I'm an astrologer, Āyurvedic lifestyle counsellor and yoga teacher. I have over 25 years of training and experience in astrology, Āyurveda, fitness, yoga and meditation.
I trained in various yoga schools throughout Ireland and India for the past 25 years, qualifying as a yoga instructor in 2008 and as a fitness instructor with the University of Limerick in 2015. I studied Āyurveda with the American Institute of Vedic Studies and at the International Academy of Āyurveda in Pune, India.
I have always been passionate about movement, from freestyle movement in my early years to more formal training more recently.
My training and experience in coaching beginners to advanced yoga practitioners and teachers has helped me understand how different bodies tend to move and how this can be adjusted to suit, preventing injury and illness, making exercise more productive and supportive.
Vāyu is Sanskrit for the 'deity of life', breath and movement; of the body and Prāṇa; the life force.Vāyu can be translated as wind or movement, Veda as knowledge or science. Vāyuveda can be translated as the 'science of movement' or 'science of breath'. The symbol used in the name is the alchemical symbol for wind.
This force can be seen in the movement of the planets, too; an awareness of which gives us insights into the myths of astrology and how we are living out these myths as our personal stories. Vāyu is the deity that rules the lunar mansion or star sign, Svātī. One of the symbols for this sign is a sword, representing the diversification of the life force as it enters the body and becomes the 5 winds (vāyus). Lord Vāyu is the father of Lord Hanumān, the deity of strength and courage.