Welcome! My name is Aoife (pronounced e-fa) and I'm originally from Ireland. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband.
My yoga journey began as a way of keeping my handstand ability from my gymnastics and acrobatics years in my youth. I was living in England when I began yoga and there were, unfortunately, no decent studios around us. I cultivated an at-home practise and relied heavily on YouTube, DVDs and books to help me learn as much as I could. The more I delved into yoga, the more it expanded beyond the physical practise of holding handstands and seeped into other areas of my life.
Desperate to learn as much as I could, I looked for teacher training. Alas, I found none that fit but in my search I did find a Pilates Teacher Training course near me. It was here that I fell head over heels in love with Pilates. Using my qualifications, I merged Pilates in my work helping support students in secondary education, relieving academic and exam stress and aiding students with mobility issues.
Once I moved to Melbourne, I was overjoyed to be living in a city with an abundance of studios and a huge yoga community. Within a year of living here, I had undertaken two yoga teacher trainings - one for Yin Yoga and one for Power Vinyasa - and began teaching classes.
Every class I teach, I fall more and more in love with guiding students through their own practise. I enjoy being both a teacher and student of yoga and Pilates.
In my spare time, I love to create oil paintings, urban sketch with watercolours, play video games with my husband, explore the city and hang out at the beach.
Level 3 Diploma, Pilates Instructor
50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training
200hr RYT Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training