Roisin Allana is a born and bred Londoner with Celtic roots and a free-spirited nature.
Naturally curious and contradictory, she’s equally at home leading mantra meditations and cutting shapes on a bass-driven dance-floor. She can hermit away and write for days but also loves the freneticism of life on the road.
As a child she wanted to be a nun, until she read into Catholicism and found boys, clothes and parties. She could also hear a louder voice of encouragement, calling her to follow society’s steps to so-called success.
Years were spent working day and night to build a career as a journalist. She did well too – her work was published in The Independent, The Mirror, Conde Nast Traveller, Cosmopolitan Magazine, FHM, Yoga Magazine and Om Yoga Magazine.
Then, in 2008, her Mother died. Her Father was in hospital at the same time and died a few years later. Both were sensitive, damaged souls that were drawn together then pulled apart by their pain. Instead of escaping like they did, however, Roisin Allana chose to feel – to go through her feelings of anger, upset, resentment and guilt – and use her parents’ lives as lessons for growth.
Her parents’ deaths made her realise how short life can be and that hers needed to change. She trained as a Kundalini Yoga teacher and started to write her first novel. Her career as a journalist no longer fit. Roisin Allana wanted to live life for her – to share what she enjoyed doing, not just follow a money-making path in something similar.
Now, Roisin Allana writes women’s visionary fiction, random short stories and poems of expressive release. She also offers herself as a channel to share the powerful, transformative teachings of Kundalini Yoga to adults, students and children. All of which draw on her decade’s experience in the publishing and entertainment industries.
Her yoga classes and workshops have run throughout the UK and she offers one-to-one sessions or courses, either in person or via Skype, tailored to suit the individual. She has taught for the Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (KYTA) at The Yoga Show. Is a regular teacher at Morning Gloryville. Curator for the Soul Dome at Bestival. A founding member of the vibration-raising community-driven nights, Beulah Tribe and the yoga and dance festival, Beulah. Her passions of writing and yoga have also amalgamated into Wild Writing sessions at many UK festivals and through the creative writing critique and workshop group, Cut It Out.
In sharing her joys, Roisin Allana encourages others to listen to the stirrings of their own souls and start to live their truth. She believes it is imperative in this paradoxical age, of disconnection despite global connection, that people start tuning in to their feelings – rather than numbing and escaping. Regardless of societal, familial or peer-driven expectations, she encourages people to reconnect within, really listen (to themselves and others), find a way to release negative patterns and do more of what makes them truly happy.