2-Hour Yoga for Sports Workshop: 1pm, Saturday 10th February 2018
Yoga is an excellent cross training practice, bringing balance and flexibility to any training regime. At this Sports workshop you will learn how yoga increases core strength, improves muscle balance, flexibility and range of movement, and aids to prevent sports injuries. Regular yoga practice will help develop stamina, endurance and help performance through increasing breathing capacity. It helps the body recover and restore from competitive sports. A focused mind helps win matches and endure challenges.
This Yoga for Sports two-hour workshop will focus on hips, hamstrings, core and shoulders to help develop athletic performance. A strong dynamic yoga workshop, the Yoga for Sports workshop will help build strength, core, flexibility and balance and teach you to stay mentally strong and focused.
The practice will be based on the following :
Alignment: the main pillar of yoga practice
Range of movement in joints , essential for mobility and injury prevention,
Stretching and strengthening of muscles and also the relaxation of muscles so that the body can rest and repair.
Come join Yoga teacher Val Herbert (guest tutor on the Yoga Therapy Ireland Sports teacher training course) for this dynamic yoga for sports workshop that will help you move fluidly to stay at your peak for longer.
This workshop is suitable for all levels. Suitable for elite and recreational athletes across all sports and activities as well as non-athletes. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water and small towel.
4 Week Hatha Yoga Course: 09.30am Wednesday 24th January 2018
Hatha Yoga classes open to all ages and levels of fitness. Hatha Yoga is a great foundation to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility. Experience yoga poses that tone and stretch. Hatha Yoga Classes include breathing techniques and a relaxation.
2-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 17th February 2018
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 target the connective tissue and joints in the body. 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 leave you feeling relaxed both in body and mind so that you emerge feeling receptive, rejuvenated and in a state of contentment and well-being.
4 Week Pilates Mat Course: 09.45am, Monday 22nd January 2018
The class is progressive, it aims to challenge and build on what you have already learnt but also introduces new exercises. Incorporating strength, mobility and stretching movements. Pilates mat classes incorporate props (magic circle, theraband, stability ball). The smooth, precise and flowing movements of our Improvers Pilates class help make you more mindful of your body.
4 Week Forrest Yoga Course Level 2/3: 8.30pm, Wednesday 24th January 2018
Forrest Yoga focuses on breath, strength, integrity & spirit. This hot yoga style is practiced in 27°heat. Guided by the breath, the intelligent sequencing will build your flexibility and strength while relieving tension. Expect to work, this class is a carefully constructed flowing series of intensive yoga asanas. Backbends, inversions and arm balances are emphasised. This class helps students learn to have freedom in their body. Forrest hot yoga is an intense, mindful yoga that offers great rewards and offers a wonderful pathway to build your practice. An inspiring, grounding and deeply healing yoga practice. Students should be familiar with Forrest basic moves and sun salutation.