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HORMONE ALCHEMY

Starting Sunday 24 November 2024

12-week Group Program Online for Women
with a Mind-Body approach to Balance Your Hormones 

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

— C.J. Llewelyn

A 12-week online program to support you in restoring your hormonal balance through a holistic, mind-body connection approach.  During our journey together, you will learn, experience and apply teachings about your Nervous System, Menstrual Cycle and yogic practices especially designed to support your hormonal health. 

 

This program intends to give you space to connect with yourself, provide you with valuable learnings and tools that help you understand yourself as a multilayered being and tap into your inner power in order to restore your hormonal balance and improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Throughout the program, you will be supported  through our monthly group process sessions, weekly hormone yoga classes and 1:1 sessions.  ​​

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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?

  • Your hormones are out of balance but you refuse to deal with it with medication, you would rather find a way to heal your body naturally 

  • You experience physical discomfort or pain but not sure where it comes from, how to manage it or what to do to soothe it  (chronic paininsomniafatigue, under active thyroid, headaches etc)  

  • Your have problems with your menstrual cycle : PMS, PMDD, period pain, PCOS, irregular cycles, endometriosis, premature menopause etc. 

  • You struggle getting pregnant and are looking for natural ways to support your fertility 

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

  • 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 

Hormone Alchemy  

I want to welcome you warmly to this space. Wherever you are on your journey to restoring your hormonal balance  - 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 connecting with your body's needs, understanding the cause of your hormonal imbalance so that together we can create a path for you to heal yourself from within. 

Alchemy is a process of transformation and creation. Hormone Alchemy invites you into a process of inner transformation and healing through connecting deeply with your body. 

This program has a holistic and trauma-informed approach supporting you in coming back to wholeness from within and supporting you in bringing your hormones back to balance. 

 

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Meet me and learn about my story 

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I am Anna. 

 

I am a yoga teacher, somatic coach and holistic practitioner helping you to move from a place of discomfort , imbalance and disconnection to a place of wholeness, self-trust and power.  I help you understand yourself as a woman so that you can support yourself in restoring your hormonal balance and find healing from within. 

My work is strongly rooted in mind-body connection, which means that all parts of ourselves are interconnected and affect one another.  Your body is the gateway to understanding yourself and to all the answers for your healing. 

My PCOS is gone and my period is regular. 

My personal journey includes being diagnosed with PCOS. For as long as I remember, I  had irregular cycles - sometimes there would be 2-3 months between them. I never quite paid attention to this until I started my journey of deeply connecting with my body through yoga. I wanted  to know more about my cycle. I wanted to know if there was a natural way of healing myself. A few years ago, a gynecologist  prescribed me supplements to regulate my period but within 2 weeks, I felt it wasn't the right path for me. From having periods every 2-3 months, I suddenly had only 3 weeks between my periods. This didn't feel right. In this moment, I stopped taking the supplements and  decided to work with menstrual cycle awareness and with hormone yoga to see what would happen. After a couple of months I started seeing a difference. My cycle shortened to around 45 days and it was kind of regular. After a couple of years, I went to do a check on my ovaries and the doctor found no sign of PCOS. I  was stunned to hear that! My work and patience paid off.

I felt so empowered to know that our body can heal itself. We just need to understand it, give it time and space, be patience and attune to its needs. 

Join this 100-day journey 

 

I am excited to invite you for this 12 week journey (around 100 days) to help you reconnect with your body, your cycle, understand yourself better and support your hormonal health. 

Why 100 days?  The maturation of the egg takes 100 days, which makes it a good time to notice changes in your body. 

HORMONE ALCHEMY ROOTED IN : 

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The Nervous System

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Menstrual Cycle Awareness

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Yoga

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Compassionate Inquiry

“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

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

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 DEVELOP MORE AWARENESS OF YOUR BODY 

 CULTIVATE MORE PRESENCE WITHIN YOURSELF

LEARN ABOUT THE WISDOM OF YOUR BODY

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

    • Nervous System Regulation 

    • Relationship between the Nervous System and your hormones 

    • Menstrual Cycle Awareness  

    • Compassionate Inquiry 

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

  • Hormone Yoga Therapy  

  • Somatic Practices 

  • Visualisations 

  • Meditations 

CREATE SPACE TO FEEL : DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FEELINGS 

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 

  • By listening to the wisdom of your body, tap into the power of self-healing

  • Witness your body healing itself as you connect with your inner wisdom 

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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 

BALANCE YOUR HORMONES, BALANCE YOUR LIFE 

During  the Hormone Alchemy program,  you 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. 

 

Together, we will create a path  to understanding your body, your mind and emotions and finding ways to live in a more balanced and attuned way so that your body can naturally restore your hormonal balance. . 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN
HORMONE ALCHEMY GROUP PROGRAM

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WEEKLY HORMONE YOGA CLASS

12 x Hormone Yoga Classes Online 

Each week we will meet for a 75 min hormone yoga class over GoogleMeets. 

