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.

Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor Somatic Yoga Workshop
Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor Somatic Workshop
2-Hour Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor - A Somatic Exploration Workshop: 10.30am, Sunday 12th September 2020

Have you ever thought “if only I was stronger in my core I…” or you heard the words “engage your pelvic floor” or “use your core” but don't really know what that means?

Whether you’re looking to boost your core strength, improve posture or better understand the Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor connection this Somatic workshop is for you. Through gentle Somatic Movement and Feldenkrais sequences you will explore practical and therapeutic ways to develop better control and more functional strength without overworking muscles. Both men and women can learn how to contract and relax the pelvic floor and core muscles helping to understand, how when balanced they form the base, support and strength for your spine, torso and all your organs. In addition, with this increased awareness and sensation you can address incontinence, alleviate pain (especially in the back, pelvis and hips), assist childbirth and facilitate ease in many functional activities like lifting heavy objects so you feel more comfort in all kinds of day-to-day and athletic movements!

The workshop is lead by Deirdre Mullins, our fully qualified Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and Yoga teacher, who since 2013 has been passionately exploring Somatic movement, leading Somatic workshops and working with clients through Somatic Movement and Yoga. You will leave this 2-hour workshop with less pain and tension, feeling balanced in your body and mind. No experience necessary, both men and women are welcome.
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Quantum Sound Bath Workshop
Summer’s Joy | Restorative Yoga & Sound Workshop
Summer's Joy | Restorative Yoga & Healing Sound Workshop: 4pm, Saturday 16th May 2020 As the days get longer and we move into Summer, balance the outward focus of summer's fiery energy with this beautiful restorative yoga and sound bath workshop. Take a break from summer planning to slow down and surrender to the joy of the present moment. This restorative yoga workshop is a slow, gentle practice that will reduce stress and improve health. During the Restorative yoga workshop various props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks are used to prop the body up in poses, allowing the whole organism to remain in a deeply relaxed state. You will be guided by Ger through a soothing and contemplative restorative yoga practice. While you relax live sound by Kamilla will help support the process and is an effective tool to prepare our bodies & minds for the Spring Awakening. The healing vibrations coming from various instruments can help you revitalize the cells in your body and allow strong and vibrant energy to come in. Restorative yoga practice and sound healing are wonderful ways to assist you in the process of opening towards the new season and making it joyful, relaxed and full of new potentialities. Allow your body to rest and receive sound therapy as sound harmonies come from singing bowls, gongs, drums, chimes and voice. During the restorative yoga and sound bath workshop, every client receives mini sonic treatment along with energy healing to raise the energies in and around the body. Restorative yoga poses help to rest deeply and completely and coupled with sound therapy this workshop promises to be a truly relaxing and healing experience.
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Yoga Workshop
De-stress & Unwind | Christmas Somatics Workshop

Somatics Destress for Christmas Workshop

10.30am, Saturday 14th December 2019

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.
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Somatics Deep Back Pain Relief Workshop
Somatic Back Care Workshop

Somatic Back Care Workshop

2-Hour Back Care Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 22nd February 2020 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 back pain relief workshop is of special interest to anyone who experiences back pain but equally you don’t need to suffer back pain to benefit from this Somatic Workshop. 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 2-hour workshop 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. This two hour workshop is led by Deirdre Mullins Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher. She is passionate about sharing Somatic embodied practices which improve mobility, stability and function while also helping to relieve stress so we can all experience life more fully. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.
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Somatic Neck Shoulder Yoga Workshop
Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop

Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop

2-Hour Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 25th April 2020 Do you have tightness in your neck or shoulders? Come along and be guided through gentle, easy awareness-based Somatic Movements and explore ways to create more ease and freedom through the shoulders, upper back and neck. Somatic Movement Education is a gentle, safe and highly effective way to end chronic pain, improve mobility and stability and relieve day-to-day stress. With Somatics, we always work holistically, using processes that re-educate the nervous system and help to restore functional movement. Through awareness and movement, you learn to sense, recognise and release habitual muscular tension and unwind their holding patterns in your body. As the muscles relax and lengthen, your mobility and strength increases, so you can enjoy normal activities in life with more pleasure and ease. This Somatic practice can help to soothe tight muscles, relieve stress and improve body-mind awareness. Leave the workshop with less pain and physical tension, feeling relaxed in your body and mind. This two hour workshop is led by Deirdre Mullins Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher. She is passionate about sharing Somatic embodied practices which improve mobility, stability and function while also helping to relieve stress so we can all experience life more fully.
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Purify New Year Workshop Clane
Somatic New Year | New You Workshop

New Year Yoga Workshop

2-Hour New Year | New You Yoga Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 18th January 2020 Forget the traditional resolutions, instead cultivate a positive intention(sankalpa) to make better choices for your body and mind. This 2-hour yoga workshop offers you the perfect space to ignite your intention and restore balance after Christmas and New Year celebrations. A mindful flow of movements will reconnect you to a sense of inner aliveness. Yoga postures will be sequenced to promote detoxification, strengthen your immune system and boost your energy levels. Gentle Somatic Movements will release any tightness or tension held in your body. Your depth of presence and awareness guides you to experience each breath and it's potential for renewal and wholeness. The workshop will close with a deeply soothing relaxation. Leave feeling re-energised, refreshed and ready for a great year ahead! No experience is necessary. Suitable for all Levels. This two hour workshop is led by Deirdre Mullins Somatic Exercise Coach, Clinical Somatic Educator and experienced Yoga teacher. She is passionate about sharing Somatic embodied practices which improve mobility, stability and function while also helping to relieve stress so we can all experience life more fully.
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Yoga 101
Back to Basics | Yoga 101 Workshop

Back to Basics Yoga Workshop

2-Hour Yoga 101 Workshop: 2.30pm, Saturday 11th January 2020 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, delivered in a welcoming and non-intimidating environment that will teach you the basic foundations of a Hatha yoga practice.
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Rejuvenate: Open to Spring with Yin
Open to Spring | A Rejuvenating Yin Yoga Workshop

Open to Spring | Rejuvenating Yin Yoga Workshop

2-Hour Healing Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 15 February 2020
While the dark winter months welcome a natural hibernation and cosiness, the first signs of longer days and Spring in the air bring a sense of newness and possibility. However, it can also be a time that we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to stick to resolutions made at the start of the year and come down hard on ourselves when we ‘slip up’. In this workshop we’ll bring both body and mind through this time of transition from a place that might be a little more helpful! Come join Dee O'Hagan for a calming 2hour yin yoga workshop: slow sequence of yin postures including hip openers, side bends and twists to shift any stagnant energy in the body and encourage detoxification. We’ll also focus on moving forward with intention from a space of gentleness and self-compassion. This unhurried, meditative practice allows us to really tune into what we’re feeling, creating possibility from this more positive, less self-critical place. To make sure you really float into Spring feeling renewed, finish with a Yoga Nidra, a deep guided relaxation that allows your body to rest deeply. All levels are more than welcome.
 
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