5 Week Iyengar Yoga Course: 7.15pm, Friday 20th September 2019
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.
An open level yoga class for students new to the Iyengar Yoga Method. Yoga poses are adapted to deal with injuries or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Students with scoliosis will benefit from the strong focus on alignment. Drop-ins are welcome.
6 Week Tai Chi Beginners Course: 6pm, Tuesday 16th September 2019
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.
2-Hour Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 12th October 2019
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.
6 Week Hatha Yoga Mixed Ability Course: 6pm, Wednesday 18th September 2019
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.
5 Week Yoga for Runners & Cyclists Course: 6pm, Friday 20th September 2019This 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.