Who'll Be There - Thrive Festival

Who'll be There

  • Gemma is a seasoned UK TV, reality, West End and film actress who gained recognition by starring in the soap ‘Hollyoaks’. In 2017 she was a hit on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’reaching the final. Since then she has been embraced by the media, featuring in an array of publications such as Fabulous, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Hello, OK and the Daily Mail online. Gemma’s athletic physique is down to her passion for a healthy lifestyle balanced with regular exercise and good nutrition. Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro in 2013-2014. In June 2018, her avid enthusiasm for health and fitness reached new heights, with the launch of her own active wear brand – GA by Gemma Atkinson. Find Gemma at Thrive Festival 2019 on the Signature Stage on Saturday, March 30th ! www.gemmaatkinson.co.uk Find Gemma on social: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter  
  • Dr.Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor, best-selling author, and health writer. She is also a qualified personal trainer and is currently pursuing a masters in clinical nutrition and public health. Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle medicine. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, books, and a podcast. The Food Medic podcast aims to cut through the confusing health information that we find online by interviewing experts and specialists who dispel the myths surrounding diet and health, and instead share evidence-based advice and actionable tips! www.thefoodmedic.co.uk Find Hazel on social: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter  
  • Jasmine Hemsley is a London-based wellness and nutrition expert, co-founder of Hemsley+Hemsley, TV presenter, best-selling author, creator of East by West and champion of Ayurveda. Through her work in food, health and wellbeing, she has inspired a global audience to shift their perspectives on food and lifestyle using her platform to encourage a 360-degree approach to health and return to a simpler, more mindful everyday life. Jasmine is the UK’s 18th top chef. Jasmine’s latest concept is East by West, an idea that came to life as a pop-up café, inspired by her travels in Sri Lanka and India. East by West realises Jasmine’s vision of Ayurvedic cuisine and wisdom. East by West the cookbook launched in November 2017, delving further into Jasmine’s passion for holistic Eastern foods and therapies, and which has since become an Amazon best-seller and winner of Women’s Health Wellbeing Book of the Year award. http://www.jasminehemsley.com/ […]
  • Indy Power is a bestselling author, food columnist for the Irish Independent and creator of The Little Green Spoon app and website. She believes that we should eat to feel good and her nutritious, plant-based recipes are designed to make you feel good while you’re eating and afterwards too. Her recipes are delicious and simple to inspire you to cook from scratch and eat more plants. Find Indy on social: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter https://thelittlegreenspoon.com/
  • Author, blogger and broadcaster, Holly White is one of Ireland’s leading authorities on Plant Based eating. Having trained extensively in Ireland and abroad her mission is to elevate perceptions of vegan food with taste at the forefront of everything she creates. She has collaborated extensively with brands such as Camile Thai and Insomnia Coffee and most recently The Merrion Hotel to create vegan additions to their menus. Fundamentally eating well has to be simple and she will be discussing and demonstration plant based practicalities and showing some simple everyday options for the vegan-curious. https://www.holly.ie/ Find Holly on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Alan O’Mara is the founder of Real Talks and a renowned speaker for his mixture of honesty, insight, humour and passion on the topic of health and wellbeing. He is the author of the best-selling memoir ‘The Best Is Yet To Come,’ while the Real Talks podcast series he hosts has been listened too in more than 100 countries around the world. A former Gaelic footballer with Cavan and an Ulster u21 champion, he became the first active senior inter-county player to go public about experiencing depression in 2013. He is currently completing a Masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology and is a wellbeing ambassador to the HSE’s ‘Little Things’ campaign. To learn more about Alan or his work, go to www.RealTalks.ie
  • Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. In order to achieve this, he believes in providing this information in an understandable, practical and enjoyable manner. The approach is based on translating the latest nutrition science into practical advice and recipes for people to achieve their health and performance goals using fresh and simple ingredients. Time is a valuable commodity in the modern world so his recipes, tips and tricks acknowledge and address that. Cooking is a skill that Daniel believes is a critical element to achieving health and performance goals, it is because of […]
  • Pip is an adventurer, travel writer and film-maker with a passion for meditation, health and wellbeing. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul. As well as being an intrepid traveler, she is also a trained meditation instructor. Pip studied history and politics at Oxford University and subsequently worked in Asia for five years as an anchor and reporter in Hong Kong. She also traveled extensively in Malaysia as a key reporter on the general election and produced political and travel multimedia stories for The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and South China Morning Post, amongst others. Pip’s journey back to Britain in 2013, to take up the role of Adventure Editor for Red Bull Online, was an epic year-long 10,000 mile biking trek, starting in Kuala Lumpur, taking in 26 countries. Despite narrowly avoiding being blown […]
