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BODY ALCHEMY 
INDIVIDUAL COACHING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

"Your body holds over three-quarters of what you need to know about yourself in order to heal old wounds" 
— C.J. Llewelyn

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Guiding you to connect to your body, take charge of your wellbeing and step into a place of wholeness, self-trust and power for a vibrant, confident and fullfilled life. 

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DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?

  • You feel disconnected from your body.  You find it hard to tune into the signals from your body and respond accordingly. 

  • You experience physical discomfort or pain but do not understand where they come from (chronic pain, menstrual challenges, fatigue, under active thyroid, headaches etc)  

  • You have a difficulty naming or/and expressing your emotions. 

  • Your emotions seem out of control, it feels like a constant roller coaster. 

  • You are constantly in your mind. It is difficult to get out of your head and stay calm. 

  • You have a tendency to rationalise instead of feeling and tuning into your intuition. 

  • Your mental and emotional state is easily affected by external factors

  • You experience regular states of confusion, overwhelm, anxiety and/or worry

  • You doubt yourself and lack confidence in making decisions or directing your life in the way you desire.

  • You have been finding it hard to understand what is behind your challenges and struggle to find the right guidance, tools to support yourself. 

 

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Welcome to the Sacred Space of Body Alchemy  

I want to welcome you warmly to this space. Wherever you are on your journey to wholeness, healing, wellbeing - I am happy that you are here, ready to commit to yourself, invest in yourself and curious about discovering the power and potential of your body. 

 

Your body is a sacred space.  It holds information about you, your past and your needs. I am here to guide you in the process of unlocking its wisdom, to share tools with you that will  support you on this path to a life where you show up authentically, trusting yourself, and aligned with your body's needs. 

The Body Alchemy program is a space for you to feel safe and show up as you are.  In this space, you will be guided to cultivate presence within yourself, connection with your body's messages in order to  harness the potential and wisdom from within . This is a gentle yet empowering approach to finding way to know yourself better , release stuck energy from your body and trust yourself.  This program has a holistic and trauma-informed approach supporting you in coming back to wholeness from within. 

 

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO: 

  • Understand your body's workings, physiology and where your thoughts, emotions, beliefs might stem from? 

  • Feel connected to your body?

  • Feel safe and grounded in your body regardless of the external circumstances?

  • Trust your body  and able to tune with its wisdom to find answers  to whatever you are looking for?

  • Feel more ease in your physical body, ease off the physical discomforts and improve your hormonal balance?

  • Understand your emotions and be able to name them and know how to handle them?

  • Understand yourself better and your needs so you can create boundaries for yourself in your life  and make yourself a priority?

  • Feel more confident in yourself ?

  • Make decisions in your life from a place of trust and connection ?

  • Have a beautiful and compassionate relationship with yourself ?

  • Appreciate yourself for who you truly are, your gifts and your uniqueness ?

  • Show up in the world in an authentic way, improve relationships in your life and attract new ones that nourish you and support you ?

  • Create new habits and rituals that support you anytime, anywhere ? Have your own toolbox that you can turn to anytime ?

  • Develop a spiritual practice for yourself, one that feels aligned with who you truly are ?

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Hello beautiful soul,

I am Anna. 

 

I am a guide, educator and holistic practitioner helping you to move from a place of discomfort and disconnection to a place of wholeness, self-trust and power so that you can show up in the world fully and authentically.

 

My own journey of connection with my body has been a long one and involved trying out various things that supported me in understanding myself better. For a long time, I felt out of place, disconnected from my body and not able to understand my own emotions. My body's responses  were often related to not feeling safe enough with who I was. I felt tension and contraction in my body - probably originating from a lot of self-judgement as well as a feeling of inaccuracy. I often questioned myself. For a long time, that made my relationship with myself very critical and affected my relationship with others and my decision making. There was a lot of frustration, anxiety and worry until I realised that the answers to my problems lie within me. It was not about changing who I was , it was about diving deeper to understand the depths of my essence, to develop more trust in my uniqueness, to find more self-compassion and appreciation for myself.  Over the years I studied and practiced holistic approaches such as art therapy, journalling, yoga, embodied practices as well as studying trauma approaches. The power of mind-body connection is huge and my realisation has been that by learning to look within, we can heal our wounds and affect our inner world and also the outer world. It's an inside out job. Always. The body has a story to tell us. If we listen, we will bring our body to ease and can tune in with its needs to provide nourishment, comfort and a loving space that is conducive to thriving and growth.  

My vision is a peaceful world full of  individuals who cultivate authentic and compassionate relationships with themselves and others, feeling supported by one another and with a sense of wholeness from within, feeling at home in their body and trusting its wisdom.

 

I am excited to be here to share with you what might support you on your unique journey. 

“Everything you need to know is within you. Listen. Feel. Trust the body’s wisdom.”
— Dan Millman

THROUGH THE BODY ALCHEMY PROGRAM YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: 

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 DEVELOP MORE AWARENESS OF YOUR BODY AND MOVE TOWARDS SAFETY

 CULTIVATE MORE PRESENCE WITHIN YOURSELF

LEARN ABOUT THE WISDOM OF YOUR BODY

  • Understand your Nervous System

    • what is its impact on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing

    • how to track your nervous states 

    • practical skills to regulate your nervous system to support you and navigate everyday life's challenges 

  • Understand your Menstrual Cycle 

    • what is its impact on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing

    • how to track your cycle

    • how to balance your energy throughout your cycle and  live more in sync with it 

    • how to tap into the power of each of the phases of your cycle

  • Understand the connection between your body and your mind and emotions 

—EXPLORE EMBODIED AND SOMATIC TOOLS TO RELEASE STUCK ENERGY FROM YOUR BODY FOR PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING 

  • Journalling and art journalling exercises

  • Embodied yogic techniques : breathwork, asana (yoga poses), relaxation techniques, hormone yoga, yin yoga. 

  • Visualisations 

  • Meditations 

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CREATE SPACE TO FEEL : DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FEELINGS 

  • experience your emotions,

  • investigate their origin

  • express what needs expression

  • learn ways to understand them, express them and handle them  

TAP INTO YOUR BODY'S WISDOM AND POTENTIAL  

  • develop ability to connect with and listen to the signals, sensations, and feedback that your body provides 

  • The body knows all 

DEVELOP DEEPER TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN YOUR BODY   

  • Develop ability to respond to your needs consciously and sustainably

  • Improve relationships with yourself and others 

  • Create boundaries that support your wellbeing 

  • Develop more self-compassion and kindness towards yourself

  • Get to know your inner critic and its role 

  • Create a stronger connection with your inner guide for a more vibrant and intuitive life

UNLOCK THE POWER WITHIN TO LIVE IN TUNE WITH YOUR TRUE ESSENCE  

  • Through compassionate self-inquiry, create space for change and possibility 

  • Feel empowered to take responsibility for your transformation 

  • Make decisions from a place of connection and confidence 

  • Discover your unique gifts and potential

  • Be your authentic self 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM

THE PATH TO TRUSTING YOUR BODY

During the 6-week, 3 or 6-month Body Alchemy Individual Coaching Program, I will help you to create a path to power, trust and wholeness from within. 

We will learn your body's language, decoding the workings of your nervous system, healing the relationship with yourself and finding the most supportive tools of self-care

As you are the one living in your body, you will be empowered to discover its workings and step into a place of deeper understanding of yourself so that you can lead a happy life - guilt-free,  more at ease, more in tune with your needs and appreciative of who you are. 

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WEEKLY

BODY ALCHEMY SESSIONS

Each week we will meet for 60-75 mins over Zoom. 

 

Each session will be recorded and shared with you afterwards. 

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ACCESS TO 

RELEVANT CONTENT AND RESOURCES

You will receive access to resources to support you in the process of coming back to your body and building your toolbox to support yourself throughout the program as well as afterwards. These might include resources about your nervous system, menstrual cycle, tools and exercises such as breathing techniques, yoga techniques and somatic exercises.  

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EMBODIED YOGA, MEDITATIONS AND 

VISUALISATIONS

We will work with embodied yoga , meditations and visualisations. These will be shared  with you afterwards so you can enjoy them after our sessions. 

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MONTHLY GROUP GATHERING

You will be invited to join monthly gatherings online with other women to exchange experiences, support each other and get inspired and empowered together. 

Each month we will explore a different theme. 

 3 BODY ALCHEMY PACKAGE OPTIONS 

“Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within"

― Dr. Gabor Maté 
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6-WEEK  BODY ALCHEMY PACKAGE
(only as part of the Pilot Program) 

THIS IS FOR YOU IF : 

 

  • You are curious about your body and want to get to know its workings through the lens of your nervous system to support your daily life. 

  • You want to create a habit of showing up for yourself.  

  • This is a good starting point for you to try and see how it it to live from a place of connection with your body.

  • You can extend this package for another 6 weeks into the 3 month package or 6 months. 

INVESTMENT : €600
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3-MONTH BODY ALCHEMY PACKAGE
(12 weekly sessions

THIS IS FOR YOU IF 

  • You have some connection and understanding of you body but looking to deepen it in order to find more ease in your life.

  • You want to learn about your nervous system and your menstrual cycle in order to be able to support yourself better

  • You want to dive deeper into the triggers of your body, understand them and learn tools to handle them 

  • You are ready to commit to a  process of transformation

  • You can extend this package to 6 months if needed.

INVESTMENT : €1200
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6-MONTH BODY ALCHEMY PACKAGE
(24 weekly sessions

THIS IS FOR YOU IF 

  • You feel quite disconnected from your body or are experiencing a lot of physical, emotional and mental discomfort

  • You have not done much self-development, healing work so far 

  • You struggle understanding your body's signals, your emotions and with mental clarity. 

  • You are curious to learn new things to support yourself

  • You are ready to commit to a longer process of transformation 

  • You can extend this package further if needed. 

INVESTMENT : €2300
““The body has been designed to renew itself through continuous self-correction. These same principles also apply to the healing of psyche, spirit, and soul.”"

