Siobhán Shinnors – Yoga Teacher, Nutritionist, Iridologist & Herbalist.
Siobhán began studying yoga in 1994. During her travels she studied under different teachers and explored different yoga styles. While in London she was introduced to Sivananda Yoga with Faustomaria Dorelli. Faustomaria is a senior teacher who studied under Swami Vishnu Devananda, founder of The International Sivananda Vedanta Org. She sat her first 10 day silent meditation (Vipassana), in 1998 and completed many more courses thereafter. In March 2002 Siobhan qualified as a Sivananda Yoga Instructor and returned to Ireland to teach (June ’02 – present). She currently offers classes for all levels of experience as well as pregnancy and children’s classes in the Limerick and Nenagh areas. She has been contracted to provide in-house yoga courses within schools, companies and community projects. She has also taught yoga in a voluntary capacity. Siobhán is committed to ongoing education, and has taken additional training in specialised areas of Yoga Therapy such as Yoga for Back Problems, Pregnancy Yoga and the Radiant Child Yoga Program. When the opportunity arises she also returns to Sivananda Ashrams (place of retreat and spiritual study) to deepen her practice. She is a member of YTTC(Yoga Therapy and Training Centre) and YTI (Yoga Therapy Ireland).
Siobhán has traveled extensively all over the world. She holds a BSc in Information Systems and Japanese. She ran a limited company working as a Network Technician while in London. While living in Japan she competed for the Irish-Japan Athletic Team and studied Tai Chi.
Siobhán’s other interests are diet and the philosophy of prevention rather than cure through eating well. In her years of study through books, courses and yoga training she has explored many different diets learning much through direct experience. She is a qualified Vital Nutritionist & Iridologist. She has recently completed 5yrs with the Irish School of Herbal Medicine and graduated as a Master Medical Herbalist. She runs yearly workshops/retreats on yoga and nutrition often incorporating silent walks, wild food identification and raw food nutrition into the whole experience.
Siobhán’s life experience, her continued sincere practice and her commitment to the yoga lifestyle are manifest in her teachings.
Siobhán is based in North Tipperary