Mindfulness is turning your attention to the present. This gives a sense of clarity, inner calm and gentle compassion.
The father of Yoga Patanjali said: “Sthira Sukham Asanam” meaning a posture where you are delightfully stable.
The Centre is located in the serene countryside of Ireland. Boyne Valley is the most popular tourist attraction. Its proximity to Trim Castle and River Boyne makes it the perfect setting for uniting Mind, Body & soul.
The Centre was established in 2016 to cater for the need for wellness for the community and, soon our work saw exponential growth in International participants during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Centre is well equipped to provide Mindfulness-based stress reduction MBSR eight week course, Mindful Eating, Yoga classes, Meditation and Parenting sessions. The Centre also facilitates Day & weekend retreats.
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The founder of the Centre, Aparna Shukla, was born in India. She learnt yoga and meditation from the age of eight. Having spent many years in the Health profession in India and Ireland, she got to see the suffering through diseases and Medical Science is still looking for preventive approaches to health.
This Centre started as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern science to provide equal emphasis on both.
Aparna is a certified Mindfulness, MBSR & Yoga Teacher, a qualified Nurse, Midwife with a Masters Degree in Nursing and a yoga practitioner since her childhood. She started practising Raj Yoga in 2012 as a mental exercise and thought management. She subsequently became a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga, Teacher. Then decided to take up a course on "Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness" in 2015 from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and psychotherapy in Ireland. In 2016, Aparna studied Reflective Practice at University College Dublin. Her project was the Mindfulness workshop as she facilitates for INMO Professional Development Centre.
She has completed MBSR Teacher training from Mindful Academy Solterreno from Spain and continues to learn mindfulness with various courses such as " Self Compassion" & "Working Well Mindfully". She has done yoga philosophy teacher training with the Eire Vedanta Society.
Aparna regularly facilitates Mindfulness & Meditation workshops for the Professional Development Centre of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and other Health Service Executive Ireland training programs in many Indian Universities.
As a Mindfulness teacher, Aparna has trained Nurses, Midwives, HSE staff, INMO staff, Administration staff, IT professionals and Industrial relation officers, Physiotherapists, Health Care Assistants, Elderly care workers, PhD students at University.
She spoke in many International webinars on Yoga & Mindfulness to support people in their wellness journey.
𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫. 𝐀𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬. 𝐈 𝐬𝐨𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞. Catherine O Sullivan Cork, Participant, INMO Online Wellness Retreat
𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐣𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐮𝐩 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐬, 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. 𝐈𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 '𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭', 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝. 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝? 𝐬𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞, 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐬, From INMO Yoga Class