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New Workshop – South Mall: Hips 4 Ways with Lisa Fahy

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Unlock Your Hip Mobility with Our Special Workshop

Do you often find yourself battling stiffness in your hips? You’re not alone. The hips are a central hub of movement for our bodies, integral not only in our yoga practice but also in our day-to-day activities. When our hips are tight, it can lead to a series of related discomforts, including back pain and restricted movement, affecting our overall quality of life.

But there’s good news! We’re excited to introduce the “Hips 4 Ways” workshop, a comprehensive session designed to enhance your hip mobility and stability. Under the expert guidance of Lisa Fahy, our senior yoga teacher, this workshop will be an enlightening journey into the mechanics of your body.

Why Focus on Hip Mobility?

Hip mobility is essential for a range of activities—from walking and running to sitting and standing. Tight hips can lead to misalignment and discomfort in various parts of the body, including the lower back and knees. By improving hip flexibility and strength, you can enjoy smoother movement, better alignment, and reduced pain.

About the Workshop:

In the “Hips 4 Ways” workshop, we will:

  • Explore essential muscle groups influencing hip mobility.
  • Learn safe and effective techniques to enhance hip flexibility and strength.
  • Discover practices that integrate balance and support both your yoga and everyday movements.

This workshop is more than just stretching; it’s about creating harmony and balance in your body, empowering you to move freely and with ease.

Event Details:

Workshop: Hips 4 Ways with Lisa Fahy

Date: March 9th, 2024

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: South Mall Studio

Price: €25 for members and pass holders, €35 for non-members.

Whether you’re new to yoga or looking to deepen your practice, this workshop is tailored for all levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your hip mobility and enhance your overall well-being.

Spaces are limited to ensure personalised attention, so we encourage you to book your spot early. Join us for this transformative experience and unlock a new level of freedom and mobility in your hips.

Book your Spot Now

See you at the workshop!

Unveil New Yoga Class Themes for March 2024!

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Step into the vibrancy of March with our latest yoga class themes, carefully curated to uplift your spirit and rejuvenate your practice. As we transition into spring, it’s the perfect time to refresh our practise and embrace the spirit of renewal. Across our studios and online, we’re excited to introduce a captivating lineup of yoga class themes for March, designed to invigorate your body, calm your mind, and uplift your spirit.

Here at Himalaya Yoga Valley, we understand the challenges of maintaining a consistent practice, especially when motivation seems to wane. That’s why we always keep it fresh with new themes every month!
We’re reaching out to encourage you to take a moment for yourself and return to your yoga practise or reawaken your passion for the practise with our exciting line up of new classes this March! 

Spring into March with Renewed Energy and focus on your practise

Explore the Following Themes This Month:

These themes will be available exclusively throughout the month of March, so be sure not to miss out on this opportunity to dive a little deeper into key areas of practise with our expert team.
Need a reason to keep practising or get back on your mat? Here are a few!: 

  • Enhance Your Physical Well-being: From increased flexibility and strength to improved posture and balance, regular yoga practice offers a myriad of physical benefits that will leave you feeling stronger, healthier, and more energized.
  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety: In today’s hectic world, stress and anxiety are all too common. Yoga provides a powerful antidote, helping to quiet the mind, release tension, and cultivate a sense of inner peace and tranquility.
  • Boost Your Mood: The endorphins released during yoga practice can elevate your mood and leave you feeling uplifted and rejuvenated, ready to tackle whatever life throws your way.
  • Connect with a Supportive Community: Joining a yoga class not only provides you with expert guidance and instruction but also connects you with a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your commitment to health and well-being.

Don’t let another day go by without prioritizing your self-care. Take the first step towards a happier, healthier you by recommitting to your yoga practice today. We can’t wait to welcome you in South Mall, Ballincollig or Online- remember our first class is free for new or returning members 

Do you have any themes you’d love to see in our studio? Let us know via chat—we’re here to tailor our offerings to your preferences.

New yoga class themes for February!

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Experience transformative yoga practices designed to open your heart, enrich your mind, and strengthen your body. Join us on the mat for a fresh start and renewed energy. New month, new goals – let’s elevate together!

Here is the full list of themed classes for our studio this month:

See you on the mat to explore these themes yogis!These themes will be there only for February. So do not miss them.

We hope these new theme classes will help you focus on different parts of your body.

Do you have any themes you would like to see in our studio? Let us know on the chat!

Spring Intentions Retreat Workshop in Ballincollig

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Embrace Spring Renewal: An Afternoon Retreat for Mind and Body

As the cold winter days give way to the gentle warmth of spring, it’s the perfect time to embrace renewal, fresh starts, and growth. And what better way to welcome the blossoming season than with an afternoon retreat designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul?

