Ayurveda & Yoga for Sport

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  • Dates:  21st March 2015
  • Cost: €80 per person
  • Duration: 10-5pm
  • Includes: notes, tuition & refreshments
  • For bookings or enquiries email () or call 061 622751

Get the extra edge in sport with Ayurveda & Yoga

More and more professional athletes are using Yoga and Meditation in their daily training schedule. Both these disciplines are part of Ayurveda, a greater & more detailed system of health, developed in India thousands of years ago. 

We have designed a day long workshop to introduce Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation techniques to sports people, competitors and coaches.

In this class we will focus on improving your performance by teaching you:

  • Meditation techniques to keep your mind calm & focused

  • Ways to maintain &/or increase your energy levels

  • How to improve your immunity & stress response to keep your training schedule on track

  • Ways to prevent burnout, including dietary recommendations, herbal supplements and other Ayurvedic & Yoga tips

  • Simple Yoga Asanas to increase flexibility & performance which will prevent injury & aid recovery

    & much more 

This Workshop is suitable for all sports people & coaches (from beginners to advanced, individual and team sports)

Some of the things you will learn on this workshop:

  • The difference between body types and how this effects performance
  • How to adapt your diet and lifestyle to the Ayurvedic system
  • Cross training principals to benefit your chosen sport
  • The importance of digestion with an in depth look at metabolism
  • To look at nutrition beyond macro & micro nutrients
  • Techniques in Meditation and Yoga to maintain equilibrium during hard training and competition (there will be a Yoga & Meditation class as part of this workshop)

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About the teachers

Doug Hyde B.A (Biology), Adv. Dip Ayurveda

Douggie prac“I first came across Ayurveda in a sports psychology class way back in 1998 at the University of Denver. As an elite athlete this ancient system of medicine made perfect sense to me. I was always trying to reach my peak fitness level and was keenly interested in ways to get there. Although Ayurveda did not seem the most obvious route, as it was thousands of years old, it provided the answers to so many of my health & training questions” Doug Hyde (former Irish international swimmer)


Doug is the Ayurvedic practitioner & co-owner of Satmya. He first became interested in Ayurveda in 1998 during his Biology degree at the University of Denver (DU). At the time, Doug was an elite swimmer and could see the logic of this ancient system when he applied it to his own health.

In 2003, Doug relocated to Australia to pursue Ayurveda full time under the tutelage of professor Jason Chandler,  a highly respected Vaidyacharya (Ayurvedic Doctor & Teacher).  He studied classical Ayurveda for 4 years and upon graduation, in 2007, he returned home to set up Satmya in Killaloe.

He has a special interest in teaching and sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda.

Courses: Ayurveda for Practitioners, Team Sports WorkshopsKitchen Medicine, Ayurvedic Seasonal CookingAyurveda Self CareIndian Head Massage  and other classes. Doug also runs Ayurveda & Yoga retreats in various locations in Ireland

Julie will be teaching you Yoga & Pranayama during this course. 

twist-2-1024x791Julie is the Hatha Yoga teacher in Satmya. She was introduced to yoga in her teens and developed a deep respect for this practice over the years.  She completed a diploma in Hatha Yoga Teacher Training under Roy Griffin in YTTC Dublin. She has also completed Restorative & Sports Yoga training.

Julie is also a qualified Ayurvedic therapist and holds a Diploma in Vegetarian & Vegan nutrition