Yoga Therapy Ireland Board of Directors

Moira Harper

Qualified as a Chiropodist after leaving college. Worked in Marketing as Supervisor and then Regional Manager for N.I. and Isle of Man. Qualified as Aromatherapist and Reflexologist and taught students in the Belfast Met College for 15 years. During this time completed my Teachers Diploma with YFNI. Ten years ago went back to University and studied courses in Mental Health. At present working in Forensic Mental Health. On the executive committee Royal College of Psychiatrists in the Forensic Faculty.

Gerry Kelly

Gerry has over 30 years experience in finance, business planning and strategy. He started his career in investment banking and asset management working at executive level with a number of Irish and international banks and intermediaries. In the last 15 years he has been full time involved in a number of start up and private business interests including eCommerce,  tv production, retail and business consultancy. He is currently CFO of Certification Europe, a fast growing Irish based company with a number of overseas offices and clients.  He lives in Dublin, is married and with 2 sons in third level college. Outside of work he is actively involved in GAA and is interested in all sports.

Aisling Begley

Aisling has over 15 years experience of working with senior level management in companies across Europe and the USA. In addition, Aisling obtained qualifications from the Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science, and the National Training Centre (NTC) Dublin in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy and has worked as a therapist for the last ten years, providing treatment to clients who have injuries or are experiencing ongoing muscular pain.

Aoife O’Farrell

Aoife is a qualified Executive Coach with over 20 years Sales and Business Development Experience in the IT Industry. She has held several Senior Positions with global IT organizations including HP, BT Ireland and Dell and more recently in the Clinical Research Market.  Aoife set up her own coaching company in 2008 to provide executive coaching and personal development expertise. In addition to her business studies and experience, Aoife is interested in music and the arts.  She is also a Master Licensed NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner and a qualified RTY200 hour yoga teacher.

Yoga Therapy Ireland Patrons

Danielle Arin – International Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Sabina Coyne Higgins – keen yoga enthusiast
Dr Sean Collins -Therapist/Health Coach
Sr Gertie Cull – RGN. RM. F.F.N. R.C.S.I.
Tara Fraser – Founder of Yoga Junction, London and BWY Diploma course tutor.
Olive Gentleman – SRN ITEC, also qualified in Acupuncture, Reflexology and Yoga.
Alexander Gibbs – Med M.I.O.A. – Member of the General Osteopathic Council UK & the Irish Osteopathic Council
Julie Gudmestad – Dir. Gudmestad Yoga Studio, Oregan, USA
Mrs Radhika Lal Lokesh – former Indian Ambassador to Ireland – Delhi, India
Dr Samprasad Vinod – Dir. Maharshi Vinod Research Foundation Pune, India
Doris Schaeffer – External Relations (European Union of Yoga)

Yoga Therapy Ireland Affiliations

Yoga Biomedical Trust
British Wheel of Yoga