Relieving Leaving Cert Stress with Yoga

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Written by Conor McCreesh


Louise Egan a young entrepreneur currently a leaving certificate student and her mother Paulette Egan (also her business partner) have come up with a positive campaign that will help students get through their exams through yoga.

The Leaving Certificate can cause high-levels of stress and panic, as the race for points and college places heats up so, I-SPY Clothing’s mother and daughter team of Louise and Paulette decided to come up with a solution to solve student’s Leaving Cert stress. With Paulette’s experience as a yoga teacher, the pair decided to introduce yoga to Louise’s 6th year Leaving Certificate class in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Paulette arrived at Louise’s school and brought the class to a quiet space to practice yoga. She showed them the benefits of how yoga can reduce stress and help them to stay calm throughout their exams. Paulette and Louise received a hugely positive response from the 6th year class. This has encouraged Paulette and Louise to launch the I-SPY Success Campaign so that all Irish Leaving Certificate students can benefit from the stress-relieving qualities of yoga.


With only a few weeks left until the Leaving Certificate commences, the I-SPY Success Campaign will see Paulette and Louise post short, daily videos on their I-SPY Clothing Facebook page to show Leaving Certificate students how to reduce stress and stay calm through yoga. Throughout the campaign, the short, daily videos will demonstrate how students can remain calm and focused during an exam through breathing techniques and how to prevent hand-cramp during an exam.

I-SPY Clothing founders believe that these videos are essential to ensure that all 6th-year students enter the exams fully focused and stress-free. By practising yoga techniques for a few minutes every day, students will be able to stay positive and improve their exam performance. The I-SPY Success Campaign has been launched for the sole purpose of benefiting students. Both Louise and Paulette have stated that it is vital that businesses utilise their skills and resources to benefit their community and country. Since the launch of the I-SPY Success Campaign on 20th of May, the founders of I-SPY Clothing have received a massive response.

Louise and Paulette hope that all Leaving Certificate students see their videos and gain from them. The mission of I-SPY Clothing’s campaign is to reduce stress so that students ensure success!

For more information visit the I-SPY Website here

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