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.
This workshop is for anyone who suffers with lower back pain, sciatica, chronic back pain. No experience necessary – learn how to release & relax your back muscles. Leave the workshop with less back pain and physical tension, more relaxed and balanced in your body and mind.
2-Hour Yoga for Sports Workshop: 2.30pm, Saturday 3rd February 2018
Yoga is an excellent cross training practice, bringing balance and flexibility to any training regime. At this Sports workshop you will learn how yoga increases core strength, improves muscle balance, flexibility and range of movement, and aids to prevent sports injuries. Regular yoga practice will help develop stamina, endurance and help performance through increasing breathing capacity. It helps the body recover and restore from competitive sports. A focused mind helps win matches and endure challenges.
This Yoga for Sports two-hour workshop will focus on hips, hamstrings, core and shoulders to help develop athletic performance. A strong dynamic yoga workshop, the Yoga for Sports workshop will help build strength, core, flexibility and balance and teach you to stay mentally strong and focused.
The practice will be based on the following :
Alignment: the main pillar of yoga practice
Range of movement in joints , essential for mobility and injury prevention,
Stretching and strengthening of muscles and also the relaxation of muscles so that the body can rest and repair.
Come join Yoga teacher Val Herbert (guest tutor on the Yoga Therapy Ireland Sports teacher training course) for this dynamic yoga for sports workshop that will help you move fluidly to stay at your peak for longer.
10.30am, Saturday 20th January 2017
The Cleanse and Purify Workshop has been designed with the New Year in mind. It aims to restore balance in the body after the indulgence of Christmas.
We will explore Yoga postures and breathing techniques which help to promote detoxification and strengthen your immune system during the cold winter months. The sequence helps to generate warmth and energy from the inside out. Twisting poses are used to facilitate the release of toxins from the internal organs. Gentle Somatic Movements will be encorporated to release any tightness or tension held in the body.
The 2-hour workshop will close with a deeply restorative relaxation. You will come away feeling lighter, rejuvenated and energised for the New Year ahead!
No experience necessary, all are welcome.
2-Hour Back to Basics Yoga Workshop: 2.30pm, Saturday 13th January 2017
Always wanted to join a Yoga class but felt unsure if yoga was for you? Do you need a yoga refresher to renew your yoga practice?
Created for students new to Yoga and for those looking to gain a deeper understanding of foundational postures, this introductory-level workshop will allow you to experience yoga as you learn the basic postures, breath work and develop a solid foundation of the basics of hatha yoga.
The back to basics yoga workshop will take an in-depth look into key foundation yoga poses; safely and receiving the care and attention you need to build confidence. You'll develop body awareness, learn basic postures, focus on healthy alignment, and practice coordinating the breath & movement.
Come join Hatha Yoga teacher Val Herbert at this relaxed workshop that will teach you the basic foundations of a Hatha yoga practice.
2-Hour Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 2nd December 2017
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.