Irish-born Eoin McCarthy is a long standing, dedicated and vastly experienced Ashtanga yoga, meditation and pranayama teacher. He has studied with many of the world’s leading Ashtanga yoga teachers and served apprenticeships with Graeme Northfield and the late Liz Connelly for several years each. He owes both these teachers a great debt of gratitude. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe conducting Ashtanga yoga, meditation and pranayama workshops.
Eoin has a strong background in martial arts (second degree black belt in traditional Shodokan Karate) and is a certified instructor with the Japanese Karate Association. He is also certified both as an Iyengar and Hatha yoga teacher. He is also a formally qualified health and fitness instructor, nutrition adviser, and stress management consultant and has worked professionally in these fields.
He has practised and studied in-depth with numerous senior masters throughout Asia and Europe in the fields of energy work, meditation, movement, healing and massage methods. These include:
- Freeform movement
- Traditional Chinese medicine
- Sumarah, Vipassana, Insight and Zen meditation
- Buddhist healing systems
- Thai massage
A convert to Buddhism and long-time Vipassana meditator, Eoin’s teaching methods are heavily influenced by far-eastern philosophies, particularly Buddhism and Taoism.
He currently lives and teaches in Melbourne, Australia and is the co-founder of Simhanada.