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Important News

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Dear Beloved Yoga Community,

We hope this message finds you safe and well. We wanted to take a moment to share some unfortunate news regarding our center in Midelton, which was affected by the recent floods.

As of now, our building remains inaccessible due to the floodwaters, preventing us from conducting a thorough assessment of the situation however we know that it is completely flooded. We understand that many of you rely on the studio for your wellbeing and will be eager to return, and we share your determination to get back on our mats as soon as possible.

Our dedicated admin team is working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that all memberships are appropriately paused during this period and our classes are canceled. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this process. If you are a member of our Midleton studio we will be in touch with you in the next 24 hours.

In light of these trying times, we extend our heartfelt support to the wider community across Cork who have also been affected by the flooding. We recognize that yoga alone cannot undo the damage and devastation to homes and businesses, but we hope that it may serve as a source of solace and support during this challenging period.

To this end, we are pleased to announce that all of our Online Classes will be completely free for everyone for the next 10 days. We believe that coming together in practice, even virtually, can offer a sense of grounding and connection that we all need right now. You can access these classes through our website. These classes are for everybody who needs them, not just our clients. We wholeheartedly welcome you to our warm community online. You will find all classes here on our website marked as free to attend.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for the outpouring of support and concern we have received from each and every one of you. It is in moments like these that the strength and unity of our community truly shine.

We will keep you updated on any developments regarding the reopening of our Midelton center. In the meantime, let us continue to support and uplift one another through these challenging times.

With love, light, and deep appreciation,
The Himalaya Yoga Valley Team

New Yoga Class Alert at South Mall Studio

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🧘‍♀️🌞 New Yoga Class Alert: Rise and Shine Flow 🌞🧘‍♂️

Join us in our revitalizing morning practice, the “Rise and Shine Flow.” This class is designed to help you cultivate presence, awaken your resilience, and increase your mobility, all while letting your breath be your guiding anchor.

🌅 What to Expect:
🔹 Invigorating Morning Sequence:Start your day with energy and enthusiasm by participating in a dynamic yoga sequence that invigorates your body and mind.

🔹 Mindful Morning Moments:Immerse yourself in the stillness of the early morning, creating a deeper connection to the present moment as the world awakens around you.

🔹 Vinyasa Fusion: Experience the harmonious fusion of breath and motion through the art of Vinyasa. Our expert instructors will guide you through a series of invigorating Vinyasa sequences aimed at enhancing flexibility, strength, and balance.

🔹 Synchronized Breathing: Learn the art of synchronized breathing that unites seamlessly with your movements. This practice amplifies lung capacity, improves oxygenation, and centers the mind, helping you feel more grounded and focused throughout your day.

🌟 Class Schedule:
We offer the “Rise and Shine Flow” class four times a week. By practicing before the demands of the day set in, you can carve out dedicated time for your yoga practice and establish consistency in your routine.

📆 Class Times:
1️⃣ Mondays: 6:30 AM with Hannah
2️⃣ Tuesdays: 6:30 AM with Eve
3️⃣ Wednesdays: 6:30 AM with Eve
4️⃣ Thursdays: 6:30 AM with Taylor

Don’t miss the opportunity to start your mornings with renewed energy and a sense of purpose. Join us for the “Rise and Shine Flow” class, commencing on October 31st, and running four times a week at South Mall Studio!

📍 Location: Himalaya Yoga Valley 2nd Floor 52 South Mall Cork City Eircode, Co. Cork, T12 YTY5, Ireland

Ready to embrace the day with grace and vitality? We’ll see you on the mat! 🌄🙏


6 Week Beginners Yoga Course – Ballincollig Studio

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New to Yoga and unsure where to begin?

Embark on a transformative journey with our 6-Week Beginners Yoga Course at our Ballincollig Studio! Starting on Monday, November 6th,at 6:45 pm.

About the Course:
Discover the perfect introduction to yoga with our comprehensive course.  Our senior teacher, Mary, will guide you through fundamental poses, graceful flows, essential breathing techniques, and precise alignments. This structured approach ensures a strong foundation for your yoga voyage.

