We all know the multi-faceted benefits of Yoga: increased flexibility, assists in living a more mindful life, gets your heart pumping, increases lung capacity, improves sexual function, and a range of other life-changing, feel good factors. So, if you’re in the City of the Tribes, and fancy trying out an adho mukha svanasana (or a downward dog to you and I who don’t speak Sanskrit) here’s some of the best spots to check out Yoga.

Check out Yoga With Aoife – a pregnancy and sports yoga class in Moyard, Connemara. Classes range from gentle Yoga, suitable for beginners (6.15-7.45 p.m), continuation class (8-9.30 p.m) held at Yellow Door Studio Clifden, and pregnancy Yoga classes each Thursday 6.30 p.m in Moyard. The lovely Aoife began her Yoga journey in 1997, taking classes with Nollag Carroll in Galway. She has completed her Yoga teacher training Diploma with the Irish Yoga Association and Pregnancy Yoga teacher training with Yoga Therapy & Training Centre. Contact her at 086 8421400 or info@yogawithaoife.com. Or check out http://yogawithaoife.com/

Neasa Maria Yoga, Hatha tradition is in Galway City, Mervue and Renmore. Neasa’s classes currently run in Renmore, Galway; classes from Beginner, Improver and Intermediate level are available for all. The Beginners Yoga term kicked off on Thursday January 14th. To book into the next batch of ten week classes contact Neasa 087 7950103 or visit www.neasamariayoga.com

Bikram Yoga Group is a 90 minute therapeutic series of 26 hatha yoga asanas, and two breathing exercises performed in a room heated to 40 degrees. The sequence has been designed to exercise every muscle, organ, tissue and gland of the human body. In combination with the heated environment, the Bikram Yoga posture series is a practical system of disease prevention and health maintenance. They offer student discounts up to 20%. It is €49 – 1 months unlimited Bikram Yoga. Or get a 66% OFF Annual membership. Check out their website for further rates at http://bikramyogagalway.ie/rates/

Ciara Ni Dhiomasaigh’s Body Wisdom workshops explore how we find ourselves in stillness and movement, especially how we connect; the patterns that bind and limit in our everyday lives are revolved around these classes. To contact Ciara give her a (meditation) bell on 0874155808 or email ciara.bodywisdomyoga@gmail.com