Bernie Kirrane

Bernie Kirrane (Atmamudra) discovered yoga in 1978.In 1983 she spent 8 months in India, during which time she visited a Sivananda ashram and took regular classes laeding to a regular practice of her own. In 1999 she completed her Teacher Training with Shraddhamurti and Chetanmurti (Galway Yoga Centre)certified by the Bihar School of Yoga, which celebrated its 50th year in Europe in 2013.

  

In 2009,after completing a 3 month residential course 'Sannyas Lifestyle' with the Yoga Association of Victoria,she took her first steps as a jignasu sannyasin or spiritual seeker at a special ceremony in Rocklyn Ashram,Victoria,Australia. Also in 2009,she taught daily yoga classes at the internationally renowned holistic resort, the Sanctuary on Koh Phangan, Thailand (www.thesanctuarythailand.com).She has taught ante natal yoga, yoga for special needs and children's yoga locally.

Maria Garvey 

is an experienced mindfulness practitioner and trainer engaged in ongoing teacher development with the I.M.A.

  

She has been engaged in the work of transformation, wellbeing and human resilience over many years and in many different contexts and has designed and delivered training, retreats and workshops to individuals, organizations and community groups both nationally and internationally.

  

Maria has been practicing Meditation since 1987 and has been teaching M.B.S.R and other mindfulness based practices to individuals, groups and organizations in Northern Ireland since Spring 2014.

  

Maria’s Meditation and MBSR teacher training include:
• “In the Stillness Dancing” - Christian Contemplation in Practice. (based on the work of John Main)
• M.B.S.R. Teacher training with the I.M.A. (Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches based in Germany)
• An 8 Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat for MBSR and MBCT teachers in Gaia House in South Devon
• Finding the Space to Lead - Mindfulness for Leaders Training (Janice Marturano) in the Garrison Institute in New York.
 
Maria’s deepest passion is that people know that they matter, no matter what. Her work is dedicated to empowering people and transforming lives and creating spaces where people can shine. She is committed to inspiring people to do what inspires them so that they have the lives they’d love to live.