Daniella Moyles is a certified yoga, meditation and integrative bodywork teacher. She is currently undertaking a 4-year BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has a keen interest in trauma-informed mindfulness, regularly attending training on the topic with plans to continue her studies to an MSc in mindfulness-based interventions. “I came to this passion for holistic health and wellbeing a little later in life, after many trials and errors. If you would like some more insight into my story in that regard, my author’s debut, a memoir entitled ‘Jump’ was published in June, 2020. With a follow-up workbook entitled ‘Jump Start’ later published in May, 2021″.
Meditation Instructor, Life Design Coach, Yoga Teacher, Wellbeing Facilitator and Studio Owner – Moons has been working in the wellbeing space in Ireland and abroad for over a decade. She is based at her Studio in Blackrock but runs her Yoga Holidays across Europe and also facilitates her Learn to Meditate Courses and Life Coaching online to a wide international community. A regular on the corporate and festival circuit – she brings a wealth of experience to every class/talk/session/training/workshop she hosts. Although she is extremely serious about the power of these wonderful ancient wisdom traditions – she brings a modern, accessible and playful approach to everything she does. She really makes these transformative tools fun and accessible for everyone. Her primary aim is to empower and inspire people to integrate these practices themselves, intuitively, to best support their unique navigation of this lived experience!
Benita Wolfe is an internationally recognised yoga teacher and teacher trainer from the USA, she has two and half decades and thousands of hours, yoga practice, teacher training experience and has been sharing Anusara yoga globally since 2006 where she is best known as an accomplished internationally renowned Anusara yoga teacher trainer, a teacher’s teacher. She is co-founder of the Anusara Hatha School of Yoga, co-principal and lead teacher trainer in The Celtic School of Yoga, founder of HandstandsAnonymous™ and Heart Core Yoga. A life-long practitioner of Earth Wisdom tradition and six decades of life fuels her joyful passion for guiding yoga and feminine wisdom circles. She emphasises joy, therapeutic alignment and balanced action in her classes to inspire in her students a revelatory transformation attuned to the Rhythm of the Sky, Earth and Soul. Benita is mother to three grown men and grandmother of five, the jewels on the crown of her life.
Michael’s teachings draw from a wide experience of yoga, meditation, philosophy and a love of poetry and prose. HIs skill lies in his heartfelt articulation of the spiritual dimension of life through the practice of meditation and yoga while staying grounded in safe and harmonious postural alignment. His teachings speak to the soul and journey into the many different layers of the Self. He guides and encourages each student to explore and open to their fullest potential with care and compassion. Michael is the yoga and meditation teacher to the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins.
Terri is a teacher and a herbalist in the wise woman tradition and she has been working with and teaching about plants for almost 30 years. She teaches various courses from her home in Connemara where she grows and cultivates healing plants, and forages for, medicinal “weeds”. Working closely with Nature and the Wheel of the Year, Terri feels that now is the time to be connecting consciously with the Divine Feminine. With the help of the plants we can heal each other and create a world of kindness and joy. Terri is the author of “The Weed Handbooks” Volumes 1 and 2 and has a hugely popular YouTube channel with over 50k subscribers.
Erica Bracken is a 500-hour RYT yoga teacher dedicated to sharing the power of yoga and empowering people to move, breathe and live better through its practices. Erica began her yoga journey in 2013, at first attracted by yoga’s incredible physical and stress-relieving benefits. However, she soon discovered yoga has the tools and potential to transform not only the body and mind but the way we see and live in the world too. Erica’s teaching approach is grounded in helping people to focus attention on the present moment through conscious breathing and movement. She enjoys building creative sequences that leave lots of space for students to explore their unique mental states, bodies and practices intuitively.
Mandalei has pioneered the Ceremonial Cacao movement in Ireland. A long time yogini and 200 hr YTT lead trainer, she ended up in the Amazon jungle working with the Spirit of the Cacao plant on a healing journey and it transformed her life in every way so she just had to bring back what she learned to share with her Irish community. In 2018, Magic Earth Cacao was born and since then Mandalei has held hundreds of people in ceremony with Cacao, trained over 100 women in how to facilitate Cacao ceremonies and sold over 4,000 pounds of Ceremonial-grade Cacao in Ireland, Europe and Australia. Magic Earth Cacao only supports indigenous-owned family farms and Mandalei as founder is dedicated to upholding the traditions and sacred origins of this special plant. A mother, healer, activist and reformed corporate lawyer, there is noone else with her depth of knowledge and experience in this space.
