Kundalini Yoga Classes at The Ananta Yoga Studios, The Tap, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow
We are excited to introduce two new Wicklow Yoga Classes and a great new instructor to the already busy and diverse class schedule this month at The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow!
We are delighted to welcome Aisling Plunkett to our ever expanding team of instructors at The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow! Aisling will be leading two Kundalini Yoga classes each week commencing on week of Monday 3rd February 2014.
This form of Yoga is suitable for everyone regardless of previous experience, age or fitness levels.
Kundalini class times as follows
– Mondays 9.45 – 11.15am
-Tuesdays 6.00 – 7.15pm
For further info re class rates or to book a space please call/text Aisling 087 9126366
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Its practice brings unity to mind body and spirit. Through Kriyas, Mantras, Mudras, Meditation and Pranayama (breath-work), a physical, mental and spiritual balance can be quickly attained.
Kundalini Yoga was first brought to the west in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. In the past Kundalini Yoga was only taught to royalty, nobleman and scholars. Yogi Bhajan believed that everyone had a right to learn and practice this style of yoga and made it his life’s work to spread these teachings. No matter what your physical state Kundalini Yoga can be practiced with ease and comfort. No previous experience with Yoga is necessary and you will feel the benefits even after your first class.
What to expect in Kundalini Yoga Class –
“Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo is the opening mantra that rings out across the Kundalini class. Dressed in white sitting cross-legged on a sheepskin, a turbaned teacher leads the chant. The mantra is used to connect with the universal wisdom within and also to the energy of teachers past present and future. The mantra translated to “I bow to the wisdom of the divine teacher within”.
In recent years Kundalina Yoga has begun to attract a large celebrity following. Just ask Madonna, Courtney Love, David Duchovny, and Rosanna Arquette – all of them have taken Kundalini yoga classes. A stream of a-list actresses includes Jennifer Aniston and Melanie Griffith. Andie McDowell credits her youthful appearance to yoga, rather than the botox so many in Hollywood have used. Oprah loves the divine music of Kundalini yogi Snatam Kaur and chants with her regularly. Humanitarian and ambassador of LOVE himself, Mr Russell Brand is also a devout follower of Kundalini Yoga.
So what’s attracting all these celebrities’ to Kundalini Yoga?
Well, Kundalini yoga also known as the “Yoga of Awareness” when practiced, we are unlocking the powerhouse of energy that is lying dormant at the base of our spine. It is often illustrated in diagrams as a coiled serpent resting just below the base chakra.
Kundalini Yoga is a technology of angles, timings, subtle movements, meditation, mantra and breath which together become the “KEY” to unlocking and harnessing this energy. It gives us the opportunity to connect with and unleash our infinite potential. Each class is focused on awakening your Kundalini energy, safely and carefully rising this energy up through the chakras enables us to gently clear mental, physical, emotional and psychic blockages. As you learn connect to a higher consciousness the technology of this yoga helps clear Karma and balances our physical and energetic systems.
It’s very different to a mainstream Yoga Class. Although Kundalini Yoga is very different to conventional Hatha practices, along with all yoga traditions it shares the one goal, to yoke the finite with the infinite. With supposedly over 5 million prescribed variations of breathing and exercise sets (Kriyas) and meditation combinations, every Kundalini yoga class will more than likely be different each time.
There will be some elements that stand out and are unique to every Kundalini Yoga class – for instance, most Kundalini yogis generally where white (said to enhance your aura). Also, when facilitating a class the teachers will cover their heads with a scarf, bandana or turban to protect their crown chakra and enhance the experience of meditation. Both students and teachers will often be seen sitting on a sheepskin rug which protects the body’s electromagnetic field.
All classes throughout the world will close as they begin, with mantra. “Sat Nam” is the chosen closing mantra which is chanted 3 times. This mantra translates to “truth is my name” and it connects you to your infinite truth. Love Happiness, Love Health, Love Yourself, Awaken your mind, body and soul with the Yoga of Awareness……….
Aisling Plunkett – Kundalini Yoga Instructor at The Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow
Aisling teaches Kundalini Yoga at The Ananta Yoga Studios. For almost a decade now she has been working with a variety of holistic therapies. She is a Master Teacher of Usui Reiki and is also an accredited trainee Master teacher with the Diana Cooper School of Angels and Ascension.
After practicing yoga for many years Aisling is now teaching Kundalini classes at the beautiful Ananta Yoga Studios, Wicklow and hosts residential Juicy Yoga retreats in Moneylands Farm, Arklow throughout the year.
Aisling also facilitates an array of workshops and combines her wealth of knowledge on complementary therapies with her passion for helping people realize their true potential through positive thinking and attitude.
She also writes for the “Messenger” a monthly magazine distributed around Wicklow and north Wexford and has had published articles also in “Positive Life” – a national Magazine and has a monthly column called “The Juicy Corner” in the Diana Cooper Irish newsletter.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011 she is keen to share what steps she took enabling her to become a Cancer Victor. She is always available and willing to take a call from anyone whose life has been affected by cancer. Aisling is actively involved with Arklow Cancer Support Centre and is currently teaching Yoga, meditation, relaxation and breath-work classes there.