One of the amazing holistic luminaries we interviewed for our Autumn 2021 issue was Yvonne Skelly. Yvonne is a healer and visionary entrepreneur who runs three wellness businesses – the newest of which is the beautiful Lake Shore Wellness Centre, located in Blessington.
“If they could give you just one tip each for healthier, happier lives, Olivier says, “Do everything from a place of love.” Yvonne says, “Listen to your heart, follow your gut.” They both agree five hugs a day is an equally good alternative!”
By Elva Carri
In 2014, Olivier and Yvonne, co-owners of Naas Holistic Centre, met through a series of fateful coincidences that resulted in the pair deciding to open a space where therapists and clients could blossom into their highest potential. Olivier originally studied mathematics, “… which I believed to be the only absolute science at the time. I graduated as an Engineer in Applied Mathematics,” and now describes himself as a natural healer.
Having spent considerable time developing his skills, he is now passing these skills onto others through workshops as well as restoring clients back to full health. Yvonne, a Dublin native, began her healing journey when she was initiated into Reiki. Yvonne had never experienced Reiki before attending the training and says she didn’t know much about it, but felt a strong intuitive urge to train and notes that this strong intuitive guidance is what has driven her towards many different healing modalities and experiences.
When I asked if there were any therapies or treatments they were particularly excited about, they mentioned Solfeggio sound healing. “It’s still relatively new in Ireland. During a session, the client lies on a massage plinth while the therapist uses solfeggio tuning forks on and around the body, concentrating on the auditory system and energy centres in the body.” Yvonne is a pioneer of this therapy in Ireland and Olivier attests to the benefits of it.
If they could give you just one tip each for healthier, happier lives, Olivier says, “Do everything from a place of love.” Yvonne says, “Listen to your heart, follow your gut.” They both agree five hugs a day is an equally good alternative!