The Celts had an outdoor spirituality. The essence of Celtic spirituality was presence. Natural rhythm was honoured. There was a deep connection with the earth. Derval’s work is called Suí Mindfulness & Yoga Nidra. The word Suí is the Irish word for ‘sit’. The title was inspired by the ‘down to earth’, yet creative nature of Celtic spirituality and the Irish language, the simplicity of Derval’s practices, and the effortless good sitting posture facilitated by Suí haDerval is from the west of Ireland. She is a qualified TYN teacher, and a qualified MBSR teacher (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction). She creates nourishing, grounding, mindfulness and Yoga Nidra tracks, to connect with the heart, and the earth. She teaches courses and workshops, gives talks and presentations.
Derval’s interest in mindfulness and Yoga Nidra was inspired by her life challenges. She suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in early adulthood, chronic fatigue and MCS (multiple Chemical Sensitivity) in her thirties.
Having learned the hard way (on many occasions) Derval has a real passion for sharing the simplicity, common sense approach, and ease of mindfulness and Yoga Nidra with others. She has been practising Yoga Nidra, on and off, for well over twenty years, and practising mindfulness for twelve years. She has a deep love of her country, and the ‘down to earth’ nature of Celtic spirituality.
Handcrafted meditation stools. Made by Mick Hogan, each Sui stool is literally a unique Slice of Time.
As co-founder of ‘Mindfulness Matters’, Derval has trained thousands of Irish primary school teachers and children in mindfulness, relaxation, and well-being.