April/May 2019 Schedule

If you'd like more info on any of our classes, please see the teacher contact details listed under each class - our teachers are very happy to help!

11.00 - 12.00    Qigong 6-Week Course 
To book, please contact Alan on 087 276 7867

18.15 - 19.15    Journey Yinward: 1 hour of Yin Yoga - All Levels 
To book please contact Colette on 086 066 6130

18.30 - 19.30  Bi-Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Classes: 29th Apr; 13th & 27th May
To book please contact Sheena on 087 681 6635

19.30 - 20.45     Hatha Yoga - All Levels 
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953

10.00 - 11.00     Intermediate Pilates 
To book please contact Back in Action on 044 934 2476

11.15 - 12.15    Beginners Pilates
To book please contact Back in Action on 044 934 2476

16.30 - 17.30    Gentle Yoga - All Levels ***Class starts back 14th May***
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953

18.15 - 19.15    Yin Flow - All Levels 
To book please contact Colette on 086 066 6130

19.45 - 20.45    Pregnancy Yoga - All Levels  
Suitable from 14 weeks of pregnancy
To book please contact Guadalupe on 087 930 0775

10.00 - 11.00     Whole Body Therapy - All Levels  New Date! Next 4-Week Course Starts 15th May
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953  

18.45 - 20.00    Slow Flow - All Levels ***Class starts back 15th May***
​To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953

20.15 - 21.15     Intermediate Pilates 
To book please contact Back in Action on 044 934 2476

9.15 - 10.15      Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners - Level 1/2 
To book please contact Guadalupe on 087 930 0775

11.00 - 12.00   Yoga for Detox 6-Week Course - All Levels 
To book, please contact Fiona Foy on 086 316 7940 

18.30 - 19.30     Beginners Pilates 
To book please contact Back in Action on 044 934 2476

19.45 - 20.45     Intermediate Pilates 
To book please contact Back in Action on 044 934 2476

10.00 - 11.00     Yoga for Beginners - All Levels 
To book please contact Colette on 086 066 6130

12.00 - 12.45    Monthly Drop-In Lunchtime Meditation: 29th Mar; 3rd May
Suggested contribution: €5.  For details, please contact Sheena on 087 681 6635

18.30 - 19.30    Friday Night Chill Out! 
Different class on every Friday night: Yoga Nidra; Restorative Yoga; Roll and Relax - See Home page and Facebook for classes and booking info

10.00 - 16.00     Nine Months Private Antenatal Classes 
Next Class: Saturdays 8th June; 13th July 2019
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953 or Elizabeth on 087 412 1821

10.00 - 13.00    Monthly Mindfulness Workshops and Mini Retreat 
​For details, please contact Sheena on 087 681 6635

10.30 - 11.45     Hatha Flow Yoga Level 1/2 
To book please contact Colette on 086 066 6130


Course Information
Styles of Hatha (or physical) Yoga come in many variations with the same basic 'seed-postures' as a common link. Differences arise from variations on breath, sequence, motion, alignment and overall form. Phoenix Yoga Studio classes offer several different types of Hatha Yoga with the overall emphasis of integrating a serene mind, harmonious spirit and powerfully healthy body.

Class levels:
Level 1: Develop body awareness, learn basic poses, and discover your natural breath. A great class for stress relief and rejuvenation. Perfect for beginners or anyone wanting a more gentle practice.

Level 1/2: The perfect class for first-timers, though non-beginners get a lot out of these classes as well. Same theory as Level 1 with a baby-step beyond. More detail, mindfulness and deepening of the poses. Easily adaptable to meet your physical and energetic needs.

Level 2: Building on Levels 1 and 2 with more emphasis on strength, stamina, and mindfulness. Great for beginners looking for more options in a pose, and on-going students who want to deepen the practice. Modifications offered to meet your needs. 

Level 2/3: Great for on-going students looking for a more physical class. Introduces more challenging poses, building strength and stamina.

All levels: Practitioners of all levels are welcome and benefit from these classes.

Class Descriptions:
Beginners/Level 1
Recommended for students of all ages and fitness levels. These comprehensive classes are designed to introduce participants to the basic principles and practices of yoga. This provides the beginner with a solid foundation for a safe and suitable yoga practice. Throughout the course participants will learn key yoga poses, basic yoga breath awareness, gentle meditative techniques and a background to yoga practice and philosophy. 

Intermediate/Level 2
Classes are for those with some previous experience who are interested in taking their practice deeper.  This course offers an opportunity to grow your yoga practice, building on the principles of alignment, breath and stability.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This fun, flowing class combines postures and sequences to give your body the breath work and movement it needs. With a dynamic flowing sequence of postures linking breath and movement, cultivate awareness while building strength and mobility.  

Yin Yoga 
This is a slow and more passive practice, where we stay in the poses for longer to allow access deep into muscles, ligaments, joints. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. It is suitable for all levels. For those who do very active yoga or sports, this is the perfect compliment to that. And for those who just want a gentle practice, it's also perfect!

Gentle Yoga 
A semi-active practice with a more restorative focus. Perfect for those days you need to slow down, calm your mind and unwind.

Restorative Yoga Workshops
Restorative Yoga is best described as "active rest”.  It is a gentle and effective practice which allows the body to deeply relax. Bolsters, blankets and other props are used to support you in the poses, so that the maximum benefit is achieved with the least amount of effort. Poses are held for longer to allow the release of tension from the body.  The parasympathetic nervous system or relaxation response is activated, making it the the perfect antidote to modern fast paced living. It is ideal for tired and stressed bodies, or to prevent stress accumulating in the body.

Yoga for Pregnancy 
Benefits of Yoga during pregnancy:

Reduces backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling 
Increases energy and stamina 
Lifts your spirits and balances your mood 
Improves posture 
Helps build better muscle tone and strength 
Promotes better sleep 
Gives you a sense of control and self-confidence 
Provides you with time for yourself to do something for yourself 
Gives you the opportunity to do some socialising. A pregnancy yoga class is also a great way to befriend other pregnant women.

Mother & Baby Yoga 
This class is suitable for mums & babies from 6 weeks normal delivery/8 weeks c-section up to pre-crawling.

Benefits include:
Invaluable bonding time with your baby
Soothes babies and helps promote better sleep
Improving your strength, posture and fitness 
Help correct common postnatal problems 
Increase energy levels, confidence and sense of well-being
Help you make new friends with other mums and babies 

One of the best ways to help yourself maintain a healthy lifestyle is to practice Qigong
Qi means energy and Gong means to work with it, so simply put Qigong means working with the body's energy.
Learn to Heal your own body through simple effective system that is Qigong
Ancient wisdom for a modern world
Beat tension and live stress free with Qigong

Tips for Yoga Beginners

Here are three suggestions for yogis of all levels:
Show up! Whether it's your own practice or a formal class, showing up is 90% of the effort.
Stay present. Remind yourself to be fully present mentally and emotionally as well as physically. 
Listen to your inner voice. Remember that you have nothing to prove to anyone. Do what feels right for you and ask for extra guidance when needed.