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FREE Masterclasses & Brand New Classes for 2024!

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We hope this email finds you in good health and high spirits! As we step into the new year, we’re excited to introduce an exciting lineup of BRAND NEW CLASSES at Himalaya Yoga Valley including FREE 90-Minute Members Masterclass every month and our FREE 90 Minute Sunday Soothe Classes for Members- our commitment to our community! We also have a host of other new classes to keep your yoga fresh.

Our Lead Teacher Lisa has been working hard behind the scenes with our team to curate and sequence a host of new classes for every level of practitioner at our studio

Read on to find out more :

South Mall: Gentle Strength Yoga

Join us in a journey of slow and steady self-discovery with our new class, designed to build strength gently and mindfully. This uniquely crafted session incorporates Hatha Yoga Asanas, pranayama, and relaxation for a perfect balance.
Suitable for all ages, including those with autoimmune diseases or recovering from injuries. Experience enhanced joint health, muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, and relaxation. Read this blog to learn more.
Classes every Wednesday from 10-11 AM at South Mall.

South Mall & Ballincollig Studio: Rise and Shine Flow

4 days a week you can now begin your mornings with purpose and energy! Join us for “Rise and Shine Flow,” in South Mall and Ballincollig  – the perfect way to kickstart a morning routine grounded in wellbeing. You can park up eaily and for free at this hour in both locations and build a sustainable morning routine with us.
What is the class like? Dynamic, awakening and grounding! Flow to enhanced resilience and better mobility with this revitalizing morning practice.
Here is the ‘Rise and Shine Flow’ schedule:
South Mall every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 AM
Ballincollig every Thursday and Friday at 6:30 AM

South Mall: Advance your Practice- Journey to Yantrasana

Want to advance your practice? Join “Advance Your Practice” with Senior Teacher Lisa! Over 4 weeks, we will be working on different advanced asanas each month, offering you a varied and enriching practice.

Here’s what January has in store for you:
Journey to Yantrasana – Experience a dynamic vinyasa flow during the first half, focusing on building strength and flexibility. In the second half, we’ll delve into the enchanting world of Yantrasana. Discover tips and techniques to approach and develop this invigorating pose, a perfect blend of hips, hamstrings, and shoulder opening.
Read this blog to learn more.
Classes every Tuesday at  6:30 PM at South Mall Studio.


South Mall: Core Strength Flow with Senior Teacher Lisa
Join us every Monday at 5:30 PM at South Mall Studio for a Core Strength class. Our Core Strength Flow offers essential benefits for your overall well-being, focusing on the crucial foundation of your body. Strengthening your core is not just about achieving a sculpted midsection; it’s about enhancing stability and strength for your daily activities.
By participating in this class, you’ll experience improved posture, reducing the risk of back pain and promoting a healthier spine. Additionally, the targeted exercises will contribute to better balance and coordination, supporting you in various everyday tasks. See you on the mat

South Mall & Ballincollig Studio: Sunday Soothe Masterclass

Nourish the nervous system and prepare for the week ahead with our new 90 minute “Sunday Soothe” starting January 14th at 3 PM. Led by the experienced restorative teacher Cassandra, this 90-minute retreat from the world alternates between South Mall and Ballincollig. Designed to help you find haven within, the class combines gentle yoga, meditation, and breathwork to release tension. Join for stress relief, mindful connection, and a supportive community. FREE for members, €20 for non-members.


South Mall & Ballincollig Studio: Bimonthly Members Masterclass

Our new masterclasses (FREE for members) are an opportunity for regular yoga students of all levels to find depth of practise in particular areas, focuses, themes, and modalities that a regular class may not have the time to afford exploration of. These classes are a great way for students to access more granular insights into specific areas whilst still enjoying the flow of a class. You can think of our masterclasses as a bridge between a regular class and a workshop.

We begin our series of masterclasses with our Ashtanga Half Primary Series masterclass starting January 20th! Led by senior teacher Lisa Fahy, this is unique opportunity for yogis of all levels to delve deep into the traditional indigenous system of Ashtanga yoga.
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, these masterclasses are designed to meet you at your current level while encouraging growth and exploration.
Read this blog to learn more.
Start Date: January 20th
Time: Every Sunday at 2 PM
Instructor:Lisa Fahy
Locations:South Mall & Ballincollig (alternating every 2 weeks)
Price: FREE for members, €20 for non-members.

We would like to wish each and every one of our community a very Happy New Year and thank you for being part of our collective. We have some very exciting workshops and events coming up in 2024, and you can keep an eye out in your inbox for these!

Do you have any questions about our yoga classes, or would you like to offer us any feedback that will help shape your studio? Just reply to this email or jump on a chat with us!

Happy New Year!

