My personal journey with movement began as a Physiotherapist in 1991, using movement to help others to rehabilitate from injury and illness. I began to teach Pilates in 2004, and the movement journey continued on to also teaching yoga in 2011.
I have worked specifically with people living with cancer since 2009. As my teaching has evolved to a more breath centred, mindful form of movement, I have personally experienced, and observed in my classes, the deeper connection that can occur between the mind and the body as a result of moving in this way. This deeper connection can affect our sense of health and well being in a positive way, on many levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
More recently I have completed my Qoya Teacher Training qualification; further deepening my knowledge and awareness of the benefits of embodiment through the breath and movement.
Along with working with those who are living with cancer, I love to share my knowledge and experience with women in general; using movement as medicine to help them to connect with themselves on a deeper level as they navigate their way through daily life in a culture that expects them to not only do more, but faster and better.
Donegal holds a special place in my heart. As a family we have been very lucky to have spent many happy holidays in Dunfanaghy over the past twenty years. It feels like a second home to me and so I am very excited to share the beauty and magic of this area with others as they retreat to the sanctuary of Sandhill House.