Our Approach
Based at Yoga Bloom on a Wexford farm, Ireland and guided by the principles of yogic philosophy, our highest priority is respect and compassion for all those with whom we interact. 
As a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, contact hours are certifiable as continuing education for qualified yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance
Our goal is to be of service. Serving and benefiting
our participants and their future students is at the
​fore of our minds, always. 

We recognise that everyone is on different stages of their journey and we strive to create a nurturing environment to support each individual's learning experience. 

We allow space to explore the deeply personal, spiritual experience that can occur with yoga practice. Alongside this, we recognise the importance and value of evidence-based science, which we rely on to inform our recommendations for teaching pregnancy yoga. 

We are committed to maintaining extremely high standards in every aspect: the content we teach, how the course is organised, the course notes & materials, the feedback we give on coursework, as well as our teaching ethos.  

We are passionate about empowering people with knowledge and skills to not only help enhance their own journeys, but to enable them to guide others on their yoga journeys too. 
Our Tutors
Our tutors are highly qualified and with far-reaching experience. At the same time, they are supportive and approachable, and they strive to make the learning experience as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. 

Adrienne Corless

Adrienne is a yoga teacher, birth enthusiast, doula, and breastfeeding support advocate and is passionate about providing support to women in pregnancy and motherhood, through yoga, company and cups of tea!

Adrienne trained as a yoga teacher at Wexford's Earthwise Yoga, and trained as a prenatal yoga teacher with Shelagh Sutton of Prenatal Yoga Training Centre. She is also a qualified Mother and Baby Yoga instructor and a doula. She was a founding member of the Irish charity Friends of Breastfeeding. Adrienne is a passionate advocate for helping women to feel empowered in their own decision-making in birth.

She is the founder of Yoga Bloom, which is a dedicated space for yoga for pregnancy, new mothers and babies in rural Wexford.

Gráinne Flannery, MISCP, BSc. Physiotherapy

Gráinne Flannery is a physiotherapist and yoga teacher. She trained with Green Lotus Yoga School in 2010 and since then has taught yoga classes in Galway, Donegal, Cork and Mullingar. She deepened her yoga experience whilst travelling in India in 2011 and 2012, where she also obtained a certificate in Ayurvedic Massage. She trained in Prenatal Yoga with Shelagh Sutton 2017 and is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion with NUIG.  

Gráinne holds a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick and has been working as a chartered physiotherapist since 2006 in both the private and public sectors within the acute hospital and community settings. She has a specific interest in women's health and regularly attends CPD events and workshops on women's pelvic health. She is currently working as a physiotherapist in Primary Care with the HSE and in a private practise in Co. Westmeath, mainly in the areas of musculoskeletal issues and women’s health. 

Gráinne is also interested in integrated therapies and environmental issues and completed a herbal medicine apprenticeship with Veritas Hibernica in 2013. She then went on to study Sustainable Horticulture in Kinsale College of Further Education in 2014, where she also gained a certificate in Permaculture Design. From then she has worked with various garden projects and in the developing area of Social Farming.

With her passion for integrated therapies and female pelvic health along with her extensive anatomical knowledge, Gráinne brings a wealth of information and depth of understanding to the prenatal training course.

Shakti Saraswati

Shakti is a fully accredited 500hr Yoga Alliance teacher with 13 years experience teaching yoga. She is the founder of Earthwise Yoga, a peaceful yoga sanctuary in rural South-East Ireland.

Shakti is a Moon Mother offering womb blessings for women, and teaches Womb Yoga, which is a practice that honours the cyclic nature of women. She has been practising bellydance for ten years and has led bellydance workshops as a way of celebrating the feminine body. Shakti is a co-creator of Wexford Red Tent, a monthly women’s circle.

Shakti has a deep respect for the powerfully transformative potential of yoga and is passionate about sharing her understanding with others. She feels inspired to help women to reconnect with their essence, to reclaim their uniqueness, uncovering the magnificence of the Feminine.

Shelagh Sutton, MA, E-RYT

Shelagh Sutton is the founder of the Prenatal Yoga Training Centre and has taught yoga teacher training courses for 5 years. She holds an MA from UCC, a BA in Philosophy from NUI, Galway, diplomas in Hatha and Prenatal Yoga, and she trained as a Doula in 2016. It was her passion for empowering and supporting women that led Shelagh on the path of prenatal yoga teacher training, which has been a joy and a privilage throughout. A self-confessed learning addict, Shelagh also studied a variety of other disciplines too including Nutrition, Social Studies and Business Management, but it was in both Subtle Body Yoga and Shamanism where she found the most profound healing.

Struck by a mysterious illness in 2014, Shelagh was initially bedbound and though determined to recover her health, was lost in a sea of uncertainty. Reluctantly, but out of necessity, she began to focus on withdrawing, meditating and slowly learning the art of self care. She tried a range of therapies and healing techniques before she discovered Veronica Larsson, founder of "Subtle Body and Yoga Energy Medicine". Shelagh studied with Veronica over a few years and slowly worked on peeling away the layers contributing to her ill-health. In the midst of finally receiving a diagnosis of Lyme disease, Shelagh signed up for a Shamanic training course. It was through Subtle Body and Shamanic work that deep and thorough healing finally came and Shelagh's well-being was completely transformed.

In early 2018, Shelagh handed over the Prenatal Yoga Training Centre to a wonderful and passionate team led by Adrienne Corless. Surrounded by the sea and the native flowers of the Hook Peninsula in Co. Wexford, Shelagh now works  as a Flower Essence and Shamanic Practitioner, striving to share her wisdom to help others along their healing journeys.