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 28th March 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
Quantum Sound Bath
Quantum Sound Bath: 4pm, Saturday 21st September 2019 Time out to Tune in with this beautiful and restorative workshop. At this Introduction sound bath, 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 sound bath 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 sound bath 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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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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Yin Yoga Workshop
Winter’s Rest: A Yin Yoga Workshop

Winter's Rest | A Yin Yoga Workshop

2-Hour Healing Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 9th November 2019
As we move into winter, come join Dee O'Hagan for a beautiful yin practice that echoes this season of slowness, surrender and introspection. Through a series of super slow, floor-based postures and deeply relaxing meditation restoring the body towards a natural state of softening and letting go, you'll discover your ability to find stillness in body and mind and honour nature's call to rest and rejuvenate.
 
This two-hour Yin Yoga & meditation workshop will help to discover how to step out of the always 'on' mode of modern life.
 
All levels are more than welcome to this Yin Yoga Workshop.
 
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