Aoife Blake

Hello and welcome! My name is Aoife (she/her), and I’m a yoga and pilates teacher from Ireland currently living in Melbourne, Australia.

I guide students through multiple styles of classes, taking an empathetic approach which allows people to find joy within their own movements. I believe that our bodies are all beautifully diverse and I aim to inspire self-exploration and experimentation within movement to find what works best for your body in your practise that day. I feel this is what brings people back to their mats, helps keep people motivated, and allows them to go even further within their poses and practise over time. 

My own yoga journey began at home, as there were no viable studios where I lived at the time. I took what I knew from Gymnastics and Acro and started practising in my living room using online videos, DVDs and books but found the information wasn’t as educational or helpful as it could have been - especially for someone new to yoga. It was this realisation that sparked the idea to create an online platform full of informative guided content for those stepping onto their mats outside of a studio setting.

 

While working with students with additional needs in secondary schools, I decided to gain my Pilates qualification so I could further assist students with mobility issues. It was through this training that I fell in love with Pilates, but I still wanted to further my yoga journey.

I eventually moved to Melbourne, where I was spoiled for choice with studios, workshops and teacher trainings. In my first year in Melbourne, I undertook not one, but two teacher training courses. Once qualified, I felt it was the right time to bring together this website. I began planning this platform and most of it has been built during Melbourne's multiple lockdowns. I take all the lessons and experiences I encounter in my yoga journey to create a welcoming, informative, and encouraging space for you to expand your own practise wherever you choose to flow.

 

Despite living in a place with an abundance of studios, I always prefer to return to my at-home practise. My absolute favourite way to practise after a long, overwhelming and socially draining day is to close the blinds in my living room, turn off the lights, put some beautifully scented oil in the diffuser, step onto my mat and delve into my own space.

Where possible, I encourage and celebrate growth both on and off the yoga mat and I'm a huge believer and promoter of empowerment and self-care.

 

In my spare time, you'll find me playing video games with my husband, exploring the city, oil painting on my balcony, and going on adventures so I can add to my travel sketchbook. You can view my artwork on my Art website here.

I'm delighted you're here and I hope to be able to guide you through your yoga journey.

Aoife x

(If you're unsure how to pronounce 'Aoife', it's E-F-A. Like Eva, but with an F in the middle.)

MY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 3 Diploma, Pilates Instructor

  • 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

  • 200hr RYT Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training