Brahman, Biochemistry and Bliss

November 28th, 2017 by adminDY17

4am Easter Sunday, my childhood home in Dublin. I couldn’t have known it then but my mother, terminally ill with cancer, would be dead six weeks later. I’m in her bedroom trying to calm her down and get her to understand her tablet regimen. Every time I’d get to the end of explaining the sequence […]

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The Stories We Weave…

September 15th, 2015 by adminDY17

(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 adminDY17

While the roughly 24 million adults who practiced yoga in 2013 ( 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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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – An Invitation to Ireland

March 14th, 2014 by adminDY17

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 adminDY17

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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