About Lisa

About Lisa

I'm Lisa Colfear

I began taking yoga classes in Dublin about 20 years’ ago, learning different styles of yoga from wonderful teachers such as Ríonach O’Flynn, Ingrid Janisoo, John and Suzanne of Ashtanga Yoga Dublin, Anto Kearney, Peter Sanson, Lisa Quish, Michele Van Valey and Lou Horgan.

I was very grateful to undertake my 200-hour Yoga Alliance Professionals Certified Teacher Training with Ríonach O’Flynn in the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sequence, Meditation and Pranayama (yoga breathing techniques), and Yin Yoga with Ingrid Janisoo.

Between October 2023 and February 2024 I’m furthering my Teacher Training with Ríonach O’Flynn, completing the Full Ashtanga Primary Series, and moving on to elements of the Second Series. I offer gratitude and thanks to all of my yoga teachers.

About Lisa

‘Taittirīya Upaniṣad’ 2.1  ('The Teaching Mantra' or ‘Prayer for Peace’)

Oṃ Saha nāvavatu (Sanskrit: ॐ सह नाववतु)
Saha nau bhunaktu
Saha vīryaṃ karāvavahai
Mā vidviṣāvahai
Oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ

May we be protected
May we be nourished
May we work together with great energy
May our study be strong and effective
May there not be any hate
Peace peace peace (As translated by Hamish Hendry, see Yoga Dharma)

The Upanishads form part of the Vedas, the oldest text of the Indian subcontinent. The Taittirīya Upanishad, is a mantra that is traditionally chanted by teacher and student at the start of a yoga practice, or a school class.