Lisa Corrigan O'Byrne
I began practising yoga in 2000 and have been working with children and families since 1997. I am a 200 hour RYT (Yoga Alliance), a qualified trust in birth pre and post natal yoga teacher through the Elbow Room, Dublin (Yoga Alliance Registered), a certified yoga for perimenopause teacher and a kids yoga teacher trained by Rainbowkids Yoga (Yoga Alliance Registered). I am a certified infant massage instructor (CIMI) with the International Association of Infant Massage. I also hold an MSc. in Child Health, Postgrad in Clinical Exercise Prescription, BSc. in Occupational Therapy and a Diploma in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and am currently in the final year of a Health Research Board funded PhD scholarship in Trinity College Dublin where I am conducting a study on the effectiveness of an evidence-based pregnancy yoga programme. Only in my pregnancy did I truly appreciate the value of my yoga practice. I can hand on heart put my healthy pregnancy and natural birth down to the wonderful gift of yoga. I would love the opportunity to share this with you during this special time. I teach pregnancy yoga, mum and baby yoga, postnatal yoga, baby massage, kids yoga and empowering birth. My pregnancy yoga classes are loaded with tips to support you to plan and own your birth experience as well as aid postnatal recovery. My mum and baby classes aim to encourage mums to create a community of support for one another during this wonderful but also challenging time. Baby massage courses focus on nurturing touch and frequently include dads to support the bonding process for both parents. Eventually I hope to establish a community mothers group of mums seeking and sharing support with a focus on mindful motherhood.