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Masterclasses and Workshops this Month!

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Each month we bring our community of yoga members FREE masterclasses as a way to help you dive deeper into your practise with some more time, attention to detail, space for questions and distilled information around particular themes and yoga methods. These free masterclasses are our way of meeting your commitment- with our commitment! We want to show up for our members!

We also host regular workshops that our members can attend (at a discounted rate!) where you can find even more space for exploring theory and methodology- We’re thrilled to bring you two special events this month, designed to deepen your practice and enhance your well-being.


Our Iyengar Yoga Masterclass is back by popular demand! Led by our certified instructor Edina, this session focuses on precision and alignment using props to enhance posture accessibility and depth. This class is an excellent opportunity for yogis of all levels to refine their technique and gain insights into the structured approach of Iyengar Yoga.

What to Expect:

Precise guidance on posture alignment
Usage of yoga props to support and deepen your practise
Enhanced physical flexibility and mental clarity

Masterclass Details:

️Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: South Mall Studio
FREE for members, €20 for non-members


Immerse yourself in our Breathwork Journey Workshop, where you can explore the profound capabilities of breathwork. Cassandra will guide you through a combination of breath techniques with gentle movement, sound, and touch to create a deeply healing and expansive experience.

Breath of Life offers you a unique opportunity to dive deep into your subconscious, tapping into the power of your being and experiencing the miracle of life through your breath. Whether you are new to breathwork or a seasoned practitioner, this event will leave you feeling rejuvenated and deeply connected to your inner self.

What to Bring:

Eye covering
Small pillow
Water bottle
Journal (optional)
Wear comfortable clothes

Workshop Details:

D️ate: Sunday, April 28th
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: South Mall Studio
€30 for members, €40 for non-members

Please note, this event is suitable for everyone except pregnant individuals or those who have recently undergone heart surgery or experienced cardiovascular events.


We look forward to welcoming you into our studios for these classes and workshops- if you have any suggestions for specific themes you would like to see for our special events, please let us know! We want to shape the schedule around our clients.

See you on the mat!

Yours in Yoga,
The Team at Himalaya Yoga Valley

Introducing the Latest Yoga Class Themes for April 2024!

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Hey there, wonderful yoga enthusiasts! ‍‍

Are you feeling the excitement building up? Because we sure are! We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome you to join us in April at Himalaya Yoga Valley for an incredible journey that will take your yoga practice to new heights! Get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure where every class is not just a workout, but a profound exploration of self-discovery and inner bliss.

Here’s a sneak peek into the extraordinary themes we have meticulously lined up for you in the upcoming month:

Why Choose Us?

Expertise and Experience: At Himalaya Yoga Valley, we boast a team of highly experienced and certified yoga instructors who are passionate about guiding you on your journey to wellness. With years of expertise under our belt, you can trust us to provide top-notch instruction tailored to your individual needs.

Holistic Approach: We believe in the holistic benefits of yoga, not just for the body, but also for the mind and spirit. Our classes are designed to nurture every aspect of your being, helping you achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace.

Welcoming Community: When you step into our studio, you’re not just joining a yoga class – you’re becoming part of a warm and welcoming community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for yoga and self-care.

Variety of Classes: With our diverse range of themed classes, there’s always something new and exciting to explore at Himalaya Yoga Valley. Whether you’re looking to energize your body with a dynamic flow class or unwind with a soothing Yoga Nidra session, we’ve got you covered.

Safe and Supportive Environment: Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our studio provides a clean, peaceful, and supportive environment where you can practice yoga with confidence and peace of mind.


Absolutely! Our classes are designed to accommodate practitioners of all levels, including beginners. Our instructors will provide modifications and adjustments as needed to ensure everyone feels comfortable and supported.

The frequency of your yoga practice depends on your individual goals and schedule. We recommend starting with 2-3 classes per week to experience the benefits of yoga consistently.

