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Yoga in the Park Launch Details

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Yoga in the Park Returns to Cork!

Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre are delighted to announce the return of one of Cork’s most popular outdoor weekly events. Yoga in The Park for Cork Simon Community kicks off again on Saturday 2nd June 2018 in 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. Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork will host this weekly donation yoga class every Saturday morning from 10:00am-11.15am in front of the bandstand. Last year, each weekly class saw up to 250 people join the Himalaya Yoga Valley team for Yoga in the Park and this year they hope to make it an even greater success!

Cork Simon’s Director, Dermot Kavanagh, said the backing of the wider community is crucial in tackling the ongoing housing and homeless crisis. He said, “Himalaya Yoga Valley – and everyone who attends Yoga in the Park are very much playing their part. For that, we’re very grateful.”

Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre are also excited to announce the details of Yoga in the Park at Ballincollig Regional Park which will also commence on Saturday June 2nd at 10.15am. This will be in aid of Pieta House who provide therapy services for suicide and self-harm in Ireland.

“We love to see the community come together in Fitzgerald’s Park for Yoga in the Park- it is such a beautiful space in nature right in our city. To see over 200 people from all walks of life, ages, fitness abilities and entire families practicing yoga together every week for Cork Simon really is something special. We are so grateful to our team, members of our community and Cork City Council for making it such a great success. We are also delighted to announce that Yoga in the Park will also be held every Saturday at 10.15am in Ballincollig Regional Park in aid of Pieta House! We encourage everybody to join us each Saturday of the summer months in either park to help raise much needed funds for these organisations whilst looking after their mind and body with yoga! All ages and abilities are welcome.” Marion Courtney Business Manager Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

To take part in Yoga in the Park all you need to bring along is your yoga mat, donation, water and sunscreen. We recommend that you book your place through our website on the class schedule page or on the Mind Body App however there will be plenty of room so you can just join us on the day. We advise people to walk or use public transport if possible as parking is limited in and around both parks. The Cork County Council have advised people who are driving to Ballincollig Regional Park to use the allotments car park which is no 14 on this link Ballincollig Regional Park Map and the class will take place in the green area beside the playground which is no 10 on the map.

#RunYogisRun take on the Cork City Marathon

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Introducing team #runyogisrun for this year’s Cork City Marathon!

We are so excited to have a relay team running this year in aid of Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm – a charity that does really important work. We will have a fundraising collection bucket in reception in Penrose Wharf and in Ballincollig – we’d love your support! Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for more running related tips from our dream team of Sonya, Emer, Marion and Mary over the coming weeks. Be sure to join us for our runners themed New Beginnings Level 2 class which will be held every Tuesday evening in Ballincollig with Jim at 6.15pm and with Emer in Penrose Wharf at 8pm.

The Return of Yoga in the Park

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Yoga in the Park Launch Date Announced

Yoga in the Park returns for another year and we look forward to stretching our heart for Simon again this year and raising even more funds for this incredible charity. We will launch Yoga in the Park at Fitzgerald’s Park on Saturday June 2nd at 10am and the outdoor yoga class will run every Saturday morning up until Saturday September 8th. All you have to bring along is your yoga mat, water, sunscreen and most importantly your donation to the Cork Simon Community (minimum of €5). This class is open to everybody and we hope to see lots of new faces there this year! So come join us on Saturday June 2nd for a fun morning out! Register your place on the class schedule section of our website or the Mind Body App. See you on the mat:)

Sign up for Lalit’s Asana Intensive Weekend

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Asana Intensive Weekend with Lalit-June 8th-June 10th

Deepen and expand your practice under the guidance of Yogacharya Lalit. Each day of this retreat will see students practicing the full Ashtanga primary series in the morning with focus on opening a specific area of the body in the afternoon class.

All levels are encouraged to attend & whilst this is an advanced immersion it is open to those with a steady existing practice or those who are currently teaching.

