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Press Release: Yoga in the Park Returns to Cork!

Posted by on 10 Jun, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Himalaya Yoga Valley are delighted to announce the return of one of last summer’s most popular
outdoor events. Yoga in The Park for Cork Simon Community kicks off again on the 13th of June
at Fitzgerald’s Park.

Every Saturday, yoga enthusiasts and novices will stretch it out in aid of Cork Simon Community
to help fight homelessness through yoga. We will host this weekly, by donation yoga class every
Saturday morning at 10:00am in front of the bandstand. Last year, each weekly class saw up to
50 people join the Himalaya Yoga Valley team for yoga in the park and we hope to make this year
an even greater success!

After the huge success this initiative last summer we presented Cork Simon with a cheque for
‚ā¨2443.74 raised by Himalaya Yoga Valley Clients and members of the public who attended Yoga
in the Park. Since January, Himalaya Yoga Valley clients have continued their support of Cork
Simon Community with ‚ÄėMeditation by Donation‚Äô classes and to date have raised over ‚ā¨1400.

We welcome you to join members of the Himalaya Yoga Valley team, Cork City Council and
Simon Community at the launch of this wonderful fundraising initiative this Saturday

Event: Launch of Yoga in the Park for Cork Simon, summer 2015
Location: In front of the bandstand at Fitzgerald’s Park
Date and Time: Saturday the 13th of June, 2015, 9.30am
RSVP: By Thursday the 11th of June to info@yogacorkireland.com or by phone to 0214279696

If you require any more information, press or media details in relation to this event please contact
Anne Marie Ruby on the above RSVP details.

We look forward to seeing you at the launch of this wonderful community program!

Yoga in the Park

Posted by on 2 Jun, 2015 in News | Comments Off

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Backbending Workshops

Posted by on 27 May, 2015 in News | Comments Off

BACKBENDING WORKSHOPS with Lalit 2015

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Learn to backbend with strength & integrity in this workshop with Yogacharya Lalit. Find more space in your back bends whilst developing safe preparatory back bending skills that you can incorporate into your own practice.

A combination of heart opening and lower backbending postures that build strength and flexibility whilst invigorating. This ¬†will include chanting, pranayama and plenty of interesting backbends! Lalit will assist students who are open to receiving adjustments into deeper poses. Please note that Lalit’s workshops fill quickly and spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Backbending Workshop Level 1:

Saturday 13th June 2015 15.30-17.30

Backbending Workshop Level 2:

Sunday 14th June 14.00-16.00

Price: ‚ā¨25.00

Please book online or call the centre 021-4279696.

Payment essential to reserve a space for these workshops.

 

Hip Opening Workshops

Posted by on 27 May, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Hip Opening Workshops with Lalit

02_marcin.lewandowski_2014-08-12_SOP_7227Lalit will take students through a series that includes standing and seated hip opening postures that release energy and tension in this area. The hips hold tension and become tight from daily repetitive activities such as sitting at office desks and driving- tight hips can lead to lower back pain and imbalances throughout the rest of the body.

By exploring hip opening postures and deepening our existing hip opening poses we can release this area and improve our overall asana practice. This workshop will include chanting and pranayama and deep hip opening poses. Please note that Lalit’s workshops fill quickly and spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Hip opening Workshop level 1 : 

Saturday July 25th 2015 15.30-17.30

Hip opening Workshop levels 2-3 : 

Sunday 26th July 2015 14.00-16.00

Price: ‚ā¨25.00

Payment is essential to reserve a space.

Book online or call the centre to reserve a space 021-4279696.

Chakra Healing Training with Viriam Kaur

Posted by on 27 May, 2015 in News | Comments Off

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Fri August 14th: 6.30-9pm

Sat August 15th: 4-9pm 

Sun August 16th: 9.30am-6.30pm

A Weekend Intensive Course to Tap into Your Own Healing Wisdom and Learn to Heal Others with Viriam Kaur renowned teacher and healer with over a decade of experience.

 

Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheel. A chakra is a wheel-like spinning vortex that whirls in a circular motion. These Chakras are connected to major organs and glands that influence the health of the body and its systems.

