Treat your body and mind with time to de-stress, unwind and recharge before Christmas with Somatics
Guided through gentle, easy exercises inspired by Somatic Movement Education, you will move deeper into awareness, allowing the central nervous system to relax and restore. Somatics is based on the principle that by moving with awareness, our body can begin to restore itself towards a state of health. Somatics can help to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and allow you to be more mindful and appreciate the good things in life.
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 through Somatic Movement and Yoga.
This 2-hour workshop will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and replenished with a new sense of balance in your body and mind.
No experience necessary, all are welcome.
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” Etty Hillesum
Pre-Christmas Somatic Unwind & De-stress Workshop with Deirdre Mullins
This workshop is for anyone in need of escape from the stress and fatigue of their busy life, and looking to recharge and rebalance body, mind and spirit. No experience necessary – learn to unwind tension from your muscles and relax your body. Leave the workshop feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and replenished with a new sense of balance in your body and mind..
10.30am, Saturday 24th February 2017
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.
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.
Quantum Sound Bath Workshop: 4pm, Saturday 9th December 2017
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
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.