Breathing is key to living. Breathing fully initates the relaxation response and is the first step to improving health. At Breathing Place, we want you to take a deep breath as you enter our relaxing space offering two beautiful bright studios and calming therapy room.
Kapalabhati, a sanskrit word meaning Cleansing Breath is the name of our hot studio where we practice Forrest Yoga in 27° heat. Bhramari studio is named after the humming breath; with high wooden ceilings it offers the perfect acoustics for chanting, hatha and meditation classes. Ojas is our organic beauty and therapy room, an ancient Sanskrit word for the body’s essential energy or “fluid of life.” When ones Ojas is high, you can experience bliss, joy, balance, and total well-being.
Through our combined service at Breathing Place of regular massage, organic skin care, yoga and Pilates, you maximise the body’s essential energy, returning to your natural state of perfect health.
Breathing Place is run by Ger Kinane, a qualified yoga instructor from the Irish School of Yoga, with a post-graduate diploma from and member of Yoga Therapy Ireland who has been practising yoga for 16 years and teaching for 7 years. Ger completed the YogaBugs, Radiant Child level 1 and level 2 training programs and teaches the YTTC Yoga for Kids teacher training program in Ireland.
Additionally, Ger has trained with Ana Forrest in the US completing the Forrest Yoga teacher training, Forrest advanced teacher training, Forrest Mentorship and Forrest Continuing Education for teachers programs. Ger brings this unique style of yoga to Ireland which teaches students to go deeper, find truth and connect to spirit. Ger has also assisted Ana Forrest on her European workshops and hosted Ana in her first ever Irish Forrest Yoga workshops in January 2011.
Our Pilates classes are lead by Heidi Stapleton a qualified instructor from The Pilates Institute of Ireland. Heidi's mat and ball Pilates classes are fun and challenging with various levels offered from beginners to more advanced students. Heidi continues to build her knowledge and experience with the many certified workshops run by Bodyfirm Pilates in Dublin.
Hatha classes are lead by Patricia O'Connor, a graduate and member of Yoga Therapy Ireland. Patricia has undertaken additional studies in yoga therapy and is excellent at accommodating students with limited mobility. She also runs yoga for Parkinsons workshops at the studio.
Tara Synott is a holsitic therapist qualified and experienced Reflexologist and certified mindfulness instructor, leads our meditation classes. Tara is passionate about meditation having experienced the benefits herself first hand. Tara also leads specialist workshops at the studio throughout the year.
Yoga and Pilates classes open to men and women. Regular practice helps increase energy, fitness and releases tension to feel more calm and grounded.
The studio is a peaceful haven with natural light and wooden floor to practice and learn including a small Yoga Boutique with yoga inspired gifts, music CDs and quality yoga equipment.
Breathing Place Yoga offers classes for Beginners, Improvers, Mum & Baby, Children, Teens and Pregnancy. Yoga is open to everyone.