Body and Movement

Yoga

Woman practises Yoga on grass at sunset.

Yoga at Oscailt

For us, Yoga is about working with each individual body, building strength from the inside out, and opening to the flow of life.

We believe that everyone can practice and benefit from yoga regardless of age, experience, or level of flexibility.

Oscailt aims to create a sanctuary where mind, body and spirit get a chance to recharge, and chill out.

Gentle Yoga Class

Mondays, 5.45pm – 7.00pm, with John McGuire in the Yoga Room

Gentle Yoga is a unique sequence of movements and postures which is suitable for beginners and early improvers. The practice is designed to increase flexibility, release hidden energy and relieve stress. Gentle Yoga is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. Full details of the benefits which the practice delivers are available on the Gentle Yoga website:

www.gentleyoga.ie.

Each class includes a warm up which starts with movements to loosen up the lower back, stretch the spine open the hips and concludes with the Dasha Chalana churnings which bring attention to the ankles, the knees, the waist, the shoulders and the neck. The warm up is followed with some standing postures and a modified flow of sun salutations. The practice continues with some seated postures involving gentle forward bending, backbends and twists. It concludes with a few minutes of relaxation in Savasana after which you will leave the studio with a relaxed body and a calm mind.

Anthony Kearney Yoga

Wednesdays, 6-7pm, in the Yoga Room

In this class we will build awareness of the body and the breath, the pace at which they move and how they move. The regulation of the breath is important because it focuses the mind, in this class you will learn simple breathing techniques and asanas, (steady, comfortable yoga postures). This class will help you understand what right effort means in our yoga practice and our lives.

Yoga Teachers at Oscailt – Profiles

Anthony Kearney, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Yoga Instructor

Anthony Kearney

John McGuire, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Yoga Instructor

John McGuire

Anthony Kearney, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Yoga Instructor

Anthony Kearney

Anthony has been teaching over 20 years. He initially studied Asthanga and Iyengar yoga, and is a certified teacher in a number of disciplines including bodywork. From the very beginning, Anthony fell in love with the practice of yoga and meditation having been captured by the flowing techniques along with the mental and physical benefits it provides. He completed an extensive yoga teacher training programme with senior teachers Graeme and Leonie Northfield in Australia. Anthony has a strong background in meditation, having trained in and number of Buddhist monasteries around the world. Anthony is dedicated to the practice and teaching of traditional Yoga. He is enthusiastic to share his accumulated experience with you, encouraging you to practice with patience and discipline, to be individual and non-competitive and to practice in a joyful way.

John McGuire, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Yoga Instructor

John McGuire

During his two decade yoga journey, John has practiced Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and more recently, Shadow Yoga with a number of inspirational teachers including Dave Curtis, Anthony Kearney, Yvonne Treacy and Karen Watson.

In 2013, he decided to participate in a three-year Teacher Training Programme under the guidance of Dave Curtis and was delighted to become a certified teacher in 2016.

Tel:087 255 1723

Email: john@gentleyoga.ie