About Dee

20130530_0006Dee O’Rourke has been teaching Yoga and movement for the past 14 years and self-practicing for over 20 years.  She has trained with many teachers since 2000 starting with Marie Quail, the original founder ot the Y.T.T.C. (Yoga Therapy and Training Centre).  Dee spent 2 years travelling from Dublin to County Down to learn how to teach Hatha Yoga and after completing this 2 year teacher training course she immediately signed up for an Iyengar Yoga course in 2003.  By the time 2006 came around she had moved away from Iyengar Yoga and while she learnt so much it’s attention to precision she was drawn to the flow of Ashtanga Yoga which seemed more compatible with her personality.

Dee started to practice Ashtanga on a daily basis soon after the birth of her fourth child in 2005 and has received a high standard of training in Ashtanga with her main Influence being David Swenson.  Her most recent teacher training with him was in October of 2011 which was a ‘Second Series’ teacher training.

More recently Dee’s practice has evolved towards more flow and dance movement, combining Yoga poses but also allowing a free flow of movement to create a super class. She is well known in her native Dalkey and has been running Yoga Village there for 8 years.  Her other influences to date are Gabrielle Roth, Shiva Rea, Danny Paradise, Nancy Gilgof, Matthew Sweeney, Manju Jois, David Collins and Charlie Stevens of Contemporary Yoga.  You can follow her on the videos page of this website.

Dee has also produced a pregnancy Yoga DVD called “A Labour of Love”, and you can view the clips on pregnancyyoga.ie.

If you are ready to ROCK , and move  your body and clear your head, why don’t you join Dee at one of her classes or on one of her trips in Italy and Montenegro.