Spring Symbolism: Planting Seeds of Intention

Spring is symbolic of new beginnings, making it an ideal time to sow the seeds of intention for the year ahead. Our afternoon retreat aims to guide you through this process, providing a sanctuary for self-reflection and growth.

Guided Meditation with Shauna Rose

The retreat kicks off with a manifestation meditation led by the serene Shauna Rose. Allow her gentle guidance to anchor you in the present moment as you set your spring intentions, your personal “san kalpa” for the coming months.

Energize with Yoga and Boost Immunity with Pranayama

Following the meditation, immerse yourself in an invigorating hour-long yoga practice aimed at creating space in both your body and mind. A short break sets the stage for a pranayama session, designed to boost immunity, balance the nervous system, and promote a sense of calm.

Blissful Blend: Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Bath

As the retreat unfolds, dive into a blissful blend of restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra, and the therapeutic sounds of a soothing sound bath. Let the gentle vibrations wash away stress, leaving you in a state of deep relaxation and harmonious balance.

Tea, Snacks, and Connection

After these transformative practices, unwind with a cup of herbal tea and light snacks. This moment provides the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded souls on the retreat, fostering a sense of community and shared experience.

Retreat Schedule:-
– 2:00 pm: Welcome + Manifestation Meditation
– 2:30 pm: Energizing Yoga practice – creating space in the body & mind
– 3:30 pm: Short Break
– 3:45 pm: Pranayama Session
– 4:00 pm: Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath
– 4:45 pm: Tea, snacks, and time to chat

What to Bring:

– A mug for tea
– Water
– Journal and pen for reflections (optional)

Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Embrace the season of growth and renewal with open hearts and refreshed spirits.

Book Now

Exclusive Perks for Himalaya Yoga Valley Unlimited Members!

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Being a part of Himalaya Yoga Valley comes with a treasure trove of exclusive benefits designed to reward our beloved community of clients who are committed to their practise and our studio through an unlimited membership

Priority Access to All Classes: As a valued member, you enjoy the privilege of booking your spot in our classes with greater access- a tier of classes is held and released to our members first. This means fewer waitlists and seamless access to our busiest sessions for our most committed members who want to get the very most out of their practise!

Free Monthly Members Masterclasses: Immerse yourself in the art of yoga with our complimentary monthly masterclasses (valued at €20). It’s our way of adding an extra layer of enrichment to your practice.

Save 15-25% on Workshops: Delve deeper into your practice with our specially curated workshops at a members-only reduced rate. Expand your knowledge and refine your skills with these exclusive learning opportunities.

Yoga Retreat Discounts in Spain and Goa: We know you love yoga and may wish to go beyond the studio walls! Our membership opens the door to rejuvenating escapes at our centers in Spain and Goa. Enjoy exclusive discounts on transformative yoga retreats, making your wellness journey even more rewarding and immersive.

1 Month Free for Every Year Membership: Your commitment deserves recognition! For every year of membership, we express our gratitude by gifting you one extra month absolutely free. It’s our way of saying thank you for being an integral part of our community.

Thank you for being part of our community- you are so valued!

On a pass or dropping in? Become a Himalaya Yoga Valley member today and unlock a world of rewards, priority access, and exclusive perks that enhance your yoga practice like never before!
Our memberships are the most affordable way to access over 200 classes per month in Cork with a team of excellent teachers!

Sign up now

New Workshop – South Mall : Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor

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We have a new workshop titled “Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor” scheduled for Sunday, January 28th, from 3 pm to 5 pm at the South Mall. Led by the experienced instructor Madeleine Scaramuzzo Jones, CAT, ATC, RYT 200, PES, this workshop is designed to provide valuable insights into the anatomical structures of the core and pelvic floor.

Date: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Location: South Mall
Price: €25 for members and pass holders, €35 for drop-ins
Teacher: Madeleine Scaramuzzo Jones, CAT, ATC, RYT 200, PES

In the Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor Workshop, participants will learn:
– Anatomical structures of the core and pelvic floor
– The role of the core and pelvic floor in breathing
– How to connect with your bandhas and engage the core and pelvic floor in asanas
– Strengthening and stretching techniques for safe engagement and relaxation of the musculature
– Breathing techniques (pranayamas) to promote engagement and relaxation of the musculature

The Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor Workshop aims to teach techniques that help:
– Reduce low back and pelvic pain
– Achieve comfort in sitting, standing, lying, and transitional movements, both in yoga and daily activities
– Improve postural stability
– Promote better pelvic floor function (improved digestion and emptying, reduced leakage)
– Improve breathing patterns

This workshop addresses weak core musculature and pelvic floor dysfunction, making it ideal for those who experience:
– Low back pain
– Pelvic pain
– Pain with prolonged sitting, standing, lying, or transitional movements
– Constipation
– Incontinence
– Poor balance
– Dysfunctional breathing

The workshop is open to everyone. Click here to book your place.

