We have been lucky to help people from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations.
Most client relationships are private, but here are a few organisations we've worked with to offer a flavour of the diversity of background of the people we help.
Kilkea Castle (luxury hospitality, Ireland)
Rabobank (agriculture focussed cooperative bank, UK)
Federation Francais de Tennis (national sports body, France)
Powerbike (electric bicycle start-up, UK)
BBH (luxury hospitality, Malta)
Lisnavagh House and Gardens (wedding venue, Ireland)
Bunbury Boards (hand-made products from traced timber, Ireland)
FLI-International (formerly Carlow Precast, conrete engineering, Ireland)
Vendemia (organic wine retail, Ireland)
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Everyone who has done Natural Connections gives it an "A" grade! Here are some comments shared annonymously via feedback forms:
"I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The deep thinking will help me to be a better teacher!"
"An excellent course! I thoroughly enjoyed the week... a lovely way to end a busy year... keep up the good work!"
"A lovely week, good company, space to think!"
"Thought provoking sessions in afternoons. Challenging thinking. Yoga ideas are useful for the classroom" -
"The venue was very in-tune with the idea of the course".
"It's good to embrace difference. Loved, loved, loved the thought provoking sessions and challenging conformity. Very respectful hearing of all ideas."
"Really enjoyed yoga, discussion on biomimicry, food miles and biodiversity".
"I definitely will use some of the yoga poses and breathing exercises in school. I also found the brainstorming and discussion led by Tom very interesting and thought provoking."
"Very relaxing yet stimulating setting."
"Really enjoyable - wonderful venue. Great to have space and time to think about and discuss wider issues."
"Very beneficial. Thank you."
Activities will take place in a large (10m diameter) Tent of Friendship, organic walled garden and ancient woods (SAC designated) along the banks of the Slaney.
Clothing should be practical allowing movement and comfort. Given our changeable weather layers are recommended as well as a waterproof jacket and walking shoes or boots. If you have work gloves bring them along.
Pam has been qualified and teaching yoga for 17 years. She also has a degree in Literature and an MBA and is a figure skating instructor.
She teaches and designs yoga classes, retreats, and workshops for adults, teens, children, including YogArt summer camp for children and Lisnavagh's Yoga & Sleep retreats.
Tom qualified as a financial engineer and did venture capital before changing course nearly two decades ago to develop holonic ideas for living and work.
Please book here: www.Astraea.net/shop
Tom 086 817 9238 Pam 086 089 1141
The indicative schedule is as follows:
|Morning||Welcome and Introduction|
|Introduction to yoga and mindfulness: Ancient origins, modern science, current practices.|
|Mindful meditation. Introduction to Yoga-based mindful movement.|
|Introduction to and practice of reflective journaling (compatible with SSE).|
|Tuesday||Morning||Participant's personal practice. Preparing to teach: Planning and testing mindful movement.|
|Afternoon||The role of education and SPHE|
|Wednesday||Morning||Participant's personal practice. Explore use of resources and storylines to practice mindful responses.|
|Afternoon||The mind, its role in physical and emotional development: personal, social, globally.|
|Thursday||Morning||Self-practice with peer support. Incorporate physical characteristics, and emotion in children's yoga-based movement.|
|Afternoon||Alternatives to competition.|
Review of personal practice.
Mindful eating exercise
Mindfulness for children
|Afternoon||Natural systems in action.|
Please book here: www.Astraea.net/shop
Tom 086 817 9238 Pam 086 089 1141