ANANDA CENTRE - About Us
ANANDA CENTRE - Yoga Massage Bio-Energy Acupuncture Reflexology Reiki
Ananda means 'Bliss' in the Indian language of Sanskrit.
 
Bliss can be a state of profound satisfaction, happiness and joy, a constant state of mind, undisturbed by gain or loss. And we all deserve a bit of 'Bliss' in our hectic lives. That's why whether you desire a purely relaxing massage or require concerted therapeutic healing, our commitment to professionalism guarantees that you will enjoy compassion, support and respect.
 
 
 
Brenda Rock 

Hatha, Restorative Yoga Classes,
Cancer Conscious Yoga
Workshops and Therapy

Massage Therapy - Pregnancy Massage, Holistic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Massage Therapy for people Living with Cancer, On-Site Chair Massage
Reiki
 



Tel: 085 1502378
anandacentre@gmail.com
 
 
Brenda Rock is a Hatha and Restorative yoga teacher and a massage therapist. Brenda returned to her Slane roots after living and training in Galway for ten years.

Brenda received her 500hr certification in Hatha Yoga from Yoga Therapy Ireland in 2013 and has already expanded her learning by attending teachings lead by Judith Lasater, Amy Matthews, Donna Farhi, Brian Ingle. She holds regular classes and workshops at Ananda Centre. One to one therapy sessions and group bookings also available. She continues her professional studies with a particular interest in Restorative Yoga. Recently she has undertaken studies in Yoga Therapy, Cancer Conscious Yoga - Yoga in a Cancer Care setting and Yoga for Sports. 
Brenda also teaches Chair Yoga to residents in 2 local nursing homes.
At the moment Brenda is doing her postgraduate learning in Yoga Therapy.
 
Brenda is trained and experienced in the following modalities; Holistic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage and On-Site Chair Massage. Brenda has also qualified in ‘Massage for People Living with Cancer’ with renowned Oncology Massage Therapist, Gayle MacDonald. This, she says, adds an even richer element to her already rewarding work.
 
Brenda’s clients come from across the spectrum, from marathon runners to stressed out CEO’s, from nurses to labourers, from the pre-exam student to the person needing gentle work in palliative care.
 
Brenda has her own personal experience which drew her to the Healing Arts. Having suffered from Asthma and acute back pain for many years when she was younger, she found that both massage therapy and yoga were key to her recovery. Nowadays she is pain free and breathes easily. She wants to share this knowledge.
 
"I want people to know that they can take back control of their bodies and stop pain. I want to use massage therapy with people to help alleviate the pain but I want them to take responsibility too for their bodies by giving them the tools to do exactly that. These tools can be mastered through the practice of Yoga, breath-work and meditation".
 
 
 
Helena Barker
Acupuncture and Naturopathy
Specialising in Fertility and Pregnancy

Tel: 086 8163130

Helena's interest in Complementary Medicine stems from her childhood years and her mother’s influence as a practising Reflexologist, Acupuncturist and Reiki Healer. She has seen first-hand the power of complementary medicine and has used Natural therapies throughout herlife to maintain wellness and vitality.

Helena graduated from The College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Diploma in Acupuncture and Naturopathy and received the prestigious Clinical Excellence Award for my outstanding Acupuncture work. She is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association of Ireland (AFPA) and as such she fully complies with Association’s Code of Ethics and Best Practice.

Helena firmly believes in treating the ‘whole person’ by using a combination of natural healing techniques including nutrition/diet, lifestyle advice, flower remedies and tissue salts in conjunction with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She strongly feels that ‘wellness’ is not an endpoint, but is an ongoing relationship with your own body, ‘self’ and your environment – a natural balance.
She continuous the development of her skills and knowledge through further training in Acupuncture and Natural Health. In particular she plans to travel to China to complete the Advanced Acupuncture Training at the International Acupuncture Centre in Beijing, a World Health Organisation collaborating centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Helena specializes in women's health, gynaecological problems, female and male fertility issues, IVF and pregnancy support.
Find out how she can help you?
Come and have a FREE 20 min consultation.
 
