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  • 7th November, 2017.Arts Council Next Generation of artists at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Couunty Monaghan.Pictured is dancer Laura Dowdall.Photo:Barry Cronin/www.barrycronin.com 087-9598549 info@barrycronin.com
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lllLaura Sarah Dowdall is the founder and inspiration behind Healing Yoga.

She is a somatic movement, yoga and wellbeing expert who has been interviewed for articles in the Health Supplement of the Irish Times, Positive Life Magazine, International Blogs on Inspiration and Wellbeing, on TV3 and Irish radio for her expertise working with adults and children.

She believes in an integrated approach to wellbeing through her expertise in dance, somatic movement practices, traditional yoga, wellness coaching, bio-energetic healing and transformational change processes.

Laura trained and works as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She integrates wellbeing and creative practice together to offer inspiring programmes that bring new vitality and an expanded sense of potential into peoples lives.

Dance Ability:

Laura created the dance project Running Blind in 2015, which provides creative dance workshops to people who are blind, deafblind, with learning difficulties, autism and acquired brain injuries. She provides weekly workshops to residents at the Anne Sullivan Centre for the Deafblind, Saint Michaels House for People with Acquired Brain Injuries and provides workshop programmes to members of the National Council for the Blind. Click here to read more about this work.

Adult Wellbeing:

Clients experience new insight, creativity, self-understanding and deep healing through individual coaching, holistic therapies, community and corporate workshops and retreats. Laura’s Vitality Retreats take place in February, June and November, as well as an annual international retreat each summer. Please click here for residential retreat testimonials.

Creative Wellbeing for Children:

She offers Creative Wellbeing Retreats for children over Easter mid-term and during school holidays for children from 6-10 years of age and 11-15 year old children as well as providing inhouse programmes to Schools, for more info see: www.healingyoga.ie/schools

Corporate Wellbeing and 1:1 Personalised Sessions:

Laura is a guest speaker and workshop facilitator for practical wellness, stress management, inspiring creativity, personal empowerment and holistic living topics.

She develops bespoke programmes that empower her clients with the practical skills to enable the release of tension, trauma, stress & anxiety. She assists those wishing to make positive life changes in any aspect of their life-enhancing their personal satisfaction, optimal health and realization of their true potential. These are the core intentions and indicators of success for the Healing Yoga organization.

Private consultations are customized to each person’s needs and aspirations- please see client reviews by clicking here.


Laura has had a previous professional career in marketing, communications, event management and business development working for the Irish international trade board in the USA, an entrepreneurial start-up in Ireland and an international legal firm in Germany provide her with strong commercial perspective and real-life understanding of the challenge to attain work-life balance, manage stress and achieve career satisfaction.

Laura studied international business and Italian in UCD and international negotiation, conflict resolution and cross-cultural change at Harvard University from 2007-2009. Laura has been teaching Yoga and Dance since 2011 and practicing as a Reiki therapist since 2010 and a life coach since 2014. She has an accredited diploma in Executive and Life Coaching, a higher diploma from Yoga Therapy Ireland, Dance certifications and continuous professional training in movement and somatic practices, energetic healing, tension and trauma release every year since. One of Laura’s core values are learning and development, she continuously travels and researches her field of work in order to bring new innovation and research to her students.

Originally from Dublin, Laura has spent years living, training, working and experiencing the cultures of different cities such as Boston, Rome and Berlin. Through her continuous personal development, desire to learn, life lessons and broad experience she has discovered powerful processes to share and hugely benefit others. Laura continually evolves her approach integrating new holistic elements to her practice through avid research and development.

Laura is an example of what self-belief, personal drive, positive psychology and affirmative practice can make possible! Shifting from a corporate role into full-time professional dance training involved huge changes on many levels, challenging normative behaviour and expectations.

Laura has pushed and tested herself through her international experiences, competitive dance training, artistic endeavours, holistic approaches to health and personal movement research, yoga and mindfulness self-practice. To connect with her please email, phone or add her on LinkedIn.


floor jumpLaura Sarah Dowdall is an independent performance artist, dancer, improviser and choreographer. With a background in drama, classical ballet and contemporary dance, Laura’s current interests lie in the realm of experimental physical performance, improvisation, film and site-specific installations across multidisciplinary art forms.

Practices of somatic experience, voice, embodiment, bio-energetic practice, holistic healing, improvisation and contact work stimulate Laura’s research and exploration.  Laura aspires to develop new avenues for audience engagement by breaking boundaries of hierarchy and expectation and seeks to inspire moments of personal awareness and awakening within her work.

To see more about Laura’s artistic practice, visit her dance website!



I have tried many different treatments and classes, but none have made me feel so welcome and valued. Laura understands each client so well, the improvements I’ve made in my lifestyle since I started yoga/reiki with Laura has been amazing. She is good for your soul.


I believe in life that everything happens for a reason and coming upon Laura in a random internet search for help with back pain was true testament of this hypotheses…from my first phone-call with Laura and her intuitive ear, she had a plan to help that would go beyond the manifesting back trouble that I was having … Over the last few months I’ve practised with Laura in her beautifully spirited gentle yoga classes.  Her classes along with her Reki practise give truly self nurturing techniques and rituals that everyone should have the benefit of both knowing and practising.


I am in awe of your healing concepts!

So happy to have found your class and am so excited to learn so much from you each week about somatic movement and healing exercises woven into yogic practices for my personal healing path.

I have already gained so much from the classes to help me on my personal journey, thank you!


Laura is a unique teacher and therapist. She is whole-heartedly devoted to what she does and to all the individuals she is teaching or treating. Her yoga classes helped me to better understand my body, to realize what was going on inside me and notice things that needed more attention. Her classes helped me to relax and lift my energy levels. I also received reiki from Laura; it was such a powerful experience and I would recommend it to anyone. I am thankful that I got introduced to the world of yoga, reiki and meditation by this special person.