― Peter A. Levine

FAQ

  • WINTER SOLSTICE : RETURN TO DARKNESS WORKSHOP & SATSANG WITH ANNA AND NIKKI, 21 December
    Winter Solstice : Return to Darkness Workshop & Satsang with Anna and Nikki Thursday, 21 December , 6-9pm, The Sanctuary Step into the darkness of winter with our Winter Solstice: Return to Darkness Workshop and Satsang. The Winter Solstice is a time when we enter into the depth of darkness, where the natural world slows down in order to restore energy for the next cycle. This time is strongly affected by the feminine energy, which invites us to offer presence to stillness, rest in order to renew ourselves.
  • RED TENT - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD - Monthly
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Date to be announced The Red Tent is a gathering for women of all ages to celebrate our Cyclical Nature, our Wisdom, Intuition and to encourage and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of us. This is a non-judgemental space where we can show up as we are, come back to ourselves, celebrate ourselves, rest and feel supported. We share stories, we listen, embrace each other and learn from each other.
  • HIKING YOGA RETREAT IN SPAIN , 30 August - 4 September 2024
    ​Immerse in the peace of nature in Andalusia's Parque Natural on this Hiking Yoga Retreat in the South of Spain. This includes 5 nights of accommodation with daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, trips to the local area, beautiful surroundings and a heart-felt community of other yogis!
  • WEEKLY HATHA YOGA on Tuesdays, Conscious Dublin
    6-Week Hatha Yoga Course Tuesdays, 31 October - 5 December 7-8.30pm, Conscious Dublin, Phibsborough A Hatha Yoga class consists of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya namaskara (sun salutations), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). ​ In Hatha yoga we strive for creating balance between the solar and lunar energies within our being, solar energy being the more activating one and the lunar energy being the more soothing and relaxing one. ​ A Hatha Yoga class is a balance between effort and ease leading to lots of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual benefits. In this course, we will practice in a small size group for a deeper learning experience. All levels are welcome. ​ €95
  • 6-WEEK HORMONE YOGA COURSE starting Wednesday, 31 January 2024
    6-Week Hormone Yoga Course Wednesdays, Starting 31 January 2024, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.45-8.15pm Hormone Yoga Therapy was designed Dinah Rodriguez, a Yoga Teacher and Dr. of Psychology from Brazil. She has done a lot of research on the effect of certain yoga practices on the endocrine system. From these studies she developed a set of specific exercises to reactivate hormone production and recommended them to be practiced from the age of 35 to prevent and reduce menopausal symptoms. In women younger than 35, Hormone Yoga helps to improve fertility and to remove symptoms of PMS. Over time the practice has also shown to be beneficial for most other hormonal imbalances, like Thyroid Dysfunctions, Diabetes Type 1 & 2 or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. €75 (6 weeks)
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
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  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take this coaching program. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This program will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility. However, it does not focus specifically on fertility nor can it guarantee that you will get pregnant upon its completion.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of coaching program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month coaching program. Before you commit, we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can schedule an enquiry call with me to discuss your needs here.
  • Where do the Individual Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    This program takes place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are.
  • Will we do a lot of yoga during the sessions?
    We will use yoga ( meditation, breathwork and yoga asana - yoga poses) as a tool to help you connect with your breath, body and mind. Yoga is not the only tool we will use but will play a big part of this coaching program. The focus of this coaching program is on becoming more aware and more connected to yourself, learning practical tools that can support you in your daily life so that you can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If your interest is in learning yoga techniques in more depth, please check out my Private Yoga Sessions.
  • How much support will I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, we will do weekly check-ins via WhatsApp message or audio. The check-ins are intended to provide additional support to you if needed. This is a space for you to voice your thoughts and feelings on anything that is going on for you. You will be invited to ask for additional support if needed.
  • What is the discovery call?
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  • Can I have additional sessions after the 3 or 6 months?
    Yes! If you feel that you would like to continue with the sessions, you can book a single session or a package of 2 or 4 sessions. We can discuss this when your program is nearing the end.
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    This work depends on you and on how committed you are to yourself. Apart from our weekly sessions, I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to yourself, to have space to cultivate presence within which is where this work begins. There might be weeks where you will spend more time on additional exercises, resources in order to support your journey to wholeness. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself. There will also be an option to join a monthly gathering, which will be 75minutes long , with other women. This is a space to find inspiration and support each other. Occasionally, I will offer live yoga classes, meditations which you will be welcome to join.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in your inner work, you will definitely notice changes in how you feel about yourself and as a result how you show up and view the world around you. Some things might trigger unpleasant feelings, which does NOT mean that you are not moving forward in your healing journey. Often, before we can feel good, we need to visit some of the darker places of ourselves and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is part of the process and you will be supported as you move through it. The invitation here is to be patient and to apply little changes 1% at a time so you can slowly move in the direction of wholeness, power and self-trust.
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    The Body Alchemy Program for women who are experiencing a disconnection from the body or any discomfort that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for women who seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and yourself in order to live more authentically. Body Alchemy is for any woman who feels curious about her cycle or her nervous system and wants to learn more about herself through new tools. It is also for any woman who seeks to develop a habit of showing up for herself, be kinder and more compassionate towards herself. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, apply for the Free Discovery Call to find out.
  • What is the Free Discovery Call?
    The Free Discovery Call is a 60 minute session, in which we will get to know each other and see if we want to work together through the journey of Body Alchemy. During the session, you will be fully supported in expressing your needs, your current challenges and where you would like to be after this program. You can also get a feel for my approach and how the program will look like. Please apply for the program to answer a few questions that will help me prepare better for our call together.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Individual Program. If you are unsure which package you would like to go for, you can book the Free Discovery Call with me and we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can apply for the Free Discovery Call here.
  • Where do the weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    The weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are. All sessions will be recorded and shared with you afterwards.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Absolutely. You can hugely benefit from this program especially if you are in early stages of your pregnancy and looking to connect with your body, with your self before you move to a whole new phase in your life. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. This can be integrated into our program. Apply for the Free Discovery Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the session and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. If there is any extra support you need in between the sessions, you can reach me via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I am trying to conceive. Is this course for me?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take part in this course. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This course will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility.
  • I am on the pill. Is this course for me?
    If you are on the pill, you are welcome to take part in this course. You will not experience the cyclical patterns of your cycle as most hormonal contraception eliminates ovulation so the natural hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle do not occur. However, you can still benefit from the course by learning about how your nervous system affects your hormonal health and the importance of looking at our wellbeing holistically to support the body, mind and spirit. You might also choose to create some form of cyclicality by staying in tune with the moon cycle.
  • How much 1:1 support will I get?
    As part of the course, you will get 1 private coaching/check-in session (60 mins). This session can be used as a general check-in half way through the course or as a coaching session to support you further in your process of living more in rhythm with your cycle and with yourself. If you need extra 1:1 support, you can let me know and we will discuss the available options.
  • How much time do I need to commit to this course?
    The weekly Monday session will be 2.5 hours long ( including a break half way through). Outside of the live group sessions, it is up to you how much time you invest in the applying the knowledge/skills to your life. I would recommend at least 1.5-2 hour per week for your cycle charting, exercises, journaling and diving into some additional materials that will be shared with you. You are welcome to invest more time depending on your availability and your needs.
  • I have irregular periods. Is this course for me?
    Yes - absolutely. This course is designed for anyone with a period. Whether your period is regular or irregular, you will be able to benefit from this course. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness will help you balance your energy and create a lifestyle that supports your menstrual health, which is likely to affect the regularity of your period.
  • I don't have a period. Is this course for me?
    Yes,. There are many reasons you might not have your period : pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, PCOS, amenorrhea, no physical womb, eating disorders etc. This programme is about taking a holistic look at your wellbeing to support the body, mind and spirit. If you don't have a cycle, you will be invited to work with the lunar cycle and seasons instead.
  • I don’t know anything about the menstrual cycle. Can I join?
    Yes - absolutely! This programme is suitable for anyone who doesn't know anything about the menstrual cycle, has some knowledge or knows quite a lot about the science of it but would like to get a more holistic view of it. This programme will not only explore the science behind the menstrual cycle but will also explore how practising mindfulness, self-awareness, nervous system tracking and various yogic/body-mind practices impacts our overall wellbeing.
  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes 6 live online sessions conducted via Zoom. The weekly session will include learning about the specific topic, exploring in with the group (bringing it to life for yourself and learning from each other) and practical tools to develop more trust in the body and support your menstrual health. Each session will also include an opening and closing circle. You will be held in a safe space in each session. Support will be provided to you If anything arises for you during the group session, which you prefer to discuss outside of the group. The course will have an educational/ women's circle/ group coaching format. Additional resources compiled to support each module will be shared with you for you to explore in your own time.
  • I am interested in learning about a diet that will support me in my health. Will this be covered in the course?
    Yes - we will talk about the impact of diet on your menstrual cycle and how certain foods may support your wellbeing. However, this course does not include in-depth nutrition training or provide you with personal dietary advice. Resources will be shared with you to explore the topic of diet in more detail.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I join the course?
    Yes - absolutely! We will explore yogic practices and other embodied techniques to bring our teachings to life and enable you to feel them in your body from within. You don't need to have any previous experience of yoga to benefit from those practices.
  • I have period pain. Is this course for me?
    Yes. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness and knowing how to track your nervous system will support you in reducing your period pain. You will learn practical tools to prevent and manage menstrual cramps/pain.
  • Will I get a certificate?
    After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Self-Study
    In between the weekly sessions, you are encouraged to apply the teachings to your life. You will be encouraged to explore some books, articles and podcasts on the topics discussed. You can do this in your own pace and time.
  • ​Weekly Monday Live Online Group Session (via Zoom)
    Each session we will comprise of an opening and sharing circle, study, embodied practices (yoga, breathwork, body-mind exercises) to complement the topic of the month, group learning. We will connect via Zoom.
  • Safe & non-judgemental space
    This is a safe and non-judgemental space to which you can show up as you are. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. All practices are optional and the amount of self-study you will do is dependent on you, your needs and your circumstances.
  • HATHA YOGA & HORMONE YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice to you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Hatha Yoga classes and Hormone Yoga classes. I run them in blocks around Dublin, Ireland and Online. Check my offerings here
  • 1:1 SESSIONS
    1:1 work is more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Learn more about Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • MENSTRUAL CYCLE COURSES & WOMEN'S CIRCLES
    4-Week Inner Seasons Course Online Women's Circles - Red Tent Gathering
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  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS
    If you want to encourage employees to take care of their wellbeing, I am available to host yoga classes and workshops related to wellbeing, stress, menstrual cycle awareness, cyclicality and more. ​ Check out more here
  • What if EFT? I have never heard about it before.
    EFT refers to Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is a body & mind method of releasing emotions, stress, limiting beliefs, and trauma that have been trapped in the body. It is also known as tapping. It combines modern psychological knowledge and neurology with eastern wisdom about the energy of the body and knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points. When tapping we stimulate energy points while focusing on the stressful event, emotion, or painful memory we want to resolve. This then reduces/turns off the fight or flight or freeze signal from the brain caused by stress and restores the flow of energy. The whole process of using EFT correctly enhances self-awareness and brings issues from the subconscious mind to the conscious level. This helps you to understand yourself better, and give yourself more empathy, love, and acceptance. You may look at the difficult memory from a different angle you haven’t seen before, and that memory stops being painful.
  • Can I join if I am pregnant?
    Yes - you can attend if you are 12 weeks or more. If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance. The EFT practices are suitable during pregnancy and the yoga practice will offer variations for pregnancy if required. The Ayurvedic meal will be very balanced but if you prefer to have your own food, you can bring it with you.
  • What if I have food allergies/intolerances?
    You can let us know about your food allergies and we will try to have something that will suit your needs.
  • What if I can't sing?
    No problem! We are all there together to expand our hearts. Singing is one of the ways to really connect with our heart space. Anna and Justyna will guide some of the singing which will be simple and available to all. All are welcome to join regardless of your singing experience or ability. Essentially it is about connecting with your voice and your heart and not about performing a song.
  • What is the Sanctuary? I have never been there before?
    The Sanctuary is a meditation centre located between Smithfield and Stoneybatter. It's a non-profit organisation that hosts regular classes and courses related to mindfulness, yoga and conscious living. This is a community focused space where you feel absolutely welcome as you arrive through the door. The Sanctuary space is comprised of 2 main indoor rooms and an additional space for special rituals, meditations. It also has a beautiful outdoor area with stunning flowers, plants and trees as well as consultation and therapy rooms. In the back of the Sanctuary, there is a space with wild Irish plants that nurtures the Irish biodiversity. This space also has a labyrinth, which can be walked as part of your spiritual journey. This place has a very special energy that you can feel as you enter through the door. We are certain that you will love it and that you will feel automatically held in a safe and non-judgemental way by the Sanctuary community. We can't wait for you to get to know the Sanctuary if you don't know its magic yet! www.sanctuary.ie
