I have had a busy summer between looking after children’s craft activities at our wonderful local theme park, and having very many visitors stay with me from all over the world. I am so looking forward to teaching yoga again!
We have two new yoga venues added this winter. Staffordstown House and the new Navan yoga centre “Yoga with Roisin and friends”. I am excited to be teaching in both of them, they are very different. The Navan studio is brand new and modern, while Staffordstown is a beautiful unspoilt Georgian house, with a lovely energy. Our room facing directly west.
One of my many visitors this summer was German herbalist Brigitte Addington and her partner Thomas. I met Brigitte only briefly while staying at the Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre in Mysore, on my India trip last year. As they were visiting Ireland, they stayed with me for a few days and visited nearby Tara and Newgrange.
Brigitte is very knowledgable and took me on a walk around my garden showing me what I could eat (nearly all of it!) One of the many edible “weeds” or more correctly-herbs- that inhabits my plot is Horsetail, which instead of throwing away, I am now taking as a tea, which Brigitte tells me is good for bones hair, nails and cartilage… and yes I believe her, she looks super healthy!
I would recommend looking at Brigitte’s web site. And if you find yourself in Germany or India, one of her herbal walks would be an informative treat!
This week in class we will be practicing one of my favorite kriyas for the nervous system and glandular balance. And we will also be practicing a meditation this month for healing ancestral karma.Tea after will be an infusion of the herb Angelica, recommended and harvested by Brigitte. It is wonderful for the nervous system and calming the nerves, and tastes good too!.
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