Since 2007, Naomi has practiced yoga indoors, outdoors and where ever she can! She has practiced around the world, in Europe, America, India, Nepal, New Zealand and China. She has also practiced yoga with many teachers in Ireland and has been particularly inspired by teachers including, Michael Ryan, Frank Brooks, Tahnee Fournier, Kathy Scott, Desiree Rumbaugh, Kanta Barrios, Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig and Deb Nebauer.
Following her original interest in yoga, Naomi trained to become a teacher with the YTTC in Dublin.
In January 2013 Naomi travelled to India, to undertake Advanced Yoga Studies with Yoga Vidya Gurkhul. This experience allowed her to deepen her own physical practice and also delve deeper into the history, philosophy and traditional teachings of Yoga
Naomi has always throughout her life had a deep sense of the benefits and positive effects of exercise and activities as an integral part of one’s lifestyle. She truly believes that a healthy body means a healthy mind. Yoga has provided a center point for her to face many of life’s challenges, allowing for continued growth and learning.
Naomi’s classes are focused on Hatha style, encouraging each individual to challenge themselves to their own abilities. Movements are encouraged with a focus on alignment, breathing and relaxation.
With a keen interest in rock climbing and running, core strength also became an integral part of her daily practice, accompanying the practice of Yoga, Naomi has qualified with the NTC in Dublin in Pilates teaching, Matwork, Level 3. Naomi includes core strengthening as part of many of her classes and all combined Yoga and Pilates classes include the best of both practices to allow for overall balance in the body, developing strength and flexibility.
Bsc Physical Education, University of Limerick, 2005
Diploma in Yoga Teaching, RYT 200, YTTC, 2011
Yoga for Kids, Teaching Diploma, Rainbow-Yoga for Kids, 2011
Pilates Instructor, NTC, 2011
Diploma Advanced Yoga Studies, 500 Hours, Yoga Vidya Gurkhul, 2013
I absolutely love Naomi's classes. An experienced P.E. teacher with a lot of physical intelligence- and great technical skill herself, she brings an unexpected mix of challenge and supportiveness to each class. The classes are thoughtfully designed, the sequences are never boring, never repeated, always aiming for a particular focus. I think we are all surprised by how she gently coaxes an extra challenge out of us each time. An immensely positive teacher, her kindness and sensitivity to each practitioner is noticeable- and greatly appreciated. The energy and belief she has in yoga is infectious. I think everyone else I speak to who practices with her is as thrilled as I am to have found Elements Yoga with Naomi.
Very happy new yoga practitioner, Inchicore
'Naomi came onboard in March 2013 with a view to helping our athletes develop mobility within joints, flexibility throughout their body and prehab from injury. To say that Naomi is knowledgable and professional is an understatement. Her sessions are goal orientated and will address the issues SHE see's within the group. The progress seen /felt by all of our athletes whom attend her sessions is blatent and has helped them progress and recover greatly!'
Dara O'Boyle, Head Coach, Fitness Performance Systems.
'From the very first class I have enjoyed Naomi's enthusiasm, patience and love of Yoga/Pilates, so much so I now attend classes with Naomi twice a week. She makes everyone feel welcome and encourages each person to work at their own level and pace. Since starting classes with Naomi my strength and flexibility has improved greatly. After each class I feel calm and relaxed.'
"As a climber/athlete getting the right balance in my body is very important to me for staying injury free and healthy, Naomi makes this possible with great knowledge of strength and flexibility in the body complimented with her understanding of climbers and how we would like our body to perform in our sport. I look forward to every class."
Claire, Rock Climber
"In classes the techniques that we learned such as breathing transfer over into climbing really well, keeping your mind quiet and in tune."
Juan, Rock Climber
'Learning to tune into your breath has been really helpful in climbing but I also find it a good relaxation technique to use in a non-sporting context. The classes have also increased my overall awareness of my body and how different parts are connected and influenced by each other. And I have to mention the great core exercises!'
Alice, Rock Climber
I'm really happy with the classes at the moment. I think the Wednesday class is perfect for me, because although I find it difficult, it's not impossible and I could really feel an improvement over the last month I attended. I think you give really excellent direction and I it has been very helpful to get your individual attention here and there throughout the class.