Summer newsletter!

Dear yoga friends, 

I had this idea that I will write my newsletter to you when everything I’m planning is perfectly clear, perfectly arranged. Now, as it’s dawning on me that this may never happen, it’s time to share the exciting news I do have with you.

Join me for adventurous travel this year with Exotic Yoga Retreats, Budapest in November and Mexico in December. Two very different retreats with two huge qualities in common ~ amazing yoga and amazing adventure with like-minded people. My latest blog highlights just why spending time with yogis is so good for you, do you know we can soak up good vibes from each other? And treasure those good vibes forever … an EYR retreat is never really fully over. 

Dublin yogis can visit me in Marlay Park in July and August. I am donning my rose-colored glasses (and maybe my wellies) on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30am. This is a wonderful collection of yogis, enjoying fresh air and movement. You are welcome … and so is your well-behaved child, dog, baby, granny, uncle (yes, we’ve had them all!) This is the most beautiful location to practice outdoors, and our mindful forest bathing in the rain was the highlight of our season last year. 

Community classes, RTE classes, teacher trainings and monthly workshops in Dublin run all summer long. Our next monthly workshop is this Saturday, it's all about the breath! 

For those of you who can’t get to me in person, please check out my recently launched suite of online classes ~ yoga and meditation for every mood and occasion. You can purchase the Zen Collection or individual classes. Once purchased you own it for life and you can have a little piece of my teaching on any device at any time. Thanks to everyone who shares with me where my classes go to, I've been on a balcony in the South of France already this summer! 

My recent challenges in life include training a German Shepherd puppy who, at 7 months, is stronger than me. I am helping my Dad cope with his Alzheimers while he still lives independently and makes it to the gym five mornings a week (thank you for your lessons of discipline and practice, Dad.) As my three children increasingly immerse themselves in academic study, so too am I drawn to that world of pursuit and discovery.

New growth ahead includes further academic study in the field of Mindfulness. New clients with McNulty Performance increasingly see performance-based value in their meditation practices. Most recently I have entered the coaching world of elite athletes. Meditation helps with maintaining focus at crucial moments and aids relaxation and recovery. My passion is playing with words, techniques and imagery to teach participants to find complete unity of body and mind at will. 

I am still lifting heavy weights as it helps me puzzle out the mysteries of the human body under stress, and relate this to what I am teaching all of you. As for the mysteries of the human mind and attempts to puzzle that out … I can’t. What a relief! Now I just have to continue to practice peace and calm in silence, stillness and imperfection. That part is working. My puppy is helping! He has learnt to sit by the river with me on our walks, patiently waiting for me to finish my short daily forest meditation practice before we bound happily on into our day. 

Wishing you all a season of growth. If that growth comes from resting, rest deeply. If it comes from action, make your actions considered. 

“How do you know you are growing in the right direction? You can breathe more deeply, think more clearly, and feel calmness and happiness flow more strongly through your being.” Yung Pueblo. 

Kindest regards from rainy Dublin where our practice is remaining hopeful. I hope to see you on a mat somewhere beautiful and inspiring.

Sylvia x