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.
In our Winter 2020/21 issue, Maureen O’Callaghan, director of the Irish Reflexology Institute, spoke to us about the benefits of reflexology as a healing practice. Read her insightful piece below!
The glorious days of mid-summer are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by getting out and about to enjoy some exciting events or sample some of the best holistic products on the market? Read on to learn more about the highlights we’ve picked out for you for this month. We are also thrilled to announce that our Summer 2018 issue is out, packed with some amazing content (including an interview with the legendary Adyashanti, who graces the cover). It is available at stockists throughout the country. You can also subscribe here to get a copy delivered right to your door.
NTOI Announces Two-Day AGM & Conference
NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland) is the professional association supporting qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland. All NTOI members study for a minimum of 3 years at a recognised college and are trained in clinical practice. They are fully insured and must comply with the NTOI requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). On Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd, NTOI will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Conference in the Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. This is the first time their conference will be held over two days. “We are very excited about this years event. It will be bigger and better than ever! We have 2 world class Functional Medicine speakers: Dr David Brady and Dr Deanna Minich, fantastic sponsors, including a lunch sponsor (so lunch is included in the ticket price), and a wide variety of exhibitors.” Check out their website for more information.
Dreaming of Nature
We love the work of the spirituality, nature and ancestral skills collective, Earth Dreaming. Founder Sky Maria Buitenhuis has extensive experience in supporting people to deepen their connection to nature. This process includes connecting to our own inner nature as part of the larger natural landscape. Sky has worked as a facilitator for a variety of different programs as well as developing her own workshops and trainings. She is also the co-founder of GIFT (Global Institute of Forest Therapy) and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Working in tandem with her many talented guest teachers, Sky aims to help people connect to their true nature by offering workshops and courses in Ancestral Skills, Spirit Work, Forest Bathing, Womens’ Courses and Nature Connection Training.
Support Your Health with Thermography
Mairead McDermott is a qualified thermographer, guidance counsellor and teacher. She has received qualifications from ACCT Florida, NUI Maynooth, University of Brighton and IADT Dun Laoghaire. She has also studied nutrition, food science and psychology. Having regained perfect health after a stage 4 cancer diagnosis, Mairead is passionate about working with people who have been affected by an adverse health diagnosis. Thermography is one of her tried-and-trusted means of assisting clients. She explains, “thermography is Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). It is a method of capturing an image of the body based on the thermal patterns it emits. Some clients use it as an annual health check, some use it to discover the source of pain, some use it for obvious symptoms and some use it as a preventative tool. It is suitable for both men and women and it can also be used for pets.” You can book an appointment with her here, or visit her website below for more information.
Upcoming Positive Night: Music to Lift the Heart with Ayla Nereo
Ayla Nereo’s voice is a beacon of light that hits straight to the heart. Her songs call us to listen deeper. For the depth of each song is in the words; her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery ring as anthems, riddles, and mantras for hope, humanness, profound healing, and love. To listen to one of her songs, “Whispers”, click here. She is visiting Positive Nights on Sunday June the 24th, from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m., for a performance that is sure to be spectacular. It will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Bewley’s Café Theatre on Grafton Street, Dublin 2. You can purchase tickets via this Eventbrite link.
Golden Egg Holistic Centre Announce Their Latest Courses
Golden Egg Holistic is a peaceful healing space and training centre located near to Portlaoise, Co.Laois. Treatments & therapies available at Golden Egg Holistic include Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Fertility/Well Woman Massage, Indian Head Massage, Sound Healing, Hopi Ear Candling, Energy Healing, Holistic Facials, Touch therapy for Autism, and Paediatric Massage. They source the most highly qualified and experienced Irish and International Holistic Trainers, in order to offer only the best quality Diploma, Postgraduate and CPD approved training courses to Irish holistic therapists. Their Diploma courses include Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy.
