Aoife O' Dalaigh Aoife O' Dalaigh
From Hollywood to Holywood, my yoga journey has taken me halfway around the world and back again. Upon moving from my native Dublin to New York in the late 90’s, my practice began under Gina Norman of Ohm Yoga. In the nearly two decades since, my journey found me in Los Angeles, intensifying my practice under some of the city’s most accomplished teachers. I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Yogaworks Santa Monica, have undertaken specialty training in Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage at Kaia Yoga in Connecticut, and have participated in workshops and retreats from Northern California to Costa Rica.
I am is also a licensed esthetician, combining reiki, aromatherapy and massage into my practice, sharing the gifts of yoga and mindfulness is my passion. My husband and I recently relocated from Santa Monica, California, to where we live now in Holywood, County Down.
Elizabeth Welty PHD
I began practicing yoga in my home in 2009, guided by instructional videos on the internet. A year later I started attending classes taught by Jean Murray in Lurgan who noticed a passion in me for yoga. A lumbar disc injury I sustained practicing martial arts helped guide me down the path towards teaching. Owing my recovery to yoga, I continued to deepen my yoga practice. In the years since, yoga has not only facilitated physical healing in my body, but also mental healing in my mind. I am thankful to have been a student in the second Flow Academy teacher training and share these teachings with others.
The practice I offer will gently guide you towards a place of connection and presence; through focused pranayama, mindful movement and stillness.
Founder & Co-Owner
I have been passionate about yoga, dance and the arts my whole life, and believe in the transformative potential of these mediums for personal and social change. Growing up, I was a member of a pre-professional ballet company, and loved time in the studio for the cultivation of presence & movement. In 2008 I received my ‘Registered yoga Teacher’ (RYT 200 – Yoga Alliance) from an Ashram in Boulder Colorado, yet my passion for movement, breath and music led me to Vinyasa Flow Yoga. With my business partner Eleanor Steane, we've opened 2 vinyasa yoga studios in Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter and the Cathedral Quarter – founded on an ethos of welcome, inclusivity and transformation.
I have been working in peace & conflict studies, capacity building and education for the past 18 years throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States. I have recently completed a PhD at Queen’s University in Multicultural Education and I always strive to bring the best of my education, skills and passion forward each time I step on the mat.
As a yoga teacher, I seek to empower students to be strong, flexible and easy in their bodies, peaceful and clear in their minds, and playful in spirit.