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In Brief

I have a deep love for meditation and have an almost daily practice, i love to walk, practice yoga and always have a deep yearning to be in water (rivers, lakes the sea & ocean) 

I love napping, reading books, planting trees and plants to nourish ourselves and the land, writing, picnics, camper van adventures, learning and everything outdoors.. i believe deeply in rest and am a passionate advocate for naps, restorative yoga and yoga nidra. I have spent my life working directly or indirectly working on issues of gender and this is a feature of all my work.. i love working with women around times of change.

In recent years I've become more interested in ancestral skills and knowledge which has led me towards foraging, basket making and wilding the space around me.


Who & Why

Birch Tree Yoga was set up by me.. 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. The fair payment exchange is a really important feature of my work- wanting to provide excellent services in an affordable way for the local community.


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.


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) 

I am as always up to my knees in training, at the minute., starting my Herbalism foundation course with the Heartwood Foundation and and lots of wild foraging after the 6 day immersion with Wild Awake 

Qualifications include

Community Work & Other

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)

Tending the Wild with Wild Awake


Holistic Therapy

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

Diploma Reflexology (IRIL)

Diploma Holistic Massage (OBUS & ITEC)

Diploma in Aromatherapy (Sangoma)

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)

Making Natural Cosmetics & Ointments (OBUS)

Treatment of Pain in Reflexology (Moshe)

Holistic Sinus Treatment (OBUS)

Myofacial Release (Lawrence Hattersley & Golden Egg Holistics)

Reflexology for Menopause (Sally Earlam)

Aromatic Reflex Therapy for Menopause (OBUS)

Yoga. Meditation, Pranayama

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)

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

Yin Yoga Immersion (Josh Summers)

Yoga Nidra Immersion (Yoga Nidra Network)

Yoga for Perimenopause & Menopause (Yoga Teachers Forum)

Feet UP Certified Teacher (Berlin Feetup)

MBSR Programme

Yin Yoga (Your Body) Bernie Clarke

Yoni Shakti Uma Dinsmore Tuli & Yoga Nidra Network

Yin Yoga 30hrs (Namaste House)

Breath of Renewal Pranayama Training (Bamboo Loft)

To Purchase a Voucher

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 

Please be patient, sometimes I'm working, other times drinking tea..

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


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