Yoga Suain – All classes now finished

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Yoga Suain is currently not running classes.

Gentle Yoga now Finished. All Classes Finished at End of May

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Please note Gentle Yoga on Thursday Mornings is now finished.

Tuesday Classes

Beginners 7 – 8pm

Continuous Beginners & Intermediate 8 – 9pm


Tuesday classes continue till the end of May.

Then all classes will be finished.  Please use up all vouchers by the end of May :)

Spring into Yoga

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Classes start back today

Tuesdays in The Park Hotel

Beginners & Pregnancy 7 – 8pm

Continuous Beginners & Intermediate 8 – 9pm



Gentle Morning 10 – 11am

All Welcome :)spring into yoga

Easter Holidays

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No Yoga for next two weeks.  Back to normal on 5 April :)Easter

Mid Term Break 14 Feb – 21 Feb

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mid term

NO yoga on next week due to Mid Term Break :)

Classes back to normal week after.

Plus Size Yoga Class

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Plus size yoga now available at Yoga Suain in The Park Hotel.
Always wanted to try yoga but was terrified of entering a Yoga class because you are pus size?
Joining a Yoga class can be daunting at the best of times. Google ‘Yoga’ and you will come across very skinny, very bendy women in a variety of seemingly impossible poses? Most of us often do not feel good enough. We are never thin enough, fit enough or bendy enough.
Yoga teaches us to honor the body we bring to the mat. It is your body. It is the only one you have so do what makes it happy.
Yoga helps us to accept our bodies. To admire its strengths and work with its weaknesses.
It is not about punishing your body. Its about accepting yourself as you are RIGHT NOW. Not when you lose 20bs, not when you can run 5k. Your body is fantastic just as it is now.
By speaking positively to yourself you will realise that you respect yourself by treating your body is a way that makes it feel its best. That can be by eating food that makes it feel alive. Exercising to keep it limber and agile.
With this in mind Yoga Suain developed Plus Size Yoga class.
Why do Yoga?
Any physical activity will improve mobility and general health. Doing yoga decreases stress, improves flexibility and increases muscle tone and strength.
The overweight often have trouble with joint pain; yoga can help by improving the body’s alignment to reduce strain on joints by allowing the frame to bear more of the body’s weight. Yoga also develops your balance, which helps you feel grounded and reduces the likelihood of injuring yourself in a fall. People who are overweight often feel disconnected from their bodies — yoga helps to bring the mind-body connection to the fore, which can improve self-image and acceptance of your body. Most importantly, yoga can help you feel better, both improving your physical fitness and elevating your mood.
Yoga and Weight Loss
In order to lose weight, you must limit your caloric intake while also engaging in regular exercise that raises your heart rate. If weight loss is your primary goal, there are more effective methods than yoga. Yoga will make you feel better, but is best thought of as a part of your overall wellness routine than as the path to thinner thighs
Remember Yoga is a Weight Bearing exercise. The weight you bear is your own weight. By holding your own weight you will build more muscle mass. The more muscle you build the more fat you burn!

Classes Tuesday 7 – 8pm in The Park Hotel. For more info contact Mary 0876977426




Plus size yoga

Classes for this week

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Tuesday in The Park Hotel:

Pregnancy 7 – 8pm

Beginners & Continuous Beginners 8 – 9pm



Continuous Beginners & Intermediate 8 – 9pm



Gentle Morning Class 10 – 11am

Time Table for October to December 2015

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Monday in Kilmacthomas Business Park:
Continuous Beginners: 6.30 – 7.30pm
* Finishes Monday 2 Nov.
Tuesday in Park Hotel:
Pregnancy 7 – 8pm
Continuous Beginners: 8 – 9pm
Wednesday in Park Hotel:
Intermediate: 8 – 9pm
Thursday in Park Hotel:
Gentle Morning 10 – 11am

*all classes subject to change


Yoga Classes this week 28 Sep :)

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Monday in Kilmacthomas Business Centre 6.30 – 7.30pm

Tuesday in The Park Hotel:

Pregnancy 7 – 8pm

Continuous Beginners 8 – 9pm

Wednesday  in The Park Hotel:

Intermediate 8 – 9pm

Thursday in The Park Hotel:

Gentle Morning 10 – 11am

Continuous Beginners 11 – 12pm

Friday in Bioactive Gym:

Iron Yoga 7.30 – 8.30pm

Private or Public

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Congratulations you’ve just found out your pregnant. But are you prepared? Let me help you answer some of your questions. As a trained practicioner in Hypnobirthing, a Yoga instructor and a mother of four I’v always had a great interest in pregnancy and birth.

