Teacher Training Team

Meet the team behind yogahub’s teacher training courses

Brian Malone

Brian is a yoga and breathwork teacher based in Dublin. Brian undertook his teacher training in Goa, India, studying extensively the lineages of Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Therapeutic yoga. His yoga classes are breath-focused, and based on alignment and conscious movement, while also encouraging students to intuitively explore the uniqueness of their own bodies and practice.

He also teaches breathwork classes, where the focus is on developing a deeper relationship to the breath and connecting to its natural power as a tool for healing, transformation and relaxation. Brian believes that by consciously and compassionately connecting with the body and breath, they can begin to act as an anchor into the present, creating greater clarity and awareness, and allowing access to a simpler flow of life.

 

Gracie Mahady

My yoga journey began in my late teenage years. My mam would encourage me to sign up for the six-week yoga courses with her. When I began, I realised it was a new world to what I’d known as a teenager. It was a quiet space. Breath awareness was a priority, and after no time I felt a sense of calm I hadn’t known before.  Meditation and quiet have since been an important part of my life, helping me to focus and listen to myself as best I can.

I trained for my 200-hour Ashtanga-vinyasa YTT in the south of Spain, in a small town named Cadiz. It was a massive learning experience, both about yoga and myself. I began teaching, and knew early on it was something that helped me stay creative, compassionate and aware.

After my initial training I went on to train in Yin yoga, a very intimate and special practice. From there I studied MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction). This was an eye-opener and a course I loved.

I try to incorporate awareness, breathwork and a flowing physical asana practice into my classes. My hope is that students leave the studio feeling a little less heavy in their minds and open throughout their bodies.

Kate McQuillan

Kate has been practising yoga for over ten years and has over 1,000 hours of training under her belt. She is trained in Chakra yoga, Sivananda, Vinyasa, Mandala, Rocket and Yin. She assisted on a teacher training with Arhanta Yoga in their ashram in India in 2017. In 2019 she joined the team for the Gaza Women’s Yoga & Circus Hub, where she is the lead yoga teacher trainer for the project; she has travelled to Gaza twice since joining.

She is trained in kids and teen yoga, and teaches regularly in secondary schools. She is forever expanding her knowledge, and has taken trainings with David Kyle, Michael James Wong, Hiro Landazuri, Sam Vetrano, Irene Pappas, Jamie Clarke, Dulce Aguilar, Josh Summers and Adam Husler. She is passionate about the power of community, connection and activism through yoga.

Rohan Hennessy

Rohan has been a full-time yoga teacher for over twenty years and has been training teachers for more than a decade. Originally qualified in Iyengar yoga and influenced by the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles, his teaching is based on traditional alignment and fundamentals, which are constantly evolving with experience and intuition. 

 

 

Con Sheehan

Con began practising meditation in 2009 to help him manage a fear of public speaking. Meditation was a gateway to explore other practices like yoga and breathwork.

A desire to teach started to seed and take root in his early 20s, and during a few years of working in more conventional corporate roles he continued to deepen his practice in his spare time. By 2019 he had completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training and an MSc in Mindfulness-Based Interventions from UCD. In 2021 he completed a trauma-sensitive mindfulness training, which has been a valuable addition to his skill set.

Con’s approach to meditation is multi-layered. Every part of his teaching is grounded in intention. At one level he focuses on nervous system regulation and empowering people to find their own ways to resource and ground. On another level he focuses on how to nurture a kinder relationship with self. And on a deeper level he invites people into a process of self-discovery, getting to know themselves in a more intimate way. The most common feedback he receives is that his presence is very calming and grounding.

Alex Horgan

Alex Horgan is a physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach with a masters in sports and exercise medicine (TCD). Alex spent two years in Los Angeles doing a fellowship in biomechanics at the Movement Performance Institute. She completed her yoga teacher training in yogahub in 2020 with a view to using yoga therapeutically in private practice and with sports teams. Alex ensures yoga teacher trainees are as mindful as possible about alignment, injury prevention and management.