Siúcra Yoga is an approach to yoga designed by Sorcha Hyland to more fully include all levels of human ability and conditions across the life-span. The idea of a "normal" (or neurologically typical) student is challenged. Our age, our abilities, our belief systems, our comfort levels are variable. Diversity is the norm.
Siúcra Yoga fuses traditional Hatha and Raja Yoga with an evidence-based practice known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL offers learners of all abilities multiple learning opportunities, points of entry and spaces to learn in. Sorcha teaches in traditional indoor classrooms, outdoors, and also in the water (heated pools). Water Yoga is available for private groups only (details here).
Siúcra Yoga includes individualized programs for each participant. This can be written or recorded. They are shared after each 10-class series.
Contact Sorcha on 087-7022262 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Siúcra" is the Irish word for sugar. It sounds like the Sanskrit word "shukra" meaning "clearness" or "light". It is also the name of an ancient Indian sage who honors the planet Venus. Both these words resemble the Sanskrit term "sukha" to mean "soft" or "sweet". Each position we take in Yoga is to seek "sukha".
Siúcra Yoga centers the very first principle (sutra) of Yoga (attributed to Patanjali): "atha yoganusasanam". Sorcha interprets this as "we take seat (asanam) in ourselves, as we are, right here and right now (atha) with awareness of our whole being, our environment and these relationships (yoga)" (Hyland, 2018).