Meet Mary:
Our highly experienced teacher, Mary, is renowned for her welcoming and all-inclusive teaching style. With her guidance, you’ll feel right at home as you embrace this new practice.

For just €50, secure your spot in this 6-week course that promises growth, vitality, and well-being.  It’s an investment in yourself that will yield lifelong benefits.

Ready to Begin?
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic wellness. Reserve your spot now by signing up for the course! ✨

Additional Options:
Explore more beginner-friendly yoga classes on our class booking page. Customize your yoga journey to fit your schedule and preferences.

Join us and take your first step towards a harmonious mind, body, and spirit. Book now.

New yoga class themes for October!

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Step into the new month with Fresh Themes for Your Practice!

New beginnings hold tremendous potential. They inspire us to set new intentions, make fresh plans, and embrace positive change. As we embark on this journey, let our practice be the guiding light that leads us to transformation from the inside out.To infuse your practice with novelty and excitement, we introduce captivating themes every month. These themes offer an opportunity to explore new dimensions and invigorate your practice with a sense of rejuvenation.

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

Themes for Midleton Studio –

  • Monday 18:00 – Strong and Slow Intermediate – Supple Spine and Shoulders Mixed Level
  • Wednesday 17:30 – Grounding Yoga Mixed Level Flow
  • Friday 18:00- Yoga for Strength

Themes for Ballincollig Studio –

  • Tuesday 17:30 – Shoulders, Neck and Back Release Mixed Level
  • Wednesday 17:30- Arm Balances and Inversions
  • Thursday 19:00 – Supple Spine and Shoulders Mixed Level Flow
  • Friday 09:30 – Core Focus Flow

Themes for City Centre Studio –

  • Tuesday 6.30 PM Strong and Slow Intermediate – Supple Spine and Shoulders Mixed Level
  • Wednesday 5.15 PM Mixed Level Flow Core Focus
  • Saturday 11.30 AM Chakra Focus

Ālaya Yoga Online Themes – 

  • Monday 07:15 – Core Focus Strong & Slow
  • Tuesday 10:00 – Strong and Slow Intermediate – Supple Spine and Shoulders Mixed Level
  • Wednesday 18:30- Grounding Yoga Mixed Level Flow
  • Thursday 07:15- Advance Flow
  • Friday 07:15- Chakra Focus

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

Introducing the Himalaya Yoga Valley Referral Program: Share the Love of Yoga and Earn Rewards

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At Himalaya Yoga Valley, we believe that yoga is not just a practice; it’s a way of life that should be shared and celebrated with loved ones. We are thrilled to introduce our brand-new referral program, designed to reward you for spreading the joy of yoga to your friends and family. Whether you’re a long-time member or a newcomer to our studio, this program is for everyone who wants to share the benefits of yoga and earn exciting rewards along the way.

How It Works – Website Booking

1. Sign In: Begin by signing in to your Himalaya Yoga Valley account on our website.

2. Navigate to “Refer and Earn: Once you’re logged in, head to the dashboard, and click on the “Refer and Earn” tab conveniently located on the left-hand side.

3. Copy Your Referral Link: You will find a unique referral link generated for you. Copy this link, and you’re ready to share it with your friends and family through platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, or email.

4. Earn 20 Euros: When someone clicks on your referral link and purchases our 79.99 Euros unlimited studio and online membership with a 6-month contract, you will receive 20 euros as a credit balance in your Momence account.

5. Use Your Credit: The credit balance you earn can be used to purchase a new membership or redeemed against your current subscription, making your yoga journey even more rewarding.

6. Referrals Specifics: Please note that this referral program applies exclusively to the above-mentioned membership, and the credited 20 euros cannot be transferred to others.

7. Unite on Your Fitness Journey: Our referral program is all about encouraging everyone to embark on their fitness journey together, creating a sense of community and support.

To learn more about the referral program. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

How It Works – Application Booking

1. Open Our App: If you prefer using our mobile app, open it on your phone.

2. Click the Lotus Icon: Look for the lotus icon, which signifies the “Refer and Earn” option.

3. Share Your Link: Once you click on “Refer and Earn,” you can either copy the referral link or share it directly on your WhatsApp or social media channels.

