Yoga on a rooftop, in a museum, at a festival?

Dearest yoga friends, 

It’s time to think about Spring and stirring things up. Who else is up for a little adventure?

After asking the universe earlier this year to throw some new opportunities and a bit of fun my way, the universe has performed spectacularly, proving my home town of Dublin is the winner when it comes to yoga fun and adventure this Spring.

First up is Mother’s Day, Sunday March 11th, on the rooftop of Brown Thomas, Dublin, for an event co-hosted by Lululemon. Taking place in a marquee amongst the rooftops of our beautiful city centre, we’ll meet before the store opens. We’ll be escorted to our mats under the sky and we will flow to celebrate LOVE. You don’t have to be a mother, you don’t have to have a mother, you just have welcome the unconditional, ever-present love that exists in all of us and celebrate that! 

The class will be first come, first mat, no need to pre-book. Guests are asked to line up outside the Car Park entrance on Clarendon Street for 9.45am, class is 10-11am. More details will be published on Lululemon Dublin’s Facebook Page on Sunday March 4th, you can follow my Facebook page for the link.

‘Renew’ is a yoga, nutrition, meditation event in St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, on Saturday 24th March from 9.30am-1pm. Yoga will take place inside the beautiful grand room of Pearse Museum or in the stunning walled garden, weather permitting. All proceeds from this event are going to support ‘Save The Hellfire’, a charity protecting our natural resources from commercial exploitation; tickets are for sale on their website; early bird prices are for a limited time only. 

Wellfest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival, is on in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on Sunday May 13th. I’ll be teaching ‘Rise and Shine”, a sun salutation based practice at 10.30am, join us! 

Adventures further afield are in Switzerland and Italy with Exotic Yoga Retreats in late summer. Classes and corporate meditation classes are ongoing in Dublin. For those who like their yoga in their pjs my online classes are always here. 

As humans it’s so easy for us to drift into patterns of just repeating the same old stuff. The ancient yogic texts refer to these patterns as Samskaras; imprints or impressions made on the mind by experience. We often just react to life, repeating theses old, worn out pathways. All we need to do to break these patterns is to experience something new. Add to that something really positive. Throw in a bit of fun. Add a dash of ‘just outside my comfort zone’ and now you’re talking! Those old samskaras don’t get a look in … new fresh pathways open up. 

Spring into Spring, yoga friends. One new thing. One unexpected conversation that provokes a fresh thought. One surprise encounter that turns a preconception on it’s head. One laugh out loud moment you didn’t see coming. Get unstuck. Grow younger instead of older. Have yourself some fun. 

“A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to it’s old dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

See you on the mat! 

Namaste, 

Sylvia.

Sylvia Ferguson