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Hello loves,

As I write this I have drunk my Cacao and am watching the dawn break in Dublin. It’s a beautiful morning, still 13 degrees and lots of blue and orange in the sky. Yesterday in the park we had so many reminders of Mother earth supporting us. The sky was slightly grey but bountiful in gifts of warmth and calm. The ground was soft and the feeling of lying in Savasana was amazing. The leaves under us provided a cushioned layer.

Recently in class I have been playing a song called Decision for Savasana. It’s a beautiful song by a Brazilian artist called Silvio Piesco. He’s an artist who spans music, visual art and photography, all these disciplines for a curious mind. Some-one who deep dives into lots of creative spaces. The song is a lesson in choice. In how you greet each day. You have a decision to make with each breath, each movement, each word, each way you spend your energy. Have a listen, let me know what you think.

At the start of each day we all have a decision, with that first morning breath you can choose the day you are going to have. Let your first words and thoughts be kind, be of love, be of compassion. The early morning hours are a calling to make the journey back to your inner self. In ancient times (and if you come on a yoga retreat with me) people would rise early, bathe, perform ritual, recite mantra and meditate. When my kids were young each morning I would cuddle them and tell them to wash away the night from their bodies, they still remember this. Then in the evening the ancients would wash away the day’s fatigue and meditate some more.

Sunday December 04th will echo this evening energy. The yoga class will be about devotion and introspection. Praising the sun, the wind, the fire, the rain. We will honour the seasons, the cycles of day, birth, death and rebirth. The Cacao ceremony will ignite your inner fire and allow you space to create what 2023 looks like for you. The food you eat and the conversations that flow will all be in a safe held space where you will hopefully feel totally sustained and held for the entire day and beyond.

Each class I teach, each event I curate, each retreat I design it is with the intent of sharing love, I hope you feel this love.

The final places await you, please join me by clicking here.

Join me for class –

Monday 7am online, Cacao Journal Move (The perfect way to start the week and beat the winter blues). Join me each Monday of November to celebrate the start of each week. This online class is a welcoming of light into your soul each week. Join up here.

10am Flow at BodyMindBreath Dun Laoghaire, book via MindBody.

12.30pm EdenOne

Tuesday 11.30am EdenOne

Thursday 7pm online WindDown Yoga

Friday 6.15pm YogaHub Blackrock, book in via MindBody

Saturday 11am Park Yoga Herbert Park

Come to more than 1 class a week? Try the 30 days of Yoga pass here.

Want to book into any of my classes above click here.

Much love, x

Chris

December Gathering, Retreat at Fumbally

Join me Sunday December 04th as we embark on a journey towards the Winter solstice. December can be such a busy time for us all. We can find ourselves being pulled in so many ways. This day is an offering to slow down. We will begin with a yoga class lead by Chris Molloy. The class will be a Bhakti class filled with devotion for yourself. An offering of love and gratitude for the year that has passed and welcoming the light of the year ahead. The space will be there for you to rest, restore and recharge. Being together, practicing yoga together, supporting one another, showing up for every woman in the room.

Following this will be a Cacao ceremony lead by Nicky Halliday. Nicky discovered ceremonial cacao in Costa Rica over 4 years ago and developed a beautiful relationship with this incredible heart opening medicine. Her mission was to spread the word in Ireland when she returned. She has now shared cacao with over a thousand people in Ireland and around the globe. She believes cacao helps us to connect deeper to ourselves and the world around us. Helping to awaken our intuition, our creative essence and our inner healers. “To live with an open heart is a brave thing to do, and mama cacao facilitates this journey so beautifully”.

After our time with Yoga & Cacao we will then journal. Journalling is a way of connecting to what really lies within you. At this time of year it’s a way of checking in with how your year has been and maybe deciding how you will move into the New year. It can be about asking inner questions and having the time to hear the answers. The combination of yoga, Cacao and journalling allows you to really tap in to what lies ahead for you for the new year.

Then Lisa Davies (who I am so happy to work with again) will nourish us with delicious vegetarian seasonal food. Lisa, originally from Wales, moved to Ireland via the US about five years ago. She loves cooking and trained at the French Culinary Institute in NYC and then started a cookery school in Montclair, NJ. She teaches cooking at Airfield Estate and also does private cooking classes. She is a wonderfully talented cook, whose food is seasoned with love and warmth true to her personality and love of sharing her knowledge.

Join us by booking in here.

Join me in class this week –

Monday 7am online, Cacao Journal Move (The perfect way to start the week and beat the winter blues). Join me each Monday of November to celebrate the start of each week. This online class is a welcoming of light into your soul each week. Join up here.

