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Dearbhla Kelly
Born and raised in Ireland, Dearbhla Kelly is a Los Angeles-based writer and yoga teacher. She began her academic training in Amsterdam and received degrees in philosophy in Dublin and Chicago. She is particularly skillful at marrying the more esoteric teachings of yoga with modern scientific insights and the practicalities of everyday life. Dearbhla teaches yoga, philosophy and neuroscience workshops worldwide.

Entries by Dearbhla Kelly

10 Ways Yoga Can Help Your Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:57 PM

"Yoga" translates as "union." The tradition teaches that the union we're seeking begins with ourselves and ultimately extends to all beings and to the universe itself. Marriage is also a union, a union of two persons committed to sharing their lives in a loving relationship.

Here are 10 ways...

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Reclaiming Joy

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 11:13 AM

Like most long-term yoga practitioners and teachers, gratitude is the heart of my practice; yoga connects me to a wellspring of joy and brings meaning and depth to my whole life.

Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It's given me a physiological way to...

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Warrior Yoga

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 5:20 PM

Sunday, April 5, 1999. A couple of friends and I took the bus into the city center and hit one of our favourite bars. I clearly remember my outfit: black lacy underwear bought the previous year while on vacation in Chicago, a black sequined dress given to me by my...

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Yoga for Everyone

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 2:56 PM

Last April I had the good fortune to teach yoga at UCLA one Saturday morning as part of the Saturday Opportunities for Adaptive Recreation (SOAR) program for individuals with physical disabilities. I didn't really know what to expect when I showed up, but I must admit I was surprised to...

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Yoga for Lifers

(3) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 3:45 PM

Last December I visited a state prison in Northern California (Deuel Vocational Institute) and not only had the opportunity to teach yoga to inmates but also to talk with them afterward about their yoga practices. It was an incredibly profound and humbling experience. To a man they were articulate, eloquent...

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