The Business Yogis are Sinead Mac Manus and Bridget Stacey Luff.
Sinead’s yoga journey began in 2000 during a hot Sydney summer. Coming from a semi-professional dance background, she was attracted to the dynamism and power of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Over the past 12 years, her interest and practice has developed to incorporate many different styles and traditions of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Anusara yoga, Godfrey Devereux’s Dynamic Yoga method and restorative Yin Yoga.
Sinead’s teaching combines the strengthening power of vinyasa, the heart-centeredness of Anusara and a eye for technical and anatomical details, creating flowing, challenging and fun classes for all levels. With an ongoing interest and research into yoga philosophy and modern neuroscience, Sinead inspires students to take their practice off the mat and into their busy urban lives. She believes in the life-changing potential of yoga and she is committed to sharing what she has learnt on her journey with others.
Sinead is also the founder of 8fold, a little company with a big dream – to change the way people work. An experienced trainer, speaker and author, she writes regularly on productivity, digital balance and happiness on her website, and she is the author of From Apps to Zen: 26+ Ideas for Building a Business with Balance. As a social entrepreneur, she runs the Digital Assistant Academy, and is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and an UnLtd Award Winner.
Sinead completed her 200 hour teacher training with Tribe in north Goa, India. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Sinead now divides her time between London, Europe and anywhere warm in the winter!
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Bridget is a full-time student and part-time teacher of yoga. After drifting through her twenties as a ‘freelance creative’ (a.k.a. wannabe gypsy) she found her feet in the path and practice of yoga, and now aspires to make this ancient and powerful form of body mind knowledge accessible to all.
She tweets, blogs and belches about how she has found yoga philosophy a handy tool, when negotiating life, love and public transport in a busy city. She’s what the traditional yogis would call a ‘householder practitioner’ – so although she goes upside down, chants and meditates a lot – she still enjoys a strong cup of coffee, Spanish red wine and a good lamb shish kebab.
An Urban Om is not a trademark or a style of yoga, it’s a term that simply encapsulates Bridget’s blend of ancient and modern, strong and light, intensity and humour.
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