At the height of Summer, there is a reduced schedule of classes at my regular yoga shala and so I use the opportunity to explore other yoga schools and practices. This week I took a Vinyasa class at The Yoga Room which is located in Dublin and looks out onto a beautiful zen garden with tropical ferns and bamboo trees. Continue reading “Exploring Vinyasa Flow at The Yoga Room, Dublin”
Bathing ranks high in my list of preferred unwind activities and when the opportunity came to try a Voya seaweed bath, it seemed like an invitation too good to pass up on. Continue reading “A dip in a Voya seaweed bath”
We have traveled North for a week in the country. Our beautiful accommodation Moorfield Lodge sits at the edge of a forest looking out over a field of buttercups and white clover, outside the town of Ramelton. The silence is the first thing we notice, away from the city we become conscious of the stillness of the landscape. Continue reading “Country Living – A wonderful week in Ramelton”
With only 24 hours to spare on a hot and humid day at the peak of the Summer, I decided to unwind with a Citrus scented facial at the spa at the Urso Hotel Madrid in the center of the city. Despite a mix up in my appointment times, the hotel reception were kind and accommodating and were thankfully able to find me a slot in the busy spa schedule. The spa located at basement level includes a Hamman, a Hydrotherapy pool as well as 3 treatment rooms and is a cool place to relax at the end of the day. Certainly when I arrived, it was filling up with after work escapees looking for some quiet time at the end of the day. Continue reading “Citrus scented facial at the Urso Hotel Madrid”
The Spa at the Peninsula Hotel Paris is hushed and secluded. If you didn’t know you were in 16th Arrondissement, you would be forgiven for thinking you had arrived in the Far East. Spotlessly clean, the Peninsula’s contemporary interior is a bare minimal sanctuary, with cool floor boards, wood paneled walls and inlaid doors as well as being lit by candlelight which gives it a feeling of calm throughout. My purpose for visiting the Peninsula was to get a much needed pedicure on a quiet Friday evening in the City of Lights.
It gets to the point sometimes where my yoga mat literally calls to me to return to yoga class at ashtanga.ie – usually when I haven’t been very disciplined or at practise in a while. This morning I finally got back on my mat and went to a Mysore style class at ashtanga.ie, where I have been a student for a number of years. Continue reading “Returning to Yoga class at Ashtanga.ie”
Having been recommended the exotic sounding Tropical Magnolia Massage at the George V hotel in Paris, I took the opportunity to make an appointment when I was last passing through the romantic city. The spa located off the main reception of the hotel by way of a private elevator is a calm soothing series of treatment rooms decorated in Queen Anne style with elegant chairs and floral wallpaper. Continue reading “Tropical Magnolia Massage at the George V Paris”