The Ard Nahoo Saturday Review is stepping in for The Friday Four to provide an update on this weeks events.

Teacher Training Residential

This week, one of Noeleen’s students on the 200hr Teacher Training residential provided two incredible illustrative diagrams, put together by her talented husband, during her presentation. What a gift to be able to keep these treasures.
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These are but one example of hard-work and dedication of the students here for their residential.

It’s been an eventful week filled with learning & laughter and even included a visit from the brilliant
Mary McDermott.

The residential training began on Wednesday and is one of the first events of a productive Spring season for the Yoga School.

Hot on the heels of the residential is the beginning of the 300hr Advanced Teacher
, starting on March 8th with Bill Mahony and his “Heart Centred Body & Soul Retreat”. There are still places left for the full training and the retreat itself. Get in touch to take advantage of one of these unique experiences on offer at Ard Nahoo.

Frogs Galore

It is definitely feeling like Spring these days at Ard Nahoo – the Frogs in the pond have started their frolics a tad early this year.

Mating season doesn’t usually begin for these croaky creatures until March, and continues right through to June, with the peak of the season being in April.

You could imagine the surprise then, to see the early activity from these little green rascals . The pond is alive with their activity and it’s lovely that they have set up camp here. Noeleen has kept a close eye on proceedings and managed a quick piece of video evidence this morning.


Here are some froggy facts to keep in mind:

  1. The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) is the only species of frog found in Ireland. It’s listed as an globally important species.
  2. Frogs use ponds, streams, bog pools, drains and ditches as breeding sites.
  3. They require habitats for hibernation too. Things such as large stones, old logs and hedgerows offer just the right habitat.
  4. Frogs feed on slugs, insects, worms, spiders and similar prey, but do not have a taste for aquatic organisms
  5. In winter frogs need frost-free refuges, such as under tree stumps, stacks of turf, or in piles of rock where they can hide out until the following spring.


Variation of the Week

Check out this weeks tasty recipe to see you through the week – a wholesome variation on a well known dip from Wagamama.

What you need:

  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • Tspn of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbspn of Olive Oil
  • Tspn Smoked Paprika
  • Tspn Smoked Chilli Paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic

What to do:

Blend the whole lot together to make an absolutely moreish Wagamama inspired dip – great for lunch and even better as a snack.