Kitty Maguire 'Pleasure in the Practice'

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In this episode I sat down with the lovely Kitty Maguire.

Kitty is a Yoga teacher specialising in Yin Yoga and Yoga for Women’s bodies. She is the host of a range of special events annually for Women and she teaches weekly in studios in Dublin.

It was an absolute pleasure chatting to Kitty, she oozes enthusiasm, warmth and passion. She is a true gem and I hope you enjoy listening:-)

In the episode we chat about;

-Her background and classical ballet training

-Her first experiences with Yoga

-Yoga as an invitation to community and connection

-The repeal Referendum and her involvement in 2018

-Realisations of the importance of self support and self care

-Yoga teachers NOT having it all together

-Social media effects on Yoga teachers

-Looking at emotions in a developmental way

-Finding pleasure in the practice

You can find out more about Kitty at http://www.kittymaguireyoga.com/

Links:

Books: ‘The Artists way’ Julia Cameron


Miriam Kerins Hussey 'Integrative Health Care'

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In this episode I sit down with Miriam Kerins Hussey. We chat about her career change from pharmacy to a more holistic approach. She has a great perspective on moving from a sense of the ‘sick care system’ to providing services and choices for people to heal and care for themselves in a preventative rather than treatment orientation.


Miriam is a qualified pharmacist with huge passion for holistic health and Wellbeing.

This passion has lead her to train as an Integrated Wellness and Nutritional coach as well as a Yoga instructor, and Holistic Healing Practitioner.

In her Integrated Wellness Business she is involved in the design and delivery of many executive, corporate and personal wellness retreats, seminars and programmes. She runs Yoga retreats for Mind, Body and Soul, and is an international key note speaker on health and wellness, emotional eating and more.

Miriam believes that it is the integration and union of cognitive, emotional, physical, nutritional, mental and spiritual health that leads to true health, vitality and wellness.

Her collective qualifications and expertise in both pharmaceutical and complimentary health therapies give her a unique and integrated approach to human health and wellness.

You can find more out about Miriam at www.theawakening.ie

Lou Horgan 'A Woman's Way'

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I first met Lou way back when going to Yoga classes in Dublin. Lou’s name has become synonymous with Women and Yoga. She is a highly experienced Yoga teacher and currently runs classes from her beautiful home shed studio.

In this episode Lou and I chat about;

-Lou’s teaching with a focus on women, areas of Yoga that are underdeveloped and under written.

-The Red Tent in the past as the touchstone in the community.

-Her journey with her own practice where she came to realise the lack of offering and awareness of what Women’s bodies needed.

-Women’s lives constantly getting busier and a striving for perfection

-Learning as Women to say No, moving into ‘Self 'Centered-ness’ and power.

-Pregnancy as an opportunity to become Embodied.

-The practice of shedding, creating an intimacy with ‘The Big Letting Go’

-Positive Birth Experiences

-Women’s sexual power

Michael Ryan 'Unexpected Change'

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Michael and I first met through the Yoga community in Dublin. I attended a retreat in the Burren in 2010 where Michael taught and was inspired by his approach, his way with words and how he interweaved Yoga philosophy, life concepts and Yoga into his teaching. Michael is a seasoned Yoga teacher and practitioner with a lot of experience and wisdom to offer.

In this episode Michael and I chat about;

-The type or style of teaching Michael focuses on

-Western ways of holding our bodies and Sympathetic nervous system responses

-His experience with the Anusara method and the fall out following allegations against the founder John Friend

-Practicing to support the process of accessing our own divine nature

-Yoga is about change

-Meditation practice

-Meeting ourselves

-Pain and discomfort

-Teaching and Being of service

Eithne Kennedy 'Inner Wisdom'

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Eithne and I first met through the Yoga community in Dublin. I was immediately drawn to Eithne, her sense of calm, ease in herself, warmth and genuine friendliness. She is a very seasoned teacher and kinesiologist. i enjoyed this chat a lot, and after we stopped recording, we spent about another hour chatting!

In this episode Eithne and I chat about;

-Her work as a Kinesiologist

-Uncomfortable feelings in the body or mind as information

-Acceptance in processes and steadiness with feelings that arise

-Her first impressions of Yoga and journey to teaching

-Using Yoga as a refuge

-Her decision to leave her former career

-Finding connection to ourselves, not just through work

-Social media skewing our perspectives of life choices

-How can we be of service?

-How do you anything is how you do everything

-Facilitating some process where we are a bit easier on ourselves

Links:

http://eithnekennedy.ie/yoga.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eithne-Kennedy-Kinesiology-Yoga

Books Mentioned:

Anatomy of the Spirit- Caroline Myss



Clare Mulvany 'The Power of Stories'

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I first got to know Clare online, as I worked with her through creative explorations over the course of a year. The first time we met in person was recording this podcast and it was a real treat.

Clare is a true lady and she inspires me in her way with words and her perspective on life.

In this episode Clare and I chat about;

-Clare’s perspective on social change

-Concept of internal and external change

-Self Care

-Seasons and our relationship to them

-Soul Centric Growth

-Yoga, Sea Swimming, relationship to ourselves and nature

-How to inform change

-The power of stories

-Considering death as a daily practice

-Meaning of words

-Choice

-Crafting Narratives

-The learning process

-The wolf you choose to feed

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https://www.instagram.com/onewildlife

Books mentioned:

Soul Craft-Bill Plotkin

Walk out Walk on- Margaret Wheatley

One Wild Life-Clare Mulvany (Video of Clare speaking on her book, and reading extracts HERE)