YOGA STYLES & LEVELSYOGA
The general 'yoga' classes taught by our experienced teachers balance cultivation of strength and tone with increased flexibility. Classes incorporate elements of strength-building, moving sequences to benefit the cardio-vascular system with longer holds to restore flexibilty and calm the nervous system. There is an emphasis on correct, safe alignment, breath awareness and holistic attention to form. All classes include a relaxation component. For further details look at the details of the individual teacher.
A powerful, energetic, flowing form of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in which a series of postures are linked dynamically with the breath. The practice builds heat in the body, detoxifying and purifying the entire system while strengthening, toning and enhancing flexibility in the body.
Sometimes known as Hatha Yoga, this is a gentle, holistic approach to yoga postures, yogic breathing, relaxation and meditation. Students are guided mindfully and slowly through a variety of yoga poses, cultivating awareness of the body and the breath. Calming, centering and restorative. Particulary suitable for those who want to increase their mobility and flexibility or for those seeking relief from chronic ailments and injuries.
VINYASA, ASHTANGA VINYASA OR HATHA FLOW YOGA
Often based on the Ashtanga system, these flowing classes link postures with the breath in a strong and challenging physical practice that is designed to build heat, strength, flexibility and concentration. Each class follows a different sequence, often to music, creating a sustained meditative flow.
The Yoga Room have invested in therapeutic-grade Longwave Infrared Heaters which are widely regarded as the most therapeutic heat available in the world. Warming the body in the same way as natural sunlight, this type of radiant heat is used by physiotherapists and in therapeutic saunas to heal and repair muscle tissue. Infrared therapy has also been shown to be provide analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic capabilities. It balances the nervous system and aids body tissue regeneration. This specialised thermal heating system has been used in Japan since the sixties mainly by medical practitioners. Our Hot Yoga classes at the Yoga Room follows a flowing sequence of poses and are taught by experienced, qualified teachers. The room heats to around 29-30 degrees. And it's the perfect antidote to the Irish climate!
Please bring your own towel and mat. Mat rental of €2 applies to this class.
Developed by founder John Friend in the United States, the popularity of Anusara yoga seems to be spreading to all corners of the globe. Often referred to as 'yoga of the heart', Anusara is characterised by an focus on alignment and form with the inner experience of the practice emphasised through the contemplation of certain themes.
Based on the teachings of Mr BKS Iyengar, the emphasis of this style of yoga is cultivating proper physical alignment. Step by step students are guided safely and deeply into postures. Yoga props are sometimes used to cultivate longer holds in poses.
PREGNANCY YOGA OR PRE-NATAL YOGA
In a supportive and nurturing environment this class will help reduce the aches and pains that can accompany pregnancy while helping to tone and prepare the body and mind for birth. Annemare and Lynn are both experienced teachers and mothers and their classes teaches gentle yoga poses and breathing techniques to cultivate health and calmness for both mother and child. See us on TV3 Ireland AM discussing Pregnancy yoga. Thanks to all our expectant Mums who took part. http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?video=26959&locID=1.65.74&page=2
MUM & BABY YOGA
Special class to nurture yourself while you are with your baby. Ease fatigue, relieve aches and pains, re-tone muscles. Rest and revitalize. Open to babies up to 6 months.
Infant massage is a great way to spend quality time with your baby and an added benefit for group classes is that you meet and chat with other parents in your area. In our 5 week course you will learn specific strokes and stretches for baby during this period of rapid growth and development. Each week we will add on to what we learned the previous week and in the last class do a full body baby massage. You'll learn techniques that will help to calm your baby and aid digestion. One study shows babies who receive infant massage gain 47 percent more body weight than those not massaged.
There is no minimum age for babies to join this class.
Handouts and oil are provided.
Note: The cost of baby massage is partially redeemable from some health care providers.
Pre-booking is essential for the baby massage course. For bookings contact: Veronika 085 7069149 or firstname.lastname@example.org and the web is www.babyvillage.ie
Meditation has been shown to be a powerful tool to release and manage stress and to help maintain a healthy balance of body and mind. By learning and practicing simple meditation and yogic breathing techniques the mind becomes more peaceful and healthy, creating a calmer more balanced state of being. These tools when applied regularly create an awareness of life grounded in deep meaning and authenticity.
INTRO TO YOGA
A comprehensive four-week course designed to introduce participants to the basic principles and practices of yoga. Participants will learn key yoga poses, basic yoga breath awareness, gentle meditative techniques and a background to yoga practice and philosophy. Each class will focus on a different school, or style, of yoga so participants can decide which approach best suits them.
Deep, guided, relaxing meditation. Lying comfortably on the floor, participants are guided through a deeply relaxing and thoroughly rejuvenating meditation. This ancient technique, also known as Yoga Nidra, simultaneously relaxes and revitalises the entire system leaving you completely refreshed.
Pilates is a unique system of body conditioning that focuses on developing core strength and using the abdominal muscles to control different movements and postures. Muscles are stretched and strengthened, building tone throughout the body and improving flexibility, balance, breathing, posture and alignment.
Cancer Conscious Yoga
or Cancer Care Yoga. A gentle nurturing class for people living with cancer. In a calm, supportive environment we will practice techniques to relax the body and mind and support your immune system as you manage your care during this time of illness and recovery. Suitable for anyone who is actively undergoing treatment for cancer and for those who are in recovery. Your teacher Grainnne McLaughlin is a yoga teacher and physical therapist who is trained in teaching cancer care yoga.