Yoga Class Schedule
To book mail: [email protected]
Tuesday evenings at Clonlea Yoga Studios in Blackrock
Classes starts back on September 12th, 2017 and will run in a 12 week block until December 12th, 2017.
A two week midterm break is on Tuesday the 24th and 31st of October.
7.00pm – 8.15pm – Beginners/Improvers
8.15pm – 9.30pm – Improvers/Experienced
Cost September to November €180.00 (12 weeks)
These classes cultivate breathing, strength, cohesion, flexibility and deep relaxation. They include classic hatha Yoga asana, vinyasa, breath practices, moving meditation, therapeutic practices, somatic processes and guided relaxation. They are not suitable for complete beginners.* The class programme is centered around bringing the student forward confidently and safely in their practice while building a deeper understanding of what Yoga can do for you as a life practice.
* Beginners here refers to beginners with Lisa Petersen rather than beginners in Yoga
Private classes in Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Back-Care, Somatics, Stress Management, and Corporate Yoga have been temporarily suspended due to a busy international teaching schedule.
What to Bring
Bring a mat and a relaxed attitude. Wear loose comfy clothing. Try not to eat for an hour and a half before the class.
Directions to Clonlea Yoga Studios
Coming from Blackrock onto Mount Merrion Avenue, take the second left onto Sydney Avenue. Clonlea Yoga Studio is on a small laneway leading off Sydney Avenue. Look for the signposting for Clonlea Yoga at the first right turn-off. Drive 50 metres up the drive and the entrance to the studio is on the right-hand side.
Parking at Clonlea
There are parking spaces for 10-12 cars at Clonlea. This means the later class may need to find on-street parking and walk up the lane to the studio.
Bus: Buses from City Centre to Blackrock (Nos. 7, 8, 45)
Train: Dart from City Centre to Blackrock, 10 minutes walk from Station
Lisa’s Teaching Style
Balancing Body, Mind and Breath gives you ‘Yoga’ – or Union
I see Yoga as a living, breathing, growing, evolving art, science, technolgy and practice. I also believe that, as Thich nat Hahn says, “Practice is a verb”.
My influences come from Donna Farhi, Amy Matthews, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Eric Schiffman and many other wonderful teachers who have never done a day’s asana practice in their life. My classes are infused with developmental movement patterns, embodied anatomy and somatic enquiry drawn from over a decade’s study and teaching. I am lucky enough to love what I do and privileged enough to be able to travel all over the world to study, share and teach Yoga.
For any yoga newbies or those curious cats a typical class is comprised of the following:
- Asana and Vinyasa – Asanas are yoga postures. Vinyasa is a series of flowing movement sequences co-ordinated with rhythmic breathing. Together, they develop steadiness, strength and vitality as well as fluidity, ease and release. As a result, we feel more at home in our bodies.
- Pranayama or Breathing Exercises – We are always breathing. Yet, like waves on the shore, footprints or snowflakes, each breath is unique. Paying attention to our breathing is the easiest way to connect to ourselves because the breath is the invisible bridge between the body and the mind. Yoga teaches practical, accessible techniques for finding, observing, and balancing the breath. Consciously tuning in this way gives us a tool to calm the mind. In this way, a sense of balance is available in every breath.
- Mindfulness Meditation Techniques – Our thoughts are like clouds being blown across the sky, or projections on a movie screen. Even when the weather or the movie changes the sky is always there and the screen remains the same. Yogic wisdom tells us that there is a peaceful, unchanging matrix that supports and sustains everything else. Learning to observe our thoughts in meditation is a way of getting to know our true selves. Our awareness increases which naturally leads to healthier, happier choices in diet, exercise, life-style and relationships.
- Guided relaxation – Truly, deeply relaxing is an art in itself. Guided relaxation is a simple way to access that state of letting go. We tune into our deepest intentions, needs and desires and the body has more energy to heal and re-generate. My students always tell me they have their best night’s sleep after yoga.
All classes are relaxed and personable with careful attention to anatomy, alignment, safety, and the student’s personal needs.