Full Weekend Program Cost: €200*
Please note that Lalit’s workshops fill quickly and spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Detox January with our Super Sonic Liver Tonic Workshop

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lisa workshopDetox January with our Super Sonic Liver Tonic Workshop

The Liver is amazing! It’s the only organ that can regenerate itself after damage. And as this is a time of year to restore and rejuvenate why not pay our livers some well deserved respect!
With pranayama and sun salutations we’ll get the blood flowing, followed by specific poses to massage and tone the liver. We’ll go on a journey of deep forward folds, twists and backbends. We’ll work hard, just like our livers do and cool down with some relaxing yoga nidra to finish.
This workshop is for everyone with beginners to advanced options offered throughout.
Workshop Cost: €25


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Come join us this Friday for ‘Feel Good Friday’. Feel good Friday is hosted by the Cork Business Association, Cork Chamber, Cork City Council and city centre businesses.Businesses come together to create a fun day around the streets of Cork.There is a festival-like atmosphere in the Cork City centre with live music, free finger food, special offers, competitions, workshops, and lots of fun.

This month for Feel Good Friday we are hosting a Happy Hour Class with Yogita which takes place from 4pm-5pm at our yoga centre situated at 34 Penrose Wharf, Cork City. The class will include  meditation and breathing exercises (praynama) followed by a yoga class and healthy goodies. Book your class at or by emailing your details to

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Backbending Workshops with Lalit

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Level 1 & Level 2-3 with Lalit


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. Workshops include chanting, pranayama and plenty of interesting backbends! Lalit will assist students who are open to receiving adjustments into deeper poses.

Backbending Workshop Level 1
This workshop is open to beginners and improvers.
Sunday 21st May 2017
Time: 10am-12pm

Backbending Workshop Level 2-3
This workshop is open to intermediate and advanced practitioners.
Sunday 21st May 2017
Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost Per Workshop: €25*

Please note that Lalit’s workshops fill quickly and spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Payment essential to reserve a space for these workshops.  *Workshop fees are transferable and non-refundable.

Please book online, the MindBody app, email: or call 021 427 9696.

Cork SportsAbility Day 2016

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Senior Teacher Lisa Fahy and Business Manager Anne Marie Ruby with Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Senior Teacher Lisa Fahy and Business Manager Anne Marie Ruby with Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
photo: Michael English

It was a true privilege to participate in Cork SportsAbility Day 2016 on 9 April at the Mardyke Arena UCC.  Hosted by the Cork SportsAbility Forum and Cork Sports Partnership, this annual event promotes sport and inclusion for people of all abilities.   Over 450 people were in attendance.


Yoga Retreat with Lalit in Spain 2016

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10th-16th June, 2016

Immerse yourself in traditional practices in Spain with expert yoga teacher Lalit Kumar.  A retreat to help practitioners of all levels to deepen their practice under Lalit’s guidance. Daily classes will be Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga Primary Series yoga.

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7.00am: Chanting Pranayama Meditation
7.45am: Tea & Fruit
8.00am: Yoga – Full Primary Series
10.00am: Breakfast
1.00pm: Lunch
4.00pm: Yoga – Mixed Level Flow



Bedroom1 - CopyAccommodation and facilities
Shared accommodation is on site at the retreat centre and is perfectly appointed for relaxing and practicing yoga. The retreat centre has a plunge pool and delicious cuisine.


695.00 Euro – includes 6 nights’ shared accommodation, half board of two meals per day and yoga classes. Flights are not included.

795.00 Euro – includes 6 nights’ single accommodation, half board of two meals per day and yoga classes. Flights are not included

Booking: Email

Yoga Workshop in Cashel with Yogacharya Lalit!

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Yoga Workshop in Cashel with Yogacharya Lalit


Sunday 14th July-Spafield Resource Centre, Old Road, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Workshops No. 1-Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga(11am-1pm)

Lalit will explain what yoga is all about in simple language. You will learn basic pranayama, yoga postures and their health benefits under Lalit’s expert guidance.

Followed by light lunch and refreshments

€40 per person and includes lunch


Workshop No. 2-Sun Salutations(2.30-4.30pm)

Lalit deconstructs Sun Salutation postures. He will bring attention to the finer details of alignment. Students will practice under Lalit’s supervision, receiving adjustments if necessary.

Followed by tea and scones.

€40 per person and includes afternoon tea

***Discount of €70  for both workshops***

Places strictly limited-pre-booking is essential

To book a place contact:

Ruth Barry 089-4208581 or Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre 0214279696