Mondays 7 – 8.30pm – Ashtanga Mysore class
Tuesdays 7 – 8.30pm – Ashtanga for beginners
Wednesdays 7 – 8.30pm Ashtanga intermediate level class
Thursdays 5-6pm Yoga for Kids (6-12 years)
Fridays 10 – 11.30am Ashtanga mixed level class
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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
The Yoga of the “eight limbs” according to Patanjali, consists not only of postures (asana) but also of the practices of external and internal mindfulness (Yama & Niyama), breath control (pranayama), sense withdrawal (pratyahara), concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and complete contemplation (samadhi).
All these limbs are practiced together in a set sequence (ie the first of the Ashtanga sequences, the primary series) that can be modified to suit all levels. This sequence is also known as Yoga Cikitsa (Yoga Therapy), as it has a powerful healing effect on the body, mind and nervous system and istruly one of the most effective and transformative practices to be experienced
The sanskrit word “Vinyasa” means “to place in a special way”. Often it is translated as “ritual”. It refers to a “ritualised” synchronisation between movement and breath. A Vinyasa Yoga class consists of postures that are sequenced in a way that the practitioner can gradually explore and build up their physical abilities while remaining in a constant flow of movement and breath through which we can achieve a state of internal awareness, concentration and meditation.
Pay for 1 class or a 10 Euro deposit for any course here:
Or pay for a Class Card (5 classes, valid for all ongoing classes)
These cards also make great gift vouchers and can be posted out to you with a gift card – just contact me about it.
Yoga for Kids (ages 8-12)
All the amazing benefits of yoga are of course perfect for our kids. A strong and flexible body, better coordination and awareness, better concentration and emotional balance and all that with a lot of fun and games – what’s not to love?
Yoga for kids takes a child friendly approach to teaching and preparing for postures, deep breathing, mindfulness and relaxation and meditation using music, mantra, mythology, postures and games to make the class a great experience, while at the same time authentically preparing for and integrating the ashtanga yoga method of practice.
Yin Yoga is a very slow and gentle but also very deep penetrating style of Yoga that is a perfect complimentary practice to Vinyasa Yoga.
Yin Yoga has a variety of incredible benefits:
On a physical level:
Fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds all our muscles, bones and organs and forms our ligaments and tendons, can tighten around weaker parts of the body (resulting from previous injury or, postural problems, emotional or physical trauma), causing this body part to feel tight and difficult to open up through a regular Yoga practice.
These tissues need a different approach to being exercised. Yin Yoga uses a variety of postures, mostly on the floor, that can be held for longer periods of time, using gravity and time rather than muscle force.
On an energetic level:
Each posture also works on an energetic level on the Nadis or Meridians of the body (which are situated within the fascia) and can have a similar effect to a Shiatsu treatment or Acupuncture.
Chakra work can also be done through Yin Yoga.
On a meditative level:
Each posture is held for several minutes. The nature of the postures and the longer peroid of time spent in them provide a great opportunity to practice mindfulness, breath awareness and meditation. Practicioners often find this more accessible than merely sitting in a meditative practice.
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