It’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise regimen, including yoga. Once you have clearance, please inform your instructor about any injuries or medical conditions so they can provide appropriate modifications and ensure your safety during class.

Do you have any themes you’d love to see in our studio? Let us know —we’re here to tailor our offerings to your preferences.

Join us on this enriching journey of self-exploration and renewal. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting, there’s something for everyone at Himalaya Yoga Valley.

Let’s make April a month of growth, mindfulness, and blissful yoga experiences together! See you on the mat!

With love and light,

Himalaya Yoga Valley Team

Unveiling 4 Yoga Myths That Stall Your Yoga Start

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Embarking on a yoga journey can be both exhilarating and intimidating, especially for beginners. Yet, amid the excitement of exploring this ancient practice, many individuals are held back by common myths that circulate about yoga. Let’s debunk these misconceptions and uncover the truth behind why yoga is accessible and beneficial for everyone, especially those just starting out.

Myth 1: “Yoga is only for the flexible.”

Truth: Yoga is for Every Body.

One of the most pervasive myths about yoga is that you need to be flexible to practice it. In reality, yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes, and flexibility levels. The beauty of yoga lies in its ability to meet you wherever you are on your journey. Through consistent practice, you’ll gradually increase flexibility, strength, and balance, regardless of your starting point.

Myth 2: “I’m too old (or young) for yoga.”

Truth: Yoga is Ageless.

Yoga knows no age limits. Whether you’re a teenager or a senior citizen, there’s a yoga practice tailored to meet your needs. From gentle chair yoga for seniors to playful kids’ yoga classes, the benefits of yoga are accessible to individuals of all ages. Embrace the opportunity to connect mind, body, and spirit, regardless of your age.

Myth 3: “Yoga is too spiritual for me.”

Truth: Yoga is Personal.

While yoga does have spiritual roots, it’s important to understand that the practice is highly personal and adaptable to individual beliefs and preferences. You can engage with yoga purely on a physical level, focusing on the postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama) to improve strength and flexibility. If you’re open to exploring the spiritual aspects, there are opportunities to delve deeper into meditation, mindfulness, and self-reflection. Ultimately, yoga offers a spectrum of experiences, allowing you to tailor your practice to align with your unique journey.

Myth 4: “I don’t have time for yoga.”

Truth: Yoga is Time Well Spent.

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for self-care can feel like a challenge. However, integrating even a few minutes of yoga into your daily routine can have profound benefits for your overall well-being. Whether it’s a brief morning stretch session, a midday yoga break at your desk, or a relaxing bedtime flow, carving out time for yoga is an investment in yourself. You’ll likely find that the mental clarity and physical rejuvenation gained from your practice extend far beyond the time spent on the mat.

Begin Your Yoga Journey with Himalaya Yoga Valley

As you embark on your yoga journey as a beginner, remember that you’re not alone in facing these common myths. Whether you’re seeking improved flexibility, stress relief, or simply a sense of connection with yourself, Himalaya Yoga Valley is here to help. Our 6-week Beginners Yoga Fundamental course is the perfect starting point into the world of yoga.

Structured Introduction to Yoga Practice

Our Beginners Yoga Fundamental course offers a structured and steady-paced introduction to the basics of yoga. Led by experienced instructors, this course consists of six comprehensive classes designed to build your understanding and confidence in yoga practice. Whether you’re looking for yoga in Cork city & Ballincollig or interested in yoga classes in Cork, our program caters to beginners and aims to provide a solid foundation for your yoga journey.

Course Details:

Location: South Mall Studio
Start Date: March 2nd, 2024
Time: Every Saturday at 12:45 PM
Instructor: Shauna

Claim your 10% discount now on this course by clicking here

Location: Ballincollig Studio
Start Date: March 4th, 2024
Time: Every Monday at 18:45
Instructor: Mary

What Awaits You in Class:

Discover Yoga Basics: Learn foundational poses, breathing techniques, and alignment principles to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

Cultivate Mindfulness: Develop mindfulness skills through guided meditation and relaxation practices, enhancing self-awareness and inner peace.