Mari Kennedy is a global gatherer of women, a yoga, breathwork and embodiment teacher and Sovereign Woman’s coach and Mentor. She founded www.thecelticwheel.com in 2018. Her work weaves ancient esoteric indigenous wisdom with evolutionary modern science in service to the new more beautiful world she believes is emerging. Her passion across all her work is in uniting the opposites and playing the polarities of being human. The current question she is inquiring into is “how do we heal the split between the masculine and feminine forces within us so we can evolve out of the Patriarchy?”
As a Yoga teacher and Kinesiologist, Eithne brings over 20 years of experience to her classes. Her teaching centers on the joy of creating enough space in the body to move freely, sit quietly and breathe gently into what arises. The Bhakti practice of Mantra and Heart-focussed meditation are cornerstones of Eithne’s practice; they have gifted her with ways to experience beauty in the simplest moments and she loves to share this in group settings where the power of the practice is amplified. Practicing in nature brings a special kind of magic. Eithne’s offering at Yoga Picnic will weave movement, mantra and rest with birdsong and fresh air…a recipe for a spacious, connected heart.
Lou, mama of two beauties, yogini and teacher of yoga has been sharing her insights and journey with her wonderful students in Dublin and beyond for over 20 years. In that time she has built a reputation as a respected and experienced teacher with particular emphasis and expertise in yoga practices specifically for women. Lou’s objective and passion has remained consistent throughout the years. She has trained in the yogic arts for women, reevaluated and restructured practices to simply harness and reconnect women to what has always been there; our natural altered monthly states, our deep divine connection when giving birth, our decades of death and rebirth cycles that pave the way for the right of passage of menopause. Remembering the natural states, these power points and transformational moments women journey through is what Lou will continue to teach, her mission in life is to transform how yoga is taught to women. She has taught over 5,000 women through their pregnancies, 1200 expectant couples in her active birth workshops and countless women through the ebb and flow of their life’s arc. She continues to train teachers in yoga for women, teach weekly classes, retreats, workshops and yoga holidays.
Dubliner, Womb Sovereignty, Activist & Creatrix
Kitty has spearheaded Menstruality work in Ireland for the past 8 years. Weaving a powerful and beautiful body of work through Ireland to evoke generational and ancestral healing connected to the bloodline, womb related stories and menstrual challenges. In recent years Kitty brought Red Alchemy to the surface. Ireland’s first and only comprehensive training devoted to the science, spirit and sacredness of the menstrual cycle, which offers in-person and online training to honour the thresholds of womanhood and menstruality consciousnesses to all who need the space. Sharing trauma sensitive Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) informed and Menstruality facilitator training for adults and adolescents in schools for anyone who is curious and wanting to expand their education and or spirituality surrounding the menstrual cycle. Kitty is passionate about social justice and over the years has provided pregnancy release circles to support compassion in a crisis and space during pregnancy or child loss. In 2020 Kitty began the Revolution Period in Ireland.
Lydia did her first yoga class in the Himalayas when she was a little girl and loved it. She is fascinated by how the body works + why it sometimes doesn’t and this has driven her to take over 600 hrs of yoga teacher training and qualify as a Bowen therapist. With more than 15 years of teaching experience both in Ireland and internationally she has blended what she sees as the most beautiful aspects of yoga into a teaching style that has health at its heart and a focus on how to make your body feel great for the long term inside + out. Lydia has specialized in a lot of the more unique areas of yoga and has a love of yoga for the face and eyes. She wants to move away from the idea that the body and head are separate entities and remind us that just as we exercise our body, so too, we should exercise our faces. She teaches gua sha, lymphatic massage and yoga for your face and skin workshops and talks, which look at the health of your skin from without and within. In her regular yoga classes and workshops she likes to focus on yoga for the organ body, such as the immune, reproductive and digestive systems.
