I took my first yoga class in Longford, January 2012. It was a wonderful experience in part due to a wonderful teacher. A few months later and wanting to enhance and deepen my practice I decided to undergo teacher training with no intention of actually teaching others for a long time. While at the training I jokingly said if I do any teaching work it will be with the elder community as they would be more in tune with my own pace.
After completing my training and returning home thinking that would be it, I was not back two weeks when I received a call asking if I’d like to lead a private group of retirees. Taking the leap I said yes, and, as they say, the rest is history.
Why am I sharing this with you right now? Well, the story has come full circle because the very space where I took my first yoga class has become our new home for Aontacht Yoga and Meditation in Longford.
We are now located in “The Round Tower” beside Tesco shopping centre (image below). Entrance is located beside GameStop. We also have a new schedule for October so make sure to take note of the new times.
A big thank you must be given to Michael Croghan (photographer) and Trish Kennedy (artisan) for allowing us the use of their space. Please check out their shop on the second floor and support local artists! 🙂
Thank you for visiting the website. My hope for this site is to be a source of information and inspiration. For the local community (Longford, Ireland), and also the worldwide community, too. Some of the pages (Yoga, Meditation, etc.) will contain somewhat static information which will be updated and added to when the time calls for it. They act as a brief introduction to my own personal understanding of the topic at hand. The main page, for the time being, will host live Facebook and Twitter updates, and the Blog section will act as a diary where I will post about happenings and teachings within my life and the life of Aontacht.
Aontacht (Gaelic for “Unity”) is the registered business name of my Yoga & Meditation endeavours. It is being operated as a non-profit organisation in the sense that all monies are being put back into the growth and development of the business, which also includes further training which will enhance the student-teacher experience in class, on the mat or on the cushion.
To briefly introduce myself, my name is Shea. I have a deep passion for Yoga, meditation, personal development and all things which promote peace and unity for all. Whilst training, I received the spiritual name of Nataraj. This is the name you will see in the blog-posts.
Feel free to contact me regarding anything on this site and I will respond as soon as I can and to the best of my ability.
In loving kindness,