Friday 28 October 2016

Former model Emma Quinlan goes from snake charmer to yoga guru

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Emma Quinlan
Emma Quinlan

She's recently opened up about learning to love her body, and now former model Emma Quinlan looks set to teach others the same thing.

The former snake-charming performer (31) revealed to the Diary that she's teaming up with Dara O'Boyle from Dublin fitness centre Crossfit Fifteen to teach a self-help seminar.

"It's going to be on intuitive eating and mindfulness," she said.

"I got loads of emails from people after I appeared on Breakfast Republic and wrote my article about it, so we've decided to do this."


Emma has left her modelling days behind her and now moonlights as a freelance yoga teacher on the weekends.

The bubbly brunette said that she would love to combine her passion for yoga with her other love, mountaineering, and open her own school one day.

"I studied yoga and now I teach it and mindfulness and it's something I've been very interested in for years. I usually go to Ashrams around the world on retreats," she explained

"I usually do classes at the weekend, but I'd love to have my own place one day."


Gemma Hayes gig

Following the release of her acclaimed new album Bones + Longing, Irish singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes has confirmed a UK & Ireland tour.

So far in 2015 Gemma has been busy in Europe, where Bones + Longing has just been released, including TV and radio sessions in Paris and Berlin.

Gemma will play Whelan's this Saturday June 27 at 8pm.

Tickets are €26 including charges and are available from www.wavtickets.ie.

Festival is cancelled

Music fans have been lest disappointed after this weekend's Killarney Festival of Music and Food was cancelled.

The event was originally supposed to be held at Killarney House Demense which has a capacity of 36,000 people before it was moved to Killarney Racecourse on Tuesday which can hold just 6,000.

"We are devastated that the festival has been cancelled - we did everything in our power to make it happen this weekend," a spokeswoman said.

More than 70 acts were due to feature including Duran Duran, The Stunning, Texas and Jools Holland over two nights.

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