SINCE she opted to leave the rat race and pursue her dream, Killarney native Faela Horgan has not looked back.

Faela took up yoga 10 years ago and inspired by the impact the discipline made on her life, decided to train as a yoga instructor. “I recently moved back to my home town of Killarney after spending the last decade in Dublin where I worked as a TV producer,” said Faela. “Teaching yoga is definitely my dream job. It’s about sharing it as it’s made such a positive impact on my life.”

She has won an enviable reputation for her yoga classes in Dublin and now more recently in Aghadoe, Killarney. Faela teaches classes suitable for men and women of all ages, designed to strengthen and tone muscles, regulate the body’s energy, and reduce stress. “I teach a Hatha-style yoga class which is an alignment-oriented practice that consists of physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), mindfulness and relaxation (savasana),” said Faela.

“Each session has a theme to help you explore postures, appropriate modifications and variations.” The Yoga For Beginners class is specifically created for students that are new to yoga as well as those looking to get back into their yoga practice after a break. Here you can learn the foundations of Hatha yoga without feeling overwhelmed or confused.

The drop-in rate for all group classes is €14, but you can enjoy six classes for just €70. Faela also teaches affordable private yoga sessions. “Whether someone is a complete beginner, suffering from an injury, or just wants to deepen their practice, I collaborate with each client to create a yoga programme that is tailored to their needs and lifestyle, creating a yoga experience to address exactly what their body, mind and soul need at that time.”

Semi-private sessions are also available for those who would prefer to practice with a small group of friends or family. “My purpose is to help people feel good in their bodies and create greater ease in their lives,” said Faela.

Contact Faela on 087-6471875, or see or her Facebook page @yogawithfaela