Private Yoga & Mindfulness Classes
"For those of you who need that little bit of extra support to
(re) connect with your 2019 well-being goals".
Yoga * Mindfulness * Mental Detox * Self Awareness * Personal Development
Who are these programmes for?
Do you need to:
Take time 'out' from juggling responsibilities.
Improve physical & mental well-being?
Or, do you simply need some space to make an important life decision and (re)discover a sense of purpose?
Having a one-on-one private session (either yoga or mindfulness separately, or combined) gives you an opportunity to really delve into the benefits of yoga & mindfulness in a very personal way.
Our body's are unique, and so are we!
At certain stages of our life-journey we may need to take some quality time to delve into some of the issues that may be constraining health & happiness.
These private sessions take place in an extremely private location in a stunning rural location, at the recently redesigned SCCUL Sanctuary. Surrounded by acres of forest, this is an opportunity for you to experience a deeply relaxing & transformative yoga & mindfulness experience, away from all the chaos.
Stress touches all corners of an individual's life including work and relationships, with long-term alarming health consequences if left unaddressed.
Why is stress so bad for us? Normal stress is a state during which physiological changes occur in order to enable the body to perform its functions for survival in the world. Over short periods of time stress reactions can be productive; for instance, the bodily changes that take place before a competition or exam can release the necessary chemicals and hormones to propel us into motion and focus our minds. If, however, this adrenaline rush is sustained over long periods, then the body is under a constant state of alarm, which will eventually cause a depletion of vital energy, and a person’s health will begin to deteriorate.
Many people have become so accustomed to high levels of stress that they are in a perpetual reactive state, poised to deal with life’s challenges; in other words, constantly ‘stressed out’! Over time the body is put under extreme pressure and consequently signs of physical and emotional in-balance become apparent. Research is now suggesting that prolonged stress has a considerable impact upon the development of many illnesses.
Prolonged stress can contribute to the development of a myriad of health problems including:
High Blood Pressure
Compromised Immune System
Lack of Concentration, Performance & Energy.
The good news is that yoga & mindfulness can help us navigate a more sustainable journey toward achieving our health-care goals, as well as reducing stress related disorders.
What one of my students says about her experience:
Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, has written six best-selling books, including Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. In this cutting edge research he demonstrates that making simple changes in what you eat, how often you exercise, how much you weigh, and how you manage stress can significantly 'put the brakes on heart disease' and in some cases reverse it.
Six Week Pathway to Stress Management:
While exercise & diet are the essential building blocks to good health, dealing with the mental and emotional stresses in your life is central to any sustainable health care routine.
1/ We help people identify triggers for stress, for instance diet, work overload, anxiety, lack of self esteem, personal power issues. We help you to identify the difference between healthy versus debilitating stress; to interpret bodily reactions to difficult situations & intervene to bring back balance & harmony, as well as turn stress to your advantage (stress for success).
2/ Integrating the mind into the healing process is fundamental! We provide you with a set of tools proven to help beat stress, including a series of relaxation exercises, healing visualisations, yoga & mindfulness.
3/ Feeling connected to ourselves & our loved ones is at the root of both ill-health (disconnection) & the healing journey. Love and intimacy are important factors in our well-being. Stress can destroy relationships, so it is important to begin the journey of healing our relationships with family, friends, colleagues & community.
4/ Drivers for change: we will inspire you to explore tools for navigating through stressful situations.
5/ Self awareness. Thoughts & emotions turn genes on and off, thus predisposing or exacerbating underlying health issues. Self awareness empowers you to understand your own emotional profile and therefore make life-enhancing decisions that will have long-term health promoting benefits.
I work with a range of nutritional therapists and master herbalists. It is possible to discuss with us the option of a nutrition programme designed around your particular needs, thus providing you with a fully integrated & sustainable approach to your wellbeing.
Designed to motivate, stimulate energy & help you commit to an enjoyable, realistic & achievable health-care routine, this programme seeks to empower you to achieve your wellness goals.
"Learning to connect regularly to what is important in life is the master key to change. We all struggle at times to find the inspiration to commit to a healthy lifestyle; it takes time, patience and support. The yoga & mindfulness element of these classes are an opportunity to explore your personal pathway to health & well-being; it is an invitation to create space for renewal".
Private Yoga Class: A UNIQUE Approach:
With a lifetime interest in complementary health-care, Anna has developed an inspiring approach to yoga that integrates the practice of mindfulness, creative Hatha / Vinyasa sequences, as well as visualisations to enable people to reach their full potential, improve fitness & restore vitality. These bespoke sessions are suitable for complete beginners or people with experience.
I use props for support & relaxing mindfulness meditations / visualisations to bring ease into the practice & create space for transformation to emerge. 'Learn how yoga can change your life from the inside out'.
Create & Manage Change Through Mindfulness: The reflective element of the class is designed around your particular needs and aims to bring a deeper awareness of the challenges you may be experiencing with regards to integrating healthy lifestyle choices into daily life. Techniques will be used to demonstrate the importance of creating space in our lives for change to emerge, as well as how to use mindfulness as a tool for personal transformation.
Content: Each session we will build the foundations of a healthy yoga practice. Starting with Asana (posture) and moving through breathing, meditation & the essential qualities of yoga as a life-enhancing practice.
In addition to working through a series of yoga sequences for health & vitality, the programme enables you to explore simple techniques to overcome the daily stresses that constrain life, health, passion & happiness.
How does this work?
You can book a 1 hour private yoga or mindfulness class for €75. I suggest your ring me to discuss your needs first (086 3952831). We can then find a suitable time that works for you.
Or, if you wish to book directly. Follow the link and I will email you to arrange a date and time.
Private Yoga & Mindfulness Classes: The first session is a consultation, where we will work together to design a programme to optimise your ability to gain as much benefit as possible from the sessions.
Six Daily Life Enhancing Practices:
Create space for self-awareness and reflection; learning why it is important to connect regularly to what is important in life.
Mindful movement & meditation for stress release.
Use creative thinking to strengthen resilience, re-frame stressful experiences & strengthen resolve.
Reduce our exposure to the negative aspects of constant digital connectivity: mental detox; time in nature.
Relaxation Exercises. 'Learn to let go', and move through change. Create space in your life to re-rejuvenate mind & body.
Compassion for oneself and others (develop more positive personal & work relationships). Become aware of what drives your emotions and responses to personal & external impulses / contexts.
Weather permitting it is possible to take a Mindful Walk in the woods. This will re-connect your senses, 'still the mind' & help you release deeply held tension.
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