A note from Siobhán Shinnors:
Siobhán Shinnors, Master Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist and Iridologist with 18 years of yoga therapy experience.
It has been a long journey that has brought me to this place of Natural Medicine & Yoga Therapy. I am a curious truth seeker. I’m motivated by all things which bring about a healthier space within me and in others. For me that means being in harmony with nature and in my personal relationships both to myself and others.
I have worn many hats as an English teacher, a Network Technician & Systems Analyst (BSc. 1997) and Yoga Teacher & Mind Body facilitator for over 18 years. During these years I provided yoga & mind body programmes to the general public, corporate sector, communities, schools, special needs & in private therapy sessions. I continue to provide weekend retreats and day workshops on yoga, breath work, mindfulness, nutrition & wild food identification.
In the earlier years, in between contracts during my work in the corporate IT sector, I spent time living and working on bio dynamic farms which led to earning a certificate in Permaculture Design & sustainable living. In 2001 I began the journey of practising Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin and have completed many 10 day silent retreats.
PRESENTLY: I’m a Licenced Master Medical Herbalist & Nutritionist trained with the Irish School of Herbal Medicine (2012 - 2017) and registered with professional bodies IAMMH (Irish Association of Master Medical Herbalists) and NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland). The four-year program in Herbal Medicine, a combination of both academic and apprenticeship based delivery, included 600 clinic hours plus an additional year spent on case studies. I have also Qualifications in Yoga Teaching & Therapies through The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (2002) and Yoga Therapy Training Centre (YTTC) 2006 and various other bodies.
When working one-on-one with clients I may take into consideration quality of breath, posture, lifestyle, diet, current medication and side effects and the iris picture. I look for patterns & triggers of disease so changes made and herbal formulas designed are the most effective and therefore bring about the more immediate results. In my years as a therapist, I have realised that disease/poor health occurs most often when our outer world (environment, actions, expression) are not accurately reflecting our inner self. My background in the corporate London world and the practice/teaching of yoga and meditation provides me with an intimate understanding of the mind body connection and stress related conditions.
Working holistically using any of the tools mentioned that are appropriate, I aim to empower the individual to embrace simple healing modalities and take control of their own health and ultimately come back to a place of wellness.