Yoga for calm energy
The Yoga Process provides yoga therapy and yoga classes, in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Both therapy and classes are based on a traditional approach, together with Yoga Nidra meditation which, practised regularly, allows us to cultivate calm energy.
Classes take place both online and in the studio, while individual therapy sessions or yoga tuition are always in person.
Weekly Yoga Classes
The Yoga Process classes are suitable for everyone, at any level of experience. They are taught according to the tradition of TKV Desikachar and his father Krishnamacharya this approach is holistic and is informed by the Yoga Sutras. Care is taken to preserve the spirit of these teachings, where the breath is of particular importance and development of the class series is often a gradual process.
The focus for the February/March series will look at postures and breath work which may help insomnia. Patanjalis yoga sutras defines the mind in terms of its activities, two of which are sleep and imagination. We will look at each of the five activities in turn in order to see how they may help us to move closer to a state of yoga.
The next series of five classes begins February 21st to March 21st 2023
Tuesday evenings 6pm – 7pm – Spaces available
Tuesday evenings 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm – Fully booked
Monday morning 9.30 am – 10.45 am – Spaces available
One to One Yoga Therapy
Yoga can be used therapeutically alongside conventional treatment, whatever your level of health, to help you manage a broad range of chronic and challenging health conditions, at any level. Yoga therapy can often be a gradual process. Some of the many conditions which can be assisted by yoga therapy are chronic back pain, cardiovascular problems, respiratory difficulties like asthma, anxiety, insomnia, burnout, chronic fatigue and mild to moderate depression.
Monday 10am and 11.30
Tuesday 10am and 11.30
Saturday 10am and 11.30
Ann-Marie has completed over seven years of yoga training, two with Yoga Therapy Ireland and five in the tradition of TKV Desikachar. My training in this approach was with Hanne Gillespie in Dublin, and with Ranju Roy and Dave Charlton, authors of ‘Embodying the Yoga Sutras’, in the UK and Dublin.
These seven years culminated in certification from the Yoga Alliance, the Association of Yoga Studies, the British Wheel of Yoga, Sadhana Mala and finally, the British Council for Yoga Therapy.
iRest yoga nidra is a simple, profound, evidence-based ancient yoga practice. Often, when we feel stressed we can be encouraged to let go, but of what? The pancha Maya model helps us to become aware of the many dimensions of our being, the body, breath, feelings and emotions, cognitions, and feelings of joy, so we can become more familiar with them and experience the realisation of the essence of self which is the ground of being from which these dimensions occur.
I offer regular, one-day or half-day retreats.A combination of gentle breath-centric asana and iRest yoga nidra aims to leave you refreshed and restored in body and mind.
No matter how well we look after ourselves in terms of diet, exercise, sleep, and other lifestyle factors, tension can and often does still build up in the body, mind and breath. These knots of tension can be eased by a combination of gentle restorative yoga and iRest yoga nidra integrated meditation. Yoga is often a gradual process, both a path and a destination.
Depending on the venue, a simple lunch prepared according to Ayurvedic principles is included. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and a warm blanket or duvet.
The next full day retreat will be in February 2023
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