Yoga at Oscailt
For us, Yoga is about working with each individual body, building strength from the inside out, and opening to the flow of life.
We believe that everyone can practice and benefit from yoga regardless of age, experience, or level of flexibility.
Oscailt aims to create a sanctuary where mind, body and spirit get a chance to recharge, and chill out.
Gentle Yoga Class
Mondays, 6.00pm – 7.15pm, with John McGuire in the Workshop Room
Beginning Monday February 5th 2018
Gentle Yoga is a unique sequence of movements and postures which is suitable for beginners and early improvers. The practice is designed to increase flexibility, release hidden energy and relieve stress. Full details of the benefits which the practice delivers are available on the Gentle Yoga website at www.gentleyoga.ie Gentle Yoga is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.
Each class includes a warm up which starts with movements to loosen up the lower back, stretch the spine open the hips and concludes with the Dasha Chalana churnings which bring attention to the ankles, the knees, the waist, the shoulders and the neck. The warm up is followed with some standing postures and a modified flow of sun salutations. The practice continues with some seated postures involving gentle forward bending, backbends and twists. It concludes with a few minutes of relaxation in Savasana after which you will leave the studio with a relaxed body and a calm mind.
Vinyasa Yoga Class
Tuesdays, 7.15pm - 8.30pm, with Karolina Guzek in the Yoga Room
NB - No class on 6th and 13th March
Vinyasa Yoga class focuses on linking various yoga poses, together with the breath.
Each class includes warm ups, creative flow of sun salutations and standing poses, along with a fair amount of back-bends and some inversions. Students learn proper alignment and are encouraged to express themselves through the poses to their fullest ability by opening, strengthening and balancing different elements within the body. The class ends with short Pranayama and Mindful relaxation that leaves students happy and full of energy for the rest of the week.
Yoga is a process of replacing old patterns with new and more appropriate patterns. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya