Our Story

Our Story began in 2007....

Satmya is a Natural Living and Learning centre rooted in Ayurvedic & Naturopathic principles. Satmya is owned and run by Doug & Yvette Hyde. They have always placed a strong emphasis on education and in supporting an Ayurvedic lifestyle.   They offer courses, consultations, a free dispensary service and Ayurvedic treatments.  

Satmya is located near Feakle, in East Clare

The Satmya Timeline:

2007 – Doug & Yvette Hyde returned home after studying and working in Australia and set up Satmya in Killaloe, Co. Clare.

2007-2015 – They developed a range of Ayurvedic courses for the public (Ayurvedic cooking, Ayurveda for self care, Ayurveda for stress management, Ayurveda 30 day kickstarter & many others). They also developed day long and residential Ayurveda & Yoga retreats at various locations all over Ireland including The Cliffs of Moher retreat centre, Dromoland Castle and Springfield Castle.

Yvette developed a very busy walk-in Herbal & Homeopathic dispensary in Killaloe (2007-2022).

Doug regularly guest lectured and held corporate wellness talks, facilitated retreats and hosted many Ayurvedic public wellness classes.

During this time Doug & Yvette also developed a local festival in Killaloe, called the Killaloe festival of Light  and also took part in many local initiatives to boost the local economy and community spirit.

2015-2020 – Doug & Yvette developed a range of professional Ayurvedic courses including Ayurvedic Therapist, Ayurvedic Coach, Ayurvedic Practitioner , Diploma of Nasya treatment and Indian Head massage.

In 2019, they purchased 8 acres of land near Feakle, East Clare with the intention of developing a Natural living and learning centre.

2020-2024. During the Covid years, they got planning permission and built a new purpose built eco-centre using natural building methods (wood, straw and clay).

At the end of 2021 to the summer of 2022 they built the centre and relocated their business after 15 years in Killaloe.

During this time they planted over 3000 native trees and thousands of pollinator friendly plants, are in the process of developing a medicinal herb garden, a nature trail and just got planning permission to build two self-catering eco-cabins for guests to stay overnight at Satmya.

& the story continues…

What we're about...

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 has always had a strong interest in natural medicine and in 2002 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 studied Homeopathy in India where she 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.

Background & interests

  • Doug’s interest in health has been lifelong, he was a competitive swimmer from when he was 5 years old until his mid-twenties.  He represented Ireland in his heyday and was awarded a full swimming scholarship from the University of Denver.  

  • During his swimming years, he often used natural therapies to support his body but whilst studying in Denver came across Ayurveda and felt this Ancient Science really clicked with him. After retiring from competitive swimming, he moved to Australia to study Ayurveda. When he completed his studies there, he returned to his native County Clare and opened Satmya in 2007.
  • Doug has a strong interest in Natural Building and sustainability and recently completed building a straw bale building which is the new Satmya Centre. 

  • He also has a deep love of Irish culture, folk history and language & endeavours to encourage this love in his children by speaking to them in Irish as often as possible. 

  • He loves native trees and together with his family has planted over 1500 native Irish trees around Satmya

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: Doug trains students to become Ayurvedic professionals and offers 3 courses
  • 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). Contact us to book a talk

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.