  • The Gut Stuff was co-founded just over a year ago by DJ presenters Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and entrepreneur India Wardrop. Twins are a great constant for medical research, and Alana and Lisa became the “chief guinea pigs” for Tim Spector at TwinsUK research at King’s College London where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently. Thus their ‘gut journey’ began! The trio made it their mission to bring the real science to the public. They launched a Youtube series featuring the world’s leading scientists in Gut Health including Tim Spector, Trevor Lawley, Sandrine Claus and Fiona Powrie amongst other great scientists and set up www.thegutstuff.com – an accessible, fun online resource. They’re reaching out to empower the world with gut health through lots of creative channels such as their  successful “pop up” Supper Club […]
  • Maeve Madden is a bestselling author and health and fitness influencer. Maeve released her debut book, Beat Your Bloat in May 2018. The book was a best seller in both the UK and Irish markets and is set to hit the US in December. Maeve’s strong female audience love her approach to fitness, but even more so with her daily information on female related issues, from PCOS to IBS. A Fitness/Commercial Model, Actress, Lifestyle Blogger, Personal Trainer, former Professional Dancer born and raised in Ireland. Maeve has always had a passion for fitness, health & beauty. She attended both dance and acting schools in her hometown from the age of 3 and competed successfully in many competitions for Dance, Drama and Beauty. Hard work and dedication has seen Maeve successfully sign with modelling agencies in Europe, London and Ireland, securing campaigns and working for high end brands including Adidas, Treseme, Lacoste, […]
  • Laura Thomas is a Nutritionist and Wellness advocate based in London. She helps people figure out their issues with food, sort through confusing diet advice and help people get their shit together around food. Laura grew up in Scotland and went to the University of Aberdeen, where she studied Health Sciences, with a focus on Health and Nutrition. Laura got really interested in gut health and did some research on healthy gut bacteria (known to adults as the microbiome) for her honours project. This took her to the USA to continue her research and get a PhD in Nutritional Sciences at Texas A&M University, working with some of the best researchers out there. Then she packed up her stuff and headed on out to Washington, D.C. where she did a Nutrition Policy internship at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. After that, it was up to New York where […]
  • After work and the football field, the kitchen is generally where you will find chartered physiotherapist, Gaelic footballer, food blogger and author, Sinéad Delahunty. A passionate lover of all food, she shares her kitchen creations through her food blog – DELALICIOUS. Her blog focuses on inspiring others to fuel their lives through healthy, wholesome and real food with quick and easy recipes for all. Sinéad is a self-professed pro at batch-cooking, making meals from scratch in minutes and cooking within a tight budget whilst juggling work, sport and blogging. With a passion for travel, her recipes are influenced by foreign cultures with a focus on Irish produced ingredients. Sport is a major part of Sinéad’s life and she has represented her native Tipperary at inter county level for many years and plays at club level with Foxrock-Cabinteely, Dublin. DELALICIOUS – the food blog began from humble beginnings in 2015 to […]
  • For over 20 years Deirdre has been exploring, training, teaching and experiencing Yoga – initially with the Bihar School of Yoga in India where she trained and lived for almost 3 years exploring many different Yoga styles – Hatha, Bhakti, Jhana and Karma Yoga. Deirdre trained further in Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy, living in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Thai forest retreat centres and Yogic ashrams in Rishikesh. During that time she undertook many intensive 10-day silent meditation retreats over the years, and wishing to take her practice deeper, undertook three separate meditation retreats of over 3-months duration, one of which was under the guidance of teachers of the Dalai Lama. In 2013 she created and developed her Deep Sleep Workshops and Trainings. This was initially in response to her own experience of restless, sleepless nights, and wanting to find a way through them without resorting to sleep medication.  After finding her […]
  • As a practitioner for over a decade, a teacher for over 5 years and a mama of 2, Valerie strives to live the teachings of yoga on and off the mat.  Her teaching draws on a rich tapestry of yoga styles to engage with and serve the individual. She will hold space for you to move, breathe & explore your personal landscape. While working as a lawyer she completed her first yoga teacher training and went on to study extensively with renowned yoga & bodywork educators and has trained in yin yoga, core strength vinyasa yoga, pre-natal yoga and Katonah yoga. Specialising in one to one yoga tuition & workshops, Valerie’s teaching is engaging, challenging yet accessible and always adapted to real life.