Hormone Yoga Class Dates

(Tuesdays 7-8.15pm Irish time) : 

  • 26 November 2024

  • 3 December, 10 December, 17 December 2024

  • 7 January, 14 January, 21 January, 28 January 2025

  • 4 February, 11 February 2025, 18 February, 25 February

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LEARNING CIRCLES

6 x Hormone Alchemy Learning Circle Online

Every two weeks gather for 2 hours to study together during our Hormone Alchemy Learning Circle.

Learning Circle Dates

(Sundays 6-8pm Irish Time) 

  • 24 November  

  • 8 December

  • 5 January, 19 January  ​

  • 2 February, 16 February

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NEW MOON PROCESS CIRCLES

3 x Process Group

Once per month, we meet together on the New Moon. This is a space to share, process our learnings, support each other. We will meet in the evening times Irish Time 6.30-8pm. Availability will be checked with participants upon sign up.  

 

New Moon Circle Dates: 

  • Monday 30 December

  • Saturday 29 January 

  • Thursday 27 February 

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1:1 SUPPORT

Individual Sessions

Each participants is entitled to a minimum of 1 individual coaching session (or more depending on availability) 

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

― Dr. Gabor Maté 

JOIN HORMONE ALCHEMY PROGRAM 
starting 10 November

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12-WEEK
HORMONE ALCHEMY
GROUP PROGRAM 

Live Online 

12 Hormone Yoga Classes 
6 Hormone Alchemy Learning Circles  
3 Process Group Sessions 
1x1 Support 
Supporting materials

12-WEEK
HORMONE ALCHEMY PROGRAM 


12 Yoga Classes
6 Hormone Alchemy Learning Circles 
3 Process Group Sessions 
1x1 Support 

12-WEEK
HORMONE ALCHEMY
GROUP PROGRAM 

Live Online 

12 Hormone Yoga Classes
6 Hormone Alchemy Learning Circles 
3 Process Group Sessions 
1x1 Support 
Supporting materials

PAY IN INSTALMENTS 

 3 X €215 (monthly)

"To see the cycle as the enemy can set you up for more suffering.
But working with it and within its rhythmic imperatives can be your foundational path to healing." 

―  "Wild Power "by 
Alexandra Pope & Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer

 