Manasi is a Yoga Teacher, Educator and Mentor. Born and raised in India, she has been teaching and guiding yoga students and teachers for over 7 years in the UK & Ireland. Her offerings are based on simplicity and authenticity and focus on making this ancient path of Yoga as a way of life and accessible to all. “I believe that yoga goes beyond the physical. Its values and philosophy can be embodied by everyone to lead a fulfilling life”. As a mum of 2, Bray is currently her home. She is building a community for Yoga Asana & meditation classes, Kirtan evenings and various workshops where people can learn as well as connect with each other from their hearts.
Samantha Lee Doyle: yoga instructor, teacher trainer, nutritional coach, and specialty in womb yoga from menarche to menopause and all things in between. With over a decade in the wellness industry, Sam is Dublin-based, where she teaches regular weekly classes in a diversity of yogic styles. You can catch her hosting workshops, talks, and retreats in Ireland and abroad annually. And leading and co-leading teacher trainings in renowned yoga schools in Dublin. Sam’s classes offer a wide range of styles from power flow to restorative. She strives to offer her students a unique experience of deep embodied connection, empowering movements, and mindfulness. Expect a playful approach interwoven with traditional wisdom, anatomical alignments, with a modern flare.
Jen (yinyogajen) is a mental health advocate from Dublin who has been working in the field of mental health, addiction, and homelessness for the past 14 years. During the Covid-19 lockdown, she transitioned into teaching full-time yoga, mindfulness, and life skills. This move enabled her to create a strong community both online and in-person. Jen is highly qualified and experienced in dealing with trauma and complex needs, which makes her classes, retreats, and events a safe space for people to learn, grow, and find themselves. She holds a BA in Counseling and Addiction, another BA in Community Development and Addiction, a Higher Dip in CBT Training and Mindfulness, and is a Reiki Level 2 practitioner. She is due to complete a Masters level program in September and has numerous other certificates, including 450 YTT and 180 YinTT. Jen’s goal is to continue to study and grow as a teacher and mentor students for life.
Sisters Rachel and Hannah co-founded Yoga Mara in 2018. The two sisters from Galway offer classes, workshops and bespoke wellness escapes and events throughout Ireland and overseas, working with global 5star venues, such as Adare Manor, Ballynahinch Castle and Villa Olivo, Italy. Rachel and Hannah recently launched their brand new on-demand wellness platform www.watchyogamara.com and Yoga Mara app that provides an inclusive and non-intimidating approach to yoga, meditation and breath-work practices. They are both qualified yoga instructors, meditation facilitators and breath-work coaches. Hannah is also a holistic massage therapist and loves to incorporate these relaxation techniques to her teachings. Rachel has also completed her training in supporting women through peri/menopause and is eager to equip women with tools to help themselves during hormonal changes. Rachel, a former primary school teacher, and Hannah, a former sales and marketing manager, both found healing and transformation through their yoga practice and their goal is to give people the opportunity to escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect back to the Self in a very gentle, non-intimidating and accessible way.
Anthony is a medical doctor, intuitive healer and the founder of Intuitive Health. He uses a unique integrative approach to get to the root cause of imbalance in life, acknowledging all aspects of your being including body, mind, emotion and soul. He also draws on family constellation insights to help heal generational and ancestral trauma.
Charlotte is a mum/artist teaching yoga. Her classes are gently challenging with a focus on breath awareness & playing with your balance. Since completing a 200hr she has more recently studied Anatomy Analysis with Michael James Wong & Refining Sequencing with Adam Husler.
Lucy is a Yoga teacher specialising in embodiment, healing and inner growth. Over the years she has studied various different Yogic disciplines and continues to do so. A teacher and practitioner of Tantra, this transformative lineage inspires much of her work. Ancient knowledge and esoteric wisdom is a central part of her offerings, working with the Tarot, Pagan ritual and reiki in order to help people move beyond their overactive mind in order to see beyond and gain clarity. Working primarily with Women in every stage of their lives through providing support in women’s circles, this women’s work as well as the work to unearth the Divine Feminine in us all is at the heart of all of her teachings.
