Yoga Teacher. Trainer & Coach.
Why did you say yes to this campaign? What was your WHY to participate?
When I saw some portraits from the campaign and read of the intention behind it I was immediately interested. I love the idea of celebrating growing older and wiser and challenging the norm of older women becoming invisible in society.
Tell me a little about you and your story:
I am a wife, mother, business woman, teacher and coach. My passion is all things yoga and music. I am founder of one of Irelands leading yoga schools and retreat centres Ard Nahoo and currently teach in Ireland and abroad. I love being in nature, gardening, walking, swimming and traveling.
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Depends on the day! In general I am kind to myself but to be honest I’m never very happy with a full length mirror.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Strong, fun and creative.
Do you feel like you have changed since turning 50?
Since 55 I have physically changed, more wrinkles and a few aches and pains. My attitude has changed too, I’m quite enjoying the relative ease of my life at this stage. My boys are in college, my husband and I have more time together and I love my work.
What advice would you give to your younger self about caring for yourself?
Don’t work so hard, play more, definitely.
What do you consider self-love?
What do you love most about your new portraits? Is there something new you discovered about yourself?
I love the glamour of the images, they are playful and fun. It was good to step out of my comfort zone in terms of clothes and makeup and be open to the lens capturing this moment in time as I prepare to leave the 50’s and move into the 60’s!
What was your favourite part of working with me?
Working with you was a pleasure from start to finish. Every aspect of the journey was marked by your professionalism and clarity about the shoot, the pricing, the outcome and the overall project. Celebrating older women in a pretty ageist society is to be applauded. Well done Olga.