4. Earn 20 Euros: When your friends and family use your link to purchase the 79.99 Unlimited Studio and Online 6-month contract membership, your Himalaya Yoga Valley account will be credited with 20 Euros.

5. Use Your Credit: Just like with website bookings, the earned credit balance can be used to purchase a new membership or redeem it against your existing subscription.

6. Referrals Specifics: Similar to the website booking, please note that referrals are applicable only to the specific membership mentioned, and the 20 euros credited cannot be transferred.

7. Join the Fitness Journey Together: Our referral program aims to encourage everyone to join the fitness journey together, fostering a sense of community and shared wellness.

Start referring today and earn rewards while inspiring others to embark on their wellness journey with us! At Himalaya Yoga Valley, we appreciate your support and look forward to extending the benefits of yoga to your friends and family. Together, let’s make yoga a way of life for everyone.


New Studio in Cork City!

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New Beginnings and back where it all began- in the Heart of Cork City 

We are so thrilled to be back in the city and opening our doors in Cork City on September 11th  and we can’t wait to show you our stunning new yoga studio on the South Mall!

We have a whole week of FREE YOGA for you with our expert team of teachers, and you can enjoy as many FREE classes as you wish while you get acquainted with our space, our teachers and our classes. Our Senior teacher, Lisa Fahy, has curated a wonderful week of classes for our clients who have been eagerly awaiting our return to the city centre.

Finding Stillness Workshop with Viriam

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Join us for an enlightening workshop where we delve into the heart of Patanjali’s teachings. At the core lies meditation, but the foundation is asana—the art of finding steadiness and comfort in our seat.

Embrace Stillness: What does it take for us to be steady, at ease, and create inner silence, allowing us to surrender to the meditative space? Asana invites us to be comfortable in our own skin, to trust our body’s sensations, and to ground ourselves in the present moment.

Holding the Space: Through a carefully designed asana sequence, we will prepare ourselves to sit, to listen, and to trust. The shapes we create help us hold space for ourselves, paving the way for deep listening and profound trust, where meditation can naturally arise.

Philosophy and Practice: As we explore the gems of philosophy that support us in embracing what is, we will also touch upon the importance of cultivating a strong core and a flexible spine. These physical aspects provide emotional integrity, inner strength, and a mirrored softening of the heart, enabling us to go beyond the distractions of the mind.

Experience Meditation: Meditation is not simply a destination; it unfolds naturally when we approach it with intention. Together, we will sit, immersing ourselves in the practice and experiencing the transformative power of meditation.

Workshop Details:
Himalaya Yoga Valley, Ballancollig
Saturday, 22nd July
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: 25 euros

About Viriam: Viriam, our esteemed instructor, brings over 20 years of experience in teaching yoga and meditation. With 11 years of sharing the profound Yoga Philosophy on the Himalaya Yoga Valley teacher trainings, Viriam’s expertise will guide you on this transformative journey.

Join Us: If you’re curious to learn more about meditation or wish to deepen your practice, we invite you to join us in this enlightening workshop.

Click here to reserve your spot.

Open your heart, find your seat, and unlock the true essence of meditation. We look forward to sharing this transformative experience with you!

From India to the World: The History and Significance of International Yoga Day

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Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that aims to bring harmony between the body and mind. Today, yoga is practised by millions of people all over the world, and has become a popular way to reduce stress, increase flexibility, and improve overall health and well-being. One of the most significant events in the modern history of yoga is the establishment of International Yoga Day, celebrated every year on the 21st of June. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 after the proposal was put forward by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The purpose of International Yoga Day is to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga and promote its practice all over the world. In this article, we will delve into the history and significance of International Yoga Day, and explore how this ancient practice has become a global phenomenon.


The Significance of Yoga in India

In India, yoga has always been an integral part of the culture and way of life. Yoga is deeply rooted in Indian philosophy and spirituality and is considered to be a path to enlightenment and self-realisation.