FAQ

  • RED TENT GATHERING - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD, Monthly, the Sanctuary
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Gatherings : Friday, 7th June 7-9pm, the Sanctuary Saturday, 13th July 10.30-13.30 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!
  • FULL MOON CIRCLE - BULL ISLAND, 20 July 2024 7.30pm
    Join me and Jennifer for the Full Moon Circle on Saturday, 20th July 7.30pm in Bull Island! Book your spot here
  • EMBODIED YOGA - 4-week term in the Sanctuary, starting Wednesday 7th August
    Embodied Yoga Wednesdays starting 7th August, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.30-8.00pm Embodied Yoga focuses on strengthening your connection with yourself, increasing your ability to feel and experience yourself from within. In each class, we will explore the various layers of our being (the 5 koshas) through meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). €50 for 4 sessions (90 min each)
  • 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 a connection 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.
  • What is Hormone Yoga?
    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. You can read more about Hormone Yoga here
  • 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 Hormone Alchemy sessions ( learning circles, weekly hormone yoga, 1:1s) , 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. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in this work, you will definitely notice changes in the relationship with yourself, your body, your cycle and this will start showing up in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. 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. This program is 12 weeks and roughly 100 days which is the number of days that it takes for the egg to mature. This means that at the end of the program, if you have made changes to your life, you might be able to notice changes in your hormonal balance. Again, this all depends on you and is very individual. 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 Hormone Alchemy Program for?
    Hormone Alchemy Group Program is for women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, menstrual challenges as well as any physical or mental discomfort or pain that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for you if you seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and in yourself in order to support your path of healing and restoring your hormonal balance naturally. This program supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also an invitation to live more fully and more authentically. It aims to help you in feeling in charge of your wellbeing and your life. Hormone 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 amidst the challenges of life. This program supports you in restoring and maintaining inner balance. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, - you can make the booking here
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach created by Dr. Gabor Maté over several decades while working with both patients and retreat participants. This approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of mental and physical illness and addiction. I use this approach in our work helping you to create a connection between your mind and body so that you can support your hormonal balance.
  • What is Menstrual Cycle Awareness?
    Menstrual Cycle Awareness is a mindfulness tool, which helps you to be in tune with where you are in your cycle (which day, which phase/season) and how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you observe yourself through the different phases of the cycle for a number of months, you get to know your natural rhythms, fluctuations of your hormones and how all of this affects how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. Overtime, you can use this awareness to feel more empowered in your personal and professional life. The term Menstrual Cycle Awareness was created by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, the authors of The Wild Power and founders of the Red School. You can read more about Menstrual Cycle Awareness here
  • Should I attend all the sessions live? Will there be recordings available afterwards?
    I would encourage you (if possible) to attend all the sessions live. When we attend live sessions, we are more engaged with the process of learning and experiencing ourselves. However, if for some reason you cannot attend the live session, there will be a recording available for you afterwards, which you can watch at the time that works for you. All the recordings will be stored in one place and you can refer to them whenever you need.
  • Where does the Hormone Alchemy Program take place?
    The Hormone Alchemy Program takes place Online via GoogleMeets. 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.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Some aspects of this program will not be relevant to you if you are pregnant. The hormone yoga practice is not suitable for pregnant women. Some content we cover is related to menstrual cycle which won't be relevant to you in this moment but might be a good preparation for when your cycle has returned. If you are interested in aspects of this program, you could still join and we could discuss the possibility of offering you pregnancy yoga sessions instead of hormone yoga. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. If you want to discuss this, you can book a Free Connection Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    We will meet for our learning circle, roughly every two weeks. We will have a weekly hormone yoga class and also some space to process in a group. In between our meetings, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the different sessions and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. Each participant can also book a 1:1 coaching session with me where we can address your individual needs. If there is any extra support needed. you can reach out 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.
  • YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice so that you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Embodied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hormone Yoga classes. Check my offerings here
  • BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
    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. During the Body Alchemy Individual 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. Learn more here
  • PRIVATE YOGA
    1:1 yoga classes are more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • SISTERHOOD CIRCLES
    The Red Tent is a circle of sisterhood 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. Learn more about Circles of Sisterhood
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY MINDFUL LETTERS
    By joining the Seeds of Joy Community, you will receive bi-monthly Mindful Letters with all things related to yoga, wellbeing, mindfulness and staying connected to our true self. My aim with these is to share a bit of inspiration with you to live a more connected, vibrant and intuitive life and to share updates on upcoming events, workshops and other opportunities to connect. I don't like spam in my inbox and I plan not to spam yours! You can unsubscribe anytime! Sign up to receive Mindful Letters 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 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
  • What language is the Immersion Day for Expat Women facilitated?
    The language of the Immersion Day for Expat Women will be facilitated in English. Apart from English, Carolina speaks her native Portuguese and Anna speaks her native Polish as well as Portuguese. We are both very aware of the challenges involved in participating in something in English, which is not your native language. As we both have an experience living abroad, we ensure that the language we use is accessible for everyone and provide support wherever needed.
  • 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.
  • RED TENT GATHERING - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD, Monthly, the Sanctuary