  • Mark is one of Ireland’s most sought after Health and Wellbeing Coaches, helping people from all walks of life to transform their body and mind. Mark’s advice, skills and results are second to none earning him an impressive reputation within the Health and Wellbeing industry. A qualified Executive Coach, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nutrition Coach and Physical Therapist, His encyclopedic knowledge puts Mark in the perfect position to help his clients achieve their individual goals. http://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Leading decluttering expert Breda Stack, The Declutter Therapist of DeclutterTherapy.com, is the founder of National and International Declutter Day, author of Declutter Therapy and a regular contributor to TV, radio and print media. Sharing a unique approach to decluttering since 2010, Breda is also the creator of The Declutter Academy Professional Training Certification and other online programmes through which she teaches students and clients all around the world to “LET IT GO” so they can enjoy simpler, happier lives. www.decluttertherapy.com Facebook: @DeclutterTherapy Twitter: @BredaStack  
  • Karl has an extensive background in many fields of sports and utilises his knowledge of training, nutrition and physical therapy when working with clients. Karl believes that an individualised approach is key in optimising long term sustainable results. As a manager within the FitVision team, Karl understands that unity and togetherness is what gives us the best chance of achieving that common goal. He takes this same approach when working with clients in the studio and in corporate settings. http://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Peppe is a passionate and enthusiastic movement teacher and student. Peppe spent his youth exploring different sports like skiing, gymnastics, martial arts and later on “Fitness”. His exploration eventually led him to study Exercise Physiology at the University of Turin After completing his degree he decided to study in a more practical way. That’s when he met Ido Portal who is a popular movement artist, researcher and teacher. After he travelled far to learn from Ido, Peppe has never stopped learning. He is currently based in Dublin, and he is passionate about helping people move more! At Thrive Festival, Peppe will conduct a class which guides participants through flows and movement sequences that use cutting edge methodologies to improve mobility and strength. Combining traditional strength training, pilates and Chinese martial arts, students will work hard but feel great after.
  • Shannen is a qualified personal trainer, physical therapist and professional dancer. Having been involved in sports, fitness and dance for a number of years and the opportunity to work in around the globe in India, London, Europe and Los Angeles. Shannen combines one to one training and nutrition consultations for individual targets and delivers high-intensity group sessions, focusing on strength, conditioning, core stability and her speciality Dance Fit classes. http://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Yaeli is an orthopaedic physical therapist, a yoga and dance teacher. She’s also currently a student at the Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine Cork. Her love for body sciences really kicked off during her first degree, BSc Biomedical Science, NUIG, 2010. The learning was rich and rewarding, only the stressful and static lifestyle of an academic was physically crippling! After her degree, the only thing for it was to spend less time at a desk and more on a yoga mat, exploring manual therapies as medicine for physical pains. This exploration brought her to study remedial massage in Melbourne, 2012-2014, where Yaeli qualified and worked as a senior allied health therapist in a busy city clinic. It was during this time she encountered contact improvisation dance which, to date has been one of the most enjoyable and informing practices of body movement she has ever met. In 2013 she completed […]
  • POUND® was created in 2011 by two women who were both recreational drummers and former college athletes. They relied heavily on stability-based exercises like Pilates to keep their bodies aligned, symmetrical and lean, but were bored with routine and longed to reignite the fun in exercise. It wasn’t until they were forced to drum without a stool and squat over the drum kit that they realized drumming and exercise could be one and the same.  POUND® is currently taught by over 17,000 instructors in 70+ countries to hundreds of thousands of participants a week, making an active, supportive and passionate community. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable, and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Find out more at www.poundfit.com