  • Ayurvedic lunch? What it it? What is Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system from India that views each person as an individual, with a unique mind-body constitution and set of life circumstances. It is known as the oldest medical system and current science proves what Ayurveda said 5000 years ago eg. about gut & brain connection or the importance of the circadian rhythm to maintain vitality and longevity. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the root cause of the illness by balancing our 3 doshas back to a natural state for optimum well-being. According to Ayurveda, our bodies are controlled by three bio-energetic forces called dosha which are made of a combination of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha run all the body functions, and when in balance they maintain life. However, when one or more doshas are out of balance due to stress and the wrong diet, lifestyle, emotional blockages, or challenging life circumstances, it leads to various health conditions. Ayurveda guides us through all aspects of life and the easiest way to start exploring this timeless wisdom is in your kitchen. Cooking and eating Ayurvedically is a very intuitive and joyful process. It's a way to practise self-care, self- love and mindfulness by recognizing your individual needs rather than following a general list of healthy foods. Ayurvedic cooking involves preparing the food following certain principles like 6 tastes, fresh & seasonal food, compatibility and incompatibility of certain food and lifestyle practices around eating. The aim is to prepare a meal that is nourishing, easy to digest and satisfying for body & mind. During the retreat you will be served a simple, vegetarian and nourishing meal that follows Ayurvedic principles, is freshly prepared and consists of mainly seasonal food. You will be provided with some spices and herbal teas that aid digestion making this meal enjoyable to everyone. Please let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Can I attend if I have never done yoga before?
    Yes, absolutely! Our yoga practice will focus on opening the heart and is designed for all levels. Whether you have never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, you will be able to benefit and enjoy the practice. For any practice that might be challenging or new to you, variations and/or detailed explanation will be given to support all participants.
  • What if I cannot attend the full day? Can I still join?
    We feel that it is best if the participants attend the full day. If you would like to attend but need to leave a little bit early, that is OK - just let us know in advance. The price for the one day retreat does not change if you need to leave early.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE : RETURN TO DARKNESS WORKSHOP & SATSANG WITH ANNA AND NIKKI, 21 December
    Winter Solstice : Return to Darkness Workshop & Satsang with Anna and Nikki Thursday, 21 December , 6-9pm, The Sanctuary Step into the darkness of winter with our Winter Solstice: Return to Darkness Workshop and Satsang. The Winter Solstice is a time when we enter into the depth of darkness, where the natural world slows down in order to restore energy for the next cycle. This time is strongly affected by the feminine energy, which invites us to offer presence to stillness, rest in order to renew ourselves.
  • RED TENT - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD - Monthly
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Date to be announced The Red Tent is a gathering for women of all ages to celebrate our Cyclical Nature, our Wisdom, Intuition and to encourage and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of us. This is a non-judgemental space where we can show up as we are, come back to ourselves, celebrate ourselves, rest and feel supported. We share stories, we listen, embrace each other and learn from each other.
  • HIKING YOGA RETREAT IN SPAIN , 30 August - 4 September 2024
    ​Immerse in the peace of nature in Andalusia's Parque Natural on this Hiking Yoga Retreat in the South of Spain. This includes 5 nights of accommodation with daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, trips to the local area, beautiful surroundings and a heart-felt community of other yogis!
  • WEEKLY HATHA YOGA on Tuesdays, Conscious Dublin
    6-Week Hatha Yoga Course Tuesdays, 31 October - 5 December 7-8.30pm, Conscious Dublin, Phibsborough A Hatha Yoga class consists of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya namaskara (sun salutations), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). ​ In Hatha yoga we strive for creating balance between the solar and lunar energies within our being, solar energy being the more activating one and the lunar energy being the more soothing and relaxing one. ​ A Hatha Yoga class is a balance between effort and ease leading to lots of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual benefits. In this course, we will practice in a small size group for a deeper learning experience. All levels are welcome. ​ €95
  • 6-WEEK HORMONE YOGA COURSE starting Wednesday, 31 January 2024
    6-Week Hormone Yoga Course Wednesdays, Starting 31 January 2024, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.45-8.15pm Hormone Yoga Therapy was designed Dinah Rodriguez, a Yoga Teacher and Dr. of Psychology from Brazil. She has done a lot of research on the effect of certain yoga practices on the endocrine system. From these studies she developed a set of specific exercises to reactivate hormone production and recommended them to be practiced from the age of 35 to prevent and reduce menopausal symptoms. In women younger than 35, Hormone Yoga helps to improve fertility and to remove symptoms of PMS. Over time the practice has also shown to be beneficial for most other hormonal imbalances, like Thyroid Dysfunctions, Diabetes Type 1 & 2 or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. €75 (6 weeks)
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    Body Alchemy Program...
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take this coaching program. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This program will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility. However, it does not focus specifically on fertility nor can it guarantee that you will get pregnant upon its completion.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of coaching program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month coaching program. Before you commit, we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can schedule an enquiry call with me to discuss your needs here.
  • Where do the Individual Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    This program takes place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are.
  • Will we do a lot of yoga during the sessions?
    We will use yoga ( meditation, breathwork and yoga asana - yoga poses) as a tool to help you connect with your breath, body and mind. Yoga is not the only tool we will use but will play a big part of this coaching program. The focus of this coaching program is on becoming more aware and more connected to yourself, learning practical tools that can support you in your daily life so that you can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If your interest is in learning yoga techniques in more depth, please check out my Private Yoga Sessions.
  • How much support will I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, we will do weekly check-ins via WhatsApp message or audio. The check-ins are intended to provide additional support to you if needed. This is a space for you to voice your thoughts and feelings on anything that is going on for you. You will be invited to ask for additional support if needed.
  • What is the discovery call?
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  • Can I have additional sessions after the 3 or 6 months?
    Yes! If you feel that you would like to continue with the sessions, you can book a single session or a package of 2 or 4 sessions. We can discuss this when your program is nearing the end.
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    This work depends on you and on how committed you are to yourself. Apart from our weekly sessions, I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to yourself, to have space to cultivate presence within which is where this work begins. There might be weeks where you will spend more time on additional exercises, resources in order to support your journey to wholeness. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself. There will also be an option to join a monthly gathering, which will be 75minutes long , with other women. This is a space to find inspiration and support each other. Occasionally, I will offer live yoga classes, meditations which you will be welcome to join.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in your inner work, you will definitely notice changes in how you feel about yourself and as a result how you show up and view the world around you. Some things might trigger unpleasant feelings, which does NOT mean that you are not moving forward in your healing journey. Often, before we can feel good, we need to visit some of the darker places of ourselves and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is part of the process and you will be supported as you move through it. The invitation here is to be patient and to apply little changes 1% at a time so you can slowly move in the direction of wholeness, power and self-trust.
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    The Body Alchemy Program for women who are experiencing a disconnection from the body or any discomfort that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for women who seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and yourself in order to live more authentically. Body Alchemy is for any woman who feels curious about her cycle or her nervous system and wants to learn more about herself through new tools. It is also for any woman who seeks to develop a habit of showing up for herself, be kinder and more compassionate towards herself. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, apply for the Free Discovery Call to find out.
  • What is the Free Discovery Call?
    The Free Discovery Call is a 60 minute session, in which we will get to know each other and see if we want to work together through the journey of Body Alchemy. During the session, you will be fully supported in expressing your needs, your current challenges and where you would like to be after this program. You can also get a feel for my approach and how the program will look like. Please apply for the program to answer a few questions that will help me prepare better for our call together.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Individual Program. If you are unsure which package you would like to go for, you can book the Free Discovery Call with me and we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can apply for the Free Discovery Call here.
  • Where do the weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    The weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are. All sessions will be recorded and shared with you afterwards.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Absolutely. You can hugely benefit from this program especially if you are in early stages of your pregnancy and looking to connect with your body, with your self before you move to a whole new phase in your life. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. This can be integrated into our program. Apply for the Free Discovery Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the session and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. If there is any extra support you need in between the sessions, you can reach me via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I am trying to conceive. Is this course for me?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take part in this course. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This course will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility.
  • I am on the pill. Is this course for me?
    If you are on the pill, you are welcome to take part in this course. You will not experience the cyclical patterns of your cycle as most hormonal contraception eliminates ovulation so the natural hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle do not occur. However, you can still benefit from the course by learning about how your nervous system affects your hormonal health and the importance of looking at our wellbeing holistically to support the body, mind and spirit. You might also choose to create some form of cyclicality by staying in tune with the moon cycle.
  • How much 1:1 support will I get?
    As part of the course, you will get 1 private coaching/check-in session (60 mins). This session can be used as a general check-in half way through the course or as a coaching session to support you further in your process of living more in rhythm with your cycle and with yourself. If you need extra 1:1 support, you can let me know and we will discuss the available options.
  • How much time do I need to commit to this course?
    The weekly Monday session will be 2.5 hours long ( including a break half way through). Outside of the live group sessions, it is up to you how much time you invest in the applying the knowledge/skills to your life. I would recommend at least 1.5-2 hour per week for your cycle charting, exercises, journaling and diving into some additional materials that will be shared with you. You are welcome to invest more time depending on your availability and your needs.
  • I have irregular periods. Is this course for me?
    Yes - absolutely. This course is designed for anyone with a period. Whether your period is regular or irregular, you will be able to benefit from this course. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness will help you balance your energy and create a lifestyle that supports your menstrual health, which is likely to affect the regularity of your period.
  • I don't have a period. Is this course for me?
    Yes,. There are many reasons you might not have your period : pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, PCOS, amenorrhea, no physical womb, eating disorders etc. This programme is about taking a holistic look at your wellbeing to support the body, mind and spirit. If you don't have a cycle, you will be invited to work with the lunar cycle and seasons instead.
  • I don’t know anything about the menstrual cycle. Can I join?
    Yes - absolutely! This programme is suitable for anyone who doesn't know anything about the menstrual cycle, has some knowledge or knows quite a lot about the science of it but would like to get a more holistic view of it. This programme will not only explore the science behind the menstrual cycle but will also explore how practising mindfulness, self-awareness, nervous system tracking and various yogic/body-mind practices impacts our overall wellbeing.
  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes 6 live online sessions conducted via Zoom. The weekly session will include learning about the specific topic, exploring in with the group (bringing it to life for yourself and learning from each other) and practical tools to develop more trust in the body and support your menstrual health. Each session will also include an opening and closing circle. You will be held in a safe space in each session. Support will be provided to you If anything arises for you during the group session, which you prefer to discuss outside of the group. The course will have an educational/ women's circle/ group coaching format. Additional resources compiled to support each module will be shared with you for you to explore in your own time.
  • I am interested in learning about a diet that will support me in my health. Will this be covered in the course?
    Yes - we will talk about the impact of diet on your menstrual cycle and how certain foods may support your wellbeing. However, this course does not include in-depth nutrition training or provide you with personal dietary advice. Resources will be shared with you to explore the topic of diet in more detail.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I join the course?
    Yes - absolutely! We will explore yogic practices and other embodied techniques to bring our teachings to life and enable you to feel them in your body from within. You don't need to have any previous experience of yoga to benefit from those practices.
  • I have period pain. Is this course for me?
    Yes. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness and knowing how to track your nervous system will support you in reducing your period pain. You will learn practical tools to prevent and manage menstrual cramps/pain.
  • Will I get a certificate?
    After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Self-Study
    In between the weekly sessions, you are encouraged to apply the teachings to your life. You will be encouraged to explore some books, articles and podcasts on the topics discussed. You can do this in your own pace and time.
  • ​Weekly Monday Live Online Group Session (via Zoom)
    Each session we will comprise of an opening and sharing circle, study, embodied practices (yoga, breathwork, body-mind exercises) to complement the topic of the month, group learning. We will connect via Zoom.
  • Safe & non-judgemental space
    This is a safe and non-judgemental space to which you can show up as you are. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. All practices are optional and the amount of self-study you will do is dependent on you, your needs and your circumstances.
  • HATHA YOGA & HORMONE YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice to you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Hatha Yoga classes and Hormone Yoga classes. I run them in blocks around Dublin, Ireland and Online. Check my offerings here
  • 1:1 SESSIONS
    1:1 work is more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Learn more about Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
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  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS
    If you want to encourage employees to take care of their wellbeing, I am available to host yoga classes and workshops related to wellbeing, stress, menstrual cycle awareness, cyclicality and more. ​ Check out more here
  • What if EFT? I have never heard about it before.
