Teacher Training Team

Meet the team behind YogaHub’s Teacher Training courses

Brian McVeigh

Brian is a qualified 250-hour yoga teacher trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and Shakti Rasa Yoga with Debbie Coradino, Veronica Larsson and enjoying ongoing learning with Marianne Jacuzzi. His classes focus on the transformative power of asana and working with the breath. Brian believes that in order to reap the benefits of yoga there must be an element of fun and discovery in the practice. He encourages honouring limitations and exploring variations to find the right posture for each practitioner.

Sylvia Ferguson

Sylvia’s love of yoga and dedication to her practice, studies and students is apparent in her classes. Her attention to detail in the language she uses and her thoughtful sequencing encourages students to be mindful in body and breath. The goal is to focus attention; the result is a deep sense of lasting calm and a physical practice that is both safe and challenging. Weak spots become stronger; areas of tension and tightness soften. She guides each student to focus their awareness deeply on aspects relevant to them, at that moment, always seeking balanced effort. Sylvia is a regular teacher with the Yoga Hub Teacher Training Team, enthused by a love of learning she has a passion for encouraging others to grow and develop.

Sylvia is a DCU and Yoga Therapy Ireland graduate, she teachers yoga and meditation in Dublin and internationally. Nationwide featured Sylvia as a teacher that ‘exudes the calmness she aims to instil in her students’.

Nico Luce

Nico Luce at Yogahub

Nico Luce has been practicing and teaching yoga for over a decade and has trained in various lineages such as Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin and Pilates. He is also a devoted student of eastern philosophy and spirituality which he weaves into the physical practice to create a profound transformational experience.

Bringing meaning to the practice and attention to refined bio-mechanics are at the heart of his teachings. Nico and his family live in Switzerland from where he travels internationally teaching workshops, retreats and Teacher Trainings and regularly produce instructional videos for GAIAM TV/My Yoga.

Guylaine Williams

Guylaine’s interest in yoga began in high school at the age of 16. Among her first teachers in meditation and yoga were Shirley MacLaine and Erich Schiffmann. In 1998, she began studying at The Yoga Sanctuary downtown Toronto, Ontario. It was there that she fell in love with Ashtanga yoga under the guidance of her teachers Jonathan Austman and Michael Stone.

In 2000, she completed her first (of dozens) Yoga Teacher Training that delved deep into the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga. In 2002, she returned to Halifax Nova Scotia and immediately began teaching Yoga Asana.

Instantly she became one of the most sought after yoga instructors with a dedicated student body that has continued to follow her for the last 18 years-mainly due to her obvious love and dedication to the practice and the lineage from which it comes. As well as this, she’s known for her intuitive assists, her open heart and off-beat sense of humour.

She’s now considered a master teacher in The Maritimes, Canada. She was the first to introduce post natal, kids and hot yoga to Halifax. She has been consistently studying with some of the greatest senior yoga teachers and has been fortunate to be a host to many of them in Halifax, NS. She was the first to welcome Tim Miller, Kathryn Bruno-Young, David Swenson and Krishna Das to Halifax.

Others include Darby, Hart Lazer, Jonathan’s Austman and her mentor and friend of 20 years Michael Stone. She’s studied intensively for months in California with Tim Miller and Rich McGowan as well as in Mysore, India with Sharath Jois.

She’s certified in the 1st and 2nd series of Ashtanga, Pre and Post Natal, Yin, Kids and Trauma-informed Yoga.

Finally, Guylaine has been mostly guided by the work of the late Michael Stone and her teaching and practice are mostly a continuation of that knowledge. She’s studied the psychology of yoga, mindfulness meditation, ethical precepts, vipassana, the essence of yoga, pranayama, trauma-informed yoga, the new-wave of yoga, yoga philosophy and Hatha-vinyasa all under the mentorship of Michael Stone. Unfortunately, Michael passed before she was able to complete his request for her to officially become one of his mentees.

Guylaine believes passionately in community and through it and a meditation and yoga practice, believes much healing can occur. She is dedicated to helping her students learn the tools they need to become independent.

For the last decade, she’s been offering yoga classes by donation as she has a strong belief that Yoga needs to be accessible. “You can’t heal all by yourself. You know colter did anyone heal all by himself. or herself We cannot do this alone.” Michael Stone.

Lee Tracey

Lee began practising yoga in 2008 and quickly realised that yoga had a profoundly positive influence on her life, on and off the mat. She began to realise the connection between body and mind and found that yoga helped bring flexibility and strength to her life, both physically and mentally, as well as emotionally and spiritually.

As her passion grew, she decided to step out of the corporate world and follow her desire to retrain as a yoga teacher. She travelled to Costa Rica to train, under the esteemed guidance of Paula Tursi and became immersed in training and the yogic way of life. She completed a 200 hr YTT course and attained the knowledge, tools and confidence to become the type of yoga teacher that she wanted to be- motivating, encouraging, enthusiastic and engaging.

Lee is committed to continuous growth and learning and frequently attends workshops and classes to deepen her knowledge and development. She is currently completing a Diploma in Mindfulness, as she has cultivated a deep interest in meditation and mindfulness. Through her studies and practise, Lee has come to realise the power of the mind, and the value of being able to find peace within.

Lee is a qualified children’s yoga teacher through Rainbow Kids Yoga and is currently studying Mum and Baby yoga in The Elbow Room. She is also a qualified Thai yoga massage therapist. She teaches a strong Vinyasa Flow class – challenging, creative and fun, using intelligent sequencing to link together postures and poses with a focus on proper alignment and techniques. She likes to bring lightness and energy into her classes and keeps her classes interesting and creative. Her aim is that people leave her class feeling strong, inspired, centred and refreshed.

Brian Malone

Brian Malone at Yogahub

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.

Jenny Keane

Jenny Keane at Yogahub

Jenny is a yoga instructor bent on moving people to play both on and off the mat with skillful awareness, an open heart and a healthy dose of gratitude, on a mission to get people moving and smiling.

A firm lover of cliches and an avid explorer, believes the adventure of life is waiting right on your doorstep and it just takes one big breath and the courage to MOVE to step out of fear and into the body. She believes that yoga asana is a powerful tool, accessible to all ages, meeting people wherever they are at, be it through injury, mental stress or the everyday life worries that inspires people to *Pause* *Breathe* And just *BE* To witness the magic power movement has to heal the body and mind and the beauty in connecting not only to yourself but others.

A hungry learner, passionate teacher and a bit of an anatomy nerd her classes teach disciplined alignment but believes nothing is worth doing if you aren’t enjoying it, adding that fun is the essential ingredient in yoga and laughter is the best core exercise there is.

Her passion for the way the body moves and works is infectious. Drawing elements from all forms of movement flows and healing practices, hatha, vinyasa, yin, tai chi, qigong, reiki. Whether you are catching one of her upbeat, playful yang classes or the soothing, relaxing yin classes you will most likely find your frown turned upside down.