Our Story

Our Story began in 2007....

We started Satmya with the vision of a wellness centre where people could gain a deeper understanding of their health & wellbeing. Over time Satmya has evolved to become a Vedic Living and Learning centre with a strong emphasis on education and in supporting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. We offer courses, consultations, a free dispensary service and Ayurvedic treatments to help support you on your life journey.

Ancient Vedic texts teach us the necessary tools to live a self sufficient, fulfilling and self actualised life (moksha). They encourage us to follow our true path (Dharma), seek the truth (Paramarthika Satya), live in harmony with nature and look after our own health & spirituality.

What we're about...

Naturopathy

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:

  • Western Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Remedial Massage

Ayurveda

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.

Yvette Hyde

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

Qualified 2005

Yvette is a community 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 & Studies

Yvette grew up in rural County Kildare and when she was a young child she was fascinated with nature and was introduced to herbal medicine by a local healer when she was 4years old. Over the years, her interest in natural medicine grew and she was lucky enough to have the opportunity to study a Naturopathy Degree at ACNT in Sydney, 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. She continues to update and upgrade her skills annually. Yvette is available in the Satmya herbal dispensary & clinic from Monday to Friday.

Yvette (Sheridan) Hyde

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

Qualified 2005

Yvette is a community 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.

Doug Hyde

DOUG 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)

The Founders

Doug & Yvette  set up Satmya in 2007. 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 an 8 acre nature sanctuary (Dronagiri) in East Clare with their three children. Doug & Yvette offer consultationsAyurvedic treatments, a free Dispensary service and vocational training courses.