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I went on an Indian yoga retreat with a week’s notice – here is what I learnt


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09th Mar 2023

The atmosphere in Mandrem is special. The beach at all times of the day is full of people practicing yoga, meditating, saluting the sun or chanting

Margaret Young took the plunge and went to India on a yoga retreat with one week's notice. What followed was a week of outdoor yoga to the sounds of ocean waves; beach runs with fresh coconuts to drink; and long lazy afternoons in coffee shops discussing spirituality with like-minded men and women.

It was an ordinary quiet Monday morning in January. I had just finished teaching my first yoga class of the week and I spotted a post by a yoga studio in Cork that I had never been to or had any dealings with, Ganapati School of Yoga. They were looking for an energy exchange, a barter, help with their social media in exchange for the chance to attend one of their retreats for free. I...

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