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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.


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!

New Class – South Mall: Gentle Strength Yoga

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Immerse yourself in a journey of slow and steady self-discovery as you join us in this uniquely crafted new class.
This class is to build strength gently and mindfully

Description: This slow and steady class is designed to help you build strength in a gentle and mindful way. We use Hatha Yoga Asanas, pranayama, and relaxation. A perfect balance to help you feel stronger, more mobile, flexible, and peaceful.

Suitable for: Our gentle classes are for absolutely everyone of all ages. These sequences benefit our clients with autoimmune diseases, pre and post-natal clients, and those recovering from or managing illness or injuries.

Effects: We pay particular attention to joint health and muscle tone. Promotes a healthy nervous system, flexibility and coordination, and relaxation

Save the Date: Starting January 3rd, and every Wednesday thereafter!
Location: South Mall
Time: 10-11 AM

Click here to book your class.

New Year’s Affirmation Masterclass with Jeanette – Online

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Join Jeanette  for a very special class Online this New Year’s Eve to bring positive intentions and affirmations for the year 2024

About the Masterclass

We will focus on creating and maintaining a sense of gratitude for all we have, we will use positive affirmations during the class and end with a loving-kindness meditation.

Date – Wed, Dec 31st
Time – 9 AM
Location – Online
Yoga Teacher: Jeanette
Click here to book now
We hope to see you there!

New yoga class themes for January!

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Step into the new year with fresh yoga themes at our studio!
January brings a collection of invigorating classes designed to deepen your practice and nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Explore these themes, tailor your sessions, and start the year with a revitalized sense of well-being.!

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 January. 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!

Reset Retreat Workshop

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Join us on December 30th for a transformative wellness experience designed to reset your mind, body, and spirit. This day-long retreat includes an enriching blend of yoga, meditation, pranayama, and much more!

This retreat is designed to give you a reset for your mind, body and spirit. This wellness-focused day retreat, includes yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathwork), restorative practice, yoga nidra, sound healing, tea and light snacks..Connect with like-minded people and conclude the retreat with tea and light, healthy snacks. Leave revitalized and ready for the new year, having experienced a perfect blend of mindfulness, movement, and connection

Date: 30th December 2023

Time: 11-2pm
Location – South Mall Studio
Teacher – Shauna Rose

Retreat Schedule:

✨ 11:00 AM: Grounding Meditation
✨ 11:30 AM: All-levels Yoga Practice
✨ 12:30 PM: Short Break
✨ 12:45 PM: Pranayama Session
✨ 1:00 PM: Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra, End of Year Reset Meditation
✨ 1:30 PM: Sound Healing
✨ 1:45 PM: Tea & Healthy Snacks

Whether you’re shaking off the holiday stagnancy or seeking a peaceful transition into the New Year, this retreat is your haven🌱

💰 Price:
€40 for members & pass holders
€50 for non-members

Everyone is welcome to join us in this day of mindfulness, movement, and connection. Secure your spot for yourself click here

You can gift this workshop through the provided booking link, making it a thoughtful Christmas present that shares the gift of well-being with your loved ones! To gift the workshop click here

Yoga for a Cause

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Join us for a day of mindful movement and giving back!

On December 18th, we’re dedicating all our classes to support Cork Simon Fundraiser.
Attend any yoga class at our Ballincollig and City Centre studios to contribute to a meaningful donation for Cork Simon.

What makes this day special?
No child should grow up to be homeless on Christmas Day. Please help us make this a reality by taking part in Christmas Jumper Day.
We’ve chosen to fundraise for Cork Simon Community. All funds raised here will go directly to this great cause.

Date – 18 December 2023
Location – Ballincollig Studio | City Centre Studio

Let’s go beyond the yoga mat and extend the spirit of giving. Your participation matters!

We hope that you can help us by donating whatever you can. Simply click the Donate button. All donations are processed securely.
You can make your donation to Cork Simon here — Click here

Can’t make it to class but still want to contribute? You can still make a difference by donating directly to Cork Simon donation link.


Spread Joy with Our Direct Provision Christmas Toy Drive!

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‘Tis the season of giving, and giving back! 

Our beloved Gift Giving Tree is back at our Ballincollig and City Centre Studio for the fifth year, and we’re eager to help grassroots organizations working with families in Direct Provision with their toy drive. We are asking our community of yogis to pitch in with a gift valued between €25-40 for a child to open (You can always partner with someone to buy a gift!)

Here’s how you can help:

🌟 Visit our studios and choose a tag from the tree or email us at to get tag details sent to you virtually.
🌟 Pick a gift for the named child
🌟 Reattach the tag to your gift
🌟 Drop it under the tree by December 11th

With over 51 children to surprise, your thoughtful gift can bring smiles and joy to their Christmas party on December 14th. Join us in this heartwarming tradition of giving and help make sure every child feels the magic of the season..

We hope you’ll be part of our Gift Giving Tree tradition and show the true spirit of community.

Namaste, and here’s to making a positive impact this holiday season! ❤️

Yoga for Grief Workshop… Healing Together!

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Yoga for Grief Workshop

Grief is a universal experience, and it can often be overwhelming. But what if there was a compassionate practice that could help us understand, acknowledge, and grow with our grief? “Yoga for Grief.” This heartfelt workshop provides a safe space to navigate your emotions and find your way back to a more joyful and whole self.

