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LAURA SARAH DOWDALL: Lead Facilitator

Laura Sarah Dowdall is a somatic movement, yoga, dance and wellbeing expert who has been interviewed and written articles for the Health Supplement of the Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Positive Life Magazine, International Blogs on Inspiration and Wellbeing, TV3 and Irish radio for her expertise working with adults and children. Her clients have ranged from the age of 2 – 95 years of age, to-date.

Laura develops bespoke programmes that empower 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.

Laura believes in an integrated approach to wellbeing through her expertise in body-based practices that support mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. She works one to one, in group and workshop settings with adults and children in schools, health organisations and residential centres for adults with additional needs. 

Laura is the founder of Healing Yoga, Creative Wellbeing for Schools and the Running Blind Accessible Dance Project. Laura faciliates inspiring workshops for schools and organisations focused on embodiment, creative expression, inclusion and integration.

The Running Blind Dance project is a socially-engaged initative that gives people of all abilities and ages access to the wellbeing and social benefits of dance. It featured as the cover story of the Health Supplement in The Irish Independent in 2017. This integrated community programme particularly invites people who are blind, deafblind and deaf to dance and feel more integrated into their communities. This programme has been recognised by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland as an initiative impacting social change in Ireland.

Laura is a professional dance artist, she was selected for the prestigious Next Generation Artist Bursary Award by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2017, and has been awarded Dance Residencys to develop her work at Rua Red Arts Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie Arts Centre, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Tipperary Dance platform as well as arts venues in the USA, France and Germany. Laura began her dance edudcation from the age of four and continued her studies in classical and contemporary dance training in Ireland, Scotland and Germany. She has performed and choreographed in Europe and the USA.

Alongside her Dance training, Laura continued holistic studies completing training in Yoga Therapy (2011), Reiki Masters (2010), Executive and Life Coaching (2014), Family Constellation Facilitation (2019) and is currently completing a Clinical Somatic Education Diploma.

Before concentrating her work in the Arts and Wellbeing- Laura worked internationally in Marketing and Business Development after achieving a First Class Honours Degree in International Commerce and Italian as well as completing studies at Harvard Business School in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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.

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

“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!”

– Workshop participant, 2017.

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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