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Elaine Walsh-McGrath is the Owner of Enchanted Yoga.

She says ‘It’s great that people want to find out more about us and why I started Enchanted Yoga.

I have 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.’

Elaine started Enchanted Yoga to use yoga and creativity to give families tools to reduce stress in their everyday lives and promote well being.

If you would like to find out more information about us please contact Elaine at:

enchantedyogawithelaine@gmail.com

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