Our GGYC Managing Director and Founder is affectionately known to thousands as Sri (meaning Highest or Holy -pronounced Shri) Radha (Rad – ha – The favorite wife or love of Lord Krishna ) Sharon, and professionally as Dr Sri Radha Sharon O’Neill BCL Hons PhD Yoga. Sri Radha is originally from Cornwall, but her Father was Irish and she moved to Ireland with her family of five children over 25 years ago.
Her initial yoga teacher training qualifications began with a 300hr ( YA 200hr ) Diploma with Marie Quail and Yoga Alliance in 2004- 2006. The years of training and practice progressed her studies further to Southern India in 2013. She continued to teach classes in Cork for over 10 years. Sri Radha has accumulated over 12000 class teaching hours and has taught over thirty 200hr Foundation courses in yoga. Awarded a YA 200hr Certificate and YAI 200hr Certificate and 500hr Senior and Grand Master in Yoga Therapy Qualifications, as well as being awarded an Hon Ph.D in Yoga in 2017 by Virtual University India.
Aside from teaching yoga since coming to Ireland, Sri Radha Sharon was also one of the very few female Painter & Decorator contractors in Ireland! She also managed, in between working, yoga, and raising five children, to successfully attain a Honors degree in Law at University College Cork. She also trained as a Mediator with a Family Law interest.
Dr Sri Radha Sharon has dedicated her later life to the wide study and awareness of the various Hatha schools and the fun and challenge of Vinyasa flow. Her enthusiasm enhances the teaching mix beautifully, making for the most enjoyable of yoga courses all with the discipline of loving kindness.
Under her professional guidance, Golden Glow Yoga College Senior Teachers help train 200hr Hatha, Transformational and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teachers every year in Ireland and now globally.
Sri Radha was appointed as the Director for Yoga Alliance International for Ireland by Swami Vidyanand, from January 2013 and retired from the Directorship in June 2020. She remains Director of GGYC and also an Ambassador for SriMa Transformational Yoga. She is a Member of the British Wheel of Yoga and encourages other Senior teachers to attend teacher trainings to create a warm and friendly training environment.