Des has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 2010.
He discovered the practice quite by chance through a Christmas present from his wife, but immediately knew that it was for him.
The physical and mental benefits of a yoga practice became immediately apparent and indeed became a great support in an often stressful career.
He decided that he wanted to pass on the benefits of the Ashtanga Practice to others in 2016 and embarked on a two year teacher training journey with David Collins of Ashtanga Yoga Dublin. David is the foremost Ashtanga teacher in Ireland having been a student of K. Pattabhi Jois, the father of modern Ashtanga in Mysore, India.
Des completed his teacher training in October 2017 and immediately started teaching Ashtanga for all levels in Yoga Dublin.
He also teaches private and corporate classes. His classes are strong but accessible to all and in particular those with little or no Yoga
experience. Ashtanga Yoga is a powerful blend of breath and movement. Dating from over 5,000 years ago it is energetic and links poses and breathing through flowing movement. Ashtanga involves following a set sequence of postures as instructed by your teacher.
The Ashtanga system is the basis of what in modern parlance has become known as Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
Ashtanga benefits flexibility, fitness, breathing and is greatly calming
for the mind.