Elizabeth Welty PHD

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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.

Helena Lavery