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I have had a dedicated Hatha Yoga practice, and been working with Animal Medicine Cards, for over twenty years.

In 2005 I began five-years of intensive training in the Vipassana Meditation tradition, from which the current 'mindfulness' meditation is derived. In that time I experienced two full years meditating for five hours every day, and since then over 20,000 hours on silent retreat.

I have meditated daily for 12 years and undertaken at least three silent retreats per year. I trained in Non-Violent Communication at Findhorn, Scotland in 2010, started teaching Mindfulness Meditation soon after, then began teaching full-time and completed the Mindfulness in Schools .b training in 2012.

I was conscious of remaining an Independent Mindfulness teacher, and developing my own teaching style inspired by deep practice; an approach that was neither clinical (as in MBSR or MBCT) or religious in structure.

Since then I have taught thousands of adults and children to meditate - in schools, adult education, healthcare, families, businesses and individuals from all walks of life.

Since 2015 I have also been studying Energy Medicine, EFT Tapping, and Geomancy - all of which transform trauma into peace.

I studied Fine Art at university, and in recent years have found a coherence between my creativity and spirituality that expresses itself in intuitive drawings and Handbag Books.

I am nourished by living closely connected to the natural world in the hills of County Donegal, Ireland, surrounded by rivers, woodland and bog. I am blessed by living with dogs, cats, ducks, hens, and an organic honeybee sanctuary and garden.

I connect daily with the HayHouse Community and follow a 12-step programme.

Read Aoife's Spiritual Memoir here
Released March 2017

 

Aoife Valley

I came to meditation in my late 20s, after years of panic attacks, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

I grew up in Northern Ireland during the 'Troubles' and experienced many years of sexual violence in the family home.

When I went on that first silent retreat my life changed completely. I had finally found a way to heal the traumas of the past.

To me, these meditation techniques that heal body and mind are a birth right. This is why I teach. I know from personal experience that we really can get over anything, no matter how terrible.

It is because of a daily meditation practice that my life just keeps getting better and better, day by day.

 

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