The Yoga Picnic

Line Up: Yoga and Meditation

Yoga, Meditation and the Healing Arts

Festival Headliner

Adam Husler

Drawing from a variety of lives lived off the mat, Adam Husler brings a unique perspective to those who seek more from yoga than making pretty shapes. He offers creative, effective and clearly-sequenced teachings that focus on balancing flexibility and strength; physically and mentally. Adam specialises in a signature style of Alignment-Based Vinyasa— fuelled by a fascination with anatomy and a desire to ask ‘why?’ Adam believes that yoga is a personally subjective practice of self enquiry, where one thing is for certain: whether a long-time listener, first time caller, or anywhere in between… yoga offers us all plenty of options to challenge and reward. Start small, go slow, practise, and all is coming. Adam has taught classes, workshops and trainings in over 60 studios in over 20 countries, with a robust home schedule in London’s leading studios You can find Adam chatting on the Honestly Unbalanced podcast and co-teaching trainings with teacher inc. Jason Crandell, Michael Wong and Mia Togo.

Headline Presenters

Meditation Headliner: Sinead Mooney

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!

 

Celtic Yoga Headliner: Benita Wolfe

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.

 

Men's Yoga Headliner: Michael Ryan

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.

 

Herbalism Headliner: Terri Conroy

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.

Music and Philosophy Headliner: Jack Harrison

Jack has worked as a folklorist, musician and yoga teacher for the last 30 years and has integrated these paths together in the Celtic School of Yoga. He is a principal author of a seminal book on the parallels between yoga and the Celtic world and he has recorded three acclaimed albums of yoga music.

His teachings and practice explore how it is to ally movement of the body with breath, focus, mythology, poetry, music and the natural world—and the astonishing fact of being alive.

Ritual Headliner: Mari Kennedy

Mari Kennedy is a Celtic Wisdom Guide, global gatherer of women, Katonah yoga, meditation, breathwork and embodiment teacher. Her work weaves ancient esoteric indigenous wisdom with modern science in service to the new more beautiful world she believes is emerging. In 2018 she created Next Stage Celtic Wheel, a soul journey (Immram) for modern day medicine women that celebrates the 8 sacred Celtic festivals. Every year she guides a TRIBE of women from all over the planet on the Immram, healing the split between ancient and modernity, feminine and masculine, nature and human, linear and cyclical time. 

Mantra Headliner: Eithne Kennedy

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.

 

Women's Yoga Headliner: Lou Horgan

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.

 

Womb Sovereignty Headliner: Kitty Maguire

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.

Astrology Headliner: Caggie Dunlop

Caggie Dunlop is a leading voice in the realms of personal development and spirituality, with a keen focus on astrology, relationships, identity, creativity and life purpose. As the driving force and visionary behind the ‘Saturn Returns’ Podcast launched in 2019, she delves deep into the pivotal life milestone of the Saturn Return, which occurs roughly every 29 years. By hosting globally recognised thought leaders and sector specialists, Caggie offers critical insights for those on a path of self-awareness. As the published author of ‘Saturn Returns, Your Cosmic Coming of Age’, released in January 2023, she reaches a dedicated and active audience, predominantly of women aged 25-35, followed by those aged 35-45. Using her online platform, Caggie masterfully blends her love for poetry and storytelling, crafting personal growth tales with a singular artistic touch, solidifying her esteemed position in the world of self-improvement. 

Our Teachers

Manasi Sridhar

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 8 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 and teacher trainings where people can learn as well as connect with each other from their hearts.

Manasi’s mantra is:
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– M K Gandhi

Sam Lee

Yoga has been an integral part of Sam’s life for over a decade. Its benefit extend past the physical, bringing peace and calm to an anxious mind, and teaching her how to use her breath and body to cultivate more compassion and self-awareness. Yoga taught her how to let go of fear, and how to embrace, trust, and send love to every part of herself.

 

Hannah and Rachel Healy

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.  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.

 

Lucybloom Webb

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 Dunworth

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.

