Our Story

Our Story began in 2007....

Satmya is a Natural Living and Learning centre rooted in Ayurvedic & Naturopathic principals. We place 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.

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 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.

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.