Yoga Classes, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

January 2016 sees a new year, a fresh start and a new yoga term here in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Whether you are a total beginner or hoping to develop your existing yoga practice there’s a class for you.

2016 January Yoga Term. 

Tuesday 5th January. 10.15am. Introduction to Yoga and Self Care.

Wednesday 6th January. 7.30pm. Evening Gentle Yoga.
Wed FULLY BOOKED – Join the waiting list or drop in standby list.

Thursday 7th January. 10.15am. Beginners and Continuers Yoga Class.

Thursday 7th January. 11.30am. Strong Yoga.

January is a 4 week term. €40 for 4 weeks or €12 per week subject to availability.
Taking bookings now for 2016 classes.

Venue : Rebecca Allen Clinic, The Studio, over Quidsworth, Main St.

Call 086 8789546 to book your place.

Vrksasana on the beach

Vrksasana on the beach

Just Be

Just Be

Just Be

Where My Road Should Be!

During the night, storm Desmond rained on us, a lot. This morning the route I planned to take was flooded. My path was blocked. I had a go at passing through. I opened the door of my car so I could see how far up the water was coming, and drove slowly. At a certain point it was definitely time to retreat. I knew I could get to where I wanted taking another road but it meant back tracking and adding an extra 10 minutes onto my journey. I might be a bit late for my course. I reversed out of the water, driving slowly so as not to splash water up underneath the car. Then, instead of rushing to make up for lost time, I stopped, and looked, and listened.

The sky was amazing, streaked with ripples of white cloud and ribbons of blue. The reflections in the water, where my road should have been, were breathtaking. The air was fresh and clean.  Even the sound of birds calling were clearer.

So often in life, things take a different direction to the one we had planned or hoped for. Obstacles appear, circumstances change, priorities evolve and the route we thought we were travelling changes.  The destination can change too.

Such simple daily events can offer insight to how we live and the habits we perpetuate. My initial instinct was to push on through, or rush along another route putting my foot to the floor to make up for the lost time. Remember meditation and how to take it out into daily life. Remember to stop, to breath, to be. Don’t miss the beauty in the moment, even the challenging ones, when life isn’t going according to your original plan.

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Where Does The Heat Come From?

RA hands 1This is a question I am often asked during a Shiatsu or healing massage. Sometimes I’m not aware that the heat has started channelling energy until the recipient mentions it. Everybody has the potential to use this healing gift, it’s not exclusive to just some individuals.

Most Mothers instinctively use it, placing hands on their childrens aches and pains to soothe them. To begin using it, place both hands lightly on the person you are treating.

Sit or stand in good postural alignment, so that the energy can flow unrestricted through you. Wear flat shoes, or no shoes, so you can solidly ground downwards. Bring your focus to the crown of your head, the crown chakra and ask for universal life force to flow. Stay open to this. Heat may begin to build in the palms of your hands and the person you are treating will probably notice.

Where does it come from? It is Universal life force, energy, prana, chi, ki, divine … whatever you want to call it. I don’t try to name it, it happens anyway. I simply let it flow and do its work … to energise, restore, balance and invite healing.

I also work by sensing and removing blocks of energy flow within your body, inviting the energy pathways (meridians) to open, fill and flow freely.

So a treatment is like a refuel of Universal life force. A tune up and balancing of your energy meridians.


Meditation Course

New OnLine Meditation Course for Beginners

I’ve put this course together for people who’d like an introduction to Meditation.  You will explore seven different ways to meditate, through guided meditation videos and also downloadable MP3 audio so you can listen to your favourite meditations any time, any place.  Ongoing support is provided, I’m available inside the course to answer your questions. You can sign up here.

Online Meditation Course for Beginners
Feel happier, healthier, clearer

The benefits of meditation are far reaching and include :
– Improved sleep
– Balanced blood pressure and hormones
– Reduction in stress and anxiety levels
– More energy
– Less pain
– Feeling more prepared and able to cope with challenges
– An improved sense of general wellbeing

To sign up, click on the image below.