Receive Personalized Guidance: Benefit from individualized attention and adjustments from our experienced instructors, ensuring safe and effective practice.

Why Choose Our Course:

Structured Curriculum: Follow a carefully curated curriculum for a comprehensive learning experience.

Expert Instructors: Receive guidance from dedicated instructors Shaunna and Mary, who are passionate about empowering beginners.

Ready to Begin? Reserve Your Spot Today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your yoga journey with us! Secure your spot now at our South Mall or Ballincollig studios by clicking the links below:

Yoga Course
6 weeks course
March 4th, 2024

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City Centre
6 weeks course
March 16th, 2024

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Get a 10% discount. Use code: SMBEGINNER10

Interested in our students’ experiences? Watch our testimonial video and embark on your transformative journey.

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Missed a Class? No Problem!

We understand that life can sometimes get in the way. If you miss any of the classes in the series, kindly reach out to us at, and we’ll ensure you receive credit for the missed class.

Join us as we roll out the mat and embark on this enriching journey together. We can’t wait to welcome you to the world of yoga!

New Workshop – South Mall: Hips 4 Ways with Lisa Fahy

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Unlock Your Hip Mobility with Our Special Workshop

Do you often find yourself battling stiffness in your hips? You’re not alone. The hips are a central hub of movement for our bodies, integral not only in our yoga practice but also in our day-to-day activities. When our hips are tight, it can lead to a series of related discomforts, including back pain and restricted movement, affecting our overall quality of life.

But there’s good news! We’re excited to introduce the “Hips 4 Ways” workshop, a comprehensive session designed to enhance your hip mobility and stability. Under the expert guidance of Lisa Fahy, our senior yoga teacher, this workshop will be an enlightening journey into the mechanics of your body.

Why Focus on Hip Mobility?

Hip mobility is essential for a range of activities—from walking and running to sitting and standing. Tight hips can lead to misalignment and discomfort in various parts of the body, including the lower back and knees. By improving hip flexibility and strength, you can enjoy smoother movement, better alignment, and reduced pain.

About the Workshop:

In the “Hips 4 Ways” workshop, we will:

  • Explore essential muscle groups influencing hip mobility.
  • Learn safe and effective techniques to enhance hip flexibility and strength.
  • Discover practices that integrate balance and support both your yoga and everyday movements.

This workshop is more than just stretching; it’s about creating harmony and balance in your body, empowering you to move freely and with ease.

Event Details:

Workshop: Hips 4 Ways with Lisa Fahy

Date: March 9th, 2024

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: South Mall Studio

Price: €25 for members and pass holders, €35 for non-members.

Whether you’re new to yoga or looking to deepen your practice, this workshop is tailored for all levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your hip mobility and enhance your overall well-being.

Spaces are limited to ensure personalised attention, so we encourage you to book your spot early. Join us for this transformative experience and unlock a new level of freedom and mobility in your hips.

Book your Spot Now

See you at the workshop!

Unveil New Yoga Class Themes for March 2024!

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Step into the vibrancy of March with our latest yoga class themes, carefully curated to uplift your spirit and rejuvenate your practice. As we transition into spring, it’s the perfect time to refresh our practise and embrace the spirit of renewal. Across our studios and online, we’re excited to introduce a captivating lineup of yoga class themes for March, designed to invigorate your body, calm your mind, and uplift your spirit.

Here at Himalaya Yoga Valley, we understand the challenges of maintaining a consistent practice, especially when motivation seems to wane. That’s why we always keep it fresh with new themes every month!
We’re reaching out to encourage you to take a moment for yourself and return to your yoga practise or reawaken your passion for the practise with our exciting line up of new classes this March! 

