Favourite find for July 19


I first encountered Rachel and Brian’s ice cream Nobó, which is a clever play on the Irish language (nobó = no cow!), at Marley Park market. I was very taken by their passion and innovation for what they were lovingly creating. As a plantie with plantie ice cream loving kiddies I always kept an eye on where they were popping up and what new products they were launching on Instagram.

I love that their products are so pure with very few ingredients and yet they work! Simplicity is much harder to master, but master it they do. Their award winning ice cream comes in six different flavours. Our family favourites being Vanilla & Coconut and Chocolate & toasted almond. Ice cream can be quite scientific, not enough fat content and it will crystalize, too much fat content and it loses it smooth softness. It took them two years of experimenting before they came up with their basic magic formula. The base of all their flavours is avocado and coconut which gives them a creamy result without dominating the flavour combinations. And as if that wasn’t enough they are also refined sugar free – using honey for a more natural source of sweetness. They also have more recently added a range of five plant based chocolates to their range. Theses disk shaped chocolate bars are reminiscent of what a giant chocolate button would have felt like in your hand as a kiddie – heaven!

Next time you’re treating yourself to some ice cream pick up a nobó and treat yourself to no added nasties too! Nobó is luckily becoming widely available in The Hopsack, The Health Store, Avoca, Centre, Fresh, Nourish and many more! Check out their full stockist list on their website. You can also learn more about their products and order the chocolate direct from their website and follow them on Instagram for updates and new product launches.

Teaching Yoga is one of my favourite yoga books that I keep coming back to. It was the first book I bought after I finished my 200hr teacher training and I not only read it cover to cover but I studied it in depth. It made the transition to teaching those first few nervous classes much easier to navigate as a new teacher.

It gives you a well rounded and very accessible understanding of a wide range of teaching topics such as asana breakdowns, anatomy, yoga history, yoga philosophy, styles of yoga and breathing techniques. It breaks the asana down into families and introduces each section with information about what to look out for and the anatomy of each family. It also gives alignment cues, tips for creating the right environment for your class, and good etiquette to embed into your teaching methods.

It’s a book I would love to see on more teacher training curriculums. If you are about to embark on a teacher training and it is not part of your book list I would recommend you pick it up and get reading. Teaching Yoga is available from Yogamatters, Amazon and all good online bookshops. Mark Stephens has also written other yoga books that I would highly recommend. Two of which are part of my book collection – Yoga Sequencing and Yoga Therapy.

Life in Commune is the podcast baby of soon to be parents Patrick Beach and Carling Harps. Co-owners of Seattle yoga studio Commune they originally had a podcast called The Breathing Club which concentrated on reviewing yoga books. This new podcast shares their insights into the world of yoga and explores inside takes on the Yoga & Wellness industry, resources for yoga teachers and practitioners, mindfulness and beyond (fantastic Game of Throne episode!).

Patrick Beach is no stranger to Dublin. He headlines the WellYoga tent at Wellfest last year with his fluid vinyasa style called Awakening Yoga. What I love about his creative styleof yoga is how it focusing on building strength as well a fluidity and functional movement. The organic fluidity of the movement in the practice helps you naturally move towards focused introspection. You can practice with Patrick on AloMoves. Patrick and Carling also share a YouTube channel.

Life in Commune is available on iTunes. You can also learn more about Patrick Beach on his website or on Instagram and his Seattle based studio Commune on Instagram. I highly recommend catching a PB class or workshop and for Dublin yogis you’re in for a treat, he’s back with a four day intensive workshop at The Yoga Hub this October!

Ruth Delahunty Yogaru

Favourite finds for June 19


BetterYou are an innovative natural health supplement brand who are pioneering the way in looking at how we absorb our nutritional supplements. They are currently concentrating on the vitamins and minerals that are becoming more depleted in our daily lives through lack of sunlight, poor quality soils in agriculture, and an increases in digestive issues. Traditional capsule method relies on good conditions of your gut for absorption. BetterYou use clinically proven optimal absorption directly onto the skin and through oral sprays.

I first encountered BetterYou when I started using their Magnesium spray to restore tired muscles after strong yoga practices. Soon after they brought out their Magnesium Flakes which started my obsession with long recuperative soaks in the bath! Magnesium is important for calcium absorption, repairing soft tissue, speeding recovery time from muscle injuries and most importantly helping you get a good night sleep.

I also use a range of their nutritional oral sprays which delivers micro-sized droplets directly into the bloodstream through the soft vein dense tissue of the mouth for optimal and rapid absorption. I’ve used their Turmeric spray for its anti inflammatory benefits; the Iron spray to support me if I’m feeling tired; and more recently I have the whole family on a daily sprays of the Vegan Health to make sure we’re ticking all the vit D, B12, iron and iodine boxes.

BetterYou provides a range of nutritional supplements available in The Hopsack, The Health Store and all good health shops. You can also learn more about their products and order direct from their full range of products from their website.

