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Gentle Yoga with Joanita for the Front Line heros

Gentle Yoga with Joanita for the Front Line heros

The Art of Gentle practice – The New Modern Yoga

Joanita will be holding a stunning class for all of our front line workers on Sunday the 19th at 1pm. She is looking forward to creating the perfect class for you to help you settle into yourself again. We are taking names now.

The journey of each yogi into yoga begins for is very special. For many, yoga provides that relief from physical, mental, emotional pain or otherwise.

I am a very long-time yoga practioner and was trained by some of Ireland most senior Yoga teachers. My ultimate yoga journey always leads me to create a yoga practice accessible to anyone, regardless of age. That is why I have introduced that most popular class at the studio called the Art of Gentle Practice. It is New, it is Modern and it has allowed the most insecure individual to walk into that class and be at ease with his/her own practice.

Meditation Class with Ruth Allen – Thank the Heroes

Meditation Class – Thank the Heroes

This meditation class is designed around becoming mindful and being in the present moment. The first part of the class, you will learn a simple mindful mediation technique that will help you to remain calm and in the present moment. The second part of the class will be a guided meditation focusing on restoring balance to the energy points of the body, clearing the body of trauma and returning it to equilibrium.

You will receive a Mindful Audio that will teach the deeper mind how to remain present.

Kundalini Yoga with Celine for the Front Line Staff.

I’m so delighted to be able to offer a kundalini yoga class for the River Holistic weekend for all the frontline staff in July. 

I will design a very special kundalini class to help you deeply relax and restore your energy using breathing techniques, restorative postures, guided deep relaxation, chanting and meditation. 

My aim will be create space to allow yourself to completely let go and allow natural healing to take place to your energy field, body and mind. 

This class is open to beginners as well as experienced yogi’s no previous experience of kundalini yoga is needed, I will guide you gently through each of the postures allowing you to have a full & beautiful experience. 

Contact me at mindingmewellness@gmail.com if you have any questions at all.

Yin Yoga ~ Full body release for Front Line Staff

YIN YOGA – FULL BODY RELEASE

Does your body and mind need some TLC. 
Yin is a great practice to add into your routine. You will sleep better and release tension before moving onto another day of expectations and busyness. I believe that if you take some time to let go of physical tension, mental and emotional tension will also find space to release. This full-body sequence I have put together for you is a great way to create this space, to decompress, ground yourself , balance mind and body and just release it all….maybe a little, maybe a lot! Just letting go whatever it is that is weighing you down. 

Yin Yoga teaches us to reroute the mind.

We live in a culture that is constantly on the go, requiring a lot of movement, activity, stimulation, and responsibilities. So it may be surprising when a yoga class that asks us to be still can be more challenging than a fast-paced Vinyasa class.

Yin Yoga is popular because it offers the chance to be still, be present, and work within while you breathe and stretch deeply and create more space in mind and body. You’ll thank yourself for doing it! If you are new to Yin and want some more information please contact me💫🙏

MC Yoga Yoga with Michelle
Namaste x

Crystal Sound Bath for the Front Line Staff

Laura has created a beautiful healing space for all of the Front of Line staff on Sunday the 19th of July at 1pm and she would for you to join.

Quartz crystal is known for its healing properties, and it’s ability to support clarity. Whilst the crystal bowls and tuning forks are made from quartz crystal they are also tuned to the frequency of the chakras, thus making them a potent companion in healing and manifesting.

Through meditation we will acknowledge the year that has been, and open to all that lies ahead in both our head and heart.

Whilst lying on a yoga mat snuggled in your blanket you will be bathed in the relaxing healing sounds of Crystal Bowls, Crystal Tuning Forks, and a variety of different sound healing instruments such as the Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Drum, Zaphir Chimes, Solfeggio Pipes to support you through this sound journey, before allowing a deep state of stillness to set in.