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Gatherings : Friday, 7th June 7-9pm, the Sanctuary Saturday, 13th July 10.30-13.30 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!
  • FULL MOON CIRCLE - BULL ISLAND, 20 July 2024 7.30pm
    Join me and Jennifer for the Full Moon Circle on Saturday, 20th July 7.30pm in Bull Island! Book your spot here
  • EMBODIED YOGA - 4-week term in the Sanctuary, starting Wednesday 7th August
    Embodied Yoga Wednesdays starting 7th August, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.30-8.00pm Embodied Yoga focuses on strengthening your connection with yourself, increasing your ability to feel and experience yourself from within. In each class, we will explore the various layers of our being (the 5 koshas) through meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). €50 for 4 sessions (90 min each)
  • 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 a connection 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.
  • What is Hormone Yoga?
    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. You can read more about Hormone Yoga here
  • 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 Hormone Alchemy sessions ( learning circles, weekly hormone yoga, 1:1s) , 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. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in this work, you will definitely notice changes in the relationship with yourself, your body, your cycle and this will start showing up in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. 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. This program is 12 weeks and roughly 100 days which is the number of days that it takes for the egg to mature. This means that at the end of the program, if you have made changes to your life, you might be able to notice changes in your hormonal balance. Again, this all depends on you and is very individual. 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 Hormone Alchemy Program for?
    Hormone Alchemy Group Program is for women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, menstrual challenges as well as any physical or mental discomfort or pain that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for you if you seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and in yourself in order to support your path of healing and restoring your hormonal balance naturally. This program supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also an invitation to live more fully and more authentically. It aims to help you in feeling in charge of your wellbeing and your life. Hormone 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 amidst the challenges of life. This program supports you in restoring and maintaining inner balance. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, - you can make the booking here
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach created by Dr. Gabor Maté over several decades while working with both patients and retreat participants. This approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of mental and physical illness and addiction. I use this approach in our work helping you to create a connection between your mind and body so that you can support your hormonal balance.
  • What is Menstrual Cycle Awareness?
    Menstrual Cycle Awareness is a mindfulness tool, which helps you to be in tune with where you are in your cycle (which day, which phase/season) and how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you observe yourself through the different phases of the cycle for a number of months, you get to know your natural rhythms, fluctuations of your hormones and how all of this affects how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. Overtime, you can use this awareness to feel more empowered in your personal and professional life. The term Menstrual Cycle Awareness was created by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, the authors of The Wild Power and founders of the Red School. You can read more about Menstrual Cycle Awareness here
  • Should I attend all the sessions live? Will there be recordings available afterwards?
    I would encourage you (if possible) to attend all the sessions live. When we attend live sessions, we are more engaged with the process of learning and experiencing ourselves. However, if for some reason you cannot attend the live session, there will be a recording available for you afterwards, which you can watch at the time that works for you. All the recordings will be stored in one place and you can refer to them whenever you need.
  • Where does the Hormone Alchemy Program take place?
    The Hormone Alchemy Program takes place Online via GoogleMeets. 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.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Some aspects of this program will not be relevant to you if you are pregnant. The hormone yoga practice is not suitable for pregnant women. Some content we cover is related to menstrual cycle which won't be relevant to you in this moment but might be a good preparation for when your cycle has returned. If you are interested in aspects of this program, you could still join and we could discuss the possibility of offering you pregnancy yoga sessions instead of hormone yoga. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. If you want to discuss this, you can book a Free Connection Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    We will meet for our learning circle, roughly every two weeks. We will have a weekly hormone yoga class and also some space to process in a group. In between our meetings, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the different sessions and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. Each participant can also book a 1:1 coaching session with me where we can address your individual needs. If there is any extra support needed. you can reach out 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.
  • YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice so that you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Embodied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hormone Yoga classes. Check my offerings here
  • BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
    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. During the Body Alchemy Individual 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. Learn more here
  • PRIVATE YOGA
    1:1 yoga classes are more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • SISTERHOOD CIRCLES
    The Red Tent is a circle of sisterhood 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. Learn more about Circles of Sisterhood
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY MINDFUL LETTERS
    By joining the Seeds of Joy Community, you will receive bi-monthly Mindful Letters with all things related to yoga, wellbeing, mindfulness and staying connected to our true self. My aim with these is to share a bit of inspiration with you to live a more connected, vibrant and intuitive life and to share updates on upcoming events, workshops and other opportunities to connect. I don't like spam in my inbox and I plan not to spam yours! You can unsubscribe anytime! Sign up to receive Mindful Letters 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 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
  • What language is the Immersion Day for Expat Women facilitated?
    The language of the Immersion Day for Expat Women will be facilitated in English. Apart from English, Carolina speaks her native Portuguese and Anna speaks her native Polish as well as Portuguese. We are both very aware of the challenges involved in participating in something in English, which is not your native language. As we both have an experience living abroad, we ensure that the language we use is accessible for everyone and provide support wherever needed.
  • 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.
  • RED TENT GATHERING - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD, Monthly, the Sanctuary
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Gatherings : Friday, 7th June 7-9pm, the Sanctuary Saturday, 13th July 10.30-13.30 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!
