Biography

My name is Ann Dempsey and I had my first yoga class at age 19 and dipped in and out until established a more dedicated practice in my late thirties. This culminated in qualifying as a teacher in my forties. I am currently the only teacher in Ireland qualified in yoga, Pilates and somatic movement education. In addition I am training to be a restorative exercise specialist with Katy Bowman, Biomechanist.

Qualifications:
Vinyasa flow yoga with Dave Curtis in 2010. This is a yoga alliance certified course.
Level 2 teacher training was completed in 2011 with Veronica Larrson.
My pregnancy training was with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in London in January 2011.
Pilates training was completed with Sarah MacLachlann Dublin Balanced body Pilates (largest pilates training company in the world) in May 2011.

I trained in Somatic Movement Education with Brian Ingle from 2011 to 2014 resulting in gaining certification. (400 hour qualification).

I studied under Donna Farhi for four days in 2011.

I attended four days intensive training in London in May 2012 with Julie Gudmestad. This concentrated on muscle imbalances in the body and also helping ease out pains and aches.

I attended a two day intensive training with Rebecca Leone in Pilates in Dublin in July 2012.

I qualified as a somatic movement coach with Martha Peterson in April 2013 in Leeds.

I trained with Rebecca Leone in May 2013 in Dublin for a three day intensive.

I trained with Julie Gudmestad in Dublin for a two day intensive in September 2013.

I trained with Rebecca Leone in October/November 2013 for 9 days of intensive Pilates training.

I qualified as a Mother and baby yoga teacher in April 2014 with Birthlight.

I upgraded by 20 hour yoga qualification to a 500 hour qualification in November 2014.

In January 2015 I commenced a two year training to become a restorative exercise specialist with Katy Bowman.

I qualified as a Gentlebirth Instructor in August 2015.

I am thankful to the many inspiring teachers I have practiced with over the years including, but not solely, Caroline Downey, Rebecca Leone, Dave Curtis, Julie Gudmestad, Adrienne Crowe, Lou Horgan and Veronica Larrson