We have seven main chakras each of these chakras are connected to our being on several different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level each chakra governs a main organ or gland. On an esoteric level each Chakra is linked to our spiritual & emotional health- for example our throat Chakra governs our ability to communicate effectively and the health of our thyroid. Through healing the chakras one can develop balance physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Devised by Viriam Kaur, the Chakra Healing technique uses breathwork, visualization, crystals and sound healing. This is an experiential course and we focus on developing an understanding of how energy moves through us, looking at how our emotions and our personalities are influenced by chakra and pranic energy. Yoga and meditation are our mirror, so we will use Kundalini Yoga to develop an understanding of the chakra energy within. As we start to get a tangible sense of chakra energy, we will learn techniques to give healing to others.

This course is practical and hands on in nature. Groups are intimate to ensure personal attention from Viriam and students gain plenty of experiential practice working on each other as both healer and receiver.

About Viriam:
Viriam has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for ten years in London, Goa, the Himalayas and Thailand. She trained with the SKY School of Kundalini Yoga in the UK and has been been running her own centre in Goa for seven years. Viriam is a UK trained and certified Massage Therapist, and specialises in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and energy healing, having devised her own technique of Chakra Healing. She is Himalaya Yoga Valley’s very own Yoga Philosophy teacher and also travels around the world supporting the Himalaya Yoga Valley team.

Viriam works as a journalist and writes regularly for ‚ÄėYoga Magazine UK‚Äô. More at www.organickarma.co.uk.‚ÄúViriam‚Äôs teaching taps into the deep nurturing quality of Mother Earth, bringing with it a groundedness, softness and sense of being held. I have always found her work to be infused with beauty, balance, grace and femininity … as well as having a strong foundation of knowledge and skill. Altogether a great recipe for healing!‚ÄĚ Amoda, author of Change Your Life, Change Your World

Testimonial 

“I went to Viriam for my first chakra healing session last year with an open mind, not expecting much. I was blown away by the energy that I experienced and by Viriams complete dedication to the session. She was more in tune with the subtle energies in my body than myself and she brought me deeper into that awareness while being completely supportive and respectful. I took her chakra healing course this year and absolutely loved it! Again Viriam was fully dedicated to giving us the best experience possible. The Kundalini yoga that we did on the course was challenging but exactly what we needed to connect with our own healing energy and abilities. We learnt so much on the course and were able to practice healing sessions on each other and get feedback, which gave me the confidence to keep it up after the course.
Viriam, thank you so so much for sharing your gift.”

Testimonial by Lisa Fahy teacher at Himalaya Yoga Valley and Chakra Healing graduate July 2012

Price: ‚ā¨185 including 13.5% VAT

Training spaces are limited to ensure quality. Early booking is advised.

Goddess Yoga Workshop with Viriam Kaur

Posted by on 27 May, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Kundalini Yoga For Women with Viriam Kaur

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When: Sunday, August 9, 2015   10am-6pm

Cost: ‚ā¨50

¬†Rediscover the Goddess in You with Kundalini Yoga and Meditations especially for women…. lead by Kundalini Teacher Viriam Kaur. Honoring the Goddess of Yoga within is a deep form of self-healing.

 This class uses Kundalini Yoga, Meditations and mantras uniquely created for women- to honour our strengths and empower us from our core. Together we will learn centuries old meditations for women.

‚ÄúTo be a yogini is the highest spiritual goal for all women. It is the way to become one with the goddess within and to bring her out in expression to uplift the world that is really her creation.‚ÄĚ
Shambhavi Chopra

About Viriam:

Viriam has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for ten years in London, Goa, the Himalayas and Thailand. She trained with the SKY School of Kundalini Yoga in the UK and has been been running her own centre in Goa for seven years. Viriam is a UK trained and certified Massage Therapist, and specialises in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and energy healing, having devised her own technique of Chakra Healing. She is Himalaya Yoga Valley’s very own Yoga Philosophy teacher and also travels around the world supporting the Himalaya Yoga Valley team.

Viriam works as a journalist and writes regularly for ‚ÄėYoga Magazine UK‚Äô. More at www.organickarma.co.uk.‚ÄúViriam‚Äôs teaching taps into the deep nurturing quality of Mother Earth, bringing with it a groundedness, softness and sense of being held. I have always found her work to be infused with beauty, balance, grace and femininity … as well as having a strong foundation of knowledge and skill. Altogether a great recipe for healing!‚ÄĚ Amoda, author of Change Your Life, Change Your World

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training

Posted by on 14 Apr, 2015 in News | Comments Off

 Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

About Adam Divine

Adam Divine is the anatomy teacher on the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre teacher training. His interest in anatomy started with his study of massage in 2005 and he has been working as a body mechanic ever since. Adam is ITEC certified and has studied Anatomy Trains courses, as well as training with ayurvedic doctors in India and monks in Thailand. He has been practising Ayurvedic Yoga Massage for ten years.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Level 1

AYM combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breathwork and yoga stretching. Similar to Thai massage, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is performed on a mat allowing for a full range of stretching. In addition; the deep tissue massage dissolves physical tension, while the assisted stretches and breath exercises realign the body and stimulate the natural flow of energy.

The deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles, releases tension and prepares the body of the receiver for assisted yoga stretching. Through synchronised breathwork, the receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted yoga postures that help correct postural imbalances and restore harmony to the body. In keeping with the tradition of Ayurveda, herbal oils and medicinal powders are utilized for their healing properties.
This course is perfect for beginners and professional massage therapists alike. If you are a professional massage therapist, this serves as a CEU and is endorsed by the CThA (Complementary Therapists Association).
In this training:
  • Students will learn how to perform a basic 90 minute AYM sequence
  • ¬∑ Each set of techniques will first be demonstrated in detail by the teacher
  • Students will work with partners to practice each technique
  • Students will receive lots of one to one attention from the teacher
  • Use of props
  • Therapist body mechanics and self care will be taught throughout
  • Functional anatomy, pathology, contraindications will be taught for each technique
  • Students will receive full AYM level 1 detailed photo manual
This unique comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy levels, and leaves the receiver with a profound sense of well being.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Level 2
On the Level Two Ayurvedic Yoga Massage course, you will learn more massage techniques, advanced stretches and ‘walking’ which will make your massage session more varied.When you are working with clients over a period of time, you will be able to offer more unique massage packages catering to their specific body issues.

Level Two gives you alternatives to help you open up restricted areas and work with postural problems. You learn more advanced yoga stretches to target those areas. Level Two also includes walking on the body – using a chair or stool, you balance your body weight and use your feet to massage the body in long strokes. This gives you the potential to use more pressure if needs be adjusting your body weight. As in level one, you will be learning to communicate with your client, using coordinated breathwork to assist the stretches.

In Level Two you reach certification standard approved by Complimentary Therapists Association UK. Naturally Level One is a pre-requisite.

  • Students will learn how about two hours worth of techniques and how to structure these into an hour or 90min session.
  • Each set of techniques will first be demonstrated in detail by the teacher
  • Students will work with partners to practice each technique
  • Students will receive lots of one to one attention from the teacher
  • Use of props
  • Therapist body mechanics and self care will be taught throughout
  • Functional anatomy, pathology, contraindications will be taught for each technique
  • Students will receive full AYM level 2 detailed photo manual
  • Students will receive Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Certificate
Course Costs
Price per course is ‚ā¨320 including 13.5% VAT
¬†Course cost for booking Level 1 & 2 together is ‚ā¨600 including¬†VAT.
Please contact us if you wish to enroll in both courses by emailing info@yogacorkireland.com or calling the centre at 021-4279696.

Summer Spain Retreat with Lalit 2015

Posted by on 20 Mar, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Immerse yourself in traditional practices with expert yoga teacher Yogacharya Lalit, founding Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley India. This retreat is designed to help practitioners of all levels to deepen their practice under Lalit’s guidance in the beautiful Sierra Nevada region.

It would be hard for me to capture in only a few lines what an amazing time I had on the retreat in Moraymar, Spain, simply put it has altered my thinking on how ‚Äėholidays‚Äô should be spent. From the moment I was greeted at the bus stop by Maeve and introduced to my fellow yogis I enjoyed 7 days of pure bliss. The location, accommodation, staff, weather and food was superb. The yoga, pranayama, chanting and meditation were brought to a place I had previously not experienced and succinctly delivered by Lalit. All levels were catered for and in a relaxed yet challenging way. The first morning I woke after the retreat I woke up with a smile on my face. 10/10. Enough said.¬† Tim, Cork.

For more Information and retreat booking please contact the Cork office on 021 427 9696 or info@yogacorkireland.com

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Meditation by Donation in aid of Cork Simon Community

Posted by on 21 Jan, 2015 in News | Comments Off

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Yoga for Everybody-January Special!!

Posted by on 5 Jan, 2015 in News | Comments Off

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