Orla McAdam – Owner
Classes: Acro, Ashtanga, Beginners, Iyenger Style Yoga & Vinyasa Flow
Experience: 9 Years
Orla’s journey with Yoga started during a turbulent time in her life in 2010. Having experienced the rigours and punishing training for Iron Man Triathlons, injuries, inflexibility… and stress had become a daily part of her life.
Following guidance from numerous physiotherapists and surgeons, Yoga had been recommended to aid recovery and improve performance. Coming to the mat with a competitive and anxious mind she was unsure of how the Yin and Yang of this would mesh together. After only a few weeks of regular practice, improvements to all injuries were seen, and flexibility followed quickly.
Once flexibility was no longer an issue and injuries had cleared up, she felt compelled to keep returning to the mat. It became clear that the attraction was the huge beneficial effect it started to have on her mind and general well being!! Never one for sitting still for too long this was her mediation in movement. Regular practice allowed her to connect with herself again, to be present, mindful and brought clarity, positivity and happiness to every aspect of her life. It was a turning point in life and made her realize that she wanted others to experience the peace and happiness that Yoga has brought her.
Leaving the stability of the corporate world behind, she has followed her dreams, aiming to turn them into a reality and trusted in the Universe to guide her on her journey. She travelled to India, learned from the best, gaining significant experience and discipline, and qualified as a Yoga teacher in 2012.
Her studio opened in April 2013 where she has regular practice with her students. She continues to study and returns to India again this year to further her journey focusing on the following areas :
- Mysore-Style Ashtanga
- Bhagavad Gita
- Japa Krill
- Hands-on Adjustments
- Alignment, Props & Modifying Asanas
- Healing Injuries & Pain
- Moon Cycle & Restorative Yoga
- Ahimsa & Vegan Living
- Learn to Create Delicious & Healing Living Food
- Herbal Tonics Preparation
- Permaculture & Sustainable Living