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The Many Faces of Yoga: Galway Edition- Ronah Corcoran

It is so easy nowadays to forget that yoga is a lot more than what you can do on the mat. Yoga for me is, among other things, helping us to come back to ourselves, what is true to us and what we feel passionate and inspired to do, not only to benefit ourselves but also …

Yoga Travel Guide: A day in Edinburgh

  I love Edinburgh city, the architecture, that old worldly feel to the place, the atmosphere on the streets, the people and all of the great spots to hang out. You can take a wander through the beautiful streets, pop into some of the excellent vintage shops, have your almond milk cappuccino and then take …

Yoga Travel Guide: Galway, Ireland

  My home city and a wonderful place for all things yoga- Yoga classes, workshops, good healthy food spots and just a great place to walk around and enjoy the unique and special atmosphere that Galway has like no other. Yoga Yogafootsteps (me!) in Trikonasana. Yogafootsteps I first began practicing yoga in 2011 and have …

The Many Faces of Yoga: Joseph Mathers

  The lovely Joseph Mathers from Newry, Co. Down is a fellow member of the Irish Ashtanga community. I got to chat with him on his most recent yoga trip to Galway. We spoke about how Joe initially came to yoga for flexibility, then are the end of a relationship and how his understanding and …

The Many Faces of Yoga: Luke Jordan

  Luke Jordan is a direct student of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and one of a very small number of teachers worldwide Certified to teach the advanced practises of Ashtanga Yoga. He is also a keen student of Vedic chanting, Sanskrit and Yoga’s cultural heritage and philosophy. He holds a Masters degree in Indian Religions …

Yoga Travel Guide: Wexford, Ireland

I got to spend one year living in Wexford, Ireland last year. It really is an undiscovered beauty of Ireland – full of stunning beaches, forest walks, rivers for swimming in during the summer and most of all SUNSHINE. It really is the sunny south-east, most of the time! One of the great things about Wexford …

The Many Faces of Yoga: Greg Nardi

I first got to meet and attend a workshop with Greg Nardi in Wexford. I was delighted to get to attend another workshop of his, this time in my home city of Galway. Greg is a really wonderful teacher and I learned so much from him. We spoke about his yoga journey with yoga and his draw …

Chai Smoothie

A quick and easy vegan chai smoothie for a mid-afternoon pick me up. Ingredients: 1 cup of milk of choice (I used Almond, I used unsweetened Alpro Soya Almond milk here but my favourite brand is Vitariz almond or hazelnut is good.) 1 tsp cinnamon 3 cardamon pods (Remove the seeds and grind in mortar …

The Many Faces of Yoga: Galway Edition- Almudena Carrascosa

  I met Madrid native Almu when I started to teach a class at the Sat Nam Centre in Galway city – its been so great meeting and connecting with the lovely yoga community here in my home city of Galway. Almu spoke to me about her journey with yoga, motherhood and running a yoga …

Masala Chai

  Recipe:  1 ½ cups water ½ cup dairy/non-dairy milk 6 cardamon pods 6 cloves 1-2 tsp cinnamon 1 inch piece fresh ginger   Brown demarara sugar/honey to taste 2 black tea bags   Method: Place cardamon, ginger, clove, cinnamon in a mortar and pestle and crush together. Add spices to a sauce pan and …

Red Lentil Dahl

This is probably one of my favourite dishes to make – its good on its own, with rice or can even be used as a base for a lasagne or pie. Instant Knockout Its so tasty and light and I never get sick of it really. You can add vegetables to it also to bulk …

Mung bean and buckwheat Kitchiri

Recipe: 1 cup mung beans/brown lentils 2 cups buckwheat 1 1/2 Inch piece of fresh ginger 2 large garlic cloves 2 tbsp oil/ghee 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp cumin ground 2 tsp coriander seeds (I like to crush them a little with mortar and pestle) 1 tsp whole mustard seeds 1 tsp tumeric powder …