  • Laura is a self-care coach, business mentor for online coaches and designer who’s passionate about living a wholehearted life! Laura is passionate about helping others do the same – from mindset and self-care to running a business that gives us freedom and flexibility to create a life that truly works for us as modern women, she wants to help you show up for yourself more than ever before. www.wholeheartedlylaura.com Find Laura on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • At Thrive Festival join The Coaching Circle for an interactive panel discussion about self-care, self-belief and resilience.  They’ll explain what these topics really mean and through a mix of coaching tools & techniques as well as personal stories, attendees will leave motivated and empowered. All members of the panel are qualified Executive & Life Coaches from https://www.positivesuccessgroup.com/ Alison Underwood is a Career & Life Coach at Echo Steps.  Her services include working with clients to get unstuck, make changes and build new habits in life and work.  She understands the pressure of trying to do and be it all and helps clients find ways to manage.  In group workshops and talks, Alison speaks about finding what’s right for you, what you enjoy and what fits in with your life right now.  She helps people find an approach to life and work in a sustainable way, leading to a happier and […]
  • My Nutrition – a leading Nutritional Consultancy was formed by the talented Latin Chef Jeeny Maltese and Leading Nutritionist and Health Expert- Tom Coleman. With a background in fine dining, TV Chef Jeeny appears regularly on RTE and Virgin Media. Jeeny delivers “Easy, Practical, Inexpensive & Tasty recipes”, without hassle, or crazy ingredients from health stores or weird ingredients that no ones knows about! http://www.mynutritionireland.ie/ Find Jeeny on social: Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
  • Laura is a Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor who founded Umbrella Wellness, one of Ireland’s leading wellness companies. Laura found her passion and love for yoga, meditation and mindfulness a few years back. She was feeling the effects of being anxious, over-worked and burnout at her fast-paced corporate job and decided to pack it all in and begin her yoga journey. She specialises in Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and meditation. Laura did her training in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. Through her company Umbrella Wellness, Laura works primarily with corporate companies throughout Ireland running short and long term courses, wellness days, retreats and Wine Yoga events along with consultancy services (assisting businesses with their wellness programs). Find Laura on social: Facebook  & Instagram
  • Julie Burke is a yoga and wellness teacher and founder of Hotpod Yoga Dublin. Having trained all over the world and living abroad for 5 years she returned to Ireland in 2017 with a mission to enhance the wellness offering in Dublin through Hotpod Yogav- she opened her first studio in October 2017 with a second one on the way early next year.  Julie is passionate about finding that work-life balance and helping people realise the multiple benefits of investing time in themselves by taking control of their lifestyle and empowering themselves. She works with a number of leading Irish companies designing and delivering their corporate wellness programmes including fitness classes, meditation and mindfulness sessions. She is always open to new collaborations and projects.    In the crazy paced world we live in Julie tries to find the perfect balance to keep both the body and the mind fit and healthy and encourages her […]
  • Tom Coleman is the co-founder of My Nutrition – a leading Nutritional Consultancy. He is a nutritionist with a background in Science and Health Promotion, with a lifetime passion in Health, Sports & Science. Tom has worked with many of Ireland’s Elite Athletes, Coaches & Teams in Nutrition, Performance, Recovery and Fatigues Science. His nutritional consultancy was formed with his wife and talent latin chef Jeeny Maltese! http://www.mynutritionireland.ie/ Find Tom on social: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Lee Tracey is a Yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher based in Dublin She works throughout Ireland and Europe in studios, at festivals and gatherings & with some of the biggest companies in Ireland. She is also a Lululemon ambassador and works closely with industry leaders to create community-based interactions. She loves sharing her passion for these practices and collaborating with exciting mindful events. Her training has been worldwide from Dublin to Costa Rica to New York City and she has been lucky enough to learn from some of the global leaders in her field. Her goal is to support people in living a more fulfilling, happy and passionate life. Lee’s classes as Thrive Festival will include: Wake Up! Yoga to wake up and invigorate the body, mind & soul! Expect to move mindfully, create space and allow yourself to connect deeply to your breath, your body and this present moment […]
  • Kadam Adam Starr is the Resident Teacher (principal teacher) of Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre, Dublin. He has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for many years under the guidance of the fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Originally from Dublin, Kadam Adam spent many years teaching in the UK and in Europe before returning home to Ireland. Wherever he has taught, he has helped many people discover the potential for lasting inner peace & happiness that lies within each of us. Kadam Adam teaches from the heart in a clear, warm and relaxed way that is highly relevant for our time. Find Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre on social: Instagram & Facebook http://www.meditateinireland.com/
