|Day||Time||Class Description||Class Location|
|Mon||19:00 - 20:00||Hatha Yoga - Mixed Abilities||New Oak Community Center, Carlow|
|Tues||19:15 - 20:15||Hatha Yoga - Mixed Abilities||Croi Anu Centre, Moone, Co. Kildare|
|Wed||19:30 - 20:30||Hatha Yoga - Mixed Abilities||Bagenalstown Family Resource Center|
|Sat||11:00 - 12:15||Pregnancy Yoga*||Carlow Mandala Yoga Studio|
Work Your Asana - Yoga Shred™ inspired
Yoga activates the slow twitch muscle fibers helping to build endurance, build flexibility, balance strength and mental peace. When adding in these specific
yoga based HIIT works outs we activate the fast twitch muscle fibers helping to define your muscles, burn calories and fat, strengthen the entire body and
help you feel awesome.
This class runs in 6 week terms of strong core based classes using Yoga Shred™ HIIT sequences throughout. Get your mind and body into the best shape it can be. This will not be an easy yoga class, it may get sweaty, it may be tough but it will be worth it. Pranayama and savasana will never seem as good as when you have worked hard and hit all areas of your body
Hatha yoga is known, nowadays, as the yoga for the physical body. The Sanskrit term haṭha refers to “forceful” or “strong”. This refers to the powerful transformational techniques of Hatha and the results it forced to happen. Hatha today usually is a slowly-paced class, consisting of asanas. It does not have the flow one might find in Anusara or Vinyasa but its a great place to start if you are new to yoga or to advance or deepen your practice. You get the time and space to become familiar with yoga poses and relaxation techniques. A Hatha Yoga class would most likely include asanas, breathing techniques and meditation. The practice of Hatha historically, was used to prepare the body for extreme and prolonged meditation so it is designed to release tension and stress in body and mind. Hatha Yoga is the basis for all contemporary, physical yoga practices.
This style of yoga is often quite dynamic, which requires the mind to stay focused in the present to be able to keep up. Focusing keeps you from drifting off and helps you to be present in your body rather than stuck in your head. Much like Pilates, our Vinyasa Yoga classes focus on building core strength and muscle flexibility. However, Vinyasa Yoga also works to build joint flexibility along with mental focus and endurance. Vinyasa Yoga is all about continuous movement and breath. The practice itself is like a moving meditation. The pace can vary and there is no one particular sequence that teachers follow, so if you tried a Vinyasa class and didn’t like it, try another!
Pranayama - Breath Practice
All of our classes begin with a Pranayama Breath Practice. Pranayama uses the breath to direct and expand the flow of prana through energy channels in our bodies - called the nadis. While attention to the breath is a central part of any yoga practice, Pranayama involves specific breathing exercises that can be practiced on their own, or as part of a Hatha yoga (physical yoga) practice. The guiding principle behind Pranayama is that we all hold physical or emotional blocks in our bodies which inhibit the flow of breath and of prana - life energy. This can leave us feeling unwell and “stuck” or blocked physically and emotionally. By practicing Pranayama (and asana) we are clearing these blocks so breath and prana can flow freely, our bodies can then function properly and our minds can become calmer and clearer.
Yoga for Sports Teams
If you are a coach, manager or member of a sports team and would like to begin a team yoga class we will travel to your club anywhere in the Carlow, Kildare, Laois or Kilkenny area. Team discounts are available, please see our Sports Yoga section for more information