Hi, I'm Colleen Lally!

I am a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, specialising in substance abuse recovery programmes. I am deeply passionate about how addiction affects the whole family and how to support those affected by substance abuse using therapeutic yoga and mindfulness practices.  

I have been actively involved in the cycle of addiction, recovery and relapse since my childhood. Based on my personal experiences of growing up with alcohol dependent parents, I founded Splendour Wellness to provide peer support, yoga and mindfulness practices to families, friends and children affected by substance abuse to help reduce their own feelings of stress, isolation and anxiety while also improving their physical and mental wellbeing.

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I have been studying and practicing yoga for over 16 years and have been teaching since 2016. I originally trained in vinyasa yoga, but as my awareness of the inextricable link between mind and body grew, my style of yoga changed to include gentler and restorative yoga postures, breath work and mindfulness techniques. My approach is methodical and introspective allowing you to shift your nervous system out of fight or flight into a deeply felt relaxation - all of which is highly beneficial to recovery.

I incorporate the teachings of yoga in a way that is practical and makes sense in modern context. I believe that anyone, regardless of body shape or fitness level, can practice and benefit from yoga and mindfulness practices.  As a result, my classes and workshops are an open, friendly and fun environment.

My Current Consultancy Projects

I am working with the Forces in Mind Trust, University of York and Adfam on a peer support model for families of ex-service personnel with substance abuse problems. The research paper will provide much needed scientific evidence required to understand the experiences and needs of the UK Armed Forces ex-service personnel’s families in order to develop a UK-wide peer support model for this underserved population. The results are scheduled to be released in 2020. For more information, please visit the Forces in Mind Trust.

My Education

Masters of Science, New School University
Bachelor of Arts, Boston University

My Yoga Qualifications

Restorative Teacher Training with Anna Ashby and Chris Swain
Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours) with Yogahaven
Yoga Therapy Training (550 hours) with The Minded Institute (expected completion date August 2019)
Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for Addictions with Shaura Hall
Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders with Dr Sam Bottrill
Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders and Emotional Trauma with Lisa Kaley-Isley

 
 

I'm a yoga teacher, consultant and speaker
and here's how I can help...
 

 

Private One to One Yoga Sessions

Workshops, Retreats & Courses

Healing with Reiki

Speaking & Collaborations

 
 

PRAISE

“Colleen explained the science behind the postures in general easy to follow terms. She inspired my confidence and relaxation and encouraged my own independent practice.”
— Judy