The philosophy of yoga is fascinating, vast but sometimes hard to get your head around. In Living the Sutras authors Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden aim to make these important ancient texts more accessible by looking at the sutras through modern eyes and helping you understand how to apply them to your life. The Yoga Sutras are the core of yoga philosophy written by guru Patanjali over two thousand years ago. They are made up of 196 proverbs that give suggestions on how to incorporate the concepts of yoga into your everyday lives on and off the mat. It is a fantastic entry point to understanding how to move towards yoga as a way of living. The two authors have also recently launched a podcast to support the concepts in the book called Living It. They talk to internationally renowned yogis about the realities of living your yoga practice.

Living the Sutras is available in Kindle and paperback from Amazon in and all good online bookshops. They also have a podcast to support the concept of the book called Living it available on iTunes.

Happy Magazine is an innovative support website, and more recently a printed magazine, for people affected by cancer in Ireland. It offers daily content to support cancer patients through beauty, chemo advice, food, health and wellbeing, book and gift recommendations home workshouts and so much more. I am incredibly honoured and proud to be one of the contributors to the online and published magazine, bringing the many benefits of yoga through simple home practice sequences.

Created by graphic designer, mum of one, and cancer survivor Holly Kennedy. When Holly was going through treatment she was amazed to find that there was nothing out there that gave practical advice and support for the ‘whole’ person. Something that understood the experience she were going through and to answer all those questions that didn’t fall into the remit of the medical system. Holly took the brave step in setting up exactly what was missing, and building an online support magazine to help people cope with this difficult time and offer positivity, inspiration, tips, motivation and encouragement to find happy again.

And as if all those achievements weren’t impressive enough – Holly has just recently been awarded Best Start Up Business runner up in the Young Entrepreneur Awards! A very worthy win. Visit Holly’s inspirational website and browse her back catalogue of articles. Sign up for her newsletter and get daily positivity straight to your inbox. You can find out more about where you can pick up a copy of the published magazine from the website.

Ruth Delahunty Yogaru

My list of favourites


Welcome to the latest addition to Yogaru. In this new Favourites section I’ll be writing reviews and sharing all my health and wellness finds with you. Sometimes you encounter a new book, or a website, that is so inspirational you want to share it with as many people as possible. The more we share, the wider the message of wellness will grow, which is what Yogaru is all about.

To get the ball rolling, below is a list of my favourite websites, books, podcasts and yoga studios. The list will be constantly evolving so make sure you check back to see what’s new. This is all about sharing information and resources so if you have anything to add to the list, or have a product or business that would fit perfectly I’d love to hear from you.




Yoga anatomy

Yoga philosophy

Yoga online shop





Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit - Donna Farhi
Bringing Yoga to Life - Donna Farhi
The Breathing Book - Donna Farhi
Teaching Yoga - Mark Stephens
Yoga Sequencing - Mark Stephens
Yoga Therapy - Mark Stephens
Yoga the Iyengar Way - Silva Mehta & Mira Mehta
Perfectly Imperfect - Baron Baptiste
Light on Yoga - B.K.S Iyengar
The Classic Yoga Bible - Christina Brown
The Modern Yoga Bible - Christina Brown

Yoga anatomy
Functional Anatomy of Yoga - David Keil
The Key Muscles of Yoga - Ray Long, MD
The Key Poses of Yoga - Ray Long, MD
The Concise Anatomy of Yoga - Chris Jarmey
Yoga Anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Mathews

Yoga philosophy
Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V Desikachar
The Inner Traditions of Yoga - Michael Stone

Wherever You Go, There You Are - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness - Mark Williams & Danny Penman
A Life Worth Breathing - Max Strom
The Art of Living - Thich Nhat Hanh

The China Study - T. Colin Campbell
How not to Die - Michael Greger, MD
Gut - Giulia Enders
In Defence of Food - Michael Pollan
The End of Illness - Dr David Agus
Neals Yard Remedies
Neals Yard Healing Foods
Neals Yard Essential Oils
The Four Pillars Plan - Dr Rangan Chatterjee

The Happy Pear - David & Stephen Flynn
The World of the Happy Pear - David & Stephen Flynn
Recipes for `Happiness - David & Stephen Flynn
Deliciously Ella - Ella Woodward
Deliciously Ella Every Day - Ella Woodward
The Plant Based Cookbook - Deliciously Ella
The Plantpower Way - Rich Roll & Julie Piatt
The Plantpower Way Italia - Rich Roll & Julie Piatt
A Modern Way to Cook - Anna Jones
A Modern Way to Eat - Anna Jones
BOSH - Henry Firth & Ian Theasby
Vegan-ish - Holly White



The Rich Roll Podcast
Yogaland Podcast
New Normal Project
One Part Podcast
Radio Headspace
Feel Better Live More
Talking Tastebuds
Wandering into Wellness
The Doctors Kitchen Podcast
The Vevolution Podcast
The Food Medic Podcast
The Irish Balance
The Yoga Life Podcast by Kevin Boyle
Deliciously Ella The Podcast
Happy Place with Fearne Cotton



Moons Yoga Loft
The Yoga Room
My Yoga Body
Yoga Dublin
Yoga Hub
The Elbow Room
Yoga Therapy Ireland
The Yoga Lounge