April – May 2016

 Where did the first quarter of 2016 go?

The first 8 week block of full and vibrant classes flew by!

Thank You!

I’ve taken a longer break than usual before starting the next 8 weeks… ‘biting the bullet’, stretching myself out of my comfort zone and exploring exciting new ventures both on and off the mat!

The ‘Step into Spring’ weekend in Garryvoe Hotel was my first time facilitating a whole weekend of Yoga practices.  I was blessed with great support, smiling faces and plenty of learning.  We also enjoyed some wonderful live music and sound courtesy of Fergal O’Connor (www.fergaloconnor.com) and I very tentatively embraced my vulnerability and imperfection singing and playing my guitar in Savasana.  Music and especially the guitar was a childhood passion that got lost and deeply buried for many years ….. and is now bursting forth with new found vigour and excitement!!  Rest assured there will be a little more practice and polish before my guitar and voice return to your Yoga mat…..

….but return they will 😉

Hot on the heels of the Garryvoe weekend I travelled to Amsterdam to teach my first 3 hour workshop at Yoga Nieuw Vennep (www.yoganieuwvennep.com), the studio of a beautiful and inspiring friend and Yoga Teacher Sarah Jane Rawkins.  Thanks to her trust (blind faith?) we had a full house of enthusiastic, open minded and generous Yoginis.  If anyone is over in Amsterdam and looking for Yoga (there’s lots to choose from) do check out Sarah Jane!  Definitely the best Iyengar Yoga teacher I’ve ever experienced 🙂

….And to round off a little mini feast of travelling and teaching, next week I head back to Macclesfield my favourite little spot in the North of England to lead another workshop at Pure Yoga Cheshire.  (www.pureyogacheshire.co.uk)

Coming up!

8 weeks of Yoga – 4 April to 26 May

The next block of 8 weeks begins on Monday 4 April.  You can see the weekly schedule to the left of this page.  The evening classes at Garryvoe on Mondays and Laughing Buddha on Wednesdays are already full.  At the moment here are still spaces in other classes…

‘Fun’draiser and ‘Play’shops

 A rescheduled fundraiser for Elephant Nature Park and a monthly Sunday themed ‘Play’shop will be happening…..  Details soon ….

Creative clay and Yoga weekend retreat – 27 to 29 May

I’m very excited to be co-facilitating this scrummy weekend with Susan Herlihy of Crafty Hands Pottery (www.craftyhands.info ) at the idyllic Inch Hideaway (www.yurtecocamping.ie ).  I will lead a Yoga practice morning (Asana) and evening (Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra)  and Susan will expertly guide us through 2 clay projects.  No experience of either Yoga or clay work needed.

Thanks for your continued support on and off the mat!

All love and Faith….FULLY,

Alison x






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