Spring into March with Renewed Energy and focus on your practise

Explore the Following Themes This Month:

These themes will be available exclusively throughout the month of March, so be sure not to miss out on this opportunity to dive a little deeper into key areas of practise with our expert team.
Need a reason to keep practising or get back on your mat? Here are a few!: 

  • Enhance Your Physical Well-being: From increased flexibility and strength to improved posture and balance, regular yoga practice offers a myriad of physical benefits that will leave you feeling stronger, healthier, and more energized.
  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety: In today’s hectic world, stress and anxiety are all too common. Yoga provides a powerful antidote, helping to quiet the mind, release tension, and cultivate a sense of inner peace and tranquility.
  • Boost Your Mood: The endorphins released during yoga practice can elevate your mood and leave you feeling uplifted and rejuvenated, ready to tackle whatever life throws your way.
  • Connect with a Supportive Community: Joining a yoga class not only provides you with expert guidance and instruction but also connects you with a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your commitment to health and well-being.

Don’t let another day go by without prioritizing your self-care. Take the first step towards a happier, healthier you by recommitting to your yoga practice today. We can’t wait to welcome you in South Mall, Ballincollig or Online- remember our first class is free for new or returning members 

Do you have any themes you’d love to see in our studio? Let us know via chat—we’re here to tailor our offerings to your preferences.

New yoga class themes for February!

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Experience transformative yoga practices designed to open your heart, enrich your mind, and strengthen your body. Join us on the mat for a fresh start and renewed energy. New month, new goals – let’s elevate together!

Here is the full list of themed classes for our studio this month:

See you on the mat to explore these themes yogis!These themes will be there only for February. So do not miss them.

We hope these new theme classes will help you focus on different parts of your body.

Do you have any themes you would like to see in our studio? Let us know on the chat!

Spring Intentions Retreat Workshop in Ballincollig

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Embrace Spring Renewal: An Afternoon Retreat for Mind and Body

As the cold winter days give way to the gentle warmth of spring, it’s the perfect time to embrace renewal, fresh starts, and growth. And what better way to welcome the blossoming season than with an afternoon retreat designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul?

Spring Symbolism: Planting Seeds of Intention

Spring is symbolic of new beginnings, making it an ideal time to sow the seeds of intention for the year ahead. Our afternoon retreat aims to guide you through this process, providing a sanctuary for self-reflection and growth.

Guided Meditation with Shauna Rose

The retreat kicks off with a manifestation meditation led by the serene Shauna Rose. Allow her gentle guidance to anchor you in the present moment as you set your spring intentions, your personal “san kalpa” for the coming months.

Energize with Yoga and Boost Immunity with Pranayama

Following the meditation, immerse yourself in an invigorating hour-long yoga practice aimed at creating space in both your body and mind. A short break sets the stage for a pranayama session, designed to boost immunity, balance the nervous system, and promote a sense of calm.

Blissful Blend: Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Bath

As the retreat unfolds, dive into a blissful blend of restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra, and the therapeutic sounds of a soothing sound bath. Let the gentle vibrations wash away stress, leaving you in a state of deep relaxation and harmonious balance.

Tea, Snacks, and Connection

After these transformative practices, unwind with a cup of herbal tea and light snacks. This moment provides the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded souls on the retreat, fostering a sense of community and shared experience.

Retreat Schedule:-
– 2:00 pm: Welcome + Manifestation Meditation
– 2:30 pm: Energizing Yoga practice – creating space in the body & mind
– 3:30 pm: Short Break
– 3:45 pm: Pranayama Session
– 4:00 pm: Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath
– 4:45 pm: Tea, snacks, and time to chat

What to Bring:

– A mug for tea
– Water
– Journal and pen for reflections (optional)

Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation. Embrace the season of growth and renewal with open hearts and refreshed spirits.

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Exclusive Perks for Himalaya Yoga Valley Unlimited Members!

