Marian Dolan

Marian is an experienced yoga teacher based in Kilkenny, Ireland and has been teaching Yoga since 2009. Her initial teacher training in India marked a very important change of direction in her life.

Initially she choose the more traditional teaching’s of Yoga with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy in India. This included the full spectrum of Yoga, nothing was left out, it was there a new love affair started and that was Yoga. There was no turning back and she went on to study and live the life of a Karma Yogi in the Sivananda Yoga Centrum in Berlin. This was a challenging time for Marian and many great life lessons were learnt. “Learning how to serve without expectation is something that does not come easily for some of us”, says Marian, but it was worth every minute. The main thing she noticed from the very start of her practice was how the postures (asanas) had a direct positive effect on the mind, unblocking what is blocked in us, therefore allowing our true spirit to shine. This was the catalyst for her, to feel mentally grounded and to move forward in life freely and lovingly with others, nature and the world.

Since then she has studied extensively with many world renown teachers, to mention, Shiva Rea, Bernie Clark and Amy Ippolotti. Marian approaches her classes with clarity, fun and passion, intuitive to people’s personal needs so they feel empowered and confident to move forward on their own journey. Offering classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Chair Yoga, Therapeutics, Yin and Meditation. She has been blessed to study under some amazing teachers in India, America, Austria, Berlin, L.A, Amsterdam and Canada. She also teaches Somatic Movement Education by Thomas Hanna, an amazing subtle integrative, mind/body therapy to relieve chronic pain for the long term. Offering Yoga Holidays in Europe and India and yoga/somatic weekends in Ireland. “My wonderful students who have come my way have taught me most of all”, she says. Namaste!

Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams


  • Yoga Teacher Training: January 2009 – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre 200hr
  • Pregnancy/Senior Yoga – Jan 2010 – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
  • Yoga of the Heart (Cancer and cardiac Therapy) – Certification Course – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre 100hr
  • Samudra School of Yoga – Certificate of Completion – Shiva Rea – 300 hrs
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Certificate of Completion – Bernie Clark – 60hr
  • Somatics Coach Level 1&2 – Certificate of Completion – Martha Peterson
  • Anatomy and Alignment – On line training – 13.5hr Yoga Alliance – Amy Ipolotti
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