Yoga master visiting Offaly

SEVERAL years ago the Midlands of Ireland were gently introduced to renowned Yoga master, David Sye. In mid-August this year he is returning to Offaly for a larger event. Appropriately his workshops will take place in Offaly’s peaceful parish of Lusmagh, which means ‘The Plain of The Healing Herbs’. Tranquil and tiny yet with a significant history, the village is easily accessable from all parts of the country.

SEVERAL years ago the Midlands of Ireland were gently introduced to renowned Yoga master, David Sye. In mid-August this year he is returning to Offaly for a larger event. Appropriately his workshops will take place in Offaly’s peaceful parish of Lusmagh, which means ‘The Plain of The Healing Herbs’. Tranquil and tiny yet with a significant history, the village is easily accessable from all parts of the country.

David Sye is an internationally known Yoga master and Yogabeats is an eclectic mix of yogic styles, designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and ability.

No prior experience is needed. It’s for beginners as well as yoga addicts. Yogabeats combines classic yoga postures with the latest rhythmic and ambient world music.

This style of Yoga ‘engages all of your physical senses and provides a natural high and feelings of joy in the body. It creates tremendous vitality, balance and flexibility regardless of size, age or experience. It opens up lasting effects for those who continue practising Yoga.

But this is more than just Yoga, it is pure fun, a practice driven by music and rhythms. Unapologetically sexy, empowering and provocative, leaving you ‘higher than a kite’ - ‘flying’ with energy. How can you resist a handsome but modest, gentle and tattooed Yoga Elder, who can prove that chocolate is not a fattening temptation but is good for you?

The classes will take place in the lovely, peaceful location of Lusmagh, near Banagher in Offaly. Relax for either a three hour workshop, a full day or the whole weekend. All you have to do is bring your own yoga mat and comfortable clothes. Kip at a castle or other elegant B&B in the area; sample a peat spa treatment; enjoy gentle walks on hills and bogs: move to the Yoga beat, and enjoy your added treats.

The event takes place on August 13 and 14 in Lusmagh Community Centre.

For bookings and info contact Maureen Mahony on 087 6741162 or e-mail maureenmahony@eircom.net. The cost is Workshop €40; Full Day: €70; Weekend: €130 from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.