Patricia teaches Hatha Yoga. It is the traditional teaching of yoga postures, which work on the whole body so that you can develop poise, self confidence, strength, flexibility and an open peaceful mind, so that you can feel more alive, relaxed and ultimately happier. She also teaches the alignment of the Iyengar yoga method and the flowing sequence of Ashtanga/Vinyasa. She incorporates her 25 years of teaching and practitioner experience from her own practice and study, to present yoga classes that you can enjoy and grow from.
A typical class consists of:
- Centering – letting go tensions, worries , responsibilities and anxieties
- Pranayama – Breathing Techniques to energise yet calm body and mind
- Asana – Postures to develop strength, flexibility and poise
- Meditation – To calm mind and tune into your Higher Nature, your Perfection
- Relaxation and Guided Visualisation – To absorb the benefits of breathing techniques, posture work and go home from the class feeling refreshed, revitalised and recharged.
All Yoga Waterford classes – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced – take into account each person’s ability. There is no competition within the class and each person is encouraged to have an attitude of non-competitiveness and an open peaceful mind. Each day we come to our yoga practice you are encouraged to look within and assess where you are at – are you present or distracted, energetic or exhausted, are you looking to the past or the future? To practice yoga with awareness, comfort, joy and delight we focus on what is going on right now – in the present.
We have a relaxed encouraging atmosphere so that you can develop your yoga practice at your own pace. We pay careful attention to alignment and safety with each person taking responsibility for their own practice. You will be guided as to best practice and if you have any questions or difficulties all you need do is ask for help or clarification. Yoga is an unfolding journey. Each day as you practice it will unfold and peel away the many layers of physical, mental or emotional resistance we place on ourselves as we live our lives. It is a gentle, fun and supportive unfolding. All we need to be is open to the journey of yoga. Just as you would make a holiday journey or an adventure journey – it will have its surprises, its obstacles, its delights and joy. Most of all it will give you new insights and awareness of your good self.
The Yoga Centre Waterford offers various sessions of classes throughout the year. The classes usually fit in with the academic year. So we have autumn, winter, spring and Easter courses.
Courses can be of 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks duration. Courses offered include Hatha Yoga, Energetic Yoga – Vinyasa style, Gentle Yoga, Breathing Techniques, Meditation and Mindfulness, Pregnancy Yoga.
What you need for yoga class
- Wear comfortable light clothing, not too baggy. Cotton is good.
- A non-slip yoga mat, which you can purchase at any sports shop or on line.
- Shoes are removed before entering the studio
- Have a light snack two hours before the class
- Drink water before and after the class
- At the end of class for relaxation it is advisable to have a warm blanket or a fleece as the body temperature falls quickly after the posture work
- It is best to be on time for the class so that you are not rushing and in a flux at beginning of class. It is also a good discipline.
Please contact Patricia Roche to discuss any of our services by phone: 051-871906 / 087-2661831 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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