Tuesday, 24th April 2018
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Stephen Ewashkiw Adventure Yoga returns to Waterford

I"m Stephen Ewashkiw. I travel the world teaching yoga, which is something that, if I stop and think about it, is crazy and amazing. I"m living my life as an adventure and I want to give you the tools to do that, too — whatever kind of adventure you want to live.

The Adventure Yoga Immersion is your chance to dive deeper and explore the depths of your yoga practice and yourself.

We"ll look closely at the forms of yoga poses, learn the relevant anatomy, explore the history and mythology of yoga, and learn about various yoga philosophies. Most importantly, you"ll learn what all of this has to do with your modern life.

The yoga immersion is a chance to explore your practice, your desires, and your goals — and to uncover the strength to make them a reality.

If you"re a student who wants to develop your practice beyond what you can learn in a public yoga class, the yoga immersion is the place to do that. If you"re a teacher who wants a deeper connection to your own practice and new tools to share with your students, the immersion will provide that as well.

The Spring immersion is 80 hours of intensive study divided into in four sections held on weekends, Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am-6pm at House of Yoga, January 26-28 / February 23-25 / April 6-8 / May 4-6. Note that the April weekend in Waterford will be taught by guest teachers Karla Kelly and Shelagh Sutton. Sign up now for the early-bird price (ends January 1, 2018): €808 Regular price: €1008. For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merry Christmas

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last number of months, you can't but be aware of the fact that this week is the final one before Christmas Day, which this year falls on a Monday. No doubt if you have any youngsters in your family you'll have been reminded of this fact on a daily, if not hourly, basis. But then there are no people in the world who can celebrate Christmas like the young and it is after all a holiday that is geared up especially for them. Even if you don't have any youngsters in your direct family, there will always be those who are young at heart and love to celebrate the big day in as big a fashion as possible.

When it comes to Christmas it is usually a case of go big or go home. It is no wonder that the entire country goes into meltdown the closer the big day approaches and there is nothing like Christmas to bring out your inner shopper. No matter what your own personal feelings about the day in question are there is something in all of us that overrides that and ensures that we try our very best to make sure that we have the very best Christmas that is possible. Because what is at the heart of Christmas are the things that mean the most to us as well, family and friends and ensuring that everyone feels included at this time of year.

Christmas time is all about those that are closest to us, showing them that we love and care about them and if that means buying them something then that really is no heartbreak, even if some people do lose the run of themselves and substitute shopping for the real thing. But Christmas is all about family and friends and those loved ones around us at this time of the year. Some family may be abroad but with modern communications being what they are it does make things easier.

Right at the heart of Christmas though are young people, those who know in their heart of hearts that Santa and his elves are making that final push to bring them their presents on Christmas Eve and we should never really forget that Christmas is their special time of year with all the attendant hype that leads up to the big day itself. There is nothing like Christmas seen through a child's eyes. You only have to see the children heading downtown to post of their letters to Santa to see this, their excitement and enthusiasm is completely infectious.

So no matter what you might think yourself it really isn't that hard to think back to when you were a child yourself to remember the fun and enjoyment that you once got out of Christmas. So, with that spirit in mind, from all of us here at Waterford Today we wish the very best and safest of Christmases to you and yours and a prosperous New Year.

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