Mindful Yoga Mornings run the last Saturday of the month:
Current Dates: May 26 / 30 June / 28 July / 25 August. (tours may depend on numbers)
We also accept Private Parties and Group Bookings.
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Our Mindful Yoga Mornings in Glenariffe Forest Park combine yoga, walking, nature and food for a truly immersive experience in the Glens of Antrim. Relax and Restore with a group yoga class followed by a guided walking tour of the Forest Park and lunch. Gentle Mindful Hatha Yoga is suitable for all levels even complete beginners. Allow us to enhance your visit to this culturally stimulating & breathtakingly beautiful landscape :a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.' We speak some French & Italian although Tours are usually in English.
To Book: 07518391883
Walking on Cloud Nine NI…
When Yoga Teacher Fiona Jones ( Cloud Nine NI Yoga Stretch & Relaxation ) returned from Canada several years ago she was so taken by the beauty and peace of the forest on her doorstep that she organised her first Yoga morning in Glenariff Forest Park, five years ago, in 2013.
The stunning Wooden Waterfall Walkway was the brainchild of Irish civil engineer Berkeley Deane Wise who also built the famous and recently reopened Gobbins Cliff Path.
Back in the late 1800’s intrepid Victorians would reach the forest tearooms by jaunting cart from the local railway station. Here they would view the Falls through coloured glass, perhaps enjoy some refreshments and maybe have a photograph developed in the installed darkrooms. Berkely Deane wise had carefully considered his visitor experience. Likewise, we at Glens of Antrim Yoga Tours hope to do the same!
This Mindful Morning starts with a gentle Hatha Yoga class at the Laragh Lodge Restaurant situated at the base of the Falls and overlooking the lush trees and flowing Inver River. Yoga is mood boosting and relaxing and sets the scene for the Forest Experience. As one participant put it: ”The Yoga was a perfect start to the day.”
The class is followed by refreshments,a quick change into suitable clothing and we commence our walk. The pace is gentle (we stop to smell the wild garlic !) Visitors are given an historical and cultural backdrop to the Forest Park however the emphasis here is on Mother Nature. We take in the flora, fauna and keep an eye out for the native Red Squirrels.
Somewhere along the way we stop for a Mindful Meditation and an aptly named ‘Tree Pose’ to ground and centre us. Recent Studies have highlighted the many benefits both physical and mental /emotional of walking mindfully in the forest. It is said to lower heart rates and reduce stress hormones. We now know that tress emit essential oils which have been shown to enhance our Immune Systems. So, the Forest Walk is not just fun and enjoyable it is also a form of Eco- Therapy! Then it is back to the Laragh Lodge for a Main Course Lunch ( Vegetarian option ).
So get back to nature with a Glens of Antrim Yoga Tour! Relax and restore in the beautiful, uplifting surroundings of Glenariff Forest Park. (Voted one of Sunday Times Top Walks). Allow us to enhance your visit to this culturally stimulating & shockingly beautiful landscape.
Fiona is a now also a Level 3 trained Tour Guide. She speaks some French & Italian although Tours are usually in English.
Full Day and Weekend Options can also be explored as she is able to package/bundle with other known providers to give you fabulous local insight into the area. We also accept Private Parties and Group Bookings.
‘Myself and my three sisters experienced a great day with Fiona in Glenariff.
A morning of Yoga, a walk in the forest, followed by a great meal at Laragh Lodge.'(Gerard )
Mindful Yoga Mornings run the last Saturday of the month.
Current Dates: May 26 / 30 June / 28 July / 25 August.
Check Tours here: www.facebook.com/glensofantrimyogatours
Book via phone 07518391883 or website www.cloudnineni.co.uk