Somatic Movement, Yoga & Meditation

Essential self-care, awakening, practices to strengthen, build resilience and help us cope with every day stress and mental health challenges.

welcome

why you should join us

My classes encourage movement as medicine. You will leave feeling energised and refreshed in both body and mind giving you space to move forward happily and peacefully. You could call me a one-stop yoga shop as through the years I knew that one type of practice was not going to work for my body, age, seasons, state, etc. It didn’t make sense to me to practice a really active, strenuous yoga class if I already had a very hard day and felt depleted. My whole ethos is about healing, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I would have been going against the grain so to speak. So I started searching what would be the right practice, taking into consideration the felt state or emotion present at any given time.

The key thing is to start where you are at, one step, one breath, one day at a time. I’m not saying it’s an easy journey but it can be the most rewarding. Learning, loving, understanding your-Self, your amazing Self is where it’s at and then spreading that light with the world.

 

Marian

UPCOMING EVENTS

OUR NEXT EVENT YOU’LL WANT TO TAKE PART IN

21 Day Meditation Practice

SUN-RISE MOVEMENT MEDITATION

International Yoga Day: 21st June. Online Charity Class (India)

May all beings everywhere know love and peace on this day and every day. Please join with me to celebrate all that yoga has offered to the millions of students around the world over the centuries, we bow. I will be offering a gentle, awakening, revivifying movement meditation that opens our hearts and minds to the beauty that lives within and without. Our intention will be to empty out the old and replenish with the new. All proceeds will go to an Indian Ashram (close to my heart) where they have been severely effected by Covid.

Suggested donation €10 through my Revolut account (Marian Dolan) and if that is not affordable for you, please still consider being part of our celebration this year. If you have any questions, please contact me.
My sincere love and gratitude to all.

DURATION: 1 HOUR

TIME: 6:30 AM

 

popular classes

for all ages and experience levels

Hatha Yoga | Yoga For All

HATHA

A very familiar style of yoga in the west known for its balancing of the body/mind. A practice that is the basis of many other styles that have come later.

Flow Yoga | yoga for all

FLOW

Also known as Vinyasa, flow is a style of yoga characterised by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.

Somatic Movement | Yoga For All

SOMATICS

A safe, gentle and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain, incorrect posture and many other related health issues for the long term.

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Benefits of Yoga

do some good for your mind & body

A MORE BALANCED MIND & BODY

Yoga encourages you to relax, slow your breath, and focus on the present, shifting the balance from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system. You’ll find both your stress levels and blood pressure reduced.

INCREASED HEART & LUNG FUNCTION

When you regularly get your heart rate up, you lower your risk of heart attack. Yoga will improve your overall lung function, including the volume of breath and the efficiency of exhalation.

GREATER STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY

Aches and pains related to tight muscles and joints or weak muscles will start to fade, and poses you once thought impossible will become more accessible to you. Yoga means you won’t need to sacrifice strength for flexibility

IMPROVED OVERALL EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Higher energy levels result in increased happiness, higher self-esteem and deeper sleep. Consistent yoga practice improves depression and an increase in serotonin levels and a decrease in the levels of cortisol.

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TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

“The experience of attending Marian’s Yoga Classes has proven to be a lifeline during the past year. Her online Zoom class schedule offers the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of classes which nourish body, mind and spirit. Rolling out a mat at home has meant that I can attend many more classes than before which has broadened my practice and ability. It has transformed my life through improvements in flexibility, strength, and fitness. “

“Marian’s training in Somatics adds greatly to her classes as she has a huge knowledge of the subtleties of movement. I love that her classes are so holistic. She threads her sessions with teachings about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Her energy and commitment in the classes comes, I feel, from her deep belief in the integrity of yoga and its ability to heal.”
“Marian’s training in Somatics adds greatly to her classes as she has a huge knowledge of the subtleties of movement. I love that her classes are so holistic. She threads her sessions with teachings about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Her energy and commitment in the classes comes, I feel, from her deep belief in the integrity of yoga and its ability to heal.”

“Thank you for the schedule for this weeks yoga. I am really enjoying the practices & find the routine really helps me get through my week, head and body-wise Although I just use my iPhone it’s perfect . Very de-stressing , so well done and thank you.”

“It was a super week and one I won’t forget. Thank you Marian and Shelagh your passion for yoga shone through and you have me practising my surya namaskar every morning since. Thank you all my lovely new friends for the laughs, the chats and as we say in Ireland, the super Craic we all had. Looking forward to our trip next year.”

“It was a super week and one I won’t forget. Thank you Marian and Shelagh your passion for yoga shone through and you have me practising my surya namaskar every morning since. Thank you all my lovely new friends for the laughs, the chats and as we say in Ireland, the super Craic we all had. Looking forward to our trip next year.”

“I had the pleasure of going on a yoga and Ayurveda trip to India, organised by Marian. It was a great experience with a wonderful group of people. I felt that the nature of the group was a reflection on Marian herself. Her energy seems to attract the nicest of people.”

“What an amazing week it was! Thank you both for a truly inspiring week. The location was perfect, the yoga was amazing and the company was brilliant. You complemented each other so well with your very different styles and I learnt so much. I made so many good friends last week too. Namaste”