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.
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.
2 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.
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.
Quantum Sound Bath: 4pm, Saturday 9th February 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 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.