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Yoga as a Life Practice Workshop Series with Tashi Dawa

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Join expert practitioner and Level 2 Authorized KPJAYI teacher Tashi Dawa for her much anticipated return to Himalaya Yoga Valley!

Tashi is a KPJAYI Authorised level 2 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher whose objective is to lead each student to develop and adore their yoga as a self-practice.Currently she teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for beginners and Embodied Mindfulness on some of the most successful yoga retreats in Europe. She is the resident yoga teacher at the highly celebrated Kaliyoga Retreats in Italy and a regular guest teacher at the acclaimed Vale de Moses retreat in Portugal and the stunning Kadermo Retreat in Finland. Tashi is a featured teacher online at Ekhart Yoga.

Workshops will take place in our Penrose Wharf Centre Friday October 26th-Saturday October 27th. Please see below details:

“Yoga as a Life Practice” with Tashi Dawa
Finding Home Base
Open to all levels
Friday, 26th October

“Yoga as a Life Practice” with Tashi Dawa
Finding Sukha as Mobility
Open to all levels
Saturday, 27th October

“Yoga as a Life Practice” with Tashi Dawa Finding Sthira as Stability
Suitable for Improvers (Level 2)
Saturday, 27th October

Please note that 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 at, the MindBody app, email: or call 021 427 9696.

Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2018 Win!

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Our team members Anca Erena and Hazel O’Sullivan (pictured) were both absolutely thrilled to accept our award for the Best Use of Digital Marketing for the Greater Good Award at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards which took place in the Rochestown Park Hotel last Friday Night (September 28th) .This is our second year in a row as winners for our efforts with Yoga in the Park Cork and we would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who rolled out a mat over the summer, teachers and students. This is your win too! Go Team Himalaya!

Yoga for a Healthy Mind at Cork City Hall for World Mental Health Day

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Himalaya Yoga Valley in partnership with the Cork City Council will be hosting ‘Yoga for a Healthy Mind’ on the evening of Wednesday October 10th to support World Mental Health Day.

This already booked out event being organised to promote mental and emotional wellbeing will take place in the beautiful setting of the Millennium Hall in Cork City Hall and will be in aid of Pieta House. The event will include a Yoga for Joy class led by Lisa Fahy, Senior Teacher at Himalaya Yoga Valley which will be sequenced specifically to guide participants though the real benefits that Yoga can have for managing and improving mental health. The night will also include a short talk from Mental Health expert Pat Dermody from the Hazelton Clinic entitled ‘ “5 Habits for a Healthy Mind”.

This event forms part of a global initiative run by Himalaya Yoga Valley, alongside our graduate teachers and their students from around the globe will come together to actively promote yoga as a path for mental wellness. Free classes will be held on 10th October in over 10 different countries including UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Germany and Abu Dhabi. These Yoga for a Healthy Mind classes will promote the benefits of yoga for mental health, and each class will be connected with a local mental health charity to raise money for them by participant donation.

The 10th October World Mental Health Day is observed annually around the world, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The Theme for 2018 is Youth in a Changing World so in keeping with the theme in Cork this year Himalaya Yoga Valley will also be running free yoga classes at St. Aloysius School in Cork City on October 10th.

World Mental Health Day is a great opportunity for us all to come together as a community and raise awareness of mental health. We are delighted to have the support of the Cork City Council with this event which we hope will highlight the incredible benefits yoga can have on mental health while also promoting awareness of the importance of mental health overall. The event will also launch our new Yoga for Joy class which will commence on Saturday October 13th at our Penrose Wharf Studio. This weekly class will also be a donation based class in aid of Pieta House which will allow us to continue to support the great work that they do. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Bring a Friend for Free!

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Monday July 30th is International Day of Friendship and what better way to celebrate than sharing your love of yoga with a friend! From Monday July 30th to Saturday August 4th clients can bring a friend for FREE to our Ballincollig studio which is celebrating its one year anniversary! Classes must be pre-booked by emailing

Kundalini Yoga Class starting on July 26th

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Join us for a weekly Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class with Viriam Kaur starting this Thursday July 26th at 6pm in our Penrose Wharf Centre. Working with movement, mantra and breath-we will go on a meditative journey, to tune into our dynamic healing energy and our creative potential-our Kundalini Shakti. Viriam had been sharing Kundalini Yoga for 15 years around the world.

Viriam Kaur is a yoga teacher and writer who has lived in India for the last twelve years. She trained in the UK with SKY School of Kundalini Yoga in 2003 and teaches around the world. She also teaches Yoga Philosophy on an International teacher training course and has devised her own Chakra Healing technique running regular trainings. Viriam also works with breath and the healing power of yoga nidra. She has just released an album of sacred mantra with her band Mantrica.

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You can book your class on the schedule and booking section or through the MINDBODY app.

Birthday Sale

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We are so excited to launch our Birthday Sale to celebrate our 6 Year Anniversary in Cork! From now until Friday August 3rd you can get 10% off our 3 & 6 Month Unlimited Yoga Memberships & 5 & 10 Class Passes by using the promotion code BIRTHDAYSALE when checking out online or making your purchase at the studio!

Free Hatha Yoga Workshops For Our Members

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To celebrate our 6th Birthday in Cork this July we are delighted to run two special Hatha Yoga Workshops for our Members at both our Penrose Wharf and Ballincollig centres. This is exclusively for those of you on our 3 or 6 month unlimited yoga memberships and you can attend either workshop with our school founder and director Lalit. Spaces are limited so be sure to book your place online through our website, the Mind Body App or email the team at

Visit from our School Founder Lalit

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Our Director and school founder Yogacharya Lalit returned home in June for his annual Asana Intensive Weekend in Cork. Each day of this retreat students practiced the full Ashtanga primary series in the morning with a focus on opening a specific area of the body in the afternoon class. Lalit is pictured here with members of his teaching team in Cork.

Lalit will be running the following workshops in Cork over the Summer months:

-August 4th 10am-12pm Backbending Workshop Level 1
-August 4th 2pm-4pm Hip Opening Workshop Level 1
-August 5th 10am-12pm Backbending Workshop Level 2/3
-August 5th 2pm-4pm Hip Opening Workshop Level 2/3
-August 25th 2pm-4pm Sun Salutations Workshop All Levels

The cost of each workshops is €25 and we would recommend advance booking as they usually are sold out. You can book in for any of these workshops through our website, the Mind Body App or alternatively call into our reception in Penrose Wharf.

Winner of our Rebel Yoga Photo Competition

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Thanks to all our rebel yogis for entering our Rebel Yoga Photo Competition helping us to shine a light on yoga in Cork for International Yoga Day on June 21st.

Congrats to Instagram entry @suzieqos the winner of a 3 month unlimited membership for our yoga centres in Cork City & Ballincollig.

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.