Beginners Yoga Course

Beginners Yoga Course

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Start Date: Monday 8th January 2018
End Date: Monday 29th January 2018
Time: 18:30 - 19:45
Duration: 4 Weeks
Cost: €59

This beginners yoga course is perfect for those completely new to yoga or haven’t been in a while and would like to refresh. Learn the basic postures, breath work and develop a great yoga foundation.


Yoga is one of the original concepts which today would be labelled as holistic. That means that the body is related to the breath; both are related to the brain; in turn this links with the mind, which is a part of consciousness.

Hatha yoga is the physical aspect of the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga emphasises asanas ( the practice of postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation). It aims to balance different energy flows within the human body.The postures range from the basic to the complex, from the easily accomplished to the very challenging. While the movements tend to be slow and controlled, they provide an invigorating workout for the mind and body, including the internal organs.

Beginners Yoga Benefits


Flexibility

With correct instruction, yoga is an excellent way to stretch your muscles and increase the range of motion in your joints. By practicing the asanas, or poses, regularly, you can help release the lactic acid build up that is a common cause of those nagging aches and pains.

Posture

Through practicing standing and sitting yoga asanas, you will have a good reason to stand tall. By using your abdominal muscles to maintain a pose, you significantly strengthen your core, making it easier to straighten your back and fix that slouched back.

Breathing

Due to the deep, mindful breathing that is necessary for yoga, you can strengthen your lung capacity, as well as your endurance. This can be incredibly helpful for running enthusiasts and those who suffer from stress-related issues.

Reduced Stress

Yoga can help you find a sense of calm that is missing in our busy day to day life. Most styles of yoga use meditation techniques that can help reduce ‘self-talk’ that is often the root of anxiety and stress. Deep breathing also makes you focus on your breath and clear your mind, which can bring a much-needed sense of calmness.

A Healthy Heart

Studies have shown that yoga can reduce your heart rate, a great benefit those with blood pressure issues, as well as heart disease.


***Please note, if you’re booking 2 or more places on this course you have to set up multiple MindBody accounts when purchasing. You can also call reception on (01) 677 9859 and they will help you book multiple people into the course***

About the author: Sophia Pallaro

Sophia Pallaro

Sophia is a qualified Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing Yoga since 2006 and has been involved with meditation for the last 10 years. While practicing various forms of meditation, she discovered the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation and its direct connection to the body. Yoga, and its endless benefits, was the next step on her path. Sophia completed her Yoga Teacher Training at the Elbowroom under the guide of Lisa Wilkinson, Tanya Fitzpatrick and Marianne Jacuzzi. In her yoga practice Sophia likes to explore a variety of styles from gentle to more vigorous, including Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative. She has a particular interest in anatomy and its relationship with the mind, and sees Yoga as a wonderful transformational process both on and off the mat. Her teaching style is open and friendly. She values guiding her students into the discovery of body and mind self-awareness in a down to earth manner, making Yoga accessible to everyone. Sophia’s teaching places emphases on a deep connection with the breath, stillness and clarity of the mind, strength, balance and a mindful flow of movement. Her classes include asanas (practice of postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation).

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.