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Žana McKenna

Žana McKenna

I discovered yoga in my first pregnancy in the 90´s. On my own, with a book. Just by practising cat posture regularly I eased my back pain to no pain at all. I had an amazing natural labour experience and later continued practising yoga in ˝Yoga in Daily Life“ ashram in Croatia and attended several training seminars with Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, the founder of this worldwide organization.

In 2004, I met Sighle McDonnell a senior yoga teacher in Dalkey Yoga Studio in Dublin. Under her safe guidance I continued practice in contemporary yoga style and was inspired to immerse deeper and become a yoga teacher. I trained and qualified as a Yoga teacher with Elma Toland and Linda Southgate, two amazing senior tutors of Yoga Therapy Ireland . During my teacher training years I also studied in Iyengar yoga style with Miriam Brady.  In recent years I am furthering my yoga studies with teachers such as Donna Farhi, Phillip Xerri, Hanne Gillespie of Vini yoga in Dublin, Sandra Sabatini of Scaravelli yoga in Italy, Ranju Roy and Dave Charlton of Sadhana Mala in UK, Bonnie Bainbridge of BMC in US and Amy Matthews of Embodied Asana in US. Over years I also received tuition in Somatic Movement with Brian ingle, Lisa and Martha Peterson.

I have BA degree in Oriental studies and my love for languages brought me to Ruthger Kortenhorst with whom I study Sanskrit in the School of Philosophy and Economic Science in Dublin. My latest professional training addition is diploma in 1 year Postgraduate program with Yoga Therapy Ireland and a 500 hour Art of Individual Teaching and yoga Therapy Programme with Sadhana Mala in UK.

I continue to benefit greatly from my practices of Yoga and meditation and am delighted to share both the benefits and continued learning with others.

I teach yoga in Dalkey and Glenageary area,as well as in Croatia, both adults and children. I call my approach Kind  Yoga, a style that ensures individual, safe, kind, light and joyful approach.

I am also a qualified Avatar Master and I run Avatar self-development workshops and courses in Ireland and abroad. Info with Žana or

Contact Žana (pronounce Ž as Je in French) :-)

Tel.: 087 9481548 | Email: or


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