 

Alice Vignoles

Alice is an experienced teacher and contemporary theologian whose work is dedicated to restoring nature based and self-empowering spiritual practices. Her work uses the medium of embodiment, breath and spoken word to uncover the mystical in the mundane. Alice is an approved Yoga Alliance E-RYT, a Reiki and Akasha Seichim master healer, and winner of the James Haire prize for scholarship in Intercultural Theology for her dissertation on yoga as feminist liberation and post colonial resistance. Through her studio, Macha Yoga in Wicklow, Alice has put this into practice by creating a community where students experience an embodied sense of nature and are empowered in a fun and welcoming environment. Alice’s offering at The Yoga Picnic will bring her well known warmth and humour as participants come along for a journey to the heart of their practice.

Naoise Ní Bhroin

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

Introducing Stephen Bunney, a Yoga Teacher from Cork, now living in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Stephen seamlessly integrates his studies in psychology, coaching and over a decade of military service into the serene practice of yoga, stripping back some of the yoga stereotypes to give a rejuvenating, invigorating practice where people can meet themselves on the mat. Known for his precise attention to detail and clear communication, Stephen’s classes offer a structured and supportive environment for students of all levels. His alignment-focused teaching style emphases the connection between body, breath, and mind, fostering deep introspection and growth. Despite his disciplined background, Stephen brings a light-hearted and approachable energy to his classes, creating a space where students fell welcomed and encourage to explore their practice freely. As a father, he understands the importance of balance and self-care, infusing his teachings with warmth and compassion. Join Stephen at the Yoga Picnic for an invigorating experience that combines strength, serenity, and a touch of military precision.

 

Samantha Buckmaster

Sam’s personal journey of connection back to her body, coupled with a passion for different types of movement modalities, has helped to created her own unique style of teaching. Fusing together vinyasa flow with dance and a love for ceremonial practices, Sam’s classes are a space for self-expression, creativity, and pleasure. A forever student, always learning and growing through the practice of yoga, so that each time you join Sam on the mat you get an opportunity to share, expand, and connect. 

  

 
 

Niamh Glackin

Niamh is a mother of three young children and has spent 15 years in Management and Human Resources focusing on Employee Wellbeing, regularly practicing yoga and spending time outdoors in nature to unwind and destress from a busy and demanding work and home life. She swapped the boardroom for a yoga mat, immersing herself in Yoga teacher training, crafting a path that led her to the tranquil realms of Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Inside Flow and is also a Forest Bathing guide (yes, you read that right – she guides people in bathing in the goodness of nature). When she’s not busy multitasking in the dance of life with three kids, Niamh loves creating zen spaces for her clients. She recently opened a sparkling new yoga haven in Ballina, Co. Mayo called Roots Wellness where tranquility and peace reign supreme. Niamh’s absolute favourite offering is Inside Flow – a delightful concoction of music, movement, and breath that lets people connect with their inner selves. 

 

Play Like Apes

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.

 

Abaigéal Warfield

Abaigéal Warfield is a mother, yoga teacher and poet living in the west of Ireland. Her two passion are poetry and yoga. Her poems have been used and shared by yoga teachers around the world. Her debut mini poetry collecting ‘The Sea of Grief’ was published earlier this year. Her first full collection is forthcoming. She runs Dragonfly Yoga studio in Ballyhaunis and co-hosts writing circles for women writers. When she’s not teaching yoga or writing in her notebook, you can find her in her garden, possibly dancing in her polytunnels, with her daughter and two cats. 

Jennifer Draper

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 Harris

Kate is an herbalist, animist, intuitive bodyworker, dancer, and lover of life. She is on a mission to connect individuals to their true essence and help them access their most vibrant, alive, and authentic selves. By assisting people in navigating the edges within themselves—whether it’s grief, loss, new beginnings, or major transitions—she aims to facilitate wild personal growth . Her own healing journey has encompassed a multitude of helpful practices, but developing deep, reciprocal, loving relationships with plants has been the most transformative. The plants have guided her into a more expansive, wild, and loving version of herself than she ever could have imagined, connecting her to the earth, her body, her intuition, and her power. Kate’s goal is to guide others to uncover their inner healer. She believes that developing this capacity in tandem with the earth and our plant kin not only heals and nurtures individuals but also benefits the web of life as a whole.

