Michele has trained extensively with master teachers in the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Satyananda traditions in India, Ireland and the U.S. The variety in her studies over the years has enhanced her philosophy that yoga is for every body.
She has enjoyed working with athletes, children, professionals and people with therapeutic or rehabilitative needs. Some examples of class styles...
Vinyasa flow– A powerful practice of flowing Yoga postures linked together by the breath. Encourages flexibility, strength and proper alignment. Experience greater clarity and a relaxed state of awareness.
Gentle Rehabilitative – Easy gentle movements enhance joint mobility, relaxation and encourage strength and flexibility in areas that may be weak, sore or tender due to chronic pain. Work toward restoring the body’s natural balance combining gentile yoga, pilates and deep relaxation.
Michele is also trained as a Pilates teacher, Prenatal yoga teacher and Mum & Baby yoga teacher.
Qualified as a Holistic Health Consultant by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Michele provides lifestyle and nutrition consultations. More information on her website www.bodyworks.ie
Michele Van instructs the following:
Level 2 classes are designed to take you deeper into your practice by introducing asanas which will challenge you equally on strength & flexibility, so you can discover true harmony in body & mind.
Each class combines a dynamic asana practice with meditation, hands-on alignment, basic yoga philosophy, deep relaxation…and some good sounds!
As we suggest more challenging variations as your practice develops, this is a great place for you to laugh, play and grow in your own time.
Not suitable for beginners.
- Single Class €16
- Included in Unlimited Class Pass/ Class Packs
Level 1-2 classes are for those with some experience of yoga – intermediate and more challenging poses are introduced but variations and modifications will be offered.
- Single Class €16
- Included in Unlimited Class Passes/ Class Packs
Suitable for beginners and for those with some yoga experience
Open to those who are completely new to Yoga as well as those who are experienced. Must be beyond 14 weeks and can continue up until the birth.
Prebooking is essential.
What is Prenatal Yoga?
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is prenatal yoga.
Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility.
It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor.
What Are The Benefits Of Prenatal Yoga?
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Increased strength, flexibility and endurance
- Decreased lower back pain
- Decreased nausea
- Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome
- Decreased headaches
- Reduced risk of preterm labor
- Lowered risk of intrauterine growth restriction (condition that slows the baby’s growth)
- In addition to the benefits listed, studies have found there is a relationship between prenatal yoga and the reduction of hypertension-related complications, as well as, improvement of fetal outcome.
- Single Class €18
- 6 Class Pass €100 (valid for 6 months)
Your insurance provider may contribute towards your pre/ postnatal yoga expenses. Check your policy for more details. Receipts can be issued for classes.