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Being a part of Himalaya Yoga Valley comes with a treasure trove of exclusive benefits designed to reward our beloved community of clients who are committed to their practise and our studio through an unlimited membership

Priority Access to All Classes: As a valued member, you enjoy the privilege of booking your spot in our classes with greater access- a tier of classes is held and released to our members first. This means fewer waitlists and seamless access to our busiest sessions for our most committed members who want to get the very most out of their practise!

Free Monthly Members Masterclasses: Immerse yourself in the art of yoga with our complimentary monthly masterclasses (valued at €20). It’s our way of adding an extra layer of enrichment to your practice.

Save 15-25% on Workshops: Delve deeper into your practice with our specially curated workshops at a members-only reduced rate. Expand your knowledge and refine your skills with these exclusive learning opportunities.

Yoga Retreat Discounts in Spain and Goa: We know you love yoga and may wish to go beyond the studio walls! Our membership opens the door to rejuvenating escapes at our centers in Spain and Goa. Enjoy exclusive discounts on transformative yoga retreats, making your wellness journey even more rewarding and immersive.

1 Month Free for Every Year Membership: Your commitment deserves recognition! For every year of membership, we express our gratitude by gifting you one extra month absolutely free. It’s our way of saying thank you for being an integral part of our community.

Thank you for being part of our community- you are so valued!

On a pass or dropping in? Become a Himalaya Yoga Valley member today and unlock a world of rewards, priority access, and exclusive perks that enhance your yoga practice like never before!
Our memberships are the most affordable way to access over 200 classes per month in Cork with a team of excellent teachers!

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New Workshop – South Mall : Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor

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We have a new workshop titled “Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor” scheduled for Sunday, January 28th, from 3 pm to 5 pm at the South Mall. Led by the experienced instructor Madeleine Scaramuzzo Jones, CAT, ATC, RYT 200, PES, this workshop is designed to provide valuable insights into the anatomical structures of the core and pelvic floor.

Date: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Location: South Mall
Price: €25 for members and pass holders, €35 for drop-ins
Teacher: Madeleine Scaramuzzo Jones, CAT, ATC, RYT 200, PES

In the Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor Workshop, participants will learn:
– Anatomical structures of the core and pelvic floor
– The role of the core and pelvic floor in breathing
– How to connect with your bandhas and engage the core and pelvic floor in asanas
– Strengthening and stretching techniques for safe engagement and relaxation of the musculature
– Breathing techniques (pranayamas) to promote engagement and relaxation of the musculature

The Healthy Core & Pelvic Floor Workshop aims to teach techniques that help:
– Reduce low back and pelvic pain
– Achieve comfort in sitting, standing, lying, and transitional movements, both in yoga and daily activities
– Improve postural stability
– Promote better pelvic floor function (improved digestion and emptying, reduced leakage)
– Improve breathing patterns

This workshop addresses weak core musculature and pelvic floor dysfunction, making it ideal for those who experience:
– Low back pain
– Pelvic pain
– Pain with prolonged sitting, standing, lying, or transitional movements
– Constipation
– Incontinence
– Poor balance
– Dysfunctional breathing

The workshop is open to everyone. Click here to book your place.

New Class – South Mall : Core Strength Flow with Senior Teacher Lisa

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We have another new class – Core Strength Flow, led by senior teacher, Lisa. Join us every Monday at 5:30 pm at the South Mall Studio for a session that promises to redefine your fitness experience.

Your core muscles are the powerhouse of your body, providing stability, balance, and strength for everyday activities. Core Strength Flow is meticulously designed to target and strengthen these essential muscles, fostering overall body resilience and vitality. Under the guidance of Lisa, a senior teacher with a wealth of experience, you’ll explore a unique blend of exercises that challenge and uplift your core strength.

Benefits of Core Strength Flow:

1. Improved Posture: Strengthening your core muscles enhances your posture, reducing the risk of back pain and promoting overall spinal health.

2. Enhanced Stability and Balance: Core Strength Flow focuses on stabilizing muscles, fostering better balance and coordination in your daily activities.