Christine is a dedicated yoga teacher and studio owner based in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. With a passion for making yoga more accessible and inclusive in her community, she has worked tirelessly to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students of all ages and abilities. Christine’s teaching style is rooted in a deep understanding of the diverse needs of her students. She uses a variety of props and modifications to help each individual find their own unique expression of yoga postures, ensuring that everyone feels safe and comfortable in their practice. As a trained yoga therapist with Yoga Therapy Ireland, Christine brings a holistic approach to her teaching. Her chair yoga classes incorporate mindfulness, meditation, movement, and even laughter to help students improve their physical and mental health. Through her work as a yoga teacher and studio owner, Christine is making a positive impact on her community, helping to promote health and wellness for all.
Fiona is a mama, naturopathic herbalist, holisitic therapist and yoga facilitator. She has had the privilege of working in the area of wellness for over 20 years, in the midlands, and recently has relocated to be by the mighty Atlantic in Co Clare. Fiona holds space for people, to empower them to connect with and remember their own deep wisdom. Fiona’s offering at the yoga picnic this year will be a movement & rest practice in which we welcome all parts of our being with kindness.
Barry is the proud owner of Bonco Wellness, a yoga studio based in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. He has been practicing yoga since 2007 and began teaching in 2012, making it an integral part of his daily routine. Through his years of practicing, Barry has gained a deeper understanding of human movement and an appreciation for what the body can accomplish, along with a sense of calmness and acceptance that things don’t always go as planned. Barry’s yoga practice varies depending on his needs and mood, and as a passionate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, he finds that regular yoga practice helps him heal little niggles and improve performance on the mats. Barry is known for running regular hot yoga classes at Bonco Wellness, as well as organizing day retreats in a quirky little church in the wilderness of western Ireland.
Naoise is a 500hr certified Yoga teacher with a passion for intuitive movement, the Irish language and helping people feel free from limitations, through the magic of Yoga. She combines knowledge from a degree, in Sport Science and Health, with her teachings, to help her students explore their edge safely through asana flow. Naoise teaches from the heart. Her philosophy is that Yoga is not about the pursuit of perfection or achieving that ‘perfect pose’, but an inward journey of self-discovery, transformation and becoming our brightest, most authentic selves.
Stephen Bunney is a yoga teacher originally from Cork, but now living in Kildare. He has been practicing yoga since 2015 and completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Himalaya Yoga Valley in 2021 under Lalit Yogacharya. A Captain in the Army, Stephen has over 10 years of teaching experience in the military, which has been apparent in the classes, workshops and retreats he has hosted over the past 18 months. An avid sports person, Stephen has experience in surfing, GAA, calesthenics, running, soccer, weightlifting and boxing which has giving him a great understanding of biomecanhics and how the body moves. He is a true believer that Yoga is for everyone, irrelevant of personal experience, body shape, ailment or anything in the middle and he aims to make his classes accessible to all.
Sam is a certified trauma informed yoga teacher, with a special interest in women’s yoga, in all its forms. She currently runs regular women’s circles. At which she incorporates her second love, dance into her yoga flows, as a way to help women find fluidity and connection to their bodies and their breath.
Niamh is a mother of three and wife to a modern-day adventurer who has always had a passion for yoga and its positive effects on both the body and mind. As a certified Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Pandatal yoga teacher, as well as a certified Forest Bathing Guide, Niamh focuses on helping individuals become more comfortable in their own bodies and slow down their minds. She believes that yoga is for everyone and emphasizes the importance of adjusting yoga to fit the individual’s body rather than the other way around. Niamh’s favorite class to teach is Dance Yoga, where she choreographs a sequence to a modern song and aligns the movement of postures to the beat and breath of the music. Through her classes, Niamh takes people on a journey of internal focus and self-care, transforming their lives and creating ripple effects on their overall well-being.
Sarah from Play Like Apes is passionate about promoting a positive lifestyle for children and their grown up’s by providing fun & playful ways to support their physical, mental & emotional health. Sarah has over 20 years of experience working with children as a Montessori teacher, SNA & yoga teacher. She has grown her passion for supporting children, families and educators from the ground up. Her family are her inspiration; with this support, Sarah wrote & self-published a children’s book during the initial lockdown and has since created ‘Movement break cards’, designed to further support the introduction of creativity, movement and mindfulness into children’s lives. She looks forward to lots of movement, playful games and connections to help your kiddos let loose and have fun.
