Yoga training Graduation September 2020

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This weekend we finally got to conclude two yoga teacher trainings that went from in-person to online and back again. Two wonderful groups that moved mountains on the training by learning new systems and ways of communicating and managed to work through all the challenges that COVID brought us. They all did incredibly well through their training and exams and came out with flying colours. I am so proud of these two groups and will miss them ...

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Compassion Meditation

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Here is a 17-minute compassion meditation for you to try. Compassion is increasingly the subject of research and many benefits which are vital to our wellbeing have been discovered.

Research has shown that the areas of our brains that are affected when an event happens to us are also affected by our own thoughts, feelings and self-talk. For example, a scary movie might increase your heart rate or make you feel nervous and on edge. But ...

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Sun Salutations [VIDEO]

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Sun and moon salutations. I hope you enjoy these stretches and if you see posts further down you can do the stretches for the lower back or follow some guided meditations.

Please be mindful not to overextend or push yourself. Do these gently and if you have any issues please check in with a sports therapist, osteopath, doctor, physio or whoever you use. I always recommend Cian Flynn (086-8594818), as he is excellent with physical issues. Office ...

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Using awareness and sensation for anxiety: A meditation talk by Mingyur Rinpoche

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I watched a video recently titled “Meditation and Going Beyond Mindfulness – A Secular Perspective” by Mingyur Rinpoche. It’s nearly two hours long, but it’s special because he goes fully into what it is to use awareness of sensation as a form of meditation. He uses simple language that an absolute beginner can follow. The video is at the bottom of this post but for anyone who might find it useful, here are some notes on the talk.

Mingyur Rinpoche suffered ...

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Restoring ourselves by meeting our pain

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At Gabor Maté this weekend a workshop on the topics of trauma, child development and addiction ran for two days.

Trauma applies to anyone suffering as a result of their past and there are two human truths that I feel are both deeply true as well as healing when realized;

The first is that when we are young, consistent physical and emotional security with our carer(s) give us the best chance to blossom.

The second is that although that ideal is less and ...

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Yoga Teacher Training Graduation 2017

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I am really proud and honoured to recommend this wonderful group of newly qualified yoga teachers. It was a genuine pleasure to teach such a positive talented and open minded group and to see the sense of family developing over the year and I believe we will all remain connected and close in the future. Best of luck guys, wishing you all the best…

Left to right: Anna Makowska, Noreen Conroy, Michael Herron, Emma Glennon, Rosin Connelly, Sabasadat Mandani, ...

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