I'm Caragh Egan. My background is in mechanical engineering and I began practising yoga in 1999. I loved it on so many levels from the very beginning and very early on, started to dream of becoming a teacher.
In 2002, I took my first yoga teacher training course, with Donna Farhi in Vancouver. Donna's holistic approach to movement informs a lot of my practice and teaching.
I completed Marie Quail's Yoga teacher training diploma in 2003 and began teaching.
I gradually moved away from engineering to become a full-time yoga teacher and
I opened Sunrise Yoga studios in Dun Laoghaire in 2007.
Life happens. Three kids in quick succession and the yoga studio was too much. So I kept the kids and in 2012, I closed the studio. I let go of running a business and refocused on teaching, which has always been the thing I loved most (and being a mammy!).
Over the years, I've continued to study with other teachers when I can. I completed the Sivananda Yoga Teaching Diploma and various courses with Shiva Rea, whose beautiful flowing practice is a big inspiration to me. Janet Stone and Katy Appleton are two other teachers I love learning from.
During the crazy challenges of 2020, more than ever, meditation and mindfulness have come to play a much more prominent role in my practice. Meditation and the philosophy of mindfulness, the very basis of yoga, have kept me sane and happy!
Over the years, I've studied and taught prenatal yoga, yoga for kids, 1-1 classes to people in their 70s who've never done yoga before. I love that yoga is so adaptable to the different stages of life. I believe yoga is for always, for whatever life offers. No matter what your life story is, no matter what stage you are at, we all benefit from a little space to stretch, breathe and, most of all, to reconnect to ourselves. This is what I hope my teaching can offer.