Wednesday Eve 7.30 to 8.45 – Deepening Your Yoga with Trish

Thursday Morn 9.30 – 10.30 – Iyengar Yoga with Rhonda

Thursday Eve – 6.15 to 7.30 – Yoga for Men with Trish

Coming soon, Gentle Yoga with Vivian on Thursday evening and Kids Yoga with Vivian on Monday afternoon.

To book into a class please make contact with the relevant teacher. 

Rhonda – 087-9506951

Vivian – 085 – 2361317

Tania – 087 – 2220789

Trish – 085 – 7617258

Please note everyone has different starting date, term times, and payment schedules.  Some offer drop in classes while other teachers like you to pay by term.      

Trish O’Driscoll

I have a BA Honours degree in Applied Psychology, UCC. I also completed one years training in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Fr Matthew Centre in Cork.  I trained in traditional Shotokan Karate for 16 years.   I have undertaken several meditation retreats including an intensive ten day retreat in Vipassana meditation in Suan Mokkh Temple in Thailand.  I have seen an array of psychotherapists, longterm and short term, one to one and in group psychotherapy.   I have opened my own Pandora’s Box and sought out the dark shadows of my humanity.  They were gracefully received with love and kindness by therapists until I learned to cultivate that same kindness for myself.  I have spent most of my life journeying inwards seeking my truth and ultimately seeking freedom.

For a very long time I thought it was my vocation to become a counsellor, it turned out the Gods, or the Universe had other plans for me. While this felt like a devastating turn of events for me at the time, as always the universe brought the lessons that I needed to find.  Through the body-mind practice of Yoga  I now have the tools and understanding to hold space for powerful emotion safely,  grounded in my own body, resting in awareness, softened in compassion, steady in stillness.

There is so much I have learned by simply befriending my body,  being kind witness to my experience,  slowing down,  becoming quiet and still so I  might hear my hearts whispers.  It is my passion in life to be able to share these lessons with others, to empower you to find healing, befriending your body, your experience and your self, re-membering all your parts, the shadow and the light, becoming embodied and whole, present and alive in the unfolding of your life.

I trained in Contemporary Yoga with Marianne Gabriel and Charlie Stephens.  I will ever be a student, and I continue to deepen my knowledge and practice.  I have taken several modules on an advanced teacher training with Lisa Petersen of Living Yoga, taking deep dives into the breath, the bones, the psoas muscles, the voice, and the nervous system.  I completed a course in and continue to explore Movement Meditation and Authentic Movement. I am a certified Somatic Movement Coach, and a Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra teacher.

On a more personal note I am mother to three beautiful children and a partner to one noble man. I love animals.  I am at my happiest when I am being creative, or else just goofing around with my folks, furry or otherwise. I love dancing and I love music but I never seem to have enough of either of them in my life.  I love the Sea and in summer time I throw myself in with abandon, a wild therapy for my soul.  I love to laugh. I think laughter is the medicine of the Gods and I think it is wise not to take myself too seriously.   Although I love the idea of getting up at dawn for practice I find it incredibly difficult to drag my body from the bed, and when I do manage it I feel like an angry bear.  I’m a work in progress : ) I want to be able to stand on my hands because the child in me lives on.

Ultimately I believe that love is the only thing that makes sense in this all too crazy world, and so in my way I try to honour this in my thoughts, my words and my actions.  Of course I am only human and in my humanity I often fall very short of this ideal.  Hence all the practice : )

I come to this work with an open heart and with a sincere intention to work with people in a way that is supportive and kind. I will endeavour to support you in finding joy in moving your body, and peace in coming towards inner stillness, always guiding you towards home, returning to your Self and your own inner wisdom.

trish yoga bandon

Tania Murphy

I was introduced to yoga through the Satyananda system of Yoga, at Mangrove Mountain Ashram, in NSW, Australia. in the late ’80’s. It’s a progressive format, starting gently and developing body and breath awareness. More a classical form of yoga, derived directly from the Tantras and interpreted for modern life by Swami Satyananda and his successor Swami Nirajanananda. It is a complete system, as each class includes breathing practise, asanas and a deep relaxation / or meditation. Anyone interested in yoga knows, it’s a minefield of various practices; So many breathing techniques, so many meditations and so many variations on asana practice, can keep the practitioner on a continuous learning curb. I also teach pregnancy yoga, mother and baby class, kids, teens and the elderly. Recently, I’ve qualified for Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs, a specific course for chronic lower back pain sufferers. This was funded by Arthritis UK and researched by York University, in an attempt to bring this very specific yoga to the NHS.

BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA (MUNGER,INDIA)

BRITISH WHEEL OF YOGA YOGA FOR CHILDREN (SWAMI VEDANTANADA)

PREGNANCY YOGA ( Uma Dinsmore-tuli)

Yoga healthy lower backs YHLB ( Alison Trewhela) Years of practice: 25 Years teaching: 14

tania murphy satyananda yoga

Vivian Fogarty

Vivian has been practising yoga for over 25 years, qualified in 2013 Radiant Child Yoga and Special Needs Yoga for children. In 2017 she completed Contemporary Yoga teacher training .Her background in education inspired her to set up ‘Yoga Beoga’ in 2014 – a unique initiative to bring Yoga and Mindfulness to primary schools in Cork city and county. Through Yoga Beoga Vivian has brought her two big loves together children and yoga! As a teacher she is engaging, clear and connects easily with children ensuring they have lots of fun. Vivian is passionate about the benefits that yoga brings to all & sees firsthand the difference it makes to children. She offers a gentle restorative yoga class to adults to recharge body , soul and mind in these busy times.

Kelly Marie Mills

Kelly Marie has been a teacher of Yoga almost 15 years and an Ayurveda therapist and educator 11 years. Passionate about health, freedom, communication, balance and happiness, she wishes all of these for herself and her students, but only through Yoga and Ayurveda do she know these are all attainable!

Her work brings many of the tools and wisdom of these sister Vedic sciences to my workshops. Whether it is a short workshop or full day, we explore each biological body and mind type (dosha) and offer practices for the needs of each unique individuals balance.

Balancing our dosha through Yoga and Ayurveda can be easy as long as we create a foundation of understanding, education, consistent practice and internal inquiry.

Yoga is great medicine. Ayurveda is a great detection system to find the root cause of imbalance, and then give direction to create a new path of balance.

Come meet your Dosha. Change your patterns. Live your Medicine.

Om Gam Ganesha Namaha.

Yoga and Ayurveda

Kelly Marie Mills Yoga

Rhonda is passionate about the subject of yoga. She is continually amazed at how many benefits practicing yoga brings from flexibility to inner peace!

Iyengar yoga involves the practice of hatha poses / asanas. Each class typically consists of standing poses, seated poses, back bends, twists, forward bends and inversions. Props such as bolsters, bricks, belts and blankets are often used to help each individual practice safely with correct posture and alignment.

Rhonda has been a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher since 2014. She passed the Junior Intermediate 1 assessment in April 2018 which allows her to teach more advanced poses. She regularly attends weekend workshops in Dublin and Cork provided by visiting senior teachers such as Penny Chaplin, Eyal Shifroni, Zubin Zarthoshtimamesh and Uday Bhosale. She continues to attend teacher training weekends in Dublin with Ireland’s most senior Iyengar teacher Aisling Guirke to keep up her skills and progress as well as maintaining a regular home practice.

Rhonda’s focus is that every class is supportive, energising, rejuvenating and fun! The classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced students as she customises each class for the group of individuals who are attending. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rhonda for further information or to book a class at: 087 950 6951 or email: rhondaroycroft@hotmail.com.

For more information about Iyengar yoga please visit the following websites:

Munster Iyengar Yoga Institute www.miyoga.org

Iyengar Yoga (UK) www.iyengaryoga.org.uk

Iyengar Yoga Earthsoulyoga

TO FIND US

From McSweeney Quay, beside the Bandon River, there is a laneway between Urru and Time For You, Factory Lane.  Go down this lane and the Centre is the first door on the right, upstairs. I hope to have a sign up by the end of January : )

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