  • FULL MOON CIRCLE - BULL ISLAND, 20 July 2024 7.30pm
    Join me and Jennifer for the Full Moon Circle on Saturday, 20th July 7.30pm in Bull Island! Book your spot here
  • EMBODIED YOGA - 4-week term in the Sanctuary, starting Wednesday 7th August
    Embodied Yoga Wednesdays starting 7th August, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.30-8.00pm Embodied Yoga focuses on strengthening your connection with yourself, increasing your ability to feel and experience yourself from within. In each class, we will explore the various layers of our being (the 5 koshas) through meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). €50 for 4 sessions (90 min each)
  • 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 a connection 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.
  • What is Hormone Yoga?
    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. You can read more about Hormone Yoga here
  • 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 Hormone Alchemy sessions ( learning circles, weekly hormone yoga, 1:1s) , 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. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in this work, you will definitely notice changes in the relationship with yourself, your body, your cycle and this will start showing up in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. 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. This program is 12 weeks and roughly 100 days which is the number of days that it takes for the egg to mature. This means that at the end of the program, if you have made changes to your life, you might be able to notice changes in your hormonal balance. Again, this all depends on you and is very individual. 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 Hormone Alchemy Program for?
    Hormone Alchemy Group Program is for women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, menstrual challenges as well as any physical or mental discomfort or pain that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for you if you seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and in yourself in order to support your path of healing and restoring your hormonal balance naturally. This program supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also an invitation to live more fully and more authentically. It aims to help you in feeling in charge of your wellbeing and your life. Hormone 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 amidst the challenges of life. This program supports you in restoring and maintaining inner balance. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, - you can make the booking here
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach created by Dr. Gabor Maté over several decades while working with both patients and retreat participants. This approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of mental and physical illness and addiction. I use this approach in our work helping you to create a connection between your mind and body so that you can support your hormonal balance.
  • What is Menstrual Cycle Awareness?
    Menstrual Cycle Awareness is a mindfulness tool, which helps you to be in tune with where you are in your cycle (which day, which phase/season) and how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you observe yourself through the different phases of the cycle for a number of months, you get to know your natural rhythms, fluctuations of your hormones and how all of this affects how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. Overtime, you can use this awareness to feel more empowered in your personal and professional life. The term Menstrual Cycle Awareness was created by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, the authors of The Wild Power and founders of the Red School. You can read more about Menstrual Cycle Awareness here
  • Should I attend all the sessions live? Will there be recordings available afterwards?
    I would encourage you (if possible) to attend all the sessions live. When we attend live sessions, we are more engaged with the process of learning and experiencing ourselves. However, if for some reason you cannot attend the live session, there will be a recording available for you afterwards, which you can watch at the time that works for you. All the recordings will be stored in one place and you can refer to them whenever you need.
  • Where does the Hormone Alchemy Program take place?
    The Hormone Alchemy Program takes place Online via GoogleMeets. 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.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Some aspects of this program will not be relevant to you if you are pregnant. The hormone yoga practice is not suitable for pregnant women. Some content we cover is related to menstrual cycle which won't be relevant to you in this moment but might be a good preparation for when your cycle has returned. If you are interested in aspects of this program, you could still join and we could discuss the possibility of offering you pregnancy yoga sessions instead of hormone yoga. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. If you want to discuss this, you can book a Free Connection Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    We will meet for our learning circle, roughly every two weeks. We will have a weekly hormone yoga class and also some space to process in a group. In between our meetings, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the different sessions and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. Each participant can also book a 1:1 coaching session with me where we can address your individual needs. If there is any extra support needed. you can reach out 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.
  • YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice so that you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Embodied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hormone Yoga classes. Check my offerings here
  • BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
    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. During the Body Alchemy Individual 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. Learn more here
  • PRIVATE YOGA
    1:1 yoga classes are more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • SISTERHOOD CIRCLES
    The Red Tent is a circle of sisterhood 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. Learn more about Circles of Sisterhood
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY MINDFUL LETTERS
    By joining the Seeds of Joy Community, you will receive bi-monthly Mindful Letters with all things related to yoga, wellbeing, mindfulness and staying connected to our true self. My aim with these is to share a bit of inspiration with you to live a more connected, vibrant and intuitive life and to share updates on upcoming events, workshops and other opportunities to connect. I don't like spam in my inbox and I plan not to spam yours! You can unsubscribe anytime! Sign up to receive Mindful Letters 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 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
  • What language is the Immersion Day for Expat Women facilitated?
    The language of the Immersion Day for Expat Women will be facilitated in English. Apart from English, Carolina speaks her native Portuguese and Anna speaks her native Polish as well as Portuguese. We are both very aware of the challenges involved in participating in something in English, which is not your native language. As we both have an experience living abroad, we ensure that the language we use is accessible for everyone and provide support wherever needed.
  • 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.
  • RED TENT GATHERING - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD, Monthly, the Sanctuary
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Gatherings : Friday, 7th June 7-9pm, the Sanctuary Saturday, 13th July 10.30-13.30 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!
  • FULL MOON CIRCLE - BULL ISLAND, 20 July 2024 7.30pm
