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LAURA SARAH DOWDALL: Lead Facilitator

Laura is a Wellbeing Expert and Social Entrepreneur passionate about bringing people out of their head and into the heart of what truly matters most, be that career, family life, personal wellbeing or the fulfilment of a life goal!

Laura believes in an integrated whole-person approach to wellbeing that supports mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

She creates bespoke programmes that empower clients with practical skills to enable the release of chronic pain, tension, stress and anxiety; support positive life-changes in career, lifestyle and health; and enhance personal satisfaction and realisation of potential.

Laura has been interviewed and written articles for The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Positive Life Magazine, International Health Publications, TV3 and Irish radio.

For more than ten years, Laura has trained and worked as a professional practitioner of Yoga, Meditation, Somatic Movement, Contemporary Dance, Authentic Life Coaching, Family Constellation Work and as a Reiki Master.

Her 360′ awareness of all aspects of wellbeing enables her to create powerful transformational programmes for clients around the world.

She works one to one, in group and workshop settings with individuals, teams and organisations. Laura facilitates inspiring workshop and retreat events focused on body intelligence, the power of creativity, resilience and the 360′ approach to wellbeing.

Background:

Laura achieved a First Class Honours Degree in International Commerce and Italian from the Business School at University College Dublin, and completed postgraduate studies at Harvard Business School in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Before concentrating her career in Wellbeing and Social Entrepreneurship- Laura worked internationally in Marketing and Business Development for Enterprise Ireland throughout the USA, Tech Start-Ups in Ireland and Dentons Law Firm in Germany.

Laura sustained her passion for dance and holistic approaches to wellbeing throughout this period. After leaving corporate work-life, she fulfilled her ambition to train as a professional dancer and work within the industry as a performer and choreographer. Laura was selected as recipient of the prestigious ‘Next Generation Artist’ Award from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2017.

Throughout her time in the Arts, Laura continuously developed her wellbeing skills completing a two year Diploma with Yoga Therapy Ireland in 2012, Reiki and Seichim training to Masters Level from 2009 – 2016, a Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching in 2016, Advance level Family Constellation Work Facilitator Certification from 2017 – 2019 and continuous studies in Clinical Somatic Movement Education.

Laura is recognised by the Social Entrepreneurs Academy as an impactful Social Entrepreneur for her Dance Ability Programme that gives people who are Blind and deafblind access to the wellbeing and social benefits of Dance. This accessible dance project featured as the cover story of the Health Supplement in The Irish Independent in 2017.

Laura is the founder of the Creative Wellbeing for Schools Programme, which has been rolled out to Primary and Secondary Schools, Senior Colleges as well as Health Organisations supporting children and adults with additional needs. The programme provides training for students, teachers, parents and families.

Laura believes that continuous professional development, personal practice and active research is integral to offering the best service to her clients. Laura practices what she preaches and is very down-to-earth, personable and motivational in her approach.

“Incredible, Mind-Blowing, Freeing, Beautiful, Full of Love. Laura is incredibly gifted and very inspiring. This was pure joy! It is for anyone wanting to feel free!”– Niamh, Corporate Team Workshop for International NGO

To connect with Laura- please email laura@healingyoga.ie or add her on LinkedIn.

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CONOR KELLY: Cranio-Sacral Therapy & Acupuncture

Conor is passionate about helping you to overcome any obstacles to your health and wellbeing. Whether in the area of pain management, or physical and emotional issues, his approach honours the connection between wellness of mind and wellness of body. Conor has trained under various Colleges of Chinese Medicine both East & West,Body Intelligence Dublin and National School for Remedial Therapy.

He has many years of formal study and clinical experience under his belt. Also, his personal journey into the Cranio-sacral method and Chinese Medicine has given him a deep understanding of the benefits and rewards of these methods, and also the questions that might arise for you.

Conor uses a gentle, therapeutic approach that is customised to your individual needs. He looks forward to working with you to transform the quality of your emotional and physical energy, so that you can experience life with a renewed zest – something that we all deserve.

To connect with Conor email conorkelly.tcm@gmail.com or see his website: www.conorkelly.ie

TOM TOHER: Sound Healer

Tom Toher is a Sound Healer and Energy Medicine practitioner. He trained with Master Tibetan Bowl teacher Suren Shrestha from Nepal, and is a certified sound healer from the Atma Bhuti School of Sound and Vibration. He uses Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tuning Forks, Gongs, Drums, Voice and other instruments to rebalance the body’s energy system, reduce stress and anxiety and restore health and wellbeing. Tom is passionate about the power of sound and vibration and how it can be used for healing on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and for personal transformation and the expansion of consciousness.

He has a busy practice, “Restore Rebalance Energy Healing” at The Calm Rooms in Monkstown, Co Dublin. He offers Sound Healing sessions for individuals, couples and small groups. He runs weekly Sound Meditation groups and monthly Sound Baths both at the centre and at a number of yoga studios throughout Dublin.

He also offers Acupuncture, Reiki and other Energy treatments. Tom has worked within school settings, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmes and has presented his Sound Bath as part of wellness days in the  corporate world.

Follow Tom on Instagram: @restorerebalance Facebook: @RestoreRebalanceTom

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.

BRID

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.

MAUREEN

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!

BECKY

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.

ELLA

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