CIARA BUTLER – TEACHER PROFILE
Ciara Butler is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, A qualified pregnancy Yoga Instructor, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Midwife, Yogini and Mother. She teaches Pregnancy Yoga at The Ananta Yoga Studios and provides support and advice to breast feeding Mums through her role as a Lactation Consultant.
Ciara trained to be a nurse in London in the 90s but always had midwifery in her sights. On her return to Dublin in 2000 she commenced her midwifery training in the National Maternity Hospital. From early on in her career and subsequent training, she had a huge interest in breastfeeding and enjoyed all aspects of midwifery, but helping Mums breastfeed their new babies always gave her the greatest pleasure.
Ciara moved to Co.Wicklow in 2004 and also moved to work in the maternity unit in Wexford General Hospital where she spent 10 happy years working as a midwife. She became an IBCLC in 2011 and sat her exams three weeks before her 3rd daughter was born!
Having her own three beautiful daughters was Ciaras biggest breastfeeding learning curve. She realised breastfeeding was way more than just about feeding your baby. It helps new Mums physically and emotionally bond with their baby, it helps babies feel secure and safe and it teaches mothers how to respond instinctively to all their baby’s needs.
Ciara discovered yoga and mindfulness during a very stressful time in her life after her second daughter was born. It helped her to stay more present and cope with lifes many challenges. She began taking regular yoga classes with Vinyasa Yoga instructor – Liz Richards at The Ananta Yoga Studios and realised quite quickly that yoga was more than just a physical practice. She enrolled on – and successfully completed in April 2016 – a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certifed Vinyasa Yoga teacher training programme under the guidance of David Curtis at The Ananta Yoga Studios which was run over a three year period of very intensive training.
Throughout her yoga teacher training, Ciara continued to work with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and always had pregnancy yoga in her mind. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to London to study pregnancy yoga with Uma Dinsmore Tuli in early 2016. This was a truly inspiring and woman centred training which has led Ciara to now fuse all of her expertise in midwifery, lactation consultancy and yoga to bring the highest standards of care, support and safety to her pregnancy yoga classes and one to one breastfeeding support.
Ciara will also be covering Vinyasa Yoga classes at The Ananta Yoga Studios.
Classes with Ciara at The Ananta Yoga Studios
Contact Ciara – 086 1072119