A mindfulness practice on the Wild Atlantic Way
Green Blue Yoga
==> Contact Julie on 086 203 7238 to confirm days & times
Morning vinyasa yoga at Caherdaniel Community Hall
Weekly class on Valentia Island Cable Station
Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to start a class at your local venue.
Last updated: 10th Decenber 2019
I started yoga back in 2007, and ten years later, I travelled to India to complete a 200h teacher training course with Yoga Alliance.
Today I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga and other styles like slow Hatha and mindful Vinyasa - because for each mood and energy level, there is a type of yoga that suits.
Although I got to yoga for the physical aspects (easing back pain, better posture,etc.), I also give a lot of importance to its philosophical dimension, and to mindfulness, relaxation and meditation.
Practice yoga to increase strength and flexibility, reduce stress, improve posture and generally feel better in your body & mind.
Yoga isn't just physical exercise: as we are coordinating postures with the breath, the practice grows to become a moving meditation, activating the parasympathetic nervous system and improving mental well being. It is a way to learn meditation and deep relaxation techniques.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a fluid yoga practice to loosen the body in the morning, starting with a few slow sun salutations and gently building up the pace to loosen muscles, relax the lower back, shoulders and hips, strengthen the core and build up energy. A vinyasa is a sequence of movements used to transition between poses, linking in the breath. These morning classes are dynamic, setting you up for the day with an energetic workout, focusing on mindfulness and self-care.
Ashtanga Yoga is also a type of vinyasa yoga, where we will practice a set sequence called Primary Series, at a set pace (holding poses for 5 breaths each). It is an intensely
energizing practice, drawing sweat, building upper body and core strength and very settling for the mind. Practice ends up with deep relaxation.
Gentle hatha yoga is a slower class, easing in to poses gradually and holding them longer, focusing on body awareness and correct alignment, or to help develop mobility to specific joints. This class is not currently on schedule but can be booked as a private lesson.
All classes are mixed levels, suitable for complete beginners and more advanced yogis. Gentle Hatha will suit all ages and levels of fitness but please be aware that Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles are
fast-paced practices 🔥 so expect a strong (and mindful 🥰) workout rather than a slow gentle stretch in these classes.
Tell me about yourself (previous experience, fitness level, any injuries or medical conditions, etc), about what most attracts you to yoga and what you would like to work on and I will design a practice for you.