The Yoga Centre


Mary Armshaw


Mary has been a student of yoga for many years. Her first teacher was her father, who was introduced to the practice in the early sixties by a monk from a local monastery.

She began a teacher training programme in 1995 with the Irish Yoga Association following a comprehensive course in all aspects of traditional practice. The study of the classical system of Patanjali formed the core of the training, from the ethical principles that lie at its foundation, through asana, pranayama and the higher practice of meditation. The influence of some modern masters, such as B.K.S Iyengar and Swami Satyananda was encouraged and the history, philosophy and psychology of yoga were covered extensively.

She began teaching at The Yoga Centre in 1997 and continues to explore this ancient tradition through further training, private practice and study.

She has been in training as a shamanic practitioner for almost ten years and holds the view that the practice of yoga can lead to the transformation of both the individual and the society where he or she finds their home.

Michele Ryan

Michele has been practising yoga for 24 years and completed a 2-year yoga teachers training course in Satyananda Yoga also known as The Bihar School of Yoga. It is affiliated with The British Wheel of Yoga, which is a government-recognised institution.

She attends in-service courses every year and these have included longer courses on subjects such as the Chakras and Meditation.

She has been teaching yoga intensively in The Yoga Centre since 1996 and specializes also in Pregnancy Yoga.

Ruth Ganley

Yoga has been a part of Ruth's life for 25 years. She has been teaching Satyananda yoga for 10 years. She feels blessed with having stumbled across this system which is very holistic.

Since qualifying she has completed courses in: Yoga for Cancer Care, Yoga for Children, Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth

Annually she completes inservice training covering a mimimum of 15 hours.

Before yoga teaching Ruth was nursing for nearly 20 years, both general and mental health. Now she teaches yoga, grows food organically, and drives a rural transport bus.

Clare O'Dea

Clare O'Dea qualified as a Satyananda yoga teacher in 2006, and has been teaching in Limerick since then, to students of all ages and abilities. She discovered the wonderful benefits of yoga in her early 20s while studying contemporary dance, and knew then that she would, in her future, teach yoga.

Clare attends annual in-service courses in yoga and is a registered member of the British Wheel of Yoga.