  • Lauren believes that living a healthy, positive and active life will bring internal happiness. And through her classes she loves to encourage this. Lauren has always had a passion for fitness and movement since she started dancing from a young age. She went on to train professionally as a dancer and graduated from Millenium Performing Arts in London, UK. After graduating Lauren became a fully qualified Barre Instructor and loved the fact she could combine her love for dance and fitness into an amazing high energy workout class. Lauren encourages her clients to push themselves out of their comfort zone, through hard work and attention to form. She absolutely loves to see her clients flourish and achieve results. At Thrive Festival Lauren will host a full body barre workout! This is a fusion of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates which is the perfect combination to lengthen, strengthen and chisel the body […]
  • Passionate about movement from an early age, Kitty commenced training as a Ballet dancer at five years old. Attending ballet schools in Dublin and Bangor she then won a scholarship at sixteen to the prestigious Bird college in Kent where she completed a diploma in dance and musical theatre. She then returned to Ireland to teach dance and run summer schools for children while continuing her training as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at the National Training Centre in Dublin. Constantly pushing her body to the limit, Kitty realised she needed to broaden her studies to embark on a more therapeutic and holistic practice. Beginning by studying and teaching Pilates, Kitty found herself drawn to the world of Yoga, undertaking her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi in Dublin. She has since attended workshops in India, Bali, New York and the UK. Kitty’s classes are of a slow flow […]
  • Simone Walsh is a qualified hatha yoga teacher in Dublin. Her classes range from stability, flow and core classes which are suitable to all levels. These classes cover asana (postures), pranyama (breath awareness) and meditation. Simone incorporates awakening yoga into her classes for all levels with an emphasis on creative and accessible movement practices. Students will experience a modern twist on traditional yoga to atmospheric electro music. Find Simone on social: Facebook & Instagram
  • Annie is one of Ireland’s most in-demand pilates, yoga and movement teachers, who is known to be warm, friendly and extremely experienced. Annie’s forte is understanding and explaining movement and anatomy with clarity, enthusiasm and humour. A science graduate with a masters degree in Molecular immunology she has a fascination with the human body that grounds everything she does. She has worked with some of Ireland’s top athletes including members of Leinster Rugby, Dublin Footballer and Hurlers. Annie is particularly interested in the impact of our lifestyle on our health and empowering others to makes changes in their life – to make everyday count, to look after themselves, to look after others and get the most out of their lives. Find Annie on social: Instagram & Twitter  
  • Natalie Constanti Is the UK & Ireland Master Trainer for STRONG by Zumba. A Former Tae kwon-do Champion, Ex Professional Dancer, Physique Fitness competitor, all forms of movement are her passion Calisthenics fitness is her lifestyle! Yes, she placed top 4 at the European WBFF Diva Fitness Model competition, has won many multiple national UK Taekwondo championships & a 4th place world ranking.From dancing on the X Factor and presenting around the world she is grateful to wake up every damn day and love what she does! Each discipline along with her extensive dance & fitness qualifications, her drive for knowledge and continued education has given her the fundamental skills to make her a versatile educator and fitness presenter. Her role is to educate, inspire and motivate individuals to take a leap of fitness faith! https://strong.zumba.com/ Instagram: @NatalieConstanti Facebook: @NatalieJConstanti Twitter: @MissNatCons
  • Finn is a chef, marine scientist and writer – her bestselling cookbook Finn’s World was released in 2017. An avid surfer, Finn lives on the wild west coast in her adopted home of Bundoran. Finding out she was a coeliac in her college years, Finn has since strived to create gluten-free recipes that are healthy, affordable and so delicious that anyone can enjoy them! Finn is passionate about reducing our dependency on single-use plastics and is an ambassador for an Teagasc’s Clean Coasts. She cooks for yoga and wellness retreats around the country, is a food judge in Ireland and the UK and spent this year helping her partner launch Burro Burro in Bundoran. To keep up with Finn on here foodie and oceanic adventures, and for lots of tips on how to make sustainable living easier and more affordable check her out on Instagram @saltwaterstories.me and online at www.saltwaterstories.me
