: About Yoga Village
YogaVillage provides a full range of yoga classes in a variety of different styles to all ages and levels in the heart of Dalkey.
Dee, one of YogaVillage’s founders, is committed to providing teaching of a very high standard, and all our teachers have excellent qualifications. We aim to make yoga accessible and enjoyable for all.
YogaVillage is located on St Patrick’s Road, Dalkey, County Dublin, opposite Idlewidle Café and next to Kelly’s Design and is easily accessible by car, bus or DART.
: Yoga Styles
- Yoga for Beginners
- Relax and Enhance Meditation
- Slow Moving Yoga
- Vinyasa Open
- Hatha Flow
- Vinyasa Flow
- Yoga for Runners & Athletes
- Yoga for All
- Friday Yoga
Yoga For the Whole Family
- Yoga Kids
- Yoga for Teens
- Mum & Dad Baby Yoga
Workshops & Yoga Retreats
Upcoming yoga retreat to Italy, May and October 2014
Are you in need of a break? From your life, routine, housework, kids, school lunches and all the other humdrum things that eat away at your time?
How does waking up every morning to a sumptuous breakfast, followed by a stroll through a
n olive grove and a swim in a sky-blue pool sound? Interested?
This coming May and October, I’ll be taking a group of 20 on another yoga retreat to Sabina in beautiful Umbria, Italy. The weeklong holiday features four hours of yoga and dance daily, the best vegetarian food you’ll ever eat, and plenty of downtime to chat, have a massage, walk or hang in a hammock reflecting on your life.
If taking it easy doesn’t appeal to you, you can also avail of the many trips on offer to Rome and nearby sites and towns of interest. Torri, a medieval village with barely 1,000 residents, is about 3km away – just right for a morning stroll.
Last year, we explored our inner diva and dancer, and kept the local wildlife awake with lots of very loud music and laughter. A group of stressed-out hens arrived off the plane… and returned home as fully-plumed, graceful Yoga-swans. (Ok, that might be a BIT of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean.)
So when is it? May 3rd-10th and October 11th-18th. We fly to Rome and then take a car or the train into the Umbrian hills.
Cost: a single room is €1,300 or €1,000 if sharing.
Here is what some students said after last year ,
Sabina, in Italy, October 2013. From the moment we drove through the beautiful gates, we were embraced and nurtured by our hosts there, and by our wonderful Dee. The ambiance, camaraderie, delicious organic food, early walks on the dewy grass to glorious yoga at the stunning sunsets, made for a pretty perfect week. There was no need to travel far from Sabina… we had everything there to nurture mind and body. Both came together as one whether on the mat or breaking bread. We mindfully made our way through the finely tuned variations that Dee can bring to morning and evening sessions. I smile when I think about returning. Catherine Crothers .
“The most magical retreat.we had a fabulous trip beautiful location,top of the range re generating yoga,delicious food,lovely group of people,lots of laughs and deep moments!Great weather,all in all a perfect trip.Thanks Dee
January Juice and Detox (four days from 28th-31st)
Join us for a super energizing week of yoga, dance, breathing for detox and lots more. After the class you will be given a juice and encouraged to stay detoxing all day every day. It’s €25 a day or € 85 for the full course. Limited availability.
Granville Cousins April 26th 10-4pm .
The practice of Yoga has many facets. From the classical static forms of practice, usually known as Hatha Yoga, to the more dynamic forms associated with Astanga yoga. Both ways of practice are valid and appeal to the different needs and aims of the practitioner. yogAsana is not a new form or style of practice . It is a traditional method to still the thought process and open up energy pathways thereby achieving a peaceful and happy state of mind. It is a way of clearing the clouds of the mind so that we can once again bathe in the radiance of our own sunlike mind..
In order to move towards this ideal, we first begin our practice with Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation. This sequence consisting of 12 postures, works to open our Heart to the source of wealth within our own selves. Just as the sun radiates warmth and vitality on the physical plain, so our Hearts radiate love and compassion as is its true nature. The spine is flexed backwards and forwards alternatively as one progresses through the sequence of asanas. The sequence is repeated 3, 6, 12 rounds or more according to ability. To complete 6 rounds takes only 8 minutes. Over the weeks and months we try to aim for a regular daily practice of 6 or 12 rounds. These movements will warm up our bodies, help to correct spinal misalignments and prepare us for further yoga practice.
These are then followed by the inverted group of asanas or postures. The first is Sirsasana or Headstand. This is held progressively from 2 – 5 minutes. As the duration of these asanas increases, the Sahasrara chakra at the Crown of the head is benefited. Pranic energy is made to flow through the Nadis or energy pathways, and waken the other energy centers which make up the Chakra system of the subtle energy body. One experiences emotional well-being and more self confidence. This is then followed by Shoulderstand or Savangasana, Plough or Halasana, and Fish or Matsyasana. These asanas complement each other and are to be practiced as a sequence. From this point the practice can go into differing directions according to what is to be worked on by the practitioner. Sessions conclude with a period of relaxation in Corpse pose or Savasana in order to allow the mind and body to absorb the benefits of the practice.
As the sessions progress then meditation will be introduced. This will be from the practice of Mindfulness of Breathing. The purpose is to bring the mind to a place of calm so that one can begin to recognize and cultivate the innate nature of the Mind. We learn to live with this mind in our daily lives and to develop skillful ways of protecting our Happy Mind.
Granville teaches Yoga Classes and Workshops in the Manchester area of the UK. He has practiced yoga for over 40 years and studied with Yogacara Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar at the Ramamani Institute in Pune, India, and the late Derek Ireland at The Practice Place in Crete. He teaches yogAsana and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Classes also on a private basis in Manchester and the Rochdale areas. Amongst his clients are sports oriented individuals and groups from the fields of Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf etc. He also leads Yoga Holidays and Workshops in such countries as Ireland, Turkey, Portugal, Tobago, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and the Middle East, in fact wherever he is invited.
By attending his classes you will benefit from his many years of experience working with people interested in physical well-being, sports people and those who would like to go deeper into the more spiritual aspects of yoga practice.