Your Teacher - Máire Ní G
Hi, I’m Máire (pronounced Moira!)
I’m a Taoist Instructor, which means I teach Qigong, meditation and Taoist practices to unlock your energy.
If none of that makes sense - maybe this T-shirt might explain it better:
My life got infinitely easier when I started doing Taoist practices 13 years ago. I noticed a big change immediately after doing a simple meditation like the Six Healing Sounds. Incredibly, I could release crippling anxiety and stress about a big work project within a matter of minutes.
After a few weeks of morning Qigong, my energy levels were back up at full bar, which was a lifesaver because I was in the trenches of a burnout.
I met up with old friends and they said I was looking younger than I did in college.
Most importantly, my mood was less at the mercy of the sh*t-storms around me. You know what I mean, the stress and emotional rollercoasters that are part of every day?!
So life got simplified. I became a better version of myself.
I tried a lot of spiritual stuff when I was traveling - I met the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas, lived in a yoga ashram in India and explored shamanism with indigenous cultures from Brazil and Peru.
Nothing was as impactful as the Tao.
My scientific background means I get focused on tangible results. The change should be obvious - you feel it! And it lasts.
I’ve always been fascinated by people and health, which led me to get a Health Science degree at Trinity College, Dublin. I absolutely loved studying physical & mental health as an Occupational Therapist, which gave me a sensitivity in how to fully support people.
After that I got a Postgraduate Diploma in Bereavement & Loss (RCSI, Dublin), which is the study of emotions, particularly grief, and how we cope.
I’ve been deep diving into the nervous system and the mind-body connection over the last 20 years of my studies. More recently I trained in Polyvagal Theory with the absolute legend that is Dr Stephen Porges and Deb Dana - two of the world’s leading neuroscientists.
Inspired by years of practice, I certified as a Universal Tao Instructor when I trained directly with Grandmaster Mantak Chia in Tao Garden in Thailand, and I’ve worked very closely with him over the past couple of years. I’ve completed well over 1,000 hours of Taoist course training. Because I can't get enough of it!
This is my life. I live and breathe this stuff.
At the heart of how I teach is creating community and lifestyle.
I'd love to welcome you to try some Taoist practice, I'll happily be your guide.
First step, try the Inner Smile meditation: Click here
To stay in touch with me and what’s coming up next you can join my mailing list by clicking here.
Or have a look at the online classes and courses here.