Begins Thursday 28th October 2021

with a 2hr Zoom conference at 6pm GMT, 10am PST, 1pm EDT (this can also be seen on demand)

with Introduction to the year ahead by myself, Michael Ryan

So often finding meaning in our distracted world can feel beyond hope. We inherit patterns and beliefs of unworthiness, the ingrained stories of not being lovable and these become the blocks that stop us from feeling our deep connection to a life which wishes us to awaken to the love within us.

I have felt this and I have lived this and this is why this journey has been created.​

Why do this course?

  • You find life challenging
  • The world is often very hard to make sense of
  • You struggle to find meaning
  • You feel stuck in your life
  • You know there's more inside you that hasn't come out yet
  • You want to support yourself more skilfully and more lovingly
  • You want to go deeper in your life
  • You are open to meeting your shadow (blocks) with honesty and kindness

Working with the Celtic tree calendar I will guide you to meet your challenges, illuminate your shadow and awaken your capacity for Self-love so that you can move into greater joy & abundance. If you are ready to move into a new expansive chapter in your life you have come to the right place.

12 Month Course Structure

  • Weekly audio mediation recordings sent out each Monday morning beginning November 1st.
  • Weekly 2hr yoga/meditation recordings sent out Thursdays in 2021 & Fridays in 2022
  • Live session with special guest via Zoom (or recorded) every 4th week explaining & exploring the upcoming theme of that time within our year beginning 28th Oct. (13 sessions in total)
  • Worksheets to support self enquiry around the themes arising, including rituals and practices to aid on the way home sent out after each live event.

The Celtic Tree Calendar

Our journey over the course of the year is one of coming home. But returning home with gained wisdom and depth. We will follow the Celtic Tree calendar and explore how this wisdom impacts and supports our lives. Infusing these ancestral teachings with mindfulness and meditation practices, yoga and breathing techniques to rebalance the body/mind, sound therapy, Jungian psychology, poetry and prose from our great philosophers and mystics.

Hi, I’m Michael Ryan

I Studied philosophy and theology as a student and went on to wander the world, living on Islands in the Zambezi river in south east Africa and travelling through Europe. Coming back to Ireland in 2000 I began an exploration of yoga and meditation. And studied and taught both for many years. My teachings have naturally evolved as I myself have grown and matured. I'm continually exploring the mystical traditions of the world and the gifts they offer in awakening to those deeper spaces. In my teachings I explore what it is to a human being. How we meet our deeper Selves and our relationship to those parts and the world around us.

Meet our Wisdom Guides

We have some wonderful ‘wisdom guides’ contributing toward the course. All leaders in their fields and all those fields interested in and revolving around the central ideas within the programme as a support for those that find themselves in challenging waters and are keen to find a renewed depth and meaning in their lives

Mari Kennedy

Teacher, Celtic Wisdom Holder, Women’s Development Coach, 

Integral Facilitator, Mindfulness and Embodiment Guide and Entrepreneur and above all She is an Enquirer 

Almost two decades ago she left a career as a strategist in the public and private sector that included seven years spent working with the President of Ireland.

She was burnt out.

Since leaving that path she have dedicated herself to reinstating the healthy feminine and masculine in her own life. She reconnected the myths and wisdom of her Celtic ancestors and at the same time discovered Integral Theory (Ken Wilber).

That had a profound effect on how she was choosing to live as a woman.

In the last 17 years, she has been a student of many wisdom traditions. She has gathered, coached and mentored women all over the world and created a business that is founded on new female leadership.

Ger Murphy

Ger has worked as a psychotherapist for over 35 years helping people deal with their suffering, release trauma and grow.

He has studied eastern and western approaches to Spirituality alongside a deep immersion in nature with practices from Red Path Indigenous traditions. He has trained as a Poetry Medicine Carrier.

He combines these disciplines to be of service in this most challenging time of personal and planetary transformation.

Ger is a man of the land, a husband, father and grandfather. 

Samples of his published writing can be found at :\library

Sample recording of his poetry can be found here:

He can be contacted at [email protected] 

Laura Murphy
Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy is a poet, activist, healer and communications strategist whose work is centred around the ancient Irish poetic technique of ‘Imbas Forosnai’. 

