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Yoga Classes

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Yoga & the 5 Elements

6-week class in the lovely Ashford studio

7th November to 12th December

Yoga With Kerry

Kerry’s Yoga classes offer something unique.  The additional healing touch of Shiatsu – using self-acupressure points, and stretches on specific energy lines of the body - or meridians – to enhance the body’s own ability to release stress, tension, aches & pains, and generally restore balance and vitality.

The classes are a treat for body, mind and spirit.  They are for every body, and are a great balance of both body strengthening and muscle tension releasing work. Each class also incorporates mindfulness meditation and yogic breathing techniques. 

The focus is on the mind as much as body, which is key for improved focus, resilience, health and wellbeing.

Kerry has been teaching Yoga for many years in different settings.  She began her teaching at the offices of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, teaching staff during lunchtimes and evenings.  She has since brought her classes to many different people, teaching from her own studio in Co Wicklow, to large multinational companies in Dublin, and now teaches regularly online.

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"At the same time demanding and utterly relaxing"

“Yoga with Kerry is a great experience. Her class is at the same time demanding and utterly relaxing. After a day's work, the exercises truly open space, not only physically but foremost emotionally and intellectually. I highly recommend it” 

Dr. B. Daelmans, WHO

More About Hatha Yoga

Many people are first drawn to Yoga as a way to keep their bodies healthy and strong. Others come seeking relief or help for a specific complaint such as backache or tight shoulders, or simply to help them deal with a busy and stressful lifestyle. Whatever the reason that first brings you to Yoga, usually people who continue with a regular practice experience subtle positive changes in how they feel, mentally as well as physically.

Hatha yoga comes from the Sanskrit words “ha”, meaning sun, and “tha”, meaning moon. The word “yoga” means to unite. The ultimate goal of Hatha Yoga is to bring harmony to the two main energies in all of us – the moon referring to the feminine energies (also known in the east as “yin”) and the sun referring to the masculine aspects (also known as “yang”). We all possess both of these aspects. According to Yoga philosophy, the moon energy causes our mind and emotions to constantly change – it relates to the “feminine” traits of intuition and receptivity. The moon’s opposite energy, the sun, is steady and unchangeable. The sun relates to our “masculine” energies, such as decision-making, action-taking, and it gives mental clarity.

Hatha Yoga is a practice for creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies, we develop a balance of strength and flexibility – we also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.  It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the here and now – in this place, we are better able to enjoy each unfolding moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future.

 

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