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“Niamh truly teaches from the heart, a serious approach to the sessions that have an ever present element of fun . Wonderful."

Matt M.


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Whats your favourite position?

Lying down Its every ones favourite position. In the 14 years Ive been teaching, time and time again I hear echoes within the space I teach, whisper YES! And I see faces of relief when the moment arrives for relaxation in lying down position. Its the moment everyone waits for yet, seems the most difficlut to do. That is because there is an art to relaxing, that demands practise. And I can show you how. When you are relaxed your entire life can change because you start seeing more, your senses become more alive. Awareness opens right up and...


Whats Locking and not Looking?

Fear is always about something that has not happened and yet it stops life or, your preferred way of living (if even aware of this).   “It’s just something the mind does to lock you from looking at you”.   Mind ceates a false sense of secutiy; a temporary form of survival. When you take steps into the unknown and leave behind the safe walls of what you know, challenges will surface, try not to be preturbed by these. You say “I’m too scared.” Try to see any fears rising as an illusion, since it’s about stuff that has...


Relaxing in front of TV or with a beer?

The only person stopping you from relaxing is you. Relaxing is not sitting in front of the TV or having a beer in the bar.  These activities are forms of escapism, brainwashing or social influences that stimulate and pour more data into the psyche, which is the opposite to relaxing. True relaxation allows you to access your internal reservoir for absorption of fresh energy. Im talking about a deep relaxation beyond cellular level where you detach from and strip back all disturbances of the mind, into the core of your being, which is radiant by the way, abundant with fresh...


How to Commit to the Magic of your Being

The magic of your being is always there. It just feels like it deserted you, because you neglected the magic of your being with chores and slaves for money. But thats okay, in these times, a little bit of self polishing is needed so it can shine back through you. “Work diligently. Diligently. Work patiently and persistently. Patiently and persistently. And you’re bound to be successful. Bound to be successful.” Goenka 3 things you will need to do to commit to the magic of your being: 1. Attention: Make a date with you. Develop self intimacy. Wether it’s relaxation,...


Bound or Free?

Sattva, Rajas and Tamas are qualities of The Three Gunas: the general spirit of who you are and what you do. They determine how you see and what you think about yourself. They make up your thoughts, moods, dreams, sleep, eat, dress, work, choice of friends, inevitably how you act. Your life validates this by continuing patterns through qualities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. They exist behind, within and around you (physical and subtle bodies). They can devastate, bound or free you. Qualities of Sattva: Truth, pure, light, state of peace, harmony, equilibrium, balance, joy and intelligence. More receptive...


Seals & Rainbows

Often called to remote space where passing souls are few and far between, I tread around the edge of land, it’s gradients give sensation of earths curvature. To my suprise this windswept walk into wilderness became alive with a thriving colony of seals. Suddenly, Im not alone.   Through barrel turns of roaring waves they launch themselves onto shore. They lay busy relaxing, unfazed by lively events around them. The background whirl of wind fuelling the ocean air, stirring ferocious swirls.   High winds snatch a seagulls catch, it drops into the sea. Manages to swoop, catch and drop...