Niamh Kavanagh

Mentor, Guide & Facilitator, Niamh, offers those who seek for nothing less than their souls calling, to realise their true and vibrant Self through yoga, movement, breath-work, meditations, women’s circles and more. Niamh combines the different dimensions of consciousness with breath to journey deep into the field of Wholeness and bring out the aliveness of what is hidden – the most secret parts of yourself.

Her centred approach is through a non-dualistic vision, compassion, self inquiry, intimacy and connectedness.

 Niamh embarked on a transformative journey in 2002 with conscious breath-work therapy. Shortly after Niamh took extensive travels around the world developing trainings and insights from spiritual teachers in Yoga, Tantra, Breath work, Buddhism and more. 

Niamh trained under spiritual guidance and teachings in India from 2004 onwards. She layered and wove traditional principles and visions from classical Yoga – Advaita Vedanta, Tantra, and Atma Vichara together with contemporary teachings.

It was Metta Bhavna and Mindfulness that re-awaken her longing to dwell in the Spiritual Heart which lead her to advanced training in meditation of Hridaya Yoga (Mexico and now France) in 2012. Niamh’s journey then revealed a surrender to the heart, through which she now looks no further than to deepen the experience of the true self. Hridaya meditation is further aligned with Sufism, Christianity Mysticism, Buddhism, and Taoism yet non-dogmatic.

Her teachings today are rooted in the detailed understanding of tendencies and relationship between the body and the mind. She creates a mindful and clear space for her students to develop their own understanding within their practice and ultimately their own wellbeing.

Involved in UK Teacher Trainings for The Banyan Tree School of Yoga (YA), a contributing writer for Yoga Magazine, Niamh also runs her own retreats in Europe.



"My name Lee Burns and I was a student at the YogaHub for 3 years and loved every moment of it. All the staff are so friendly and the teacher's are amazing. I found my yoga really improving so the next step of my yoga journey was to become a yoga teacher. I was guided through the intense teacher training course by Banyan Tree school of yoga teacher training by Stuart and Frank. The course was great and I learned so much and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to become a yoga teacher. I also met fellow yogis on the course who I still keep in touch with. I have now been teaching yoga for over 4 years now and would highly recommend Banyan Tree school of yoga to any budding yoga teacher. Thanks so much to all the teachers and guest teachers for helping me through my journey in becoming a Yoga teacher especially Stu and Frank."

Lee Burns

I would highly recommend the teacher training course at yoga hub, all of the teachers are highly knowledgeable and each bring different aspects to the course which is great. Stu and Frank offer lots of support to everyone and always make the time to have a chat and offer guidance and encouragement when it is needed. The continued support which I have had since my training at yoga hub has finished has been really great and I know if I need it then words of advice will always be given. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of yoga or want to go into teaching then this is a really great course to begin your journey. The training I received has given me the confidence to go out and teach what I love and I am really happy that I chose yoga hub to do my 200 hours teacher training,


I trained with the Banyan Tree School of Yoga in 2016. Very thorough and professional delivery. Very experienced teachers. The knowledge and experience from the course provided me with a platform from which I could go out to teach. When I started the course, I was already an experienced and qualified teacher, but not in yoga. Doing something I was not fluent/confident with was a massive challenge - but I think I am the better for. The course gave me a new perspective on yoga and life acceptance. I currently teach adapted yoga and wellbeing to adults with disabilities and isolated older learners. My learners like the fact that I can explain why I adapt asanas for them - knowledge I gained from the course. Thank you.Debs


Before I embarked on my teacher training, I had lots of concerns about not being ready. From the outset however, all of the teachers set me at ease and throughout the course gave an incredible level of support and guidance. The balance between their input and the need for me to take responsibility for my own learning and teaching style meant that by the end of the course, I felt confident in my ability to teach. There was so much more to the course than learning to teach yoga though - it was literally life changing for me and I got to spend many weekends with an amazing group of yogis and teachers.

Helen Tang