New Class – South Mall : Core Strength Flow with Senior Teacher Lisa

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We have another new class – Core Strength Flow, led by senior teacher, Lisa. Join us every Monday at 5:30 pm at the South Mall Studio for a session that promises to redefine your fitness experience.

Your core muscles are the powerhouse of your body, providing stability, balance, and strength for everyday activities. Core Strength Flow is meticulously designed to target and strengthen these essential muscles, fostering overall body resilience and vitality. Under the guidance of Lisa, a senior teacher with a wealth of experience, you’ll explore a unique blend of exercises that challenge and uplift your core strength.

Benefits of Core Strength Flow:

1. Improved Posture: Strengthening your core muscles enhances your posture, reducing the risk of back pain and promoting overall spinal health.

2. Enhanced Stability and Balance: Core Strength Flow focuses on stabilizing muscles, fostering better balance and coordination in your daily activities.

3. Increased Flexibility: The dynamic movements in the class contribute to improved flexibility, making it an excellent complement to other forms of exercise.

Join us Every Monday at 5:30 pm in South Mall Studio. Click here to book the class.

Monthly Masterclasses Various Themes- 90 Mins

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Welcome to a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment through our bi-monthly masterclasses, where movement, mindfulness, and community converge to create a space for yogis of all levels. We invite you to dive deep into the Ashtanga Half Primary Series, a traditional indigenous system that challenges you to find your inner power.

– Start Date: January 20th
– Time: Saturday. 1st session -2.30 PM and the rest are at 3 PM
– Instructor:Lisa Fahy
– Locations:South Mall & Ballincollig (Alternating every month)
– Price: FREE for members, €20 for non-members

Ashtanga Half Primary Series:
Our inaugural masterclass series kicks off with an exploration of the Ashtanga Half Primary Series, led by our senior teacher, Lisa Fahy. This traditional indigenous system delves into the depths of yoga practice, challenging participants to connect with their inner power. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, this masterclass is designed to meet you at your current level while encouraging growth and exploration. A masterclass is not just another yoga session; it’s an opportunity for regular students to deepen their practice in specific areas, themes, and modalities that may not be fully explored in a regular class. Think of it as a bridge between a typical class and a workshop, providing a unique space for more granular insights while maintaining the flow of a traditional yoga class.

Benefits of Masterclasses:
1. In-Depth Exploration: Masterclasses allow you to delve into specific aspects of yoga practice, offering a more profound understanding and experience.

2. Focused Themes: Each masterclass is centered around a particular theme, providing a focused and intentional practice that enhances your overall yoga journey.

3. Accessible for All Levels: Whether you’re a newcomer or an experienced yogi, our masterclasses are tailored to meet you where you are on your yoga journey.

How to Join:
If you’re already a member, these masterclasses are a complimentary benefit for you. For non-members, the price is a mere €20 per session. Register in advance to secure your spot.

See you on the mat! Click here to book your masterclass.

New Class – Sunday Soothe 90-Minute Class

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In the midst of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding moments of peace and relaxation becomes essential. Imagine a Sunday afternoon where you can unwind, reset, and prepare yourself for the upcoming week. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new class, “Sunday Soothe- 90 Mins,” designed to provide you with the perfect sanctuary to close your week with tranquility and comfort.

Details:

Starting on January 14th, and occurring every Sunday at 3 PM, our Sunday Soothe class is a 90-minute retreat led by  Cassandra. The class location alternates between South Mall and Ballincollig.

Purpose:

The Sunday Soothe class aims to create a serene environment where you can escape the stresses of the week and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Cassandra, our expert instructor, brings a wealth of experience and a soothing energy to guide you through a journey of relaxation and mindfulness.

What to Expect:

The 90-minute class is thoughtfully curated to help you wind down and reset. The session includes a combination of gentle yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises tailored to release tension and promote a sense of inner peace. Cassandra’s calming presence and carefully crafted sequences will guide you through a journey of self-discovery and mindfulness.

Why Join:

1. Stress Relief: Our Sunday Soothe class is designed to be a sanctuary where you can leave stress behind and immerse yourself in tranquility.

2. Mindful Connection:Cassandra’s guidance will help you connect with your breath, body, and mind, fostering a sense of mindfulness that can positively impact your week ahead.

3. Community Support:Joining the Sunday Soothe class introduces you to a community of like-minded individuals who value self-care and well-being.

