Many many moons ago we had a beautiful idea. We were going to return to our homeland, Ireland, having spent a few years teaching English to the police in Italy, and bring our new Italian friends with us on a tour of Ireland in our Blue Ford Transit and teach them some English ‘on the road’. This idea quickly evolved into a Colm & Adi partnership called ‘Land of Scholar Tours’, and suddenly, adult students, mostly from Italy and Spain, were coming to Ireland to spend three-week language holidays, two of which were spent in the capital and one in the stunningly beautiful South West Kerry region. In 1995, we had a life changing experience when we met the great Mario Rinvolucri at an ACELS conference in Dublin. We cast aside our text books and embraced a more holistic, humanistic philosophy, opening ourselves up to a brand-new paradigm and a host of unimaginable experiences. Four babies and a dog later, we thought it might be best to settle in one place. Of all the beautiful places we could have chosen as our base in Ireland, it had to be Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. People always ask us why we chose Cahersiveen. We chose it most of all because it was REAL. Back in the nineties it was an unpretentious, authentic, 100% Irish Atlantic Coastal town and we like to think that it’s still like this. On top of this, it’s in a stunning location, the locals are FRIENDLY and relaxed and traditions such as Gaelic sports and Irish music and dancing are alive and kicking. We know that we made a GREAT decision. Inspired by our mystical location and holistic mindset, we trained in Yoga, NLP, counselling and changed the name of our school to Asana (the Sanskrit word for yoga posture). Over the years our tiny summer school has grown into an unforgettable learning experience for thousands of adult and teenage students. Nowadays, students come to Asana from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, Laos, Guinea and many others. We work with ELT teachers, local artists, musicians, story tellers, nature enthusiasts and dreamers. As we move towards a more transpersonal approach to education, we are reminded of how exciting our transition was into holistic and humanistic learning all those years ago. We were so passionate about our work! But, guess what? We are still as passionate now as we were then (we promised ourselves that the day we lost our passion for this work that we would give up and do something else) and this time it’s even more exciting as there are more of us! We invite all of our students to embark with us on our new journey of discovery.