Meditation Course

Meditation Course


Home Brewed Kombucha

[video] Boost Your Energy & Health With Kombucha. Here’s How To Brew Your Own At Home…

Do you feel tired? Have trouble with indigestion? Suffer from aches and pains? Yoyo weight loss and gain? Feel exhausted but can’t get to sleep, or stay asleep? Do you suffer from allergies or repeated colds and flu? One thing you should try as a basic first step to holistic health and a crucial foundation for your overall wellbeing … is to ensure that your gut is fully populated with the correct balance of healthy bacteria and yeast. Read more

Returning To Gentle Yoga  After Injury or Illness

Returning to Gentle Exercise

Returning To Gentle Yoga  After Injury or Illness

Returning To Gentle Yoga After Injury or Illness

Check this wonderful lady out. I’m very proud of her. Personally I love welcoming people to my class who have been unable to exercise for a period of time, due to illness, an injury or perhaps a body image perception. Read more

Preparing the She Shed Venue

The She Shed Self Care Retreat For Women

she shed event page banner june 2015This Friday 12th June is the first She Shed event, running from 10.30am to 2.30pm, to facilitate busy Mums, so they can come when kids are in school. This workshop is booked out but we are definitely going to run it again in July or September. Please get in touch if you’d like to be added to the workshop mailing list and you’ll be one of the first to hear about the next one. Read more

June Yoga Classes, Carrick on Shannon

Yoga Classes, Carrick on Shannon, June 2015

Yoga Classes, Carrick on Shannon, June 2015

If you’ve wanted to try out yoga for a while then why not give it a go this month? Join a class that suits your level on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings in Carrick on Shannon, Bridge Street.

Wednesday 6pm or 7.30pm
Thursday 10.15am or 11.30am

All classes are suitable for beginners/improvers except the 11.30am which is a strong yoga class.

I usually write about the benefits of yoga when I’m publishing class schedules but this time I asked my current students if anybody would like to write something that might inspire a beginner who may be feeling a little apprehensive about joining … so Ruth kindly posted this over on my Facebook page. I hope that if you’ve been considering trying yoga, that Ruths words will encourage you to pick up the phone to call me for a chat, text, email or message via Facebook.

I love attending Rebeccas Yoga Classes. I love the fact that she moderates the exercises so you have a choice of how far you go in a particular stretch from minimum to moderate to high. She always encourages you to listen to your body and to only go as far as is comfortable so there is no pressure to keep up. Everyone is so engrossed in what they are doing that I personally don’t be looking at anyone else which I find great. You do feel though that you have been stretched and that you have had a lovely relaxed workout which I love.

You don’t have to sweat and pant to tone your body with yoga. It’s amazing how quickly you adopt to yoga and how flexible you become, no matter what age you are, after only a few weeks. Everyone in Rebeccas classes love her classes and look forward to the relaxation time at the end when you snuggle up in your blanket/wrap etc. Nobody want to leave at this stage as we are all on this lovely relaxed cloud.

A good nights sleep is guaranteed after all of Rebeccas classes. I am a very bad sleeper but this is just the ticket for me and I always sleep so well afterwards. It is very relaxed and friendly especially for all newcomers.

Rebecca Allen Yoga StudioLooking forward to hearing from you,

Rebecca :)
Contact Details 

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Womens Self Care Retreat

The She Shed is a womens self care retreat, a concept that myself and my holistic health colleague Angela Chilton came up with over a cup of tea recently. Through my work as a yoga teacher and shiatsu massage therapist, and hers as a homeopath, we both acknowledged the need for busy women to carve out time for themselves for some self care.  As mothers, carers and business women we often neglect our own needs, putting others first.

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The She Shed is a day set aside just for you. From 10.30am – 2.30pm we will immerse ourselves in a range of activities to check in with ourselves, recharge our batteries and define our boundaries … so you can clearly define your own self care needs. We will eat excellent food, we will gently move our bodies with yoga, switch off our busy minds during meditation and tap into our inner oasis of peace, calm and clarity. We’ll find out how homeopathy can help women, we’ll break bread together and laugh at lunch. Last but not least we’ll sit together and sew something very simple but easy. A memento of the day to remind ourselves to take a few minutes each day to ourselves, longer when we need it.

Come and join us. No previous experience of yoga, sewing or meditation necessary.

To book your place call, message or text 086 8789546. €50 includes food and materials.

Find out more at The She Shed on Facebook.

Triangle pose on the beach

Yoga Class Schedule

Vrksasana on the beach

Vrksasana on the beach

Yoga Classes, Carrick on Shannon

6pm Wednesdays –  Gentle Beginners Yoga.
7.30pm Wednesdays –  Gentle Yoga – Relaxation & Winding Down. Also suitable for beginners.

10.15am Thursdays – Beginners & Continuer’s Yoga – Relax & Energise.
11.30am Thursdays – Strong Yoga – For athletic, fit folk or students who have attended beginners/continuers yoga for at least four terms and who feel that Downward Dog has become a comfortable resting pose. Class contains sun salutations, flow, asana, pranayama and meditation.


All classes include breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation time.
Current, previous and new students always welcomed.

One to one sessions and small group classes available by appointment.

€40 four weeks yoga. Catch any other class that week if you miss your regular class.
€12 drop in subject to availability.

Booking essential. Give me a shout with any questions, or to book, 086 8789546.