Satmya Vedic Living & Learning centre was founded by Doug & Yvette Hyde in 2007.

Satmya offers consultations in Ayurveda & Naturopathy, Ayurvedic Treatments, a free weekly Dispensary service and a range of Ayurvedic Diploma courses.

The ancient Vedic texts specifically teach us how to lead a healthy and happy life thus enabling us to realise our full potential.

About our name

Satmya, pronounced  “sat-mee-ya” originates in the ancient Sanskrit language and is used in Ayurveda to denote an important principle of health. It basically means “wholesome adaptation through gradual change”.Satmya is at the heart of what we do and it embodies our core philosophy on every level.

What is Ayurveda?

The word Ayurveda comes from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. It translates as “Science of Life” and is often referred to as Traditional Indian Medicine.  Ayurveda is said to have originated more than 5000 years ago and is believed to be the oldest & most complete health system known to man.  The first written evidence is contained in the Atharva Veda circa 3000 B.C. Ancient texts help to explain the origins and workings of the universe and life as we know it.  Ayurvedic texts specifically teach us how to lead a healthy and happy life thus enabling us to realise our full potential.

At Satmya we place great importance in upholding the sacred teachings of the classical texts & endeavour to practice Ayurveda in accordance with these teachings.

To maintain optimum health through Ayurveda one can choose from a vast range of medicines, therapies and practices such as Yogic exercises, Meditation, Vedic astrology, Panchakarma cleanses, decoctions, herbs, tonics, consultations, fertility and rejuvenating treatments etc. The practical knowledge of self-healing is accessible to everyone through Ayurveda.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy aims to support the body’s ability to heal itself through the use of dietary & lifestyle changes together with other complementary modalities.
Since its conception Naturopathy has evolved to incorporate a vast range of therapies that are considered natural & non-invasive. It is unique in that it accesses a wide variety of holistic solutions to address distinctive health care needs.

At Satmya the following are practiced under this heading:

About the Founders

Satmya is owned & run by Doug & Yvette Hyde who have over 15 years experience in the natural medicine sector. After travelling the globe and living and studying abroad, Doug & Yvette returned home to Ireland and set up Satmya. They believe Ayurveda & Naturopathy are integral to a sustainable lifestyle and teach their clients how to take control of their own health using nutrition, lifestyle and natural remedies to support & improve their health.

They live on a 3 acre small holding in East Clare with their three children.

 Doug & Yvette offer consultations, Ayurvedic treatments, a free Dispensary service and vocational training courses.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADOUG HYDE ADV DIP AYUR, B.A. (BIOLOGY) Ayurvedic teacher/therapist/practitioner, meditation teacher & retreat facilitator Qualified 2005.

Doug is an Ayurvedic practitioner & co-founder of Satmya. Through consultations, corporate seminars, workshops and professional courses he endeavours to make Ayurveda accessible to everyone. Doug loves introducing his students & clients to the transformative power of Ayurveda. He believes that Ayurveda empowers people to manage their health and wellbeing to get the most out of life. Doug mainly works from his centre in East Clare but travels nationally with his work.

Work with Doug:

  • Start your Ayurvedic journey with a private consultation. Doug will help you to understand your health through Ayurveda and where necessary will guide you to make changes to improve your wellbeing.
  • Attend a course: Due to time restraints Doug currently only offers practitioner courses. Deepen your current practice with Ayurveda for practitioners; expand your practice with his Shiro-abhyanga (Indian head massage) Diploma or embark on a 2 year Ayurveda Diploma
  • Book a talk: bring Ayurveda into your workplace/ club/community/Yoga centre/Heath Retreat, etc. Doug tailors his talks to your needs and makes Ayurveda practical, fun and easy. (Doug has worked with W2, Ardnahoo, Obus school, Digino, ICA, Canon Hayes Recreation Centre, Clare Youth Service, Avara LTD, New Futures Farming group, Killaloe Ballina Community centre)

YVETTE SHERIDAN BHSC (NAT), B. COMM Naturopath, Herbalist, Homeopath, Nutritionist & Remedial Massage Therapist

Qualified 2005

Yvette is a Naturopath and co-founder of Satmya. She has been in full time clinical practice since 2005 and has successfully treated many clients since then. Yvette uses a combination of homeopathy, herbalism and nutrition in her work and also runs a free weekly dispensary service. She believes everyone can benefit from using natural remedies.

Background a& Studies

Yvette grew up in rural County Kildare and when she was a young child she became aquatinted with the wonders of herbal medicine by a local healer called Mr. Merrins. He introduced her to Calendula and told her how he made a cream with the flowers, this blew her young mind! 18 years later she landed in Australia and stumbled across a course that actually taught about that stuff in college….

Yvette completed a 4 year full time Naturopathy degree in Australia. During her studies she gained experience at a number of clinics and dispensaries. She also went to India to further her Homeopathy studies and attended a postgraduate course at the Bengal Allen College of Homeopathy, Calcutta. Upon completion of her studies in 2005, she was awarded Naturopathy student of the year by Phytomedicine & ACNT. Since graduating she has continued her studies with some excellent teachers all over the world (Matthew WoodJulia GravesSubrata Banerjea, Rajan SankaranJan Scholten and Dinesh Chauhan). She continues to update and upgrade her skills annually. Yvette is available in the Satmya herbal dispensary & clinic from Monday to Friday.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Advanced Dip. of Naturopathy, Advanced Dip. of Western Herbal Medicine, Advanced Dip of Homeopathy, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Iridology, Bachelor of Commerce.