This is my website, a blog about practicing and teaching yoga in the west of Ireland. I am an American and a long-time resident of this lovely wet, wild, mucky island, which I now consider home.
Knowing how to start just about anything, never mind a blog, can be a big problem for me. I suspect I am not alone in this. And why start a yoga blog when there are so many such places to visit on the internet? There are thousands of yoga blogs, yoga websites, yoga Instagram stars who have a helluva lot more experience than me and are a lot easier on the eye.
I thought I would like to share some of the ideas I have formed about yoga and life. I sat with this idea for awhile, but still couldn’t figure out the why part. This is where I got stuck — and stayed stuck for a few months.
I’d like to say that I finally figured out why I am starting this journal, because that’s what this yoga blog really is. But I still haven’t come up with an answer. I resigned myself to the fact that I probably won’t start with a perfectly drawn logo or website, or lovely photos of me doing perfect handstands on Instagram (chance would be a fine thing as I fall to the floor for the 10th time cursing…). But I feel compelled to tell the story as it goes along, so forgive me if I cannot tell you why. Perhaps the why will come to me later. And I’m ok with that.
Some of the ideas I plan to share are my thoughts and ideas as a new yoga teacher, struggles (and progress) with my own yoga practice, sharing reviews of yoga workshops and related courses I do (I love going to new places for workshops!), as well as reviews of books about yoga and online content I might enjoy and recommend.
I am passionate about yoga and truly believe it is a great practice for life. I can see how every single person I meet could in some way benefit from having a little (or a lot) of yoga in their lives. My personal feeling is that being passionate about something doesn’t necessarily mean being overly serious. I like my yoga and my life best when I have a bit of fun as well. Anything too serious would defeat the search for the lightness I seek.
I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes us!