Current Practitioners at Elysium Sanctuary Sandycove

Judy Brennan

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist

B.A. HDE; M.Sc. Psychology; PG Dip psychotherapy and Counselling.

I invite people who come to me for help with difficulties that have become overwhelming, to develop their awareness as to what prevents them from unfolding their own true nature in the inner and outer expressions of their life. My approach involves an understanding of the universal range of human experiences and behaviour, and it favours an optimistic outlook, and which acknowledges the capacity for “choice, values, love, creativity, self-awareness and human potential”.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space for the client to express him or herself and be heard. I listen. From here we build trust and a therapeutic alliance in order to provide a supportive context for person-centred psychodynamic intervention. I ensure the client’s feelings are noticed and respected as we collaborate towards resolving his/her concerns with acceptance and warmth. The client is thus able to gain insight through dialogue which promotes self-awareness and healing.

Judy can be contacted on 087 2306469 or at judy.brennan(at)


Gary Collins

Acupuncture | Toltec Therapy | Solar Sound Healing | Tai Chi | Qi Gong | Jade Sun School Syllabus

Gary started his journey into healing and wholeness over 30 years ago. Initially exploring the martial arts, oriental healing and meditation he qualified as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine in 1989. Since then he has certified in the related disciplines of Chinese Herbal therapyTuina, and Qi Gong. He has practiced and taught Tai Chi Chuan for twenty years. Other therapies he has studied and  certified in include Pranic Healing, Phytobiophysics, Shamanic Healing, Bu Qi Healing and Heart and Soul Healing. He also trained with the Four Winds Society.

His practice has evolved over the years, as a result his main focus is to empower the client to become aware of themselves as an energetic being with the power to greatly influence their own healing. He is the founder of both the Jade Sun School which offers courses in spiritual development and healing, and the Solar Sound Healing™ system.

Gary can be contacted on 087 2287708 or at info(at)


Rachel Collins

Ayurveda Consultations | Ayurveda for Women’s Health | Ayurvedic Massage | Chakra Diagnosis

Rachel Collins trained as an Ayurveda and Lifestyle Therapist with the European Institute of Vedic Studies. She completed an Advanced Clinical Study in Ayurveda in 2011. She worked as an intern therapist assisting Panchakarma for four weeks at Vinayak Ayurveda. Rachel has expanded her Ayurvedic practice to Women’s Health after completing both Healthier Hormones and a mentorship program with Dr. Claudia Welch.

Rachel is a RYS 200 hr Yoga teacher and teaches the Ayurveda curriculum on the Earthwise Yoga Teacher training program.

Rachel is the founder of Anadi Ayurveda and offers an unique approach to Ayurveda incorporating energetic diagnosis and healing to her Ayurvedic treatments.

As a skilled intuitive, Rachel has developed Vayu Diagnosis (a method analyzing the blockages held in the client’s Vayus, the energy channels) and Chakra Diagnosis, (an intimate multi-dimensional assessment of all energetic factors affecting the chakras) and offers both along with consultations and treatments.

Rachel has a sincere commitment to the growth of each individual client and invites the client to take ownership of their patterns, potentially freeing themselves from the continuous cycle of blockages and frustration.

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Rachel can be contacted on 087 9233164 or at info(at)


Colin Starrett

Acupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine

Following on from his degree from the University of Ulster Colin travelled extensively and lived in China for a number of years, learning Chinese and much about Chinese culture. Life in China, his personal experience of Chinese Medicine in both Ireland and China, and his study at The Jade Sun School led to him experiencing a deep-felt drive to learn and practice Chinese Medicine.

This resulted in him studying acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Beijing, Dublin and Nanjing. He also carried out clinical internships following doctors in very well regarded Chinese Medicine hospitals for a number of months in China.

After graduating he set up Morning Star Acupuncture Sandycove with the intent of providing heartful healing to all that wish to receive it.

He has, over a number of years, completed the syllabus of The Jade Sun School, which seeks to help students connect with and understand the essence of their humanity and express this into all aspects of their life.

Colin can be contacted on 087 7624336 or at info(at) For further details please see


Alison Traynor

Solar Sound Healing | ‘Care for the Self’ Meditation

Alison started to attend Solar Sound Healing sessions in 2003. Her experience of Solar Sound Healing opened up an interest in self-healing and personal development and she later began to study ‘Spiritual Heart Science’ at the Jade Sun School.

It is within the healing arts that Alison found her path. She qualified through the Jade Sun School as a Solar Sound Healer in May 2016 and as a facilitator of the Jade Sun School’s ‘Care for the Self’ Healing-Meditation program in November 2016.

“All of the tools I have learned at the Jade Sun School have brought so much clarity into my life. I feel more centred, more grounded, more present, more alive and more open-hearted. This has encouraged me greatly to offer something back into the community through this system of transformational healing that I have gained so much from.”

She works also as an Artist bringing her healing intuition into her Artworks. Please see if you would like to view these Sacred Artworks.

Alison can be contacted on 086 3871447 or at alison(at) For more information please see


Neal Traynor

Tai Chi | Qi Gong | Solar Sound Healing | ‘Care for the Self’ Meditation | Jade Sun School Healing-Meditation Module 1

Neal Traynor obtained a degree in Psychology from U.C.D. in 1991 and later went on to study Counselling with the ICCP (2007/2008).

Neal has studied Tai Chi & Qi Gong with Gary Collins from 1999 and also completed the Jade Sun School Syllabus in 2012. In 2013 Gary & Neal founded the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong and in 2014 they established Elysium Sanctuary Sandycove. In 2018 Neal co-founded The Centre of Us with his wife, Alison Traynor.

Neal offers private Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes as well as Solar Sound Healing and Meditation sessions and courses from Elysium Sanctuary Sandycove.

He can be contacted on 087 9085684 or at neal(at)


Lily Lang Yu

Acupuncturist | Sports Injury Therapist

Dr. Lily Lang Yu is a qualified Chinese Medical doctor, registered as an acupuncturist with Acupuncture Council of Ireland. Dr. Lily is from a family renowned in China for their medical expertise. Dr. Lily has the passion and experience of four generations of the very best in Chinese medicine. Dr. Lily also studied Sports Injury therapy course in Carlow. She is here to help you and cure you.

Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion and Sports Injury treatment and rehabilitation.  Acupuncture is helpful to many injuries and diseases such as: chronic and acute pain like migraine, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain, sciatica and arthritis; mental & emotional symptoms like depression, anxiety and stress and other conditions like sinusitis, irregular or heavy period, infertility.

Insurance covered by VHI, LAYA, AVIVA and HSF.

Lily can be contacted on 086 0466288. For further details please see