2-Hour Light to Shadow Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Sunday 23rd September 2018
The Autumn Equinox, Sunday 23rd September marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. This Yin Yoga Light to Shadow workshop will help you transition into Autumn with ease.
In this 2-hour journey into Yin Yoga you will first be introduced to mindfulness meditation, to help develop awareness as you begin to slow down your body and calm your mind.
We will then move into Yin Yoga poses that look at creating balance within ourselves; honoring both the light and the shadow. The passive Yin Yoga practice will be an extension to the meditation as it requires as much from the mind as the body. Passively holding the yin yoga poses for between 3-5 minutes will challenge the mind to process negative thought patterns in a compassionate and accepting way. The Yin practice will help to increase flexibility and range of motion in a deep and effective way, help increase bone density, and enhance vitality and overall heath. In this yoga workshop, you will experience how the Yin Yoga practice gets past the muscles and targets the connective ‘yin’ tissues – joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia that wraps around your joints, muscles and organs. The Yin yoga poses will simultaneously promote and maintain mobility as connective tissue is safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened.
The strong meditative thread through this workshop will be further enhanced by completing the journey with a Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation. This guided relaxation is a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
This workshop will have you feeling relaxed both in body and mind so that you emerge feeling receptive, rejuvenated and in a state of contentment and well-being. You will leave having planted the seeds of gratitude and compassion within your heart and feel renewed to step back into life.
Suitable for anyone looking to learn meditation and deeply quieten both body and mind. Ideal also to complement a more active ‘yang’ yoga practice or active pursuits like running. This beautiful calming and deeply relaxing mindfulness meditation and yin yoga workshop will help you relax and combat busy lives. Open to all abilities: both those beginning yoga and more experienced yogis will enjoy this workshop. Wear comfortable clothes. Blankets and bolsters will be provided.
Quantum Sound Bath: 4pm, Saturday 9th February 2019
Time out to Tune in with this beautiful and restorative workshop.
At this Introduction sound bath, experience group energy healing & sound meditation, where participants can choose to be seated or lying down. Allow your body to rest and receive sound therapy as sound harmonies come from singing bowls, gongs, drums, chimes and voice.
This special sound bath is an opportunity to release physical or emotional tension, to foster physical, mental and emotional well-being and to support energy flow. Experience the body literally 'bathed in sound', promoting a deep sense of well being and inner peace. This sound bath promises to be a very relaxing experience.
During the session, every client receives mini sonic treatment along with energy healing to raise the energies in and around the body.
Higher levels of energy
Improving sleep patterns
Relief from the chronic tiredness
Calming down the inner chatter
Moving stagnant energy in the body
Building resilience to stressful events
Clearing the mind fog and creating sense of clarity
Enhancing greater sense of peace and calmness
Lowering levels of anxiety
Grounding the energies
Better sense of direction
Helping to build better relationship with oneself and others
2 Hour Blindfold Yoga Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 10th November 2018
Inspired by Pratyahara (the yoga principle of “the withdrawal of senses”), this workshop invites you to awaken your inner eye and turn inward. With a blindfold, you will take a journey from outside perception to inner self.
Join Ger Kinane for this two-hour deeply relaxing yoga journey as you explore the practice with your eyes closed. Feel your balance being challenged as you remove visual references. Experience the mind body connection intensify as you the rest of your senses become deepened and refined. With outward distractions removed, feel a stronger connection to breath. You will notice that the need for focus and presence is much greater than usual as you move mindfully and find stillness.
A very slow and accessible sequence of poses that will leave you feeling relaxed, restored, with a higher appreciation for your ability to see, both inside and out.
2-Hour Yoga 101 Workshop: 2.30pm, Saturday 12th January 2019
Always wanted to join a Yoga class but felt unsure if yoga was for you? Do you need a yoga refresher to renew your yoga practice?
Created for students new to Yoga and for those looking to gain a deeper understanding of foundational postures, this introductory-level workshop will allow you to experience yoga as you learn the basic postures, breath work and develop a solid foundation of the basics of hatha yoga.
The back to basics yoga workshop will take an in-depth look into key foundation yoga poses; safely and receiving the care and attention you need to build confidence. You’ll develop body awareness, learn basic postures, focus on healthy alignment, and practice coordinating the breath & movement.
Come join Hatha Yoga teacher Val Herbert at this relaxed workshop, delivered in a welcoming and non-intimidating environment that will teach you the basic foundations of a Hatha yoga practice.
3-Day Spa Island Yoga Retreat, Budapest: 30Nov - 02Dec 2018
Twin Share €479pp | Single €549pp | Non-refundable deposit €250 (RyanAir) Balance due 15 Oct 2018
Escape to the Hungarian Capital - Budapest on a three day Yoga Retreat. Staying on Margaret island, peacefully situated in the centre of the River Danube, you will enjoy three days of yoga, wellness pampering, sightseeing and a visit to the Christmas market. You can explore this beautiful quiet island, running or strolling the footpaths that connect the historical sites. Soak in the thermal baths filled with the natural, mineral-rich, healing waters of Budapest, relax and mingle around the shared interest of yoga. The beautiful 4 star superior wellness hotel has everything you need to foster wellness - excellent cuisine, delicious healthy menus, thermal spa, jogging path and bicycles. Just ten minutes from the city centre, you will have free time to explore Buda and Pest at your leisure. The package includes:
Return flights from Dublin to Budapest with RyanAir including taxes, fees, charges & allocated seating
2 nights 4-star superior hotel accommodation
Breakfast and two meals
3 two-hour Yoga workshops
20 minute massage
20 minute wellness bath
Entrance to the Danubius Premier Fitness Centre (thermal pools, sauna, swimming pool, fitness room, steam bath)