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November/December 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!

Mondays
10.00 - 11.00    Mother and Baby Yoga 
To book, please contact Lily on 087 678 8501

11.15 - 12.15    Qigong 6-Week Course Start date TBA
To book, please contact Alan on 087 276 7867

15.30 - 16.30    Children's Yoga 
To book, please contact Lily on 087 678 8501

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: 4th & 18th Nov 
To book please contact Sheena on 087 681 6635

19.30 - 20.45    Yoga + Mindful Movement - All Levels 
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953

Tuesdays
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   
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

Wednesday
10.00 - 12.30    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week Course  
To book please contact Sheena on 087 681 6635

10.00 - 11.15    Whole Body - All Levels  Starts January 2020
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953  

18.30 - 19.45    Move + Flow - All Levels 
​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

Thursdays  
10.45 - 11.45    Parent and Baby Reflexology Starts 14th November
To book please contact Fiona on 078 0566

15.45 - 17.45    Mindfulness for Teachers 8-week Course  
To book please contact Sheena on 087 681 6635

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

Fridays  
10.00 - 11.00     Hatha Yoga  - All Levels 
To book please contact Colette on 086 066 6130

11.30 - 12.15    Baby and Me - Music and Sign
To book please contact Danna on 087 852 2082 Starts January 2020 

18.30 - 19.30    Yoga Nidra - every other Friday
To book please contact Colette on 086 066 6130

Saturdays
10.00 - 16.00     Nine Months Private Antenatal Classes 
Next class: 23rd November
To book please contact Laura on 086 815 9953 or Elizabeth on 087 412 1821

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

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO THIS SCHEDULE - CALL AHEAD TO BOOK**

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 

Qigong
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.