Noeleen Shannon

Noeleen Shannon is a yoga teacher, women’s circle and menstrual cycle awareness facilitator, mother and moon lover. Weaving together 20 years of yoga practice, 10 years of teaching and trainings in 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 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 our 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 O'Kelly

Nicole O’Kelly is a Mother of one, a yoga teacher, birth and postpartum doula, women’s circle & cacao facilitator. Nicole originates from Offaly but has been based in Dublin and Kildare over the last three years. While dedicating her work to supporting families throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum through yoga classes, doula support and Mother’s Rest circles; Nicole thrives to provide spaces that are inclusive and based on connection, support and have a holistic approach. Nicole is on a continued journey of development in her yoga practice and teachings and is excited to provide a yoga class to slow down, connect with your breath and body and drop into deep rest. 

 

Tina Kennedy

Tina is a yoga and mindfulness teacher, musician and singer. She believes in making yoga accessible to all. Tina is passionate about reaching as many people as possible and works with people from various backgrounds and ages, providing yoga and mindfulness sessions to those who may not be able to access yoga. 

She has been working with young people for the past two years and loves to share the wisdom and teachings of yoga with young minds and hearts. Tina believes learning must be fun and loves to create a safe space for her students to relax, explore and play. She is an animal lover and spends much of her time with her four-legged friends.

Jenn McKee

Jenn, the passionate force behind West Coast Wellness in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, offers a diverse range of wellness services that invite you to emabrk on an inwards journey. As a devoted Yoga Teacher, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Coach, and Meditation & Mindfulness teacher, she brings a genuine commitment to holistic well-being to every session. Whether guiding you through tantra, vinyasa, or partner yoga, sharing massage & bodywork, facilitating playful inner-child workshops, or offering individualised physiotherapy, Jenn’s heart is present in each offering. Beyond her wellness haven, she’s also the creator of the Wild & Well Festival, an event that brings her passion for holistic well-being to life in the stunning landscapes of Co. Sligo. Join Jenn for an enriching experience that’s all about you – your time to rest, play, move, and breathe. 

Joanne King

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 Young

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.

 

Naomi Sturdy

Teaching yoga for over a decade, Naomi has established her own unique style infused and informed from her own embodied experiences and training. She has trained extensively in the realms of Yoga, Movement, Meditation, Mindfulness and therapeutic modalities and currently focuses her teaching methodology on a nervous system informed approach to aid individuals to process, regulate and connect their inner experience. Since becoming a Mother in 2020, Naomi has trained in Matrescence coaching and facilitation and believes that supporting Mothers through this rite of passage in their lives can create true healing, transformation and growth. Naomi currently offers community classes in her local neighbourhood in Dublin 8, including Pregnancy Yoga and Mothers’ Circles. Further afield she leads retreats, and offers training and continuing education. Naomi also hosts an active community online hub with movement and stillness practices to support participants from the comfort of their own home. 

 

Elaine Abbott

Elaine’s love and passion for yoga started many years ago and has evolved with time. She teaches both adult and kids yoga and truly believes the earlier we start practicing the better. Yoga encourages children to be happy, healthy and build a positive a mind-set. Being a primary school teacher, she implements strategies into her daily teaching. 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 cultivates a warm and loving space in her classes where children and adults can breathe freer, move creatively and connect fully to themselves. 

Kiara Quane - Smudge Studio

Kiara is a Meditation teacher, Reiki, Rahanni and Crystal healing practitioner from Limerick. Smudge Studio is Kiara’s wellness business which includes 1:1 treatments, group workshops to share knowledge on how to use crystals, grounding exercises, the power of the breath, finding balance within and an online shop which specialises in ethically and carefully selected pieces to assist you on your journey. Crystals are a safe way to offer support and solace to all who choose to carry them and Kiara is passionate about the energetically charged power of crystals and wants to share these intuitively selected pieces of magic to assist you in your every day life. 

