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Heart of the Matter

28 EpisodesProduced by Naomi SturdyWebsite

Discussions and Conversations on Yoga, Society shifts and changes, Mental Health, Physical Health, Creativity, Careers and Life.This Irish podcast aims to dig deeper and get to the heart of the matter on who we are, and why we are doing what we do..

28 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Series 4: Episode Six with Dr. Ruth Allen 'COVID 19 and Being with what Is'

March 19th, 2020


Dr. Ruth Allen is an Outdoor Therapist, Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in the Uk.

In our current life adaptations with all things Corona Virus related, we chatted about how to support our mental wellbeing.

This …

Series 4: Episode Five International Women's Day Special Episode

March 8th, 2020


**Updated episode**

This episode is a very special one.  A collaboration with amazing women who very kindly shared their voices, answering the …

Series 4: Episode Four with Anthony Claffey 'Your body is the ultimate healer'

February 18th, 2020


Anthony is a Coru registered Physical Therapist & trained with ‘Anatomy in Motion’ whose approach and practice is probably different from what you’re used to.

It was great to get to chat with Anthony about all …

Series 4:Episode Three with Lucy Bloom 'Women's Health''

February 10th, 2020


It was great to get to sit down with Lucy and talk about Yoga and health and particularly Women’s health, in which Lucy is now focusing much of her …

Series 4:Episode Two with John Belton 'Burnout to Flow State in Business and Life'

February 2nd, 2020


John Belton is a Dublin based business owner of his renowned training facility No.17 P/T.  He has been working and involved in the business of …

Series 4: Episode One with Claire Walsh 'How long can you hold your breath?'

January 26th, 2020


Claire Walsh is a breath work practitioner, voice and movement coach and competitive freediver.

When Claire is not under water or competing, she is based in Dublin offering workshops and talks.

I met Claire in 2016 when …

2019 End of Year Special Episode

December 17th, 2019


This podcast has been such an adventure and learning experience this year and this episode features some of the highlights from all of the …

Series 3:Episode Five with Kathy Scott 'The Heroines Journey'

December 5th, 2019


In this episode I sat down with creative director, event curator and Yoga teacher, Kathy Scott.  This is a super episode and insightful on many …

Series 3:Episode Four with James Higgins 'Yoga, Surfing and Figuring it out'

November 28th, 2019


In this episode I sat down with James Higgins, an international Yoga teacher from San Francisco.

I have been attending James immersion events in Dublin since 2016 and I can only describe the experiences as deeply …

Series 3:Episode Three with Mari Kennedy 'Yoga, Celtic Wisdom and Embracing Imperfection'

November 21st, 2019


In this episode I sat down with Mari Kennedy.

Mari is based in Dublin and works as a Women’s Leadership coach, an organisational and well being …

Series 3: Episode Two with Rachel Land 'A Yoga Teaching Journey'

November 14th, 2019


In this episode I got the great opportunity to speak with international Yoga teacher Rachel Land.  It was so easy to chat with her about Yoga, anatomy, teaching and the passion she has for helping people in their lives. …

Series 3: Episode One with Liz Costigan Fleury 'Sharing the Real'

November 7th, 2019


In this episode I sat down with the wonderful Liz Costigan Fleury.

Liz is a Yoga teacher based in Dublin.  Among many other offerings, she hosts …

Series 3 Trailer

November 3rd, 2019


A little snippet of some of the amazing conversations coming up in Series 3, stay tuned...Coming soon:-)

Series Two: Episode Six with Katie Coldrick 'Infectious Enthusiasm'

June 28th, 2019


In this episode I sat down with the wonderful Katie Coldrick.

Katie is a Yoga teacher, an amazing creative soul and fabulous chef.  She offers …

Series Two: Episode Five with Kitty Maguire 'Pleasure in the Practice'

June 12th, 2019


in this episode I sat down with the lovely Kitty Maguire.

Kitty is a Yoga teacher specialising in Yin Yoga and Yoga for Women’s bodies.  She is the host of a range of special events annually for Women and she teaches …

Series Two: Episode Four with Sarah Doyle 'Compassion and Care'

June 6th, 2019


In this episode I sat down with Sarah Doyle.  Sarah is a life coach based in Dublin and we talked about a lot.  it was a real pleasure to chat with Sarah about work and life, she was extremely generous with her time and …

Series Two: Episode Three with Andy Myers 'Passion and Purpose'

May 22nd, 2019


In this episode I sat down with Andy in his studio in Terenure.  Andy has been running the Movement Studio for 6 years now and continues to in his words organically grow and progress.

We spoke about his background in …

Series Two: Episode Two with Miriam Kerrins Hussey 'Integrative Health Care'

May 15th, 2019


In this episode I sit down with Miriam Kerrins Hussey.  

We chat about her career change from pharmacy to a more holistic approach.  She has a great …

Series Two: Episode One with Fiona O' Donnell 'Sitting with our Experience'

May 8th, 2019


In this first episode of the second series, I sit down with Fiona O’ Donnell.  

We talk about her experience to date with Mindfulness practices and …

Bonus Episode- Orla McAdam 'Finding Balance'

March 13th, 2019


In this bonus episode I sit down with Orla Mc Adam, a Yoga teacher and studio owner based in Blackrock, Co.Louth

Orla and and I chat about; 

-Orla’s path to Yoga practice from competing in Iron man's and healing from …

Episode Six- Lou Horgan 'A Woman's Way'

March 3rd, 2019


In this episode I sit down with experienced Yoga teacher Lou Horgan

Lou and I chat about; 

-Lou’s teaching with a focus on women, areas of Yoga that are underdeveloped and under written.

-The Red Tent in the past as the …

Episode Five- Michael Ryan 'Unexpected Change'

February 24th, 2019


In this episode I sit down with Michael Ryan, an experienced Yoga teacher in Dublin.

Michael and I chat about; 

-The type or style of teaching …

Episode Four- Eithne Kennedy 'Inner wisdom'

February 17th, 2019


In this episode I sit down with Eithne Kennedy who is a kinesiologist and Yoga teacher based in Dublin.

Eithne and I chat about; 

-Her work as a …

Episode Three- Dara O' Boyle 'When the struggle is real'

February 10th, 2019


In this episode I sit down with Dara O Boyle, he owns and runs a fitness and health facility in Dublin, Ireland.

Dara and I chat about; 

-His priorities for his business, his reasons driving him and his sense of purpose.

Episode Two- Clare Mulvany 'The Power of Stories'

February 3rd, 2019


In this episode I sit down with Clare Mulvany.  She is a writer, creative mentor, photographer and yoga teacher.

Clare and I chat about; 

-Clare’s …

Episode One- Jody Kennedy 'Rite of Passage'

January 27th, 2019


In this episode, I sit down with Jody Kennedy.  He is a Personal trainer, ancestral health advocate, outdoor immersion and retreat leader.

Jody and I chat about; 

-Ancestral Health

-Individual Responsibility

-Importance …

'Heart of the Matter' Podcast Introduction

January 25th, 2019


An introduction from me Naomi.  A little background on me and my intention with this first podcast Series.  Enjoy listening and you can now Subscribe, rate and review on Itunes or where you are accessing the podcast:-)

'Heart of the Matter' Trailer

January 22nd, 2019



A short trailer with a snippet of some of the conversations I have had for this podcast.  This podcast will begin early 2019 with a first short …

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