January is here and it seems that everyone is busily making new year resolutions. To me, resolution making seems like another ‘should’ in a life full of shoulds – a demand for more effort in a world already requiring so much fortitude. Personally, I prefer to take the edge off resolution making, beginning the new year with a little more ease. I always feel so grateful to have this transformative practice in my life. Ashtanga yoga does not promise us a life without hardship or pain but it does give us a tool to keep the mind and body steady throughout life’s ups and downs. I urge you all to fulfill your good intentions by simply nurturing your practice for the year ahead.

If you fancy an escape after the chaos of the past few weeks, our retreat this weekend is the perfect opportunity for you! The weekend will consist of morning Mysore style classes, guided hill walks and amazing vegetarian food in the beautiful Wicklow hills. There are two last spaces available so let me know if you fancy treating yourself…

The Tuesday and Thursday evening Mysore style classes will restart from tomorrow, January 8th onwards. As always, new students are most welcome. I recommend that you contact me beforehand to arrange a suitable start time to get you started on your Ashtanga journey.

There’s lots more details on the Retreat this weekend, the upcoming Key Principles of Back Bending Workshop and the next Immersion Course dates from June to October 2019 below..

Looking forward to sharing lots more Ashtanga yoga with you all in the year ahead!

Gillian


Course dates for the next Immersion Course from June to October 2019. Please click HERE for full details about the Immersion Course and the application process.

Module One:

  • June 15th & 16th

Module Two:

  • July 6th & 7th

Module Three:

  • August 31st & September 1st

Module Four:

  • September 21st & 22nd

Module Five:

  • October 19th & 20th

 


 

New Year Retreat 
Mucklagh Lodge
Glenmalure

January 11th-13th 2019 

Escape for a weekend of Ashtanga yoga, guided mountain hikes and amazing organic vegetarian food deep in the Wicklow woods. This weekend retreat will be a deep immersion in traditional Ashtanga yoga consisting of morning mysore style classes, afternoon hikes in Glendalough and the Glenmalure Valley with our mountain guide, Rory and evening guided meditation classes. The retreat centre is a peaceful haven with shared en-suite accommodation and delicious organic vegetarian food.

€380 Investment (Twin Room Accommodation)
€340 Investment (Dorm Style Accommodation)
Bookings via https://ashtangayogaireland.ie/yoga-workshops/

 


 

The Key Principles of Back Bending Workshop
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
10.30am-1pm

An in-depth exploration into the integration of healthy alignment techniques and the development of stamina to stay through the intensity of backbends and front stretches.
We will be moving through core elements of the Primary and the first half of the Intermediate series to help you understand the breakdown and dynamics of developing correctly aligned front stretches and deeper backbends. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to limitless flows of energy and in this workshop, you will begin to explore your natural potential for backbends and front stretches with safety and support.

Suitable for all levels with some prior experience of the Ashtanga Primary Series.

Investment €35. Pre-booking requested as spaces are limited. CLICK HERE for bookings.

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