Are you looking to spice up your life, or perhaps you’re looking to get off the couch and get in shape. Getting started is hard, and the choices are endless. At times, it may be overwhelming. So, why not try yoga?
Yoga is available all over the country, which is why we have devised a little Superprof guide to yoga classes near you!
We also have individual guides to lots of cities, including the many yoga classes in Limerick! (Keep reading to see more city guides to yoga!
Yoga is the practice of asanas, or ‘postures’. It originated from Hinduism, and is one of the six orthodox philosophical schools of Hinduism. Now, that all sounds interesting, but these days it’s more about keeping in shape while maintaining flexibility more than anything else. Think of it as gymnastics.
Yoga is beneficial in many ways, it is good for your mental health, and physical health! It is good for busy and stressed working professionals, and also high level athletes! It boosts your energy levels, flexibility and power. It can also really improve your sleep, which leads to a better mood in the morning!
So, how do I get started, I hear you ask. Below we have compiled a list of yoga instructors and classes in Cork to get you started on your journey to becoming a true yoga guru. Online or offline, there are plenty of options!
Where Can I Find Online Yoga Classes? YogaIreland Instructors
YogaIreland is a yoga practice located in Leixlip, in County Kildare. Don’t let the location throw you off if you dont live in Kildare or nearby - they offer their excellent services via Zoom, allowing you to attend their classes from anywhere in Ireland, or indeed the world,and all from the comfort of your home!
The online classes will cater to your timetable, no matter where you live!
Looking for yoga instructors in Galway? We have you covered too!
YogaIreland have been in business for over 20 years, guaranteeing the quality of their classes. They offer 1 on 1 classes, as well as corporate retreats for you entrepreneurs out there. No matter your level, or goals, you will find an instructor near you.
Whether you’re looking to improve your own personal health, or you’re looking to boost the morale of your working team, YogaIreland has it all. Perhaps you have been struggling with a physical or emotional limitation? YogaIreland offers specialized yoga therapy sessions which aim to help you work through said limitations.
It is a great bonding session for working teams out there, and it can really boost the mood, leading to a better work environment!
The positive testimonials are endless. With a professional staff that has been in the business for a very long time, the ratings don’t lie. With 4.5 stars and 380 reviews on Google, these are professionals you can trust with your health and your time!
Can I Do Yoga Workshops with Irish Yoga Association?
The Irish Yoga Association, a member of the European Union of Yoga has been around for over 40 years, and are the oldest yoga association in Ireland. They offer a variety of courses and workshops, ranging from personalized yoga classes to yoga instructor courses.
As such, the Irish Yoga Association has yoga instructors all over Ireland, including Cork. These instructors run their own personalized classes, each catering to students with different ability levels. For those of you who value the interpersonal aspect of yoga, I highly recommend this.
These past couple of years have been tough and isolating for us all, and a class that offers you the chance to meditate and meet with others, is very helpful to us all!
There are classes for beginners, for those who have dabbled in yoga before, and for people who have been taking such classes for years. If you want to become a yoga guru, there are choices available for you as well.
There is something for everyone. Membership costs €30 per annum, making this one of the most affordable choices out of our contenders. So, come on. Not only will you be supporting the yoga community, but you will be supporting your physical and mental health.
You won't just feel the benefits of yoga when you are in class, it creates a positive knock on affect that expands to all of your other daily tasks, leading to a better mood!
Himalaya Yoga Valley Cork
Himalaya Yoga Valley have several locations over Ireland, with their most prominent one being in Penrose Wharf, in Cork. They are a leader in the field of yoga education, and have been operating for more than 7 years. Yoga is growing in popularity as of late, but these guys were around before it became fashionable!
Their Penrose Wharf studio is spacious and homely, and their rates happen to be more than affordable too, with special deals being available regularly Keep checking in to see what kind of special deal you can find. A monthly membership will set you back €9.99 for the first month, with €19.99 for the following months.
Perhaps you don’t feel comfortable with striking poses in front of strangers. We get it, it can be daunting a class you have not taken before, well, you’ll be pleased to hear that they offer yoga classes online, which in today’s world is a blessing. They offer packages that include unlimited access to online resources, such as recorded classes and live classes.
Online classes are perfect for those that are a little unsure and shy, and also those who lead busy lives. Perhaps you are a stay at home parent that doesn't get the chance to leave very often. Do not let this stop you, as you will always be able to find an online class
And it is not just classes, either. Himalaya Yoga Valley also offer online courses, certified by the Yoga Alliance. Their courses range from simple guides on how to stretch, to full on teaching courses that will take you to their centre in Goa, India.
