Founder Biography

Biography of Catriona Mc Cormack – Founder of Yoga Ireland

Catriona Mc Cormack founded Yoga Ireland in 1997 with the intention of teaching yoga to people because of  the amazing curative results she’d found.


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I am as passionate today about spreading the word of Yoga as I always have been.

I had chronic eczema until my 20’s,I also had asthma and a lot of allergies along with Scoliosis. Having exhausted every other avenue over the years I decided to try Yoga. Within 1 year of practice my eczema and asthma had cleared and my back felt great. I was so passionate about sharing this with others I left a career in design and started training to be a Yoga teacher. I have been practicing for more than 20 years now. Along the way I have studied with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable yogis from all different parts of the world and schools of thought. In 2002 I completed a further two-year Yoga Therapy Diploma Course with two medical doctors and Marie Quail, an esteemed yoga therapist. This provided me with a grounding in modern medicine and the application of yoga to medical conditions.

During my early twenties I underwent some challenging times, as many of us do through these transitional and unpredictable times. Yoga gave me the strength and courage I needed to weather these times, once more testament to the curative and preventative powers of yoga.

My motivation is a staunch belief in the positive and redemptive abilities of Yoga and the desire to share these with others.I have had the privilege to train with some of the most famous & learned yogis, to name a few David Swenson,Hannah Gilespy,Marie Quail & Marianne Jacuzzi. In 2001 I began a diploma in Yoga Therapy course with YTTC and was happy to qualifiy top of my class.


I now specializes in Back Problems and Stress Management and have enjoyed great success with clients over the years. My days are filled with a wonderful combination of General Classes, One to One session both Yoga Therapy & Reiki.


I am now happy to be a Reiki Master and offer Reiki sessions both in Dublin and Kildare. Today I run Yoga Ireland alongside my Yoga Therapy & Reiki clinic.

Some of my corporate clients I have been very happy to teach are Eircom, IIB, An Bord Bia, Blanchardstown Hospital & Harrolds Cross Hospice,ICON parmaceuticals and Davy’s Stockbrokers.

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