I’m delighted to be travelling back to Dungarvan Yoga for another workshop on the 26th January from 11-1pm. Its part of my 20 for 20 workshop series – prebooking online on PayPal for 20 euro (25 on the day if there is space left)

The workshop is the Breathe with the Beat – Yogasonics IntroWorkshop, as an introduction to the 8 week Yogasonics Course starting in February on Sunday evenings.

Here’s a bit about the class.

A mindful movement yoga class connecting the breath to the rhythm of a beat from The House of Yoga. Suitable for festivals, schools team building, group events and as an introduction to the 8 week course – Yogasonics. 

Developed for over 10 years, Breathe with the Beat is both a breathing technique and the name of a set of movements co-ordinating breath rhythms, body movements and the 4/4 beat of music.

This particular class is a 90 minute flow and includes strong yet simple Vinyasa Practices to move energy and ground the mind and heart into the moment. 

The movements are physically very simple, meaning anyone can practice them. The magic, and depth of the practice is in the breath work – we are breathing consciously into each part of the body as we move it in rhythm with the beat. So we become more and more ‘present’ with ourselves and our bodies, and experience of the group or ‘House’.   Practising in unity in community in a group means that we co-create an experience of balancing our own rhythms with the beat, while those around us do the same. I call this experience House of Yoga.

A new study in the Journal of Neurophisology reveals that paced breathing uses neural networks beyond the brain stem that are tied to emotion, attention, and body awareness. By tapping into these networks using the breath, we gain access to a powerful tool for regulating our responses to stress.