The West Cork Yoga Festival Collective is a group of yoga teachers and willing volunteers living and working in the West Cork region. This core group, as well as the local teachers and practitioners who are involved, form the heart of the festival and make it what it is: a celebration of life! As a collective we work together to achieve our common vision of creating a beautiful event in the spirit of Yoga; compassion, truth, unity and devotion. The people involved support each other, learn and grow together, and create unity within the diversity of their various styles of practice.
The efforts of all the people bringing their unique skills to the table are what make this event the success that it is. We would like to offer huge thanks and appreciation to the committee members from previous years, whose life and work commitments mean that they can’t be so involved this year and whose shoulders this year’s organisers now stand on: Claire Osborne, Fiona Ashley, Clair Rosewood, Bella Hancock, Aine Brosnan, Ellie La Trobe-Bateman and Patrick Cotter. (Most, if not all of these yogis and yoginis continue to teach at the festival).
As well as the main organisers we have had some wonderful people helping us behind the scenes: Corinna Thornton, Dink, Maeve, Aine, to mention but a few, and many more volunteers who have given valuable assistance during the run up to the festival and during seed camp.
2018 organising committee:
Clair Lalor, Corinna Fisher (core group) and support team
Corinna Fisher teaches Yoga regularly in West Cork from her home in Schull and An Sanctoir plus The Yoga Diploma for new trainee yoga teachers in Cork City and Waterford. Corinna started her interest in all matters of the moving body 30 years ago during extensive dance training. This included the Alexander Technique which she studied at degree level. Her Yoga teaching is complemented by her work as a professional massage therapist in the healing arts. Spirituality and self development have been ongoing over the years. Corinna has worked extensively in various community settings here and abroad, teaching and learning. She is a parent and active community member.
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Clair Lalor has been a yoga teacher since 1995 having trained with the British Wheel of Yoga. She has been influenced by the work of Vanda Scaravelli, Iyengar, and Satyananda Yoga. Her interest in Living, as reflected in being the best that we can be, in trusting our nature, and the felt sense of that nature, has deepened from her practice and study of embryology and early experience. She is a Shiatsu practitioner and a Somatic Movement Educator and Practitioner, having studied with Linda Hartley, Joan Davis. She is also trained as a Process Oriented Psychotherapist which is a body oriented psychotherapy. She teaches Circle Dance, dances of Universal Peace and is a Laban Community Dance teacher.
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