10am BodyMindBreath, slow flow in Dun Laoghaire

12.30pm EdenOne

Tuesday 11.30am EdenOne

Thursday 7am YogaHub Blackrock

7pm online WindDown Yoga

Friday 6.15pm YogaHub Blackrock

Saturday 11am Park Yoga Herbert Park

Come to more than 1 class a week? Try the 30 days of Yoga pass here.

Want to book into any of my classes above click here.

Want to join me at YogaHub please do so via MindBody.

Much love, x

Chris

Prepare your body & mind for colder, darker times

I was reading an article during the week about SAD (Seasonal Affective disorder). Some people report craving carbohydrates, feeling lethargic and struggling to get out of bed in the morning. As this happens when light diminishes each year. It begins around now, and if you are are prone to this condition then it’s there until Spring. Quite a long time to live with it each year. Here’s an article from the NHS worth reading. If light and mood are part of a cycle of triggered by seasonal change how can you best Prepare your body & mind for colder, darker times?

There are lots of studies to show that pranayama, yoga, a morning walk can all help with getting your mind in a calm & centred space. Engaging actively in the world with diet, sleep, exercise & social interaction helps to reset your circadian rhythms.

If you wake feeling a bit crap, take a nice long inhale, pause for a moment then exhale for a little bit longer than your inhale. Do this a few times before you rise out of bed. Then place your hands on your heart centre or abdomen and say I love you. It’s a difficult time of year for our bodies to transition from Summer energy to Winter energy, be kind to yourself, be kind to those around you.

“Remember resilience is not about toughness it’s about approach”

BB

Join me for class –

Monday 7am online, Cacao Journal Move (The perfect way to start the week and beat the winter blues). Join me each Monday of November to celebrate the start of each week. This online class is a welcoming of light into your soul each week. Join up here.

12.30pm EdenOne

Tuesday 11.30am EdenOne

Thursday 7am YogaHub Blackrock

7pm online WindDown Yoga

Friday 6.15pm YogaHub Blackrock

Saturday 11am Park Yoga Herbert Park

Come to more than 1 class a week? Try the 30 days of Yoga pass here.

Want to book into any of my classes above click here.

Want to join me at YogaHub please do so via MindBody.

Much love, x

Chris

Embracing a different type of energy

As we move deeper into Autumn I find myself wanting to spend more time outside in the daylight. It is well known that we can feel a little low and really not on our best form during the darker months. As we still have 10 hours of sun light it really is worth getting out and reaping the benefits of sun light. To get morning sun on your eyes and skin ignites a cascade of hormones and neurotransmitters which make you feel good.

It’s simply that good. Sunrise is around 8.06am there or thereabouts over the next week. Give it a go, take a walk around this time, watch the sunrise. Let the gentle early morning light bathe your retina and help you feel good for the day. Morning light contains no UVA or UVB rays just infrared and blue light. Blue light wakes you up, raising cortisol levels activated when blue light hits your pituitary gland. It sets your circadian rhythm for the day.

It also sets you up for a good night’s sleep. If you have been joining me for Cacao first thing in the morning take your walk after you drink and journal and take the time to notice how each day unfolds.

Join me for the last 2 weeks of Cacao, Journal & move by clicking here.

If you wish to join me for 30 days of Yoga with access to all classes, first chance to join workshops & retreats click here.

Come to Park Yoga in Herbert Park regularly? You can buy a 6 class pass here.

See you all on the mat soon my loves xx

Chris

Have you established your weekly Mind/ Body routine?

Our lives can get so hectic, so busy that if we don’t take the time at the start of each day to ground down then we shoot out. Work, family, partners, friends, pets the list goes on all demand so much of our resources. There are even some of us who wear the busy badge with pride! The everyday things we do become who we are, the people we surround ourselves with, the mindset of not enough time not enough of anything to go round. While we all can’t hire a personal chef, mind coach and trainer we can do alot of this ground work ourselves.

If you want to be in the best shape mentally & physically then it all begins with a routine. The benefits of getting your metaphorical house in order are well proven. Tidy mind, tidy house. During yoga you are taken out of your mind and into your body. You learn to release tension, move intelligently and feel more calm, present & relaxed in your own body. So Monday morning join me 7am for 10 minutes of journalling, followed by 35 minutes of movement (it’s alot of movement). Book into this class here.

The last Sunset yoga class of 2022 is this Wednesday 7pm at Seapoint. I’d love to see you there, wear a few layers flow with me. This week will be all evening salutations, I will have cacao for before class setting the base for a deep and heartwarming practice. Join me by booking in here.

Park yoga continues each Saturday 11am in Herbert Park. To join me in this class click here.

And finally, I am planning a retreat for 2023, alot of you have been asking for one. It will be special and I will keep you posted. Have a wonderful week and shine bright you beautiful bountiful diamonds.

Much love,

x Chris

Enjoying the last of the summer sun

Hello lovelies, it’s been a fab few days here in Dublin. Park Yoga & sunset yoga have been pretty wonderful. There is something so special about gathering together and practicing yoga under the big blue sky. Change is in the air though, while it was 16 degrees for yoga Saturday every so often a cold breeze would come right after a burst of sunshine, a reminder that colder weather is coming.

Last year we continued practicing outside until December, it’s possible just remember to wear a few layers. Sunset yoga will continue for another 2 weeks, I’d love you to join me for these final 2 weeks of yoga overlooking Dublin bay. To book into this class click here.

While the Earth is beginning to get colder the desire to stay in bed and not do so much during winter might creep in. However do try to get up, do some gentle exercise and if you can go outside. This has so many benefits for your well being, the first gentle touch of sunlight on your eyes enhances your mood for the day while also helping you get better sleep that night. So while it can be hard to set a morning routine that involves sunlight even a 30 minute walk or run after your yoga or meditation will set you up for the day. Try this for a winter habit.

The full class timetable this week –

Monday 7am online, Monday morning Move. I love this class, 10 minutes of intention setting journaling, followed by 30 minutes of big movements.

10am BodyMindBreath Flow booking for this class is through MindBody

12.20pm Eden One

Tuesday 11.30am Eden One

Wednesday 7pm (please note the earlier time) Sunset Yoga over Dublin bay. Bring blankets , wear a few layers (more is better). Join me for tea or a dip afterwards. Book in here.

Thursday 7pm online WindDown Yoga

Friday 6.15pm YogaHub Blackrock

Saturday 11am Herbert Park

Much love,

Until Monday xx

Chris

Starting the week in the right way

We all know that feeling, rolling out of bed Monday morning the beginning of a new week. Why do we compare Monday to the weekend? Monday means the start of a new week, sitting in a category all of it’s own.

Starting this Monday 05th at 7am we will begin a new type of class. A class to set intentions for how we face the coming week. Intention setting is about long term gain rather than short terms goals. For example I am going to keep my brain active, how – by reading books, journals, articles, taking a gallery tour. I am going to commit to fitness, how – by practicing yoga every day, by going to the gym twice a week, by running. I am going to love myself, how – by telling myself I Iove you every morning, by getting to bed on time each night, by surrounding myself with people who support me and nurture me. These are the types of prompts we will use for our journalling.

So this Monday morning we will take 10 minutes at the start of this new class to commit to an intention. You will write it down, commit to the intention and revisit that intention throughout the week. Then we will move for 30 minutes and take 5 minutes Savasana. 45 minutes to help start your week in a positive and intentional way. Join here

Classes this week –

Monday 7am online, Monday morning Move

6.15pm BodyMindBreath Flow 2

7.30pm BodyMindBreath Flow booking for these classes is through MindBody

Tuesday 11.30am Eden One

Wednesday 7pm (please note the earlier time) Sunset Yoga over Dublin bay. Bring blankets , wear a few layers (more is better). Join me for tea or a dip afterwards. Book in here.

Thursday 7pm online WindDown Yoga

Friday 6.15pm YogaHub Blackrock

Saturday 11am Herbert Park

Much love,

Until Monday xx

Chris

New timetable, new classes, new chances to practice together.

It has been a wonderful summer overall. We had exams in our house (kind of stressful), birthdays (fun) and then holidays (even more fun). I hope you had time to be with those you love, took time to recharge your batteries. Created space to hold a store of happiness and calm that will carry you into the colder season. Just as the seasons change, we too change. The little people in my house are growing up, my body is changing, the garden so abundant in life now will soon be brown and wet and soggy and no longer hold the same image of beauty that it now does.

“I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts”

Carl Sandburg.

So try not to lament what has changed but carry this store, this memory of summer in your heart for the coming season of change.

So my teaching timetable for the coming weeks will look like this –

Monday

Lots of people want an early morning online class that you can do before work/ getting kids out for school or just because it’s a really good time of day to practice. So here it is. Starting Monday 05th there will be a 7am online class. This online class will be 45 minutes of Monday movement, get up, move and start your week in the best way possible. This is included in your 30 Days of Yoga pass or just sign up here.

Also from Monday 05th, I will be teaching in a new studio in Dun Laoghaire called Body Mind Breath. I will be there for 2 classes 6.15pm & 7pm. You can book in here.

Tuesday – You can catch me at Eden 1 if you have membership there, that class is at 11.30am.

