Why would you go to one of Elaine’s classes?
Her positive, upbeat nature is infectious. She brings humour to everything she does. But underneath it is heart. It’s clear that she loves what she does. It shines through in each class and the feedback she gets from children, their parents and Mums to be.
Elaine has a way of reaching whatever level you are on…
She has a special ability to connect with people no matter what age. She brings her experience and compassion for others into her classes.
‘When I practise yoga I feel great. I feel calm, and healthy.’ Elaine shares about why she started Enchanted Yoga… ‘When I needed to change career I realised that I wanted to combine the things I loved into my life. I love to teach, I love supporting children and women. I think it’s really important to lift people up. I realised that the times in my life where I had a daily practise of yoga were the times I felt really great in myself. I’ve reached a point in my life where I want to share that with other people.’
Enchanted Yoga is:
Elaine is clear about what Enchanted Yoga offers. She wants to lift people, to offer support, to build confidence, to help calm and relax anyone who comes to one of her classes. That’s why her focus is the family. She fundamentally believes that women need support. Particularly in pregnancy and when they are new Mums. Equally she believes that children need attention. She loves kids, their imagination, creativity and their openness.
Enchanted Yoga is not a fitness class or weight loss program:
Yoga is exercise and Elaine’s classes can be a good workout but that’s not what she’s interested in. Her passion is helping people to feel good within themselves so that their inner spirit and strength shines out. She doesn’t give a hoot about what shape or size anyone is. She does not share weight loss tips.
Why I started Enchanted Yoga.
As anything that is life changing when it happens, it took a big event to make me focus on what was important. I practiced yoga for many years on and off but started a regular practice ten years ago. When my daughter was born in 2017 she was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. With the diagnosis I quickly realised that I would need to change how I divided my time due to the amount of additional appointments that we needed to attend. I needed to find something that I enjoyed but that would give me the flexibility that I needed.
When my daughter, Síofra, was still a baby I went to Mum and Baby Yoga classes. They were wonderful. So relaxing and I felt supported and normal there. I met lovely other Mums and I got to forget about all the hospital appointments and everything that comes with a Down Syndrome diagnosis. The teacher mentioned that yoga would be great for Síofra when she was a little older because it would really help her core among other benefits.
That idea sat at the back of my mind for about a year and then I thought… I love yoga … why don’t I train to teach yoga and when I’m ready I can help kids to feel the benefits that I feel.’
Change is good
Elaine says. Change is great. The more I opened myself up to new ideas the more I became comfortable with myself. My classes are supportive and that is the core of everything I do. Now anytime that I want to add something to Enchanted Yoga or change something I consider if it can help or support others. That’s why becoming a Certified Infant Massage Instructor made sense. Giving new parents more support is something that is perfect for Enchanted Yoga.
Offering classes online is something that I have started because of Covid19 but suddenly being able to teach yoga to children in smaller towns and villages that didn’t have that opportunity before gives support. So I will continue to do that and think of how I can increase that part of my business.
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