Grace Tempany is a secondary-school educator, yin yoga teacher trainer, and yoga teacher based in Dublin. She is passionate about connecting with and empowering her students and clients within the classroom, on the mat, and out in the world.
Grace’s undergraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin led her to Paris where she spent two years between the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Sorbonne engaged in postgraduate study and lecturing. She returned to Trinity to complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Education before entering the second-level classroom space.
Grace is proud to teach French and Music in Mount Anville Secondary School in Goatstown, Dublin. As a teacher, she is an advocate of a holistic approach: the heart and soul deserve as much attention as the mind. Above all else she believes that her role as an educator is to help her students become more human, to be both compassionate with themselves and understanding of others as they grow, learn and experience.
In the language classroom Grace prides herself on motivating her French students through strong communication skills and innovative and creative teaching methodologies. She loves to bring the language alive through as many different media as possible, utilising music and film as much as she can. She is a firm believer that a musical education is crucial in facilitating the development of both creativity and aesthetic awareness.
In 2013 Grace took a break from academia and spent three years travelling, training, and teaching yoga in California, Indonesia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Australia. Her initial Bikram Yoga training was followed by Yin Yoga and Yin/Yang Yoga Therapy training with Mysan Sidbo (2015 and 2017) and Bernie Clark (2018), Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers (2015), Mindfulness training with Josh Summers (2016).
To date, Grace has completed over 1000 hours of training and has taught at over 40 yoga studios around the world. She considers continual learning one of the cornerstones of her teaching and practice ; one can only hold space as a teacher when in humble acceptance of how little we can truly 'know' for sure.
Grace's yoga teaching stems from a keen awareness of anatomical singularities and meridian theory, coupled with a deep focus on cultivating greater awareness and compassion in her students. Her classes are challenging and transformative - just like the practices themselves - and you will emerge feeling nurtured and inspired.
Grace believes that our ability to connect deeply with ourselves and with others lies at the core of our understanding. She is passionate about finding a place for mindfulness, yoga, and meditation within the mainstream education system.