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Yoga Classes

 

Class Information

Hatha yoga is based on the ancient principles that a strong and healthy body is needed on the journey of life.  The experience of practice is concentration, breath, stamina, flexibility, aligning and strengthening the body, quieting the mind and awakening the spirit.  Hatha Yoga is wonderful style of yoga that is taught at a slow pace and excellent for beginners and all abililties. The class will include a demonstration of each pose, teaching correct body alignment and will help to increase energy levels, strength & flexibility while also centering the mind.

See our Advice for Beginners for our new students.

 

Beginners Yoga

Beginners level is for students who are have not done yoga before or need a very gentle class.  This class gives you the opportunity to take a yoga class which is designed to help you understand the postures, breathing and philosophy of yoga so you can progress to the next level of learning. Beginners level is also suitable for those who have taken a break from yoga for a while and who wish to come back to the practice. 

Beginners level also suitable Post natal 6 weeks and 12 weeks post c-section.  Please let us know prior to joining the class.

Improvers level is for students who have recently done yoga before and wish to continue to build on their strength and flexiblity.  You will learn to add strength to your yoga by holding postures for longer and connecting with the breath on a deeper level.
 
When to move levels:  We advise generally that beginners attend at least 12 classes regularly at beginners level to become comfortable with the yoga movements (asana) and have a good awareness of correct and safe alignment before considering to move to an improver level.  But remember the practice of yoga is non-competitive and it's perfect to attend a level that suits you, your body and maybe you like the pace and vibe of the class  so yes it's good to be happy where you are.  This is a journey of yoga!

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Corporate Classes  

Yoga Essence also offers corporate yoga classes in the workplace. If you would like to consider offering classes to your colleagues to improve wellbeing, staff performance and morale, please contact us for more detail or email us here.

 

What to Expect

Hatha Yoga

Classes include a therapeutic teaching approach enabling those with issues of restriction or injuries to enjoy practice of yoga.  Classes will include a gentle breathing practice, simple yoga poses using the breath that will stretch, tone and build strength and flexibility in the body and a wonderful relaxation to close to help you feel more grounded.  An introduction to meditation practice may be introduced throughout the course. All our classes include a guided relaxation also known as "Yoga Nidra" to end the class lying comfortably on your yoga mat.  We offer use of cosy warm blankets and eye pillows to help you really relax. 

 

Our Classes

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga

This is a gentle Hatha yoga class and students are guided inwards to breath awareness and the experience of stillness. Yoga movements are flowing and practiced with deep awareness as we connect mind, body and heart in the present moment, bringing awareness to sensations of the body as we move. 

The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali: Yoga chitta vritti nirodah’ – ‘yoga is the settling of the mind into silence’ is central with mindfulness through movement and short restful meditation is included focusing on the breath and being quietly with ourselves while soothing the busy mind and bringing you to the moment. Pranayama (Breathing Practices) are explored along with Meditation and Yogic Philosophy. The class will end with a deep guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra known as Yoga Sleep) to send you some grounded and restored.

This class is very suitable for an experienced beginner or who have taken a break from yoga for a while and those who wish to continue to build on their strength and flexibility. This is about refining a way to listen to your body and taking it as gently as you need to.  You will move with an integrated awareness of your body and and mind bringing a deeper awareness of how to embody your practice to move from within.

Modifications are offered to those whom wish move a little deeper into their practice.

 
Flow Yoga

Flow Yoga moves mindfully with the breath. Combining the alignment principles of Hatha Yoga with the breath awareness of Vinyasa Flow, we learn to flow in and out of postures allowing the breath to guide us. Each class will have a warm-up, dynamic and finishing sequence ending with shavasana, a deep relaxation. The classes cultivates strength, stillness, flexibility, freedom, focus, release and relief, ultimately balancing the flow of energy through the body.

The sequential approach accommodates all bodies, modifications and props are available to assist. We explore a wider variety of asana and sequences guiding students towards developing their home practice.
 

Somatic Movement

Through Somatic Movement Education, to bring release and lightness to the spine and flexibility and stability to the hips and shoulders.  With safe structural alignment, body mind awareness and conscious breathing, the body begins to strengthen and support itself for freedom in daily movements.  Using the gentle Somatic exercises, learn to sense and relax muscles allowing the body to let go of any physical or mental tension. Somatic movement really helps cultivates balance and well being which restores your body and relaxes your mind.

If you are new to yoga or would like to explore a deeper sense of movement, this is for you! You do not need to have yoga experience.

Suitable for beginners and experienced students.

We offer regular scheduled Somatic Movement Workshops.  

 

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga provides deep healing for your body and mind. Learn to explore some gentle restorative movements to gently release inner tension as we connect with ourselves to listen how we can replenish ourselves through a gentle nurturing practice. As we become quieter, we learn to really listen to our body and what it needs to stay balanced and well.  Through these classes, the body and mind rejuvenates with a series of deeply relaxing restorative movements that will gently open and bring balance to the body and mind replenishing your energy.

These gentle postures aid the body to heal using no muscular effort while stimulating the relaxation response in the body helps to reduce stress and may be very helpful for those facing challenges such as anxiety, depression or any other health issues. It may also be very beneficial for those with problems sleeping.

A regular restorative yoga practice also compliments an active yoga practice or those engaging with sporting activities. Anyone can practice restorative yoga, (also known as deep restful yoga) regardless of age, shape or physical condition, even those who are completely new to yoga.

We offer regular scheduled Restorative Yoga as workshops.  

 

How to Book

Please be mindful when booking a course of classes/workshops or events at the studio.  Please read carefully our full Terms & Conditions of booking.

All bookings can be made online through our online booking system.  Otherwise registrations for bookings are taken by phone or email. Please note that due to limited class sizes, a place is only guaranteed by receipt of full payment.  Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.  Course fees can be paid online through our secure online booking system with MindBody Online. We also accept cash or cheque and all fees are due to be paid in full by the first day of course latest.  No booking is final until full payment is received.

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Registration Form

Complete Yoga Class Registration Form and return with your payment to Yoga Essence, First Floor, Roseville House, Main Street, Celbridge, Co Kildare.  Yoga Essence holds yoga classes in Kildare.

 

Class Pricing

All classes are run as ongoing courses as this ensures that students are progressing in their yoga practice over a course of classes.  Per Class pricing is €13 per class on full courses booked.   

Trial Class: While it is possible to do one trial class by pre-arrangement at a cost of €16 Euros, there is no on-going drop-in available for these classes.  

 

What to Bring to Yoga Classes

Yoga mats are provided but we do recommend that students use their own for hygiene reasons. We recommend a non slip (sticky) yoga mat and wear loose comfortable clothing. Yoga mats are available in most good sports shops.  Please bring bottled water if you get thirsty as tap water at the studio is unsuitable for drinking.

 

Class Sizes 

All Classes are to a maximum size of 16 students.  Classes cater for over 16yrs only

 

Gift Vouchers

Gift certificates are available for purchase online. The recipient can use them to book a course of classes. Please note that the recipient must book a place on their selected course by contacting the studio in advance email or phone.  Can only be used against a course of consecutive classes for any one student and cannot be used on a drop-in basis. They are valid for 12 months from date of issue.  Change or credit cannot be given against gift certificates.Gift Certificates will be issued online if purchased online.  Otherwise can be sent through the post or can be collected from the studio.


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Class Times & Dates 

Class times are listed under Class Schedule.  Course dates may be subject to change where upon students will be notified in advance of the course start date.
The practice of yoga is not a competitive sport. It guides you to be kind to yourself and take rests when you need to. 


Remember wherever you are, you are perfect!