Thank you 2013!

THANK YOU 2013!

For everyone who came to class whether it was for one week, one course or all year sharing your presence and your practice is a great gift.

For the opportunity to raise funds for charity – we raised €120 for the Philippenes at very short notice. Combined with a sister event in Amsterdam the total amount was €750!

For the inspiration of the many teachers I have met, many of whom don’t even know they are teachers.

For the lessons, some of which were painful.  All of which were valuable.

For the showing me more of the UK, Greece, The Netherlands and giving me the opportunity to share my passion for Yoga as a student and teacher both here and overseas… planting seeds for more adventures….

WELCOME 2014!

Already shaping up to be a great year of travel and Yoga.

Starting with “The Gift of Yoga”on 5th Januray at the Grainstore Ballymaloe this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a full (or half) day of self nurturing after the festive season.  Full details are on the events tab.  Just a few spaces left!…

On the 8th January at 1830 I will be at the Laughing Buddha Yoga Room, Midleton for a Yoga Foundations class.  This is a great chance for complete beginners and experienced practitioners alike to find out a little more about Yoga, the philosophy behind it, explore some different breathing techniques and styles of practice. This one off class, a prelude to the 2014 weekly timetable will last for 90 minutes and costs €15.

The CD has taken a little longer than expected ….due to my fussiness and a very last minute change of my mind…eeek!  But it is going to be ready so so soon… and I love it!!  Special thanks and grovelling to Anne Marie Kennedy (www.amksounds.com)  for her amazing patience.  She really deserves a medal at this stage! The price will be €12 with €2 from each CD being donated to Cork Cat Action Trust.

Regular 6 weekly courses recommence on Monday 13th January.  Full details to the left of this page and see Timetable/Class descriptions tab.

HOPING YOUR 2014 IS A FUSION OF FUN, FULFILLMENT, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES….

…. AND DREAMS OF COME TRUE

See you on the mat xx

Fundraiser for the Philippenes 5th December

FUNDRAISER FOR THE PHILIPPENES

5th December, 1900 – 2030

The Grainstore, Ballymaloe

As we enter the Festive Season this grounding practice will provide us with some tools and techniques to remain calm, centered and grounded amid the flurry of preparation.

The focus will be earthy, soothing and meditative and will include a long guided relaxation. Using breath and gentle movement to massage the body and nurture the mind. A celebration of life. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude.

Inspired by friends in Amsterdam. The workshop is dedicated to supporting the fundraising effort following the devastating typhoon.

All proceeds will be donated to this cause.

Suggested Donation €10

This class is suitable for all. No previous experience of Yoga is required.

Thank you to The Grain Store at Ballymaloe for donating the venue free of charge.

To book contact me on 086 6698588 / alisonfaith.yoga@gmail.com

or join the event on the alison faith yoga facebook page

HAPPY NOVEMBER!

 

Whoosh!!

Where did October go?!

November has arrived and with it, after our glorious Summer some more traditional weather for the Season.

The wonderful ripples from my training retreat with Simon Park  www.liquidflowyoga.com in Crete continue and my body and mind continue to embrace, assimilate and transform the experience into my practice, my teaching … my life.

November started with another full workshop on the 3rd, “Flowing with the Rhythm of Life”.  17 beautiful , brave (and slightly unsuspecting) souls gathered at Fota Island Golf Academy for what was described by someone as an ‘out there’ kind of practice.  Free dancing (much to the alarm of golfers on the putting green), creative flow and musical interpretation followed by delicious and well earned relaxation.  The next workshop, “The Gift of Yoga” is on 5th January at The Grainstore, Ballymaloe.  I’m planning for a full day this time (with the option to attend just the morning or just the afternoon session).  The theme will be around releasing and clearing 2013 to make space for and welcome 2014… A great way to relax, reset and refresh after the Season’s festivities.   Bookings are being taken now.

New 6 week courses started this week.  You can see the schedule to the left of this page and click the timetable tab for more information. There is some space in most classes.  Please contact me alison@fusionyoga.ie / 086 6698588 to book.

Thank you for your enquiries about the CD and DVD!  The relaxation and mediation CD is on schedule for release before Christmas.  It is sounding wonderful (even though I say so myself)!  I’m really delighted with it J . The DVD is going to be a little later… and will contain 3 x 30 minute practices at 3 venues (indoors and outdoors) in East Cork…very exciting.

Also this month I’m looking forward to some more travelling to meet new teachers and old friends.  On  9th  I’m heading to The Yogahub, Dublin www.yogahub.ie for  2 workshops with Meghan Currie www.meghancurrieyoga.com and on 22nd  I am in Amsterdam for a workshop with Coral Brown www.coralbrown.net .

 Finally (for now), I’m honoured to be a guest teacher on the 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training Diploma in Cork www.yogadiploma.com .  My first session with the group is on 23rd and we will be taking a look at the first two limbs of Yoga – The Yamas and Niyamas… with a difference….;-)

Hope your November brings you fun, fulfilment and freedom!

Look forward to seeing some of you on or off the mat.

With love,

Alison x

OCTOBER NEWS

Yay!  I’m back

Refreshed, inspired and everso slightly dizzy (as those of you coming to my first few classes back will have noticed) from a truly wonderful and liberating ‘Fluid Power’ Yoga teacher training experience With Simon Park (www.http://liquidflowyoga.com/ ) at Yoga Rocks, in Crete (www.yogaholidaysgreece.com)

There are 2 more weeks of classes before the Bank Holiday/Mid term break.  Details are on the timetable tab and also to the left of this page. There are some spaces in most classes if you want to drop in a try a class before committing to the new courses starting on Monday 4th November.

