Category: yoga

Retreats, Classes, Books, Heritage Week, and The Burren Retreat Centre

I do hope you will feel free to contact me to discuss any of the offerings mentioned above. The world keeps turning and as the editorial in the local newspaper (The admirable Avondhu) said this week, it’s important we note not just the woes of the world, but the bright beauty in the flowers (particularly the wildflowers, folks! Look at the loveliness of buttercups and daisies too!). We will not change anything much with resentment, blame or hostility. But kindness is as cyclical, inevitable and enduring in our psyches as spirals of the galaxies or as existence itself.

Yoga, philosophy, and circulation

I didn’t know I was going to write about philosophy and circulation but a couple of things have happened over the past few weeks and months (maybe years…) and like the proverbial iceberg, there’s probably more going on beneath the surface than I’ve acknowledged. Time for a wake up call. I’m in the throes of […]

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What is “the more-than-human world”?

The “more-than-human world” may have signified the animals, plants, fungi, and lichens when it first came into use, but it reaches far beyond that into the soil, the rock, the heat at the core of the planet and the cold vastness of space, to the quantum and quark. 

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Non dualism in a pandem(on)ic world. A very gentle practice.

I want to teach you about a couple of yoga concepts, and my own theory of the threefold relationship we need to understand in order to respond to the demands of our lives. I want to do this through a series of asana practices. These will appear as a series of short practices which should help […]

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Current Course: ECOnnect Patanjali!

Anna asked what I wanted to achieve on Linkedin. My reply came to me as I was dreaming. I find, increasingly, that setting yourself a question or a problem or issue to consider during sleep is a fantastic way to put your subconscious to work. 

Love is Green: yoga meets philosophy in the ecological emergency

I need to find a way to open a discussion about this. Let’s start talking about what it means to practice compassionate attunement, practice realisation, to understand that the way of doing something is just that, The Way, since it embodies attitude, quality, a means of being the instrument of love.  Responding to the ecological […]

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How to sea

we’re utterly dependent upon how we see for how we respond. Where we see ourselves as boundaried, and see those boundaries as under threat, we react to protect just ourselves.

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Yoga Philosophy Course Outline Sept – Nov 2021

Each lesson includes meditation, reflection on premises, including your own philosophy and values (yamas and niyamas), asana practice, pranayama practice, meditation and yoga nidra, including the clear use of sankalpa
Each lesson lasts 1.5 hours. There will be twelve sessions, including an introduction, and presentation sessions during which students will demonstrate their understanding, and a final session for feedback and discussion.