Anna Browne runs Big Sky Flowers – a sustainable micro flower farm based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. The healthy flowers that she sells are fragrant, wild looking and unique. Anna Browne has been exercising her green fingers since she was a teenager, growing up on the family farm on the shores of Lough Owel in Mullingar. After a year or thirty working in IT, she is back to her roots, mostly away from the computer, exercising her passion for growing. Anna’s flowers are beautiful and fragrant, as you’d expect, but as they are grown without any chemical fertiliser or pesticides, they are also ethical and sustainable. In common with many gardeners and growers, Anna loves to share her knowledge and experience. She’s been teaching sustainable skills like soap making, sourdough bread and growing vegetables since 2009. In April 2023 she was awarded a Creative Westmeath grant that recognises the value of those skills in response to the climate emergency. That award will allow her to bring those sustainable skills to a wider audience.
Eibhlin is an eco retailer and sustainability educator based in Mullingar. Since opening her shop The Refill Mill in 2020, she has shared her passion for low waste living with people all over Ireland. She empowers people to reduce their waste and make small consistent changes to their lifestyles to help protect our planet. Eibhlin runs a range of workshops that teach practical skills in a fun and engaging way.
Finn Murray is a Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach and owner of the The Hopsack, a second generation healthfood store in Rathmines, Dublin, that has carved a path for the last 44 years bringing sound health advice to its local community. Finn is a knowledgable and passionate natural health advocate, and enjoys sharing his insight on many health conditions gleaned over years of experience in helping the public manage and support their health and that of their families. He also hosts a holistic health podcast called Wandering Into Wellness where he and his Co-host Lydia Sasse get giddy about all things health with stellar Irish and international speakers and experts in natural health.
Katie Shortt @risingwildyoga and Mary Farrelly are both Yoga Teachers and Tutors on the 200hr Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Aruna Academy. Katie also delivers Professional Development Courses for Primary School Teachers & both Mary and Katie are Restorative Yoga Specialists as well as delivering classes in Hatha Yoga & Meditation classes. Both Mary & Kate came to teaching after experiencing the transformative and supportive power of Yoga in their personal lives, and between them have been practicing for close to 30 years. Yoga and meditation has guided and held them through grief, burnout, a pandemic and the challenging days of early motherhood. Mary found Yoga over 20 years ago as the result of a bet, and Katie returned to Yoga during her first pregnancy 8 years ago after practicing on and off for years prior to this.
Anne Marie Boyhan is a sleep expert and founder of The Sleep Care Company. She’s the author of Europe’s first The Sleep Journal, a wellness journal for sleep and believes that the best days are built on great sleep. Anne Marie is a certified functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner and certified sleep science coach who uses a holistic approach and functional medicine lab testing to help busy people sleep well and be well. Her expertise has been featured in radio, print and online publications both in Ireland and worldwide and she is a mum to two girls aged eight and four.
Susan is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Therapist, Women’s Health advocate and Energy Healer. She is dedicated to empowering women to know their body and mind so they can embrace their cycles, health as well as their families and the wider community. She is passionate about living in rhythm, with the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Embodiment practices including sound and offers workshops, training’s, talks and 121’s around Ireland, UK and Europe.
Abaigéal Warfield is a poet and yoga teacher based in the west of Ireland. Her offerings provide a unique blend of yoga mixed with mindfulness and poetry. Abaigéal’s poems have been read and shared by yoga teachers and students worldwide. She is currently completing her first book of poetry, to be published later this year. She cares passionately about helping others discover self-compassion and awareness through yoga and writing. Alongside qualifications in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Teen Yoga & Trauma Informed Yoga, Abaigéal holds a BA in English & History and a PhD in History. She hosts yoga retreats in the west of Ireland and runs a small bespoke studio space, Dragonfly Yoga Studio, in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. She specialises in teaching Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga. She also co-hosts writing circles for women living in the west of Ireland.
