“You’re not good enough / thin enough / successful enough / busy enough / healthy enough / there for your family enough”.
These are things we wouldn’t say to someone we care about, but we can often catch ourselves thinking these things about ourselves. This harsh, nagging inner voice fuels our anxieties, sabotages our relationships with ourselves and with others and holds us back from pursuing what we want to pursue and living the lives we want to lead.
The first step to working with the inner critic is to catch ourselves as we spiral into these negative thought patterns. Yin yoga and meditation allows us the space and time to observe how we talk to ourselves, particularly when things feel challenging. As we move through this slow, soulful practice, we’ll release tension in the body but we’ll also gently observe the negative thoughts that may come up as we do.
Dee O’Hagan will guide you through taking a different, more positive perspective that gives you tools to deal with the inner critic, long after you leave the yoga studio. This healing two-hour workshop will finish with a nourishing loving-kindness meditation, directing compassion towards ourselves and expanding that sphere outwards towards others.
Suitable for anyone looking to learn meditation and deeply quieten both body and mind. Ideal also to complement a more active ‘yang’ yoga practice or active pursuits like running. This beautiful calming and deeply relaxing mindfulness meditation and yin yoga workshop will help you relax and combat busy lives. Open to all abilities: both those beginning yoga and more experienced yogis will enjoy this workshop. Wear comfortable clothes. Blankets and bolsters will be provided.
Quantum Sound Bath: 4pm, Saturday TBA 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.
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
2 Hour Blindfold Yoga Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 5th October 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.
2-Hour Yoga 101 Workshop: 2.30pm, Saturday 7th September 2019
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.
2-Hour Somatic Neck and Shoulder Workshop: 10.30am, Saturday 12th October 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.