Helen Colgan

Helen is an experienced energy healer, advanced spiritual teacher, and navigator dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey towards personal transformation and spiritual awakening. With a profound understanding of energy dynamics and spiritual principles, Helen guides people in recognising and embracing their inner light. Through Helen’s unique approach, individuals are empowered to identify and release blocks, dense energies, and limiting beliefs that hinder their growth and fulfilment. By creating a sacred space of healing and self-discovery, Helen facilitates a profound shift in consciousness, allowing clients to thrive and blossom into their fullest potential. Experience the transformative power of Helen’s work and embark on a journey of self-realisation and empowerment. Illuminate your path, remove obstacles, and embrace your true essence with Helen as your trusted guide. 

Niamh O'Brien

Niamh is a biofield tuner, physiotherapist, cacao enthusiast, retreat leader, world explorer and peace seeker. Niamh holds a passion to help people overcome challenges in their life whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional in nature. Niamh spends time in Ireland and across the globe offering healing retreats and events. Niamh’s main focus at the moment is to help people enhance their electrical health and raise their voltage by tapping into the electrical nature of the human body and the world around us. Niamh uses cacao medicine and electromagnetic frequencies to recharge the body, give back lost energy, release trauma, clear ‘stuckness’ and bring people more into the present moment feeling lighter, brighter and more expansive than ever before. Niamh elegantly combines science and spirituality in an easy way to understand, join her to experience the magic for yourself.

Celine Florence Doyle

Celine Florence is a weaver of many disciplines and modalities, including yoga, healing arts, coaching and menstruality & feminine embodiment. She is passionate about supporting women to return to the frequency of love, peace & joy, which is our natural state of being. Over the years her fascination for all things energy & healing has led her to study various different Yogic practices including Kundalini, The Heart of Yin, Radiant Body, Trauma Informed and Restorative Yoga. She now teaches a blend of blends these different styles called Radiant Heart Yoga along with Restorative Yoga. Radiant Heart Yoga is designed to move energy through the body, through breathwork, mantra, gentle movements, embodied flows, dance, kriya and meditation to bring students on a journey into their heart portal. She also adores teaching the blissful style of Restorative Yoga to support students into a place of deep rest & connection to spiritual healing by bringing her homemade sacred oil blends into the experience. It is this dance between elevating our energy and allowing ourselves deep healing rest. It is this dance between elevating our energy and allowing ourselves deep healing rest that Celine wishes for her students to feel the benefit of in their bodies, knowing that the more we experience both, the closer we come to our natural state of being & can be the light that we came here to be in the world. Celine is a mum to three boys and previously worked in Corporate HR before taking the leap of faith to follow her own path. She now supports other to follow the whispers of their heart too, through 1:1 healings, classes, retreats and online programmes. 

Nicky Halliday

At a young age Nicky found herself searching for ways to heal herself which were outside conventional medicine. After being let down many times by doctors she decided to take her healing into her own hands. She studied nutritional therapy and holistic culinary arts, which gave her so much knowledge, experience and healing to start with. She has worked many years as a chef for healing retreats and also creating her own retreats and workshops. 

She soon realised there was much more to healing than diet, which encourage her to embark on an adventure into the jungle in Costa Rica where she learned a new way to live and heal. Connecting deeply to nature, practising yoga, dance, meditation and sitting in ceremony. Here she learned all about the plant medicine cacao, and continues to serve this beautiful heart opening medicine, to bring more love into this world. Over the years she experienced much healing with dance practices and trained as a Shamanic Trance Dance guide and guardian. As she is working a lot with mindset, she now is an accredited Belief Coding facilitator, which can help us to let go of limiting beliefs holding us back from our potential. Nicky mainly works with women who have HPV virus online or clients who have chronic pain issues. She truly believes in the power to awaken our own inner healers through holistic healing.

Emma Sheridan

A dedicated practitioner, Emma embarked on her first yoga teacher training in 2010. Embracing exploration on and off the mat she spent the ten years that followed travelling and teaching internationally – leading workshops, retreats, and trainings across Asia, the middle East, Africa and Europe. In 2020 , Emma moved back home to Ireland, opening her own  yoga space @seomra.shanti in co. Leitrim, where she lives with her pup Róisín and offers weekly classes, workshops, retreats and trainings.

