Yoga is a method of personal transformation towards optimum health, a clear focused mind and a greater appreciation of all that is within and around us.
The emphasis of most classes is on deep relaxation and developing awareness (mindfulness), in the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga, India.
Classes are adjusted to suit each students needs.
Payment is in advance, paid month by month to encourage regular attendance.
€50 per four week course.
Pay by Revolut, card reader or cash on the day.
Asanas (yoga postures): To gently stretch and strengthen the body, to remove physical tension, stimulate and regulate various functions, such as digestion, and to improve overall health.
Pranayama (breathing practices): To balance and enhance energy levels.
Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation): To remove physical, mental and emotional tension, enabling us to connect with a quiet peaceful space within.
These aspects are adapted to suit the level of class; such as kids yoga, beginners, intermediate, meditation and pregnancy.
The next course is:
Pregnancy - Monday nights
Mums & Babies - starts Monday 5th September '22
Beginners - starts Tuesday 6th September '22
Please phone for more info and to confirm your space in the class:
+353 (0)87 393 9818 - Sangita
+353 (0)87 740 4136 - Sanyam
Suitable for all ages and levels of physical fitness. No experience necessary.
Beginners yoga is taught with a gentle and systematic approach. Students will be introduced to the foundation practices of Bihar Yoga, including basic postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques.
Through these practices students gently stretch and strengthen the body, remove aches and pains, improve/increase breath capacity, boost vitality and come in touch with their calm self through the relaxation technique of yoga nidra (yogic sleep).
Beginners continued / First Year Yoga
'Beginners continued' is for students who've had some experience of yoga and want to go deeper. All courses are taught back to back, so students gradually progress in confidence, ability and understanding. Over time the 'beginners' group becomes 'Beginners Continued' then 'First Year Yoga' and after two years of regular practice 'Intermediate' .
Mixed level class, suitable for all ages and levels of physical fitness. The class tends to be quite gentle, but is tailored to suit students needs. Suitable for beginners.
Suitable for students who have attended at least two years regular yoga classes here or elsewhere.
In the intermediate class students are introduced to stronger postures, pranayama practices are developed and the relaxation techniques evolve towards pratyahara (sensory withdrawal), dharana (relaxed concentration) and dhyana (meditation). Deeper concepts of yoga are introduced and experienced, leading to greater inner stillness.
For people with some experience of yoga and meditation. Experienced practitioners from other traditions are very welcome!
The overall emphasis of the class is to guide students towards physical comfort, mental quiet and a state of relaxed awareness. To begin each class asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) are practised to create physical comfort and mental relaxation. Once the body is comfortable and focused the meditation techniques begin.
Some of the practices taught within Bihar Yoga include: kaya sthairyam (body stillness), trataka (candle gazing), antar mouna (inner stillness), ajapa japa and mantra japa (mantra chanting).
Yoga in pregnancy gives you an empowering attitude, preparing you for labour and for impending motherhood.
Through the ancient practices of yoga postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and gentle meditation techniques, experience the physical benefits of yoga, as well as becoming more in touch with your intuitive self and deepening the connection with your baby.
Pregnancy yoga is adapted to suit pregnant women, there is more emphasis on teaching correct breathing and relaxation skills.
Sangita has completed additional training as a 'light birth' pregnancy yoga teacher.
The kids yoga class is taught specifically for kids in a fun and imaginative way, kids love to role play so it is this aspect of their nature that is emphasised in the kids yoga class.
Kids yoga is non competitive, in fact it facilitates the kids to discover their own unique personality, and their own individual way of experiencing the world.
The following benefits are derived from the various aspects of the kids yoga class.
Awareness of their body, an increase in strength and flexibility, correct breathing which is vital to a child's development, release of exhaustion and over stimulation which ultimately lends to a more centred, balanced child.
The kids learn to know what relaxation is, concentration comes with ease as does improved confidence.
Coming together in group activities is important as is positive speech and praise. Ultimately the classes stimulate their imagination, self expression and offer a space to develop themselves.
Private tuition - for individuals and groups
We teach privately outside of our regular class schedule, to individuals and groups.
Some people prefer to practice on their own and a private class will often accelerate the effects of yoga, as the class is very specific to your needs. A private class is also a great way to deal with specific ailments, such as anxiety, hypertension, irritable bowel, asthma etc.
We are also asked to teach in schools (kindergarten/primary/secondary), youth groups, women's groups, hospice patients, special needs and to the elderly (active retirement, day care etc.).
Individuals: Classes are usually for 90 minutes, €50 total per class, 1-4 students. Additional students usually charged at €12.50 per person per class. We recommend you come to the yoga centre where the atmosphere is beneficial. If we teach from another venue travel expenses may be added.
Schools: Price depends on several factors, venue, type of class, distance etc. Primary/Secondary school classes are about €30 per class, plus travel expenses. This assumes we're offering several classes in a row, but would cost more for just one class.
We'd recommend the following class times, based on attention span: Juniors/Seniors - 30 minute classes, 1st-6th Class - 45 minute classes. Secondary school - 45mins to 90 minute classes.
Groups: Price depends on several factors, venue, type of class, distance etc. We usually charge €60-70 for an hour class for 'active retirement', 'day care' group etc. These classes are often taught sitting in chairs (at your venue) and don't require us to bring in mats, meditation stools etc.
Please phone or email and we can discuss your needs.