Alison H

 

Alison, an experienced teacher for many years started her love for fitness during her school-days, taking part in All Ireland athletic finals. After studying health and fitness in Bedfordshire UK , her first job was to overview the exercise regimes’ of clients in Henlow Grange Heath Farm, now part of the Champneys group, U.K., following on to teach in Johannesburg South Africa, then returning to Ireland work in Slenderhealth, Stillorgan.

 

She became a Yoga teacher after being introduced to yoga by one of Ireland's leading Yoga teachers Orla Punch and has had instruction from international yoga guru David Swensen.

 

Alison qualified in PPI (Pilates Performance Ireland) Mat Pilates/International Balanced Body and has built on this knowledge with First Generation Pilates Elder, Mary Bowen who was a friend and pupil of Joseph Pilates.

 

Upgrading workshops in:

  • PPI Pilates for Pre/Post Pregnancy
  • PPI Flexion Pathologies
  • PPI Pilates for Children

She has taken further workshops in Somatic Movement with Somatic Educator, Lisa Petersen.

 

Alison is known for her accessible and welcoming approach to fitness, creating an environment where pupils learn their exercise principles correctly with enjoyment and fun.



Alison H instructs the following:
  • Yoga 1
  • Suitable for beginners and for those with some yoga experience

  • Yoga 2
  • 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. 
     
    Price: 
    • Single Class €16
    • Included in Unlimited Class Pass/ Class Packs 
     

  • Gentle Pilates
  • Gentle Pilates is a perfect class for those who prefer a Pilates with a gentler pace. This class is for everyone including those who are slightly in more mature in years allowing more time to focus on improving body balance and strength.
     
    Price: 
    • €12 drop-in rate/ 6 classes €60
    • Incl. in Intro Offer/ Monthly Membership 
     
    **Wednesdays Gentle Pilates class is moving to Tuesdays from the first week in September - the first Tuesday class will be on Tuesday, 7th September.

  • Pilates Beginner (Level 1)
  • The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. It is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind,which aims to promote a feeling of physical and mental well-being.Benefits include toning the stomach, buttocks, thighs, upper body. Increasing strength, flexibility, improving circulation and respiratory function. Boosting immune system, improving posture and lowering stress.


    Not suitable if pregnant.  If you have a regular yoga practice at Yoga Dublin and want to continue attending non ­prenatal class only some teachers permit students to attend when pregnant so please notify us when booking to check with the teacher.

  • Pilates Intermediate (Level 2)
  • For those who have attended Pilates level 1 or 1-2 for a while (at least 15 classes), not for beginners.
     
    Not suitable if pregnant. If you have a regular yoga practice at Yoga Dublin and want to continue attending non ­prenatal class only some teachers permit students to attend when pregnant so please notify us when booking to check with the teacher.

 


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