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All of our Yoga teachers are trained to the highest standard at our Yoga Alliance registered centres around the world.

Our teachers partake in a rigorous and intensive 200 hour training with Lalit and his expert team of teachers gaining a well rounded education that includes Anatomy, Ayurveda, Pranayama, Yoga Asana, Meditation, Adjustments, Alignment, Modifications, Yoga philosophy and much more.

Our teachers pass on these ancient teachings of yogic science through the traditional lineage of Lalit’s masters in India ensuring you receive a truly authentic  and professional yoga experience. Our teachers are warm, welcoming and committed to sharing this knowledge with people of all backgrounds. We are passionate about sharing Yoga from the Source – with everybody!

Our Team in Cork

Yogacharya Lalit

Founding Director

Lalit is the Founding Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre and the Hon. Secretary for International Yoga Federation for Ireland & Dharamshala. He has over 15 years experience teaching nationally and internationally. He is a…

Lisa Fahy

Senior Teacher

Lisa is from Cork where she commenced her yoga practice in 2007, initially to help with back problems. Following a yoga lifestyle is now an integral part of Lisa’s daily life and she believes that…

Marion Courtney

Business Manager

Marion joined the team in Cork as Business Manager in 2017. She leads her team with huge energy and loves seeing how yoga transforms the lives of individuals here in Cork. With a background in…

Jim Daly

Teacher

Jim started his yoga journey at the age of 39. Initially he continued to practice yoga for the physical improvements but in a very short period he also noticed the mental and emotional benefits of…

Anca Erena

Teacher

Anca is from Romania and she fell in love with yoga in 2013. She practiced Hatha yoga in her home town under the guidance of her best friend before deciding to further her yoga journey…

Melissa Stark

Teacher

Melissa is a Mysore Level 2 Authorised Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Melissa is a teacher and practitioner of many forms of yoga including vinyasa, ashtanga, prenatal, and restorative. After many trips to India, she received her…

Karen Bryan

Teacher

Karen’s interest in yoga was first sparked when attending local yoga classes in West Cork at the age of 16. Her practice has helped her grow stronger, more confident and mindful. It has also been…

Mary Breen

Teacher

I was in my early sixties when my daughter brought me along to my first yoga class. Being passionately involved in competitive sport all my life I believed that yoga would be too slow for…

Annabel Beckham

Teacher

From London, Annabel has been practicing yoga since her late teens. While growing up, her mother was managing a health condition caused by stress. She used yoga as a tool to help her and Annabel…

Gavin Demarines

Teacher

Gavin initially trained as a yoga instructor in 2013 where he completed his diploma in fitness yoga where he taught for two years. In 2015 he travelled to Himalaya Yoga Valley to complete his 200hr…

Jared Bruekner

Originally from Cork, Jared found his passion for Yoga in 2015 while training Jiu-Jitsu in the United States. Jared went on to study meditation at the Burlington Shambhala Centre in Vermont which encouraged him to…

Carolann O’Driscoll

Teacher

Carolann’s journey in yoga began in her late teens when her sister convinced her to go along to a class. It wasn’t until she was later diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and yoga was recommended by…

Treasa Kearney

Teacher

Treasa’s yoga journey began in 2014, it was life changing experience for her. She suffered a head injury as a result of a fall in 2013. She joined Trish Hurley’s class to help her overcome…

Karen Barry

Teacher

Karen’s interest in yoga was sparked many years ago but it wasn’t until she began to attend regular classes at The Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre that her true passion for and dedication to yoga became…

Rosa Moore

Teacher

I started practising yoga almost thirty years ago. I knew nothing about it then but thought it sounded interesting and it has proved to be interesting indeed! When I started, I had a yearning for…

Sonya Clifford

Teacher

Sonya began her yoga journey in 2001 stumbling into a class feeling stressed and exhausted from life in the corporate world. Looking for something new to try and not knowing what to expect, she left…

Bernadette Cronin

Teacher

Bernadette Cronin is a lecturer for Drama & Theatre Studies at University College Cork. She is a theatre-maker with GAITKRASH Theatre Company. Bernadette has always been interested in exploring the links between yoga and performance…

Our Team in Goa

Viriam Kaur

Philosophy Teacher

Viriam has been teaching yoga philosophy for Teacher Training courses with Himalaya Yoga Valley since 2011. She is from the UK and has lived in India for the last fifteen years. Having trained with the…

Yogita Mehta

Teacher

Yogita was born in Delhi and studied Arts at Kurukshetra University graduating in 2007. Yogita is a RYT 300, having completed 200 and 300 hour and Teacher Training courses with Himalaya Yoga Valley in Goa.…

Maeve O’Brien

Programme Director

Maeve is originally from Ireland , then after spending a considerable number of years in Australia now divides her time between Ireland and India. She is a 300 RYT, graduating from the 200 & 300…

Adam Devine

Anatomy Teacher

Adam hails from the UK but has lived in India for 10 years. He has been teaching Anatomy with Himalaya Yoga Valley since 2010 and is a valued teacher and team member. Adam is a…

Dr. Rohit R. Borcar (B.A.M.S.)

Ayurveda Lecturer

Dr. Rohit was born in Goa and completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) degree at Goa University. He practices medicine in his North Goa clinics, renowned as an Ayurvedic physician, panchakarma and…

Tony Healy

Senior Teacher

Tony first encountered yoga while on a working holiday in Australia in 1995. After numerous trips to India he decided to combine his passion for yoga and teaching by completing a two year hatha yoga…

Mandeep Kaur

Teacher

Mandeep was born in Punjab and grew up in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala, nestling on the foothills of The Himalayas. Mandeep’s Yoga journey started in 2003 while recovering from severe back pain when…

Tomoe Watanabe

Teacher

Tomoe is originally from Japan where she started yoga practice. She noticed yoga was turning her curiosity to the world into herself slowly, and that was when she decided to take the 200h teacher training…