Vinyasa yoga & Yin yoga & Meditation with Kathryn Moynihan

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    • Vinyasa yoga & Yin yoga & Meditation weekend retreat with Kathryn Moynihan

      October 6th – 8th 2017

       

      Prices

      Weekend retreat: €320.
      Click here for prices to include single room or unwaged discounts

       

      Summary of Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation weekend retreat

      This retreat consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the weekend of

      • Vinyasa yoga & Yin yoga classes by experienced yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Moynihan
      • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
      • breathing practices and breath awareness
      • Vinyasa yoga classes
      • Yin yoga classes
      • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
      • delicious vegetarian meals by Gearoid
      • comfortable accommodation at the centre
      • guided outing on Saturday by an experienced guide
      • sample local cuisine at a local restaurant or cafe on Saturday
      • enjoy meeting like minded people in this relaxed friendly environment

       

      Come join us for a stress free weekend of relaxation, Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes, meditation, scrumptious veggie food and enjoy local Burren eco walks surrounded by beautiful nature.

      This retreat is aimed at beginners to the more seasoned yoga practitioner.

      Treat yourself to a stress free weekend retreat of energizing Vinyasa yoga, calming meditation, relaxing yoga nidra, amazing vegetarian food, outdoor walks in the hills or by the sea, and meet like minded people in this lovely stress free environment.

      An ideal weekend in October to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life and to let go into a very peaceful and tranquil environment with a gifted teacher and share some time with like minded people.

       

      Who this Vinyasa yoga and meditation retreat is suitable for

      This retreat is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, but will also challenge each person to work with the postures to their own ability.

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      Arrival on Friday 6th October 2017

      TimeActivity
      5:30 – 7:00 pmArrival & Registration
      7:00 pmDinner
      8:00 – 8:30 pmKarma Yoga
      9:00 pmIntroduction to the retreat
      9:25 – 10:15 pmBreathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation

       

      Saturday timetable

       

      TimeActivity
      8:00 – 8:30 amMeditation – Pranayama class including intro for beginners
      8:30 – 10:00 amVinyasa yoga class
      10:00 amBreakfast
      10:45 amKarma yoga
      11:15 – 2:00 pmOutdoor trip into the Burren
      2:00 pmLunch at local restaurant or cafe
      4:00 pmApprox return to centre
      4:00 – 5:00 pmFree Time
      5:00 – 6:30 pmYin Yoga class
      7:00 pmDinner
      7:45 – 8:15 pmKarma yoga
      8:00 – 9:00 pmFree time
      9:00 – 9:30 pmMeditation and/or Yoga Nidra

       

      Close of retreat on Sunday 8th October 2017

      TimeActivity
      8:00 – 8:30 amMeditation – Pranayama
      8:30 – 10:00 amVinyasa Yoga class
      10:00 amBreakfast
      10:45 amKarma yoga
      12:00 – 13:00 pmQ&A and Yoga class
      13:00 amLunch
      13:30 amKarma yoga
      14:00 pmFarewells
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      Instructor Bio Kathryn Moynihan

      Yoga retreat Cork

      Kathryn Moynihan teaches Vinyasa yoga and also meditation full time in Cork city.

      Her classes are flowing, and range from very gentle practices suitable for all ages, to stronger more challenging practices designed to remove energy blocks for more experienced practitioners.

      Kathryn places a lot of emphasis on the breath and this is brought into all of her classes.

      As well as teaching Vinyasa yoga, Kathryn also teaches Yin yoga and Restorative yoga which will be included in the afternoon classes during this retreat.

      Read more Kathryn Moynihan ‘s full Bio

       

      Yoga studio Cork

    • Kathryn treats all her Yoga students as individuals, ensuring all participants get the most from every class or workshop they attend. I have always felt encouraged, safe and challenged by Kathryn’s engaging and supportive teaching style…. Daniel O’Leary, Cork

       

      Description of Vinyasa yoga and meditation retreat

      Feel energised and tune inwards with Kathryn

       

      Cork Gentle yoga class

       

      Who is this weekend Vinyasa & Yin yoga retreat suitable for

       

      This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced people.

       

      Cork yoga teacher Kathryn

       

      An ideal weekend in October to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life and to let go into a very peaceful and tranquil environment with a gifted teacher and share some time with like minded people.

      This retreat will focus on bringing your awareness into the present. Getting in touch with your physical body, the breath and observing the thoughts within the present moment.

       

      Cork Vinyasa yoga

       

      Each Yoga class will be a learning process for you to learn more about anatomy and learn a firm foundation on yoga principles as you move into each posture with awareness. Get deeper into your own body and release tension and get ready to feel renewed, energized and feel more clarity.

       

      Cork mens yoga

       

      Each morning will begin with pranayama (breathing practices) – followed by the morning Vinyasa yoga class. Yoga is a breathing practice so there will be a focus on the breath during the vinyasa yoga classes.

