Restorative Yoga is a gentle, mindful, nurturing practice that anyone can do. For the class , the intention is to relax as far as possible into the postures, using as little physical effort as possible. The mind focuses on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body.
Restorative yoga is effective for people wanting to de-stress and rejuvenate. This class is a blend of restorative positions , gentle yoga , breathwork and guided relaxation. The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose.
Each class is unique, fun and challenging, offering well-rounded and uplifting sequences of asana (postures). HATHA is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes alignment and breath while entering, holding, and leaving the posture. Hatha Yoga’s postures exercise your inside too, improving functions such as digestion, detoxification and cleansing. Another huge benefit is that it also trains the mind as well as the body, increasing awareness and concentration..
The class focuses on strenghtening positions and long held stretches as well as flowing sequences. Available to all levels, especially to those who seek a balancing practice with some elements of vinyasa and Hatha yoga. Each class ends with relaxation .
HATHA - Flow YOGA
Vinyasa, also called flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga.
The beauty of Vinyasa yoga is the variety. There is no standard sequence in Vinyasa yoga, so the style, pace and intensity will all vary depending on the teacher. Classes may be sequenced around a peak pose such as a backbend, or they might focus on a particular theme such as the chakras or an aspect of yoga philosophy.
The term vinyasa refers to the alignment of movement with the breath, so although you may also hold poses for a few breaths, you’ll move from one pose to the next using the inhalation and exhalation.
Vinyasa yoga also builds strong bones and muscles, helping us to maintain a high metabolism, healthy posture and an active body. In a study by researchers from Maryland University, the health benefits of yoga were even found to outweigh those of aerobic exercise for improving balance, flexibility, strength and energy levels
Carlow Mandala Yoga Studio 1 Tullow Street Carlow m. 085 842 6030
Gentle yoga classes is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. The approach hopefully includes carefully orchestrated movements, controlled pressure, and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with plenty of time to focus on breathing and repetition so that the practice is simple to do and easy to remember.
A gentle yoga style encourages a highly individualized approach to practice with on-going encouragement to make moment-to-moment adjustments
This class focusses on releasing tensions, gently works towards increased flexibility and strength and allows you to experience deep relaxation.
GENTLE HATHA YOGA
Monday 5.10 pm Rachel Nolan
Monday 6.30 pm Louise o'Brien
Tuesday 1pm Rachel Nolan
Tuesday 5.30 pm Rachel Nolan
Tuesdays 7 pm Louise o'Brien
Wednesdays 6.20 pm Orla Thorton
Thursday 6.20 pm Clare o'Shea
Fridays 10 am Rachel Nolan
Fridays 6.20 pm Orla Thornton
Sundays 7pm Louise o'brien
Monday 8pm Berni Muprhy
Wednesdays 8 pm Berni Murphy
Sundays 8.30 pm Louise o'Brien
Monday 10.30 am Tara Phelan
Monday 1pm Rachel Nolan
Wednesday 11.00 am Pam Butler
Saturday 9 am Berni Murphy
Sunday 10.30 am Berni Murphy
Sunday 12.15 pm Tara Phelan
Tuesdays 6.30 am & 8 pm Connie Byrne
Thursdays 6.30 am & 10 am Connie Byrne
Saturdays 12.30 pm Connie Byrne
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga on the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is the Path to Holistic Health . Medical research in recent years has uncovered many physical and mental benefits that Yoga offers, corroborating the experiences of millions of practitioners. A small sampling of research shows that:
- Yoga is beneficial for physical fitness, musculoskeletal functioning and cardio-vascular health.
- It is beneficial in the management of diabetes, respiratory disorders, hypertension, hypotension and many lifestyle- related disorders.
- Yoga helps to reduce depression, fatigue, anxiety disorders and stress.
- Yoga regulates menopausal symptoms.
- In essence, Yoga is a process of creating a body and mind that are stepping-stones, not hurdles, to an exuberant and fulfilling life.
TYPES OF YOGA @ our Yoga Studio
Tuesdays 10 am
Beginners YOGA FUSION
Yoga fusion class is a blend of Pilates and Yoga.
The class is designed to increase your flexibility and stamina - this multi-level class is designed to help you reach deep relaxation.
The practice also includes a challenging series of abdominal toners to strengthen core muscles while also providing lengthening stretches for a balanced strong and agile body
YIN YOGA + Deep Relaxation
Thursday 8pm Clare o'shea
Shadow yoga is a school of hatha yoga that integrates principles of yoga, martial arts and dance. It offers a methodical path to a safe and meaningful practice. Rhythm of breath and movement and sequencing of poses is based on the Hatha yoga principles explained in the traditional texts, and guided by the marmasthana system.
Wednesday 9.30 am - Introduction to Shadow-style hatha yoga (beginners welcome)
Thursday 10 am Pam Butler - Introduction to the Balakrama (for those who have completed the Introduction to Shadow-style yoga or with a minimum of 3 years yoga experience)
SHADOW STYLE YOGA
Yoga in pregnancy is a great way to stay active and is healthy for you and your baby. Yoga classes in pregnancy use relaxation and breathing techniques with postures that are adapted for pregnancy.
Yoga has been shown to reduce anxiety and to help women stay calm in pregnancy and labour. It can also improve your sleep. Many of the breathing techniques you use in yoga can help you get ready for giving birth.
Saturdays 11 am Michelle
Heartfulness Yoga is a form of raja yoga which integrates body, mind and spirit in the
true nature of Ashtanga Yoga. With less emphasis on the aesthetics of an asanas
and the intention to stay connected to the heart space throughout, this allows the
individual to experience the underlying natural bond to their heart. Heartfulness yoga
delves into the connection between the stillness of the body as an aid to quietening
the mind, creating a more peaceful internal condition and thereby naturally leading it
into a meditative state.
Fridays 10 am Rachel Nolan
TO BOOK A CLASS PLEASE CONTACT TEACHERS DIRECTLY
Pam Butler m. 086 089 11 41
Orla Thornton m. 087 667 97 20
Berni Murphy m. 087 287 1410
Louise m. 085 1437022
Clare o 'Shea m.086 893 85 97
Connie m. 0834415635
Tara Phelan m. 0876981306
Michelle m. 086 4047794
Niamh m. 0872767984
Rachel Nolan M. 085 7111382