Dr Donn Brennan

donn brennanDoctor Donn Brennan, from County Kildare, was one of the first western medical doctors to train in India in Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health. He qualified in medicine in 1979 at UCD and spent the following decade working in different specialities in hospitals throughout the island of Ireland before becoming a General Practitioner (GP) in the UK.

However, over the years Donn became disillusioned with the conventional medical model. ‘I have always had the utmost of admiration for the compassion and industry with which my medical colleagues work to relieve suffering,’ he says. ‘And of course I recognise the benefits for the many who need these treatments but I was always searching for something more. I was disappointed that the emphasis was on ‘disease’ rather than on ‘prevention’ and health.’

So when he came across the Ayurvedan approach to health he knew that this was the method of healing which he had been seeking. Ayurveda (from the Sanskrit root ‘Ayu’ meaning life and ‘veda’ meaning pure knowledge) is the traditional health care system of India which has been around for millennia although it was repressed during the era of colonialism

Since 1990 Donn has worked fulltime promoting, lecturing and consulting in Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health. He has featured in many newspaper articles and on radio and television. He has lectured and consulted in almost all the major cities in Ireland and Britain as well as Iceland and the Channel Islands. He has also given many seminars, advanced talks and courses including introductory courses for medical doctors and pulse diagnosis courses. In addition many thousands consult with him for ongoing health advice

Dr Donn Brennan is the founding President of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association in the United Kindgdom, which is the representative body of Ayurvedic practitioners and is currently assisting in government proposals for regulating the standards and practise of Ayurveda in the UK. He is also a director of the European Herbal Practitioners Association.