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What Is Restorative Yoga?

By Asana, Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Students, Teachers, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

Find out more about Barbara and her upcoming Restorative Yoga workshop through our Q and A below! Hello Barbara! So, what is Restorative Yoga? There’s a quote from the renowned Restorative Yoga teacher, Judit Lasater that I like “We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to relax. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to rest deeply and completely.” And that, in a nutshell is was restorative yoga is: a slow, gentle…

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What Is Kundalini?

By Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Pranayama, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

This week we get to talk to the lovely Emer about what Kundalini yoga is, how it can change your life, and what she’ll be offering at her summer-inspired YogaHub workshop this weekend. Hello Emer! So, what is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini Yoga was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan. It is considered to be one of the most comprehensive of all of the yoga traditions as it combines many practices such as meditation, mantra, physical postures and breathing techniques. It…

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What Is A Sound Bath?

By Dublin, Healthy, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Music, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

YogaHub is really excited to be bringing the very knowledgable Tom Toher to our studio this weekend for an amazing Sound Bath workshop. Below is a Q and A we did with Tom so he can tell you more about what sound baths are. Hope to see you there!   Hey Tom! So, what is a sound bath? As the name suggests, a Sound Bath is an immersion in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are healing for your body, mind and…

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4 Benefits Of Hip Openers

By Asana, Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

Hip openers tend to be both very challenging, but also very loved in a yoga practice. Even when they feel somewhat uncomfortable, pretty much everyone who keeps up a continuous practice grows to love them. So what is it? What is that strange mixture of unease and wonderful release in hip openers? 1 – Releasing Stress – One of the main benefits of hip openers is stretching and strengthening muscles that are directly connected to our stress response. One muscle…

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5 Benefits of Restorative Yoga

By Dublin, Healthy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Rachelle Hicks, Restorative, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

Restorative classes and restorative poses have a reputation for being so yummy. They’re like the dessert of yoga. It sometimes makes you wonder: Can something that feels so nice be good for you? Here are a few practical examples of how a restorative practice can benefit you mentally, emotionally, and physiologically. 1 Repairs the body and nervous system. The beautiful slow-motion pace of a restorative practice, coupled with an intimate experience with the breath, can help to drop us drop…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Julie B

By Dublin, Ireland, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub My Yoga story I reluctantly stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time 10 years ago. At the time I didn’t really know much about yoga. From what I did know, I had a feeling it wouldn’t be for me. I don’t often admit it, but this is one time I am very happy to say–I was very wrong. From that first yoga class I knew yoga was something that would be a huge part of my life….

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5 Benefits Of Being Upside-Down

By Asana, Dublin, Ireland, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

There are many times in yoga that you might find yourself upside-down. Whether it’s a forward fold, a handstand, head stand, or even downward dog, they all different ways of doing what’s called an inversion. A yoga inversion is basically any variation of a pose in which your upper body is either completely upside down or about 45 degrees upside down (like in downward dog). There are many things we all experience when doing inversions. It might feel like all…

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YogaHub Teacher Spotlight: Chris Flack

By Dublin, Ireland, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational, Rachelle Hicks, Teachers, Wellbeing, Workshops, Yoga, YogaHub

All of us at YogaHub are very excited to announce the new YogaHub Teacher Spotlights on our blog. Every 3-4 weeks, we’ll tell the story of one of our beautiful instructors. Enjoy!   Chris Flack tells us about his yoga journey by breaking down his experience with meditation, and offers helpful meditation tips! I meditate 24×7. I, am a legend. …I don’t and, I’m not. Although when I started meditating I’m pretty sure that was my goal. On a yoga…

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An Interview with Poncho Cottier

By Asana, Dublin, Teachers, Workshops, Yoga

We’re so excited to finally have Poncho Cottier joining us at the YogaHub Dublin next month. This, like all of our events with teachers from overseas, can and has taken 2 years to organise as Poncho’s schedule is so busy so we are very grateful for this opportunity. So who is Poncho Cottier and what can we expect in his upcoming weekend of Workshops? We would have interviewed Poncho on video but he is currently on an island teaching where…

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