Classes this week:

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Monday morning in the Park Hotel

Gentle 10.30 – 11.30am

Tuesday in the Park Hotel

Continuous Beginners 7 – 8pm

Intermediate 8 -9pm

Friday in Bioactive Gym

Iron Yoga 7 – 8pm

All Welcome :)

Iron Yoga on Tonight

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Iron Yoga on tonight in Bioactive Gym 7 – 8pm.

All welcome :)

Do you need to Detox from FaceBook ?

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Facebook was originally set up for friends to keep in contact with each other. But as is our human nature we wanted more and more. More ‘Likes’ , more shares, more friends.
I can probably count my real friends on one hand. As a teenager you could probably count most of your class as close friends. When you leave school surely over time you will end up keeping in contact with two or three of them. You might make another good friend while at work. Then when you get married and have a family your world often shrinks down to your nuclear family. You end up too tired, too busy to keep up with everybody else.
So facebook seems like the perfect solution to keep in contact with everyone. Right ?
So then why when you log on do you feel so many negative emotions. Do the deadly sins of emotions such as envy and jealousy arise as you look at your ex-school friends third holiday abroad they year. Do you end up feeling inadequate as a parent because everyone else’s children seem to have so much more and go to so many parties, holidays, days out !
Do you feel guilty as a stay at home parent, so can’t afford to send your kids to every summer camp going. Do you feel guilty as a working parent that you can’t take your kids to the beach every day.
Is everyone looking thinner, sunnier, shiner than you ? Then it’s time to detox from Facebook.
Why detox from Facebook?
Firstly to live in the present. It is very hard to live in the present when your constantly checking out how fantastic everyone else seems to be doing. You need to content with ‘your’ life. It doesn’t matter if your working or at home. If you go abroad for the summer of if you camp out in the garden. YOU are doing the best that you can for your family. That is what counts. Not what you think you should be doing!
Face book is BOASTbook. We are so dependent on getting praise from others that every little thing has to go straight on fb. Childs first step? Recorded and put up. Hubby bought you flowers for valentines “I have the best hubby in the world, Love you baaaaaaby”. Eating a nice meal….pic of meal! The more ‘likes’ you get the more validated you are in your belief that yes my hubby is great, yes my meal is nice and so on.
What happens if you get no ‘likes’? Oh God my meal must look like crap. I must look fat in that dress. How dare they not like my cute child’s fist sneeze. Don’t you see you are relying on other people to validate your own feelings. You should own your own feeling regardless of how others view them.
Facebook is not reality. Everyone has their own struggles. Those lovely friends family holiday posts. The kids are in childcare for most of the week as both parents work. The parent sitting on the beach while kids pay in the sand. Because one parent is at home there is no money for summer camp. The pic of the flowers that hubby sent for valentines. Hubby constantly tells her she’s fat and useless. Maybe not true but the fact is WE DON’T KNOW. So take every happy pic with a giant pinch of salt.
Life ebbs and flows and so do friends. Not everyone is meant to stay in your life. You meet people for a reason and eventually they may leave. You are not the same person you were twenty years ago. In fact you are not the same person you were seven years ago. Every cell in your body changes every seven years (bones being the longest to change). Did something stupid or embarrassing ten years ago ? Doesn’t matter you are not the same person. Forgive that younger you and live in your present. We are meant to move forward. Keeping links to the past often ties you to the past. Cut those ties and set yourself free for the future.
How to detox ?
You can ‘hide’ friends so you don’t have to see their timeline. Or you can delete them. Yes, I said Delete. Trust me you will not vanish into a dark hole. True friends will have your mobile number and if anyone need to contact you they can easily private message you even if you are not imaginary friends.
Iv a fb account mainly for my work. I had nearly 300 ‘friends’ but went down to 25 of close friends and family. Mainly for ease of contact when arranging to meet up with the kids. Do I feel friendless ? No I have the same amount of friends as I had before I deleted. I no longer have the automatic response of sharing whenever one of my kids does anything. I now just watch them and be there with them…not them and 300 ‘friends’.
So set yourself free and believe that you are good enough and doing enough when you have your family’s love. No ‘like’ needed 😉

Class for this week

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Monday Morning’s Gentle Yoga is on the earlier time of 9.15 – 10.15 due to summer camp on in Leisure Centre in Park Hotel.

Tuesday in Park Hotel

Continuous Beginners 7 – 8pm

Intermediate 8 – 9pm

Friday in Bioactive Gym

Iron Yoga 7 – 8pm

All Welcome :)

Iron Yoga Class on Tonight

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Iron Yoga class on tonight in Bioactive Gym 7 – 8pm.  This is a unique class using Weights with Yoga.  Come and get stronger, leaner and fitter .

All Welcome :)

Classes for this week:

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Today, Monday Morning Gentle Yoga is on in Park Hotel 10.30 – 11.30.

Tuesday in Park Hotel:

Continuous Beginners 7 – 8pm

Intermediate               8 – 9pm

Friday in Bioactive Gym

Iron Yoga                     7 – 8pm

All Welcome :)

No Yoga 13 – 20 June

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Hi all,

NO yoga this week 13 -20.

All back to normal next week :)


Summer Yoga :)

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Summer Yoga Classes in the Park Hotel:

Monday     Gentle Yoga      10.30 – 11.30am

Tuesday     Continuous Beginners     7 – 8pm

Intermediate                   8 – 9pm

Classes in Bioactive Gym:

Friday     Iron Yoga                        7 – 8pm

Summer Prices:

e10 pay as you go

e80 for set of 9 classes *no time limit*

Iron Yoga

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Exciting new class starting with Bioactive Gym. IRON YOGA. A unique mix of Weightlifting and Yoga.

We will start with a Yoga warm up followed by 30/40 mins of weightlifting and ending with some deep yoga stretches.


Starting Friday 29 May.

Time: 7pm – 8 ish

Location: Bioactive Gym, West Gate Business Park (up by the Fire Station)

Cost: e8 to be paid to Bioactive Gym (please note this is separate from Yoga Suain’s pay in advance classes)


How Weightlifting & Yoga complement each other.

  1. Strength and flexibility

Although yoga is great at building natural strength, for someone looking to put muscle on, strength training is the way to go. Similarly, for those who put on weight easily and are looking to slim down, yoga is one of the best ways to tone your muscles and develop flexibility.

  1. Explosiveness and endurance

If you do full-body compound lifts at the gym, and lift weights explosively like you’re supposed to, you activate your fast-twitch muscle fibers. This helps you develop power and speed. In yoga, by doing the movements slowly and holding poses for a while, you activate slow-twitch muscle fibers, which builds endurance. It’s useful to maintain a balance between both these types of muscle fibers, and doing a hybrid training routine enables this.

  1. Controlled aggression and relaxation

One of the things about a good strength-training program that makes use of progressive loading is that you need to get psyched up before each workout. This is because you’re lifting heavier weights each time, which helps develop controlled aggression. In yoga, when done right, even if you’re doing challenging poses which causes you to sweat, you feel completely relaxed at the end. This helps get rid of unwanted stress.


  1. Better muscle shape

One of the things about strength training is that it builds more visually pleasing muscles. One could also argue that back in the day, when yoga was developed, people had to lift and walk more in their day-to-day lives than the typical modern person, which helped them get some of its benefits indirectly. Strength training also provides a metabolism boost, which helps with weight loss, increases bone density and helps maintain joint flexibility.


Up Dated Time Table

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Hi all,  Please note Teen Yoga has been postponed till September.  Too many preparing for exams at the moment.

If any teens would like to still attend a class please come along on Tues 8 – 9pm or Wed 8 – 9pm.