    EFT refers to Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is a body & mind method of releasing emotions, stress, limiting beliefs, and trauma that have been trapped in the body. It is also known as tapping. It combines modern psychological knowledge and neurology with eastern wisdom about the energy of the body and knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points. When tapping we stimulate energy points while focusing on the stressful event, emotion, or painful memory we want to resolve. This then reduces/turns off the fight or flight or freeze signal from the brain caused by stress and restores the flow of energy. The whole process of using EFT correctly enhances self-awareness and brings issues from the subconscious mind to the conscious level. This helps you to understand yourself better, and give yourself more empathy, love, and acceptance. You may look at the difficult memory from a different angle you haven’t seen before, and that memory stops being painful.
  • Can I join if I am pregnant?
    Yes - you can attend if you are 12 weeks or more. If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance. The EFT practices are suitable during pregnancy and the yoga practice will offer variations for pregnancy if required. The Ayurvedic meal will be very balanced but if you prefer to have your own food, you can bring it with you.
  • What if I have food allergies/intolerances?
    You can let us know about your food allergies and we will try to have something that will suit your needs.
  • What if I can't sing?
    No problem! We are all there together to expand our hearts. Singing is one of the ways to really connect with our heart space. Anna and Justyna will guide some of the singing which will be simple and available to all. All are welcome to join regardless of your singing experience or ability. Essentially it is about connecting with your voice and your heart and not about performing a song.
  • What is the Sanctuary? I have never been there before?
    The Sanctuary is a meditation centre located between Smithfield and Stoneybatter. It's a non-profit organisation that hosts regular classes and courses related to mindfulness, yoga and conscious living. This is a community focused space where you feel absolutely welcome as you arrive through the door. The Sanctuary space is comprised of 2 main indoor rooms and an additional space for special rituals, meditations. It also has a beautiful outdoor area with stunning flowers, plants and trees as well as consultation and therapy rooms. In the back of the Sanctuary, there is a space with wild Irish plants that nurtures the Irish biodiversity. This space also has a labyrinth, which can be walked as part of your spiritual journey. This place has a very special energy that you can feel as you enter through the door. We are certain that you will love it and that you will feel automatically held in a safe and non-judgemental way by the Sanctuary community. We can't wait for you to get to know the Sanctuary if you don't know its magic yet! www.sanctuary.ie
  • Ayurvedic lunch? What it it? What is Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system from India that views each person as an individual, with a unique mind-body constitution and set of life circumstances. It is known as the oldest medical system and current science proves what Ayurveda said 5000 years ago eg. about gut & brain connection or the importance of the circadian rhythm to maintain vitality and longevity. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the root cause of the illness by balancing our 3 doshas back to a natural state for optimum well-being. According to Ayurveda, our bodies are controlled by three bio-energetic forces called dosha which are made of a combination of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha run all the body functions, and when in balance they maintain life. However, when one or more doshas are out of balance due to stress and the wrong diet, lifestyle, emotional blockages, or challenging life circumstances, it leads to various health conditions. Ayurveda guides us through all aspects of life and the easiest way to start exploring this timeless wisdom is in your kitchen. Cooking and eating Ayurvedically is a very intuitive and joyful process. It's a way to practise self-care, self- love and mindfulness by recognizing your individual needs rather than following a general list of healthy foods. Ayurvedic cooking involves preparing the food following certain principles like 6 tastes, fresh & seasonal food, compatibility and incompatibility of certain food and lifestyle practices around eating. The aim is to prepare a meal that is nourishing, easy to digest and satisfying for body & mind. During the retreat you will be served a simple, vegetarian and nourishing meal that follows Ayurvedic principles, is freshly prepared and consists of mainly seasonal food. You will be provided with some spices and herbal teas that aid digestion making this meal enjoyable to everyone. Please let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Can I attend if I have never done yoga before?
    Yes, absolutely! Our yoga practice will focus on opening the heart and is designed for all levels. Whether you have never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, you will be able to benefit and enjoy the practice. For any practice that might be challenging or new to you, variations and/or detailed explanation will be given to support all participants.
  • What if I cannot attend the full day? Can I still join?
    We feel that it is best if the participants attend the full day. If you would like to attend but need to leave a little bit early, that is OK - just let us know in advance. The price for the one day retreat does not change if you need to leave early.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE : RETURN TO DARKNESS WORKSHOP & SATSANG WITH ANNA AND NIKKI, 21 December
    Winter Solstice : Return to Darkness Workshop & Satsang with Anna and Nikki Thursday, 21 December , 6-9pm, The Sanctuary Step into the darkness of winter with our Winter Solstice: Return to Darkness Workshop and Satsang. The Winter Solstice is a time when we enter into the depth of darkness, where the natural world slows down in order to restore energy for the next cycle. This time is strongly affected by the feminine energy, which invites us to offer presence to stillness, rest in order to renew ourselves.
  • RED TENT - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD - Monthly
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Date to be announced The Red Tent is a gathering for women of all ages to celebrate our Cyclical Nature, our Wisdom, Intuition and to encourage and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of us. This is a non-judgemental space where we can show up as we are, come back to ourselves, celebrate ourselves, rest and feel supported. We share stories, we listen, embrace each other and learn from each other.
  • HIKING YOGA RETREAT IN SPAIN , 30 August - 4 September 2024
    ​Immerse in the peace of nature in Andalusia's Parque Natural on this Hiking Yoga Retreat in the South of Spain. This includes 5 nights of accommodation with daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, trips to the local area, beautiful surroundings and a heart-felt community of other yogis!
  • WEEKLY HATHA YOGA on Tuesdays, Conscious Dublin
    6-Week Hatha Yoga Course Tuesdays, 31 October - 5 December 7-8.30pm, Conscious Dublin, Phibsborough A Hatha Yoga class consists of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya namaskara (sun salutations), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). ​ In Hatha yoga we strive for creating balance between the solar and lunar energies within our being, solar energy being the more activating one and the lunar energy being the more soothing and relaxing one. ​ A Hatha Yoga class is a balance between effort and ease leading to lots of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual benefits. In this course, we will practice in a small size group for a deeper learning experience. All levels are welcome. ​ €95
  • 6-WEEK HORMONE YOGA COURSE starting Wednesday, 31 January 2024
    6-Week Hormone Yoga Course Wednesdays, Starting 31 January 2024, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.45-8.15pm Hormone Yoga Therapy was designed Dinah Rodriguez, a Yoga Teacher and Dr. of Psychology from Brazil. She has done a lot of research on the effect of certain yoga practices on the endocrine system. From these studies she developed a set of specific exercises to reactivate hormone production and recommended them to be practiced from the age of 35 to prevent and reduce menopausal symptoms. In women younger than 35, Hormone Yoga helps to improve fertility and to remove symptoms of PMS. Over time the practice has also shown to be beneficial for most other hormonal imbalances, like Thyroid Dysfunctions, Diabetes Type 1 & 2 or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. €75 (6 weeks)
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    Body Alchemy Program...
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take this coaching program. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This program will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility. However, it does not focus specifically on fertility nor can it guarantee that you will get pregnant upon its completion.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of coaching program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month coaching program. Before you commit, we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can schedule an enquiry call with me to discuss your needs here.
  • Where do the Individual Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    This program takes place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are.
  • Will we do a lot of yoga during the sessions?
    We will use yoga ( meditation, breathwork and yoga asana - yoga poses) as a tool to help you connect with your breath, body and mind. Yoga is not the only tool we will use but will play a big part of this coaching program. The focus of this coaching program is on becoming more aware and more connected to yourself, learning practical tools that can support you in your daily life so that you can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If your interest is in learning yoga techniques in more depth, please check out my Private Yoga Sessions.
  • How much support will I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, we will do weekly check-ins via WhatsApp message or audio. The check-ins are intended to provide additional support to you if needed. This is a space for you to voice your thoughts and feelings on anything that is going on for you. You will be invited to ask for additional support if needed.
  • What is the discovery call?
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  • Can I have additional sessions after the 3 or 6 months?
    Yes! If you feel that you would like to continue with the sessions, you can book a single session or a package of 2 or 4 sessions. We can discuss this when your program is nearing the end.
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    This work depends on you and on how committed you are to yourself. Apart from our weekly sessions, I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to yourself, to have space to cultivate presence within which is where this work begins. There might be weeks where you will spend more time on additional exercises, resources in order to support your journey to wholeness. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself. There will also be an option to join a monthly gathering, which will be 75minutes long , with other women. This is a space to find inspiration and support each other. Occasionally, I will offer live yoga classes, meditations which you will be welcome to join.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in your inner work, you will definitely notice changes in how you feel about yourself and as a result how you show up and view the world around you. Some things might trigger unpleasant feelings, which does NOT mean that you are not moving forward in your healing journey. Often, before we can feel good, we need to visit some of the darker places of ourselves and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is part of the process and you will be supported as you move through it. The invitation here is to be patient and to apply little changes 1% at a time so you can slowly move in the direction of wholeness, power and self-trust.
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    The Body Alchemy Program for women who are experiencing a disconnection from the body or any discomfort that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for women who seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and yourself in order to live more authentically. Body Alchemy is for any woman who feels curious about her cycle or her nervous system and wants to learn more about herself through new tools. It is also for any woman who seeks to develop a habit of showing up for herself, be kinder and more compassionate towards herself. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, apply for the Free Discovery Call to find out.
  • What is the Free Discovery Call?
    The Free Discovery Call is a 60 minute session, in which we will get to know each other and see if we want to work together through the journey of Body Alchemy. During the session, you will be fully supported in expressing your needs, your current challenges and where you would like to be after this program. You can also get a feel for my approach and how the program will look like. Please apply for the program to answer a few questions that will help me prepare better for our call together.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Individual Program. If you are unsure which package you would like to go for, you can book the Free Discovery Call with me and we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can apply for the Free Discovery Call here.
  • Where do the weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    The weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are. All sessions will be recorded and shared with you afterwards.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Absolutely. You can hugely benefit from this program especially if you are in early stages of your pregnancy and looking to connect with your body, with your self before you move to a whole new phase in your life. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. This can be integrated into our program. Apply for the Free Discovery Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the session and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. If there is any extra support you need in between the sessions, you can reach me via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I am trying to conceive. Is this course for me?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take part in this course. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This course will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility.
  • I am on the pill. Is this course for me?
    If you are on the pill, you are welcome to take part in this course. You will not experience the cyclical patterns of your cycle as most hormonal contraception eliminates ovulation so the natural hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle do not occur. However, you can still benefit from the course by learning about how your nervous system affects your hormonal health and the importance of looking at our wellbeing holistically to support the body, mind and spirit. You might also choose to create some form of cyclicality by staying in tune with the moon cycle.
  • How much 1:1 support will I get?
    As part of the course, you will get 1 private coaching/check-in session (60 mins). This session can be used as a general check-in half way through the course or as a coaching session to support you further in your process of living more in rhythm with your cycle and with yourself. If you need extra 1:1 support, you can let me know and we will discuss the available options.
  • How much time do I need to commit to this course?
    The weekly Monday session will be 2.5 hours long ( including a break half way through). Outside of the live group sessions, it is up to you how much time you invest in the applying the knowledge/skills to your life. I would recommend at least 1.5-2 hour per week for your cycle charting, exercises, journaling and diving into some additional materials that will be shared with you. You are welcome to invest more time depending on your availability and your needs.
  • I have irregular periods. Is this course for me?
    Yes - absolutely. This course is designed for anyone with a period. Whether your period is regular or irregular, you will be able to benefit from this course. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness will help you balance your energy and create a lifestyle that supports your menstrual health, which is likely to affect the regularity of your period.
  • I don't have a period. Is this course for me?
    Yes,. There are many reasons you might not have your period : pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, PCOS, amenorrhea, no physical womb, eating disorders etc. This programme is about taking a holistic look at your wellbeing to support the body, mind and spirit. If you don't have a cycle, you will be invited to work with the lunar cycle and seasons instead.
  • I don’t know anything about the menstrual cycle. Can I join?
    Yes - absolutely! This programme is suitable for anyone who doesn't know anything about the menstrual cycle, has some knowledge or knows quite a lot about the science of it but would like to get a more holistic view of it. This programme will not only explore the science behind the menstrual cycle but will also explore how practising mindfulness, self-awareness, nervous system tracking and various yogic/body-mind practices impacts our overall wellbeing.
  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes 6 live online sessions conducted via Zoom. The weekly session will include learning about the specific topic, exploring in with the group (bringing it to life for yourself and learning from each other) and practical tools to develop more trust in the body and support your menstrual health. Each session will also include an opening and closing circle. You will be held in a safe space in each session. Support will be provided to you If anything arises for you during the group session, which you prefer to discuss outside of the group. The course will have an educational/ women's circle/ group coaching format. Additional resources compiled to support each module will be shared with you for you to explore in your own time.
