4 Week Yin Yoga Course: 6.15pm, Thursday 28th November 2019
End your busy week with this beautiful calming and deeply relaxing mindfulness meditation and yin yoga class.
Mindfulness meditation will help you relieve stress through exploring the habits of your mind.
The passive Yin Yoga practice requires as much from the mind as the body as simple stretches are held for between 2-5 minutes challenging the mind to process negative thought patterns in a compassionate and accepting way. Body sensations are navigated by building inner stamina and endurance and developing a mindfulness based meditation practice. As a result, the entire body experiences deep rest.
The long holds in Yin Yoga get past the muscles and target the connective ‘yin’ tissues – joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia that wraps around your joints, muscles and organs. Yin yoga will simultaneously promote and maintain mobility as connective tissue is safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened. This Yin Yoga practice will change the way you go through life, creating the internal peace required to “respond” instead of “react”. Leave feeling relaxed both in body and mind.
Suitable for anyone looking to learn meditation and deeply quieten both body and mind. Yin Yoga is ideal also to complement more active ‘yang’ yoga practice or active pursuits like running. Class open to all ages and abilities including beginners. Great yoga class to ease into your weekend
6 Week Tai Chi Beginners Course: 6pm, Tuesday 12th November 2019
Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact ancient Chinese flowing form of meditative movement that has been practiced for centuries. A form of mind-body exercise, Tai Chi improves the flow of internal energy current ('Qi') for better health and harmony in your body.
A Tai Chi class consists of slow focused movements which improve strength, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, aids relaxation and improves sleep. Recent research has shown Tai Chi to be beneficial in providing pain relief for certain conditions, particularly fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Tai Chi is beneficial for all ages and fitness levels. Experience a greater sense of well-being through the practice of Tai Chi.
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.
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.
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.