Yoga on the beach – living the dream in Enniscrone
Yes, it’s true – you really can do yoga on the beach in Enniscrone. Your Salute to the Sun can actually be a salute to the real, live sun, up there in the sky. Led by Chartered Physiotherapist and yoga teacher Dr. Jenn McKee, the popular classes are suitable for all levels and can be booked individually online. Jenn also runs some specific beginners’ classes – it’s a great place to dip your toe in the water so to speak.
Sunrise Yoga is the class that really captures people’s imagination – welcoming the day in the best possible way on glorious Enniscrone beach. Aficionados say it really sets them up for the day. Classes do run at other times though, so if you’re not the early bird type, you’ll still have options.
Jenn teaches Vinyasa Yoga, characterised by a sequenced series of gentle postures. In fact, it was her work as a physio and a Doctor of Physical Therapy which interested Jenn in yoga. She’d been a keen practitioner herself for years. She found she was increasingly recommending yoga postures to her clients to aid in pain management, injury recovery and prevention. When lockdown came, Jenn used the downtime to pursue her interest and qualify as a yoga teacher. She now combines the classes with her therapy services.
Jenn was brought up in the USA but spent many childhood holidays in Enniscrone and moved here full time two years ago.
Classes are held in several different locations – sometimes on the sandy beach, sometimes on the terrace near Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths. Generally she runs about eight sunrise, morning and evening classes each week. She likes running evening classes to coincide with the full moon for yet another amazing outdoor experience. She also offers private yoga lessons.
Beach yoga classes last an hour and cost €15 each. All you have to bring is yourself and a mat or beach towel. Jenn runs a Facebook group to keep everyone in touch with when classes are running. Contact her for details.
Enniscrone really does have it all!