  • Gayle was bitten by the yoga bug almost a decade ago, at a time where she barely knew where her toes were, never mind if she could touch them! Inhabiting what felt like a very stiff, tight, awkward body, yoga helped her feel at home in her skin. Class by class, posture by posture, Gayle fell in love with the practice, deciding to travel to Kerala, India in 2012 where she completed her first teacher training in Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. A little time later, she stumbled into a Kundalini yoga class and that’s when yoga fever really set in! Her hunger for knowledge and a deeper understanding of the practice led her to undertake a year-long Level 1 training in Kundalini Yoga here in Ireland in 2015. Because of the profound impact, it had on her overall well being she commenced her Level 2 Kundalini training in 2017 with two of […]
  • James’ love of movement is such that he changed his entire career, previously a research academic focusing on evolution, James returned to study Physiotherapy at Trinity. The thought of evolution and change are central to James movement practices. He encourages playfulness as you practice and reflection on opportunities to improve. At Thrive James will be conducting two classes: Cardio-Sweat-Burn Pilates A strong high-intensity movement class to target every inch of your body. Combining Plates with strength and conditioning this is ultimate workout your body. You will move every which way to a lively beat. Get ready to work hard…#movesweatburn The Restorative Using the best of Pilates/Yoga mobilisations and stretching. These relaxing sessions help you build flexibility and strength at the same time as releasing joint tightness and muscle pain. Whatever your sport or work come and feel restored ready for the next challenge. #restorativemovement  
  • Leonie Lynch is a qualified Advanced Pilates Mat/Reformer and Animal Flow Instructor, who approaches fitness using the wisdom of the body itself. When teaching she focuses on body weight training, movement fitness, and functional performance. Using mixed movement influences as her guide, Leonie imparts proper technique and fully explains the ‘why’ for a better understanding of the importance of proper form in exercise. Leonie’s teaching and training is set on a foundation of movement principles – alignment, breathing, control, concentration, flow and precision of movement. She has a particular appreciation for women in her own life stage. As a mother of two and a functional exercise specialist in prenatal programming and postnatal assessment and core restore, she has seen first hand the challenges that women go through in pregnancy and postpartum. In her postnatal work, she teaches women how to regain strength and restore the core without doing unfavourable exercises […]
  • After completing a BA Hons Degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at UCD, Dearbhla ignited her love of poetry and theatre but was certain that she wanted to pursue a more physical career path. Dearbhla began dancing at a young age. That passion stayed with her throughout her life, playing an active role in the UCD Dance Society and performing as a lead soloist with the Monica Loughman Ballet Company. Dearbhla decided to combine her love of movement and health. She completed the QQI Certificate in Nutrition and the EQF Level 4 National Qualification in Exercise and Health at the National Training Centre. Shortly after passing her exams, Dearbhla was offered an internship at Platinum Pilates and the rest is history. Since then, Dearbhla has gone on to further her qualifications with the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult, the National Qualification in Pre & Post Natal […]
  • Molly’s love of all things healthy and happy are what drove her to open her very own yoga studio, Sweaty Soul, in September of 2016. Living in New York for two years, practicing under some of the most world-renowned instructors, she was drawn to the intense positivity and recognised how much room there was for creativity in being a yoga teacher. Her classes are challenging, fun and are always lead with a strong focus on breath. Through her classes she shares her love of strength building, not only physically, but more importantly mentally, helping her students learn how to use the benefits of yoga not only on the mat, but in their every day lives. Molly’s enthusiasm and contagious positivity has encouraged so many to pursue their path of yoga, and she hopes through Sweaty Soul, her international retreats and yoga YouTube channel, she can inspire even more to invest […]
  • Taz Kelleher is first and foremost a podcaster but also a graphic designer and presenter. Having honed her podcasting skills at the internationally respected Postloudness podcast network, situated in the Cards Against Humanity office in Chicago, she has returned to her home shores with a mission to bring podcasting to a wider Irish audience. As both a host of the critically acclaimed podcast In The Shower with Taz and Marcus, founding member of The Dublin Podcast Festival and network producer for the HeadStuff Podcast Network, Taz is closely involved with every stage of the process, from taking a podcast to pitch stage to helping the final product reach the audience it deserves. Outside of podcasting, Taz is one of the co-founders of the DIT Brendan Behan award, which recognises outstanding Irish talent. This has led her to conduct live interviews with the likes of Glen Hansard, Panti bliss and many […]