Accumulating 14 years of teaching experience, Emma embodies a teaching philosophy grounded in continuous growth and education, amassing over 1000 hours of learning with renowned teachers worldwide , and registered as a 500-hour advanced yoga teacher , Yacep and YA teacher trainer. Focused on holistic wellness and rooted in tantric hatha lineages, her teaching style integrates somatics, embodied meditation, yogic philosophy, as well as current research in order to cultivate and deepen awareness and connection. Her classes, often challenging, are a sensory adventure emphasising curiosity, exploration and self-inquiry. No outdated rules or rigid linear structures to be found.

 

Orlagh Walsh

‘Relieve stress by connecting to nature through your senses’

Growing up with a keen interest for all things natural, Orlagh studied Zoology in UCD before working in environmental education for 5 years. After teaching in a classroom for 8 years, she retrained as a forest bathing guide with Nádúr Centre for Integrative Forest Therapy in 2021. 

Orlagh now provides regular forest bathing experiences in Fernhill Park and Gardens, where clients are encouraged to relax, engage their senses and be present. 

This practice not only relives the symptoms of mental health challenges, it also instills a strong connection to nature and a longing to protect our environment and the world we live in. 

Karin Müller - Solaris Tea

Karin is passionate about empowering people to reconnect to themselves and the natural environment by running wellness and community initiatives. This has led her on to be elected as Global Wellness Day Ambassador for Ireland 2024/25. 

She is a trained Medical Herbalist (BSc Hons), Practising Midwife (BSc Hons), Massage and Spa Therapist and qualified as a Shamanic Energy Medicine & Luminous Healing Practitioners which incorporates a wide range of mindfulness practises, life coaching, modern day psychology, nature reconnection and nature based healing practises and motivational skills. 

She is also co owner of Solaris Botanicals based in Galway, alongside her husband Jörg where her role is as Creative Director, in product development and in Marketing and PR to promote their wellness and ‘moment of pause’ initiatives. Karin has been teaching classes, running Women’s retreats & Celtic Moon circles and giving talks on a wide range of topics relating to nature reconnection, mindfulness, herbal medicine, nutrition and Women’s health for over 20 years now. 

She loves spending time in their native orchard and food forest, hiking in Connemara or hosting classes in their gorgeous wooden eco cabin. 

Lisa Joyce

Lisa works with women and families during pregnancy, birth and post partum. Through her work as a Doula and a pregnancy yoga teacher. She has a passion for supporting women and partners to feel empowered during this time of transition in their lives. Through her practical classes and workshops she offers, birth science, evidence based resources, practical tips and tools and hypnobirthing. Lisa is a Mum of 3 and has a wealth of knowledge , experience and compassion for her work.

 

Louise Grant

Louise is a yoga teacher and Doula. She has been teaching yoga since 2016 and her main interest is working with people pre and postnatally. Louise loves all things pregnancy, birth and postpartum and loves to support people during this time. She understands what an amazing time this can be for people but also how vulnerable and overwhelming it can all seem. She wants to create a space of support to prepare people for birth and a sanctuary for them during the postpartum period. Louise knows all too well how isolating this time can be. Her classes will allow you to meet other people on the same journey, bring some mindful movement to your day with bump or baby and most importantly be a non judgmental supportive space. Louise wants to support people through all the different stages of motherhood so they thrive in this new stage of their life.

Aisling Andrews

An enthusastic yoga practitioner and teacher, Aisling believes that harnessing the breath allows each individual to connect with themselves, follow their hearts and unlock their own inner potential. Aisling’s classes begin or end with a dedicated breathwork practice aimed at focusing on inhales and exhales to improve health, vitality and athletic performance. Classes focus on a combination of technique based and dynamic Vinyasa flow which links each movement to the breath. This allows students to find strength in lengthened positions, whilst also flowing with the breath to create more mindful movement. Aisling is a mother of 2 beautiful girls. Her mission is to share the power of breathwork and yoga with as many people as possible. Her mantra is “Lead with the heart, Move with the breath.”

