Gráinne is one of the founder partners of Mandala Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 6 years and is a certified instructor since 2015.
”After years of running and picking up little injuries along the way throughout my body, I came to yoga to help discipline me with stretching and try to avoid the recurring aches and niggles. After the initial shock of dealing with the heat in Bikram and wondering how I could last 90 minutes, I soon realized a little seed of curiosity had been planted and I was keen to explore what else yoga had to offer beyond the stretch I was seeking.”
From there, Gráinne was hooked. Her priority was to get practice in as frequently as possible. Eventually after being inspired by the many teachers she learned from and other students she practiced with, she took the plunge and progressed from student into the role of teacher. She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa training with Init Yoga in Dublin, the studio where she first really discovered her yoga practice.
From this point, I discovered my passion for teaching, for sharing my love of yoga, for connecting with others. Practicing Yoga and in particular Power Vinyasa, for me became more than just the movement, but the balance I found in being focused purely in the present moment and finding the connection and power with body and breath. Having a demanding 9-5 job means I can rely on the tools I learn on the mat to bring off the mat – not saying that always means jumping into down dog on demand in the office”.
What can you expect from taking a class with Gráinne?
“I teach the way I love to practice! Fun, energetic flows to a power playlist – both aspects I put a lot of thought into. I like to have fun, I like to play but most importantly having the reward of a dreamy Savasana to seal the practice!”
Outside of her “real” 9-5 job, #excelwizard, Gráinne is known to throw her hand at amateur music videos #noonannamasteproduction when not doing up her house #wallpaperstrippingfordays and hanging with friends and family!
Follow Gráinne on Instagram @grain_ne
You can listen to her Power Playlists on Spotify gnoonan12345
View other members of the Mandala Yoga Dublin Teaching Team.