Coherent Breathing

I have been sharing the Coherent Breathing Technique in my classes and so many of you have told me how much you enjoyed it and using it had helped you calm your mind and become more peaceful and focused.  One of the many benefits of Coherent breathing is it how easy it is - you can practice it anywhere and in almost any situation. Follow the simple technique below, and as an aid to you - I have recorded the bells I use in my classes to signal the in and out breath for a 5 minute practice. You can play it online or download to your device for use anywhere. Of course you don't need the bells, but they are a great support to allow you to focus on your breath, and let it do the work on your body, mind and spirit.

Coherent Breathing Technique

Promotes Relaxation and calms the mind


Sit comfortably and focus gently on your current quality of breath, body and mind.
Play bells


At each bell ring, breathe in and out alternately (5 second intervals)

Sit and Meditate

Sit and notice the quality of your breath, body and mind for another 5 minutes

Repeat Daily

Repeat this practice at least once a day

Coherent Breathing

Stephen Elliot  is the originator of Coherent breathing which has now been adopted by so many teachers and researchers of breathwork.  One of the many excellent benefits of Coherent breathing is that is it is so easy and accessible and a regular practice is know to have so many wonderful physical and emotional benefits. See here for more of the many benefits.


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Humming Meditation

Humming meditation
  1. Find a quite, comfortable place to sit, on a chair or on the floor
  2. Make sure you body is relaxed, stretch and release any tension in your body, especially your face, jaw, shoulders and belly.
  3. Take a moment to listen, start with external sounds, then slowly bringing the attention into the body, noticing any sounds, your breathing, gurgling etc
  4. Take a few slow breaths in and out and when you are ready, gently bring your lips together and make a humming sound on the out breath. Keep listening to your body when you breath in.
  5. Continue humming on the out breath, feel free to change the tone or pitch of your hum. You might event like to experiment with different tones.
  6. Feel the hum travel through your whole body, filling your head, torso, legs, all your internal organs… as though you are re-tuning your whole cellular structure.
  7. Continue initially for a couple of minutes (you can extend it up to about 10 minutes each day).
  8. Once you finish, take a few moments of stillness to witness and experience the effects.
Humming Benefits

I would love if you would let me know the benefits you received from your humming practice, here are some of mine.

  1. Relaxation – stills the busy mind.
  2. Deeper breathing – the humming has the effect of stretching the out breath.
  3. Grounding, I feel more in my body, more solid.
  4. Aliveness, increased energy – I find that my whole body is energised after humming, I can almost hear each cell come alive and start to hum.
  5. YOU?? Email me anything you noticed!


Mindful Breathing and Meditation

A weekly meditation course to help you to bring you effortless into a state of relaxation and peace. Each week we will deepen our practice and skill, using mindful, creative practices such as breathwork, bodywork, guided meditations poetry etc. to develop awareness and bring us into this present moment which, if practiced regularly, can truly help you start to heal yourself.

There are so many benefits to developing self awareness and mediation, here are just a few;

  • Calm Your Mind - by bring your attention to your breathing, your normal busy mind will begin to let go of it's busyness allowing you to relax.
  • Focus - you can use the techniques in this class as a daily practice, some are so simple you can do them at your desk or in place of a coffee break. This will bring your focus into the present moment allowing you to control your thoughts and better focus on what's important.
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety. Our minds are often worrying about what happened in the past or what might happen in the future which creates stress and anxiety in our lives. Bringing our mind into the present moment relieves us from these patters of worry and stress and thereby bringing more peace into our lives.
  • Listening. By taking the time to calm our mind and focus on what's happening in our bodies right now, physically, emotionally and spiritually we can begin to really listen to ourselves, get to know ourselves more intimately, increase our own intuition and begin to live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
  • Community/Connection In this digital age where we have so many ways to connect with each other, we often find that we have less physical connection and social interaction with each other. Coming together gives us the opportunity to practice together, which increases the intensity and power of our practice, and also to meet other like-minded people.

No experience necessary.

What you need: 

Wear comfortable clothing, Water (optional), Cushion/blanket (optional

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Mindful Breathing, Meditation & Well Being

Thursday 8-9pm - Your Yoga Centre, Corbally - 5 week class, book in advance

Cost:  €50 for 5 weeks or €12 Drop-in

Booking: 086 8214512

Bhakti Yoga – Chant and Meditation

What is Bhakti Yoga?

Bhakti Yoga is the path "union through love and devotion." It is one of the systems of Yoga and to practice Bhakti Yoga is to having an experience of oneness with everything. The Sanskrit word bhakti comes from the root word bhaj, which means “to adore or worship God.”

Through our devotional striving, Bhakti Yoga takes us to this experience of the Ultimate Love and Truth." Sri Anandamayi Ma

What does Bhakti Yoga involve?

Our practice is to gather together and using the healing power of our voices, we sing devotional chants and mantras and meditate, which moves us into our hearts and to the awareness of love that is our true nature.

Chanting, especially with others, is known to calm the mind, allowing us to let go of anxious thoughts and worries and brings us to a place of peace and clarity. You do not need any experience in singing or meditation, everyone is welcome.

Lucia has a passion for sacred chants and mantras and the power of the human voice to connect us to each other, to the divine in each of us and to the one voice of the heart. Lucia holds a warm, safe and healing space, one where you can discover the voice of your soul.

