David and Laragh Cunningham, who run yoga schools in Galway city and Barna, are among Ireland’s most respected yoga teachers. They are now opening a third venue at Ocean Fitness in the Salthill Hotel. Their work with the Connacht rugby team and Galway footballers has encouraged more men to try yoga, and their commitment to staying at the cutting edge of yoga and health has paid dividends as the Yoga Shala is the only yoga school in Europe to teach a style of yoga called yoga synergy.
Yoga synergy is traditional hatha yoga with an understanding from modern medical science devised by physiotherapists and yoga teachers Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss from Sydney. “We spent four months with Simon and Bianca last year, a month this year, and convinced Simon to come over here to teach his first classes in Europe last week,” David Cunningham explained. “We are excited that our seven experienced teachers are the only teachers of this style of yoga in Europe, and with 25 teachers in training, next year we’ll have quite a team of teachers to develop our yoga with sports teams, kids in schools, and regular students.”
A new term of yoga starts on Monday September 12 and includes classes for total beginners to advanced practitioners, pregnancy yoga, mother and baby yoga, and gentle yoga for over 55s.
For bookings visit www.theyogashala.net or call (085 ) 1573153.