Founder of both Saoirse Retreats and Arc Healing, for almost two decades now, Aisling
has been working with a variety of holistic therapies and practicing Yoga. She is a Master Teacher of Usui Reiki and is also an accredited Teacher with the Diana Cooper Foundation to master level. Her passion is to help people open up to the amazing healing energy available all around us. Creating and holding a loving and safe space for Training, treatments, classes and residential retreats is something that comes naturally. After practicing yoga for many years she decided to go expand her knowledge by training as an Aquarian Kundalini yoga teacher with the Jivan Mukta Academy and is certified by KRI. Following this she also studied and qualified as a pregnancy and children's yoga teacher completing her training in Russia with the Rainbow Yoga tribe. In 2017 she completed a 200hr Hatha YTT with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology and yoga philosophy with senior teachers Micheal McCann and Paula Flood.She facilitates an array of classes, workshops, training courses and sharing circles in Ireland and abroad. She combines her wealth of knowledge on complementary therapies with her passion for yoga/meditation and helping people to realize their true potential through positive thinking and attitude. In the summer of 2017 Aisling joined the team at Juicy Oasis Portugal where she teaches on Juice Master Retreats for Jason Vale. In 2018 she joined his Turkish team on the mountain top resort in Gocek. Although already a well established teacher, she continues her own journey as a student and travels to Rishekish in India often to explore the culture and traditions of this magical country. This brings her teacher training hrs to over 1000. Aisling has been awarded a Chartered level 1 member with Yoga Alliance UK, Yoga Alliance Professionals. Arc Healing workshops and retreats are now recognized as CPD with Yoga Alliance UK, Yoga Alliance Professionals. In 2019 Aisling continued her studies with the Jivan Mukta Academy and undertook the "Into the nucleus of sound" Gong Training. She also released her latest addition to overseas ventures to include a luxury Mexican retreat which will take place in February 2020.
I practiced Yoga as a child though I did not know then that it had a name. I moved my body and engaged with life in the way a child does before she ‘learns’ how to do so. I discovered Yoga as a practice nineteen years ago and though I considered it a physical practice at the time, intuitively, I understood that there is so much more to it than that. Over the years, I have practiced a number of different ‘styles’ of Yoga though I have come to realise that Yoga is Yoga – Union of Body, Mind & Breath. It is both an art and a science of successful living, which applies equally both on and off the mat. This is why I no longer ‘subscribe’ to any particular style. My understanding of Yoga has expanded so that my practice is not confined to my mat. I look for union of body, mind and breath everywhere in my life. In effect, my life has become my Yoga practice. My teaching journey brought me to the world of Body Mind Centering and the developmental movement patterns which can be observed in every human being from conception to death. Working with the developmental movement patterns has given me a wonderful framework to grow my practice and my teaching in a more fluid and natural way, with the freedom to explore and discover new ways of being in my body and of sharing my learning. Somatic Movement in the form of Hanna Somatics, added another piece to the jigsaw puzzle and I find that Somatics exercises not only complement my Yoga practice on every level, they also enhance my well-being by enabling me to move with greater ease physically, which translates into more clarity on a mental and emotional level. Thus, I began to bring more Somatic movement into my practice and my teaching through what I call Yoga Soma. On my path, I have come across many wonderful teachers, each of whom has given me the gift of their knowledge and experience through over 1200 hours of teacher-training in Yoga and Somatics. I am deeply grateful to all of my teachers for this gift and to my students also, who have taught me so much about what it is to be human. My own journey continues with passion and I enjoy sharing the precious gift of Yoga with others through my teaching.