The class will be held monthly on the last Sunday if each month at 7-8pm.

VenueYour Yoga Centre in Corbally, Limerick

Time: 7-8pm

Cost: 12 euro per class (10 euro pre-booked)


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Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday 28th April, 2019
  • No Class in May
  • Sunday 30th June, 2019
  • Sunday 28th July, 2019

Sounds of Devotion (Clonakilty)

An evening sharing Heart opening Songs, Mantras & Poetry. 

We will sing together and discover the beauty of mantras, sacred songs and, in the stillness, I will offer some spoken word from some of the most beautiful and sacred poets from around the world.  It is a devotional gathering which has been described as a way to come home to yourself.

Everyone is most welcome. No experience of singing or chanting is needed, just a desire to express universal love through singing and being together. 


In the morning
when I began to wake,
it happened again–

that feeling
that you, Beloved,
had stood over me all night
keeping watch,

that feeling
that as soon as I began to stir

you put your lips on my forehead
and lit the Holy Lamp
inside my heart.


Date: Saturday 9th March

Time: 7.00-8.30pm

Venue: Unity Yoga, Spiller's Lane, Clonakilty, County Cork

Cost:  €15

Breathe, Move, Sound

So many of us believe we have lost our voice, or that it is not good enough so we bury it deep, losing a deep sense of who we are. This workshop invites you to rediscover your voice, our most powerful tool of expression and connection. I invite you to join me to discover true nature of your own voice. Using gentle movement, breath, voice and chant work we reconnect and bring honour back to the ever present voice of your soul. Contact me for more details

Contact me for more details

Date: 16th March - 10.30 - 5.00pm
Location:  TBD


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Breathing into Sound

Date: Saturday 16th March, 2019 - 10.30am - 5pm

Venue: Feakle, Co Clare

Cost:  70 euro

Booking: 086 8214512

Sacred Chant, Mindful Breath & Meditation

An evening of Sacred Chant, Mindful Breathing and Meditation.

A guided evening into the magic of singing sacred chants from all over the world, many different religions, countries - one voice.   All chants will be sung together and all voices are welcome. We will take some time to breathe more fully and bath in the silences created together in this heart-centered community.

No experience necessary.

What you need: 

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Water (optional)
  • Cushion/blanket (optional


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Mindful Breathing, Meditation & Well Being

Date: 5 week class, starts Wednesday 9th January, 2019

Time:  7-8pm

Venue: The Barn, Main Street, Killaloe

Cost:  €50 for 5 classes - pre-booking essential

Booking: 086 8214512

Sound Healing Training

​Here's the details of ​my next certified Sound Healing Practitioner Course beginning this March 2019 in Castletroy, Limerick.

This course primarily focuses on working with and through the voice both for self-healing and healing others and is suitable for all levels of interest and can be used as a standalone treatment or a compliment to other healing modalities.

​ No previous experience or vocal ability​ is required. The experientially-based learning has a balance between practice and theory and comprises five non-residential modules taken over a year and a half.

​​The Sound Healing Practitioner Training Course is accredited by The College of Sound Healing (UK) and recognised by The Complementary Medicine Association. ​

Cost:  €1250 or €1,100 if paid in full in advance (each weekend is €250)

Application:  Download Booking Form for Sound Healing Training and email to Lucia @  lucia.sheehan@gmail .com


Group Breathwork Workshop

Breathwork is a very powerful experience with intention setting and following the longing of your soul and using a connected breath to guide and to reawaken your inner knowing. It is a journey to give you insights and clarity. An opportunity to reveal and release held patterns in your body allowing you make available to you more of your own life force, 'breathing spirit into matter'.

I have been offering one-to-one breathwork sessions and am now very excited to offer a group breathwork session. Coming together in a group amplifies the field which enables deep shifts and healing to occur. The energy of the group dynamic can help access places within that are may be difficult to bring to the surface otherwise, coming together in community promotes compassion for self and others and deepens intention and commitment.

If you are interested I would love to hear from you, places are limited to 8 (4 places already taken) - you can find more information
on breathwork here



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Date: Saturday 16th February, 2019

Time:  10.30 - 4.00pm

Venue:  Beautiful home in Feakle, County Clare

Cost:  Cost: 80 euro - including tea/coffee/snacks and a light lunch

Booking: 086 8214512

New Year Celebration

The dream team is back again by popular demand. Come and start your new year with us, in song, in sound, in love and in tea!!

We will begin with chant and mantra with Lucia, Fran, Mia & Clive. In the after glow of the chanting, we will bathe and journey with the magnificent sounds of Tibetan Bowls and Gong with Brenda.

Afterwards, we hope you can join us for a cuppa tea/coffee and a chat!

Many thanks to the team who generously bring this celebration to you:
Brenda Ryan, Lucia Sheehan, Mia Magan & Clive Williams, Fran McCarthy,

This is a family friendly event, so bring your whole family.

This year the charity we are supporting is in aid of a beautiful Galway man Shane Grogan who suffered a severe brain injury in 2012. All proceeds will go to help Shane live the best life he can live.



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New Year Celebration

Date: Tuesday 1st January, 2019

Time:  3.00pm - 5.30pm

VenueThe Urban Co-Op, Eastway Business Park, Limerick (opposite NCT Centre)

Cost:   All funds go to Care For Shane charity - suggested donation 20 euro

Booking: 086 8214512