Aparna Shukla

I am very passionate about teaching Mindfulness and Meditation to those ready to transform their lives and experience more peace, joy, and clarity of mind. Watching people grow and evolve from within through the practice of Mindfulness is what gives me the most satisfaction. My slogan is “My Mind My Friend” and can be achieved through a regular practice of Mindfulness.
I have done my MBSR Teacher Training from Mindful Academy Solterreno.
My journey actively began after learning Raj Yoga (Yoga of the mind called Royal Yoga) and completing a course in Therapeutic uses of Mindfulness from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2015. At this point, I knew I wanted to teach Mindfulness and took a course on reflective practice from UCD in Ireland and my project work was on the Mindfulness workshop I facilitated for Richmond Education Centre. Continuous practice development is my commitment and learning never stops through various courses such as 
“working well Mindfully” and “Self Compassion”. I am also a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teacher from Durga Ireland and love teaching Mindful Yoga.

My qualification as a Nurse & a Midwife and Masters's degree in Nursing in 2001 and my experience of serving in various colleges & hospitals support me in understanding Mind, body, illnesses and suffering. I have completed the Parenthood facilitation from University College Cork in 2012.  
I regularly facilitate Mindfulness workshops for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations Professional Development Center since 2015. I have facilitated Mindfulness sessions for HSE staff, Administration workers, IT professionals, Industrial relations officers, Physiotherapists, Health Care Assistants, Old age care workers, Journalists, PhD students, and the general public.
I was born in India and moved to work in Ireland in 2002, which puts me in a unique position to understand the mindsets of the Eastern and Western populace and combine scientific knowledge with ancient wisdom to teach how to be more present in your life.


Contact information

+353 879171494,

+353 1 4131241,

+353 46 9567275


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I loved how the course was structured. I took TT1 in the intense format of 1 week and TT2 was instead spread over 2 months. I really enjoyed both formats and I felt that TT2 was ideal in this format, because I really had the time to absorb what I learnt in each session and had time to prepare.…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

community, support, learning

TT2 Online, Oct 2021

Fantastic course. The structure of each day was fantastic. The days were long but every activity or teaching session felt like it was not rushed, there was spaciousness and yet things didn't often overrun or feel crammed in. Perfect balance. The teachers were absolutely wonderful, grounding,…

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Grounding. Safe. Comprehensive

TT1 8-day intensive 

I would recommend this TT1 training course to anyone interested in doing the course. The material is well structured and laid out. It is taught experientially which aids in long term learning. The trainers are knowledgeable and impart their knowledge in showing rather than teaching at the…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

wonderful, insightful, formative

TT1 Online August 2021 


I have loved the course. Very intense in a way, but the safe environment and the sense of community that is created around my colleagues and the trainers is incredible and made me change the perspective of being. It brought me to an incredible space of love and kindness. I…

TT1 online August 2021 

Overall feedback

As always it was a beautiful and incredibly rich experience. I have learnt so much for my own practice and also my understanding for teaching feels enhanced. As always there were challenges but I felt held and supported the whole way through. It was always clear what was…

Silent Online Retreat, May 2021

The TT1 online course was truly amazing and beautiful. I can't fully put into words how lovely this course was - although, as I'm writing these lines I find myself smiling as so many memories keep coming up. It involved a lovely bunch of individuals coming together from all over the world. I…

TT1 April 2021

I absolutely loved this course. The trainers really embodied mindfulness and I felt very inspired by them. The course content was very well-prepared and well-delivered. What I loved most was to learn how to teach without teaching! Just gently guiding the…

TT2 ONLINE, Jan to March 2021, 9-weeks

If you're wanting to learn more about mindfulness and using such a powerful tool then don't hesitate to join the TT1 course. The course is experiential, no long lectures to sit through. Each day you get the chance to practise leading a meditation with kind, constructive feedback in a supportive…

TT1 ONLINE, November 2020

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