Yoga & Breath-work

Yoga & breath-work classes will be held throughout the month of August every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8am on Baginbun beach in Fethard-on-Sea, Co.Wexford.

Classes are suitable for all levels and are *donations based. Optional swim at the end of class. Last class will be held on Friday 30th August. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (we have some spares), warm clothes depending on the weather (never know what you’ll get in Ireland), a towel and swimwear (optional). *donations are often €10 per person but we would like these classes to be accessible to all so if people can’t donate cash they are still welcome to join the classes and donate by sharing our posts on social media or by spreading the word instead.

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Yoga may seem like a way to bend the body into some crazy looking poses. But in actuality, the poses are just one aspect of a yoga practice. Breathing consciously is the core of yoga as it assists us in connecting with the inner body. It is through the breath that we are able to navigate different levels of consciousness. Breathing consciously has a biological effect on our mental, emotional, and physical state and alters the chemistry in the body by improving ph levels to an alkaline state while oxygenating the blood from deep within the cells.

Liam has been practicing meditation & breathing techniques for the past four years. He has followed the Wim Hof Method online and has taken part in Wim Hof workshops in Holland and now teaches breathing techniques which have been proven to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression as well as boosting energy levels and decreasing the effects of inflamation in the body. Liam has taught numerous breathing and ice bath workshops at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center in southern Spain and at other beach locations and campsites while on our travels across Europe.

Niamh is a personal trainer and yoga teacher. She has been practising yoga for the past six years & completed her 200hr Frog Lotus teacher training at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center where she stayed on to teach the daily yoga classes alongside world class yoga teachers at one of the most magnificent yoga retreat centres in Europe. Niamh teaches a mix of styles including Vinyasa Flow, Yin & Restorative yoga and loves to teach yoga classes to practitioners of all levels where students are offered a variety of poses with lots of modified options to suit every body.

It is a yogic saying that `Breath is master of mind`. Breathing techniques are very beneficial in treating a great range of disorders, inflammations and imbalances in the body and the mind. From skin problems to stress related disorders, asthma, digestive problems, even insomnia and with our breathing we can strengthen, stimulate and balance all systems in the body  improving and strengthening the respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, digestive, immune systems and into the deeper subtle energy systems as well.

The benefits of yoga and breath work for the physical, mental and emotional bodies are endless. The physical practise of yoga not only makes us more flexible, stronger and more balanced, it helps to opens the energy channels within the body which is why the physical practise of yoga with Niamh coupled with a guided breath practise with Liam make for a lovely class accessible for all ages and all levels.

Health and fitness is very important to us and we are always learning, evolving and improving our approach to health and fitness. For the past few years we both spent a lot of time in the gym, competed in crossfit competitions, Liam did triathlons & I competed in weightlifting and in Irelands strongest woman competition. We loved doing it but training for it was so time consuming. You get to a stage where you have to prioritise the important things so now we much prefer to do less in the gym and more time spent doing sea swims, hikes, yoga and having more quality time doing these things with the kids. These activities are much more suitable for us on our road trip anyway and the kids can take part too.