WednesdaySunset Yoga 7.30pm at Seapoint. Have you been yet? I really do encourage you to try this class. The whole class is designed around honouring evening energy. We release the tension in the body from the day and move to breath. Bring tea and join a friend to chat after class or join me in the sea for a dip. Book in here. Also included in your 30 days of yoga pass.

Thursday 7pm Online Yoga

Friday 6.15m YogaHub

Saturday 11am Park Yoga at Herbert Park. All levels welcome to this Nature lead practice allowing us to connect to ourselves. Park Yoga, come enjoy the power of a practice that draws each week on the wonder that is Mother Nature in all her glory. Surya Namaskar to greet the day with optional inversions and Asana. Practicing in nature allows us to increase wakeful relaxation & internal focus.

Some of you already practice with me on a 1:1 basis. I am delighted to tell you that I have 2 spaces free each week to take on a student who wishes to practice in this way. You decide what you want. Perhaps a pose you’ve been working on, perhaps an intention setting meditation, perhaps some Restorative poses to aid sleep. Get in touch by email to chrismolloy34@gmail.com.

I am so looking forward to seeing you on the mat soon.

Much love and autumnal abundance

x Chris

Summer Holidays….

Summer holidays! Hurrah I am signing off for a few weeks my lovelies and it will be complete downtime. While I am away the lovely Jean will be teaching the 11am Park yoga class in Herbert Park. And the truly wonderful Gill Costello will be teaching the Wednesday 7.30pm Sunset Yoga class at Seapoint. So please do come along and join in the summer fun of outdoor yoga. You can book in here.

If you would like to access any of my recordings (there are loads) then give me a shout and I will send them on to you.

See you back on the mat August 27th in Herbert Park.

Much love xx

Chris

Dipping into Sunrise

The most beautiful time of day. Today at 5am I set off to The Forty Foot to watch the sunrise over Dublin bay. Listening to Andrew Huberman (a neuroscientist based in Stanford) talk about the benefits of getting that morning light onto your skin is quite amazing. You can listen to him here. Basically get some sun (not too much) onto your skin, it will improve your mood, increase alertness, help with better sleep and immune function. Sounds good right?

Each time I come to the Forty foot I take a few moments to watch the rising sun, to take that gentle light into my body and greet the new day. Today I left the Forty Foot and swam at Seapoint, equally spectacular space and gentler and warmer water for my swim.

With lots of fun had over the weekend today was restful, a perfect summer day. Hope you had lots of fun during these summer days.

Come practice yoga with me this week –

Wednesday 7.30pm at Seapoint for yoga, sunset and perhaps a dip in the bay.

Saturday 11am at Herbert Park. Flowing into Saturday morning while the summer light dapples across your face.

If you are away and want to keep practicing with me then join me live on Zoom –

Tuesday 10am for Morning Flow.

Thursday 7pm for WindDown yoga.

These classes are also recorded, you get a 7 day recording so if you can’t make the live class the recording is yours for your practice.

To join these classes click here.

If you are in Blackrock Friday at 6.15pm then please join me in YogaHub Frascati, book in via MindBody.

Have a wonderful week,

Much love

x Chris

Testimonials

I was so sad and sorry when my last yoga teacher decided to move home to Italy. I thought I would never find a better teacher & then… I found Chris. She delivers a wonderfully unique class which is a marriage of movement and breath. Her class delivers a complete workout for whatever level you’re at, whilst being easy on the body and calming the mind. I look forward to every class and have never felt stronger or better.

C. Horgan

Christine conveys an immense passion for yoga. Her energy is palpable. She also has a discerning understanding of how the body works when practicing yoga. I really enjoy her classes which leave me feeling full of positivity!

D. O’Reilly

Christine is a great yoga teacher and I recommend you give her a go.  She is very spiritual but her love of family and her surroundings come through clearly in her teaching - I have wished so many times to be with her in Dublin on the beach, in the studio, in the park! I have loved her classes via Zoom and her early morning Rise and Shine class has been a fantastic start to my day.  She is very knowledgeable and clearly puts a lot into planning each month and each week. Her classes are well prepared and she takes time to explain positions with variations too so that it is suitable for many levels. Having practised with her for 6 months, she keeps her practice interesting with different themes so that no 2 classes are completely the same.  I am loving my yoga journey with her and look forward to it continuing for many years.

N. Roberts

Absolutely love Chris’s yoga classes. It has become a staple part of my week to keep my mind clear and my body right. Chris is a fantastic teacher and I especially enjoy her meditation and reflections during class. Chris herself is such a fantastic person both inside and out and her light is infectious! 

S. Foley

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