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MCNAMASTE
yoga 

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BASED IN SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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ORIGIN OF MCNAMASTE

It started as a playful spin on my maiden name, McNamara. With a slight tweak, McNamaste was born. The longer the name has sat with me, the more I resonate with it; it merges my own Scottish heritage with the ancient Eastern practices I have adopted.

 

There isn't one word to describe what 'Namaste' means in English. It's a salute, to bow yourself to another, just as you honour and bow to yourself.

Kirsty

A WEE BIT ABOUT YOGA

We do it to help us relax, to explore ourself in a reflective way and to let go of stubborn tension we hold on to in our body. Yoga work with our  energy to help soothe the nervous system in ways we can really feel.

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A WEE BIT
ABOUT 
KIRSTY

"In 2014, I was gifted a ticket for a huge yoga event at The National Museum of Scotland. There was 200+ yogis in the hall and I was in awe of the teacher guiding us through this mysterious practice. It was so challenging but I left the event with this weird calmness I had never felt before. I decided there and then that this was my path and I started practising daily and going to as many classes as I could afford to.

 

In 2016, I took a trip to India to learn more. It was there I completed my 200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training. The rich culture surrounding yoga and massage in India opened up a new aspect of my spiritual practice. I felt a deeper connection to my breath, body and mind and I wanted more than anything to share this wonderful practice with as many people as possible.

On my return to Scotland, I continued my training as an apprentice teacher for one year with an Edinburgh based school called Union Yoga Charity. I learned from many mentors and developed my practice and teaching in various styles including Breathwork, Meditation, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha and Hot Yoga.

 

Since then, I continue to teach and I will forever be a student."

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A WEE BIT
ABOUT 
KIRSTY

In 2014, I was gifted a ticket for a huge yoga event at The National Museum of Scotland. There was 200+ yogis in the hall and I was in awe of the teacher guiding us through this mysterious practice. It was so challenging but I left the event with this weird calmness I had never felt before. I decided there and then that this was my path and I started practising daily and going to as many classes as I could afford to.

 

In 2016, I took a trip to India to learn more. It was there I completed my 200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training. The rich culture surrounding yoga and massage in India opened up a new aspect of my spiritual practice. I felt a deeper connection to my breath, body and mind and I wanted more than anything to share this wonderful practice with as many people as possible.

On my return to Scotland, I continued my training as an apprentice teacher for one year with an Edinburgh based school called Union Yoga Charity. I learned from many mentors and developed my practice and teaching in various styles including Breathwork, Meditation, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha and Hot Yoga.

 

Since then, I continue to teach and I will forever be a student.

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