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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Tel: 046 90 60600.

Exam dates confirmed as follows:
Navan School
Saturday May 27th all written exams: Please keep day free
Sunday May 28th Practical ITEC Exams: Please keep full day free (9am-7pm- both days)

Dundalk School:
Wednesday May 24th: All written and practical exams -keep complete day and evening free (9am-9pm)

Equinox today - ceremony at 3.30 in green tara college all welcome- Sunday


Monthly Groups & therapy shares

1st Thursday of the month - Reiki Share
open to anybody who has learned reiki in the presence of a reiki teacher anywhere from any tradition from level one to master level
All very welcome;
6.30- arrival for guided reiki meditation (6.45-7.20pm)
7.30- reiki healing circle to the world
7.45- reiki swap (give and receive reiki)
9.15 -sharing, questions, answers,
9.30 -tea/coffee/social
Contribution: €10.00 only
Facilitator: Majella Fagan

Second Thursday of the month - Reflexology Network
open to anybody who has a diploma in reflexology learned anywhere. (students most welcome but must work on each other)
All very welcome;
7.15- arrival for guided reiki meditation
8.00- reflexology swap
9.15 -reflexology sharing, questions, answers,
9.30 -tea/coffee/social
Contribution: €10.00 only

Second Thursday of the month - Therapy Swap
pen to anybody with a holistic therapy or energy therapy
All very welcome, angels/reiki/reflex/massage etc;
Here we will be open to swapping and receiving our desired treatment and learning more about all the differenttreatments on offer.
7.15- arrival for guided reiki meditation
8.00- Therapy swap
9.15 -reflexology sharing, questions, answers,
9.30 -tea/coffee/social
Contribution: €10.00 only


Fourth Thursday of the month -The Calliagh's Women's Group
7.30 pm
- all women welcome from all traditions
Facilitators: Christina Swan

Dark Moon Ceremony - a ceremony of - renewal/letting go /release = freedom
Facilitator: Christina Swan
Once every three months on the dark moon includes fire on Tara
Contribution: €10.00

Carmel Finnegan www.swanlaneyoga.com

Tuesday mornings from 10am-12pm starts 17th January 2015 incorporating mindfullness

General Yoga classes are suitable for all levels, both beginners and the more experienced. During each class we will explore different Yoga postures or Asana as well as breathing and relaxation techniques in a non-competitive welcoming environment.
Please contact me for further information,


About Carmel:
I am a qualified Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga tutor. I trained as a therapist in Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage and Reflexology. I became a tutor at Green Tara College having gained training qualifications from ITEC, NUI and the National University of Maynooth. I also hold qualifications in Pregnancy Reflexology, Reflexology for Cancer Care, Yoga for Cancer Care, Infant/Baby Massage, Mindfulness Meditation, the Art of Stillness in the Classroom and Hot Stone Massage.

My love of yoga started in 1995 when I was pregnant with my third child. My first introduction to yoga was under the tutelage of Ann Marie McGlinchey who is a founder of the Yoga Society of Ireland. Although this was not a Pregnancy Yoga class; the breathing practices, the relaxation and the emphasis on increased ‘awareness of body’ helped me greatly with the physical demands of pregnancy, labour, birth and recovery. I continued to go to Yoga classes on a regular basis and my love of Yoga grew. After completing a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course with YTI I then went on to complete courses in Yoga for Cancer Care and Pregnancy Yoga.

I have been working in Complementary Therapy for a number of years now and have always had a great interest and belief in Holistic Health and Healing. In order to function in the world as well-adjusted and happy individuals we need to achieve an interactive harmony between mind, body and spirit. Our emotions often have an indelible effect on our bodies over time. When our emotions impact negatively on us; our bodies can help us to heal using various therapeutic techniques. It is, therefore, vital that we nurture our bodies by adopting a positive attitude, eating a balanced diet, keeping as fit as possible and living in as healthy an environment as possible. The philosophies of the peoples of the Eastern cultures are often more focused on health and wellbeing as part of a daily regime. While we in the West frequently tend to wait until our bodies are under stress or we are suffering before taking positive action. But we can alter our philosophy of life and health to be more in keeping with that of the East by looking towards the benefits of prevention and daily healthy practices.

My ethos is one of support and warmth and I believe that my Yoga Classes and Therapies revolve around helping my students get in touch with ‘who they really are’; to assist them in finding balance and harmony in their lives. My aim is to help them create a sanctuary – where mind, body and spirit get a chance to recharge and relax; to reap the benefits of Yoga and of the Treatments offered in a fun and enjoyable way.

I deeply believe in the power of the practices I teach and I am passionate about my work and continually endeavour to expand my knowledge and skills.

I conduct Yoga classes for all levels of fitness and ability in Trim, and Navan and I work as a Holistic Therapist from my own home in Navan. I teach Pregnancy Yoga and Baby Massage Classes and I also take 5th year and leaving cert students for an ‘Art of Stillness in the Classroom’ course.

“I am passionate about yoga and living a balanced lifestyle and I am very enthusiastic to share the experience and benefits with others.”


Trimgate Street & Preston Place, Navan, Co. Meath - Click to view photos


Anatomy notice

Hi see this great web site - www.getbodysmart.com/ap

An Amazing Anatomy show

Anatomy for Beginners TV Show:

Channel 4 Online holds TV documentaries showing a human dissection, focusing on four different anatomical systems:


Animal Wonder section

The Hippopotamus & the Tortoise..with a wonderful message

"Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed" - Rachel Naomi Remen, MD*

NAIROBI- A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa, officials said. The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.

"It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park, told AFP.

"After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the ecologist added.

"The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu added. "The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years," he explained.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

This is a real story that shows that our differences don't matter much when we need the comfort of another.

We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God, "Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together."

Save the Earth. it's the only planet with chocolate.

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."

Do animals have souls?

As you all know I am a great animal lover and you have to see this clip - look for Christian the Lion on U Tube it is amazing!

Our aim is to offer you excellent training at the highest standard in a personal supportive way. We operate an open door policy and our commitment is to help you in any way we can to achieve your goals and dreams.


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