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Instructors

Ines Lawlor

Ines Lawlor

Ines is an Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience. She has worked with children for the last 17 years in various settings and has experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder.

Ines trained as a children’s yoga instructor in the elbowroom in 2016. She currently teaches children’s yoga to preschool-aged children and uses yoga every day in her work as an Occupational Therapist in a children’s mental health setting.
Ines is an author of several books for children and teachers on sensory processing and prewriting skills. She also runs workshops on sensory processing for parents and children of children with Autism.

Katarina Jarinova

Katarina Jarinova

Katarina Jarinova studied and qualified in the elbowroom as a Children’s Yoga Teacher in 2013 and as Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Iyoga Dublin in 2016. She’s been teaching yoga in various settings around Dublin since then.

Katarina also worked regularly with groups of kids and adults with special needs. As a yoga teacher, she experiences every day how yoga empowers people with or without special needs and feels very privileged to be doing this meaningful work.

Róisín Kenny

Róisín Kenny

Róisín Kenny is a qualified Art Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher as well as a Children’s Yoga Teacher. She specialises in Trauma Processing, Emotional Regulation and Maternal/ Infant Mental health. She has trained in London with renowned yoga and meditation teachers such as Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Michael Stone.

Melissa Curtis

Melissa Curtis

Melissa has been teaching women yoga for over 15 years and is a Mother to 3 children.  Having started yoga in her 20’s in San Francisco, Melissa’s yoga journey has been fairly colourful. She is a fully trained Bikram, Hatha, Yin, Pre & Postnatal Yoga teacher, Kids yoga teacher, Pilates teacher, Infant Massage Instructor and Cuidiu breastfeeding counsellor.
Melissa is very passionate about birth which led her to start facilitating birth preparation classes, complete a doula and postnatal doula training and a Well Woman/Womb Yoga training with the well-known women’s health advocate, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

Melissa’s passion for women’s health is obvious regardless of what style of yoga she is teaching due to her nurturing approach and being able to respond to the needs of women’s health issues.  Whether in or out of the yoga room and knowing well how challenging life can be, Melissa loves to empower and support women from all walks of life.

Melissa has been teaching yoga since 2002, having started practicing in her 20’s in San Francisco. Her yoga journey started out as a Bikram Yoga Teacher and she is now a fully trained Hatha, Yin, Pre&Postnatal, Pilates, Kids Yoga teacher, is a 500hr qualified yoga teacher and is currently taking a second 300hr training with world-renowned Amy Ippoliti.

Melissa has always loved working with children, now has 3 children herself and after the birth of her 2nd child, she went on to become a qualified Kids Yoga Teacher in 2010 and then took another training in early 2014 before taking over the Kids Yoga Teacher Training at The elbowroom. Her experience from teaching through training brings us the highest of standards of quality teaching which is always confirmed by every trainee that trains with us. Melissa has been teaching on various trainings since 2007 and is passionate about empowering anyone that wants to embark on a new adventure of teaching kids whether they have teaching experience or not. This course is for absolutely anyone that loves yoga and wants to teach its benefits to children. Lots of fun guaranteed too!

Melissa’s knowledge, experience, gifted way of training and dedication to maintaining the excellent standard of manuals given means everyone will be ready to teach from the moment they finish this course.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.