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Yoga

Yoga Classes at the
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Our in-person yoga classes are on a drop-in basis.

You can attend our in-person classes by purchasing a Yoga Cards or by paying per-class.

Cost:
One off payment – €15 waged or €12 unwaged
Yoga Card (10 Classes) – €100

All of our online classes are offered on a donation basis. If you’d like to join any of these yoga classes via Zoom contact the DBC.

Yoga Class Times

Beginner’s Level:

Monday: 1 – 2pm (In-Person Only)

Tuesday: 5.30 – 6.45pm (In-Person Only)

General Level:

Tuesday: 1 – 2pm

Wednesday: 1 – 2pm

Wednesday: 4.15 – 5.15pm (In-Person Only)

Thursday: 6 – 7.15pm (Hatha Flow with Johanna – In-Person Only)

Friday: 1 – 2pm

Saturday: 10 – 11.30am

Intermediate Level:

Wednesday: 5.30 – 7pm

(The intermediate class is for those who have been practicing shoulder stand & head stand for at least a year.)

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Join our Yoga Mailing List

You can keep up to date with our yoga events by signing up to our Yoga Mailing list. Signing up will mean you will occasionally (every couple of months) receive an email detailing any events coming up regarding yoga.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a form of physical exercise that will have positive effects on your body and mind. It is a highly effective tool to help calm the body and mind, as well as alleviate stress, leaving you more relaxed, energised and calm.

Yoga gives energy, which enables us to lead life fully and with enjoyment, and works on lots of different levels of our being.

Physically it strengthens the body by developing greater flexibility and balance. It can give relief from numerous common ailments and allows stress to loosen its grip on us.

Psychologically, yoga sharpens the intellect, aids concentration and steadies the emotions. And beyond that, yoga brings awareness and the ability to be still, which gives rise to inner peace.

Why not try it? Our classes cater for all levels of age and experience. Our custom built meditation and yoga room is a beautiful space in which to do yoga.

Our central location in Dublin 1 is right beside Connolly Station and Busaras, and very near O’Connell Street, and so very easy to get to.

For more information see our pages about:

Iyengar classes lead by Pavara

Hatha Flow classes lead by Johanna Varghese

At the moment all of our online classes are on a donation basis.

Thoughts for the Day

Over the past few months the Dublin Buddhist Centre has made a few thought for the day videos.

Here’s a selection from our yoga teacher Pavara.

Yoga & Meditation Days

We also run Yoga and Meditation Days, teaching both the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving-Kindness meditation practices, as well as having two sessions of yoga. These are a great opportunity to see how meditation and yoga can go hand-in-hand with each other.

04 August

Yoga and Meditation – Day Retreat

Time 10:00AM
Cost
On this day retreat, we will be learning the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Development of Loving-Kindness' meditation practices, and doing two invigorating yoga sessions. Led by Pavara. An In-Person Event.

Yoga & Meditation Retreats

Twice a year, we run Yoga and Meditation Retreats, which run Friday to Sunday in a beautiful setting of Mucklagh House in Co. Wicklow.

06 September

Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat

Date September 6, 2024-September 8, 2024
Cost
A retreat for people who wish to meditate and practice yoga in ideal conditions in the Wicklow Mountain countryside. Led by Pavara and Prasannadeva. An In-Person Event.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will just need to bring yourself and some suitable clothing for yoga to the class. Mats, blocks and all other yoga equipment are provided. Suitable clothing is clothing which is not tight and will not impede your movement. A good example is tracksuit bottoms and a loose t-shirt.

There are also facilities to change your clothes in the centre, especially if you are just coming from work.

People usually turn up a few minutes before the class to change and relax in the main yoga room and quietly prepare for doing the class.

The yoga teacher will then start the class, usually with some meditative body awareness postures, and then move into a progressive sequence of postures aimed at deepening flexibility, awareness and strength. These postures include standing postures, forward bends, back bends, inverted postures, and twists.

The class then ends with a period of relaxation, called shavasana.

Do not eat a large amount of food directly before the class. It is best to arrive in good time so that you won’t be hurried or rushed, and can relax more deeply once the class begins.

If you’re stiff and unflexible, all the more reason to do yoga! We have many people who come to do yoga just for this reason, and they learn how to work with their body and, over time, become more flexible and supple. Even after one class people can notice the difference.

Our courses have a wide range of ages, from young adults up to retirees. Both men and women come to the classes, from all walks of life. All that’s needed is an interest in improving your wellbeing!

Yes, yoga can be of enormous benefit for back problems and other injuries. If you do have injuries, it is important to let the teacher know beforehand of your condition and to be extremely gentle and careful in the postures themselves, only going so far as you and the teacher feel is safe.

As well as helping bad backs and injuries, yoga can also help in cases of joint, circulatory, and respiratory problems.

You can still do yoga when you are pregnant, but not all yoga poses are suitable for you when you’re pregnant, and so you should go to a dedicated pregnancy yoga class. Unfortunately we are unable to provide yoga facilities during pregnancy.

Have we answered your question?

Feel free to contact us about using the following form or by emailing us.

    Are you interested in learning Yoga?

    Web: www.dublinbuddhistcentre.org | Email: info@dublinbuddhistcentre.org
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