Imbas Forosnai means ‘inspiration that illuminates’. It is comparable to ‘flow-state’. The ancient poets of Ireland used this technique to bring healing to society and truth to power. 

Laura’s activism has been featured in the critically-acclaimed production ‘Home: Part One’ by the Abbey Theatre, the Herstory Light Show and in the national media. 

Laura’s passion is to support the realisation of creative potential through the revival of this beautiful, alchemical process that empowers us to heal, prosper and thrive.

Diarmuid Lyng

Diarmuid Lyng's became known for his love of language and country following the RTE broadcast of Gizzy: The Geansaí. In it, he talked of how aversion tranformed to grá after a three day immersion in the West Kerry Gaeltacht in his twenties. Diarmuid since moved to that Gaeltacht and now teaches aireachas 'mindfulness' to visiting students. He worked as a facilitator with the SAOR foundation helping young people discover their worth and potential. He is a former captain of the Wexford hurling team and works as a sports analyst for TG4, Newstalk and other media. He gives hurling Master Classes ó am go chéile, preferring the beach to the pitch. He is an outspoken critic of the co-opting of culture by technology and founder of the initiative facebook free february. He is also one of the founders of GAA activist group Gaelic Voices for Change, fundraising and lobbying for the homeless.

Siobhan De Paor

Siobhán de Paor is a performance artist, poet, writer and environment and social justice campaigner.  For the past three years she has been holding ceremony and ritual on the important days of the Celtic calendar at various sacred sites in Corca Dhuibhne. She also hosts Moon Mnaibh Corca Dhuibne, a monthly women's circles on full moon. Although originally from the Ring Gaeltacht in Waterford, it wasn't until coming to West Kerry that she began to use Irish as a creative medium. She has performed spoken word as Gaeilge in festivals and venues in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Dublin and Galway. She was a newspaper journalist in Ireland and Australia until taking a trip to Nepal in 2014 for a series investigating women's issues. There she stayed learning of meditation, yoga, auryvedia and other alternative philosophies for three years. 

Manchán Magan

Manchán Magan has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two novels. He writes regularly for The Irish Times, presents The Almanac of Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 and reports on travel for various radio programmes. He has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ & Travel Channel. His book Thirty-Two Words For Field explores the insights the Irish language offers into the landscape, psyche and heritage of Ireland.

Fiona English

Fiona is a keynote speaker, coach and thought leader who combines her extensive experience in global investment markets with a deep interest in human potential, culture and society. 


Passionate about the areas of life that are innately human and finding ways to help us reconnect to ourselves, each other and our planet, the red thread that runs through all her work is narrative. She is particularly drawn to challenging existing narratives and paradigms in life, work and society and recognised as a contemporary thinker across areas such as leadership and meaning. In 2015, she was one of 50 women globally chosen to participate in the W50 Program in UCLA, California, aimed at building the next generation of global women leaders. 


Through her MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, Fiona undertook research into the lived experience of spirituality in the 21st Century. She continues to focus on her research areas of spirituality, meaning and purpose and authenticity through her speaking and thought leadership work. In 2019, she launched 'Exploring Spirituality', a series of projects aimed at creating open dialogue and conversations about spirituality in the 21st Century. 

Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton is a qualified BACP Integrative Counsellor, Life Coach, Corporate Coach and Holistic Therapist based in Northern Ireland. She works internationally with individuals and companies invested in change.

Kelly combines counselling skills and psychoeducation, coaching mindset tools and holistic therapies in a bespoke and unique way tailored to fit individual or organisational needs. This allows the results to be long lasting and effective.

Holistic means ‘whole’. To live fully we need to recognise how all aspects of our lives are connected. Our mental and emotional state, health and wellbeing and our spirituality and creativity all need a space to be explored and filled from a place of curiosity and authenticity. They are all of equal value. Kelly offers a flexible space for clients to do this combining continuity, support, empathy and clarity.

Steve & Dave Flynn

The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with Steve, Dave, a tiny shop and a dream of helping people to eat more veg! 

Fast forward 15 years, The Happy Pear now consists of 4 cafes, 40 products, 6 online courses, 4 cookbooks, a farm, a roastery, hundreds of amazing employees and a community of over 1 million people living healthier! 

All that said, the mission is still the same, to help everyone to get healthier and be happier!