About Sara Cory
Sara’s yoga journey started in Hawaii 2005 with Bikram Yoga, and she quickly grew to explore the traditions of Ashtanga, Hatha, and modern Vinyasa. Sara first trained as a teacher with Carol Murphy of Green Lotus Yoga, Co. Galway in 2010. This training is a 220 hour training recognized by The Yoga Alliance. More recently, she continues to study Core Strength Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini and Budokon yoga with Cameron Shayne. She is now a certified teacher of these systems as well as Vinyasa. Outside of formalized yoga training she avidly continues to study anatomy and human movement.
“In all my physical pursuits- be it yoga, surfing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kettlebells, or any given system I am enthralled with the mechanics of the human body. It goes beyond a single system of movement; it’s the art of understanding the leverage of our skeletal structure, which muscles to engage for the best effect, our changing relationship to gravity….. just generally experimenting and playing with these fabulous tools we have been given!”
About Kevin O’Riordan
Kevin comes to yoga from the perspectives of both serious athlete and introspective seeker. While he has an unpretentious and earnest philosophical style, he also teaches a strong and physically intelligent yoga class.
Competing on the rugby field for over 30 years, he played with Munster Youths, Irish Youths and has played with Munster, sharing the pitch with the likes of Paul O’ Connell, Ronan O’ Gara and David Wallace to name but a few. He played with the senior team in Garyowen for many years winning an AIL title and two Senior Cups. In his second year at Garryowen he was the top try scorer in the AIL. He also played the other code (league), playing with the Treaty City Titans and winning 5 Grand Slam Titles. He went on to represent Munster, Ireland and the Irish Pro Team, getting capped numerous times. All of this taught him the essential value of physical health and yoga has become a cornerstone of his discipline.
“Yoga is like preventative Physiotherapy for me and I have been to many throughout my rugby career. I love to create my own balance, yoga gives me the opportunity to do this, whether it’s on the mat or off it.”