7 Week Yin Yoga Course: 6.15pm, Thursday 10th January 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
5 Week Beginner's Hatha Yoga Course: 09.30am, Friday 18th January 2019
Beginners Level Hatha yoga class, suitable for beginners to yoga or coming back to yoga after a break. In this Hatha Yoga course you will learn the basics of hatha yoga asana (postures), breathing techniques and how to relax and restore from the challenges of daily life.
First-time students are welcome in this traditional hatha yoga class. A slower paced class, Hatha yoga incorporates breathing exercises and meditation to call the mind and focuses on proper alignment and form to support your body. Students will experience a comprehensive, yoga balanced class with expert guided instruction throughout the class.
You will leave this Hatha Yoga class feeling more relaxed and balanced.
2-Hour Spring Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 23rd February2019
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 us for a lovely 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.
2-Hour Hips, Core and Pelvic Floor - A Somatic Exploration Workshop: 10.30am, Sunday 14th April 2019
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.
6 Week Pilates Mat Course: 7.30pm, Thursday 17th January 2019
Learn to do Pilates correctly from the beginning. Master the fundamental movements with the emphasis on technique. With variations offered for beginners so you may modify according to individual strengths and weaknesses. This beginners Pilates Mat course will help you build a strong foundation and Incorporating strength, mobility and stretching movements.