An introduction to Yoga Workshop
Saturday, 19 March • 12:30 - 14:30
The Secret Garden Y34 X076
Niamh Colfer
Niamh teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga & Restorative yoga as well as mixed movement workshops, strength training, myofacial release and yoga masterclasses. Niamh is a fully qualified personal trainer, yoga teacher RYT-500 and strength and conditioning coach working since 2015 both online and from her new state of the art geodesic dome gym / yoga studio on the Hook Peninsula where she works with clients one to one and in semi private groups. With a focus on alignment and mobility Niamh uses a variety of training styles including yoga, gymnastics, mobility development, breath-work, resistance training using weights and bands as well as body weight training.
This workshop is open to all. An introduction to Yoga is a fun and gentle introduction to basic breathing principles, pose alignment, meditation and relaxation. Yoga has the potential to influence every part of your being and help you to create a healthy body, calm mind and a deeper connection to your self.

This Workshop is perfect for those who have thought about trying yoga, but aren’t sure what to expect or where to start. It's also for more experienced students who want to refine the basics and to deepen their practice. Learn how to tune inwards and listen to your body, become aware of how you feel, how you move, how you breathe, where your mind is and find alignment that feels right for you.

We will start with an introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga. Then you'll discover all the benefits that yoga has to offer through practice by becoming familiar with basic poses. You'll learn fundamental breathing and relaxation techniques and we'll have some fun while doing it! You can ask questions in the class and I will offer modifications, use of yoga props and hands on assists.

The benefits of moving mindfully, breathing well and learning to relax are open to everyone no matter how much you can or can't do. Yoga is for every body and the lessons of this practice are endless so come as you are, all you need is to be willing and open to learn. This is a relaxed and interesting workshop that will allow you explore and deepen your own yoga practice.

You'll take a booklet home covering everything we go through in class and further reading to inspire your practise.