Fitness Classes & Healing Therapies
COVID-19 | Studio Classes are suspended as per Government guidelines. Thank you for your understanding. We are offering free online Yoga & Pilates classes to support your well-being.
At Breathing Place enjoy private & group Yoga & Pilates classes for all levels & stages of life. Our commitment is to create a safe & nurturing sanctuary to learn & practice. Our yoga classes aim to transform your body & balance your mind. Experience transformation. Find everyday balance. Take a breath to live your best life.
Hatha Yoga - Beginners
3 Week Hatha Yoga Course: 7pm, Tuesday 24th March 2020 (No class Tuesday 17Mar St Patricks)
An open level yoga class suitable for beginners to yoga, to learn the basics of hatha yoga asana (postures) and breathing as well as to relax and restore from the challenges of daily life.
First-time students are welcome in this traditional hatha yoga class. Hatha yoga incorporates breathing exercises and meditation to call the mind and focuses on proper alignment and form to support your body. Students will experience a comprehensive, yoga balanced class with expert guided instruction throughout the class.
You will leave this Hatha Yoga class feeling more relaxed and balanced.
Iyengar Yoga – Beginners
Iyengar Yoga - Beginners
4 Week Iyengar Yoga Course: 7.15pm, Friday TBA May 2020 (Suspended Covid-19)
Iyengar Yoga is characterised by precision and alignment. Students are able to achieve the benefits of each yoga pose through the use of props, gentle adjustments and attention to detail in teaching. The progressive nature of Iyengar Yoga ensures you learn the poses in a systematic way so your understanding deepens and you safely progress to build flexibility, stability, strength and well-being.
An ideal class for those who are new to yoga, or those who have some prior yoga experience but want more focus on the alignment aspects of yoga to support correct posture when building strength and flexibility.
This Beginners Iyengar Yoga course will introduce the fundamentals of Iyengar yoga poses and is based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar, where alignment and integration of body, mind and breath are in harmony.
Our Iyengar Yoga class is taught by certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Paula Carrigan
. Breathing Place also offers a Morning Iyengar Yoga
class on Thursdays at 10am.
Pilates Mat – Beginners
Pilates Mat Class - Beginners
6 Week Pilates Mat Course: 7.30pm, Thursday TBA May 2020 (Suspended Covid-19)
Learn to do Pilates correctly from the beginning. Master the fundamental movements with the emphasis on technique. With variations offered for beginners so you may modify according to individual strengths and weaknesses. This beginners Pilates Mat course will help you build a strong foundation and Incorporating strength, mobility and stretching movements.
Tai Chi – Beginners
3 Week Tai Chi Beginners Course: 6pm, Tuesday TBA (Suspended Covid-19)
Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact ancient Chinese flowing form of meditative movement that has been practiced for centuries. A form of mind-body exercise, Tai Chi improves the flow of internal energy current ('Qi') for better health and harmony in your body.
A Tai Chi class consists of slow focused movements which improve strength, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, aids relaxation and improves sleep. Recent research has shown Tai Chi to be beneficial in providing pain relief for certain conditions, particularly fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Tai Chi is beneficial for all ages and fitness levels. Experience a greater sense of well-being through the practice of Tai Chi.
6 Week Flow Yoga Course: 8.30pm, Tuesday TBA May 2020 (Suspended Covid-19)
Flow Yoga (also referred to as Vinyasa yoga) is a movement-based practice. Flow Yoga helps improve flexibility and strength as you weave with the breath through creative transitions that lengthen, strengthen and centre you.
Flow Yoga classes start with some pranayama breathing practice then move into gentle stretching and strengthening postures, followed by an easy flow pattern which may focus on hips, shoulders, lower back, or legs. Some postures are held for a length of time using breath work to take your body and mind deeper into the asana and its benefits.
For an earlier Flow Yoga class, check out our Thursday evening 5pm Beginner's Flow Yoga Class
Meditation & Yin Yoga
Mindfulness Meditation & Yin Yoga
6 Week Yin Yoga Course: 6.15pm, Thursday TBA May 2020 (Suspended Covid-19)
End your busy week with this beautiful calming and deeply relaxing mindfulness meditation and yin yoga class.
Mindfulness meditation will help you relieve stress through exploring the habits of your mind.
The passive Yin Yoga practice requires as much from the mind as the body as simple stretches are held for between 2-5 minutes challenging the mind to process negative thought patterns in a compassionate and accepting way. Body sensations are navigated by building inner stamina and endurance and developing a mindfulness based meditation practice. As a result, the entire body experiences deep rest.
The long holds in Yin Yoga get past the muscles and target the connective ‘yin’ tissues - joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia that wraps around your joints, muscles and organs. Yin yoga will simultaneously promote and maintain mobility as connective tissue is safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened. This Yin Yoga practice will change the way you go through life, creating the internal peace required to “respond” instead of “react". Leave feeling relaxed both in body and mind.
Pilates Mat – Mixed Level
Pilates Mat Class
6 Week Pilates Mat Mixed Level Course: 8.30pm, Thursday TBA May 2020 (Suspended Covid-19)
Pilates mixed level is the next level up from beginners and helps enhance your co-ordination, strength and correct posture to build your core stability and strength. Incorporating strength, mobility and stretching movements. With modifications offered for beginners, our Pilates Mixed Level Mat course will challenge mobility and stabilisation through the core and peripheral muscles while adding flexibility and suppleness to your body.
STOTT Pilates® is a contemporary adaptation of the original Pilates exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.
Pregnancy Yoga (14+ wks)
Pregnancy Yoga | Prenatal Yoga
6 Week Prenatal Yoga Course (14+ weeks pregnant): 10.30am, Monday 14th September
Gentle and safe pregnancy yoga is open to all levels and offers a refuge of peace and inspiration to celebrate your body and baby throughout pregnancy. Pregnancy Yoga classes focus on breathing, gentle stretching and include a generous relaxation to totally let go.
Prenatal yoga offers many wonderful benefits for the mother-to-be. Gentle stretching exercises will help ease new aches and pains of pregnancy that you may not have experienced before such as lower backache. Pregnancy yoga can help to strengthen the muscles in the back which help to support the weight of the baby. Prenatal classes also teach breathing methods to stay focused and keep the body and mind relaxed during labour. As the body’s balance is altered during pregnancy, prenatal yoga may help with stability. Pregnancy yoga can also ease the discomforts of pregnancy, such as moodiness, shortness of breath, swollen ankles, nausea, indigestion and insomnia.
Pregnancy yoga classes will teach you yoga postures to help you be more comfortable throughout your pregnancy, relaxation techniques and yoga for birth, allowing you to approach labour calmly and confidently. Classes are also a great way to meet other mums-to-be especially if you are new to the Clane area and a lovely safe space to share concerns and excitement.
We also offer an evening pregnancy yoga class: Wednesday 7.20pm Prenatal Yoga