Roots Wellness is based at the Quay just outside Ballina town. Niamh Glacken will guide you on a peaceful path of wellness through yoga, meditation and breathing techniques, all of which have their own benefits to improving your mental and physical wellbeing.
With a background originally in the corporate world Niamh experienced first hand the effects of trying to balance self care, home life and work life balance. This was never more apparent than during the Covid 19 pandemic, with a realisation of the importance of mental wellbeing and taking time to connect to herself and nature. Roots Wellness was born from a desire to live and work in line with the principals she holds dear.
Beginning from a passion and regular yoga practice, this led into yoga teacher training and further again into Forest Bathing. Now Niamh is able to lead classes not only to individuals, but given her corporate background, she can offer corporate wellness packages aimed at improving employee wellbeing.
The methodology of Roots Wellness’s offerings is to give you the tools to practice self-care, yoga, connecting to nature so that you can regularly practice this outside of any classes or workshops that you attend.
Yoga is an ancient tradition of living and moving principles set out in a number of sacred texts. This covers many forms outside of the Asanas (movements in yoga classes). Asanas in yoga are a series of postures to physical and mental wellbeing.
All of their yoga classes bring elements of meditation, mindfulness and breathwork into the class to broaden and deepen the yoga experience.
Meditation is a pathway to still the mind, to focus on the present moment and take away the noise of everyday life. Many of these meditation types are incorporated into their yoga and forest bathing offerings.
Pranayama (breathwork in Sanskrit) offers many benefits including reducing stress, improving sleep quality, reducing high blood pressure, improving lung function and increasing cognitive awareness.
Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) originated in Japan in the 1980’s as a green prescription for individuals to reduce stress. The effects of bathing the senses in nature can improve health and wellbeing by reducing the symptoms of stress in the body. For many years now, health professionals have researched spending time in nature as a way to improve wellbeing. The evidence in research points toward increased wellbeing from exposure to forest environments.
Reconnecting with the earth, feeling grounded and using the senses to explore the sensations of rain on your face, moss under your fingertips, the smell of the forest after the rain, the smell of wildflowers, texture of bark and noticing the raw beauty of the forest and all it has to offer, will allow you to walk away feeling present, grounded, calm and reconnected to both yourself and nature.
Corporate Wellbeing & Team Building
Roots Wellness offers bespoke yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathwork and forest bathing classes, workshops and events. They can also provide indoor, outdoor, adventure, wellbeing and management team building/trust building packages to suit all team dynamics.
Partnering with local providers and venues to incorporate team meetings and workshops along with their team building offerings.