Michelle Cantwell

Having found the world of Yoga and Wellness along the way, Michelle has never looked back. Michelle came across her very first Yoga class about 17 years ago feeling quite anxious and stressed and it was a game changer for her. Michelle’s approach: It is important to show that Yoga can truly be for everybody, we do not need to be a certain age or size to practice, the experience is yours and the time is yours. Having an understanding of why we are doing certain poses, and listening and feeling into the body, knowing and accepting that we will all look very different in our practice as our bodies are all very different, Michelle is not a one size fit’s all type of teacher. Yoga is accessible for us all. Michelle teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga and is also a Reiki Practitioner.   Michelle is a ‘forever student’ of Yoga, and she truly finds it one of the highest privileges to teach, and have the trust of her students. Namaste

Snehaa Midha

Snehaa Midha is an internationally certified Yoga Teacher (RYT 600) and a wellness coach from India. She had a successful career working with top consulting firms. However, Snehaa knew she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and pursue her true passion for improving lifestyles. She left her 5 year corporate job and embarked on a journey to learn and teach various formats in yoga, training under the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger and Sivananda Yoga, Himalayas, India. Snehaa has been teaching various formats like Hatha, Ashtanga, Pre & Postnatal, Power Yoga, and Meditation for over 9 years and is also a Pranic Healer (Energy Healer). With her expertise, She caught the attention of major brands like Disney, Cake Maternity, Deutsche Bank, and JPMorgan Chase, where she conducted wellness sessions, promoting sustainable living and corporate wellness. Through her unique blend of different forms of Yoga and breathing, Snehaa will guide attendees on a journey towards inner peace and well-being. Where one will learn how to manage stress, improve their productivity, and find balance in all aspects of their lives. 

Naomi Sheedy

Naomi Sheedy, a Dublin-based Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle specialist and mental health coach, is dedicated to helping people redefine their well-being. With a passion for empowering busy minds to conquer stress, anxiety, and burnout, she aims to foster physical and mental thriving. Drawing from her decade-long corporate experience in investment banking across India, the UK, and Hong Kong, Naomi understands the pressures of daily life too well. Her personal journey with wellness evolved into a purposeful service after experiencing burnout firsthand. She has developed expertise in these ancient disciplines through extensive study and practice, which she now shares to help others find balance and vitality, and most importantly, to bridge the gap between the goodness felt in a yoga class and the realities of life outside

Dan Monaghan

Dan has been delivering forest school sessions since 2020, when his friends and family asked for help entertaining the kids during that unsettling time. Since then he has been offering regular Forest Explorers sessions in his native Tyrone and had recently brought the project to Galway! He weaves his experience as a qualified primary school teacher, forester, gardener, musician and storyteller to create simple, beautiful encounters between children and the natural world. His passion is working with whole families to explore the endless possibility of the natural world.

Laura Canavan Hayes

Laura is the co-founder and CEO of The Bio-Weaver Method which – a method, designed by you, the individual, to achieve your full vitality in this life.
Having lost two parents to cancer, and suffering from severe eczema and lifestyle-induced anaphylaxis, Laura found functional medicine over a decade ago and healed her body. Her mission is to help others to heal with a root-cause medicine approach and her method includes everything from eliminating environmental toxins to ancestral healing!

Laura is a Leadership and transformative health coach and a Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC) – a holistic scientist of human health in the built environment. She conducts Electromagnetic field (EMF) surveys, advises on natural building materials for clients, and does indoor air quality consults so that clients can tackle their health issues, allergies and sensitivities by detoxifying their built environment, in home, school or office.

She offers yoga, meditation, workshops and hot and cold therapy from her garden studio ‘The Nest Space’ in Clontarf.

Aoife McNamara

Aoife has always had a passion for the natural world. After securing an Honours degree from Limerick School of Art & Design, and gaining industry experience in Paris and New York, Aoife was determined to create unique Irish garments that were at peace with the planet. Since 2019, the brand has gained a cult following online and established a flagship store in a thatched cottage in Adare, Co. Limerick.

