Director: Dr Barbara Strahan
PhD; BMus; A.L.C.M.
Founded by Dr Barbara Strahan in 2017, OSTINATO is a Dublin-based education practice focused on bringing mindfulness into all aspects of education. By combining 20 years of experience in education with mindful meditation, mindful exercises and mindful movement, Barbara offers a specialized service to students aiming to find the balance between academic success and personal well-being.
Barbara has gained experience in a variety of educational contexts: Music Teacher (20 years); Tutor and Lecturer – Maynooth University and Trinity College Dublin (10 years). Barbara has been incorporating mindfulness and meditation into her teaching for several years and has therefore observed the multiple benefits of this practice.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN THE APPLIED USE OF MINDFULNESS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (British Mindfulness Institute and the Irish Mindfulness Institute)
Barbara has also completed courses in mindfulness and meditation with Oscailt, Integrative Healing Centre (2013) and with The British and Irish Mindfulness Institutes (2018).
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council
John and Pat Hume Scholarship (Maynooth University)
Bursary for first place for first-year BMus exams