Iyengar Yoga Teacher Greg Walsh
Greg Walsh has been practicing yoga almost 20 years since he was introduced to Yoga whilst travelling in Nepal.
Although Greg’s first encounter with yoga included breathwork, relaxation and a more gentle relaxing type of yoga, he was much more attracted to Iyengar yoga as it involved a more physical challenge, focus on strong body awareness and attention to detail.
Iyengar yoga can get quite strong as one becomes more experienced, but it is made easier for beginners in that there are always ‘easy variations’ of each posture.
So in the same yoga class one can have some people who are complete beginners doing easy alternatives, while other more experiences people practice the full posture with precision and alignment.
Greg was awarded his Introductory Iyengar Teacher Training Certificate in 2002 after 2 years of intensive teacher training. In April 2005 he was further awarded his Intermediate Level 1 Iyengar Training Certificate, and in May 2006 he received his Intermediate Level 2 Certificate.
Greg is the founder and main Iyengar yoga teacher of the Samadhi Yoga Studios in Dublin and Drogheda.
As well as his formal teacher training and continued training, Greg has trained with many Senior Iyengar teachers, and continues to train;
He also holds a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 hour certified teacher qualification and also a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.
“the yoga journey keeps on going…” as Greg says himself.
“For me, yoga goes beyond the physical practice. I see it as a tool for transformation: physical transformation, and also inner transformation.”
“I attempt to bring to my yoga classes an awareness of the deeper reasons for practising yoga, to overcome physical and mental blockages, and to become more alive, awake and aware in everything we do, in yoga practice and in life.”