  • I am interested in learning about a diet that will support me in my health. Will this be covered in the course?
    Yes - we will talk about the impact of diet on your menstrual cycle and how certain foods may support your wellbeing. However, this course does not include in-depth nutrition training or provide you with personal dietary advice. Resources will be shared with you to explore the topic of diet in more detail.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I join the course?
    Yes - absolutely! We will explore yogic practices and other embodied techniques to bring our teachings to life and enable you to feel them in your body from within. You don't need to have any previous experience of yoga to benefit from those practices.
  • I have period pain. Is this course for me?
    Yes. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness and knowing how to track your nervous system will support you in reducing your period pain. You will learn practical tools to prevent and manage menstrual cramps/pain.
  • Will I get a certificate?
    After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Self-Study
    In between the weekly sessions, you are encouraged to apply the teachings to your life. You will be encouraged to explore some books, articles and podcasts on the topics discussed. You can do this in your own pace and time.
  • ​Weekly Monday Live Online Group Session (via Zoom)
    Each session we will comprise of an opening and sharing circle, study, embodied practices (yoga, breathwork, body-mind exercises) to complement the topic of the month, group learning. We will connect via Zoom.
  • Safe & non-judgemental space
    This is a safe and non-judgemental space to which you can show up as you are. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. All practices are optional and the amount of self-study you will do is dependent on you, your needs and your circumstances.
  • HATHA YOGA & HORMONE YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice to you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Hatha Yoga classes and Hormone Yoga classes. I run them in blocks around Dublin, Ireland and Online. Check my offerings here
  • 1:1 SESSIONS
    1:1 work is more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Learn more about Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • MENSTRUAL CYCLE COURSES & WOMEN'S CIRCLES
    4-Week Inner Seasons Course Online Women's Circles - Red Tent Gathering
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to my newsletter here
  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS
    If you want to encourage employees to take care of their wellbeing, I am available to host yoga classes and workshops related to wellbeing, stress, menstrual cycle awareness, cyclicality and more. ​ Check out more here
  • What if EFT? I have never heard about it before.
    EFT refers to Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is a body & mind method of releasing emotions, stress, limiting beliefs, and trauma that have been trapped in the body. It is also known as tapping. It combines modern psychological knowledge and neurology with eastern wisdom about the energy of the body and knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points. When tapping we stimulate energy points while focusing on the stressful event, emotion, or painful memory we want to resolve. This then reduces/turns off the fight or flight or freeze signal from the brain caused by stress and restores the flow of energy. The whole process of using EFT correctly enhances self-awareness and brings issues from the subconscious mind to the conscious level. This helps you to understand yourself better, and give yourself more empathy, love, and acceptance. You may look at the difficult memory from a different angle you haven’t seen before, and that memory stops being painful.
  • Can I join if I am pregnant?
    Yes - you can attend if you are 12 weeks or more. If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance. The EFT practices are suitable during pregnancy and the yoga practice will offer variations for pregnancy if required. The Ayurvedic meal will be very balanced but if you prefer to have your own food, you can bring it with you.
  • What if I have food allergies/intolerances?
    You can let us know about your food allergies and we will try to have something that will suit your needs.
  • What if I can't sing?
    No problem! We are all there together to expand our hearts. Singing is one of the ways to really connect with our heart space. Anna and Justyna will guide some of the singing which will be simple and available to all. All are welcome to join regardless of your singing experience or ability. Essentially it is about connecting with your voice and your heart and not about performing a song.
  • What is the Sanctuary? I have never been there before?
    The Sanctuary is a meditation centre located between Smithfield and Stoneybatter. It's a non-profit organisation that hosts regular classes and courses related to mindfulness, yoga and conscious living. This is a community focused space where you feel absolutely welcome as you arrive through the door. The Sanctuary space is comprised of 2 main indoor rooms and an additional space for special rituals, meditations. It also has a beautiful outdoor area with stunning flowers, plants and trees as well as consultation and therapy rooms. In the back of the Sanctuary, there is a space with wild Irish plants that nurtures the Irish biodiversity. This space also has a labyrinth, which can be walked as part of your spiritual journey. This place has a very special energy that you can feel as you enter through the door. We are certain that you will love it and that you will feel automatically held in a safe and non-judgemental way by the Sanctuary community. We can't wait for you to get to know the Sanctuary if you don't know its magic yet! www.sanctuary.ie
  • Ayurvedic lunch? What it it? What is Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system from India that views each person as an individual, with a unique mind-body constitution and set of life circumstances. It is known as the oldest medical system and current science proves what Ayurveda said 5000 years ago eg. about gut & brain connection or the importance of the circadian rhythm to maintain vitality and longevity. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the root cause of the illness by balancing our 3 doshas back to a natural state for optimum well-being. According to Ayurveda, our bodies are controlled by three bio-energetic forces called dosha which are made of a combination of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha run all the body functions, and when in balance they maintain life. However, when one or more doshas are out of balance due to stress and the wrong diet, lifestyle, emotional blockages, or challenging life circumstances, it leads to various health conditions. Ayurveda guides us through all aspects of life and the easiest way to start exploring this timeless wisdom is in your kitchen. Cooking and eating Ayurvedically is a very intuitive and joyful process. It's a way to practise self-care, self- love and mindfulness by recognizing your individual needs rather than following a general list of healthy foods. Ayurvedic cooking involves preparing the food following certain principles like 6 tastes, fresh & seasonal food, compatibility and incompatibility of certain food and lifestyle practices around eating. The aim is to prepare a meal that is nourishing, easy to digest and satisfying for body & mind. During the retreat you will be served a simple, vegetarian and nourishing meal that follows Ayurvedic principles, is freshly prepared and consists of mainly seasonal food. You will be provided with some spices and herbal teas that aid digestion making this meal enjoyable to everyone. Please let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Can I attend if I have never done yoga before?
    Yes, absolutely! Our yoga practice will focus on opening the heart and is designed for all levels. Whether you have never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, you will be able to benefit and enjoy the practice. For any practice that might be challenging or new to you, variations and/or detailed explanation will be given to support all participants.
  • What if I cannot attend the full day? Can I still join?
    We feel that it is best if the participants attend the full day. If you would like to attend but need to leave a little bit early, that is OK - just let us know in advance. The price for the one day retreat does not change if you need to leave early.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE : RETURN TO DARKNESS WORKSHOP & SATSANG WITH ANNA AND NIKKI, 21 December
    Winter Solstice : Return to Darkness Workshop & Satsang with Anna and Nikki Thursday, 21 December , 6-9pm, The Sanctuary Step into the darkness of winter with our Winter Solstice: Return to Darkness Workshop and Satsang. The Winter Solstice is a time when we enter into the depth of darkness, where the natural world slows down in order to restore energy for the next cycle. This time is strongly affected by the feminine energy, which invites us to offer presence to stillness, rest in order to renew ourselves.
  • RED TENT - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD - Monthly
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Date to be announced The Red Tent is a gathering for women of all ages to celebrate our Cyclical Nature, our Wisdom, Intuition and to encourage and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of us. This is a non-judgemental space where we can show up as we are, come back to ourselves, celebrate ourselves, rest and feel supported. We share stories, we listen, embrace each other and learn from each other.
  • HIKING YOGA RETREAT IN SPAIN , 30 August - 4 September 2024
    ​Immerse in the peace of nature in Andalusia's Parque Natural on this Hiking Yoga Retreat in the South of Spain. This includes 5 nights of accommodation with daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, trips to the local area, beautiful surroundings and a heart-felt community of other yogis!
  • WEEKLY HATHA YOGA on Tuesdays, Conscious Dublin
    6-Week Hatha Yoga Course Tuesdays, 31 October - 5 December 7-8.30pm, Conscious Dublin, Phibsborough A Hatha Yoga class consists of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya namaskara (sun salutations), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). ​ In Hatha yoga we strive for creating balance between the solar and lunar energies within our being, solar energy being the more activating one and the lunar energy being the more soothing and relaxing one. ​ A Hatha Yoga class is a balance between effort and ease leading to lots of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual benefits. In this course, we will practice in a small size group for a deeper learning experience. All levels are welcome. ​ €95
  • 6-WEEK HORMONE YOGA COURSE starting Wednesday, 31 January 2024
    6-Week Hormone Yoga Course Wednesdays, Starting 31 January 2024, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.45-8.15pm Hormone Yoga Therapy was designed Dinah Rodriguez, a Yoga Teacher and Dr. of Psychology from Brazil. She has done a lot of research on the effect of certain yoga practices on the endocrine system. From these studies she developed a set of specific exercises to reactivate hormone production and recommended them to be practiced from the age of 35 to prevent and reduce menopausal symptoms. In women younger than 35, Hormone Yoga helps to improve fertility and to remove symptoms of PMS. Over time the practice has also shown to be beneficial for most other hormonal imbalances, like Thyroid Dysfunctions, Diabetes Type 1 & 2 or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. €75 (6 weeks)
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
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  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take this coaching program. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This program will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility. However, it does not focus specifically on fertility nor can it guarantee that you will get pregnant upon its completion.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of coaching program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month coaching program. Before you commit, we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can schedule an enquiry call with me to discuss your needs here.
  • Where do the Individual Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    This program takes place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are.
  • Will we do a lot of yoga during the sessions?
    We will use yoga ( meditation, breathwork and yoga asana - yoga poses) as a tool to help you connect with your breath, body and mind. Yoga is not the only tool we will use but will play a big part of this coaching program. The focus of this coaching program is on becoming more aware and more connected to yourself, learning practical tools that can support you in your daily life so that you can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If your interest is in learning yoga techniques in more depth, please check out my Private Yoga Sessions.
  • How much support will I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, we will do weekly check-ins via WhatsApp message or audio. The check-ins are intended to provide additional support to you if needed. This is a space for you to voice your thoughts and feelings on anything that is going on for you. You will be invited to ask for additional support if needed.
  • What is the discovery call?
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  • Can I have additional sessions after the 3 or 6 months?
    Yes! If you feel that you would like to continue with the sessions, you can book a single session or a package of 2 or 4 sessions. We can discuss this when your program is nearing the end.
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    This work depends on you and on how committed you are to yourself. Apart from our weekly sessions, I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to yourself, to have space to cultivate presence within which is where this work begins. There might be weeks where you will spend more time on additional exercises, resources in order to support your journey to wholeness. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself. There will also be an option to join a monthly gathering, which will be 75minutes long , with other women. This is a space to find inspiration and support each other. Occasionally, I will offer live yoga classes, meditations which you will be welcome to join.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in your inner work, you will definitely notice changes in how you feel about yourself and as a result how you show up and view the world around you. Some things might trigger unpleasant feelings, which does NOT mean that you are not moving forward in your healing journey. Often, before we can feel good, we need to visit some of the darker places of ourselves and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is part of the process and you will be supported as you move through it. The invitation here is to be patient and to apply little changes 1% at a time so you can slowly move in the direction of wholeness, power and self-trust.
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    The Body Alchemy Program for women who are experiencing a disconnection from the body or any discomfort that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for women who seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and yourself in order to live more authentically. Body Alchemy is for any woman who feels curious about her cycle or her nervous system and wants to learn more about herself through new tools. It is also for any woman who seeks to develop a habit of showing up for herself, be kinder and more compassionate towards herself. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, apply for the Free Discovery Call to find out.
  • What is the Free Discovery Call?
    The Free Discovery Call is a 60 minute session, in which we will get to know each other and see if we want to work together through the journey of Body Alchemy. During the session, you will be fully supported in expressing your needs, your current challenges and where you would like to be after this program. You can also get a feel for my approach and how the program will look like. Please apply for the program to answer a few questions that will help me prepare better for our call together.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Individual Program. If you are unsure which package you would like to go for, you can book the Free Discovery Call with me and we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can apply for the Free Discovery Call here.
  • Where do the weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    The weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are. All sessions will be recorded and shared with you afterwards.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Absolutely. You can hugely benefit from this program especially if you are in early stages of your pregnancy and looking to connect with your body, with your self before you move to a whole new phase in your life. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. This can be integrated into our program. Apply for the Free Discovery Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the session and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. If there is any extra support you need in between the sessions, you can reach me via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I am trying to conceive. Is this course for me?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take part in this course. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This course will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility.
  • I am on the pill. Is this course for me?
    If you are on the pill, you are welcome to take part in this course. You will not experience the cyclical patterns of your cycle as most hormonal contraception eliminates ovulation so the natural hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle do not occur. However, you can still benefit from the course by learning about how your nervous system affects your hormonal health and the importance of looking at our wellbeing holistically to support the body, mind and spirit. You might also choose to create some form of cyclicality by staying in tune with the moon cycle.
