Michele Harney’s Personal & Professional Yoga Bio


Michele teaches Yoga to individuals and small groups in Dundrum

The approach underpinning her teaching is informed and inspired by the teachings of T Krishnamacharya and his student of 30 years, TKV Desikachar.

TKV Desikachar was one of the most important modern teachers  of Yoga for the West. His teachings are rooted in the teachings of his father T Krishnamacharya, whose work has had a profound influence on Western understanding of Yoga.

Studying in this approach for over 15 years, Michele has trained with Paul Harvey for over 10 years, himself a student of TKV Desikachar for over 25 years.

Following graduation from Dublin City University in 1989 Michele began to further her interest in psychology and personal development through attainment of a diploma in Counselling Skills through NUI Maynooth.

Subsequent to this attaining a Certificate in Gestalt Therapy and a Diploma in Life & Business Coaching.

As part of her exploration of psychology and the link between body and mind, in 1998 Michele became interested in the practice and exploration of Yoga, having a particular interest in the potential it offers in terms of creating change at both physical and psychological levels.

From 2001 to 2007 Michele had personal Yoga lessons and completed Introductory and Foundation Yoga courses with Hanne Gillespie, Clonlea Yoga Studio. The approach to practice and teaching was informed by Paul Harvey.

Encouraged by the depth and practicability underpinning this approach to teaching, together with the professionalism of the approach, Michele progressed to study directly with Paul Harvey, attending a number of Yoga retreats and taking personal lessons.

From 2005 to 2008 Michele completed a professionally accredited four year Yoga Teacher Training Programme, through Paul’s Centre for Yoga Studies (cYs), Bristol UK, and in 2009 completing a specialist Yoga in Pregnancy module with cYs.

In 2010 she completed an advanced two year Yoga Further Studies Programme again through cYs, focusing on Yoga psychology and the therapeutic application of Yoga for individuals. She has also trained as a cYs Introductory Workshop Course teacher. Michele continues to study with Paul.

Registered as a cYs Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Michele is professionally accredited to teach by the British Wheel of Yoga, the National Governing Body for Yoga in the UK, and EUFNY, the European Union of Yoga Federations.