Aoife fosters a culture of grassroots collaboration and community empowerment by partnering with local suppliers and artists. Her award-winning collections are inspired by Ireland’s wild beauty and are driven by innovative practices.

Bailey Barbour

Bailey began her career in the healing arts over 15 years ago, first as a Nurse & then Nurse Practitioner. She witnessed the negative toll of stress on both herself & her patients, which sparked her quest for more holistic healing practices. This led her to become a Reiki Master Teacher & Sound Healer. Bailey loves to combine her Solfeggio frequency & binaural sound healing music with her Reiki sessions, providing her clients with deep healing & full body rejuvination. Bailey’s work can be found on Insight Timer & on her YouTube channel, Bailey Barbour Reiki, where she has over 500 Distance Reiki Healing videos & a growing community of over 10,000 subscribers. Bailey offers 1:1 Distant Reiki Healing Sessions to clients all over the world & shares her expertise through her signature online course, Learn To Heal With Reiki. She also hosts Reiki & Sound Experiences at her local yoga studio, Kindred, in Strandhill, Sligo.

Jenny Ní Ruiséil

Jenny is an Irish yogini, musician and teacher originally from Dublin who teaches and practices traditional tantric hatha yoga & meditation. She also shares the magic of Bhakti yoga through her Kirtan sessions online and in Ireland (a devotional practice involving mantra chanting and group singing). She is committed to exploring, practicing and living a heart-based, creative life, using the traditional teachings of the Himalayan Masters combined with the deep roots of her Irish and Celtic lineage as guides and frameworks. Her fascination with all things music, sound, language and energy-based has led her to explore the connections between these ancient spiritual practices and their relation to the body, heart and mind of today’s practitioner, and how rooting ourselves deeply in a practice, lineage or tradition can help to facilitate an even deeper sense of home.

Pasha Hogan

Pasha Hogan, E- RYT 200, RYT 500 is an international wellness professional with 20 years teaching experience. She is the visionary founder of Creative Discovery Living™, a holistic wellness program meticulously crafted to improve mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. As an accomplished author, certified women’s life coach, retreat facilitator, and Reiki Master/Teacher, Pasha leverages a rich tapestry of mediums, including storytelling, poetry, mindfulness, yoga, art, and nature to inspire life-changing transformations. A life-long spiritual seeker, three-time breast cancer survivor and lover of life, Pasha creates a welcoming and joyful approach to living yoga on and off the mat. Pasha recently returned to Ireland, having spent two decades in New Mexico where she taught trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness in behavioural health facilities specialising in a comprehensive, individual approach to treating addiction and emotional trauma. Currently, Pasha loves teaching workshops and weekly classes at Warrior Wellness in Kildare and throughout Laois.

Grainne O'Kane

Grá is a survivor of psychosis. Yoga and meditation have been her Divine inspiration, not only to survive but also to thrive. Trusting the intelligence of the Universe and with a love for movement and mantra meditation, Grá had the key tools to recover and rediscover herSelf. The use of essential oils played a loving and nurturing role too. Now, age 57, she feels better than ever before and wants to share her story with the world. Getting through the enormity of the world being turned upside down during Covid she created the Morning Yoga Ritual to inspire herself & her students to practise yoga daily with Grá. She also created the Free Up Yoga Dance. Grá is the Gaelic word for Love and the shortened version of Gráinne. So Yoga with Grá is literally about practising yoga with Self Love and Grátitude for life.

Shane Lennon

In the world of yoga, Shane’s journey began in drama school, initially struggling with its challenges but ultimately experiencing a transformative dance between body and mind.

Completing the 200-Hour Teacher Training at Yogahub laid the foundation for Shane’s continued learning, further deepened by studies with Michael James Wong at Krama Yoga.

Training with Dylan Werner, Adam Husler and attending workshops by Matt Giordano, Patrick Beach and Hiro Landazuri shaped Shane’s teaching style, blending anatomical precision with inner exploration.