  • How much 1:1 support will I get?
    As part of the course, you will get 1 private coaching/check-in session (60 mins). This session can be used as a general check-in half way through the course or as a coaching session to support you further in your process of living more in rhythm with your cycle and with yourself. If you need extra 1:1 support, you can let me know and we will discuss the available options.
  • How much time do I need to commit to this course?
    The weekly Monday session will be 2.5 hours long ( including a break half way through). Outside of the live group sessions, it is up to you how much time you invest in the applying the knowledge/skills to your life. I would recommend at least 1.5-2 hour per week for your cycle charting, exercises, journaling and diving into some additional materials that will be shared with you. You are welcome to invest more time depending on your availability and your needs.
  • I have irregular periods. Is this course for me?
    Yes - absolutely. This course is designed for anyone with a period. Whether your period is regular or irregular, you will be able to benefit from this course. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness will help you balance your energy and create a lifestyle that supports your menstrual health, which is likely to affect the regularity of your period.
  • I don't have a period. Is this course for me?
    Yes,. There are many reasons you might not have your period : pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, PCOS, amenorrhea, no physical womb, eating disorders etc. This programme is about taking a holistic look at your wellbeing to support the body, mind and spirit. If you don't have a cycle, you will be invited to work with the lunar cycle and seasons instead.
  • I don’t know anything about the menstrual cycle. Can I join?
    Yes - absolutely! This programme is suitable for anyone who doesn't know anything about the menstrual cycle, has some knowledge or knows quite a lot about the science of it but would like to get a more holistic view of it. This programme will not only explore the science behind the menstrual cycle but will also explore how practising mindfulness, self-awareness, nervous system tracking and various yogic/body-mind practices impacts our overall wellbeing.
  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes 6 live online sessions conducted via Zoom. The weekly session will include learning about the specific topic, exploring in with the group (bringing it to life for yourself and learning from each other) and practical tools to develop more trust in the body and support your menstrual health. Each session will also include an opening and closing circle. You will be held in a safe space in each session. Support will be provided to you If anything arises for you during the group session, which you prefer to discuss outside of the group. The course will have an educational/ women's circle/ group coaching format. Additional resources compiled to support each module will be shared with you for you to explore in your own time.
  • I am interested in learning about a diet that will support me in my health. Will this be covered in the course?
    Yes - we will talk about the impact of diet on your menstrual cycle and how certain foods may support your wellbeing. However, this course does not include in-depth nutrition training or provide you with personal dietary advice. Resources will be shared with you to explore the topic of diet in more detail.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I join the course?
    Yes - absolutely! We will explore yogic practices and other embodied techniques to bring our teachings to life and enable you to feel them in your body from within. You don't need to have any previous experience of yoga to benefit from those practices.
  • I have period pain. Is this course for me?
    Yes. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness and knowing how to track your nervous system will support you in reducing your period pain. You will learn practical tools to prevent and manage menstrual cramps/pain.
  • Will I get a certificate?
    After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Self-Study
    In between the weekly sessions, you are encouraged to apply the teachings to your life. You will be encouraged to explore some books, articles and podcasts on the topics discussed. You can do this in your own pace and time.
  • ​Weekly Monday Live Online Group Session (via Zoom)
    Each session we will comprise of an opening and sharing circle, study, embodied practices (yoga, breathwork, body-mind exercises) to complement the topic of the month, group learning. We will connect via Zoom.
  • Safe & non-judgemental space
    This is a safe and non-judgemental space to which you can show up as you are. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. All practices are optional and the amount of self-study you will do is dependent on you, your needs and your circumstances.
  • HATHA YOGA & HORMONE YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice to you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Hatha Yoga classes and Hormone Yoga classes. I run them in blocks around Dublin, Ireland and Online. Check my offerings here
  • 1:1 SESSIONS
    1:1 work is more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Learn more about Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • MENSTRUAL CYCLE COURSES & WOMEN'S CIRCLES
    4-Week Inner Seasons Course Online Women's Circles - Red Tent Gathering
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY NEWSLETTER
    Sign up to my newsletter here
  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS
    If you want to encourage employees to take care of their wellbeing, I am available to host yoga classes and workshops related to wellbeing, stress, menstrual cycle awareness, cyclicality and more. ​ Check out more here
  • What if EFT? I have never heard about it before.
    EFT refers to Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is a body & mind method of releasing emotions, stress, limiting beliefs, and trauma that have been trapped in the body. It is also known as tapping. It combines modern psychological knowledge and neurology with eastern wisdom about the energy of the body and knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points. When tapping we stimulate energy points while focusing on the stressful event, emotion, or painful memory we want to resolve. This then reduces/turns off the fight or flight or freeze signal from the brain caused by stress and restores the flow of energy. The whole process of using EFT correctly enhances self-awareness and brings issues from the subconscious mind to the conscious level. This helps you to understand yourself better, and give yourself more empathy, love, and acceptance. You may look at the difficult memory from a different angle you haven’t seen before, and that memory stops being painful.
  • Can I join if I am pregnant?
    Yes - you can attend if you are 12 weeks or more. If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance. The EFT practices are suitable during pregnancy and the yoga practice will offer variations for pregnancy if required. The Ayurvedic meal will be very balanced but if you prefer to have your own food, you can bring it with you.
  • What if I have food allergies/intolerances?
    You can let us know about your food allergies and we will try to have something that will suit your needs.
  • What if I can't sing?
    No problem! We are all there together to expand our hearts. Singing is one of the ways to really connect with our heart space. Anna and Justyna will guide some of the singing which will be simple and available to all. All are welcome to join regardless of your singing experience or ability. Essentially it is about connecting with your voice and your heart and not about performing a song.
  • What is the Sanctuary? I have never been there before?
    The Sanctuary is a meditation centre located between Smithfield and Stoneybatter. It's a non-profit organisation that hosts regular classes and courses related to mindfulness, yoga and conscious living. This is a community focused space where you feel absolutely welcome as you arrive through the door. The Sanctuary space is comprised of 2 main indoor rooms and an additional space for special rituals, meditations. It also has a beautiful outdoor area with stunning flowers, plants and trees as well as consultation and therapy rooms. In the back of the Sanctuary, there is a space with wild Irish plants that nurtures the Irish biodiversity. This space also has a labyrinth, which can be walked as part of your spiritual journey. This place has a very special energy that you can feel as you enter through the door. We are certain that you will love it and that you will feel automatically held in a safe and non-judgemental way by the Sanctuary community. We can't wait for you to get to know the Sanctuary if you don't know its magic yet! www.sanctuary.ie
  • Ayurvedic lunch? What it it? What is Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system from India that views each person as an individual, with a unique mind-body constitution and set of life circumstances. It is known as the oldest medical system and current science proves what Ayurveda said 5000 years ago eg. about gut & brain connection or the importance of the circadian rhythm to maintain vitality and longevity. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the root cause of the illness by balancing our 3 doshas back to a natural state for optimum well-being. According to Ayurveda, our bodies are controlled by three bio-energetic forces called dosha which are made of a combination of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha run all the body functions, and when in balance they maintain life. However, when one or more doshas are out of balance due to stress and the wrong diet, lifestyle, emotional blockages, or challenging life circumstances, it leads to various health conditions. Ayurveda guides us through all aspects of life and the easiest way to start exploring this timeless wisdom is in your kitchen. Cooking and eating Ayurvedically is a very intuitive and joyful process. It's a way to practise self-care, self- love and mindfulness by recognizing your individual needs rather than following a general list of healthy foods. Ayurvedic cooking involves preparing the food following certain principles like 6 tastes, fresh & seasonal food, compatibility and incompatibility of certain food and lifestyle practices around eating. The aim is to prepare a meal that is nourishing, easy to digest and satisfying for body & mind. During the retreat you will be served a simple, vegetarian and nourishing meal that follows Ayurvedic principles, is freshly prepared and consists of mainly seasonal food. You will be provided with some spices and herbal teas that aid digestion making this meal enjoyable to everyone. Please let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Can I attend if I have never done yoga before?
    Yes, absolutely! Our yoga practice will focus on opening the heart and is designed for all levels. Whether you have never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, you will be able to benefit and enjoy the practice. For any practice that might be challenging or new to you, variations and/or detailed explanation will be given to support all participants.
  • What if I cannot attend the full day? Can I still join?
    We feel that it is best if the participants attend the full day. If you would like to attend but need to leave a little bit early, that is OK - just let us know in advance. The price for the one day retreat does not change if you need to leave early.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE : RETURN TO DARKNESS WORKSHOP & SATSANG WITH ANNA AND NIKKI, 21 December
    Winter Solstice : Return to Darkness Workshop & Satsang with Anna and Nikki Thursday, 21 December , 6-9pm, The Sanctuary Step into the darkness of winter with our Winter Solstice: Return to Darkness Workshop and Satsang. The Winter Solstice is a time when we enter into the depth of darkness, where the natural world slows down in order to restore energy for the next cycle. This time is strongly affected by the feminine energy, which invites us to offer presence to stillness, rest in order to renew ourselves.
  • RED TENT - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD - Monthly
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Date to be announced The Red Tent is a gathering for women of all ages to celebrate our Cyclical Nature, our Wisdom, Intuition and to encourage and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of us. This is a non-judgemental space where we can show up as we are, come back to ourselves, celebrate ourselves, rest and feel supported. We share stories, we listen, embrace each other and learn from each other.
  • HIKING YOGA RETREAT IN SPAIN , 30 August - 4 September 2024
    ​Immerse in the peace of nature in Andalusia's Parque Natural on this Hiking Yoga Retreat in the South of Spain. This includes 5 nights of accommodation with daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, trips to the local area, beautiful surroundings and a heart-felt community of other yogis!
  • WEEKLY HATHA YOGA on Tuesdays, Conscious Dublin
    6-Week Hatha Yoga Course Tuesdays, 31 October - 5 December 7-8.30pm, Conscious Dublin, Phibsborough A Hatha Yoga class consists of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya namaskara (sun salutations), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). ​ In Hatha yoga we strive for creating balance between the solar and lunar energies within our being, solar energy being the more activating one and the lunar energy being the more soothing and relaxing one. ​ A Hatha Yoga class is a balance between effort and ease leading to lots of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual benefits. In this course, we will practice in a small size group for a deeper learning experience. All levels are welcome. ​ €95
  • 6-WEEK HORMONE YOGA COURSE starting Wednesday, 31 January 2024
    6-Week Hormone Yoga Course Wednesdays, Starting 31 January 2024, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.45-8.15pm Hormone Yoga Therapy was designed Dinah Rodriguez, a Yoga Teacher and Dr. of Psychology from Brazil. She has done a lot of research on the effect of certain yoga practices on the endocrine system. From these studies she developed a set of specific exercises to reactivate hormone production and recommended them to be practiced from the age of 35 to prevent and reduce menopausal symptoms. In women younger than 35, Hormone Yoga helps to improve fertility and to remove symptoms of PMS. Over time the practice has also shown to be beneficial for most other hormonal imbalances, like Thyroid Dysfunctions, Diabetes Type 1 & 2 or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. €75 (6 weeks)
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    Body Alchemy Program...
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take this coaching program. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This program will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility. However, it does not focus specifically on fertility nor can it guarantee that you will get pregnant upon its completion.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of coaching program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month coaching program. Before you commit, we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can schedule an enquiry call with me to discuss your needs here.
  • Where do the Individual Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    This program takes place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are.
  • Will we do a lot of yoga during the sessions?
    We will use yoga ( meditation, breathwork and yoga asana - yoga poses) as a tool to help you connect with your breath, body and mind. Yoga is not the only tool we will use but will play a big part of this coaching program. The focus of this coaching program is on becoming more aware and more connected to yourself, learning practical tools that can support you in your daily life so that you can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If your interest is in learning yoga techniques in more depth, please check out my Private Yoga Sessions.
  • How much support will I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, we will do weekly check-ins via WhatsApp message or audio. The check-ins are intended to provide additional support to you if needed. This is a space for you to voice your thoughts and feelings on anything that is going on for you. You will be invited to ask for additional support if needed.
  • What is the discovery call?
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  • Can I have additional sessions after the 3 or 6 months?
    Yes! If you feel that you would like to continue with the sessions, you can book a single session or a package of 2 or 4 sessions. We can discuss this when your program is nearing the end.
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    This work depends on you and on how committed you are to yourself. Apart from our weekly sessions, I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to yourself, to have space to cultivate presence within which is where this work begins. There might be weeks where you will spend more time on additional exercises, resources in order to support your journey to wholeness. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself. There will also be an option to join a monthly gathering, which will be 75minutes long , with other women. This is a space to find inspiration and support each other. Occasionally, I will offer live yoga classes, meditations which you will be welcome to join.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in your inner work, you will definitely notice changes in how you feel about yourself and as a result how you show up and view the world around you. Some things might trigger unpleasant feelings, which does NOT mean that you are not moving forward in your healing journey. Often, before we can feel good, we need to visit some of the darker places of ourselves and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is part of the process and you will be supported as you move through it. The invitation here is to be patient and to apply little changes 1% at a time so you can slowly move in the direction of wholeness, power and self-trust.
