Remembering the women of Tuam – We won’t forget you.

  Annie Donoghue, early 40’s. No burial record. . Mary Curran, 23 years. Died in 1960. No burial record. . Mary Joyce-Costello from Connemara. Died in 1946. No burial record. . Margaret Henry from Mayo, 24 years. Died in 1940. No burial record. . Brigid O’Reilley, 32 years. Died in 1947. No burial record. . …

Yoga Travel Guide: Belfast, Ireland

Vegan eating and drinking 387 Ormeau Road Well this cafe is an absolute treat! Let us start with the food , a 100% vegan cafe , I went for some cake and coffee on my first visit – the raspberry-choc brownie which are all made and delivered by local vegan bakery Crumbs Bakery alongside an …

Yoga Travel Guide: Zanzibar, Africa

Zanzibar was a very much spontaneous, unexpected trip for me and to be honest it felt like no where else I had ever been. I will admit, I naively went without much vegan travel prep. Plant based eating does not seem to be very common in Zanzibar but everything is definitely easily adapted and there …

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga – Tuam Workshop

  Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga – The primary series. . . Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that combines movement, the breath and points of focus (drishti) which combined cleanses the physical body, allows space for the mind to settle and bring us to a place of calm and relaxation. . . This …

Yoga Travel: Zanzibar- A Walking Path

Taking the first steps When I first arrived I remember walking my daily path from one hotel to the other where I teach yoga classes. It was my first day, I was unfamiliar with where I was and unfamiliar with Africa in general – the customs, safety etc. I had a vague idea where I …

Yoga Travel: Zanzibar – Finding comfort in asking.

Week two in Zanzibar and what I have been working with this week is – asking. That may seem like a pretty normal, easy thing for most of you but for me, at times, it can be a challenge. I am independent, I can be stubborn, I don’t really like to feel overly reliant on …

Co-working Online sessions

ONLINE CO-WORKING SESSIONS Come and join the first of this online co-working experiment. As I work, write, create a lot from home (or beach, or bar, cafe or whereever I find myrself). I was thinking how nice it would feel to have a bit of a community online when I can’t have one physically. As …

Yoga Travel: Zanzibar – Unsettling

  What I love about change, travel, new opportunities and unexplored horizons is the potential for growth.  This is one of the reasons why I love to constantly move around and be in new places, that feeling of being unsettled. It helps me to become more comfortable and familiar in different situations. It pushes me …

Beyond asana: BYEco camping

I have been to many, many festivals in my life thus far – I love them. I love the mixture of freedom , meeting new people, disconnecting, dancing, music, camping in nature as well as discovering different things along the way. I have been to Electric Picnic many times over the years, it being the …

Yoga Travel Guide: London

Practicing Yoga Ashtanga Yoga London I was very lucky to get to spend one month practicing here with the very welcoming community at Ashtanga Yoga London. This shala is run by certified teacher Hamish Hendry and his wife Anna. Not surprisingly the shala is full and busy from 5.30am – 10am (which was the time …

Vegan Bounty Bars

 Ingredients Coconut bars 200g desiccated coconut 2-3 tablespoons Agave syrup (or sweetener of choice) 1/3 cup coconut flour 170 ml pure coconut milk (I used reduced fat but any will do) A large pinch of Pink Himalayan salt To coat 1- 2 bars of dark chocolate (or preferred chocolate) 1 tbsp sweetener  *optional 1-2 tbsp …

Yoga Travel Guide: Seaweed and Shells in Sligo

I love Sligo and ever since my days visiting or spending time there with my many surf-loving friends I have really loved it. The stunning landscape and the relaxed outdoorsy feel to the place that usually comes with seaside locations. There are beaches to walk or sea to swim in if you are brave enough, there …