3 Week Yin Yoga Course: 6.15pm, Thursday 16th May 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
2 Week Gentle Hatha Yoga Beginners Course: 6.15pm, Wednesday 22nd May 2019
An open level yoga class suitable for beginners to yoga, to learn the basics of hatha yoga asana (postures) and breathing as well as 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 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.
2-Hour Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop: 10.30am, Sunday 19th May 2019
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.
5 Week Pilates Mat Course: 10.30am, Monday 2nd September 2019
For absolute beginners or those returning to Pilates after a break. Learn the fundamental movements with the emphasis on Pilates technique. This Pilates class focus will be on building strength around a good posture and help you find some forgotten muscles! Our Pilates Mat Essential Basics course will help you build a strong foundation and teach you the principles of Classical Pilates.