Public or Private?
Once you have confirmed your pregnancy it’s time to decide where you would like to have the birth. There are four healthcare options available to expectant mothers – public, semi-private, private and home birth.
All expectant mothers and their infants to the age of six weeks are entitled to six free GP visits. These visits can be claimed by completing the relevant form, which your GP will have.
Regardless of the type of healthcare you may ultimately choose, hospitals encourage mothers to choose combined care. This means that you alternate visits between your own GP and the hospital/obstetrician.
Public System
You can claim for six visits to your GP, which will be covered by the HSE (usually four during pregnancy and two afterwards). The relevant form is available from your GP and must be completed and returned to the HSE.
If you opt to go through the public system, you must book into the hospital for the birth. You will be given an appointment for attending the public clinic, in the hospital, where you will be seen by a doctor. You can still choose combined care and alternate visits between the hospital clinic and your GP. Queue times are inconsistent but you can usually expect about an hour’s wait. At the birth, a midwife will attend you and should a doctor be required the doctor on duty will attend.
The advantage of the public system is that it is free. Some people enjoy the camaraderie of ward life and make friends with other mums. However, ward life is not for everyone. Visiting hours can be restricted as a public patient. Also, when your fellow patients have visitors this can be intrusive if you do not. Ward life starts early and babies are usually left with their mums most of the day, although they can be left in the nursery during the night. Basic toilet and bathing facilities are provided but are shared between wards. Meals are normally served at dining tables in the ward and there is normally no menu choice.
If you choose to go privately you can choose to attend a semi-private clinic in the hospital or see an obstetrician (OB). Whichever option you choose, you can also still choose combined care, alternating visits between your GP and the hospital/obstetrician.
Going private involves two things – your medical care and your hospital accommodation.
You will be given a general appointment time and will usually see the same OB for all your visits. However, queue times can vary considerably as the clinics operate for a usual three-hour period on a first-come, first-served basis. Your fee does not include the attendance of your OB at the birth. Should a doctor be required at the birth there will be a Master of the Day on duty (this alternates between all consultants so you may have the OB you were attending at the clinic). Caesarean will be fully covered; other situations may not (if this is the case, your private health insurance provider contributes to the doctor’s delivery fee but you may have to make up a shortfall).
Semi-private accommodation in the hospital can be a two-bed or four-bed ward. Toilet and bathing facilities are provided on each ward (depending on the hospital).
If you decide to opt for private care choose your OB and book as early as possible. Some OBs only deliver in certain hospitals so do check to make sure that your OB can deliver in the hospital you would like. Choosing to see an OB privately means that you are given a specific appointment time and that you always see the same doctor. You will be booked into the hospital by your OB so it is not necessary to do this yourself. Your fee normally includes the presence of your OB at the birth. If your OB is unable to attend you, there will be a consultant OB on duty. Consultant fees vary. Your six-week follow-up appointment may not be included in the attending fee.
If you are a private patient in a public hospital there are extra costs. Extras on the private system include ultrasound scans (may not be covered by your insurer), epidural, anaesthetist fees, doctor’s delivery fee, special care nursing, pathology and paediatrician fees. Again, your insurer may contribute to these costs (check what you are covered for). You may also choose to attend a paediatrician privately for baby’s six-week check up.
A normal hospital stay (semi-private or private in a public hospital) is three days. Some insurers will cover accommodation costs, hospital charges etc.(check with your insurer for specifics). If your hospital stay is longer than three days and is medically necessary, costs may be covered but a letter from the hospital/doctor is necessary. Caesarean is fully covered.
Private accommodation is normally a single room with ensuite toilet and bathing facilities (sometimes shared with one other single room, depending on hospital). As with semi-private, meals are served in your room and there are menu choices. There are also televisions and telephones provided. Normally, there are no restrictions on visiting times for fathers. One big advantage of private accommodation over shared accommodation is the peace and quiet of an individual room. Private accommodation cannot be booked in advance (simply because babies rarely arrive on time!) but is normally allocated on a first-come, first served basis. There is no guarantee of a private room but once baby has been delivered you will be put on a waiting list, as accommodation becomes available you will be moved.
If you opt to attend a private hospital, your insurer will contribute to your accommodation costs. Due to a smaller number of mothers and babies, nursing care is more attentive. However, private hospital care is more expensive than private care in a public hospital and every service must be paid for (including infant accommodation). There may also be restrictions in terms of visiting, so check with the hospital.
Community Midwives
Community Midwives enable women who are deemed at ‘low risk of complications’ to see members of a dedicated midwives’ team for their antenatal visits and to have a member of this team deliver their baby, either in hospital (Domino Scheme) or at home. Antenatal visits are made either to the Community Midwives’ Clinic or to a local health centre. Additional visits are made to the woman’s home.
Each woman interested in the scheme will have a routine scan at around 18-22 weeks and a full physical examination to assess suitability for the scheme. If any problems develop during the pregnancy or in labour, you will be immediately transferred back to full hospital care
With Community Midwives you are entitled to an early discharge after birth, if you wish, and the midwife will visit you at home for up to a week after the birth. In some areas, Community Midwives provide Domino care where you may be transferred home 6-12 hours after giving birth in hospital, provided there are no complications.
This service is free.
Midwifery-led clinics
Midwifery-led clinics provide healthy women, who don’t have risk factors for pregnancy and labour, a choice in how they access maternity care. A team of experienced midwives provides the care. Mothers can give birth in a uniquely designed birth room where they are cared for by a midwife and where they can avail of facilities such as music, a water pool or supportive aids (for example, gym ball or bean bags) if required. At any point where a problem is detected or anticipated, formal contact is established with the obstetric or paediatric team on call or the woman’s GP, if appropriate.
Mothers can have an early discharge home and one of the team of midwives will visit them at home, daily if necessary.
This service is free.

Home Birth
If you choose to have a home birth, the HSE will contribute a maximum amount, approximately €500 to the cost of the birth. They will also provide you with a list of participating doctors and midwives.
Health Insurers will also contribute to the cost of a home birth, depending on the policy you have. Check with your insurer to ensure that you comply with any criteria they may have and also the amount they will contribute.
For upcoming Workshops contact Mary 087 6977426