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By Saoirse O'Donoghue Warrior Yoga, May 13 2019 08:45AM

Introducing Warrior Kids Yoga Stories: Breathe & Play Granuaile. This is the first kids yoga book offered by Warrior Yoga Sligo. The book was developed by yoga teacher, Saoirse O’Donoghue, following years of experience in the field of kids yoga. The beautiful illustrations are completed by Zia McClean also a yoga teacher and youth worker. In Granuaile, the reader takes a journey back in time with Morgan, the yoga-loving cat, travelling to the Irish landscape of long ago to embody the traditional Celtic story of a young girl’s struggle to follow her dreams through yoga.


Warrior Kids Yoga Stories engage and encourage learning through breath, playful movement and imaginative yoga fun. These adventures are easily adapted to suit either a class scenario or they are a fantastic opportunity to bond with your own children in a unique and joyful way.

Warrior Kids Yoga are really excited to announce their debut kids yoga book is now available for purchase online at http://www.warrioryogasligo.com and in shops including Shells, Strandhill, Sligo and in Liber Books, O’Connell Street, Sligo.


Authors:

Written: Saoirse O’Donoghue-RYT Chartered Level 1 - RYTC, ARYT500, Anusara Inspired™

Illustrated: Zia McClean – ARYT500





By Saoirse O'Donoghue Warrior Yoga, May 10 2019 03:23PM

I am so happy and delighted to announce Warrior Kids Yoga Story Book 1: Granuaile is now available to purchase online.


This book has been beautifully illustrated by Zia Maclean and it has taken some time and effort and whole lotta love to finally arrive.


In Book 1, we introduce you to Morgan the yoga-loving cat on his first adventure to Ireland of long ago and the story of Granuaile told through yoga.


Warrior Kids Yoga stories are fun and actively engaging for kids from three to one hundred and three. Have fun with physical yoga poses and breath play, whilst learning about traditional folk stories from the Ireland’s past.

Just follow the link to Warrtior Yoga Sligo Shop and you can easily purchase your copy today:


http://warrioryogasligo.com/shop/4594584394

By Saoirse O'Donoghue Warrior Yoga, Sep 4 2018 08:36PM

Introducing a NEW Level 1 Course in Hatha Yoga commencing Thursday 20th September 7-8:15PM.


Dive in to Yoga this Autumn - whether you are new to Yoga or you have been out of practice or even if you feel like a slower paced practice - as long as you can peel yourself off the floor you are good to go. Join me at my Home Studio.


It's the perfect time to enrol in some Warrior Yoga Classes on Knocknarea to renew and revive body and mind…


New Timetable:

Flow Yoga: New 4-wk Course Monday 17th September 2018 7:45-9PM 1/2 spaces Left


Yin & Tonic: New 4-wk Course Wednesday 19th September 7-8:15PM FULL


Flow Yoga: New 4-wk Course Wednesday 19th September 8:30-9:45PM 1 space left


Yoga – Level 1: New 4- week Course Thursday 20th September 7-8:15PM spaces available


Either book a course or contact me before a class to drop-in if there's room- you are welcome.

Classes @ Home Studio, Moon Hill Lodge, Knocknarea, F91 KW66, Sligo (ask me for directions when you book🙏)-Classes Suit Most Levels- as long as you can pick yourself off the floor- you’re good to go!


Course cost: 4 weeks €40 or €14 drop-in (Prior Booking Only). Numbers Limited. So please book early to avoid disappointment.



By Saoirse O'Donoghue Warrior Yoga, Sep 3 2018 09:16PM

My Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga…


Classes at Warrior Yoga Sligo are starting up again in the coming weeks and for those of you who are thinking of taking up Yoga for the first time or perhaps after a break away and are teetering on the edge of the great Yoga abyss, I thought I would put a few words together to explain what I think are the top benefits of a Yoga practice. Perhaps this will ignite something in you- something to help you take that final leap or push yourself into the unknown…


Yoga for me has been a long and arduous personal journey, sometimes emotionally challenging and other times inspirational but it always gives me a sense of coming home to my “self” and the nurturing so sorely needed to grow resilience to the onslaught of life’s challenges.


Reason No. 1 Connect to your “self” – you know, Yourself?


The word Yoga translates as “bond”, “yoke” or “connection” and I like to think of it as a way to connect body and mind and through this connection, a change in consciousness occurs over time, a realisation that you have the choice to be the master of your destiny, the creator of your reality… I like to think of the self as the light of consciousness that dwells in the heart space, and it’s through the connection to the “self” that we can begin to evolve truly as spirit beings. You know you have found your “self” when you express and act from the heart. Being in this space allows you to plug in to something greater than just ourselves, to all beings around you and surround yourself with like minds and a reality of your choosing.


Reason No. 2 Learn how to slow down the mind by developing focus & concentration


I originally began my practice in my early teens when I needed to quieten the incessant mental processing and allow me to focus. Breathing techniques we use are key to learning how to focus the mind and it’s so simple really just SLOW down & focus on the breath…and that’s how we begin ...


Reason No. 3 Reduce stress & develop a cosmic forcefield of resilience!!


Now you have the simplest of breath practices, the breath soothes the body as you move through poses either dynamically or holding statically, a sense of calm begins to pervade and this calm allows you develop a buffer between you and what’s going on around you, just enough space to choose to react in whatever way you see fit. The longer you practice the more this sense of buffering like a cosmic forcefield is prolonged.


Reason No. 4 Develop a refined body awareness, strength, flexibility and balance


You only get one body at a time and you have a responsibility to maintain it and the good news is it’s never too late to start. Yoga helps the body begin to unwind and release tension held in the tissues and can relieve pain. Long holds increase hydration in the joints and encourage mobility, whereas dynamic sequences build strength. Yoga can help with postural alignment and this has knock-on effects on the ability to breath fully, to oxygenate the tissues and ensure a vital, healthy body going forward.


Reason No. 5 Just FEEL….. BETTER


There is no two ways about it, each time you step onto that mat, you can leave all your troubles at the door and begin afresh, re-connect and use the practice of breath, movement and stillness as a salve to soothe, to nurture, to heal, to feel…BETTER. Yoga time is time for your Self.


Classes begin week of 17th September.

Check out my website http://www.warrioryogasligo.com or facebook https://www.facebook.com/warrioryogasligo for further information



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