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Are Yoga Retreats Fun?

Are Yoga Retreats Fun?

I was trying to convince my friend to come on a yoga retreat with me and was surprised when she asked me if there would be any craic?

Loads! I replied. I went on to extol the joy of yoga.

  • The self exploration, breathing and the benefits of moving slowly.
  • The giving your body time to rest.
  • The well deserved self-love and nourishment

when I noticed the light in her usually sparkly eyes had been snuffed.… Read more

Posted on March 9, 2017

Upside Down, Inside Out – A Hand Balancing Master Class with Bev Porrino

Upside Down, Inside Out – A Hand Balancing Master Class with Bev Porrino

Inverted postures revitalise us. The take the weight off the legs, improve circulation and stimulate the glandular system. They improve concentration and can help with disturbed sleep patterns.

In this master class we will work through a number of inverted postures from shoulder stands – Sarvangasana cycle. Sisasana – head stands and Ardo Mukha Vrksasana – Hand stands. We will learn about wrist anatomy and how to strengthen them. We will explore bone stacking and how to find our centre of gravity.… Read more

Posted on December 13, 2016

The Secret to Flourishing Gut Health

The Secret to Flourishing Gut Health

We contain trillions of microorganisms that are essential to the normal functioning of our bodies. Studies have revealed that beneficial bacteria in the gut have a major influence on our health, improving digestion and immunity, helping us to maintain a normal weight and affecting our emotional well being. Psychobiotics is a brand new science that explores the link between these ‘good’ bacteria in our gut and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.… Read more

Posted on October 5, 2016

3 ways restorative yoga helps beat the Autumn blues

3 ways restorative yoga helps beat the Autumn blues

It takes some time for our body to catch up with seasonal adjustments. It takes care and attention to help our bodies transition through the season giving us the energy to gracefully skip through to spring!!

Bring on the woolly jumpers, hearty hot pots, roaring fires & a good pinot noir! Let’s get ready to embrace the season ahead with a regular yoga practice and incorporate the following elements to help ease the transition along: relax, restore and rejuvenate.… Read more

Posted on September 7, 2016

Get to Know Your Pranas

Get to Know Your Pranas

So you may have heard the word Prana as a term used in yoga practices. But what exactly does it mean?

Prana as a whole means energy. It’s the energy that flows through all matter and allows the universe to function as it does. Within ourselves, wellness stems from a harmonious flow of prana while illness results from a block in prana flow. Practices such as yoga and meditation, or a combination of the two, allow us to gain control of our pranas.… Read more

Posted on July 21, 2016

Support Healing with Restorative Yoga

Support Healing with Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga provides healing for body and mind. It is the perfect practice to rejuvenate tired limbs and a great antidote to a busy lifestyle. It helps in the recovery from illness and is a great tool to deal with emotional difficulties, anxiety and depression.

By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, you take automatic control of the body. Allowing the regular nervous system to rest and the muscles to become more relaxed.… Read more

Posted on June 24, 2016