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.
Sonya from 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please be mindful when booking a course of classes/workshops or events. Please read carefully our full Terms & Conditions of booking.
All bookings can be placed through our online booking system powered by Momoyoga. For in-person events or classes, places are limited. Places are only guaranteed by receipt of full payment for both online classes and in-person events. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis. No booking is final until full payment is received.
All classes are run as ongoing courses as this ensures that students are progressing in their yoga practice over a course of classes. Weekly classes (attending in-person or online) will include an access to class recording for 7 days as part of course booking.
Try Out Class: A trial class is available by pre-arrangement booking fee of €20. Please email Sonya to arrange or message Sonya ph:086-8474944
When attending in-person events or classes, we recommend that students use their own yoga mats and equipment for hygiene reasons. We recommend a non slip (sticky) yoga mat, a small blanket and large blanket. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and warm socks. Yoga mats are available in most good sports shops. Please bring bottled water to stay hydrated and anything else to make your class more comfy.
Gift vouchers are available for purchase. The recipient can use them to book a course of classes or an event. 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 60 months from date of issue. Change or credit cannot be given against gift certificates.
Please phone or message 086-8474944 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange purchase.
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!