Laura Wynne

Laura Wynne Director of Aruna Yoga Academy and Studio Laura is passionate about making yoga available to everyone, and believes that whether you are a serious athlete or a “groovy granny”, whether you have limited mobility or superhuman strength – the beauty of yoga is that it is a personal journey. So, what you can’t do… is irrelevant. Everyone can become stronger, more flexible, and enjoy more balance in their lives. Born a stress bunny, she was introduced to meditation while still in school and discovered yoga in 1988 and has been practicing it ever since. In 1996 she trained in the practice of Transcendental Meditation. She later studied with Yoga Therapy Ireland, initially as a yoga teacher and later as a yoga therapist. To her husband’s dismay, she is continuing her lifelong journey of further learning. She was one of the first teachers in Ireland to train in Yin yoga and in 2018 qualified from the first iRest® teacher training in Ireland. She completed a second 500hr Advanced Teacher Training in Functional, Somatic, Embodied Movement, which traces how human movement evolves and the allows us to move with ease, grace, poise, strength, and balance. She is also qualified as a somatic movement coach. She is the director of Aruna Yoga Academy and Studio for the last 14 years.

Breandán Petrassi

Chilean Irish duo Cami & Breandán are a fun and fiery AcroYoga duo that love to challenge themselves by getting creative with linking moves into beautiful sequences. How a movement feels is as important to them as how well it flows, so their sequences incorporate fluid slow and fast dynamics. Cami’s bright and encouraging teaching style is complimented by Breandán’s focus on the technical, together creating an uplifting experience, both figuratively and literally! Learn to base and fly both soft and high at one of their workshops.

Laura Carr

Laura Carr is an International Mindset & Energy Coach, Sound Therapist, Global Retreat Leader, Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher and Cacao Facilitator with a true passion for soul-led connection, spirituality, coaching, and energy work. With over 15 years experience In Ireland and abroad holding space for groups and individuals through 1:1 sessions, Reiki training, workshops, and hosting retreats worldwide, Laura brings a transformational magic to her work, allowing clients to amplify growth mindset and establish deeply rooted practices for a more balanced life. Laura’s mission is to empower and inspire, bringing a modern and dynamic approach to her work. She infuses each session with a playful and engaging energy, making the journey fun and supportive as you navigate towards intuition and self-discovery.

Karina Fee

Karina is a holistic wellness practitioner and cacao facilitator. Coming from a long career in corporate banking experiencing severe burnout and chronic illness, she began a healing journey that brought her to the Spirit of Mama Cacao and the magic of Mandalei Kuhn. Karina’s pain journey sparked her curiosity and set her on a new path of learning, study and practice. For many years now she has been supporting clients and is a trained Advanced Sound Therapist, Meditation Teacher, Cacao Facilitator, Reiki Master and EFT Practitioner. Karina launched her business in 2019, and has been bringing sound and meditation to primary schools and corporate work places. She holds luxury retreats, monthly Cacao ceremonies and healing circles and her work is deeply entwined in ancestral healing and providing a safe space for people to reconnect back to their own unique energy and gain clarity.

Jessica Liddy

Jessica Liddy is a passionate aerialist and pole fitness instructor. She teaches aerial hoop, trapeze, silks and pole fitness in Flying High Fitness, working both with adults and children. She believes aerial artistry is an amazing way to build confidence, strength and coordination and is also so much fun as a massive bonus! Jessica has a passion for many sports and has years of experience in strength training. She picked up many hobbies over the years such as muay thai, powerlifting, yoga, running and hiking but her true source of passion always comes back to aerial and pole fitness. Jessica has a masters in science and utlizes sciences such as anatomy and cell biology to understand and explain to students the benefits of exercise at a cellular level.

Liz Costigan Fleury

Liz Costigan Fleury is an international yoga teacher who has dedicated her career, and life, to care and embodying real wellbeing, through every stage of life.
What she embodies she now shares with others through yoga classes, meditation, manifestation practices, menstrual cycle awareness and ceremonial cacao circles,
From her acclaimed retreats and workshops, both here and abroad, Liz brings together her trainings with her lived experience of navigating the ups and down of the ever twisting journey of life.