    Join me and Jennifer for the Full Moon Circle on Saturday, 20th July 7.30pm in Bull Island! Book your spot here
  • EMBODIED YOGA - 4-week term in the Sanctuary, starting Wednesday 7th August
    Embodied Yoga Wednesdays starting 7th August, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.30-8.00pm Embodied Yoga focuses on strengthening your connection with yourself, increasing your ability to feel and experience yourself from within. In each class, we will explore the various layers of our being (the 5 koshas) through meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). €50 for 4 sessions (90 min each)
  • 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 a connection 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.
  • What is Hormone Yoga?
    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. You can read more about Hormone Yoga here
  • 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 Hormone Alchemy sessions ( learning circles, weekly hormone yoga, 1:1s) , 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. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in this work, you will definitely notice changes in the relationship with yourself, your body, your cycle and this will start showing up in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. 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. This program is 12 weeks and roughly 100 days which is the number of days that it takes for the egg to mature. This means that at the end of the program, if you have made changes to your life, you might be able to notice changes in your hormonal balance. Again, this all depends on you and is very individual. 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 Hormone Alchemy Program for?
    Hormone Alchemy Group Program is for women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, menstrual challenges as well as any physical or mental discomfort or pain that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for you if you seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and in yourself in order to support your path of healing and restoring your hormonal balance naturally. This program supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also an invitation to live more fully and more authentically. It aims to help you in feeling in charge of your wellbeing and your life. Hormone 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 amidst the challenges of life. This program supports you in restoring and maintaining inner balance. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, - you can make the booking here
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach created by Dr. Gabor Maté over several decades while working with both patients and retreat participants. This approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of mental and physical illness and addiction. I use this approach in our work helping you to create a connection between your mind and body so that you can support your hormonal balance.
  • What is Menstrual Cycle Awareness?
    Menstrual Cycle Awareness is a mindfulness tool, which helps you to be in tune with where you are in your cycle (which day, which phase/season) and how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you observe yourself through the different phases of the cycle for a number of months, you get to know your natural rhythms, fluctuations of your hormones and how all of this affects how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. Overtime, you can use this awareness to feel more empowered in your personal and professional life. The term Menstrual Cycle Awareness was created by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, the authors of The Wild Power and founders of the Red School. You can read more about Menstrual Cycle Awareness here
  • Should I attend all the sessions live? Will there be recordings available afterwards?
    I would encourage you (if possible) to attend all the sessions live. When we attend live sessions, we are more engaged with the process of learning and experiencing ourselves. However, if for some reason you cannot attend the live session, there will be a recording available for you afterwards, which you can watch at the time that works for you. All the recordings will be stored in one place and you can refer to them whenever you need.
  • Where does the Hormone Alchemy Program take place?
    The Hormone Alchemy Program takes place Online via GoogleMeets. 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.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Some aspects of this program will not be relevant to you if you are pregnant. The hormone yoga practice is not suitable for pregnant women. Some content we cover is related to menstrual cycle which won't be relevant to you in this moment but might be a good preparation for when your cycle has returned. If you are interested in aspects of this program, you could still join and we could discuss the possibility of offering you pregnancy yoga sessions instead of hormone yoga. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. If you want to discuss this, you can book a Free Connection Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    We will meet for our learning circle, roughly every two weeks. We will have a weekly hormone yoga class and also some space to process in a group. In between our meetings, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the different sessions and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. Each participant can also book a 1:1 coaching session with me where we can address your individual needs. If there is any extra support needed. you can reach out 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.
  • YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice so that you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Embodied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hormone Yoga classes. Check my offerings here
  • BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
    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. During the Body Alchemy Individual 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. Learn more here
  • PRIVATE YOGA
    1:1 yoga classes are more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • SISTERHOOD CIRCLES
    The Red Tent is a circle of sisterhood 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. Learn more about Circles of Sisterhood
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY MINDFUL LETTERS
    By joining the Seeds of Joy Community, you will receive bi-monthly Mindful Letters with all things related to yoga, wellbeing, mindfulness and staying connected to our true self. My aim with these is to share a bit of inspiration with you to live a more connected, vibrant and intuitive life and to share updates on upcoming events, workshops and other opportunities to connect. I don't like spam in my inbox and I plan not to spam yours! You can unsubscribe anytime! Sign up to receive Mindful Letters 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 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
  • What language is the Immersion Day for Expat Women facilitated?
    The language of the Immersion Day for Expat Women will be facilitated in English. Apart from English, Carolina speaks her native Portuguese and Anna speaks her native Polish as well as Portuguese. We are both very aware of the challenges involved in participating in something in English, which is not your native language. As we both have an experience living abroad, we ensure that the language we use is accessible for everyone and provide support wherever needed.
  • 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.
  • RED TENT GATHERING - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD, Monthly, the Sanctuary
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Gatherings : Friday, 7th June 7-9pm, the Sanctuary Saturday, 13th July 10.30-13.30 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!
  • FULL MOON CIRCLE - BULL ISLAND, 20 July 2024 7.30pm
    Join me and Jennifer for the Full Moon Circle on Saturday, 20th July 7.30pm in Bull Island! Book your spot here
  • EMBODIED YOGA - 4-week term in the Sanctuary, starting Wednesday 7th August
