Marlene’s Writing & Qualifications


Marlene has taught and studied Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga for over twenty years, having received her certification from the Irish Yoga Association, and has supplemented her training through courses and workshops in Mysore, Hydrabad and Pondycherry in India.

Marlene was awarded an IYA diploma from the Irish Yoga Association (IYA) in 1990.

Marlene was appointed Tutor on the IYA Teacher Training Course in 1992 and tutored on five of the Associations teacher training courses. 

To date, Marlene has represented the IYA three times at the European Yoga Congress in Zinal.

She holds a Junior Iyengar Certificate and also studied with Jenny Beeken, Donna Holleman and Patabi Jois. Marlene facilitates her own yoga study programmes at Slí na Bandé. This programme has run continuously since 2000.

Marlene holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from DBS and a MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from UCD.


Yoga Writing by Marlene

On the 13 and 14 of October 2018, in the Royal Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, the spiritual teachers Sraddhalu Ranade & Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati gave a talk addressing the urgent problematic issues of the modern world titled YOGA FOR A WORLD IN TRANSITION.

Using this talk, I have attempted to structure and investigate some of the issues raised.