About me…

IMG_9534I’ve been involved with the study and practice of Yoga since 1971. In 1979 I was among the first yoga teachers in N.Ireland trained in the Satyananda tradition. As a Satyananda Teacher, I had opportunities to live and teach in India, Singapore and the UK.

By 2000, drawn to the teachings of TKV Desikachar, I started individual tuition with Hanne Gillespie, Director of Clonlea Yoga Studio in Blackrock ( www.clonleayogastudio.com). I embarked on a new phase of training with Paul Harvey at the Centre for Yoga Studies in Bristol (www.yogastudies.org) and became a registered Association for Yoga Studies practitioner in 2006 ( www.ays.org.uk).
To nourish my personal practice and support my teaching, I started to work with Danish teacher Peter Hersnack ( www.art-of-yoga.fr) in 2008. For 8 wonderful years I enjoyed regular one-to-one sessions with Peter and had the privilege of joining a group of senior teachers who worked  with him in Denmark, France and UK. Sadly Peter passed away in March 2016, but he lives on in my daily practice and in the lives of many whom he inspired.

And somewhere along the way I trained as a Stress Management Therapist, Reflexologist, Teacher of Sacred Dance and Teacher of Mindfulness Meditation (MBSR)

Thoroughly committed to widening and deepening my grasp of body-mind approaches to well being, in 2013 I undertook a 3-year training in Somatic Experiencing.
Somatic Experiencing is the work of Peter Levine. It’s a body-based psycho-therapeutic way of working with trauma and accumulated stress. See  http://www.traumahealing.com

My most recent training has been a 2-year Gestalt Practitioner Diploma. While Somatic Experiencing was largely about developing capacity and restoring regulation in the nervous system, in Gestalt I learned a huge amount about co-regulation…but I’ll write about all of these journeys in due course!

To enrol in  class, book an appointment or discuss  your health and well being needs, call 086 8120332

8 thoughts on “About me…

  1. Hi Mairead i am interested in doing the yoga in enniskillen starting 20th Sept. Wud u let me know how much the classes r… Thanx sandra

    1. Hi Sandra,
      Thanks for your enquiry. The classes run for 10 weeks and cost £50. I encourage people to enrol for the whole course and pay at the beginning if possible. If you need to negotiate about the payment, or indeed if you’d like other details about the classes, do give me a ring: 00353 86 8120332.
      Warm wishes, Mairead

    1. Hi Anna,
      We spoke this morning! I am so sorry for not getting back to you earlier – I have been ignoring my computer for days! Thank you for calling this morning.
      Look forward to meeting you on Thursday 20th.
      Warm wishes,

  2. Hi mairead,
    My name is Jodie, I am just enquiring to see if u do one to one classes/appointments for meditation? My sister in law was here for Xmas and she has being doing meditation for 3 years now and the difference is absolutely brilliant she is so positive now, so much more relaxed, thinks so positively, and I would love to start it up as j would be a very nervous, worrying person,
    Maybe this isn’t even something u so but if it isn’t I’m wondering could u point me in the right direction

    1. Hi Jodie,
      Thanks for your email.
      Yes I do see people one-to-one for mindfulness. Why don’t you give me a ring over the next couple of days on 086 8120332 and we can have a chat about what you are hoping for, and discuss practical details of where and when to meet etc…
      I look forward to hearing from you.
      Warm wishes,

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