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    The Body Alchemy Program for women who are experiencing a disconnection from the body or any discomfort that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for women who seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and yourself in order to live more authentically. Body Alchemy is for any woman who feels curious about her cycle or her nervous system and wants to learn more about herself through new tools. It is also for any woman who seeks to develop a habit of showing up for herself, be kinder and more compassionate towards herself. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, apply for the Free Discovery Call to find out.
  • What is the Free Discovery Call?
    The Free Discovery Call is a 60 minute session, in which we will get to know each other and see if we want to work together through the journey of Body Alchemy. During the session, you will be fully supported in expressing your needs, your current challenges and where you would like to be after this program. You can also get a feel for my approach and how the program will look like. Please apply for the program to answer a few questions that will help me prepare better for our call together.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Individual Program. If you are unsure which package you would like to go for, you can book the Free Discovery Call with me and we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can apply for the Free Discovery Call here.
  • Where do the weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    The weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are. All sessions will be recorded and shared with you afterwards.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Absolutely. You can hugely benefit from this program especially if you are in early stages of your pregnancy and looking to connect with your body, with your self before you move to a whole new phase in your life. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. This can be integrated into our program. Apply for the Free Discovery Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the session and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. If there is any extra support you need in between the sessions, you can reach me via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I am trying to conceive. Is this course for me?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take part in this course. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This course will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility.
  • I am on the pill. Is this course for me?
    If you are on the pill, you are welcome to take part in this course. You will not experience the cyclical patterns of your cycle as most hormonal contraception eliminates ovulation so the natural hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle do not occur. However, you can still benefit from the course by learning about how your nervous system affects your hormonal health and the importance of looking at our wellbeing holistically to support the body, mind and spirit. You might also choose to create some form of cyclicality by staying in tune with the moon cycle.
  • How much 1:1 support will I get?
    As part of the course, you will get 1 private coaching/check-in session (60 mins). This session can be used as a general check-in half way through the course or as a coaching session to support you further in your process of living more in rhythm with your cycle and with yourself. If you need extra 1:1 support, you can let me know and we will discuss the available options.
  • How much time do I need to commit to this course?
    The weekly Monday session will be 2.5 hours long ( including a break half way through). Outside of the live group sessions, it is up to you how much time you invest in the applying the knowledge/skills to your life. I would recommend at least 1.5-2 hour per week for your cycle charting, exercises, journaling and diving into some additional materials that will be shared with you. You are welcome to invest more time depending on your availability and your needs.
  • I have irregular periods. Is this course for me?
    Yes - absolutely. This course is designed for anyone with a period. Whether your period is regular or irregular, you will be able to benefit from this course. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness will help you balance your energy and create a lifestyle that supports your menstrual health, which is likely to affect the regularity of your period.
  • I don't have a period. Is this course for me?
    Yes,. There are many reasons you might not have your period : pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, PCOS, amenorrhea, no physical womb, eating disorders etc. This programme is about taking a holistic look at your wellbeing to support the body, mind and spirit. If you don't have a cycle, you will be invited to work with the lunar cycle and seasons instead.
  • I don’t know anything about the menstrual cycle. Can I join?
    Yes - absolutely! This programme is suitable for anyone who doesn't know anything about the menstrual cycle, has some knowledge or knows quite a lot about the science of it but would like to get a more holistic view of it. This programme will not only explore the science behind the menstrual cycle but will also explore how practising mindfulness, self-awareness, nervous system tracking and various yogic/body-mind practices impacts our overall wellbeing.
  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes 6 live online sessions conducted via Zoom. The weekly session will include learning about the specific topic, exploring in with the group (bringing it to life for yourself and learning from each other) and practical tools to develop more trust in the body and support your menstrual health. Each session will also include an opening and closing circle. You will be held in a safe space in each session. Support will be provided to you If anything arises for you during the group session, which you prefer to discuss outside of the group. The course will have an educational/ women's circle/ group coaching format. Additional resources compiled to support each module will be shared with you for you to explore in your own time.
  • I am interested in learning about a diet that will support me in my health. Will this be covered in the course?
    Yes - we will talk about the impact of diet on your menstrual cycle and how certain foods may support your wellbeing. However, this course does not include in-depth nutrition training or provide you with personal dietary advice. Resources will be shared with you to explore the topic of diet in more detail.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I join the course?
    Yes - absolutely! We will explore yogic practices and other embodied techniques to bring our teachings to life and enable you to feel them in your body from within. You don't need to have any previous experience of yoga to benefit from those practices.
  • I have period pain. Is this course for me?
    Yes. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness and knowing how to track your nervous system will support you in reducing your period pain. You will learn practical tools to prevent and manage menstrual cramps/pain.
  • Will I get a certificate?
    After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Self-Study
    In between the weekly sessions, you are encouraged to apply the teachings to your life. You will be encouraged to explore some books, articles and podcasts on the topics discussed. You can do this in your own pace and time.
  • ​Weekly Monday Live Online Group Session (via Zoom)
    Each session we will comprise of an opening and sharing circle, study, embodied practices (yoga, breathwork, body-mind exercises) to complement the topic of the month, group learning. We will connect via Zoom.
  • Safe & non-judgemental space
    This is a safe and non-judgemental space to which you can show up as you are. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. All practices are optional and the amount of self-study you will do is dependent on you, your needs and your circumstances.
  • HATHA YOGA & HORMONE YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice to you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Hatha Yoga classes and Hormone Yoga classes. I run them in blocks around Dublin, Ireland and Online. Check my offerings here
  • 1:1 SESSIONS
    1:1 work is more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Learn more about Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
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  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS
    If you want to encourage employees to take care of their wellbeing, I am available to host yoga classes and workshops related to wellbeing, stress, menstrual cycle awareness, cyclicality and more. ​ Check out more here
  • What if EFT? I have never heard about it before.
    EFT refers to Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is a body & mind method of releasing emotions, stress, limiting beliefs, and trauma that have been trapped in the body. It is also known as tapping. It combines modern psychological knowledge and neurology with eastern wisdom about the energy of the body and knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points. When tapping we stimulate energy points while focusing on the stressful event, emotion, or painful memory we want to resolve. This then reduces/turns off the fight or flight or freeze signal from the brain caused by stress and restores the flow of energy. The whole process of using EFT correctly enhances self-awareness and brings issues from the subconscious mind to the conscious level. This helps you to understand yourself better, and give yourself more empathy, love, and acceptance. You may look at the difficult memory from a different angle you haven’t seen before, and that memory stops being painful.
  • Can I join if I am pregnant?
    Yes - you can attend if you are 12 weeks or more. If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance. The EFT practices are suitable during pregnancy and the yoga practice will offer variations for pregnancy if required. The Ayurvedic meal will be very balanced but if you prefer to have your own food, you can bring it with you.
  • What if I have food allergies/intolerances?
    You can let us know about your food allergies and we will try to have something that will suit your needs.
  • What if I can't sing?
    No problem! We are all there together to expand our hearts. Singing is one of the ways to really connect with our heart space. Anna and Justyna will guide some of the singing which will be simple and available to all. All are welcome to join regardless of your singing experience or ability. Essentially it is about connecting with your voice and your heart and not about performing a song.
  • What is the Sanctuary? I have never been there before?
    The Sanctuary is a meditation centre located between Smithfield and Stoneybatter. It's a non-profit organisation that hosts regular classes and courses related to mindfulness, yoga and conscious living. This is a community focused space where you feel absolutely welcome as you arrive through the door. The Sanctuary space is comprised of 2 main indoor rooms and an additional space for special rituals, meditations. It also has a beautiful outdoor area with stunning flowers, plants and trees as well as consultation and therapy rooms. In the back of the Sanctuary, there is a space with wild Irish plants that nurtures the Irish biodiversity. This space also has a labyrinth, which can be walked as part of your spiritual journey. This place has a very special energy that you can feel as you enter through the door. We are certain that you will love it and that you will feel automatically held in a safe and non-judgemental way by the Sanctuary community. We can't wait for you to get to know the Sanctuary if you don't know its magic yet! www.sanctuary.ie
  • Ayurvedic lunch? What it it? What is Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system from India that views each person as an individual, with a unique mind-body constitution and set of life circumstances. It is known as the oldest medical system and current science proves what Ayurveda said 5000 years ago eg. about gut & brain connection or the importance of the circadian rhythm to maintain vitality and longevity. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the root cause of the illness by balancing our 3 doshas back to a natural state for optimum well-being. According to Ayurveda, our bodies are controlled by three bio-energetic forces called dosha which are made of a combination of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha run all the body functions, and when in balance they maintain life. However, when one or more doshas are out of balance due to stress and the wrong diet, lifestyle, emotional blockages, or challenging life circumstances, it leads to various health conditions. Ayurveda guides us through all aspects of life and the easiest way to start exploring this timeless wisdom is in your kitchen. Cooking and eating Ayurvedically is a very intuitive and joyful process. It's a way to practise self-care, self- love and mindfulness by recognizing your individual needs rather than following a general list of healthy foods. Ayurvedic cooking involves preparing the food following certain principles like 6 tastes, fresh & seasonal food, compatibility and incompatibility of certain food and lifestyle practices around eating. The aim is to prepare a meal that is nourishing, easy to digest and satisfying for body & mind. During the retreat you will be served a simple, vegetarian and nourishing meal that follows Ayurvedic principles, is freshly prepared and consists of mainly seasonal food. You will be provided with some spices and herbal teas that aid digestion making this meal enjoyable to everyone. Please let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Can I attend if I have never done yoga before?
    Yes, absolutely! Our yoga practice will focus on opening the heart and is designed for all levels. Whether you have never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, you will be able to benefit and enjoy the practice. For any practice that might be challenging or new to you, variations and/or detailed explanation will be given to support all participants.
  • What if I cannot attend the full day? Can I still join?
    We feel that it is best if the participants attend the full day. If you would like to attend but need to leave a little bit early, that is OK - just let us know in advance. The price for the one day retreat does not change if you need to leave early.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE : RETURN TO DARKNESS WORKSHOP & SATSANG WITH ANNA AND NIKKI, 21 December
    Winter Solstice : Return to Darkness Workshop & Satsang with Anna and Nikki Thursday, 21 December , 6-9pm, The Sanctuary Step into the darkness of winter with our Winter Solstice: Return to Darkness Workshop and Satsang. The Winter Solstice is a time when we enter into the depth of darkness, where the natural world slows down in order to restore energy for the next cycle. This time is strongly affected by the feminine energy, which invites us to offer presence to stillness, rest in order to renew ourselves.
  • RED TENT - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD - Monthly
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Date to be announced The Red Tent is a gathering for women of all ages to celebrate our Cyclical Nature, our Wisdom, Intuition and to encourage and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of us. This is a non-judgemental space where we can show up as we are, come back to ourselves, celebrate ourselves, rest and feel supported. We share stories, we listen, embrace each other and learn from each other.
  • HIKING YOGA RETREAT IN SPAIN , 30 August - 4 September 2024
    ​Immerse in the peace of nature in Andalusia's Parque Natural on this Hiking Yoga Retreat in the South of Spain. This includes 5 nights of accommodation with daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, trips to the local area, beautiful surroundings and a heart-felt community of other yogis!
  • WEEKLY HATHA YOGA on Tuesdays, Conscious Dublin
    6-Week Hatha Yoga Course Tuesdays, 31 October - 5 December 7-8.30pm, Conscious Dublin, Phibsborough A Hatha Yoga class consists of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya namaskara (sun salutations), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). ​ In Hatha yoga we strive for creating balance between the solar and lunar energies within our being, solar energy being the more activating one and the lunar energy being the more soothing and relaxing one. ​ A Hatha Yoga class is a balance between effort and ease leading to lots of physical, energetic, mental and spiritual benefits. In this course, we will practice in a small size group for a deeper learning experience. All levels are welcome. ​ €95
  • 6-WEEK HORMONE YOGA COURSE starting Wednesday, 31 January 2024
    6-Week Hormone Yoga Course Wednesdays, Starting 31 January 2024, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.45-8.15pm Hormone Yoga Therapy was designed Dinah Rodriguez, a Yoga Teacher and Dr. of Psychology from Brazil. She has done a lot of research on the effect of certain yoga practices on the endocrine system. From these studies she developed a set of specific exercises to reactivate hormone production and recommended them to be practiced from the age of 35 to prevent and reduce menopausal symptoms. In women younger than 35, Hormone Yoga helps to improve fertility and to remove symptoms of PMS. Over time the practice has also shown to be beneficial for most other hormonal imbalances, like Thyroid Dysfunctions, Diabetes Type 1 & 2 or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. €75 (6 weeks)
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    Body Alchemy Program...
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take this coaching program. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This program will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility. However, it does not focus specifically on fertility nor can it guarantee that you will get pregnant upon its completion.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of coaching program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month coaching program. Before you commit, we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can schedule an enquiry call with me to discuss your needs here.
  • Where do the Individual Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    This program takes place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are.
  • Will we do a lot of yoga during the sessions?
