Hello and welcome to ‘A Way to Live Well”
This is a space for you to restore, connect more deeply with your body and your innate ability to heal.
Thanks for stopping by!
It is a great honour to be part of your wellbeing support team.
My aim is to help you to find new ways of connecting with your body which feel meaningful, joyful and inspiring.
I help people move out of pain...persistent pain can stop you from doing the things you love and from showing up in the world in the way you would truly wish to. Pain is layered and amplified by different things including stress, trauma, illness and other life factors. I share practices with you which can help you to reduce pain and improve your ability to move well!
Hello, my name is Ana Maria.
I grew up on a small island on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, born to an Irish father and Guatemalan mother.
I studied fine art in University, as you can imagine my path has taken a bit of a turn since then. I was burning the candle at both ends of the stick in those days and I began to notice my body start to pay the price.
Since discovering yoga and devoting myself to this remarkable practice I have totally geeked out on learning and developing my skills as a practitioner and a teacher.
It is my greatest privilege to be able to share these practices with you.
I am looking forward to working with you.
220hr Hatha yoga
240hr Yoga Synergy (Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss)
60hr Restorative yoga (Ana Ashby)
60hr Meridian Yin (Jo Phee)
90hr Pre-and Post-Natal Yoga (Uma Dinsmore-Tuli)
(20hr) Trauma Sensitive Yoga training Cert TCTSY
Level 2 Polyvagul Theory Applied to Yoga (Dr. Ariel Schwartz)
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Level 3 (Cyndi Lee)
Deep tissue and Myofascial Release
Sports massage, Natural facelift massage and Reflexology,
Indian Head massage, Pregnancy and Post-natal massage
Thai massage, Aromatherapy
(CTHA) (ITEC) (City and Guild) (Neal’s Yard)
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Ana Maria has been my yoga teacher for about 3 years now and has taught me so much in that time. I’ve learned so much about my body, and how to work with it rather than forcing my body to work. We explore the philosophy of yoga, and how it translates into easeful, joyful movement. There’s an element of play and exploration in our practice that makes me giggle; I love discovering and working with my body’s limits, without judgement. Since early 2020 I’ve worked with Ana Maria to rehabilitate after some major surgeries and a stay in hospital. Week by week, we’ve worked to gently rebuild my body, leaning into her extensive knowledge and understanding of the body’s structures and needs. We’ve complemented this with sessions about self-massage to ease residual aches and pains – I have a newfound appreciation of tennis balls… Through working with Ana Maria, I’d say that I’ve really changed how I feel about my body, and found so many new ways to live well.
Síodhna Ní Dhúbhda
Ana Maria is a caring and compassionate individual with a deep understanding of her subject and this really shines through in her thorough approach. Her gentle nature and attention to detail left me feeling deeply nourished and restored. I thoroughly enjoyed my massage and look forward to the next! X