    Embodied Yoga Wednesdays starting 7th August, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.30-8.00pm Embodied Yoga focuses on strengthening your connection with yourself, increasing your ability to feel and experience yourself from within. In each class, we will explore the various layers of our being (the 5 koshas) through meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). €50 for 4 sessions (90 min each)
  • 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 a connection 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.
  • What is Hormone Yoga?
    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. You can read more about Hormone Yoga here
  • 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 Hormone Alchemy sessions ( learning circles, weekly hormone yoga, 1:1s) , 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. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in this work, you will definitely notice changes in the relationship with yourself, your body, your cycle and this will start showing up in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. 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. This program is 12 weeks and roughly 100 days which is the number of days that it takes for the egg to mature. This means that at the end of the program, if you have made changes to your life, you might be able to notice changes in your hormonal balance. Again, this all depends on you and is very individual. 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 Hormone Alchemy Program for?
    Hormone Alchemy Group Program is for women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, menstrual challenges as well as any physical or mental discomfort or pain that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for you if you seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and in yourself in order to support your path of healing and restoring your hormonal balance naturally. This program supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also an invitation to live more fully and more authentically. It aims to help you in feeling in charge of your wellbeing and your life. Hormone 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 amidst the challenges of life. This program supports you in restoring and maintaining inner balance. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, - you can make the booking here
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach created by Dr. Gabor Maté over several decades while working with both patients and retreat participants. This approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of mental and physical illness and addiction. I use this approach in our work helping you to create a connection between your mind and body so that you can support your hormonal balance.
  • What is Menstrual Cycle Awareness?
    Menstrual Cycle Awareness is a mindfulness tool, which helps you to be in tune with where you are in your cycle (which day, which phase/season) and how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you observe yourself through the different phases of the cycle for a number of months, you get to know your natural rhythms, fluctuations of your hormones and how all of this affects how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. Overtime, you can use this awareness to feel more empowered in your personal and professional life. The term Menstrual Cycle Awareness was created by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, the authors of The Wild Power and founders of the Red School. You can read more about Menstrual Cycle Awareness here
  • Should I attend all the sessions live? Will there be recordings available afterwards?
    I would encourage you (if possible) to attend all the sessions live. When we attend live sessions, we are more engaged with the process of learning and experiencing ourselves. However, if for some reason you cannot attend the live session, there will be a recording available for you afterwards, which you can watch at the time that works for you. All the recordings will be stored in one place and you can refer to them whenever you need.
  • Where does the Hormone Alchemy Program take place?
    The Hormone Alchemy Program takes place Online via GoogleMeets. 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.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Some aspects of this program will not be relevant to you if you are pregnant. The hormone yoga practice is not suitable for pregnant women. Some content we cover is related to menstrual cycle which won't be relevant to you in this moment but might be a good preparation for when your cycle has returned. If you are interested in aspects of this program, you could still join and we could discuss the possibility of offering you pregnancy yoga sessions instead of hormone yoga. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. If you want to discuss this, you can book a Free Connection Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    We will meet for our learning circle, roughly every two weeks. We will have a weekly hormone yoga class and also some space to process in a group. In between our meetings, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the different sessions and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. Each participant can also book a 1:1 coaching session with me where we can address your individual needs. If there is any extra support needed. you can reach out 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.
  • YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice so that you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Embodied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hormone Yoga classes. Check my offerings here
  • BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
    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. During the Body Alchemy Individual 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. Learn more here
  • PRIVATE YOGA
    1:1 yoga classes are more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • SISTERHOOD CIRCLES
    The Red Tent is a circle of sisterhood 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. Learn more about Circles of Sisterhood
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY MINDFUL LETTERS
    By joining the Seeds of Joy Community, you will receive bi-monthly Mindful Letters with all things related to yoga, wellbeing, mindfulness and staying connected to our true self. My aim with these is to share a bit of inspiration with you to live a more connected, vibrant and intuitive life and to share updates on upcoming events, workshops and other opportunities to connect. I don't like spam in my inbox and I plan not to spam yours! You can unsubscribe anytime! Sign up to receive Mindful Letters 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 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
  • What language is the Immersion Day for Expat Women facilitated?
    The language of the Immersion Day for Expat Women will be facilitated in English. Apart from English, Carolina speaks her native Portuguese and Anna speaks her native Polish as well as Portuguese. We are both very aware of the challenges involved in participating in something in English, which is not your native language. As we both have an experience living abroad, we ensure that the language we use is accessible for everyone and provide support wherever needed.
  • 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.
  • RED TENT GATHERING - A CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD, Monthly, the Sanctuary
    Red Tent Gathering - a Circle of Sisterhood Next Gatherings : Friday, 7th June 7-9pm, the Sanctuary Saturday, 13th July 10.30-13.30 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!
  • FULL MOON CIRCLE - BULL ISLAND, 20 July 2024 7.30pm
    Join me and Jennifer for the Full Moon Circle on Saturday, 20th July 7.30pm in Bull Island! Book your spot here
  • EMBODIED YOGA - 4-week term in the Sanctuary, starting Wednesday 7th August
