Self-Care Institute

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Self-Care Institute was founded in 2009 by Deirdre Breen, a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach and wholistic educator with over 25 years experience in health education and disease prevention. Charged with enhancing health through self care, the organization educates and coaches individuals and groups in evidence-based self-care practices in Personalized Health Planning, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and Reiki as well as conducting seasonal self-care retreats, year-round and single focused workshops for adults age 20 and older.

We advocate consistent, evidence based, self-care practices to preserve, protect and nourish health and well being. The vision and value of taking care creates optimal physical, mental and spiritual expression. These assets of self accummulate throughout life – from kindergarden to the golden years. Ultimately, doing what one can for oneselves strengthens the world and creates peace.


Self-Care Institute’s philosophy is comprised of the following tenets:

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+ Self-care is a necessary catalyst for healing
+ Self-care is personal medicine for body, mind and spirit
+ Self-care prescriptions are the missing link in health care
+ Self-care practices are essential components of personal       and world-wide peace


Self-Care Institute’s mission is to enhance health care through self-care.

About the Founder
An expert in behavior change, Deirdre Breen is certified by the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine in Integrative Health Coaching and Personal Health Planning. Her 35 years in the holistic culture are an expression of her dedication to being of service in a wholesome way. Whether teaching yoga or leading meditation, conducting personal health planning classes, or designing self-care programs for organizations, Deirdre inspires what counts – personal choice and responsibility that make today and tomorrow better for everyone. She is registered with Yoga Alliance, is a certified 500-Hour ISHTA Yoga Instructor,a certified Yoga Nidra facilitator, Reiki Master Teacher and an ordained minister of spiritual counseling. Her custom programs strengthen body-mind-spirit fluency and are in service to world peace.

Education, Fitness, Health, Integrative Health, Self Care