By doing one learns, through dreaming one creates, with study one refines, in loving one fulfils - such are the wisdoms for tending to the secret garden of our soul.
-don Oscar Miro Quesada
Unlocking your inner physician. Tedx Talk. Be inspired!
I'm a yoga facilitator, writer and nutritional therapist specialising in one to one and group therapeutic explorations.
Leaving the world of credit risk and banking behind almost 10 years ago to set up Wholly Aligned.
A vision to help thousands across the world awaken their inner physician To live a life in alignment. And to start with myself! I can only take another as far as I'm willing to dive... .deep....and depth matters hugely to me. There is a never-ending journey to adventure. Honouring all the way, the sacredness and honouring of life.
The world of somatic embodiment and continuum hold great enchantment. The increasing ripples we can explore from our interiority to understand how to truly sense and feel our way in the world. Through changing chapters in our lives Through varying relationships. Through living our purpose. And goodness, all this comes with inevitable challenge, frustration, difficulty and loss. We need a medicine bag that helps us along the way.
Teachers that have and continue to inspire me over the years are Tara Judelle, don Oscar and Cindy Miro Quesada, Sarah Lo, Jill Satterfield, Christopher Wallis, Dan Siegel, Sianna Sherman, Robert Moss, Ariella Daly....and many more. There are so many rich tapestries we can weave - in colour and vibrancy. Together. And alone. Being comfortable in our own skin.
That's the foundation. Allowing yourself to be yourself.
Also a speaker, writer, naturopathic nutritionist. Dancer. Musician. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. We are all many things. Spinning and weaving in this sacred web of living. I love to draw upon ever golden inner tapestries to share that in one to one and group sessions. I learn so much from each person. In ways that both uplift, integrate and challenge me. To grow, we must challenge and in turn, be willing to be challenged. Otherwise we might get fixed in a view and not realise the trap. This Great Work requires compassion, humour, surrender. Always an ongoing nuanced, complex. layered exploration for each human. It's up to you to find what suits your unique context. Know thyself. There are many paths to truth.
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Ciara has a wealth of knowledge and experience that make her yoga classes exceptional. She shares these qualities graciously and generously, with such articulation – always “planting a seed” to allow your individual practice to grow and creating an environment in which there is both acceptance and challenge. I have learned so much from her and find her life philosophy and her understanding of health and the interaction of mind, body and spirit – grounded in the wisdom of yoga practice and her background of nutrition expertise – very powerful. She has an authenticity that stems from her own brave and positive journey and this shines through all her work.
Julia Pilkington Osteopath London
'I’ve practiced yoga for many years, but after a serious illness I needed something more tailored and a friend recommended Ciara. That was over 6 years ago!
Ciara has changed the way I feel about yoga. Yoga feels less daunting and challenging than it did. It now feels a more integral part of my everyday life, in a really positive way. I have recovered fully and Ciara and yoga have been at the heart of my recovery.' Tracy de Groose, Executive Chair, Newsworks. London
“I can’t recommend Ciara highly enough. When we started I had never practised yoga and wasn’t sure it was for me. Now I can’t imagine my llfe without it and that is down to Ciara. I feel stronger, more flexible and more balanced." Andy de Groose, London
'I have been loving my precious weekly 1:1 sessions with Ciara over the past 6 years.
She has an innate knack of knowing what would be the best for you at each individual session so each week really is designed to be specific to you and your current circumstances which will of course change every time . I cannot recommend Ciara highly enough.' Nicole Hackett, Family Lawyer, London
'Initially I was introduced to Ciara about 5 years ago, when I won some yoga sessions in a charity raffle. As an ex-rugby player with no prior yoga experience it would be fair to say that I was sceptical. However Ciara has been brilliant and I am an utter convert to yoga. Over the years I have had various back and neck problems as a result of being tall and playing rugby. The yoga has been a real help with my core strength and posture and I have had very few problems of late. My flexibility has also improved greatly as has my ability to relax my muscles. Ciara is a great teacher and adapts every session to my mood and energy levels. In short I cannot recommend her more highly.
Since the lock-down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic I have continued my one on one sessions with Ciara via Zoom and they have been excellent with very little discernible difference, especially when I have my eyes shut!' Adam Freeman, Law Firm Partner. London
'Ciara is Inspirational, sowing the seeds for change in a very subtle and non-judgemental way. Working 1:1 with her over a number of months, helped me clear the fog so I could recognise triggers and see the path towards positive change. She is hugely knowledegable. Ciara's passion and energy, raises the energy around her. This makes her a strong force for empowering others to live a healthy life.' Suzanne , Massage Therapist, London