Looking ahead, the theme for the workshop on 3rd November at Fota Isalnd Golf Academy, Carrigtwohill (1030-1230) is “Flowing with the rhythm of life’.  !’ll be sharing some of the new inspiration, movements and elements of Yoga that touched me so deeply whilst I was away and have fundamentally changed my practice… and attitude to life.  Places will be limited as we need space to move… on and off the mat… 😉 …so do contact me to book.

Following your requests I am also working on a relaxation and meditation CD and a Yoga DVD.  I am lucky to have the expertise and support of Anne Marie Kennedy (www.amksounds.com)  for this exciting project.  It is our intention that both the CD and DVD will be available before Christmas… watch this space.

Look forward to seeing you on (or off) the mat!

Namaste, Alison x

 

Classes resume Monday October 7th 2013

I’m currently on retreat participating in a teacher training module with Simon Park at the wonderful Yoga Rocks in Crete. 

Simon Park at Triopetra “Yoga Rocks”, Crete

I am taking the opportunity to turn off my phone and internet connection and practice what I preach… focus on the internal environment …;-)

Please leave me a message/email/text and I will reply on my return.  Classes will resume (with some new inspiration) on 7th October.  See timetable to left of this page or the timetable tab for more information

Thanks to everyone for your patience and support allowing me to take this break

Namaste,

Alison  x

Happy September!

Happy September!

After a wonderful summer of sunshine and teaching in the UK I’m delighted to be back with a full new schedule for Autumn.

Full details are on shown to the left of this text or click on the timetable tab.  As well as the regular classes there is a new on Friday afternoons for a fun ‘Thank Fusion it’s Friday’ practice in the City…. and I’ll have news of another new class soon… watch this space…;-)

Following the great success of the Summer workshop there will be another workshop on 22nd September at Fota Golf Academy  from 1030 -1230.  This time we will be balancing the Yin the Yang, contrasting a flowing active style of movement with some longer, juicier stretches as we flow into stillness.  The last workshop was sold out with a waiting list and this one is already proving very popular so please do contact me to book your mat.

Wishing you a lovely transition from the brightness of Summer to the mellow rich tones of Autumn.

With love, Alison x

Fusion Yoga is currently on tour!!!

 

From Midleton to Macclesfield …

Pure Yoga Cheshire

I am excited to be in the UK teaching at the beautifulyoga space created by Francesca Guisti and Andrew Wrenn at Pure Yoga Cheshire (www.pureyogacheshire.co.uk )  from 19th – 30th  August 2013.

Meanwhile, my Autumn Schedule for East Cork and the City is now available (see bar to the left of this text) and bookings are being taken.  You can contact me by phone 086 6698588 or, bearing in mind you will be calling/texting the UK please feel free to email alison@fusionyoga.ie or message me on facebook:  Alison Faith / Fusion Yoga with Alison Faith.

Enjoy the rest of August and I look forward to seeing you back ‘on the mat’ in September.

All Love, Alison

August workshop

Summer Yoga workshop

Sunday 11th August 1030 – 1230 a The Grainstore, Ballymaloe

 

Join us in the beautiful and tranquil setting of The Grainstore, Ballymaloe for a full and thorough workshop exploring different styles and elements of a holistic yoga practice.

The session will include

Guided meditation
Pranayama
Hatha Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga
Yin yoga
Yoga Nidra

Price €20

Throughout the workshop there will be options to take the practice more gently or more deeply depending on your individual needs and wishes.  This is an opportunity for both newcomers and experienced practitioners to luxuriate in a longer yoga practice and rejuvenate and recharge the mind, body and soul.

For more information or book your place, contact Alison Faith on 086 6698588 / alison@fusionyoga.ie or see Facebook: Fusion Yoga with Alison Faith

Happy Summer!!

Happy Sunny Summer!!

At last we are enjoying some lovely, warm sunshine here in Cork!  It has been a wonderful whirlwind first half of the year for Fusion Yoga.  Busy and diverse weekly classes in and around East Cork and the City, new experiences with Midleton’s Junior and Senior infants and an increasing number of requests for private sessions (individuals and groups).

A revised weekly schedule will run through July.  In August I will take a break from weekly classes but am planning a workshop on 11th.   Watch this space for more details!

Meanwhile I am honoured to have been asked to guest teach at Pure Yoga Cheshire  www.pureyogacheshire.uk from 20th to 29th August.  I’m looking forward to sharing my practice in the beautiful Yoga space they have created as well as exploring a new part of the UK.

For those of you taking a break over the Summer Fusion Yoga will be back with a full weekly programme again from 1st Sept.  Details will be available soon along with a new early bird offer and all you can practice yoga buffet option 😉

Enjoy the Sunshine

With love

Alison Faith x

 

New courses starting 15th April 2013

WELCOME TO FUSION YOGA!

New 6 week courses starting 15th April 2013

Thank you to the wonderful groups who have made the first courses of 2013 fulfilling, fun and busy.  I am grateful for your presence, for all you are teaching me, and to be able to share my practice with you.

The next 6 week courses start on Monday 15th April.

Full details of the schedule are to the left of this text. For the Spring I am introducing a new, gentle class on Monday evenings at 8.30pm.  An opportunity to explore a more mellow and relaxing flow of movement suitable for everyone whether you are active or not.

Classes are filling up so do get in touch to book your place on 086 6698588 / alison@fusionyoga.ie.

Hope to see you on the mat

With love, Alison x

…one of my many mad moments xx….