The Stories We Weave…

September 15th, 2015 by Dearbhla Kelly

(Batt Burns Seanachie – traditional Irish storyteller) We humans love to spin a yarn, to weave a web of memories, facts, wishes, images and metaphors. A good raconteur can entangle us in their web, as they transport us to the near past or the distant future. The storyteller is the ultimate shaman, sublime conjurer of […]

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10 Ways Yoga Helps You Flourish

September 2nd, 2015 by Dearbhla Kelly

While the roughly 24 million adults who practiced yoga in 2013 (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/01/yoga-health-fitness-trends/23881391/) have unique life stories and dreams, one thing is common to all who continue to practice – we do so because on some level it makes our lives better. Ask anyone who practices regularly, or even somewhat sporadically, yoga improves your life. Yoga’s […]

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Neuroscience Meets Yoga

February 17th, 2013 by Dearbhla Kelly

 What is your definition of Yoga? D: I have come to understand hatha yoga as a system of practices using the body and the breath to go beyond the body and work with the mind. While practicing hatha yoga we get to transcend our feeling of duality/separation and experience non-duality, we get to experience ourselves as part of […]

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Ashtanga Impasse

October 16th, 2011 by Dearbhla Kelly

For about two years now I’ve mostly been practicing ashtanga yoga. That doesn’t mean that I’ve practiced it exclusively, I’ve taken plenty of yin, vinyasa flow, Jivamukti and other types of eclectic classes for various reasons and I don’t teach ashtanga, but in terms of feeling rooted in a practice, it has become ashtanga.  At […]

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The Eros of Yoga

March 4th, 2011 by Dearbhla Kelly

Most people probably understand the words ‘eros’ and ‘erotic’ as relating to sex. But this is not exactly right. ‘Eros’ is an ancient Greek word which, although applicable to the area of romantic love is also intended to cover other types of sensual arousal. Eros is what draws us in. It could be the beauty […]

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Photos by Robert Sturman