Yoga with Hazel

Weekly classes

Tuesday 10am – 11am  Level 2 LIVE CLASS NOW AVAILABLE
Friday 10am – 11am   Level 2 LIVE CLASS NOW AVAILABLE
Saturday 11.15am – 12.30  For improvers

Cost: 8 weeks 100 euro or 15 to drop in (for 1 hour class) and 17E to drop in on Saturday

Contact: hazel@thesamadhicentre.com or 085 7672591

Moving to the rhythms of your body which is intricately connected to the rhythms of nature is the core of Hazel’s practice and teaching.  Hazel has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching for 10. Her classes incorporate strong alignment principles which allow the body to function at its optimum and ensure a safe yoga practice and body awareness.  

Workshops

A Spring Equinox Yoga workshop with Hazel
When: Saturday 21st March 2020
Time: 2.00-4.30pm

The spring equinox is a time of rebirth and growth. A time to watch the earth wake up as if being reborn. It is the dawn in the wheel of the year; life is waking up to the brighter, longer days.  It is a time to allow the dreams we have been dreaming all winter to begin to germinate. A time to cultivate the seeds of what we would like to see growing in our lives and let go of what no longer serves.

The transition from inward turning to outward turning can throw us a little off balance, like any transition it can take time for us to settle into the new change and the spring equinox is when the earth finds that perfect balance.

In Ayurveda, we are at the heart of Kapha season, a time where lightness, spontaneity, curiosity and bitter greens are needed.  In this workshop, through traditional Hatha Yoga asana, pranayama and restorative stillness we will be exploring our own heart space, which longs for the balance of light and dark, during this time of rebirth and growth.

Cost: 35 euro

Contact: Hazel at hazel@thesamadhicentre.com or 085 7672591 for more information or to book a place

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Hazel
Upcoming Dates: TBC
Time: 7.45pm-9.15pm

Let go of the outside world, turn inwards. Allow yourself to find deep rest with Restorative Yoga. Using props restorative yoga allows the body to open in a nurturing and relaxing way, offering a healing and recuperative experience. We will practice stillness and gentle asana, allowing the mind to quieten and our attention to move deep within. We will close our practice with a yoga nidra; also known as yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra is a resting in a deep awareness of what is.
No experience necessary, just a willingness to be quiet and still. Booking essential, places limited

Cost: 20 euro
Contact: Hazel at hazel@thesamadhicentre.com or 085 7672591 for more information or to book a place

 

Biography

Hazel Branagan

Email : hazel@thesamadhicentre.com

Moving to the rhythms of your body which is intricately connected to the rhythms of nature is the core of Hazel’s practice and teaching.  Hazel has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching for 10.   Her practice intensified while studying Ayurveda and Yoga in Jaipur Rajasthan in 2004.  Having tried many different styles, she trained in Vinyasa Flow with David Curtis in 2008.  It incorporates strong alignment principles which allow the body to function at its optimum and ensure a safe yoga practice and body awareness which is integral to the beginning of the yoga journey.

She completed a second extensive teacher training course with Dave Curtis in 2010.  She trained annually with senior Iynegar teachers, the Chanchani’s in Dehradun, India and continued her Ayurvedic studies in Chakrapni Ayurvedic Clinic until the birth of her son in 2013.   Since then, Hazel has furthered her Ayurvedic studies under the guidance of Dr David Frawley and attending seminars with Dr Vasant Lad and continued to study Yoga with her teacher David Curtis and other visiting teachers primarily in Shadow Yoga.  Recently she had the privilege of completing a 30 hour training under the guidance of Ramaswami, the last long term living student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya.

Yoga is beyond a physical practice, it is a tool to enable us to experience our connection with nature and its rhythms.  Not only does yoga bring health and vitality to our lives,  it also helps us to find courage and strength to trust our own innate intelligence and live through it.  Although Hazel’s classes are strong and dynamic she has a keen interest in the powers of restorative yoga.  Ayurveda is incorporated into her classes and workshops through the yoga practice.

Hazel set up the Samadhi centre in 2005 where she does Ayurvedic consultations and teaches yoga.  While pregnant with her son, Hazel studied prenatal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tully in the UK.  After the birth of her 2 children, she believes even more strongly in the power of yoga and the powers of the body and what it can reveal to us in our deepest moments.