July 15, 2019
On our second visit to this ridiculously progressive, earth-centred festival in the Rhodope, we were lucky enough to host our very own workshop, set around the theme of finding the juicy meeting point between our yang and yin selves. How recognition of these sides of our character, in our physiology, and as reflected in nature all around us, can help us come to a deeper understanding of both our inside and outside worlds.
We really went on a journey with our incredibly receptive audience, gazing out at the ridiculous beauty that is the Bulgarian high mountain landscape, we hope you enjoy this one!
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June 4, 2019
rebellious in nature in fact in person he comes across so naturally that when you're chatting to him you'd be forgiven for thinking he's just following the crowd. That couldn't be further from the truth.
He's a barefoot running coach too, a brand ambassador for Vivo Barefoot, and a fascinating man all round - check out his feed on Instagram @thenaturallifestylist to keep in touch with where his life takes him.
Stay tuned right till the end, where he tells the most amazing story about constellation therapy...it's worth the wait.
Also apologies for the sound on this one guys We're trying to get a better sound recording situation solved - but as it's outdoors, we will always have the elements there to challenge our technology...
May 31, 2019
We first met kitty in the Mesa healing tent at Meadows in the Mountains festival where she was a shining light of positivity and energy amidst the festival mayhem all around us.
Kitty is a woman of many talents: having trained in various styles of yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic healing, zen Thai massage and movement and organic healing. She also has the voice of an angel and has composed and sung her own yoga music available on her website :
We ended up sheltering from a lightning storm at the time our podcast was due to be shot outdoors and so the result is this slightly adhoc joint Ayurvedic consultation perched by a window in a bell tent looking out at the Bulgarian mountains with literally hundreds of other people strewn around us!
Join us on our wander into Ayurvedic principles, discover probably way too much information about Lydia and Finn’s personal health foibles and hear about our grand plans for personalized nut butters based on your Dosha!
May 17, 2019
West Cork is a funny spot...full of alternative thinkers and creative energies. It’s a rare thing when these qualities come together and have the space to breathe - such is the case within a store in Bantry called Organico.
Hannah and Rachel Dare are the actual trailblazers, like no kidding - they’ve been so far ahead of the curve in curating a creative and loving, buzzy and thriving food store that is in fact the hub of their community.
We got to chat to them about how to maintain creativity and a sense of play whilst managing the rigours of a family business, how they’ve learnt to put their happiness first to the betterment of their business, and we got all nerdy about their zero waste vision - what they’re currently doing to support this initiative and their action plan for a bright future.
Check them out at www.organico.ie and @organicobantry on social channels
May 12, 2019
Mixed Martial Arts brings up some strong emotions - some of us are addicted to the thrill of it, whilst for others it prompts revulsion and derision - what is the purpose of this overtly violent sport? Is there a positive role for MMA in modern society?
We had the lucky opportunity to speak with Coach John Kavanagh, one of the world's leading proponents of the MMA discipline, and head of SBG Ireland, (home to some of Ireland's top MMA athletes, including such figures as The Notorious Conor McGregor) on his approach to the sport, the evolution of his career both as an athlete and a coach, and how he sees MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training as a beneficial endeavour...maybe even for everyone..!!
April 30, 2019
In this episode we dive deep into the world, words and wisdom of Dublin based Yoga teacher, active birth coach and all round women’s empowerment guru Lou Horgan.
Pretty much anyone who has ever been pregnant in Dublin and looking to attend a pregnancy yoga class has heard of Lou or been pointed in her direction. Her classes are famous for making a long lasting impact not just physically but also mentally: coaching women in how to access their own inner power so that they can face their birthing time with confidence and trust in their bodies.
Lydia and Lou both trained together in “Womb yoga therapy for all stages of womb life” with the world wide respected women’s yoga teacher Una Dinsmore Tuli a number of years ago and in this chat we discuss the importance that work has had not just for them in learning to respect their own hormonal cycles but also for the women they teach.
To say that Lou embodies her work in the way she lives her daily life is perhaps an understatement; she is a truly authentic voice in an industry that is so often these days distracted by the glittery hype of the Insta-yogi generation.
Hosting classes,workshops and teacher trainings from the Shala in her back garden: Lou helps countless women to step into their power, connect to their inner wisdom and re-member the ancient lineage of female yogis and wisdom keepers that they are connected to.
Lou’s recommended reading list: ‘Women’s bodies Women’s wisdom’ by Dr Christiane Northrup,
‘Alchemy of Womanhood’ by Dolores Rice
‘Yoni shanti ‘ by Uma Dinsmore Tuli
To find out more about Lou’s work visit her website : https://www.louyoga.com/
April 27, 2019
We met Diana McCauley in the midst of all the wild going's on at Meadows In The Mountains, where a woman so grounded in homesteading, in genuine earthy wisdom that she should have seemed out of place. Except she didn't.
Just like the festival, Diana has carved her life out of the dirt through the dint of her own wit and wisdom, seeking out the necessary practical support from the world around her, from nature, and from using what seems to be her exceptionally tuned intuition as her guide.
We chat about her experience with herbs, the origin of her interest in natural parenting methods and her thoughts on the evolution of the world's attitude to managing their health.
Our conversation with her was wanderly as expected, and Diana takes it at her own pace, leaving time for reflection during our chat, allowing her thoughts to develop and take shape. She's clearly a woman who fully embraces her inner world, and it was lovely at the end of the podcast when she told us how much she enjoyed it and how surprised she was that she had so much to say!!