Starts: January 14th
When: Every Sunday at 3 PM
With: Cassandra
Where: South Mall & Ballincollig alternating

As we usher in the new year, make a commitment to prioritize your well-being. Join us for the Sunday Soothe-90 Mins class starting January 14th at 3 PM and experience the profound benefits of dedicating time to yourself each week.

See you on the mat!

Click here to know more!

New Class – South Mall: Lunch Time Express Yoga

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In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding time for self-care can often feel like an unattainable luxury. However, what if we told you that you could take a break, recharge, and enhance your overall well-being right in the middle of your workday? Say hello to Lunch Break Yoga(New class in South Mall Studio)– the perfect solution for those seeking a quick yet revitalizing escape from the demands of work.

The Benefits of Lunch Break Yoga:

We all know the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and incorporating yoga into your lunch break can be a game-changer. This all-level feel-good yoga practice is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of your experience level. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete beginner, you can enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this sequence.

1. Full Breath, Full Body Stretch:
Lunch Break Yoga is not just about striking a pose; it’s about connecting with your breath and giving your body the stretch it deserves. The sequence focuses on deep, intentional breathing paired with gentle yet effective stretches for the neck, shoulders, chest, hamstrings, and hips. This full-body approach ensures that every muscle gets the attention it needs.

2. Decompress and Increase Productivity:
Taking a few moments to decompress during your lunch break can significantly impact your productivity for the rest of the day. By releasing tension in your muscles and calming your mind, you’ll return to your tasks with a renewed sense of focus and energy.

3. Reduce Stress in Mind and Body:
Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, but managing it is crucial for our overall well-being. Lunch Break Yoga provides a space for you to let go of stress, creating a positive impact not only on your mental health but also on your physical health.

4. Find What Feels Good:
The beauty of this practice lies in its adaptability. Lunch Break Yoga encourages you to listen to your body and find what feels good for you. Whether you need a gentle stretch or a more intense pose, Sonya, our experienced instructor, will guide you through a session tailored to your needs.

Details for Lunch Time Express Yoga:

– Starts: January 9th
– When: Every Tuesday at 1:10 PM
– Teacher: Sonya
– Location: South Mall

Make a commitment to yourself and your well-being by joining us for Lunch Break Yoga. It’s not just a yoga session; it’s a midday reset, a chance to nurture your body and mind. So, ditch the excuses, step onto your mat, and discover the incredible benefits of taking a little time for yourself during your lunch break. Your body and mind will thank you. See you on the mat!

Click here to book your class now!

South Mall: Advance your Practice- Journey to Yantrasana

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Exciting News!

We’re thrilled to announce a brand new class style starting on January 2nd at 6:30 PM at South Mall Studio – “Advance Your Practice”

We will be working on different advanced asanas each month, offering you a varied and enriching practice.

Here’s what January has in store for you:
Journey to Yantrasana Experience a dynamic vinyasa flow during the first half, focusing on building strength and flexibility. In the second half, we’ll delve into the enchanting world of Yantrasana. Discover tips and techniques to approach and develop this invigorating pose, a perfect blend of hips, hamstrings, and shoulder opening.

Description

This vitalising advanced yoga practice will have plenty of vinyasas, challenging poses and a dynamic flow to keep you energised and focused! A vinyasa flow for the first half, building strength and flexibility for our Yantrasana exploration in the second half. Learn tips to approach and develop this hips, hamstrings and shoulder opener in a fun and inclusive way. Variations and modifications will be part of the journey. Advanced poses include intense backend inversions and arm balances, often combined in complex ways, and standing balances which keep you engaged throughout the practice.

Save the Date: Starting January 2nd, and every Tuesday!
Location: South Mall
Time: 6:30 PM

Click here to book your class.

Rise and Shine Flow at South Mall & Ballincollig Studio

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Exciting Announcement!

Join us in our transformative new class, “Rise and Shine Flow,” starting next week – the perfect way to kickstart a positive routine!

Cultivate presence, enhance resilience, and boost mobility with our revitalizing morning practice. Let your breath be your guide on this empowering journey!

What to Expect:
Invigorating Morning Sequence: Energize your day with dynamic yoga, revitalizing both body and mind.
Mindful Morning Moments: Connect with stillness as the world wakes up, setting a positive tone for your day.
Flowing Vinyasa: Discover the graceful harmony of breath and motion, enhancing flexibility, strength, and balance.

We offer the ‘Rise and Shine Flow’ class four times a week at South Mall Studio, starting next week.
South Mall every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 AM
Ballincollig every Thursday and Friday at 6:30 AM

Begin your mornings with purpose and energy! Join us for “Rise and Shine Flow” and embark on a journey to a more centered self.

See you on the mat soon!