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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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – An Invitation to Ireland

March 14th, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

March 17, is St Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national holiday.  In the spirit of holiday cheer we are offering a discount of €150 per person from now until April 17 for our Into the Mystic retreat. Prices start at €1750 and vary according to room choice. We’re thrilled to announce that our dear friend Spring will […]

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Yoga for Lifers

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Last December I visited a state prison in Northern California (Deuel Vocational Institute) and not only had the opportunity to teach yoga to inmates but also to talk with them afterward about their yoga practices. It was an incredibly profound and humbling experience. To a man they were articulate, eloquent and astute. In terms of […]

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Warrior Yoga

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Sunday, April 5, 1999. A couple of friends and I took the bus into the city center and hit one of our favourite bars. I clearly remember my outfit: black lacy underwear bought the previous year while on vacation in Chicago, a black sequined dress given to me by my dad for Christmas, knee-high black […]

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Reclaiming Joy

February 23rd, 2014 by Dearbhla Kelly

Like most long-term yoga practitioners and teachers, gratitude is the heart of my practice; yoga connects me to a wellspring of joy and brings meaning and depth to my whole life. Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It’s given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that was […]

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Photos by Robert Sturman

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