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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.
Blindfold Yoga Workshop
Awaken your inner eye | See from within2 Hour Blindfold Yoga Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 30th March 2019 Inspired by Pratyahara (the yoga principle of “the withdrawal of senses”), this workshop invites you to awaken your inner eye and turn inward. With a blindfold, you will take a journey from outside perception to inner self. Join Ger Kinane for this two-hour deeply relaxing yoga journey as you explore the practice with your eyes closed. Feel your balance being challenged as you remove visual references. Experience the mind body connection intensify as you the rest of your senses become deepened and refined. With outward distractions removed, feel a stronger connection to breath. You will notice that the need for focus and presence is much greater than usual as you move mindfully and find stillness. A very slow and accessible sequence of poses that will leave you feeling relaxed, restored, with a higher appreciation for your ability to see, both inside and out.
Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor Somatic Workshop
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.
Quantum Sound Bath
- 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
Somatic Back Pain Workshop | Deep Pain Relief
Somatics for Back Pain Workshop10.30am, Saturday 22nd June 2019
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 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, 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. No experience necessary, all are welcome.