Yoga can be more than just a hobby, perhaps it can even be a career choice, and a new path for you !
Whether you want to get some of your youthful flexibility back, or you want to pursue the path of a yoga guru in hopes of one day starting your own studio, Himalaya Yoga Valley is the perfect choice for you.
So, come on - what’s not to love? Get those bones stretching
Cork Lotus Yoga
Cork Lotus Yoga is a rather homely yoga studio ran by Hazel and Katie, who put their own unique twist on vinyasa yoga. With years of experience, they know what they’re doing. Their yoga studio is situated in the heart of Cork City, on 19 Academy Street.
They provide classes for both beginners and those who are advanced, as well as offering some specialized classes, for example yoga classes for those who are recovering from injuries. This can be a great option for athletes of any levels.
Right now, they are operating exclusively online, but this of course changes with the restrictions, so be sure to keep checking in with them for the latest details! That aside, let’s talk about the prices. A single session for adults checks in at €15. However, Cork Lotus Yoga also offer ‘season passes’. For example, a 10 class pass for an adult is €105, saving you €45.
What distinguishes them from our other recommendations is that Cork Lotus Yoga have their own mobile app, called Mindbody. We would really recommend Cork Lotus Yoga because of how personal their classes feel. You can really get to know your instructor, and they get to know you. For those of you who value the interpersonal aspect of yoga, this one is for you.
Bikram Yoga Cork
Sometimes advertised as the best Hot yoga experience in Cork, Bikram Yoga Cork has a lot to offer. Established in Cork in 2011, their teachers and staff are highly dedicated and passionate. With years of experience, they offer a range of services, from Bikram hot yoga, hot pilates, to gentler Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the flow of energy throughout your body.
It is worth remembering that hot yoga is different to normal yoga, so be prepared to sweat!
Their classes are 90 minutes long and consist of 26 yoga postures. Their classes are suitable for beginners and accomplished yoga gurus alike, and if 90 minute classes aren’t for you, they also offer a 60 minute version, alongside other variants.
Bikram Yoga Cork also offer online classes, which, with the restrictions we are forced to live with today, is perfect for exercising in the comfort of your own home. Now that I’ve established their credentials, let’s talk about prices.
A single class will set you back €22. An online-only membership will set you back €65 per month, while an in-studio membership will set you back €105 a month. With the variety they offer, I believe these prices are more than fair.
If you’re unsure of which yoga path you want to follow, this is the one for you. If you don’t enjoy their Bikram hot yoga, there are many other classes you can attend, dipping your fingers in as many pies as you want.
Cork Yoga with Claire
Claire Dunniece’s interest in yoga started from a young age. From a small introductory book to managing her own studio, she had come a long way from who she was back then. During a trip to Indonesia in 2012 she began to deepen her practice of yoga with various teachers and styles of yoga.
In 2015, she travelled to India to complete her 200 hour Teacher Training in the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Goa (yes, the same Himalaya Yoga Valley we mentioned earlier). Now, she provides one on one private classes to students around Cork as well as running her own studio in Ballincollig.
Not only that, Claire is the co-founder of Prana Yoga Retreats, where she leads retreats at beautiful locations around Europe. I believe I’ve painted a beautiful picture of her credentials. So, what about her prices? How much does Claire charge for her wonderful services?
Currently, Claire offers a 2 week access ticket, costing you €24, giving you access to three different LIVE classes per week and on-demand replays for 7 days after each class. It also gives you access to her extensive video library. I believe that this is the best value you’re going to get out of our contenders today, so why not give it a shot?
If you enjoy your stay, you can always book a retreat (once the lockdown restrictions are over, of course) with Claire and practice yoga in scenic locations around Europe. From Poland to Italy, what’s not to love?
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Yoga is a wonderful outlet, be it for exercise or for getting rid of the stress that builds up every day, especially in the world we live in today, with lockdowns and restrictions placed upon us.
I sincerely hope that, with this list of yoga classes in Cork, you can find the right fit for you and your personal needs and start your journey on becoming a yoga guru. Who knows, perhaps one day you’ll be a part of this list. Yoga is as much a healthy hobby as it is a career choice, should you wish to follow that path!
We will leave you with this - don’t stress about the future and embrace the present. Live your life to the fullest, one yoga pose at a time. Cheesy, We know!
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