My name is Orla Crosse, and I am the girl behind Performance Yoga.
I am a practicing Chartered Physiotherapist and have a special interest in healthy pain free movement and making the best of what we have! Performance Yoga is a merge of Physio evidence based medicine and traditional yoga practice, essentially many years of study and practice!
I set up this website in 2014 to provide useful information to those interested in movement efficiency and injury prevention via blogs and videos. Things have taken off from there, weekly movement classes and pop up weekend workshops. You’ll find details about the weekly Performance Yoga classes I hold in Clonmel, Limerick and weekend workshops nationwide under Yoga, Class Timetables.
In addition to my Physiotherapy (2006) and Yoga Teacher Training (2014) qualifications I graduated with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine from UCC in 2017. Loved every minute and I hope to bring you many nuggets of useful info as I continue to learn and apply a sound medical background to my classes and physiotherapy sessions.
I am one of a select few Chartered Physiotherapists registered with the Irish Sports Council to treat Ireland’s Elite and High Performance Athletes. I gained valuable Sports Physiotherapy experience was while working in the UK, Australia, and Ireland’s reputable Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. In Dublin I worked alongside many of Ireland’s well known Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine consultants developing and providing expert rehabilitation programs to recover from injury and return to activity.
I have been told I have a way of simplifying movement. Classes are calm, clear and effective. Expect to be brought out of your comfort zone and to have a good time! Can’t get to a class, we have a growing online library of Physiotherapy led Yoga videos on YouTube for you to use at home.
Orla Crosse MISCP
Chartered Physiotherapist & Yoga Instructor
MMed Sports and Exercise Medicine
Post Grad Dip Orthopaedic Medicine
BEng Chemical Engineering (I know, random!)