    We will use yoga ( meditation, breathwork and yoga asana - yoga poses) as a tool to help you connect with your breath, body and mind. Yoga is not the only tool we will use but will play a big part of this coaching program. The focus of this coaching program is on becoming more aware and more connected to yourself, learning practical tools that can support you in your daily life so that you can live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If your interest is in learning yoga techniques in more depth, please check out my Private Yoga Sessions.
  • How much support will I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, we will do weekly check-ins via WhatsApp message or audio. The check-ins are intended to provide additional support to you if needed. This is a space for you to voice your thoughts and feelings on anything that is going on for you. You will be invited to ask for additional support if needed.
  • What is the discovery call?
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  • Can I have additional sessions after the 3 or 6 months?
    Yes! If you feel that you would like to continue with the sessions, you can book a single session or a package of 2 or 4 sessions. We can discuss this when your program is nearing the end.
  • I don't have much time. How much time will be required in between our sessions?
    This work depends on you and on how committed you are to yourself. Apart from our weekly sessions, I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes per day to yourself, to have space to cultivate presence within which is where this work begins. There might be weeks where you will spend more time on additional exercises, resources in order to support your journey to wholeness. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself. There will also be an option to join a monthly gathering, which will be 75minutes long , with other women. This is a space to find inspiration and support each other. Occasionally, I will offer live yoga classes, meditations which you will be welcome to join.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in your inner work, you will definitely notice changes in how you feel about yourself and as a result how you show up and view the world around you. Some things might trigger unpleasant feelings, which does NOT mean that you are not moving forward in your healing journey. Often, before we can feel good, we need to visit some of the darker places of ourselves and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. This is part of the process and you will be supported as you move through it. The invitation here is to be patient and to apply little changes 1% at a time so you can slowly move in the direction of wholeness, power and self-trust.
  • Who is Body Alchemy Program for?
    The Body Alchemy Program for women who are experiencing a disconnection from the body or any discomfort that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for women who seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and yourself in order to live more authentically. Body Alchemy is for any woman who feels curious about her cycle or her nervous system and wants to learn more about herself through new tools. It is also for any woman who seeks to develop a habit of showing up for herself, be kinder and more compassionate towards herself. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, apply for the Free Discovery Call to find out.
  • What is the Free Discovery Call?
    The Free Discovery Call is a 60 minute session, in which we will get to know each other and see if we want to work together through the journey of Body Alchemy. During the session, you will be fully supported in expressing your needs, your current challenges and where you would like to be after this program. You can also get a feel for my approach and how the program will look like. Please apply for the program to answer a few questions that will help me prepare better for our call together.
  • How do I know if I should commit to 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Program?
    Depending on your needs and your goals, you might benefit from 3 or 6 month of Body Alchemy Individual Program. If you are unsure which package you would like to go for, you can book the Free Discovery Call with me and we will have a call to discuss your needs and where you are at. This call will help us establish which program duration will work for you best. You can apply for the Free Discovery Call here.
  • Where do the weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place?
    The weekly Body Alchemy Sessions take place Online via Zoom. All of the online sessions are set up in a way to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can show up as you are. All sessions will be recorded and shared with you afterwards.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Absolutely. You can hugely benefit from this program especially if you are in early stages of your pregnancy and looking to connect with your body, with your self before you move to a whole new phase in your life. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. This can be integrated into our program. Apply for the Free Discovery Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    In between the sessions, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the session and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. If there is any extra support you need in between the sessions, you can reach me via email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
  • I am trying to conceive. Is this course for me?
    If you are trying to conceive, you can absolutely take part in this course. It will support you in your fertility journey by creating space for more mindfulness, self-care, kindness and self-compassion in your life. This course will help you create a more sustainable way of living that will supports your fertility.
  • I am on the pill. Is this course for me?
    If you are on the pill, you are welcome to take part in this course. You will not experience the cyclical patterns of your cycle as most hormonal contraception eliminates ovulation so the natural hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle do not occur. However, you can still benefit from the course by learning about how your nervous system affects your hormonal health and the importance of looking at our wellbeing holistically to support the body, mind and spirit. You might also choose to create some form of cyclicality by staying in tune with the moon cycle.
  • How much 1:1 support will I get?
    As part of the course, you will get 1 private coaching/check-in session (60 mins). This session can be used as a general check-in half way through the course or as a coaching session to support you further in your process of living more in rhythm with your cycle and with yourself. If you need extra 1:1 support, you can let me know and we will discuss the available options.
  • How much time do I need to commit to this course?
    The weekly Monday session will be 2.5 hours long ( including a break half way through). Outside of the live group sessions, it is up to you how much time you invest in the applying the knowledge/skills to your life. I would recommend at least 1.5-2 hour per week for your cycle charting, exercises, journaling and diving into some additional materials that will be shared with you. You are welcome to invest more time depending on your availability and your needs.
  • I have irregular periods. Is this course for me?
    Yes - absolutely. This course is designed for anyone with a period. Whether your period is regular or irregular, you will be able to benefit from this course. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness will help you balance your energy and create a lifestyle that supports your menstrual health, which is likely to affect the regularity of your period.
  • I don't have a period. Is this course for me?
    Yes,. There are many reasons you might not have your period : pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause, PCOS, amenorrhea, no physical womb, eating disorders etc. This programme is about taking a holistic look at your wellbeing to support the body, mind and spirit. If you don't have a cycle, you will be invited to work with the lunar cycle and seasons instead.
  • I don’t know anything about the menstrual cycle. Can I join?
    Yes - absolutely! This programme is suitable for anyone who doesn't know anything about the menstrual cycle, has some knowledge or knows quite a lot about the science of it but would like to get a more holistic view of it. This programme will not only explore the science behind the menstrual cycle but will also explore how practising mindfulness, self-awareness, nervous system tracking and various yogic/body-mind practices impacts our overall wellbeing.
  • What is included in the course fee?
    The course fee includes 6 live online sessions conducted via Zoom. The weekly session will include learning about the specific topic, exploring in with the group (bringing it to life for yourself and learning from each other) and practical tools to develop more trust in the body and support your menstrual health. Each session will also include an opening and closing circle. You will be held in a safe space in each session. Support will be provided to you If anything arises for you during the group session, which you prefer to discuss outside of the group. The course will have an educational/ women's circle/ group coaching format. Additional resources compiled to support each module will be shared with you for you to explore in your own time.
  • I am interested in learning about a diet that will support me in my health. Will this be covered in the course?
    Yes - we will talk about the impact of diet on your menstrual cycle and how certain foods may support your wellbeing. However, this course does not include in-depth nutrition training or provide you with personal dietary advice. Resources will be shared with you to explore the topic of diet in more detail.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I join the course?
    Yes - absolutely! We will explore yogic practices and other embodied techniques to bring our teachings to life and enable you to feel them in your body from within. You don't need to have any previous experience of yoga to benefit from those practices.
  • I have period pain. Is this course for me?
    Yes. Practising Menstrual Cycle Awareness and knowing how to track your nervous system will support you in reducing your period pain. You will learn practical tools to prevent and manage menstrual cramps/pain.
  • Will I get a certificate?
    After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Self-Study
    In between the weekly sessions, you are encouraged to apply the teachings to your life. You will be encouraged to explore some books, articles and podcasts on the topics discussed. You can do this in your own pace and time.
  • ​Weekly Monday Live Online Group Session (via Zoom)
    Each session we will comprise of an opening and sharing circle, study, embodied practices (yoga, breathwork, body-mind exercises) to complement the topic of the month, group learning. We will connect via Zoom.
  • Safe & non-judgemental space
    This is a safe and non-judgemental space to which you can show up as you are. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. All practices are optional and the amount of self-study you will do is dependent on you, your needs and your circumstances.
  • HATHA YOGA & HORMONE YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice to you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Hatha Yoga classes and Hormone Yoga classes. I run them in blocks around Dublin, Ireland and Online. Check my offerings here
  • 1:1 SESSIONS
    1:1 work is more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Learn more about Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • MENSTRUAL CYCLE COURSES & WOMEN'S CIRCLES
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  • WORKPLACE WELLNESS
    If you want to encourage employees to take care of their wellbeing, I am available to host yoga classes and workshops related to wellbeing, stress, menstrual cycle awareness, cyclicality and more. ​ Check out more here
  • What if EFT? I have never heard about it before.
    EFT refers to Emotional Freedom Techniques and it is a body & mind method of releasing emotions, stress, limiting beliefs, and trauma that have been trapped in the body. It is also known as tapping. It combines modern psychological knowledge and neurology with eastern wisdom about the energy of the body and knowledge of meridians and acupuncture points. When tapping we stimulate energy points while focusing on the stressful event, emotion, or painful memory we want to resolve. This then reduces/turns off the fight or flight or freeze signal from the brain caused by stress and restores the flow of energy. The whole process of using EFT correctly enhances self-awareness and brings issues from the subconscious mind to the conscious level. This helps you to understand yourself better, and give yourself more empathy, love, and acceptance. You may look at the difficult memory from a different angle you haven’t seen before, and that memory stops being painful.
  • Can I join if I am pregnant?
    Yes - you can attend if you are 12 weeks or more. If you are pregnant, please let us know in advance. The EFT practices are suitable during pregnancy and the yoga practice will offer variations for pregnancy if required. The Ayurvedic meal will be very balanced but if you prefer to have your own food, you can bring it with you.
  • What if I have food allergies/intolerances?
    You can let us know about your food allergies and we will try to have something that will suit your needs.
  • What if I can't sing?
    No problem! We are all there together to expand our hearts. Singing is one of the ways to really connect with our heart space. Anna and Justyna will guide some of the singing which will be simple and available to all. All are welcome to join regardless of your singing experience or ability. Essentially it is about connecting with your voice and your heart and not about performing a song.
  • What is the Sanctuary? I have never been there before?
    The Sanctuary is a meditation centre located between Smithfield and Stoneybatter. It's a non-profit organisation that hosts regular classes and courses related to mindfulness, yoga and conscious living. This is a community focused space where you feel absolutely welcome as you arrive through the door. The Sanctuary space is comprised of 2 main indoor rooms and an additional space for special rituals, meditations. It also has a beautiful outdoor area with stunning flowers, plants and trees as well as consultation and therapy rooms. In the back of the Sanctuary, there is a space with wild Irish plants that nurtures the Irish biodiversity. This space also has a labyrinth, which can be walked as part of your spiritual journey. This place has a very special energy that you can feel as you enter through the door. We are certain that you will love it and that you will feel automatically held in a safe and non-judgemental way by the Sanctuary community. We can't wait for you to get to know the Sanctuary if you don't know its magic yet! www.sanctuary.ie
  • Ayurvedic lunch? What it it? What is Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system from India that views each person as an individual, with a unique mind-body constitution and set of life circumstances. It is known as the oldest medical system and current science proves what Ayurveda said 5000 years ago eg. about gut & brain connection or the importance of the circadian rhythm to maintain vitality and longevity. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the root cause of the illness by balancing our 3 doshas back to a natural state for optimum well-being. According to Ayurveda, our bodies are controlled by three bio-energetic forces called dosha which are made of a combination of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha run all the body functions, and when in balance they maintain life. However, when one or more doshas are out of balance due to stress and the wrong diet, lifestyle, emotional blockages, or challenging life circumstances, it leads to various health conditions. Ayurveda guides us through all aspects of life and the easiest way to start exploring this timeless wisdom is in your kitchen. Cooking and eating Ayurvedically is a very intuitive and joyful process. It's a way to practise self-care, self- love and mindfulness by recognizing your individual needs rather than following a general list of healthy foods. Ayurvedic cooking involves preparing the food following certain principles like 6 tastes, fresh & seasonal food, compatibility and incompatibility of certain food and lifestyle practices around eating. The aim is to prepare a meal that is nourishing, easy to digest and satisfying for body & mind. During the retreat you will be served a simple, vegetarian and nourishing meal that follows Ayurvedic principles, is freshly prepared and consists of mainly seasonal food. You will be provided with some spices and herbal teas that aid digestion making this meal enjoyable to everyone. Please let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Can I attend if I have never done yoga before?
    Yes, absolutely! Our yoga practice will focus on opening the heart and is designed for all levels. Whether you have never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, you will be able to benefit and enjoy the practice. For any practice that might be challenging or new to you, variations and/or detailed explanation will be given to support all participants.
  • What if I cannot attend the full day? Can I still join?
    We feel that it is best if the participants attend the full day. If you would like to attend but need to leave a little bit early, that is OK - just let us know in advance. The price for the one day retreat does not change if you need to leave early.
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Highly recommend Anna, I have been working together with her through private yoga classes throughout my pregnancy and it has helped my hormonal balance and state of mind immensely. She is a true healer and a really caring person who is in tune to your specific needs. She tailors each class to your mind body sensations which come up in that week so each time is a new experience and a learning journey. Anna thought me how to really listen to my body and tap into what I need which has been life changing. I really look forward to our classes and feel held in the moment and released afterwards so that I can take on lifes' challenges with a peaceful mind and healthy body.

Aislinn, Dublin

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