Sinead stumbled into an ashram in Java, Indonesia in her early 20s & learned meditation and aromatherapy, though strangely did not put the two together at the time. She then did a degree in Human Rights and for many years worked in that area in Kenya, Lebanon, South Sudan, Ethiopia & Mozambique. In Addis Ababa she did her first ever yoga class. She came home from her first ever yoga class and announced to her new husband that she really had to move to India pretty soon. Having waited 8 years to live in the same country, he let her off again and she went to train at Sivananda, Vivekananda, and Vipasana. She then headed back to Africa to teach yoga (and be a more present wife).
During Vipasana, which is ten days of silence with ten and a half hours seated meditation per day, she had brought sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, cedarwood and more. She had brought them primarily for their multi-functioning health benefits – making them the lightest first-aid kit you can carry travelling. During the deep meditation of Vipasana, however, for the first time she experienced at a deep meditative level the effect that these sacred herbs have on the subconscious mind.
This was the revelation that birthed Yogandha. Sinead has finally settled in her home country of Ireland where she lives with her patient husband and two kids. She now travels across Europe teaching about how fragrance, or Gandha in Sanskrit, opens the meditative mind and can bring mindfulness and deep wellbeing into your every day.
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