Courses, Walks & Talks

A sample of Derval’s workshops and courses for 2020 is below

For 2021 Derval is available for zoom presentations, talks, courses and workshops for school staff, school programmes with pupils, other groups and businesses.

The main focus for 2021 has been:

1) working on programmes with Social Impact Ireland and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland  creating a UNIQUE School's Breathwork nature-based programme. 

2) Facilitating webinars for teachers nationally through Mayo Education Centre 

Contact Derval:  087 2888740

 A variety of 2020 presentations:

Authentic Energy, Authentic Rest

Cabo Breath Fest, Sunshine Baja Yoga Centre, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

2 x 2hr workshops  6th & 12th Feb



Mindfulness, Breathwork & Resilience

Mayo Mental Health Services/HSE staff workshops, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

 March/April 2020


Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

CNME/HSE staff workshops/talks May & June

Boyle, Co. Roscommon and Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Mindful Cocoon Community

Free REboot Camp for genuine cocooners 

Mon 11th - 17th May on zoom.

Switch Off & Sleep

Donegal Education Centre

May & June - on zoom


Mindfulness, Teachers, Self-care and the Classroom

Mayo Education Centre  

9.30am – 2pm x 5 days in July

Mindfulness,Teachers, self-care and the Classroom

Sligo Education Centre   

9.30am – 3pm x 5 days in August


Mindfulness, Self-care & Classroom Wellbeing (SPHE)

Online EPV Teacher Summer Course  

July/August Mayo Education Centre



Mindfulness, Compassion & Resilience for Schools (Cross-curricular)

Online EPV Teacher Summer Course  Mayo Education Centre


Breathwork for School Communities

6 week Pilot programme lankill N.S.

Parents, Staff and children on site and on zoom

September 2020

Castlebar College of Further Education

Mindfulness & Breathwork for students 

On site and on zoom

October 2020

Counteract Covid Chaos

The Family Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo

3 eve course Oct 2020

Booking:  094 902 5900

Derval has worked with a variety of organisations including the HSE, the INTO, IPPN, Education Centres nationally, third level colleges, businesses and schools. This work includes courses, workshops, zoom sessions and presentations at a variety of related national conferences. 




Personalised Birding Outings, Talks and Zoom sessions - for adults & kids

Suitable for one on one, groups or schools. An authentic experience of the West of Ireland wildlife and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Contact  Mick 00353 87 2888740

With his irrepressible enthusiasm for the wonder of nature, affable manner, and many years of ‘hands on’ experience Mick’s walks and talks are a beautiful blend of fun and learning.

Mick is a qualified Marine and Countryside Guide (GMIT), Climate Control Ambassador in Mayo, he specializes in bird survey work.

 Mick has facilitated walks and talks for The Museum of Country Life, Bird Watch Mayo, Mayo Education Centre and schools. Mick loves connecting, or re-connecting people with nature. 


Derval: Phone: 00 353 (0)87 288 8740  Email:

Mick: Phone: 00 353 (0)87 410 7277  Email:

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