Beginner Yoga & Pilates Classes

Breathing Place Yoga is a peaceful, relaxing sanctuary where you will feel welcome as a yoga or Pilates beginner. You can learn more about the different styles of yoga taught at our yoga studio by exploring class descriptions. All these beginner yoga classes we recommend for a beginner new to yoga. Visit our yoga for beginners guide to help you feel more confident before your first yoga class. Book your yoga class by clicking into the yoga classes below.

Hatha Yoga Class
Hatha Yoga – Beginners

Hatha Yoga Class

6 Week Beginner's Hatha Yoga Course: 09.20am, Friday 28th February 2020 Beginners Level Hatha yoga class, suitable for beginners to yoga or coming back to yoga after a break. In this Beginner's Hatha Yoga course you will learn the basics of Hatha yoga asana (postures), breathing techniques and how to relax and restore from the challenges of daily life. First-time students are welcome in this traditional hatha yoga class. A slower paced 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, balanced yoga class with expert guided instruction throughout the class. You will leave this Hatha Yoga class feeling more relaxed and balanced.
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Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor Somatic Yoga Workshop
Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor Somatic Workshop
2-Hour Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor - A Somatic Exploration Workshop: 10.30am, Sunday 28th March 2020

Have you ever thought “if only I was stronger in my core I…” or you heard the words “engage your pelvic floor” or “use your core” but don't really know what that means?

Whether you’re looking to boost your core strength, improve posture or better understand the Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor connection this Somatic workshop is for you. Through gentle Somatic Movement and Feldenkrais sequences you will explore practical and therapeutic ways to develop better control and more functional strength without overworking muscles. Both men and women can learn how to contract and relax the pelvic floor and core muscles helping to understand, how when balanced they form the base, support and strength for your spine, torso and all your organs. In addition, with this increased awareness and sensation you can address incontinence, alleviate pain (especially in the back, pelvis and hips), assist childbirth and facilitate ease in many functional activities like lifting heavy objects so you feel more comfort in all kinds of day-to-day and athletic movements!

The workshop is lead by Deirdre Mullins, our fully qualified Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and Yoga teacher, who since 2013 has been passionately exploring Somatic movement, leading Somatic workshops and working with clients through Somatic Movement and Yoga. You will leave this 2-hour workshop with less pain and tension, feeling balanced in your body and mind. No experience necessary, both men and women are welcome.
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Quantum Sound Bath Workshop
Summer’s Joy | Restorative Yoga & Sound Workshop
Summer's Joy | Restorative Yoga & Healing Sound Workshop: 4pm, Saturday 9th May 2020 As the days get longer and we move into Summer, balance the outward focus of summer's fiery energy with this beautiful restorative yoga and sound bath workshop. Take a break from summer planning to slow down and surrender to the joy of the present moment. This restorative yoga workshop is a slow, gentle practice that will reduce stress and improve health. During the Restorative yoga workshop various props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks are used to prop the body up in poses, allowing the whole organism to remain in a deeply relaxed state. You will be guided by Ger through a soothing and contemplative restorative yoga practice. While you relax live sound by Kamilla will help support the process and is an effective tool to prepare our bodies & minds for the Spring Awakening. The healing vibrations coming from various instruments can help you revitalize the cells in your body and allow strong and vibrant energy to come in. Restorative yoga practice and sound healing are wonderful ways to assist you in the process of opening towards the new season and making it joyful, relaxed and full of new potentialities. Allow your body to rest and receive sound therapy as sound harmonies come from singing bowls, gongs, drums, chimes and voice. During the restorative yoga and sound bath workshop, every client receives mini sonic treatment along with energy healing to raise the energies in and around the body. Restorative yoga poses help to rest deeply and completely and coupled with sound therapy this workshop promises to be a truly relaxing and healing experience.
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Somatics Deep Back Pain Relief Workshop
Somatic Back Care Workshop

Somatic Back Care Workshop

2-Hour Back Care Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 22nd February 2020 Have you got a niggling lower back pain that won’t go away? Come along and be guided through gentle, easy exercises inspired by Somatic Movement Education and learn how to release & relax your back muscles. As you learn to sense and control the muscles you can release tension, increasing your mobility, flexibility and strength. This back pain relief workshop is of special interest to anyone who experiences back pain but equally you don’t need to suffer back pain to benefit from this Somatic Workshop. This somatic workshop will help to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and improve body-mind awareness. Leave the workshop with less pain and physical tension, feeling relaxed and balanced in your body and mind. The 2-hour workshop will help you to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and improve body-mind awareness. Leave the workshop with less pain and physical tension, feeling relaxed and balanced in your body and mind. This two hour workshop is led by Deirdre Mullins Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher. She is passionate about sharing Somatic embodied practices which improve mobility, stability and function while also helping to relieve stress so we can all experience life more fully. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.
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Somatic Neck Shoulder Yoga Workshop
Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop

Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop

2-Hour Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 25th April 2020 Do you have tightness in your neck or shoulders? Come along and be guided through gentle, easy awareness-based Somatic Movements and explore ways to create more ease and freedom through the shoulders, upper back and neck. Somatic Movement Education is a gentle, safe and highly effective way to end chronic pain, improve mobility and stability and relieve day-to-day stress. With Somatics, we always work holistically, using processes that re-educate the nervous system and help to restore functional movement. Through awareness and movement, you learn to sense, recognise and release habitual muscular tension and unwind their holding patterns in your body. As the muscles relax and lengthen, your mobility and strength increases, so you can enjoy normal activities in life with more pleasure and ease. This Somatic practice can help to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and improve body-mind awareness. Leave the workshop with less pain and physical tension, feeling relaxed in your body and mind. This two hour workshop is led by Deirdre Mullins Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher. She is passionate about sharing Somatic embodied practices which improve mobility, stability and function while also helping to relieve stress so we can all experience life more fully.
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Purify New Year Workshop Clane
Somatic New Year | New You Workshop

New Year Yoga Workshop

2-Hour New Year | New You Yoga Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 18th January 2020 Forget the traditional resolutions, instead cultivate a positive intention(sankalpa) to make better choices for your body and mind. This 2-hour yoga workshop offers you the perfect space to ignite your intention and restore balance after Christmas and New Year celebrations. A mindful flow of movements will reconnect you to a sense of inner aliveness. Yoga postures will be sequenced to promote detoxification, strengthen your immune system and boost your energy levels. Gentle Somatic Movements will release any tightness or tension held in your body. Your depth of presence and awareness guides you to experience each breath and it's potential for renewal and wholeness. The workshop will close with a deeply soothing relaxation. Leave feeling re-energised, refreshed and ready for a great year ahead! No experience is necessary. Suitable for all Levels. This two hour workshop is led by Deirdre Mullins Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher. She is passionate about sharing Somatic embodied practices which improve mobility, stability and function while also helping to relieve stress so we can all experience life more fully.
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Somatic Movement Workshop
Hatha Yoga – Beginners

Hatha Yoga

6 Week Hatha Yoga Beginners Course: 6pm, Wednesday 26th February 2020 An open level yoga class suitable for beginners and those with previous yoga experience., 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. A slower paced 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.  
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Iyengar Yoga for Beginners
Iyengar Yoga – Beginners

Iyengar Yoga - Beginners

6 Week Iyengar Yoga Course: 7.15pm, Friday 28th February 2020 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.  
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Iyengar Yoga for Beginners
Iyengar Yoga – Beginners

Iyengar Yoga - Beginners

5 Week Iyengar Yoga Course: 10am, Thursday 5th March 2020 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. 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 an Evening Iyengar Yoga class on Fridays at 7.10pm.  
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Pilates Classes Kildare
Pilates Mat – Beginners

Pilates Mat Class - Beginners

6 Week Pilates Mat Course: 7.30pm, Thursday 27th February 2020 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.
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Pilates Classes Kildare
Pilates Mat – Essential Basics

Pilates Mat Class - Essential Basics

5 Week Pilates Mat Course: 12.15pm, Monday 24th February 2020 (No class 16th March St. Patricks) For absolute Pilates beginners or those returning to Pilates after a break. Learn the fundamental movements of Pilates with the emphasis on Pilates technique. This Pilates class focus will be on building strength around a good posture and help you find some forgotten muscles! Our Pilates Mat Essential Basics course will help you build a strong foundation and teach you the principles of Classical Pilates.   Our Improvers Pilates class is taught Elena Cordero Kiernan by who believes "Pilates is all encompassing. It is natural movement. It strengthens and stretches the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body. It builds long, lean permanent muscle. It improves the bodies’ coordination and balance. It corrects posture through movement. It teaches longer, deeper, healthier breathing and therefore feeds the bodies organs with oxygen and blood. It promotes the mind- body connection".   For Evening Beginner's Pilates, check out Pilates for Beginners on Thursday at 7.30pm.
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Iyengar Yoga Beginners Yoga Class
Yoga for Runners & Cyclists

Iyengar Yoga for Runners & Cyclists

6 Week Yoga for Runners & Cyclists Course: 6pm, Friday 28th February 2020 This Iyengar Yoga class is for runners and cyclists, or those wanting to work on the strength, flexibility and release of the muscles that absorb the work of running and cycling. Iyengar Yoga concentrates on precision of postural alignment. Students achieve the benefits of each Yoga pose through the use of props, gentle adjustments and attention to detail in teaching to safely build flexibility, stability and strength. The Yoga for Runners & Cyclists class will help you better manage your breathing, to oxygenate the body and create energy. Classes start with time to focus the mind, followed by a series of yoga poses that help develop performance and prevent injuries. Every class ends with a period of time devoted to relaxation allowing the body to absorb the work of the class. Discover the ‘missing link’ in strength and conditioning training at this tailored Yoga for Runners & Cyclists class.
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Yoga 101
Back to Basics | Yoga 101 Workshop

Back to Basics Yoga Workshop

2-Hour Yoga 101 Workshop: 2.30pm, Saturday 11th January 2020 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.
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Yin Yoga Workshop Kildare
Meditation & Yin Yoga

Mindfulness Meditation & Yin Yoga

6 Week Yin Yoga Course: 6.15pm, Thursday 27th February 2020 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.
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Tai Chi classes Kildare
Tai Chi – Beginners

Tai Chi

6 Week Tai Chi Beginners Course: 6pm, Tuesday 25th February 2020 (No class 17th March St. Patricks) 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.
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