       

      Meditation Cork

       

      The morning vinyasa yoga classes will be dynamic and very good for improving flexibility and removing energy blocks helping you feel fully alive during the rest of the day.

       

      Vinyasa yoga Cork

       

      These morning yoga classes will give you a firm foundation and stability in your body. The standing sequences will increase tone and strength in the body, while seated postures will bring more flexibility to the hips and in the spine.

      Towards the end of each class, there will also be more grounding postures to help you feel fully within the present moment.

       

      Yoga weekend Cork

       

      As the weekend progresses, the body and mind will become more balanced. It is guaranteed to leave you feeling toned, stretched, rejuvenated, refreshed and full of energy on all levels.

       

      Mens yoga Cork

       

      The morning meditation practice will be breath focussed meditation. One sits in a comfortable meditation postures and rests one’s awareness on the breath flowing through the nostrils. With practice and proper guidance, one gradually learns how to observe the thoughts rather than being caught up in them. And one settles into a calmer peaceful more tranquil state.

       

      Mindfulness Cork

       

      After the first day, Kathryn will then guide you into a loving kindness practice or Metta!

      We will look at Buddhist terms such as Shamantha and Vipassana – what it means to really let go and most of all, how to practice every day to quieten that monkey mind! Each day on our retreat we will be reflecting in our meditation and using certain tools to help bring more awareness into our lives. We will practice loving kindness (Metta) meditation throughout the Retreat.

       

      Meditation classes Cork

       

      Beginners will be introduced gradually to meditation, which will deepen and lengthen in practice over the week and those wanting to just sit for longer periods will be allowed the space.

       

      On Saturday after breakfast, Dave will lead the group on a guided outing and we will either do a hill walk in the Burren hills or a walk by the sea. All these activities are optional.

       

      Burren Hillwalking holiday

       

      These guided outings are an important part of each eco yoga retreat and it is a lovely way to see some special places in the Burren well away from the usual tourist places.

       

      Hidden forest walk in Burren

       

      The secret forest has been described by one visitor as the type of place that fairies and elves live, and when they heard us coming they hid out of sight, but did not have time to take away their fairy veils and magic feelings which fill the air.

       

      During our guided outing we stop off for lunch at one of the best local restaurants or cafes. One favourite is the Ballyvaughan tea rooms where Stephen Spielberg flew in especially to order the cheese cake.

       

      residential yoga weekend

       

      The Burren is famous for it’s wild flowers, and it is lovely to see wild orchids during the months from May to September.

       

      yoga Ireland classes

       

      Most people come on their own so it’s a great way to connect with like minded people and also make new buddies.

       

      Ballyavaughan tea rooms

       

      Depending on our group, one one or more days we will practice the Full Moon Yoga Sequence ‘Chandra Krama’. The main focus will be on the hips and spine – it is a therapeutic sequence for the lower back, hips and sacrum. Concluding with meditation.

      This is a great sequence for those who drive a lot, sit at desks regularly or feel pretty stiff in the lower back and sacrum. You will come away from this sequence feeling more open and renewed.

      Each Yoga class will be designed so that you can slowly build up your yoga practice with each person practising at their own level.

      On Saturday afternoon we have a Yin yoga class from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

      Yin yoga is a slower yoga practice aimed at increasing flexibility, and cultivating awareness of inner silence.

      This will be a slow relaxing restorative yoga class where we will explore some deep yin style restorative postures.

       

      Yin yoga Cork

       

      A restorative yoga practice can rest your body deeply; stretch your muscles (stretch connective tissue) lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and relax your nervous system, moving you into a peaceful state of deep relaxation. Concluding with a meditation.

      Gearoid the food genius will be feeding us amazing vegetarian food and if you have ever wondered what it would be like to be on a weekend veggie retreat rest assured you will be pleasantly surprised and may even get hooked! He has a brilliant reputation for preparing vegetarian food to the highest standard.

      Kathryn has many years now of experience teaching people from different backgrounds, age and level.

      She teaches regular classes in Cork city, teaches workshops and retreats in Ireland.

      Each evening Gearoid the cook who used to work in a Hare Krishna restaurant in New York will prepare with love a delicious vegetarian dinner.

       

      Burren Yoga Amazing Food

       

      If this is your first time to come to Burren Yoga, please be reassured you will not go hungry…. just read the reviews 😉

      Cork Yoga Retreat

       

      The social aspect of these retreats where you meet like-minded people is a great fun element of the retreat.

       

      meeting like minded people

       

      Each person is cared for on an individual basis, and each person works at their own level and no comparisons are made between anybody.

       

      Cork yoga studios

       

      By the end of the retreat you will be feeling lighter, more open in your body and your mind, and fully refreshed to bring this new energy and new practices into your everyday life.

       

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