As each instrument is played the sound is absorbed inwards, working on the chakras, enabling the body, mind and spirit to move back into a deeper state of balance, and who doesn’t want more balance?? Through use of these sounds we begin to shed the dense heavier energy of daily life, thus rising our vibrational energy, allowing us to effortlessly attract higher frequency people and experiences into our lives.

Contra-Indications: please note this workshop is NOT suitable for people with a pacemaker, inflammation, advanced stages of cancer, cancer tumours, metal implants, having had surgery within 3 months and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Yoga Flow with Elaine Gemmell for you the Front Line Staff

Passionate and inspirational, Elaine will bring a creative energy to this class. Her therapeutic approach is student focussed and celebrates the unique challenges of each and every body.

She is really looking forward to guiding you through this flow class as a heartfelt thank you for all that you have done and are continuing to do. This class is on Saturday the 18th at 10am and we would love to add you in.

Mixed level class. Some experience of yoga is beneficial, but not essential 

In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next. Each movement in the series is cued by an inhalation or an exhalation of the breath.

Hatha yoga with Aoife Moore for you the Front Line Saff

Yoga with Aoife Moore is an enriching practice of ‘acceptance of self’ through Hatha yoga.

She has volunteered her time especially for you, the front line staff who have tirelessly worked around the clock to keep us safe, fed, warm and well. This class is on Sunday the 19th of July at 3pm and we would love to add your name down.

The class is less about achieving aesthetic alignment and more about connecting with your true self and focusing more on functional alignment.

In this class Aoife invites you to increase awareness in your body and breath while bringing you through mindful asana movements, progressing naturally to pranayama (yoga breathing techniques) and ending with a centering meditation.

The result is a heart-opening, body-strengthening, grounding experience.

Knowing that yoga is not what you see…yoga is what you feel.

I look forward to meeting you on the mat.

ॐ Namaste ॐ

Feng Shui, Colour and Essential Oils

Edel has designed this two hour free workshop especially for the Front Line Staff open weekend as her Thank you to all of you. All going well this workshop will take place on Sunday the 19th of July at 10am. We are now taking names.

Home as an extension of ourselves: feng shui, colour and essential oils to clear stagnant energy, create balance and uplift and invigorate every area of our lives.

Our homes are an extension of ourselves, our surroundings are our outer skin. When we consider our internal and external worlds both are one, not separate but energetically entwined, each interconnected with the other; each breathing the energy of the other in, like an in-hale and exhale; we experience our spaces as a reflection of our inner selves.

In this presentation we will consider

  • Feng shui: a way of looking at our spaces from this energetic point of view, mirroring the dynamic ever changing balance found in nature into our built environment so that it fully supports us as we live our lives.
  • Colour colour and sound are aspects of the same vibrational world. Colour impacts us on an energetic level; physically as well as on an emotional and spiritual level. We will explore the 7 colour spectrum in both our internal and external environments, we will do a chakra balancing meditation and look at ways to support ourselves with colour in our physical environment.
  • Essential oils are our plant allies. We will look at ways to incorporate them into our daily lives in our environment to cleanse, balance and uplift our energy, filling our environment with supportive fragrant chi.

Edel Cleary

Interior designer and feng shui practitioner

Just Breathe ~ Part 1

I have been sitting here trying to find ways to help everyone while the centre is closed and while doing this, I realised I have been doing it all along.

Breathing. The art of mindful breathing is age old but I decided to do a daily breathing technique over on my Facebook and Instagram pages over the the weeks that we were all in a cocoon during Covid-19.

This first part will introduce to 8 incredibly easy breathing techniques, you don’t need any fancy equipment and you can do most of them from you desk, couch, bed or on the yoga mat.

I hope you get something from them

Claire

1: MORNING BREATHING

  • From a standing position, bend forward from the waist with your knees bent, letting your arms dangle close to the floor.
  • As you inhale slowly and deeply, return to the standing position by rolling up slowly, lifting your head last.
  • Hold your breath for just a few seconds in this standing position.
  • Exhale slowly as you return to the original position.

