My name is Alice Carroll and I am a fully qualified Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance) and Pregnancy Yoga teacher (YTI). I began my yoga journey approximately 20 years ago and found it gave me a sense of wellness both physically and mentally. In Oct 2007 I embarked on a yoga teacher training programme in the Elbowroom, graduating in August 2008 with a Yoga alliance teaching diploma.
I left the corporate world of IT behind me in March 2010 and took the plunge in setting up my own business to pursue a more life-balancing career as a full-time yoga teacher.
I enjoy sharing my passion for yoga and its many benefits to students of all levels. I teach classes suitable for beginners and those who like a stronger practice. My Hatha based classes are fun, fluid, progressive and intuitive with emphasis on the importance of the breath throughout. Each class finishes with a guided relaxation as I believe it is vitally important as a means of integrating all that’s happened in the class and ensuring that the student leaves the class in a relaxed state of body and mind.
In 2012 I opened my own studio in Portarlington, Co. Laois. In 2015 I added other yoga teachers to the class schedule. Over the years I’ve completed trainings in kids yoga, pregnancy yoga, mam & baby yoga, restorative yoga, yin yoga, yoga for sports and chair yoga.
In March 2020 I closed my yoga studio with the advent of the Covid virus and began teaching online classes using Zoom which allows people to continue their yoga practice from the comfort & safety of their own homes. While the threat & restrictions of Covid have remained, I have continued with online classes to ensure all our safety.
During the summer of 2021 I ran of series of ‘yoga in nature’ events to explore some of our fabulous Laois countryside incorporating a walk/hike, yoga class and cake ! Roll on summer 2022 for more exploring !
In October 2021 I launched my monthly subscription based yoga video channel containing class recordings from 15 mins to 60 mins of various yoga categories from yoga flow, easy yoga, slow flow yoga, core flow yoga, chair yoga and restorative yoga to allow for the flexibility of home practice at a time that suits individual schedules.
June 2022 saw the return of my ‘in-person’ yoga classes at Solas Eco Garden Centre in Portarlington, Co. Laois. Its so lovely to see people in the flesh again and experience that shared sense of community.