Nutrition & Dietetics
Zoe qualified with a Bsc Honours Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010. She is a Registered Dietitian with CORU (Health and Social Care Professionals Council) in Ireland and the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in the UK. Zoe is also a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the BDA Mental Health Specialist Group. Zoe has worked as a Dietitian within both inpatient and outpatient, NHS and private settings since this time. This breath of experience has provided Zoe with a very broad range of knowledge and skills. She has worked in a variety of Dietetic specialities, such as Eating Disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, Gastroenterology, Overweight and Obesity, Nutritional support, Neurology, Oncology, Learning Difficulties, Home Enteral Feeding, Stroke and Critical Care. Zoe is now based in Co. Mayo Ireland but also runs a virtual Dietitian clinic online for clients in other parts of Ireland and the UK.
Zoe has a specialism within Mental Health and has been working within this field since 2014. Since 2016, she has been practising as a Specialist Dietitian within Eating Disorders and Mental Health Services in the UK. Zoe has experience working within both Adult and Children and Adolescent Services. Zoe is very passionate about this area of Dietetics and believes that nutrition has a central role in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Furthermore, in the prevention and treatment of other Mental Illness. The NICE guidelines 2017 recommend Nutrition intervention as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Nutrition has a central role in the treatment of Eating Disorders and in the prevention and treatment of other Mental Illnesses.
Check out https://www.coru.ie/ for more information on the standards required to be a Registered as a Dietitian with CORU
Check out https://www.hcpc-uk.org/for more information on the standards required to be Registered as a Dietitian with the HCPC
Nurition has a central role in the treatment of Eating Disorders and in the prevention and treatment of other Mental Illness.
Zoe is not only a qualified Sattva Yoga teacher, but also a Meditation teacher. She has spent the earlier part of this year studying and practicing abroad in India. Zoe trained at the Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India. Sattva Yoga is a holistic yoga practice which using Pranayama, Himalayan Kriyas, Meditation, Mantra and Asana techniques.
Yoga is the spiritual path of self realisation and means unity in Sanskrit. It is a holistic health system which can improve the way we live. Through the various yogic practices mentioned above, we can modify and improve our intellect. We can become more aware of our thoughts and actions. Many of these can be reactive and destructive causing an array of mental and physical illness in the world today. When we can transcend our minds, we can ultimately live a more peaceful happy life in tune with nature and our true self. Living a yogic life is not only about a physical practice it also focuses on how we live morally as individuals, what food we eat, what environment we live in. It is a guide on how to live life fully.
Yoga is a holistic health system which can improve the way we live.
Pranayama is a yogic technique which works with the breath. Prana means life fore and Yama means tuning, so using our breath we can tune the subtle energy in our body. It is a very powerful technique and has many benefits such as calming, grounding and reducing anxiety.
“This practice can also increase the energy in ones body leaving you feeling invigorated . ”
Kriya means action which creates expansion. Kriya’s are movements which work with the energy in the body creating powerful shifts. Kriya’s have the capacity to reach the cellular level of the body. The Kriya’s from the Sattva Yoga tradition originate from the Himalayas. They include Meditative Kriyas which both stabilise and increase energy within the body, Laya movements which are devotional heart movements, Mantras which create sound vibrations and Chi movements which access the prana energy. All of these different forms of Kriya’s have different benefits to the body and mind. They can calm, ground and stabilise or increase energy generating will power, determination, strength and the ability to transcend our ego.
Meditation is one of the main practices of yoga. The importance of meditative practices lies with its ability to allow one to start witnessing and observing the mind without judgement. There are many different meditation techniques some which focus on the breath and others which use mantra to refine the mind and focus. Sattva Yoga and guided meditation incorporates both practices.
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Zoe is a qualified Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner from the Ayurveda Pura Academy in London. The healing ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda is approximately 5000 years old. Ayurveda uses food, herbs, yoga, meditation and lifestyle changes to prevent and treat disease. It is a holistic healing system which believes that when we are out of balance in either mind or the body, disease states occur.
Zoe incorporates the ancient teachings of Ayurveda into her Yoga classes and practice.