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Yes. we have beginners courses and Tue 7.30 drop In Beginners Class. Come and you will experience a really good work out. I have created an atmosphere in which all levels and abilities can practice yoga.I encourage beginners to pace themselves, and take lots of breaks. The first class is always the worst and especially the first 20 minutes of Sun Salutations which help create a solid physical base and an understanding that will eventually help build strength, focus, stamina and flexibility, and a peaceful mind.

We do not teach Birkram Yoga, but do heat the room a nice temperature, which helps stretch muscle fibres and tendons, and helps prevent injuries to these areas while stretching. The heat also helps increase circulation to tissues and organs.

Please bring a bottle of water, a towel and a mat if you have one. Wear exercise clothing that you can sweat in. Also, please arrive to the studio about 15 minutes before your first class to meet your instructor and fill out a short “new student” form. This will also leave you ample time to ask any questions, prepare for class, and relax on your mat. Open your mind and be prepared to have fun.

First of all, more men take yoga than you think. Not all of our classes have men, but some of them have almost 40% men 60% woman. I do think yoga has a lot to offer men. I just think it’s harder for men to begin at first because of the male stereotypes in our society culture, but this is starting to change, as men are realising the benefits of YOGA.

Flexibility is something yoga gives you; you don’t have to be flexible to begin yoga. Yoga brings flexibility to the body. When you sit a lot during the work day, or when you’re engaging in repetitive motion activities, you’re shortening your muscles; yoga allows you to lengthen and expand, and release toxins that build up during these activities. Improved flexibility is not yoga’s only objective, nor its only benefit. The final benefit of yoga is to harmonise the body mind and spirit in a healthy physical practice – and this can be experienced regardless of whether you’re able to easily touch your toes.

A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the true benefits of a yoga practice, I recommend practicing two to six days per week, if not everyday. This consistency of practice will create transformation over time. Develop the spirit of repetition and dedication in your practice and you will see results.

Each individual will respond differently to yoga, based on a numerous factors including age, physical condition, and genetics. What is far more vital than measuring “progress” is to just embrace where your practice is, and let go of any subjective self-imposed “goals.” Yoga is a life-long pursuit, one that you can go on exploring as long as you live. Yoga is about the journey, so enjoy the ride.

Yoga is very challenging, and I do believe that you can get a cardiovascular workout, as your heart rate will for sure go up. All postures combine flexibility, strength, and balance to work the total body. With patience and dedication, you can lose weight, develop muscle tone and strength, and become more flexible than with other forms of exercise. Physiologists agree that yoga provides benefits well beyond flexibility and relaxation. A-according to Yoga Journal, recent research shows that yoga may also improve lung function, strength and aerobic capacity

I usually say NAMASTE at the end of a class with the traditional acknowledgement of “Namasté.” This gesture is an acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another. “Nama” means bow; “as” means I; and “te” means you. Therefore, Namasté literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” This gesture is a deep form of respect, and expression of gracefulness.

Bring 2 large towels, bottle of water and a change of clothing. If you have a mat you can bring it. We also rent mats for €2.00, and sell mats for €25.00.
Also bring a medium size towel and smaller one. We recommend Coconut water as the benefits of it are fantastic and better than regular water, if you can’t get coconut water make sure you bring regular water.

We offer a beginners classes Drop In Tue 7.30pm, & a beginners course every 4 weeks, if you feel your fitness level are up to it. Our classes are on going so you can start at any time that suits you. Most classes have a mixture of levels new to yoga and well seasoned yoga people, so we offer modification for beginners and advanced.

Yes, we have separate changing rooms for men and woman with Showers.

You can pay at MYB reception or over the phone credit cards, laser or cash.

Yes, call or email to reserve a place. All classes are drop-in. Usually you will not have a problem getting a place in a class. Please arrive 15 minutes before class time.

Capri’s or shorts that are dri-fit or made for running, as they dry out quickly.
Nike have a good range of dri-fit clothing, you can purchase at any sports store. Also bring a change of clothing for after.
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