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 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 trained with Paul Harvey for over 10 years, who studied with 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 and 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 of Yoga, having a particular interest in the potential it offers to create change at both physical and psychological levels.

From 2001 to 2007 Michele studied with Hanne Gillespie, through one to one Yoga lessons together with Introductory and Foundation Yoga courses. Encouraged by the depth, practicability and professionalism underpinning this approach to teaching, Michele subsequently studied directly with Paul Harvey.

From 2005 to 2008 she completed a professionally accredited four year Yoga Teacher Training Programme, through the Centre for Yoga Studies (cYs), Bristol UK, and in 2010 an advanced two year Yoga Further Studies Programme  through cYs, focusing on Yoga psychology and the therapeutic application of Yoga for individuals.