Yoga with Hazel

Weekly classes

Tuesday 10am – 11am  Level 2 currently online only
Friday 10am – 11am   Level 2 currently online only

Cost: 4 weeks 50 euro per class

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

An online Yoga Workshop with Hazel – Opening the heart – the seat of wisdom, empathy and understanding

Date: Saturday 17th October 2020

Time: 2.00-4.30pm

As the darker months approach we have an opportunity to slow down and turn inwards.  It is also a wonderful time to listen deeply to our own selves and follow our own unique rhythm.  Through opening the heart we can delve deep within and heal. The heart can heal the separation that dominates our culture today. It is through the heart that we can relate to others on an authentic level, both human and non-human. 

We will start with gentle, floor work giving ourselves the opportunity to quieten and drop inward whilst working into stiff areas of the body. This will be followed by a stronger, dynamic practice focusing on slow and deliberate movements opening the channels of the body and relieving dullness or stiffness and freeing the spine to aid in the opening of the front body. We will work with an openness to what our bodies reveal to us. We will finish with some more restorative postures and deep rest.

Cost: 35 euro

Contact: Hazel at hazel@thesamadhicentre.com or 085 7672591

Online Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Hazel
Upcoming Dates: 6th November 2020
Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm

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. All you need is a bolster (these can be improvised), blanket and a warm, space where you will be undisturbed.

Cost: 20 euro
Contact: Hazel at hazel@thesamadhicentre.com or 085 7672591

 

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.