Yoga Masterclass Series

We are delighted to announce a series of Yoga Masterclasses during the month of May. These Saturday events will offer participants a more detailed insight into the techniques and philosophies of Yoga taught at the Yoga Shala. Classes will be taught in rotation on a range of topics by Lisa Berry, Fiona Brown, Laragh Cunningham, David Cunningham and Elaine Singelton.

The Schedule for these two hour workshops (subject to change) are:

  • May 6th - 'Moving into Mindfulness' with Elaine Singelton
  • May 13th - 'Opening the Hips & Heart Masterclass' with Lisa Berry
  • May 20th - 'The upside of being upside down,' Handstands and arm balances with David Cunningham & Fiona Brown
  • May 27th - 'I'd like to do a Yoga Training! Introduction to Advanced Vinyasa & Pranayama with Laragh Cunningham

Each two hour workshop will be priced at €35 or one can book all classes in the series for €120. Booking opens on March 16th 2017.

Guidelines for practicing yoga safely and effectively


 The following will give you a guide ot how we recommend you practice Yoga:

 · Stay relaxed, especially in your face 

 · Move slowly and smoothly from one pose to the next 

 · Don't over-tense your muscles 

 · Don't over-stretch.

 · Don't over-breathe (the best breath is your own natural breath) 

 · Build up energy, do not deplete it. 

You should leave feeling better than or at least as well as you came. 

 · No physical pain. 

 · Bend at the knees when forward bending. Spinal forward bends are much safer for the back if you bend your knees (especially if your hamstrings are tight) 

 · Keep the lower back long as often as possible but always in side-bends and twists. 

 · It is always safer to move slowly and sensitively. A good general rule is to: bend less, tense less and breathe less. 

 · When a leg is in front of the spine the thigh of that leg rolls out, when a leg is behind the spine the thigh of that leg turns in. 

 · Face the teacher as often as possible but always in the nerve tensioning and spinal movements section.

Have a look at the video on this page, perhaps you might practice with it once (or as often as you like) during the week between our classes.