Yoga has had a significant impact on Indian society and culture. It has been used for centuries to promote physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual growth. Yoga is also important to many religious and spiritual practices in India, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in yoga in India, as more and more people are turning to this ancient practice to improve their health and well-being. Yoga has also become a significant industry in India, with yoga studios, retreats, and teacher training programs popping up all over the country.


The Journey to International Yoga Day – How It Came to Be

The idea of International Yoga Day was first proposed by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in 2014. The proposal was put forward at the United Nations General Assembly and was quickly adopted by the international community.

The purpose of International Yoga Day is to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga and promote its practice all over the world. The date of June 21st was chosen as the official date for International Yoga Day, as it is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Since its inception, International Yoga Day has become an important event in the global yoga community. It is celebrated in countries all over the world, with millions of people coming together to practice yoga and celebrate the benefits of this ancient practice.


The Importance of International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is an important event for a number of reasons. Firstly, it helps to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga and promotes its practice all over the world. This is important because yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing stress, improving flexibility, and boosting overall energy levels.

Secondly, International Yoga Day is a celebration of the unity and diversity of the global yoga community. It brings together people from all walks of life, cultures, and backgrounds to practice yoga and celebrate the benefits of this ancient knowledge.

Finally, International Yoga Day is an important reminder of the role that yoga can play in promoting peace and harmony in the worldYoga is a practice that emphasises compassion, mindfulness, and non-violence, and can be a powerful tool for building bridges between different cultures and communities.


How to Celebrate International Yoga Day – Yoga Practices and Events

There are many ways to celebrate International Yoga Day, whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a beginner. One of the most popular ways to celebrate is to attend a yoga class or event in your local community. Many yoga studios and community centers offer free or discounted yoga classes on International Yoga Day, so it’s a great opportunity to try out different styles of yoga and meet other practitioners.

If you can’t attend an event in person, many online resources are available for practicing yoga at home, such as Ālaya Yoga Online Studio, so you can practice yoga from the comfort of your own home.

Another way to celebrate International Yoga Day is to organise your own yoga event in your community. This could be as simple as gathering a group of friends to practise yoga in a local park, or organizing a larger event with music, food, and other activities.


Success Stories and Impact of International Yoga Day

Since its inception in 2014, International Yoga Day has had a significant impact on the global yoga community. It has helped to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga and promote its practice all over the world.

One of International Yoga Day‘s most significant success stories has been its impact on public health. Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing stress, improving flexibility, and boosting your immune system. By promoting the practice of yogaInternational Yoga Day has helped to improve the health of millions of people all over the world.

International Yoga Day has also helped to promote cross-cultural understanding and unity. By bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds together to practise yogaInternational Yoga Day has helped to build bridges and promote peace and harmony in the world!


The Future of International Yoga Day

As the popularity of yoga continues to grow all over the world, the future of International Yoga Day looks bright. Each year, more and more people are participating in International Yoga Day events and celebrating the benefits of this ancient practice.

In the years to come, it is likely that International Yoga Day will continue to grow and evolve, with new events, initiatives, and partnerships being established all over the world. As the global yoga community continues to expand, International Yoga Day will remain an important event for promoting the benefits of yoga and bringing people together in a spirit of unity and harmony.


Misconceptions about Yoga and Its Practice

Despite the numerous benefits of yoga, there are still some misconceptions about the practice that persists. One of the most common misconceptions is that yoga is only for flexible and athletic people. In reality, yoga is a practice that can be adapted to suit people of all ages, abilities, and body types.

Another misconception about yoga is that it is a religion. While yoga has its roots in Hinduism, it is not a religion in and of itself. Yoga is a practice that can be incorporated into any religious or spiritual tradition, or practiced as a secular form of exercise and meditation.

Finally, there is a misconception that yoga is only for women. While it is true that yoga has traditionally been associated with women, there are many male practitioners of yoga all over the worldYoga is a practice that can be enjoyed by people of all genders and backgrounds!


