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Who & Why

Birch Tree Yoga was set up by Emma Jane Hoey to provide a range of affordable and high quality classes, workshops and therapies. 

The Centre was built using sustainable materials and uses environmentally friendly and ethical resources and processes.

In trying to achieve a suitable environment to practice Yoga the location is crucial, from the start of the client’s journey right through to the end. The drive, cycle or walk to the studio in this location is like a nature walk in itself. In developing this studio we are trying to create a relaxing and tranquil space for people to take time out of their busy daily schedule to learn how to relax. 

The studio represents a natural and environmentally conscious space for the local community and its environs which is easily accessible and yet remote and tranquil making it the ideal location 

The landscape and tranquility of the location acting as an integral part of the therapy.


A bit about me...

Birch Tree Yoga grew out of a dream to work in a more holistic way..


I had worked in Community Development for 20 years in a range of roles before finally moving into therapy work and yoga full time. my community work was vast working on issues such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, domestic violence, community engagement, youth work, unemployment, education and at local regional national and European level.  I came to Community work because  of my passion for human rights and equality 


Throughout my time in community work I was always working part time or training in wellness training in Reiki and core empowerment training in 1995 and 1996 before undertaking further training in:

Reflexology, Pregnancy Reflexology & Fertility Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Natural Facial, Yoga 200hr & 500hr, Pregnancy Yoga, Meditation Training, Holistic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Cupping, Aromatherapy

Lava Shell Massage & Warm Bamboo Massage


Continued professional development is crucial to us as therapists to challenge ourselves to be better and to be able to continue the work safely. I have always been a member of a professional reflexology and or massage Institute (currently a member of MIRI and IMTA) 


I also have a deep love for meditation, yoga, gardening, reading, napping, walking, sea swimming, lake swimming, paddle boarding, picnics, camper-van holidays and anything outdoors.


I am as always up to my knees in training, at the minute.. prep for training with the Yoni Shakti Immersion this summer in the UK and Reflexology for Menopause 



Outreach Facilitation Skills (Maynooth NUI)

Extra Mural Cert Social & Human Studies (Maynooth NUI)

BA Youth & Community Work (Brunel University London)

Staff Support & Supervision (NIOCN)

Advanced Group Facilitation, Conflict Management Skills (NIOCN)

Train the Trainer (FETAC)


Reiki Level 1, 2 & 3 (Delores Whelan & Brigette Ziegler)

Diploma Reflexology (IRIL)

Diploma Holistic Massage (OBUS & ITEC)

Diploma in Aromatherapy (Sangoma)

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified Ard Nahoo Yoga School)

300 Hr Advanced Yoga Teaching  (YA Certified Ard Nahoo Yoga YS)

20 hr Post Grad Yoga for Pregnancy Training (Ard Nahoo)

Certificate in Yoga Meditation & Mindfulness (Santosha Yoga Training)

Yin Yoga Immersion (Josh Summers)

Yoga Nidra Immersion (Yoga Nidra Network)

Yoga for Perimenopause & Menopause (Yoga Teachers Forum)

Bach Flower Remedies (An Tain)

Maternity Reflexology (Moshe)

Fertility Reflexology & Accupressure (Olive Gentleman)

Certificate Hot Stone Massage (Green Tara)

Facial Reflexology (Bergman Zone Method)

Deep Tissue Cupping with Magnet Therapy (OBUS)

Certificate in Indian Head Massage (CTI)

Certificate in Onsite & Seated Massage (OBUS)

Massage for Pregnancy and Babies (OBUS)

Certificate Bamboo Massage (Sangoma)

Certificate Hot Shell Massage (Shared Beauty)

Feet UP Certified Teacher (Berlin Feetup)

Making Natural Cosmetics & Ointments (OBUS)

Treatment of Pain in Reflexology (Moshe)

Holistic Sinus Treatment (OBUS)

Trauma Informed Restorative Yoga Training with Tamika Caston Milar (AsheYoga)

Myofacial Release (Lawrence Hattersley & Golden Egg Holistics)

MBSR Programme

Reflexology for Menopause (Sally Earlam)

Aromatic Reflex Therapy for Menopause (OBUS)

Yin Yoga (Your Body) Bernie Clarke

Yoni Shakti Uma Dinsmore Tuli & Yoga Nidra Network


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Please get in touch if you wish to purchase a voucher

It can be emailed or posted or collected

and paid for by card in person, pay pal or payment link 


everytime I come back here i see how beautiful it is again and again and again


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