Total Beginners Introduction to Yoga with Riana Walsh May 2024

This course is Onsite

Course Description:

This course is designed for anyone with zero previous experience of yoga, so if you have ever been curious about yoga, and what a yoga class practice entails, this course introduces you to the absolute basics in a supportive environment. The teaching and learning approach is interactive and experiential, your questions and curious mind are welcome.

We’ll explore:

  • some key yoga poses (and individual adaptations of poses to enable you participate safely in a general class),
  • basic breath awareness practices, 
  • introductory meditation techniques,
  • relaxation methods,
  • an introduction to basic yoga philosophy which inspires a mindful yoga practice,
  • an explanation of key expressions,
  • Sanskrit terms frequently used in yoga classes.

Weather permitting, we might even have some practice time in the abundant Sanctuary gardens.

Day & Date: Fridays, starting 17th May 2024 (start date changed from 10th May)

Duration: 4 weeks

Time: 11.45am – 1pm

Price: €60.00

About The Facilitator


    • Riana commenced her initial three-year classical yoga teacher training in 1999 with the Irish Yoga Association (IYA).


    • She then continued Post Grad Diploma studies with the IYA, Yoga Therapy Ireland, and an introductory course to the viniyoga of Yoga with the Centre for Yoga Studies.


    • She has also completed the ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology.


    • More recent studies include a Yin Foundations Module with Josh Summers and the Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra Training with James Reeves of the Integrative Rest Institute.


    • Further studies led her to the one-year Training in Mindfulness, followed by a Compassion Based Living Course and completing the Certificate of readiness to teach the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) with the Mindfulness Association.


    • In 2019 she fulfilled the requirements of Anusara® Inspired Yoga Teacher, a branch of Hatha yoga that uniquely integrates deep spiritual teachings and principles of alignment to support an uplifting, dynamic and expressive yoga practice aligning body, heart and mind. 

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