Guided through gentle, easy awareness-based Somatic movements explore ways to create more ease and freedom through in yourshoulders, 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.
2-Hour Yin Yoga & Gratitude Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 10th March 2018
On the Eve of Mothering Sunday, this workshop aims to help you cultivate gratitude. Whether you come with your Mum, are a Mum yourself or just want to cultivate appreciation for life, this workshop will help you disconnect from negative thought patterns in favour of being present and find delight and thanks for where you are right now.
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 have you feeling relaxed both in body and mind so that you emerge feeling receptive, rejuvenated and in a state of contentment and well-being. You will leave having planted the seeds of gratitude and compassion within your heart and feel renewed to step back into life.
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.
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
3-Day Spa Island Yoga Retreat, Budapest: 30Nov - 02Dec 2018
Twin Share €479pp | Single €549pp | Non-refundable deposit €250 (RyanAir) Balance due 15 Oct 2018
Escape to the Hungarian Capital - Budapest on a three day Yoga Retreat. Staying on Margaret island, peacefully situated in the centre of the River Danube, you will enjoy three days of yoga, wellness pampering, sightseeing and a visit to the Christmas market. You can explore this beautiful quiet island, running or strolling the footpaths that connect the historical sites. Soak in the thermal baths filled with the natural, mineral-rich, healing waters of Budapest, relax and mingle around the shared interest of yoga. The beautiful 4 star superior wellness hotel has everything you need to foster wellness - excellent cuisine, delicious healthy menus, thermal spa, jogging path and bicycles. Just ten minutes from the city centre, you will have free time to explore Buda and Pest at your leisure. The package includes:
Return flights from Dublin to Budapest with RyanAir including taxes, fees, charges & allocated seating
2 nights 4-star superior hotel accommodation
Breakfast and two meals
3 two-hour Yoga workshops
20 minute massage
20 minute wellness bath
Entrance to the Danubius Premier Fitness Centre (thermal pools, sauna, swimming pool, fitness room, steam bath)
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.