In less than three years, YogaYoga has gone from offering two classes a week in one location, to 15 classes in three locations (Knocknacarra, Renmore, and Ballybrit).
Natasha and Ken Coffey of YogaYoga attribute their rapid growth not only to the amazing and energising experience of the practise, but also to their choice of locations, range of times and extremely affordable prices. Another key advantage of their classes is that they offer drop-in classes – there is no need to buy a course and people can begin at anytime.
Natasha states, “Each and every one of our students is special to us and we understand that everyone will have a different practise. We provide a welcoming environment, blending a positive experience and energy to enhance our bodies, our minds, and our spirits.”
YogaYoga-Heated Yoga is a powerful, invigorating, yet accessible physical practise for 75 minutes that exercises and stimulates every part of the body. Each and every class offered is designed to suit everyone from absolute beginners to professional athletes.
Ken states, “The practise is deeply physical for those who are looking only for a work-out but the practise can also be an inner journey into your being. People come to the practise to improve or heal their bodies, but they return for the benefits that the practise gives to the mind.”
The practise is accessible for all age groups as well. “We are seeing people in their teens bringing their parents, athletes trying to heal and prevent injuries, or to lengthen their hamstrings, or tight hips, as well as people in their 60s finding enormous healing in their spines and improving the strength and balance,” states Natasha.
The practise quickly transforms the body with heat. The heated room allows the body to open quickly and the warmth allows the body to go deeper into the postures safely. The room is heated to 30 degrees, not 40 like some other forms of hot yoga. “The first 15 minutes of our warm-ups use upper body movements, which if done in a room at 40 degrees would leave you exhausted for the remaining 60 minutes,” Natasha states.
Many people shy away from yoga with misconceptions regarding its traditions. Myths include that yoga is either gentle or has strange “pretzel” shaped postures. While Ken and Natasha have a deep respect for the traditions of yoga, their practise is modified for western bodies. The biggest misconception is that you have to be flexible to do yoga. Increasing flexibility is certainly a goal, but Natasha and Ken recognise that there should be an equal balance between creating strength and enhancing flexibility.
Many sports groups competing on a national level have recognised the improved performance their regular practise with Ken and Natasha has brought to their success and have incorporated YogaYoga’s practise to their annual training schedule.
YogaYoga has classes in Knocknacarra, Renmore and Ballybrit and provide discounts for unwaged and students, corporate discounts and special rates for teams. Contact them at 087-6765839 or go to the website at www.yogayoga.ie for information on schedule and prices. Or follow them on Facebook at YogaYoga-Heated Yoga to keep up to date with special offers and for more information.