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Yoga Flow & Yin yoga and meditation with Grainne O’Malley

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    • Yoga Flow & Yin yoga and meditation with Grainne O’Malley

      June 29th – July 5th 2018

       

      Prices

      Full Week retreat: €730. Click here for prices to attend part of the week, or to include single room or unwaged discounts

      Summary of Yoga Flow & Yin yoga and meditation week retreat

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

      • classes by experienced yoga and meditation teacher Grainne O’Malley
      • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
      • breathing practices and breath awareness
      • Yoga Flow classes
      • Yin yoga classes
      • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
      • delicious vegetarian meals
      • comfortable accommodation at the centre
      • daily guided outings by an experienced guide
      • Sample local cuisine at the best local restaurants or cafes
      • enjoy meeting like minded people in this relaxed friendly environment

       

      Be inspired on this positive week of relaxing Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation as well as energising Yoga Flow yoga, 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.

      The Yoga practice will be tailored to each person’s needs, and there is no comparison between different people.
      Grainne’s positive enthusiasm and very caring nature will make you feel reassured and will inspire you to let go and follow her guidance as she guides you through a variety of different types of yoga classes this week.

       

      Who this Yoga Flow & Yin yoga and meditation retreat is suitable for

      This retreat is suitable for complete beginners to regular practitioners, 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 29th June 2018

      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 pmBreath work and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation

       

      Typical day’s timetable

      TimeActivity
      8:00 – 8:30 amMeditation – Pranayama class including intro for beginners
      8:30 – 10:00 amYoga Flow class
      10:00 amBreakfast
      10:45 amKarma yoga
      11:15 – 1:45 pmOutdoor trip into the Burren
      2:00 pmLunch
      4:30 pmApprox return to centre
      7:00 pmDinner
      7:45 – 8:15 pmKarma yoga
      8:00 – 9:00 pmFree time
      9:00 – 9:30 pmMeditation and/or Yoga Nidra

       

      Alternate days

      TimeActivity
      5:00 – 6:30 pmYin Yoga class

      Every second day, as well as the usual classes listed on the typical day’s timetable above, we have an additional afternoon class.

       

      Close of retreat on Thursday 5th July 2018

      TimeActivity
      8:00 – 8:30 amMeditation – Pranayama
      8:30 – 10:00 amYoga Flow class
      10:00 amBreakfast
      10:45 amKarma yoga
      11:15 – 12:00 pmFarewells
      12:00 noonDepart

       

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      Instructor Bio Grainne O’Malley

      Grainne O’Malley is a very positive minded teacher with a very supportive and caring way about her.

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      She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and currently she teaches a number of different styles of yoga including Yoga Flow, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Hot yoga and also Vinyasa yoga.

      Grainne has always been very interested in the breath and how yoga can be so powerful at transformation on many levels… buy yet to the untrained eye looks so simple from the outside.

      Grainne likes to keep her classes varied and versatile so that students are kept on their toes and never know what to expect. She teaches in a way that helps to keep the practitioner’s mind engaged on the ‘here and now’ and this is a very good training and preparation for the mind when it comes to breath focused meditation.

      Her teaching is mainly based on flowing movements coordinated with the breath. Grainne will remind you to bring your awareness back to the breath which will allow you to go deeper into the experience as one ‘allows and let’s go’ rather than getting caught up in thoughts or with over-exertion.

      Read more Grainne O’Malley’s’s full Bio

       

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    • One of the best yoga teachers I have come across is Gráinne O’Malley who teaches yoga in Claregalway. I have been going to her for years and I always feel totally relaxed after her classes. She has a very good approach and her voice is very soothing in a beautiful space. I would highly recommend Gráinne for yoga classes.

      …. Josette, Galway

       

      Description of Yoga Flow & Yin yoga and meditation retreat

      Feel the positive energy and flow with the breath with Grainne

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      Who is this week Yoga Flow & Yin yoga retreat suitable for

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

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      It is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.

      Treat yourself to a stress free week of energizing yoga, relaxing yoga, calming meditation, relaxing yoga nidra, amazing vegetarian food, and a guided outdoor walk in the hills or by the sea.

      An ideal week in summer time 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.

      Grainne’s teaching is mainly based on flowing movements coordinated with the breath. Grainne will remind you to bring your awareness back to the breath which will allow you to go deeper into the experience as one ‘allows and let’s go’ rather than getting caught up in thoughts or with over-exertion.

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      The Flow Yoga class (Sat & Sun morn) will start with Pranayama (breath practise) to ground and center followed by Vinyasa flow sequences- Vinyasa means movements with breath making Yoga essentially a breath focused movement practise or moving meditation.

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      Grainne likes to keep her classes varied and versatile so that students are kept on their toes and never know what to expect. She teaches in a way that helps to keep the practitioner’s mind engaged on the ‘here and now’ and this is a very good training and preparation for the mind when it comes to breath focused meditation.

      Sequences will flow from simple to more energetic – this class will tone, strengthen and increase flexibility.

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      Each person will be encouraged to respect their own limitations and there is not comparison made between people. Each person will be given adjustments and variations suitable to their own level of fitness.

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      Grainne’s soothing voice will encourage each person to challenge themselves in a safe way while she keeps an eye on each person and gives adjustments to each person.

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      The Yoga Flow yoga class removes energy blocks and one can experience a feeling of lightness and enthusiasm.

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      Some of these postures are challenging and some of the postures that Grainne will teach will be more relaxing and restorative.

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      Grainne also studied the ancient technique of Yoga Nidra ( yogic sleep) which brings you to a very deep state of relaxation. In this state it is then possible for you to give some guidance to your inner self to bring positive results to your life.

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      The meditation will be a breath focused meditation based on the principles of focusing the mind on the flow and quality of the breath.

      This is done in a comfortable seated position to allow free and unhindered movement of the Diaphghram.

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      As one progresses this helps the practitioner to relax and become the ‘witness’ of our thoughts rather than controlled by them allowing one to ‘down- regulate’ the nervous system, develop mindfulness and help with better sleep.

      The Yin classes will consist of long held seated poses where poses will be held typically held for 2 to 4 mins to access the body’s connective tissue. This stretches and tones ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, bones and all the body’s fascia preventing inflammation and improving mobility.

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      This practise will also work on the body’s energetic meridians address stagnation/ depletion and generally balancing our energetic body.

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      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.

      This will be a breath focussed meditation, where one will help keep one’s awareness with the here and now, by gently focussing on the breath.

       

      Each day 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.

       

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

       

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

       

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      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 week 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.

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

      She teaches regular classes in a number of locations in Galway city, as well as weekly classes at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre.

      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 and many people have said they have not eaten vegetarian food as good as this at any restaurant.

       

      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 😉

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

       

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

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      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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