Deirdre is a research professor investigating the anthropology of well being at Notre Dame University and a consultant to the “ALIVE!” Project at Rush Hospital. She has been Director of YOGAglow studios since 2005 and has taught yoga and mindfulness meditation techniques since 1998. Deirdre completed the two year advanced teacher training program and Seminary at the Chicago Temple of Kriya Yoga,apprenticed with Dynamic Yoga Teacher Godfrey Devereaux in Ibiza, Spain, and is certified in Ayurvedic nutrition and deep-tissue massage.
Her continuing education has been in Viniyoga and Yin/ Restorative. She has helped facilitate yoga workshops and retreats in Scotland, Mexico, California, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. She relishes practicing at her partner’s painting studio in Buchanan, her daughter Ella by her side.