Maggie has always been widely fascinated by the functionality of human body thus spent nine years in Australia where she pursued an advanced study of Integrated Body Therapies. Thereafter, working as a Remedial Massage Therapist, her interest in yoga began to develop which led her to complete her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in both Hatha & Kundalini. Inspired by the philosophy of Yoga, which Maggie credits her healthy body and peaceful mind to, she considers it not a hobby but a unique way of living. Adding the qualification of Mindfulness Instructor to her ever growing belt of knowledge with a specialty in Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction, Maggie continues to study with highly accredited teachers, furthering her career and also a practitioner of Vipassana Buddhist Meditation.
Aoife is a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She has been teaching and practising
yoga for over 10 years. A mother of three, she discovered the power of yoga during her first
pregnancy and birth. In 2007/8 she completed her Pre post Natal Teacher Training under
the guidance of Melissa Curtis and Lisa Wilkinson. In the same year she completed her 250
hour Yoga Foundation Teacher Training with Veronica Larson, Debbie Corradinho, Marianne
Jacuzzi and Anthony Sharkey. Aoife is passionate about yoga for pregnancy and birth preparation. She loves to pass on her knowledge and experience to empower the mothers in her classes.
Aoife’s yoga journey has led her to train and study with great teachers including Josh
Summers and James Higgins. She is a qualified Level 1 and 2 Yin Yoga Teacher. In 2017 she
completed her 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training under the guidance of Susan Church,
Orla Crosse, Gary Carter, David Curtis, Sophia Pallaro and to her delight some of her original
teachers. Whether teaching Kids or Adults, Yin or Yang Aoife is a conscientious teacher with
a strong focus on the foundations.
Hatha Yoga Instructor
Ken has been fascinated by Yoga since the discovery of the subtle energy centres in his own body - the chakras. Through his own exploration, Ken was able to understand the clear connection between body and mind that is often overlooked. He then went on to complete intensive Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of the Yoga Society of Ireland before continuing his training in India and then Nepal, completing 500 hours accredited by the Yoga Alliance. Teaching a gentle but powerful style of Hatha yoga, Ken uses a combination of breath-work, movement and relaxation to guide his class towards greater and physical wellbeing - connecting the pathways between mind, body and spirit.
ANN MARGARET NOLAN
Group facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Ann Margaret specialises in Mindfulness Based Interventions and Acceptance & Commitment Training - a positive psychology methodology that helps people gain more presence and discover the importance of their everyday lives, freeing them from unhelpful patterns which may have caused them to feel stuck in the past. She successfully facilitates a Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction course within a group setting on a regular basis at Tree of Life. The areas in which she is highly skilled in span across a variety of settings including clinical, organisational, educational, community and private sessions. With a background in Human Relations and Training Education, Ann Margaret has a keen interest in using her myriad of skills to reduce stress and anxiety in corporate environments, resulting in higher creativity, innovation and productivity within the workplace.
Julie has been a student of Yoga since 2001, and completed her Yoga teacher training in 2013. As a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist, Yoga has become an invaluable personal resource for her to help keep body and mind balanced. Julie wholeheartedly believes Yoga is an excellent form of moving meditation, helping to alleviate stress and pent up emotions. Her approach to teaching has been inspired by the many gifted Yoga instructors that have come through Tree of Life over the last 13 years. Julie teaches vinyasa flow Yoga, encouraging correct body allignment, posture and breath in unison with movement to fully take advantage of the feel good factor and endorphins that are released as a natural by-product of a consistent Yoga practice.
Advanced Mat based Pilates, Small Equipment & Special populations Instructor
Siobhán Quinn is a Dublin based Pilates teacher, mother of three and health, fitness & wellbeing enthusiast. After spending some time living in The States and being inspired by the method she decided to train and share her passion for Pilates with others. Siobhán has many years experience and holds an advanced qualification in Mat based Pilates, Small Equipment & Special populations.
She has helped many people recover from injury & back back issues. Encouraged others when kickstarting their fitness journey. And helps many cyclists, runners etc to enhance their sport.
" It's the mind itself which shapes the body "
~ Joseph Pilates
Yoga alliance Instructor
Lori brings a refreshing and contagiously uplifting energy to her classes. Lori is a 200hr Vinyasa trained yoga teacher based in Malahide. Having found yoga during a time of self doubt, she discovered the practice of Vinyasa yoga and here began the journey to finding her true passion and calling. Lori's classes are built around the subject of gratitude, love and acceptance for oneself and the amazing things our bodies can do. Leaving judgement at the door, come flow and feel into the deepest parts of ourselves with an invigorating and mindful flow practice. Come back to yourself, your body and breath. Namaste.
CAROLINE MC MENAMIN
Replenish Director and Coordinator
Caroline Mc Menamin is a trained Integrative Counsellor specialising in C.B.T with over 15 years training and volunteering work. Caroline's experience living with her own mental health condition equips her with an personable, empathetic and non-clinical approach to working with you.
Caroline founded Replenish-an empowering array of classes, workshops and mental wellbeing events and offers six week courses and one day events here at Tree of Life.
Yoga Instructor & Sound Healing Practitioner
Aoife has been a Holistic & Massage Practitioner since 2009. Trained by Gong master Don Conreaux, she specialises in the Gong for its powerful healing and transformational qualities. Her other qualifications include Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy and Thai Yoga Massage while specialising n Reflexology and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage. Highly qualified and immeasurably skilled, Aoife has worked in various holistic retreat centres across the world from Europe to South America. Working, too, as a Kikoh Reiki Master, Sound Healing practitioner and a Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga Instructor, Aoife looks to weave many avenues of healing together with the intention of guiding you through the natural restoration of your mind, body and soul. To further expand her knowledge, Aoife will undertake a Meditation Teacher Training, an Intensive Vedic Chanting Course & another Gong Master Training.
Yoga Instructor & Holistic Therapist
Sarah Greene is a passionate Yoga Instructor & Holistic Therapist at Tree of Life. Sarah discovered yoga on a whim after the birth of her second child. It was the gentle discipline that instilled within her a deep connection with the practice. It was through this connection that Sarah felt inspired to undergo yoga teacher training. She is also now qualified in Indian Head Massage, Holistic Facial & various types of massage. Sarah's passion about well-being through holistic therapies and the transformational power of yoga continues to grow each day. Her favourite quote by B.K.S Iyengar "Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame". She now feels honoured to meet people at every stage of their life journey through the light that is yoga.