Some Kind Words..........

Meet Grainne Ferreira

Yoga is a personal journey of self-development.

My name is Grainne. I began practicing yoga after several years of suffering from chronic back pain.

At one stage, I was so uncomfortable that I would have to hold on to something if I sneezed in the morning – the pain would vibrate though my body.

Eventually I made a decision; I was going to improve my quality of life by getting stronger and healthier. Yoga was at the core of this change. It didn’t happen overnight, but when I started to bring my practice into my everyday, I grew stronger and more flexible both on and off the mat.

Yoga inspired me to live in each moment and I reaped the benefits physically, but the true surprise was how it brought balance and calmness to my life. In the modern world we’re constantly on a treadmill, running from one thing to the other. We have very little time to connect within ourselves. Yoga allows you this precious time for yourself.

The more I practiced, the more I wanted to learn, which led me to Yoga Republic in Cork, where I completed my Yoga Alliance professional recognised teacher training course with Yoga Republic founder Sackies Skalkos. I will always be a student of the practice and I’m deeply grateful for the wisdom my teacher shared with me.

In my own classes, the primary focus is on the relationship between the breath, body and mind as one flows through the sequence of Asanas (poses). The breath is key. Each movement corresponds to an inhalation or an exhalation, bringing a powerful rhythm and grace to the class. The practice is strong and dynamic and is designed to improve alignment, awareness, strength, flexibility, increase stamina and can relieve stress and anxiety.