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 recently completed TT1 at Mindful Academy Solterreno. From the moment I started the course, I felt supported and encouraged. Bodhin led a well-paced and designed course and we were given the tools to maximize our learning both personally and professionally. The retreat center itself is run so…

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TT3 is an amazing course. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to deepen their own mindfulness practice and develop their teaching skills.

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I recommend TT3 to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge and skil ls for mindfulness teaching.

There is ample opportunity provided to deepen your practice including a 2-day silent retreat at the beginning. The instruction is superlative. The sessions…

TT3, June 2022

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.…

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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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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…

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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…

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