Upcoming ‘Yoga at the Sanctuary’ Classes
Mindful Hatha Yoga with Riana Walsh
In this Friday morning ‘yoga at the Sanctuary’ course, participants are introduced to breath awareness practices, yoga postures and sequences connecting mind, body and heart in the present moment. 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.
Friday mornings starting on May 3rd– June 21st 2019
10:00am- 11:20am class Book on our Online Shop
“Only that day dawns to which we are awake” Henry David Thoreau
Mindful Yoga classes with Andrea Boudin
This ‘yoga at the Sanctuary’ course encourages an understanding of the structures and mechanisms of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual body through a joyful, gentle slow exploration of the abilities of the body, forgotten movements and sensations. Once participants have settled into their own physicality, there will be an opportunity for an exploration of the subtleties of the breath, and inviting moments of inner stillness in meditation.
Andrea’s classes are small which ensure a safe practice and close personal attention. The level of intensity is determined by the students attending the class as everybody works at their own pace, with their own level of commitment.
½ Day of Yoga Practice Saturday May 25th
10:00am-13:00pm Book on our Online Shop
Wednesday evenings starting on May 22nd– June 26th 2019
7.00pm – 8.20pm class Book on our Online Shop
½ Day of Yoga Practice Saturday July 27th
10:00am-13:00pm Book on our Online Shop
The Sanctuary has a range of yoga classes. These gentle, mindful courses are led by two experienced Sanctuary facilitators with decades of experience behind them and take place in our gorgeous Library room.
Meet Andrea Boudin
Andrea Boudin came to yoga in 1995, in an attempt to relieve symptoms of severe long-standing post-traumatic-stress disorder. The gentle yoga movements and breathing exercises helped her to gradually reconnect with the sensations in her body, and to relieve depression and anxiety issues. Experiencing the profound healing effects that yoga has on her whole being, she developed a desire to carry the benefits of yoga to others.
In 2005 she embarked on her first yoga teacher training at the Elbowroom/Dublin in the Ashtanga tradition with Anto Kearns (200 hours, Yoga Alliance Accredited). Several years of intensive teacher trainings and workshops followed, Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Basic level (200hours RYS) and Advanced level (200 hours RYS Registered Yoga School) under Dave Curtis.
Further, she attended week-long courses in Germany, Ireland and in India, with renowned and well-respected yoga teachers such as Patthabi Jois, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezrati, Nancy Gilgoff, Ana Forrest, to name but a few. She has completed additional training in Pilates matwork (CThA approved course), Reiki, EFT, Shadow yoga, Somatic Movement Education, Yin Yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique, to complement her yoga competency. She also has a strong background in Western philosophy, which gives Andrea a unique ability to explain the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of yoga with creativity and clarity.
Committed to life-long learning, Andrea continues to attend workshops and practices with her teachers, to develop her understanding of the arts and science of yoga, and to keep her own practice and teachings fresh.
“For me, yoga is a way of life, not a product, and I am reluctant to make promises, to raise expectations, because the yoga journey is different for everybody. If you are curious, if you feel drawn to it, come and try it out for yourself and see if it benefits you.”ANDREA BOUDIN
Meet 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.”