About Eileen Tobin
Eileen first discovered yoga in the early 90’s and loved the physical element as well as the relaxation. In time she came to realise the benefits as well as the potential for meditation with the physical practise. Eileen experienced yoga in Thailand and other places as she travelled. When she came back to Ireland through personal growth she was drawn to studying to become a yoga teacher as she wanted to share the benefits of what she had got from her own practise and other yoga teachers.
Eileen then went on to study with the YTTC Dublin which at the time was run by the wonderful Marie Quail and had excellent teachers such as Suzy cooper, Paddy Hamill and Paula Flood. That was it, Eileen was hooked and onto yoga training. She went on to complete level 1 and level 2 yoga teacher training with the YTTC, Yoga Therapy with Suzy Cooper and Dr. Michael Emmet, Yoga for sports in YTTC Lisburn with Paddy Hamill and pranayama with Phillip Xerri. Eileen has also just completed prenatal yoga teacher training with Shelagh Sutton in Earthwise yoga.
Eileen has also trained and qualified in Swedish massage, Indian head massage, Thai massage, Reflexology and also Shamanism. She is a Reiki Master teacher, Seichiem master teacher. She brings the wisdom and knowledge that she has learned through these courses into her classes.
Eileen works with people who have mental health issues and people who have an intellectual or physical disability in groups or one to one sessions. She is very passionate about yoga benefitting mental health and the importance of well being for all. She is an advanced level WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitator and training to be an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trainer and has been a mental health first aid instructor for many years.
Eileen has studied ISL (Irish Sign Language) up to and including level 3 and is a strong advocate of inclusion for all. This enables her to communicate with people who only communicate through sign.