He is classically trained in the Indian wisdom traditions of Yoga, Bhakti, Vedanta, and Tantric Shaivism, but his teachings come from his 25 years of personal transformation and serving others to find their authentic path to deep happiness. He is the founder and current director of Living Meditation Inc. in the USA and Adhishtana Living in Mumbai, India. His teaching style is dynamic and unique, approachable to students from all walks of life.
Harshada has been teaching meditation and self-empowerment to people all over the world in all kinds of venues since 1994. In 2003, Harshada initiated a first-of-its-kind pilot program at Mount Sinai Children’s Hospital using meditation as a therapeutic modality for young patients and their parents. On the faculties of Kripalu and Omega Institute, he is a regular contributor to numerous on-line blogs and magazines, and is currently authoring a book on meditation and personal transformation.
He is known for his teaching style, which is straightforward and easy going with an incredibly deep impact.
Judy is a New York based Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle coach and owner of Nourishing Solutions.
She helps women flourish by focusing on choices that nourish their mind, body & soul. Her goal is to empower women to cultivate a vibrant life where they feel fit, fabulous, and energized.
Judy specializes in woman’s wellness, guided cleanses, whole food nutrition, raw cuisine and diabetes lifestyle management. Judy offers wellness programmes for individuals, groups, schools and businesses. Nutrition programmes are delivered in person, via Skype, telephone and virtually.
Moira is known as the recombobulater.She recombobulates proactive people to positively change behavioural patterns that are stopping them from achieving success and freedom in all areas of their lives. She is the creator of Quantum Thinking Technologies which is a hybrid of personal development technologies that create profound and fast positive results, in other words they Recombobulate you!
Katherine (Kate) Connon
Kate is a rather unusual healer, a skeptical one. An ex Social Work Trainer from Belfast she lives in Westport, Co Mayo.
In 1990 while managing day services for clients with learning disabilities Kate discovered that she was awakening a remarkable healing gift that allows her clients, her anam cara, a very personal and direct connection to God. Her book, Healing Visions, First aid for the Soul, chronicles her journey from sceptic to healer over ten wonder filled years. She is in the process of writing her second book, “Jesus wears Bright Green Wellies”.
Kate was delighted to hear that Flourish Fest 2013 is happening and signed up to take part immediately.
Over the last 25 years Siobhan worked in a variety of leadership roles in the voluntary and sector in Northern Ireland. Alongside the day jobs she discovered the healing impact of yoga, meditation and personal development. As a result she is passionate about ensuring that a full range of effective healing tools and practices are available to everyone in Ireland who wishes to use them to support deep healing and a more joyful life.
She founded the Lighthouse Centre in Belfast to create a welcoming, healing space, especially for those who may not normally seek out such support. She also established the first Flourish Fest in 2012 and is proud to be this year’s Festival Director.
Siobhan is a qualified social worker and yoga teacher. She is a Master Usui Reiki practitioner and teacher and a licensed Art of Feminine Presence teacher.
Amanda isa trained coach, facilitator, Dru Yoga Teacher and licensed Art of Feminine Presence teacher. She has worked in the personal development arena for many years having studied with many of the leading transformational teachers in the world. Amanda in recent years has been more drawn to spiritual growth and recently founded Inner Solace, a heart centred business designed to help people find a deeper connection to themselves, to the Divine and to others.
Thomas and Siobhan Annang
Everyone’s first experience of rhythm is the heartbeat in the mother’s womb and we all have a heart beat. There is rhythm within each of us. Drumming affects us on all levels, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The aim of Releasing Rhythms is to allow participants to experience the thrill of making music in a group, resulting in only positive outcomes.
Releasing Rhythms specialise in Drum & Dance education, merging traditional African rhythms and movement with western styles and accessible teaching techniques.
Teresa is a qualified Anahata yoga teacher, who facilitates in health, well-being, community relations work and personal development in community settings, schools and youth groups.
Her love of yoga with dance prompted her to travel to the USA to train in Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea.
Funny to write about myself when all my life there has been that question “Who am I?” Well my journey has been through working as a nurse, midwife massage therapist,reflexologist and yoga teacher including pregnancy yoga, Being a daughter sister, wife and mother, a wonderful journey of challenges and joys. It was when I first encountered the Form Reality practice that I truly started to understand what this life is all about ..LOVE. It is my passion in life to meet myself and others deeply in that one Heart and bring it fully alive in every moment.
I have been a practitioner of The Form- Reality Practice since 2001 and teaching since 2009 and am now an Accredited Senior Teacher of The Form. The Form has been an amazing gift in my life. My partner and I share the Form regularly opening to deepening purpose of relationship and creating together.
Maria Garvey stands for the possibility that we can transform our lives and our world simply by transforming the way we see things! In all of her work she is committed to creating spaces where people shine and her focus is always on inspiring people to do what inspires them. She does this with people of different abilities as leader of L’Arche Ireland and Northern Ireland. She also offers leadership coaching sessions, leads international workshops and retreats. Recently she has been producing a documentary intended to be a context in which the people of Northern Ireland are revealed and can shine in a whole new way.
Karla Kelly House of Yoga
|House of Yoga is a method of fusing yoga asanas (postures) with house music via the breath.
The dynamic method encourages a busy mind to focus by co-ordinating and counting breath and beat in a balanced and even body movement.
House of Yoga has evolved from a class to a ‘method’ over the past few years of teaching the class.
Most recently in 2011 and 2012 the ‘method’ has evolved which is now forming self into a fixed and fluid practice.
|A lot of people practicing House of Yoga together, creates a bigger movement, a bigger breath, and creates a sense of ‘The House Of Yoga’ where we come together in unity to flow with the rhythm, the breath in a bigger collective ‘house’ or ‘space’.
By breathing in with the beats we’re ‘downloading’ the house music soundtrack, effectively drawing the feel good house music vibration deeper into the body.
House of Yoga is a light yet profound way of focusing the rhythm of dance music deeper into the body. As we balance our breath and even our movements to a set rhythm, we realign our core rhythm with the lightness of dance music. It’s a bodyparty!
House of yoga is dedicated to the alignment of breath, body and beat in a balanced wave of individual and collective unity.
Eileen Sweeney : Lead Therapist and Wellness Zone Coordinator
Eileen offers treatments in reflexology, aromatherapy massage, reiki and stress management.She has worked for more than 20 years in mental health and learning disability services and came to complementary therapies via her own personal journey. She has been a practicing therapist for over 10 years.
In addition to offering treatments Eileen will be ensuring that the Wellness Zone provides a sanctuary for festival goers to receive healing and energising treatments in the
beautiful surroundings of the Boathouse. Contact Eileen if you wish to participate as a therapist at this year’s festival. E mail Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org