Westmeath native Jennifer Draper has been practising yoga for many years and fell in love with the practice because of the sense of calm it brought to her life. Jennifer loves creating strong flows that will challenge her students while also placing emphasis on rest and relaxation. Jennifer’s passion for yoga lies in the mind-body connection and she guides her students to connect with their strength and their softness.
Kate is a yoga teacher, insight herbalist, reflexologist, and reiki practitioner. A student of nature, the plants, and the wisdom of the body, she has spent over 10 years studying yoga, various forms of body and energy work, herbalism, and ecotherapy. All of which inform and infuse her work as a facilitator of circles, workshops, and retreats. She is passionate about sharing insight herbalism; an embodied, process-orientated practice of coming into relationship with plants, and learning directly from them. In a plant connection ceremony, Kate holds a gentle space for you to drop into the truth of your own being using the plants as a guide.
Orla is a Yoga teacher and Red Alchemist informed by a background of a First Class Honours Bachelor Degree in Physical Education with Gaeilge and Menstrual Cycle Awareness training under the specialist mentorship of Kitty Maguire. She has completed several yoga training’s under the expert guidance of Sibylle Dallman, Naomi Sturdy and Grace Tempany, Yoga Therapy Ireland amongst others. She is an avid lover of the outdoors, adores anything that involves the sea and having a good laugh in life along the way. Often, she weaves themes of nature into her offerings and she believes it is vital that we look after our own energy first and foremost before we step out into the world.
Noeleen is a yoga teacher, women’s circle and menstrual cycle awareness faciltiator, mother and moon lover. Weaving together 20 years of yoga practice, 10 years of teaching and trainings in alignment-based hatha yoga, restorative, yin, pregnancy, yoga for children and yoga for children with special needs, Noeleen’s passion is working with women through all phases and cycles of life. With a grá (love) for teaching outdoors, whether it be by the lake, at the beach or in the forest, Noeleen believes that working with the elements, the changing seasons and cycles of the moon can inspire us all to reconnect to our roots and back to true selves. Based in County Cavan, the land of 365 lakes, one for every day of the year, you will find Noeleen here swimming, paddle boarding and hosting outdoor yoga retreats, classes and moon magic circles offering space to remember, reconnect and rewild.
Nicole is a Mum, yoga teacher, menstrual cycle and women’s circle facilitator and doula. Her work is mainly based in Dublin and Kildare. Nicole’s passion lies in supporting people on their life’s journey & transitions such as menstruation, birth and postnatal. Nicole aims to link together her experiences and passions to provide a wholesome nourishing support. Nicole’s circles lead with the belief that Everyone deserves access to education about their bodies and information & support brought with kindness, compassion and empathy.
Tina is a yoga teacher, musician and singer. Tina believes learning must be fun and loves to create a safe space for her students to relax, explore and play. She has been working with young people for the past year and is enthusiastic about sharing the wisdom and teachings of yoga to young minds and hearts.Tina is an animal lover and spends much of her time close to her four-legged friends.
Jenn’s offerings will take you on a journey, inviting you to step into your body and out of your mind. She is dedicated to creating spaces and opportunities for you to rest & restore, heal, play, and grow. Whether it’s through teaching tantra, vinyasa, or partner yoga classes, sharing Ayurvedic massage, holding playful inner-child workshops, or providing physiotherapy, Jenn puts her heart into everything she does. She is the founder of West Coast Wellness based in Enniscrone, County Sligo, combining her skills and knowledge as a Yoga Teacher, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Coach, and Meditation & Mindfulness teacher to offer a variety of nourishing wellness-based services for the community.
Rosie is first the proud Mom of 4 beautiful girls. Rosie is from County Clare and loves her County. She is an expert-led Health and Well-being coach and professional trainer. She has been in the wellness arena for over the past 20 years. Her own journey through grief and depression brought her to this place of helping others. Rosie is the Co-owner and director of The Shannon estuary way Retreat and Academy. Rosie’s mission is to empower people to unlock their own potential so that they be in charge of optimizing their own health and wellness positively and for their highest good. She has the ability to lead and hold space sacredly for people’s healing. Rosie loves the outdoors, hiking, and cold water dips.