    Embodied Yoga Wednesdays starting 7th August, The Sanctuary, Dublin 7 6.30-8.00pm Embodied Yoga focuses on strengthening your connection with yourself, increasing your ability to feel and experience yourself from within. In each class, we will explore the various layers of our being (the 5 koshas) through meditation, mantra, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana practice (yoga poses) and relaxation (savasana). €50 for 4 sessions (90 min each)
  • 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 a connection 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.
  • What is Hormone Yoga?
    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. You can read more about Hormone Yoga here
  • 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 Hormone Alchemy sessions ( learning circles, weekly hormone yoga, 1:1s) , 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. This is your journey and it is totally up to you how much time you want to invest in yourself.
  • When can I expect changes in how I feel, in my life?
    That depends on you. If you decide to invest time in this work, you will definitely notice changes in the relationship with yourself, your body, your cycle and this will start showing up in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. 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. This program is 12 weeks and roughly 100 days which is the number of days that it takes for the egg to mature. This means that at the end of the program, if you have made changes to your life, you might be able to notice changes in your hormonal balance. Again, this all depends on you and is very individual. 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 Hormone Alchemy Program for?
    Hormone Alchemy Group Program is for women who are experiencing hormonal imbalance, menstrual challenges as well as any physical or mental discomfort or pain that is affecting any area of their life. This program is for you if you seek to discover a sense of wholeness from within, develop more self-trust, more confidence in your body and in yourself in order to support your path of healing and restoring your hormonal balance naturally. This program supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also an invitation to live more fully and more authentically. It aims to help you in feeling in charge of your wellbeing and your life. Hormone 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 amidst the challenges of life. This program supports you in restoring and maintaining inner balance. If any of this sounds appealing to you and you feel drawn to this program, - you can make the booking here
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach created by Dr. Gabor Maté over several decades while working with both patients and retreat participants. This approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of mental and physical illness and addiction. I use this approach in our work helping you to create a connection between your mind and body so that you can support your hormonal balance.
  • What is Menstrual Cycle Awareness?
    Menstrual Cycle Awareness is a mindfulness tool, which helps you to be in tune with where you are in your cycle (which day, which phase/season) and how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you observe yourself through the different phases of the cycle for a number of months, you get to know your natural rhythms, fluctuations of your hormones and how all of this affects how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. Overtime, you can use this awareness to feel more empowered in your personal and professional life. The term Menstrual Cycle Awareness was created by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, the authors of The Wild Power and founders of the Red School. You can read more about Menstrual Cycle Awareness here
  • Should I attend all the sessions live? Will there be recordings available afterwards?
    I would encourage you (if possible) to attend all the sessions live. When we attend live sessions, we are more engaged with the process of learning and experiencing ourselves. However, if for some reason you cannot attend the live session, there will be a recording available for you afterwards, which you can watch at the time that works for you. All the recordings will be stored in one place and you can refer to them whenever you need.
  • Where does the Hormone Alchemy Program take place?
    The Hormone Alchemy Program takes place Online via GoogleMeets. 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.
  • Is this program for me if I am pregnant?
    Some aspects of this program will not be relevant to you if you are pregnant. The hormone yoga practice is not suitable for pregnant women. Some content we cover is related to menstrual cycle which won't be relevant to you in this moment but might be a good preparation for when your cycle has returned. If you are interested in aspects of this program, you could still join and we could discuss the possibility of offering you pregnancy yoga sessions instead of hormone yoga. I am a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and can support you on your journey to birth and welcoming a new life to this world. If you want to discuss this, you can book a Free Connection Call to discuss the details further.
  • How much support do I get in between the sessions?
    We will meet for our learning circle, roughly every two weeks. We will have a weekly hormone yoga class and also some space to process in a group. In between our meetings, you will have time to integrate what we covered in the different sessions and perhaps practice new ways of showing up for yourself, in the world. Each participant can also book a 1:1 coaching session with me where we can address your individual needs. If there is any extra support needed. you can reach out 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.
  • YOGA CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    My yoga classes aim to guide you to move beyond the asana (the physical poses) in your practice so that you can tap into something much deeper in your life. I offer Embodied Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hormone Yoga classes. Check my offerings here
  • BODY ALCHEMY INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
    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. During the Body Alchemy Individual 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. Learn more here
  • PRIVATE YOGA
    1:1 yoga classes are more personalised and gives you opportunity to dive deeper. My work is deeply rooted in body-mind connection, awareness, mindfulness and cyclicality. Private Yoga Sessions here Schedule a free consultation with me here
  • SISTERHOOD CIRCLES
    The Red Tent is a circle of sisterhood 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. Learn more about Circles of Sisterhood
  • GET NEWS AND RESOURCES DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH MY MINDFUL LETTERS
    By joining the Seeds of Joy Community, you will receive bi-monthly Mindful Letters with all things related to yoga, wellbeing, mindfulness and staying connected to our true self. My aim with these is to share a bit of inspiration with you to live a more connected, vibrant and intuitive life and to share updates on upcoming events, workshops and other opportunities to connect. I don't like spam in my inbox and I plan not to spam yours! You can unsubscribe anytime! Sign up to receive Mindful Letters 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 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
  • What language is the Immersion Day for Expat Women facilitated?
    The language of the Immersion Day for Expat Women will be facilitated in English. Apart from English, Carolina speaks her native Portuguese and Anna speaks her native Polish as well as Portuguese. We are both very aware of the challenges involved in participating in something in English, which is not your native language. As we both have an experience living abroad, we ensure that the language we use is accessible for everyone and provide support wherever needed.
  • 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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