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What I know: Lorna Kearney

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Lorna Kearney is the co-director of Mind Body Therapeutics, a wellbeing company

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  • I have always lived in Jersey and I love our Island life, as I really enjoy being outside in the beautiful countryside and on the incredible beaches. The only other place I lived was in Derby, where I was born on a campsite. My husband says I should have been a gypsy... I do love travelling in my motor home and would be very happy travelling around living in that.
  • Watching the sun go down at St Ouen’s is my favourite time of the day.
  • I started going to hot yoga several years ago after getting a ten-session QuidsIn deal. I seriously did not think I would make it to the end of the first class and it was only because I was signed up for ten that I went back. I loved it so much I decided that I wanted to teach so that I could help others feel the same way.
  • I travelled to Koi Samui for a month of intensive training. It was an incredible life experience I will never forget. It was when I was out there that I was introduced to trapeze yoga. This time I only had to try it once to know that I was going to become a qualified instructor sooner rather than later and I was delighted to find out the training was in Barcelona.
  • Trapeze yoga allows you to easily and quickly create space in your spine by hanging upside down. This relieves back pain and stress, builds core strength, functional upper body strength and balance.
  • People can be a little nervous at first and do need to have a little confidence, which builds very quickly when you get used to being upside down. Very soon you’re having fun and feeling fabulous.
  • My favourite word is ‘discombobulated’, which I discovered during a conversation with an Irish guy and I had to secretly text someone to find out what it meant. Now I love using it.
  • My Mind Body Therapeutics co-director Sammy Price and I have a strong focus on developing a sense of wellbeing and falling in love with looking after yourself.
  • We offer a range of mind and body services, having both qualified in the Human Given’s School of Psychotherapy, massage, hot yoga and trapeze yoga.
  • We run wellbeing sessions for young people, other groups and individuals to improve relationships and work towards life goals. This year, we are also running our first ever ‘Wonderful Me’ yoga and well-being retreat in Bali.
  • You can create an amazing life for yourself despite your upbringing and background. As an adult you make your own choices.
  • My husband Alan is my best friend and my number one fan. He has always believed in me and helped me live the life of my dreams.
  • The most important thing in life is having a sense of wellbeing and spending your time doing what you love with the people you love.
  • I’m concerned at the amount of time people spend at a desk looking at screens, which can disconnect you from developing face-to-face relationships.
  • I am optimistic for the future because you never know what is around the corner and life can bring about some unexpected turns.
  • If I could relive one day of my life it would be when I won Angel of the Year at the JEP Pride of Jersey Awards. I was completely surprised when we were suddenly taken around the Island in a private jet, drinking bubbles with the amazing Reg Langlois. It also gave me the opportunity to tell my husband that it was official, he was married to an ‘angel’ – as voted for by the public!
  • The thing that makes me competitive is board games. I will cheat to win, according to my family, but that’s a lie – I’m just good at them.
  • The thing that makes me most angry is abuse of any kind, to both humans and animals, and injustice.
  • If I could create one law it would be to make the teaching of wellbeing compulsory in schools.
  • I don’t regret anything in my life and I feel very grateful for all of my experiences. The thing that makes me happiest is being of service to others.
Ramsay Cudlipp

By Ramsay Cudlipp
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