Joanne is a yoga teacher, birth doula, pre and post natal support worker, womb keeper and women’s space holder. After the birth of her son, she trained as an Innate postpartum care provider with Rachelle Seglia and a Mama Rising Matrescence coach with Amy Taylor Kabbaz. She has spent many years learning and apprenticing with women’s teachers including 2 years with Jewels Wingfield’s Sacred Feminine Initiation in the UK. She runs Women’s Circles and Mother’s circles in Dublin and online and has been teaching yoga worldwide for over 15 years. She is currently training as a Family Celebrant with the Irish Institute of Celebrants. She believes empowered Mothers and caregivers of children are paramount for the changes we need within our systems and communities, and that together we rise. In her spare moments you can sometimes find her acting, writing or creating beautiful things, but mostly getting muddy in the woods with her son!
Caroline brings to her yoga teachings a passion for wild, immersive experiences and journeys deep into nature. The power of nature to bring awe, wonder and inspiration to our daily lives, to heal the soul and the body- is at the heart of her teachings. Raised in the mountains and lochs of Scotland, the Norwegian spirit of Frilufsliv proved a powerful practice for Caroline. After moving to Westmeath and raising her 3 beautiful, wild and wondrous children- she began her own journey back to health after a personal tragedy took a major toll on her physical and mental wellness. Yoga has provided a space for Caroline to heal, bringing her onto a lifelong journey along the yogic path. Caroline now offers Yoga in studios and outdoors in Mullingar, along with Yoga and freshwater dips. She also offers Forest School sessions and Nature Connection experiences on her farm and Westmeath’s wild spaces. Caroline is so thrilled to announce that she will soon be offering Stand Up Paddleboard classes, tours, SUP Yoga and Water Wellness Immersive Experiences across Westmeath and Irelands Hidden Heartlands.
Aoife Raleigh and Maria Corcoran are ‘Symmetry Circus’ – a ground-based contemporary circus duo based in the Midlands. They have been performing together for over 7 years all over Ireland and the UK. Recently they started teaching acroyoga classes in Mullingar and are eager to share their love of this with as many people as possible and cultivate a community of acroyogis in the midlands.
Elaine is a born and bred Westmeath native. She is a primary school teacher and teaches both kids and adult yoga. Elaine believes the earlier we start practising yoga the better. She believes in fostering and developing key skills and positive habits like breath work, mindfulness and fun movement that will support children as they grow. Elaine has seen the wonderful benefits of teaching yoga to kids first hand in the classroom from developing strength and coordination skills, improving concentration to learning to calm the mind and nervous system. Something which is very important in this ever changing and fast paced world we live in! Elaine believes in cultivating a warm and loving space in her classes where people can breathe freer, release deeper and connect fully to themselves. When we are aligned, everything can flow!
Cathy is passionate about supporting nature and human connection. Her outdoor offerings are inspired by her background in play therapy, supporting parent and child relationship and wellbeing in nature. Wild Roots with Cathy Daly’s offerings include mindful parent and child groups, forest school, outdoor education, nature detective “tracking” workshops for children, teens, families and woodland family play therapy. Her offerings enliven deep connections to our more than human world and cultivate compassion and hope.
Salty Sea Sisters co-founder Áine McAuley loves everything outdoors. From hiking to swimming, Aine places connection and community at her core, promoting the belief that through support and encouragement, women can thrive. Aine is a trained yoga teacher, with a keen interest in cold water swimming, breath work, and meditation, placing importance upon the intrinsic connection between nature and ourselves. She’s an ocean activist, lawyer, a “Surfers against Sewage” rep and an environmentalist with a passionate practice revolving around gratitude and self acceptance.
Maria Mullen owner of Elevate studio in Dundalk, started her fitness journey as a way of having time to herself while raising her family. She first trained in Hatha Yoga, then Ashtanga before adding Aerial Yoga into the mix. Discovering the world of Aerial is an ongoing experience with more and more to be learned with every session, which is what drives Maria. The physical side of Aerial is only half the story. Not only does it have the benefits of strength building and increasing flexibility, it’s also a workout for the mind. The complexity of some of the series and sequences challenges the mind, with many different ways to get to the same poses. The physical side helps keep the body moving freely, keeping in shape while having fun.