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
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.
Tuesdays, 10.00am - 11.00am with Emma McPeake in the Yoga room
The idea behind a Yoga Mindfulness class is the ability to intercept - to make a connection to what you are feeling in your body and respond to it in a mindful way. Classes are gentle in nature involving some short meditations & plenty of relaxation. By infusing your yoga practice with mindfulness in this way, you can start to develop increased body awareness, co-ordination & sense of empowerment through making choices based on what you feel. So let go of any expectations you have of your body and be in the moment & join us in practicing Yoga Mindfulness.
Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 7.30pm with Lara Keegan in the Yoga Room
Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness. It provides a framework and an avenue to Self experience and expansion.
Each class includes breath-work (Pranayama), physical postures (Kriya), relaxation (Savasana) and meditation, often with the use of mantra. The practice of Kundalini Yoga will support your body and mind to become stronger, more stable and more flexible, however that is not the reason we practice. We use practical tools to connect very deeply with ourselves; to gain insight and awareness into our emotions, thoughts and patterns.
Each student is encouraged to practice in a way that comfortably challenges, while honouring the needs and limitations of the body in any given moment. The class is suitable for all levels, often dynamic and challenging, and all of the postures and exercises can be modified to suit individual needs. Each week we will focus on a theme to inspire a deeper understanding of Kundalini Yoga and its application in our daily lives.
No experience or booking required. Come as you are. €15.00 per class.
Anthony Kearney Yoga
Wednesdays, 6-7pm, in the Yoga Room
In this class we will build awareness of the body and the breath, the pace at which they move and how they move. The regulation of the breath is important because it focuses the mind, in this class you will learn simple breathing techniques and asanas (steady, comfortable yoga postures). This class will help you understand what right effort means in our yoga practice and our lives.