Conclusion – Why Yoga is a Universal Practice

In conclusion, yoga is an ancient practice that has become a global phenomenon. From its origins in India over 5,000 years ago, yoga has spread all over the world and is now practiced by millions of people in countries all over the globe. The establishment of International Yoga Day in 2014 has helped to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga and promote its practice all over the world.

Yoga can be adapted to suit people of all ages, abilities, and body types. It emphasises compassion, mindfulness, and non-violence, and can be a powerful tool for building bridges between different cultures and communities. Yoga is not just an exercise or a form of meditation, it is a way of life that can help us to achieve inner peace, harmony, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.


Come join us on the mat on the 21st of June and experience the benefits of yoga on your own terms!

Exciting News! Yoga in the Park is back!🌳🧘‍♀️

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Join us every Saturday from 24th June until 26th August at 10 AM for a blissful outdoor yoga experience at Fitzgerald Park. Mark your calendars now! 🌳🧘‍♀️

Here are all the exciting details you need to know:

Our yoga classes are donation-based, and we are proud to support our wonderful charity partner Cork Simon Community.

Over the past 9 years, we have raised an incredible €80,000 for these charities. Your donations make a difference, so thank you in advance for supporting them through yoga.

Yoga is for everybody! These classes are open to all levels, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Bring your family, including your fur babies and little ones. Everyone is invited to share the joy of yoga together.

Plan to arrive early and secure a spot for yourself. With over 100 people attending these classes, it’s best to find your space ahead of time. Get there, relax, and get ready to unwind.

Don’t forget to bring your own mat, your generous donation, sunscreen, and water. And why not bring along a friend who has never experienced yoga before? Let’s introduce more people to the incredible benefits of this practice.

Sin é! Let’s make this season of Yoga in the Park unforgettable. Join us, embrace the beauty of nature, and find your inner peace. Mention someone below who would absolutely love this event, and feel free to share this announcement with your friends and followers. Let’s spread the word far and wide!

A special thank you to @corkcitycounty for their unwavering support in making this event possible. We appreciate their dedication and the meticulous planning behind the scenes. Donation Link🙌

See you on 24th June for a rejuvenating yoga session in the heart of nature! 🌳🧘‍♀️

Dive Deep into Ballincollig Schedule

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Embrace the Life-Transforming Potential of Yoga at Our Inclusive Studio: From Gentle Beginner Courses to Dynamic Mixed Level Flows, We Have a Class for Every Body and Every Mindset

For many people, the idea of yoga brings to mind images of contorting their bodies into impossible positions. They might picture a serene studio where toned individuals gracefully flow from one pose to the next. However, the reality is that yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, size, or mobility level.

At our Ballincollig studio, we offer a range of classes designed to meet the needs of our diverse yoga students. We understand that everyone has different reasons for seeking out yoga, and we strive to create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and empowering.

Monday evenings at 6:45 pm, Mary leads our Beginners Yoga Fundamentals course. This six-week program offers a gentle introduction to the foundational poses of yoga. Mary is a skilled instructor who takes the time to explain each posture in detail, ensuring that students feel confident and supported every step of the way. Many of our beginners come to us seeking relief from chronic pain, stiffness, or stress. This course is designed to help them build strength, flexibility, and balance, while also cultivating a greater sense of calm and mindfulness.

On Tuesday evenings at 6:45 pm, Lisa teaches our Strong and Slow Intermediate class. For those who have been practicing yoga for a while and are ready to take their practice a little deeper, this class is the perfect choice. Lisa is a highly experienced teacher who has a deep understanding of yoga anatomy and alignment. Her expert guidance allows students to extend their limits safely and effectively, building strength, stamina, and flexibility. This class is particularly beneficial for those needing to heal injuries or chronic conditions, as Lisa is adept at modifying poses to suit individual needs.

Wednesday evenings at 8 pm, Bernadette leads our Yin Yoga class. This practice is all about slowing down and finding stillness within. Unlike more vigorous styles of yoga, Yin involves holding poses for several minutes at a time, allowing the body to release tension and the mind to quieten. Bernadette is a gifted teacher who creates a soothing atmosphere in the studio, using props such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks to support students’ bodies in each pose. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to reduce stress, improve flexibility, and cultivate a greater sense of awareness and acceptance.

Thursday evenings at 8:15 pm, Gillian teaches our Beginners’ Yoga class. Like Mary’s course on Monday nights, this class is designed for those who are new to yoga or prefer a slower-paced practice. Gillian is a warm and encouraging teacher who strives to make everyone feel welcome and at ease. Her classes focus on building strength, improving balance, and developing flexibility, while also incorporating elements of meditation and mindfulness. Many of our new to yoga students find that this class helps them feel calmer and more at ease with their body and mind, as well as overcome physical challenges.

Friday evenings at 7:30 pm, Jim leads our Restful Yin and Yoga Nidra class. This class is all about relaxation and rejuvenation. Jim is a gifted teacher who has a deep understanding of the mind-body connection. He guides students through a series of gentle yin poses, followed by a guided meditation known as Yoga Nidra. This practice is deeply restorative and can help to alleviate stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Many of our students come to this class seeking relief from chronic pain, work burnout, or emotional turmoil.

Saturday mornings at 10:15 am, Jim teaches our Mixed Level Flow Yoga class. This dynamic practice is suitable for students of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Jim is a skilled teacher who uses creative sequencing to challenge students’ bodies and minds. This class is great for those who want to build strength, increase flexibility, and develop mindfulness. Many of our students use this class as a way to kickstart their weekends and set positive intentions for the week ahead.

Finally, on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am, Madeleine leads our Gentle Glow class. This practice is specifically designed for those who want a slower-paced, more restorative yoga experience. Madeleine is a compassionate teacher who tailors each class to the needs of her students. Her classes focus on gentle movement, deep breathing, and meditation, all designed to promote relaxation and well-being. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to unwind after a hectic week, or who is looking to alleviate chronic pain or stress-related conditions.

At our studio, we believe that yoga is for everyone. Whether you’re seeking relief from physical or mental challenges, or simply looking to deepen your connection to yourself and others, we have a class that is suitable for you. Our professionally trained teachers are passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with you, and our supportive community is always ready to welcome newcomers
Embrace the invitation and witness firsthand the uplifting power of a regular yoga practice.

Dive Deep into Midleton schedule

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Find Your Perfect Yoga Practice: A Variety of Classes to Meet Your Unique Needs
Yoga is more than just a trendy way to exercise and stay healthy – it’s a mind-body practice that has been around for centuries. Practicing yoga can help us connect with our inner selves, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and improve our overall energy level. However, finding the right yoga class can be challenging, especially if you’re new to yoga or have specific needs.

Thankfully, at our yoga studio, we offer a variety of classes to meet the diverse needs of our students, whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day of work or challenge yourself with a powerful flow. Let’s take a closer look at some of our classes and how they address common needs that many of us face on a daily basis.

Monday 19:15 pm Beginners Yoga with Edina
Starting a new well-being practice routine can be daunting, but our beginners’ yoga class with Edina offers a welcoming and supportive environment for those who are new to the practice. We understand that starting something new can be intimidating, so we focus on building a strong foundation for our students to grow. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of yoga and work on their alignment and form.

Tuesday 19:15 pm Gentle Glow with Katie-Ann
For those looking for a gentler yoga experience, our Gentle Glow class with Katie-Ann is an excellent choice. This class is designed to soothe the body and mind, combining gentle stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation. Many of us find this class beneficial for finding calmness and restoring balance to our busy lives.

Wednesday 17:30 pm Mixed Level Flow with Hannah
If you’re ready to take your practice a little further, our Mixed Level Flow class with Hannah will challenge you both physically and mentally. This dynamic class incorporates both strength-building poses and more flowing sequences, making it an excellent choice for those looking to build strength and increase flexibility. Our students love this class for the opportunity to explore more challenging poses and expand their yoga practice.

Thursday 18:45 Beginners Strong Flow with Katie-Ann
Our Beginners Strong Flow class with Katie-Ann is perfect for those who are ready to take on a more challenging yoga practice. This class is specifically designed for beginners who want to build strength and endurance through a series of vinyasa flows. Katie-Ann provides modifications and adjustments for students of all levels, making this class accessible to all.