Understanding Grief

Grief has a way of finding a home in both our bodies and minds. Yoga for Grief helps us explore where we hold our grief and encourages us to address it with tenderness. By tending to our grief, we create space for healing, allowing ourselves to become more complete and ultimately experience greater joy.

Community Support

Grief is a shared human experience, and through this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to be present with others who understand the complexities of loss. On a group and community level, we come together to support one another, offering solace and strength.

A Holistic Approach

The Yoga for Grief workshop combines various elements to facilitate healing:

– Breathwork:Connect with your breath to release emotional tension.
– Meditation:Find solace and self-compassion through meditation.
– Asanas:Gentle yoga postures help release physical tension and connect mind and body.
– Movement:Let your emotions flow through gentle movements.
– Sound: Express your emotions and connect with your inner self through sound.

No Experience Needed

This workshop is accessible to everyone, regardless of your previous yoga experience. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or stepping onto the mat for the first time, Yoga for Grief welcomes you with open arms.

Meet Your Guide: Stefanie Blech

Stefanie Blech, a dedicated Yoga Teacher with Himalaya Yoga Valley, is your compassionate guide on this journey. She also serves as an End Of Life Doula, providing grief support and holistic therapy. Her expertise and empathy create a supportive and nurturing environment for your healing.

Join Us

Here are the upcoming Yoga for Grief workshops:

– Date: November 26th
– Time: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
– Price: €30 for members and passholders , €40 for non-members
Book Now

South Mall
– Date: December 10th
– Time: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
– Price: €30 for members and passholders , €40 for non-members
Book Now

– Date: December 17th
– Time: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
– Price: €30 for everyone
Book Now

Members and Passholders please use code – “GRIEFWS”

Join us on this compassionate journey of healing and self-discovery. Find support, understanding, and a path to wholeness through Yoga for Grief.

A Heartfelt Farewell for Himalaya Yoga Valley Midleton

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It is with a heavy heart that we share some important news with you. The recent flooding has left our Midleton branch with extensive damage to our floor, equipment, and premises, leading us to make a difficult decision. After careful consideration, taking into account the challenges we’ve faced with business closures during the pandemic and our current recovery phase, along with limited resources, we have made the decision not to reopen our doors. We will, however, continue to share yoga from our studios in Cork City, Ballincollig, and online.

Our time in Midleton has been marked by incredible moments of hope, renewal, and unwavering support from this wonderful community. When we first opened our doors, the people of Midleton embraced us, encouraging us every step of the way. Our Midleton studio became a beacon of light during a challenging period for us all after we had to close our studio in the city in 2020 due to Covid.

We hold so much gratitude to our community in Midleton. We want to take this moment to express our deepest gratitude to every one of you. Your support has been the cornerstone of our journey, not only in these trying times but throughout our entire time in Midleton. The outpouring of love and solidarity from the community, including our clients, Midleton Chamber, neighbors, our wonderful landlord, and fellow businesses, has touched us deeply.

To our incredible teachers and team, we extend our heartfelt thanks for the knowledge, passion, and dedication you’ve shared with the community. You have left an indelible mark on all of us.

Though we bid farewell to our cherished Midleton space, we look ahead with hope and excitement for what the future holds. We are actively seeking a new location, one that will allow us to continue serving this wonderful community, this time on higher ground! Our aim is to be back in Midleton in 2024, stronger and more inspired than ever before.

To our dear members we have sent you an email communication relating to your passes and options to continue practising with us. You will find this in your member account or email inbox. If you don’t see this, please reach out to us and we will send you on this important communication.

This decision has been nothing short of heart-wrenching for us. We will miss our community dearly, as well as the beautiful space that has been a sanctuary for us all. As we move forward, we carry with us the cherished memories and the knowledge that our yoga journey is far from over.

We wish the brave people of Midleton all the success in their recovery phase. The community spirit has been exceptional during these difficult times, and everyone should take pride in the shared camaraderie and generosity that we all got to witness.

With deepest gratitude and warm regards,
The Team at Himalaya Yoga Valley Cork

New yoga class themes for November!

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Dive into November with Yoga is more than just poses; it’s a journey of the mind, body, and spirit. True transformation blossoms from regular, dedicated practice.
This November, embark on a new chapter of your yoga journey! We’ve curated special themed classes, each focusing on different aspects of the body, guiding you to deepen your practice and strengthening the connections with your inner self.
Planning your practice in advance can be a game-changer.
Let’s explore these themes and tailor your daily sessions accordingly, ensuring you get the most out of each day’s practice!

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

Themes for Ballincollig Studio –

  • Tuesday 17:30 – Open the Heart and Spine Mixed Level
  • Wednesday 17:30 – Activate Your Glutes Yoga Intermediate
  • Thursday 19:00 – Quads and Hamstrings Mixed Level
  • Friday 09:30 – Mixed level flow Backbend Focus

Themes for City Centre Studio –

  • Tuesday 6.30 PM Arm Balances & Inversions
  • Wednesday 5.15 PM Mixed Level Flow Backbend Focus
  • Saturday 11.30 AM Chakra Focus

Ālaya Yoga Online Themes – 

  • Monday 07:15 – Quads & Hamstrings Mixed Level
  • Tuesday 10:00 – Activate Your Glutes Yoga Intermediate
  • Wednesday 18:30- Body and Mind Balance Mixed Level Flow
  • Thursday 07:15- Advance Flow
  • Friday 07:15- Side Body Release and Twist Focus
    Mixed Level

See you on the mat to explore these themes yogis!These themes will be there only for November. 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!