Yours in Yoga,
Team Himalaya

Let’s Go! Getting the most out of your membership

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We are so thrilled that you have decided to join us at Himalaya Yoga Valley! For over 12 years we have been sharing yoga with our community in Cork, and we are honored to welcome you through our doors.

We wanted to help you get the most from your first month with us- read on to find out how to reach new limits with your unlimited membership! Now is the perfect time to join our thriving community of members who are enjoying better sleep, improved mobility, and physical strength as well as more mental resilience through the powerful practise of yoga. The beauty of your Hybrid Membership is how incredibly flexible it is!

You can practise anytime, anywhere with our most popular pass and you never have to miss a class. Stuck in traffic? No worries! Roll out your mat and catch a class from home. Want to get some hands-on, in-person yoga time? Join us in the City or Ballincollig 7 days a week from early morning until the evening.

Here’s a reminder of what your membership includes:

  • 200+ in-person classes monthly in our beautiful studios in Cork City and Ballincollig
  • 120+ live and interactive online classes on Ireland’s largest platform
  • Full access to our On-Demand features
  • Free Monthly Members Masterclasses
  • Easy ‘cancel anytime’ option

Now, let’s do some yoga! Sometimes it takes a while to get to know which classes suit you, which teachers you work best with, and what times suit you- with your Unlimited Hybrid Membership you can book any class, any time, in any studio!

Starting or returning to yoga? Try these classes:Beginners Yoga
Mixed Level
Gentle Glow
Restorative Yoga
Rise and Shine Flow

Already Practising? Try these classes:Progress Your Practise (This month is: “Journey to Yatrasana” with Lisa!)
Intermediate Classes
Dynamic Flow
Rise and Shine

Yin or Restorative (slow down the pace to reap the rewards!)Remember, as a member, you also get access to our wonderful 90 minutes Sunday Soothe Sessions in both studios and our exclusive Members Masterclasses each month- valued at €40, totally FREE for you!

Of course, you can try any of our classes that appeal to you- you will always be greeted with a smile, warmth, and friendliness and our expert team can help you modify and enhance your practise so you get the most from your classes! We foster and promote a non competitive environment and at Himalaya Yoga Valley you will see every type of person in our classes. We are so proud of this and can’t wait to welcome you too!

Ready to get started?
Click here to check our class schedule and book your sessions.

Discover the Power of Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive Yoga Classes

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Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Are you struggling with anxiety and finding it difficult to relax? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to experience stress and anxiety on a regular basis. The good news is that yoga can help!

At Midleton, Ballincollig Yoga Studios, and in Alaya Yoga Online we offer Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive yoga classes that are specifically designed to benefit the nervous system and alleviate anxiety and cortisol levels in the body. These classes are ideal for anyone who is looking to reduce stress, calm their mind, and improve their overall well-being.

Gentle Glow is a gentle, slow-paced class that is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to take it easy. This class focuses on gentle stretches and movements that help to release tension in the body, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day of work and soothe the nervous system.

Restore and Revive is a restorative class that is designed to help students develop strength and flexibility while reducing stress and anxiety. This class combines gentle movements with longer holds and meditation, providing a full-body workout that also benefits the mind. By incorporating deep breaths and meditation, students learn to let go of their thoughts and emotions, which has a positive impact on their overall mental and emotional health.

So, how do these classes benefit the nervous system, alleviate anxiety, and lower cortisol levels in the body? When we experience stress, our body releases cortisol, a hormone that prepares us for the “fight or flight” response. This response can be useful in certain situations, but when we experience chronic stress, our cortisol levels remain high, which can lead to a range of health problems, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Yoga, and in particular Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive classes, can help to reduce cortisol levels in the body. When we practice yoga, we activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “rest and digest” response. This response helps to counteract the effects of cortisol, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

In addition to reducing cortisol levels, yoga can also help to increase GABA levels in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate anxiety and promote feelings of calm and relaxation. By increasing your GABA levels, yoga can help to alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of well-being.

So, if you’re looking to reduce stress, calm your mind, and improve your overall well-being, consider trying Gentle Glow or Restore and Revive yoga classes at our local and online Yoga studios. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a practice that is tailored to your needs, helping you to release tension, find inner peace, and restore balance to your body and mind. Come and join us on the mat – your nervous system will thank you!

Alaya Yoga Online Restore and Revive Mondays 8 pm and Tuesdays 7:15 pm

Alaya Yoga Online Gentle Glow Sundays 11:15 am

Ballincollig Yoga Studio Restore and Revive Mondays 8 pm

Ballincollig Yoga Studio Gentle Glow Sundays 11:30 am and Mondays 10 am

Midleton Yoga Studio Restore and Revive Fridays 7:45 pm Midleton Yoga Studio Gentle Glow Tuesdays 7:45 pm, Wednesdays 9:30 am, Fridays 11 am, and Sundays 11:15 am