Sighle McDonnell

Sighle has her own special skills and Sighle Portraitextended trainings. She is fully insured, and strives to share with you something of their own commitment and love of the practice of Yoga.

Sighle Mc Donnell has been teaching Yoga in and around Dalkey for almost 25 yrs and has held workshops in both Ireland and aboard. She started teacher training in the 80’s with the IYA. Remedial Yoga training in the ‘90’s helped her to recover fully from illness (Sarcoidosis) and back surgery (Spinal Fusion). Sighle is a Certified Remedial Teacher y.h.r.t (c.) completing both the Initial and Intermediate levels.

Sighle’s safe gentle approach to the practice evolved into her class Yoga for Pregnancy. For over 20 yrs. Sighle has been guiding women and their partners successfully through pregnancy, with the confidence to birth well and later recover the strength and well being needed for motherhood.

To bring her pregnancy yoga to a bigger audience Sighle co-produced with Dee O’Rourke a DVD A Labour of Love in 2009.

Over the years, Sighle has completed courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Women’s Studies, Yoga for MS, Asthma, Lower Back, ME, and Cancer Care. She has specialised in working with individuals recovering or living with such illnesses. She has also been involved in the training of IYA teachers ( Pregnancy Module) and has assisted in training teachers for Yoga Therapy Ireland.

Her Contemporary Yoga training continues to evolve with regular trips back to Kripalu, Lenox, MA, where she has furthered and completed her training in Trance Dance with Shiva Rae, Raja Yoga with Stephen Cope, and Overcoming Trauma with Bessel Van der Kolk and Robert Macy ph.D,/Trauma Center Boston.

She has received the 5 mindfulness trainings from Thich Nath Hanh, and has spent time over many years in both Christian and Zen Buddhist Circles.

Sighle resently (June 2013) completed her training  in Restorative Yoga with world respected teacher Judith Lasater.