Awaken to Your Intuition With Psychic Art
Colin Hall is a psychic artist who uses his creativity to give evidential demonstrations of the of survival of the soul and proof of life after death. Early experiences led him on a lifelong quest to develop his spiritual gifts and express them through his artwork. Colin’s work is strongly influenced by Celtic, Chinese and Art Nouveau styles, with endlessly flowing forms, mythical images of Gods and Goddesses and the nature of a world that dwells all around and within us. He will be delivering a Pastel Painting workshop on Saturday September 29th, and individual readings and auragraph sessions on Friday September 28th and Sunday September 30th. He will also be appearing at Positive Nights very soon – watch this space for more details! To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Colin’s website below.
EMBODIMENT MOVEMENT MEDITATION TEACHER
To me Dublin has a strong spirit with deep roots. I love Dublin. I feel I belong here. There are places where I feel a strong connection to the spirit of the place…
Down by the Liffey amongst the oak in Lucan where I grew up, its beautiful and quietly alive. In the Sunday market in Dun Laoghaire, a lyrically lulling spirit, in Herbert Park on a Saturday afternoon in autumn getting mucky playing football, in the cool waters of White Rock with friends, in the blossoming of colourful Parnell street, in the vibrant and richly diverse tribe of dancers I meet in my classes and on the dance floor, probably my favourite meeting place with spirit!
There’s so much of it around, especially in the city centre. You see ads everywhere about “meditation this“, “workshop that“, and I think its great. It’s there because a lot of people are interested in it. Sometimes I wonder if there’s room for all the people who want to teach, me being one of them, and then I realise that the desire for people to teach is growing in alignment with the need and the request.
Its also very exciting taking part in those workshops. One of the major ones for me has been Primordial Sound Meditation, which also introduced me to the Buddha Bag meeting and through them, Rebirthing and the teachings of Abraham Hicks.
I think its great that people have so much to choose from, so that they can actually go and find something that really has a good fit with them. Also socially, its great to know that there are so many people about that have a similar way of looking at things. And the cherry on the cake… I met a great man in the Buddha Bag meeting. Those kinds of social events are a great place for people to make those kinds of connections. I’m very blessed to have all of this around me.
TEA-ART CEREMONY PERFORMER
I love people. When I love people, I think what can I make good for them, or how can I make happy myself and share the happiness with them. That’s my Spirituality in the City.
A city is a group of people who come together for some reason, to share the good feeling. That’s why I’m still in the city, because I still like that. I still love people, I still love giving hugs, I still love to make them feel good, and that’s actually the purpose of my tea ceremonies as well. I think everything is a spiritual experience. Every single second.
It’s not really important to be in the city or in the countryside. In the countryside there are less human involvements, there are natural involvements. When you enter inside a natural forest you feel clarity. When you go into a human grown forest you experience human thoughts and ideas. That’s why sometimes you can feel different in different cities. If you come to a city where people pray all the time, like in India, you would feel the power of prayer. You feel different in Galway than in Dublin because they have different thought forms, and because there are less thoughts in Nature, you feel nicer.
I’ve been thinking I need to connect with nature, you know. And you know when you’re thinking about things, you attract those kinds of people into your life? I’ve been thinking about growing my own vegetables and stuff but I have no idea how to, but I’ve been meeting lots of people who know lots of stuff. I met a lovely person last week. He has his own farm in Longford and he grows all his own vegetables bio-dynamically in the shape of a mandala, and he does energy healing and shamanic stuff and he’s amazing. I think I’ve known him in other lifetimes.
You know when you meet people and you feel really grateful and happy that you met them? I’ve been meeting lots of those people lately, and the more you’re grateful for it the more you meet them as well. I’m meeting so many lovely new people its amazing.
I think the city is probably a good place because things manifest really quick because there are lots of people and lots of things happening as well. It depends on what you’re trying to manifest. I’m trying to manifest people things because I like meeting new people. I want to spread love, joy, magic and happiness.