3. Increased Flexibility: The dynamic movements in the class contribute to improved flexibility, making it an excellent complement to other forms of exercise.

Join us Every Monday at 5:30 pm in South Mall Studio. Click here to book the class.

Monthly Masterclasses Various Themes- 90 Mins

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Welcome to a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment through our bi-monthly masterclasses, where movement, mindfulness, and community converge to create a space for yogis of all levels. We invite you to dive deep into the Ashtanga Half Primary Series, a traditional indigenous system that challenges you to find your inner power.

– Start Date: January 20th
– Time: Saturday. 1st session -2.30 PM and the rest are at 3 PM
– Instructor:Lisa Fahy
– Locations:South Mall & Ballincollig (Alternating every month)
– Price: FREE for members, €20 for non-members

Ashtanga Half Primary Series:
Our inaugural masterclass series kicks off with an exploration of the Ashtanga Half Primary Series, led by our senior teacher, Lisa Fahy. This traditional indigenous system delves into the depths of yoga practice, challenging participants to connect with their inner power. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, this masterclass is designed to meet you at your current level while encouraging growth and exploration. A masterclass is not just another yoga session; it’s an opportunity for regular students to deepen their practice in specific areas, themes, and modalities that may not be fully explored in a regular class. Think of it as a bridge between a typical class and a workshop, providing a unique space for more granular insights while maintaining the flow of a traditional yoga class.

Benefits of Masterclasses:
1. In-Depth Exploration: Masterclasses allow you to delve into specific aspects of yoga practice, offering a more profound understanding and experience.

2. Focused Themes: Each masterclass is centered around a particular theme, providing a focused and intentional practice that enhances your overall yoga journey.

3. Accessible for All Levels: Whether you’re a newcomer or an experienced yogi, our masterclasses are tailored to meet you where you are on your yoga journey.

How to Join:
If you’re already a member, these masterclasses are a complimentary benefit for you. For non-members, the price is a mere €20 per session. Register in advance to secure your spot.

See you on the mat! Click here to book your masterclass.

New Class – Sunday Soothe 90-Minute Class

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In the midst of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding moments of peace and relaxation becomes essential. Imagine a Sunday afternoon where you can unwind, reset, and prepare yourself for the upcoming week. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new class, “Sunday Soothe- 90 Mins,” designed to provide you with the perfect sanctuary to close your week with tranquility and comfort.


Starting on January 14th, and occurring every Sunday at 3 PM, our Sunday Soothe class is a 90-minute retreat led by  Cassandra. The class location alternates between South Mall and Ballincollig.


The Sunday Soothe class aims to create a serene environment where you can escape the stresses of the week and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Cassandra, our expert instructor, brings a wealth of experience and a soothing energy to guide you through a journey of relaxation and mindfulness.

What to Expect:

The 90-minute class is thoughtfully curated to help you wind down and reset. The session includes a combination of gentle yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises tailored to release tension and promote a sense of inner peace. Cassandra’s calming presence and carefully crafted sequences will guide you through a journey of self-discovery and mindfulness.

Why Join:

1. Stress Relief: Our Sunday Soothe class is designed to be a sanctuary where you can leave stress behind and immerse yourself in tranquility.

2. Mindful Connection:Cassandra’s guidance will help you connect with your breath, body, and mind, fostering a sense of mindfulness that can positively impact your week ahead.

3. Community Support:Joining the Sunday Soothe class introduces you to a community of like-minded individuals who value self-care and well-being.

Starts: January 14th
When: Every Sunday at 3 PM
With: Cassandra
Where: South Mall & Ballincollig alternating

As we usher in the new year, make a commitment to prioritize your well-being. Join us for the Sunday Soothe-90 Mins class starting January 14th at 3 PM and experience the profound benefits of dedicating time to yourself each week.

See you on the mat!

Click here to know more!