Testimonials

What others say about us....

We have been privileged to teach and to learn from some truly wonderful students. We strive to make a meaningful connection with each person we work with and have deep gratitude and respect for all. Here are some of the words about us that others were kind enough to share.
"I can't recommend the prenatal yoga teacher training with Shelagh Sutton highly enough. Shelagh's passion, knowledge, manner, attention to detail and training materials made this course a really enjoyable experience.  Shelagh fosters a space for open discussion and learning so that you benefit not only from her wealth of knowledge but also from your peers attending the course. The module format allows you time to assimilate what you have learned and ample time to complete assignments. Most importantly you will come away with a deep sense of confidence in your ability to support and teach mommas to be and great new friendships with fellow yogis."
- Nicole, All About U , Tipperary
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Yellow flowers - Dearcán Yoga
"The prenatal yoga training was an amazing experience. I felt empowered as a woman after the course. I had never realized how wonderful the female body was before. Shelagh's comprehensive notes and assessment gave me the confidence to teach pregnancy yoga safely. Shelagh's wonderful sense of humor and unique teaching style made the course fun and enjoyable."
- Lynsey, Co. Louth

"Shelagh guided us through the teachings like a friend passing on her wisdom. I really didn't know what to expect going into the course but felt so well rounded when we graduated. We had anatomy, philosophy, class practical and in-depth breakdown of the poses but also there was really interesting insights into the workings of our hospitals and on the ground real life tools to take away. I am out teaching now and loving feeling confident with my Clients, which I have Shelagh to thank for!"
- Sinéad, Moons Yoga , Dublin

Yellow flowers - Dearcán Yoga
Yellow flowers - Dearcán Yoga
"I have to say it was definitely the best course I did. I don't believe any previous study gave me this much knowledge and confidence to teach. Thank you so much for that. Your future students will be lucky to find you! I couldn't recommend your course higly enough! It helped me to not only get rid of prejudices towards childbirth and realise how important the time before labour is but it also made me enrich my regular yoga classes. It brought me back to the importance of movement in the body, the breath work and relaxation. Intense study time but how well thought. Thank you again." 
-Bozena, Waterford

"I was lucky enough to complete both my yoga teacher training and my prenatal yoga training with Shelagh - the former while I was pregnant myself, so I was under Shelagh's care and guidance as a pregnant woman, as a yoga student and later as a yoga teacher. In each capacity I found her to be a compassionate, careful, and well-informed guide. She approaches all her students with great enthusiasm and knowledge, a willingness to engage in debate and to promote further research as well as practical example and investigation. On the prenatal yoga course in particular, it is clear that she is passionately committed to empowering women to embrace their own strength and abilities to help them to have the best experience they can during pregnancy and birth. I know she will continue to inspire new yoga teachers as well as pregnant women through these courses."  
- Síle, Dearcán Yoga , Cork
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"I completed my Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Shelagh Sutton in 2014. I found the course to be exceptional, including the structure, the notes, the instruction and the support and feedback given, both during and after the course. I feel that the course gave a very comprehensive education of pregnancy itself and pre-natal yoga for all stages of pregnancy. The assignments were designed to help us to learn more about pre-natal yoga and, for me, the feedback given on the assignments helped me to push myself to work to the best of my ability and to learn and grow further as a mature-student. I highly recommend this course, and Shelagh is a fantastic teacher. "
- Sarah, Shining Light Wellness , Cork


"As a yoga teacher I had been apprehensive about having pregnant women in my class. I was nervous of safety. Having completed my training I feel equipped and excited to teach pregnancy yoga.
The course covers all aspects necessary to ensure a safe and nourishing yoga experience. I felt very comforted by the level of up to date research and findings presented. There is a lovely mix of practice and theory... I believe every woman should have this level of understanding of her most vital system.  There is also huge learning from the groups personal experience. I was so lucky to be pregnant while completing the training. No where better in the world to be. I highly recommend Shelaghs programme."
- Orlaith, Cork
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 "I did both my 200 hour yoga diploma in 2013 and my prenatal yoga in the summer of 2014 with Shelagh Sutton. I really enjoyed this course with Shelagh. She is a fantastic, organised and very enthusiastic instructor. She makes any yoga related course so interesting and is very encouraging. If you are contemplating about doing a yoga course with Shelagh, go and book it now. You will not regret it. Her instruction is precise and very informative. Enjoy it!"
Carmel, Cork City Pilates and Yoga