Friday Morning 11.30am Mindful Hatha Yoga with Riana Walsh
In this Friday morning yoga course, participants are introduced to breath awareness practices, yoga postures and sequences connecting mind, body and heart in the present moment.
Friday mornings, 11.30am – 1.00pm
Starting on January 11th– February 15th 2019
Our mindful meditation focuses on sensation, breath, sound, thoughts. Combined, these practices lead us towards connecting with our own innate resources to access a sense of ease and spaciousness as we engage with everyday life. The yoga Sutra: ‘Yoga chitta vritti nirodah’ – ‘yoga is the settling of the mind into silence’ is central and yoga philosophy and mindfulness themes are integrated throughout. Relaxation is an integral part of the class.
Everybody is welcome to this class, with or without prior experience of yoga and meditation. Each class is an hour and a half in duration.
Your Facilitator – Riana Walsh
Riana completed a three-year classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Diploma with the Irish Yoga Association, followed by post grad trainings with the IYA, Yoga Therapy Ireland, and an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology.
She has been teaching Yoga for many years, sees yoga as a lifetime exploration and combines her passion for yoga, travel and languages with yoga trainings in Ireland and abroad. Her on-going yoga studies and completed trainings in Anusara yoga, Yin Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, continue to inspire her experience of yoga as a way of being, of connection with self and the world.
Mindfulness Practitioner Certificate and Compassion Based Living courses with the Mindfulness Association, have deepened her understanding of how mindfulness, yoga and Buddhist teachings are interwoven as life enhancing practices for the everyday. Her practice and study of Yin Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra and
Her teaching incorporates key themes and concepts from yoga philosophy, and at the heart of this mindful yoga practice is Yoga Sutra 1.2 ‘yoga chitta vritti nirodhah’ – ‘yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind’. So too is the inner and outer lightness and joy experienced when body, heart and mind are in harmony. Awareness of the breath is a constant reference point, enabling a sense of spaciousness and a balanced, grounded connection while we practice yoga as a gentle strength.
This mindful Hatha yoga class caters for the physical uniqueness of each participant and provides a practice accessible to everybody.
“I love this yoga room and the teacher’s gentle encouraging voice.”
“Excellent course. Facilitator Riana is excellent and very helpful and supportive and encouraging. Many thanks.”
“Everything just perfect and look forward to class so much.”
“I particularly enjoy the combination of physical practice with mindfulness and meditation.”
“Absolutely wonderful class.”