Yoga Workshops | Urban Retreats

Immerse yourself in a yoga style, technique or therapeutic approach at our weekend yoga workshops. Explore postures, gain additional knowledge and inspiration in a speciality that interests you. Workshops are open to new students. To see the schedule of upcoming workshops, visit our yoga class and workshop schedule page.

Quantum Sound Bath Workshop
Quantum Sound Bath Workshop
Quantum Sound Bath Workshop: 4pm, Saturday 14th April 2018 Time out to Tune in with this beautiful and restorative workshop. At this Introduction workshop, experience group energy healing & sound meditation, where participants can choose to be seated or lying down. Allow your body to rest and receive sound therapy as sound harmonies come from singing bowls, gongs, drums, chimes and voice. This special workshop is an opportunity to release physical or emotional tension, to foster physical, mental and emotional well-being and to support energy flow. Experience the body literally 'bathed in sound', promoting a deep sense of well being and inner peace. This workshop promises to be a very relaxing experience. During the session, every client receives mini sonic treatment along with energy healing to raise the energies in and around the body. BENEFITS:
  • Higher levels of energy
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Relief from the chronic tiredness
  • Calming down the inner chatter
  • Moving stagnant energy in the body
  • Building resilience to stressful events
  • Clearing the mind fog and creating sense of clarity
  • Enhancing greater sense of peace and calmness
  • Lowering levels of anxiety
  • Grounding the energies
  • Better sense of direction
  • Helping to build better relationship with oneself and others
  • Enhances clear way of communication
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Somatics Yoga Workshop for Runners & Walkers
Somatics for Runners & Walkers Workshop
2-Hour Somatics for Walkers & Runners Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 12th May 2018

Join Deirdre Mullins, our fully qualified Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher for a morning workshop of Somatic Movement Education.

You walk and run not just with your feet and legs, but with your pelvis, back, belly, ribs, arms – even how you hold your head can affect everything. During this workshop, you will get a better sense of how your whole body coordinates movement and learn how to organise your movements more efficiently, economically and without injury.

Using carefully structured sequences participants will increase awareness of anatomical movements needed to boost strength, stability and mobility when running, walking, jogging and hiking.

Somatics is a gentle safe and effective practice that is equally open to walkers and experienced runners, we can all learn something new to improve our movements at this fundamental level.

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Somatic Movement Workshop
Somatic Back Pain Workshop

Somatic Back Pain Workshop | Deep Pain Relief

10.30am, Saturday 24th February 2018 Have you got a niggling lower back pain that won’t go away? Come along and be guided through gentle, easy exercises inspired by Somatic Movement Education and learn how to release & relax your back muscles. As you learn to sense and control the muscles you can release tension, increasing your mobility, flexibility and strength. This 2-hour workshop is of special interest to anyone who experiences back pain. Somatics is based on the principle that by moving with awareness, our body can begin to restore itself towards a state of health. This somatic workshop will help to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and improve body-mind awareness. Leave the workshop with less pain and physical tension, feeling relaxed and balanced in your body and mind. The workshop is lead by Deirdre Mullins, Somatic Exercise Coach and trainee Clinical Somatic Educator, who since 2013 has been passionately exploring Somatic movement, leading Somatic workshops and working with clients learning to manage pain and discomfort through Somatic Movement and Yoga. No experience necessary, all are welcome. ‘If you can sense it and feel it, you can change it’ – Thomas Hanna.
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Somatic Neck Shoulder Yoga Workshop
Somatics Neck and Shoulders Workshop

Somatics for Neck & Shoulders Workshop

10.30am, Saturday 21st April 2018

Guided through gentle, easy awareness-based Somatic movements explore ways to create more ease and freedom through in your shoulders, upper back and neck. As you move deeper into awareness, you will begin to sense, recognise and release habitual muscular tension allowing the central nervous system to relax and restore.

The 2-hour workshop, lead by Deirdre Mullins, our fully qualified Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher will help you to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and improve body-mind awareness. Leave the workshop with less pain and physical tension, feeling relaxed and balanced in your body and mind.

No experience necessary, all are welcome.
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Meditation Yin Yoga Workshop
Introduction to Meditation & Yin Yoga Workshop

Mindfulness Meditation & Yin Yoga Workshop

2-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 10th March 2018 In this 2-hour journey into Yin Yoga you will first be introduced to mindfulness meditation, to help develop awareness as you begin to slow down your body and calm your mind. We will then move into Yin Yoga poses that target the connective tissue and joints in the body. The passive Yin Yoga practice will be an extension to the meditation as it requires as much from the mind as the body. Passively holding the yin yoga poses for between 3-5 minutes will challenge the mind to process negative thought patterns in a compassionate and accepting way. The Yin practice will help to increase flexibility and range of motion in a deep and effective way, help increase bone density, and enhance vitality and overall heath. In this yoga workshop, you will experience how the Yin Yoga practice gets past the muscles and targets the connective ‘yin’ tissues - joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia that wraps around your joints, muscles and organs. The Yin yoga poses will simultaneously promote and maintain mobility as connective tissue is safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened. The strong meditative thread through this workshop will be further enhanced by completing the journey with a Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation. This guided relaxation is a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. This workshop will leave you feeling relaxed both in body and mind so that you emerge feeling receptive, rejuvenated and in a state of contentment and well-being.
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