Bio Yoga Teacher Retreats Ireland Granville Cousins
Granville Cousins is a very experienced yoga and meditation teacher and has been practicing yoga for over 40 years.
He has studied with Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India and with him on several workshops and classes in the U.K
He began the Practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 1995 with Michael Taylor and Elizabeth Wilson in the north of England and then more fully with Radha and the late Derek Ireland at “The Practice Place” in Crete now known as Yoga Plus.
Having realized the benefits of both Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, Granville has combined the wisdom of both these traditions to develop a flowing form of yoga with the alignment of Iyengar yoga.
He teaches classical yoga postures introducing more softness and modifications that he has come to understand from his own experience.
Through his own development Granville teaches yogAsana which is based on tradition yoga methods blending sequences from Sun Salutations and incorporating static holds with softness and awareness.
This offers the opportunity to go deeper into the postures and experience the mental effects that each of the postures have on the practitioner. Some of the holds are for several minutes.
More asanas, pranayama and meditation are introduced as one’s proficiency develops.
Yoga Retreat Holidays in Ireland
Granville teaches regular classes and workshops in the Manchester area and is a frequent visitor to Ireland where he conducts week long workshops with his many Yoga Friends. He also leads retreats and holidays abroad in Spain, Tobago and the Middle-East.
Meditation and Yoga Ireland Retreats
Granville has been studying Buddhist teachings for many years and combines the buddhist meditation practice with the yogAsana practice on his yoga retreat holidays in Ireland.
His retreat holidays are underpinned with early morning and evening Meditation sessions where the practitioners are taught to sit quietly whilst Meditating on The Breath.
Then depending on the group Analytical Practice is introduced which enables the practitioner to cut through barriers leading to a greater understanding of the way things are and in relation to their daily lives.
“Through the practice of Meditation we learn to understand our humanity, transcend our mortality and merge into the bliss of true Being or Ascendant Consciousness. This is our quest, this is Yoga. May we all grow in Love and Light.” Granville