Noeleen Tyrrell ERYT500, SYT, is the founder and director of Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat and Yoga School. She is a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher and a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT.
Noeleen has been working in the field of yoga and natural health for over twenty five years. Since 1992 she has trained extensively in the US, UK, Europe and Ireland. She is a Certified Massage Therapist (State of California) and Registered Cranio Sacral Therapist (CCST London). Her many years of study and clinical practice inform her yoga teachings and therapy sessions.
Her teaching is very intuitive and each student is invited to bring their practice to a place where they can witness the life changing transformation and health benefits that the practice offers.
Noeleen is the Director of Ard Nahoo Yoga School and has been training wonderful yoga teachers for many years.
While Noeleen first experienced yoga as a teenager in her home town of Rush in Co. Dublin, it was later in her twenties in San Francisco that she fell deeply in love with the life-affirming practice. Life in San Francisco was pretty wild and yoga had a grounding effect that brought with it focus and clarity. Later she was to use yoga to heal back problems and to help her through two home births.
For 10 years, Iyengar Yoga was the main inspiration and practice. Then followed many teacher trainings with many wonderful teachers in various styles of yoga.
By chance in 2010 she discovered the biggest yoga gift of all, Anusara Yoga, which was to transform her practice, her teaching and her life. Since then she has undertaken extensive training with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga and was the first certified Anusara Yoga Teacher in Ireland (there are only two!).
Anusara yoga is a powerful method of hatha yoga which integrates biomechanical principles of alignment with the celebration of the heart and spirit. Anusara yoga offers a dynamic synthesis of asana technique, yoga philosophy and the celebration of life the Universe and everything! Noeleen has a deep interest in philosophy and in particular the study of Tantric Yoga.
Her studies are ongoing and she is blessed and hugely grateful to have met and studied with some of the most skilled and loving teachers in the world including Professor Bill Mahony, Jayendra Hanley, Jaye Martin, , Brigid Woods Kramer, Carlos Pomeda, Deb Neubeuer, Sianna Sherman, Betsy Downey, Noah Maze and more.
In 2001 she founded the highly acclaimed Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat in County Leitrim. Voted as ‘one of the top ten retreats worldwide’ by the Guardian and featured in the National Geographic Staylist, Ard Nahoo is at the forefront of Yoga, Natural Health and Eco Tourism in Ireland.
Ard Nahoo has been awarded the prestigious EU Flower; an award, has won the national Green Business Awards and the Irish Responsible Tourism awards all recognising a high environmental standard. She was on the founding committee for the Green Festival Northwest and the Wise Woman Festival and served as a Director for five years of The Greenbox, Irelands first designated eco tourism project.
Noeleen lives in Leitrim with her husband and her two sons.