The intent for this class is to connect to the inherent knowledge of ones body through the form of yoga.
Each posture and movement is like a doorway through which you will be guided to focus and enquire into your placement, use of breath and the spacious to be discovered within.
Deirdre was born in Ireland and completed her professional training at Bush Davies School and Laine Theatre Arts England. She was one of the first Irish dancers to be awarded ARAD status with the Royal Academy of Dance. Upon graduation Deirdre entered PACT Ballet Company, South Africa and performed in a wide variety of both classical and contemporary repertoire. In Ireland she was recruited to be one of the founding dancers of Night Star Dance Company, who are renowned for their utilization of dance in harmony with the modality of film.
Deirdres teaching career commenced upon her retirement as a professional dancer and was born from a desire to pass her knowledge onward to the next generation. She qualified as a teacher with the RAD and specializes in supporting pre-professional dancers and working professional dancers to explore and go beyond the boundaries of their technical and artistic potential.
Deirdres expertise as a teacher combines her deep understanding of the anatomy of the human body in motion and her unique integration of a variety of somatic modalities to develop the musical, technical and artistic potential of dancers.
Her training as a yoga teacher and deep somatic work allows Deirdre to offer each person an invitation to connect, observe, adjust, refine and enjoy the sense of movement within and of the body. Over the last twenty years she has taught dancers from all over Europe. She is currently based in Germany and travels widely as a guest teacher.