2: DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING

  • Relax your shoulders
  • Place one hand on your chest and the other hand on your belly.
  • Inhale through your nose for about two seconds.
  • As you breathe in, your belly should move more than your chest.
  • As you breathe out slowly through pursed-lips, gently press your belly. This will push up your diaphragm to help the air out
  • Repeat.

3: ROLL BREATHING

  • Position yourself with your left hand on your stomach and place your right hand over your chest.
  • Take a deep breath from your lower lungs; breath slowly, ensuring that the hand over your chest doesn’t move as you take the breath.
  • Repeat the deep breath up to eight times. On the 9th repetition, once you have filled your lower lungs, take a breath which will move your chest up. This will fill your entire lung capacity.
  • Gently exhale through your mouth, being sure to empty your lungs as you do so. While you exhale, make a whooshing noise.
  • Practice this method between four and five minutes. When you exhale, you should be able to feel a tangible difference in your stress levels.

4: 4-7-8 BREATHING TECHNIQUE

  • Exhale completely through your mouth making a whooshing sound.
  • Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  • Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  • Exhale completely though your mouth making a whoosh sound to the count of eight.
  • This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three times for a total of four breaths.

5: CALM BREATHING

  • Sit in an upright position.
  • Take a smooth, slow breath in through the nose, breathing into your lower belly for four seconds.
  • Hold your breath for one or two seconds.
  • Exhale slowly through the mouth for about 4 seconds.
  • Wait a few seconds before taking another breath.

6: CLEARING YOUR HEAD BREATHING TECHNIQUE

  • Begin with several very slow neck rolls. With your chin on your chest, or close to it, roll your head up and to your right, slowly inhaling until your head is leaning back and your chin is pointing towards the sky.
  • Hold your breath for just a few seconds in this position.
  • As you roll your head down the way you went up, slowly exhale until your chin is back on your chest.
  • Repeat, this time rolling your head to the left.

7: ADVANCED INHALE – HOLD – EXHALE

Find a place to do this breathing exercise for 15 to 20 minutes. Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight. You will monitor your heart beat to keep a good rhythm and do at least 10 breath cycles. Each cycle will be comprised of three stages.

  • Inhale, count 5 heartbeats.
  • Hold breath, count 7 heartbeats.
  • Exhale, count 9 heartbeats

When you breath in, make sure that you’re breathing in through your stomach first and your stomach second. The slow, managed breaths are very calming. Holding your breath also helps regain your C02 levels to reduce some of the effects of hyperventilation.

PLEASE DON’T PERFORM THIS BREATHING EXERCISE IF YOU HAVE A HEART CONDITION

8: STOP~RESET~CONTINUE

  • Stop your activity.
  • Reset by sitting down, relax your shoulders, and do pursed-lips breathing until you catch your breath.
  • Continue your activity doing pursed lips breathing as you go. Go at a slower pace if you need to.

Our Thank you to the Front Line Staff

Sometimes all we can do is nothing and from that nothing can come something special.
As a thank you to everyone who are working tirelessly to keep us safe, warm and fed.
I would love to offer a weekend especially dedicated to you the front line staff.

I thought by putting a date to this weekend, 18th and 19th of July, it will help remind you that this will end and something kind can come out of it.
We will be offering free treatments in Reflexology, holistic massage, osteopathy, cranio-sacral therapy, facial reflexology, IET, Sports massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Bio Energy and Indian Head Massage to mention just a few.
On top of this we will be holding free classes in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation, Mental Health workshop, feng shui with colours and essential oils, Introduction to pilates, yoga flow classes and hopefully a lot more.
If you or someone you know is part of the amazing front line teams that are astounding me everyday and you would like to let them know that they deserve a day at our little sanctuary, then please message me here or email claire@riverholistic.ie and let me know what treatment and or class you would like to recieve.
All of my thanks and blessings.
Claire

*one treatment per person to allow as many people to receive their much deserved safe space*
*Date subject to change, but hopefully it won’t*
*Must have proof of being front line staff*