 
 
Ula Boyle
Reflexology
Specialising in Fertility and Pregnancy

Tel: 086 087 2526

Ula Boyle discovered natural healing and holistic therapies in the UK in 2001 when she experienced the wonderful effects of Reiki and decided to study it becoming a qualified Reiki Master Practitioner in 2008. From 2001 her passion for holistic therapies grew and she studied VTCT Diplomas in Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, and Reflexology (& Advanced Training Certificates in Fertility & Pregnancy Reflexology), certificates in Ayurvedic Foot Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Lomi Lomi.
Ula believes receiving regular Holistic Therapy treatments can help a person maintain or restore good mental, emotional and physical health, bringing a person to a state of wellness and balance. Sole Serenity Therapy was created in 2013 after a number of years practising and receiving complimentary therapies were Ula found Reflexology to be amongst the most relaxing treatment and especially beneficial for those experiencing hormonal difficulties and fertility issues. Sadly infertility appears to be on the increase with an estimated 1 in 6 couples having difficulty conceiving. She decided to specialise in Fertility Reflexology to offer couples a gentle, yet effective drug free treatment option to help improve fertility levels naturally or as a way of supporting mind and body leading up to medically assisted conception. Ula also specialises in Pregnancy Reflexology as it is a soothing treatment to help with associated discomforts of pregnancy.
For more information on the benefits of reflexology, how it can help improve fertility or its benefits during pregnancy please contact Ula for a no obligation phone consultation on 086 087 2526 or see www.soleserenitytherapy.ie.

Ula is a member of the Fertility Reflexology Network, specialising in Fertility Reflexology Treatments and a member of the International Federation of Reflexologists. She participates in Continuing Professional Development to ensure her knowledge & skills grow to meet the needs of her clients and professional standards of best practice.


 
 
 
 
Evelyn Rock
 
Bio-Energy Therapy
Meditation and Mantra Yoga Teacher Reiki Master and Teacher
Qi Gong Meditation
One to one Yoga Therapy 

Tel: 086 8727472

Evelyn Rock is a certified Yoga teacher and has trained with Anne-Marie McGlinchey, founder of The Yoga Society Ireland.
 
Evelyn has been teaching classes and facilitating workshops in Hatha, Kundalini and Mantra Yoga for a period of over 20 years.She has studied and taught yoga extensively in The US, India and Egypt as well as the UK and Ireland. 
 
Evelyn now specialises in the teaching of Mantra chanting/Meditation, having studied under the guidance of internationally known Master of Mantra, Muz Murray (Ramana Baba) for over 20 years. Evelyn facilitates classes and workshops in Ananda Centre.
 
Evelyn is also and experienced Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner.
The efficacy that results in the practice of Yoga Philosophy is evident in Evelyn’s practical and calm approach to all life’s situations and they are presented.
 
We are what we think! 
All we are derives from our thoughts.
With our mind we create the world’.
Buddha.


Katie Blackwell
Ph. 087 142 1245

Katie Blackwell is an Irish Healer, Herbalist and Shaman.

Her long term studies have taken her through many different healing modalities including; Reiki, Celtic Shamanism, Herbalism, Nutrition, Iridology, Flower Essences and Counselling.

She has an empowering approach with her clients helping them to find their inner voice and connect with their higher perspective to integrate balance, healing and well being for the persons highest good.  

Every session with Katie is as unique as the person attending as she works with their own inner subconscious to bring about the best holistic healing for that individuals mind, body and soul.

Katie can work with you if you are seeking improvements in any area of your life whether this is on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.

If you would like to make contact with Katie to discuss your personal needs in a confidential manner or to book a session please call 087 142 1245.



Mary Mc Cumiskey
Specialising in Fertility Massage and BodyMInd Balancing 

Tel:  086 8438885




 Mary (Marie) is a fully qualified Reflexologist, Holistic Massage Therapist, BodyMind Balancing Practitioner and Reiki Master Practitioner.  She began her journey into complimentary therapies in 1995, learning Reiki.  This ignited her passion to grow and develop her skills in order to share her knowledge and experience with others and to make a difference in the world.  Mary studied Aura Soma Colour Healing followed by Massage Therapy, Reflexology and BodyMind Balancing.  She also trained in Indian Head massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Digestive Massage  and Deep Tissue Massage. She remains committed to developing her skills by attending various courses every year. 

Having trained in Pregnancy and Fertility Reflexology, Fertility Massage has been a wonderful tool to add to the therapies she offers her clients.  Mary feels it is a blessing to work and meet such beautiful women in the course of her work, to support them on their journey.

Working as a facilitator with each person, she combines the various healing modalities she has  learned to empower her clients to achieve optimum health, vitality and balance in their lives. 

As we are all individuals, each treatment is bespoke to the person.  Sound Healing may form part of a treatment.  Nothing is accomplished without intention and Mary’s intention is to offer treatments that awaken each person to the deep peace which is within them enabling them to connect to their own innate wisdom, self- love and joy in everyday living.
Also offered:

 Meditation & Sound group sessions

Inner Balance Workshop for Health and Wellbeing

Fertility Sound Healing Workshop

 

Awaken to the deep peace within

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