Friday 19:15 pm Restore and Revive with Regina
After a long week, our Restore and Revive class with Regina is the perfect way to unwind and recharge. This class focuses on restorative poses and deep and relaxing breaths, allowing you to release tension and relax deeply. Many of our clients find this class especially beneficial for reducing anxiety and improving their sleep.

Saturday 10:15 am Beginners Yoga with Iva
If you’re looking for a more relaxed weekend workout, our Beginners Yoga class with Iva is an excellent choice. This class is perfect for those who want to start their weekend off on the right foot by moving their body, connecting with their breath, and calming their mind. Iva provides clear instructions and modifications, making this class adaptable to all who are new to yoga.

Sunday 10:00 am Mixed Level with Iva

Our Sunday Mixed Level class with Iva is a great way to end your week and prepare for the one ahead. This class is suitable for all levels, offering a variety of poses and sequences that challenge both the body and mind. Iva encourages her students to move at their own pace and offers modifications for those who need them, making this class lovable by everyone!

At our yoga studio, we understand that everyone’s needs and challenges are different. That’s why we offer a variety of classes to meet our client’s needs, whether they’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for our clients to grow both physically and spiritually.

So whether you’re looking to reduce stress, increase flexibility, or challenge yourself with a dynamic flow, we have a class that’s right for you. Visit our Midleton studio today and discover the benefits of practicing yoga!

Discover the Power of Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive Yoga Classes

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Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Are you struggling with anxiety and finding it difficult to relax? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to experience stress and anxiety on a regular basis. The good news is that yoga can help!

At Midleton, Ballincollig Yoga Studios, and in Alaya Yoga Online we offer Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive yoga classes that are specifically designed to benefit the nervous system and alleviate anxiety and cortisol levels in the body. These classes are ideal for anyone who is looking to reduce stress, calm their mind, and improve their overall well-being.

Gentle Glow is a gentle, slow-paced class that is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to take it easy. This class focuses on gentle stretches and movements that help to release tension in the body, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day of work and soothe the nervous system.

Restore and Revive is a restorative class that is designed to help students develop strength and flexibility while reducing stress and anxiety. This class combines gentle movements with longer holds and meditation, providing a full-body workout that also benefits the mind. By incorporating deep breaths and meditation, students learn to let go of their thoughts and emotions, which has a positive impact on their overall mental and emotional health.

So, how do these classes benefit the nervous system, alleviate anxiety, and lower cortisol levels in the body? When we experience stress, our body releases cortisol, a hormone that prepares us for the “fight or flight” response. This response can be useful in certain situations, but when we experience chronic stress, our cortisol levels remain high, which can lead to a range of health problems, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Yoga, and in particular Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive classes, can help to reduce cortisol levels in the body. When we practice yoga, we activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “rest and digest” response. This response helps to counteract the effects of cortisol, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

In addition to reducing cortisol levels, yoga can also help to increase GABA levels in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate anxiety and promote feelings of calm and relaxation. By increasing your GABA levels, yoga can help to alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of well-being.

So, if you’re looking to reduce stress, calm your mind, and improve your overall well-being, consider trying Gentle Glow or Restore and Revive yoga classes at our local and online Yoga studios. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a practice that is tailored to your needs, helping you to release tension, find inner peace, and restore balance to your body and mind. Come and join us on the mat – your nervous system will thank you!

Alaya Yoga Online Restore and Revive Mondays 8 pm and Tuesdays 7:15 pm

Alaya Yoga Online Gentle Glow Sundays 11:15 am

Ballincollig Yoga Studio Restore and Revive Mondays 8 pm

Ballincollig Yoga Studio Gentle Glow Sundays 11:30 am and Mondays 10 am

Midleton Yoga Studio Restore and Revive Fridays 7:45 pm Midleton Yoga Studio Gentle Glow Tuesdays 7:45 pm, Wednesdays 9:30 am, Fridays 11 am, and Sundays 11:15 am