We started our training outside and we finished our training outside, with a chunk of Zoom and a little training indoors. It was a big ask, but we got through it and even the examiner was impressed with how great these guys were considering the restrictions during COVID. Huge congrats to a wonderful and inspiring … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Congratulations to the latest graduates, all of whom are now officially recognised yoga teachers. Whatever path you choose from here – whether in Galway, Ireland or beyond – may you find that what you’ve learned is beneficial to your lives as well as your work.
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 … Read more
An amazing group of yoga teachers has just begun their journeys as yoga teachers, some set up with classes already! Passed their anatomy and other ITEC exams with high marks. Congrats yogis, im so proud of you.
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 … Read more