This Father’s Day, we want to share the story of two recent Evolation grads.
Fyona and Hugo Flinn are a father-daughter yoga team from Limerick, Ireland. The pair have been practicing hot yoga for almost 10 years. Fyona became hooked on the practice while working in Belfast as a child psychologist. After years of playing hockey, hot yoga was a welcome change that improved her flexibility and sport-related injuries. Fyona firmly believes that physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, and that yoga represents the bridge between the two. Her passion for yoga encouraged her father to begin his own practice, and he quickly became hooked as well.
After a few years of dedicated practice, the Flinns decided they wanted to dive deeper into yoga and learn to teach others. As a result, they made the long flight out to Hawaii for their Hot Yoga Teacher Training. Rather than bonding over a weekend camping trip, the pair took two months off to complete their 500-hour teaching certification.
Going off the grid and becoming fully immersed in the yoga lifestyle for two whole months was quite the adventure to share. Classes, meditation, philosophy lectures, and exploring the beautiful island of Oahu made for an "incredible experience, made even better by getting to share it with my dad. I think that Evolation created a very positive, supportive environment that brought out the best in both of us."
Hugo felt lucky to spend so much time with his daughter. "To do so in the yoga bubble, on the same path, was particularly special."
We’re grateful to have these two lovely yogis be a part of the Evolation family. With a shared passion for the healing powers of yoga in body and mind, Fyona and Hugo have returned home to Ireland and have begun their teaching journeys. Both have received incredible praise for their classes at Bikram Yoga Limerick and Yoga Farm Belfast. We’d like to send our congratulations to the Flinn’s for their incredible achievement and a Happy Father’s Day to all the yoga dads out there!