workshops & events
Workshops & Events
Over the years we’ve had many different types of workshops. We have always been interested in giving everything a try from laughter yoga, Kundalini yoga and Chakra yoga, to big ball Pilates and Sound bath healing. But by far, our most popular workshops have been Restorative yoga, Yin yoga and Facia Flow Pilates. We run these workshops/classes, usually on Friday evenings. The perfect way to unwind at the end of a busy week!
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All events & workshops are payable in advance via our book and buy page.
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Womens Wellbeing how to Embrace, Empower and Enjoy Midlife, with the help of movement & relaxation techniques. This 6 week course is specifically tailored to support your health and wellbeing though out midlife and beyond.
As a woman approaches midlife there are many challenges to contend with not least career development and family life (young children, teenagers and or older relatives). Add to that mix a range of peri-menopause symptoms and things can get very complicated very quickly. Whether early symptoms creep up on you such as anxiety and palpitations or they hit you over the head almost literally with brain fog, it is invariably a shock when the reality of peri menopause dawns.
We are here to support you through this transition with a variety of movement including elements of pilates and yoga, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. We include tips and information on a range topics from bone health to brain fog, pelvic floor exercises and the benefits of deep relaxation for both mind and body. If you missed this course earlier this year the next 6 weeks course starts Wednesday 4th May 2022 7-8pm costs €80 you can attend either in studio or online. Booking is open, be sure to secure you space!
Keep an eye on our schedule as from time to time we run 90 min workshops in studio for limited numbers only. These are usually hybrid classes so that they are also available online for those of you who prefer to join us from the comfort of your own home. You can pay the once off workshop rate of €25 or use your current class pack (4 credits needed) to book your spot at restorative yoga, yin yoga and facia flow pilates. Please check our current timetable (book and buy page) for the most up to date schedule.
- Facia Flow Pilates workshop Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 10am. This full body facia flow Pilates is very popular and books up fast. This class is suitable for everyone from absolute beginner to the more experienced. You will learn how to release tension in the body, rehydrate the muscles and regulate the autonomic nervous system. The facia forms the largest system in the body as it is the system that touches all other systems. You will need either a tennis ball, spiky ball or facia ball.
- Restorative yoga workshop Friday 15th April 2022 at 7.00pm. This practice is suitable for all from the absolute beginner to the seasoned practitioner. It is dedicated time out to deeply relax, rejuvinate and restore both mind and body. A limited number of poses are included and each is fully supported with folded blankets and cushions, if attending in studio please bring your own blanket and cushion as well as a few pillow cases, in case you need extra cusions and to put over one of our bolsters.
- Yin yoga workshop Friday 12th Nov 2021 at 7.30pm. The practice of yin yoga can help to reduce stress, release facia and brings calm to both mind and body. This practice is mostly on the mat with long holds to help ease out deep held tension. It can be challenging but the extent of that challenge is upto you and the needs of your body.
- Our workshop on the Stages of Menopause is available on request. Please let us know if you are interested in such a workshop for you and and some friends, relatives, colleagues and we can tailor such a workshop to your groups needs. In this workshop you will gain a better understanding the stages of menopause and how the natural changes in your biochemistry lead to the range of symptoms you might be experiencing. In some cases these changes can result from medical treatments such as chemotherapy. We will explore some of the impacts on women’s health, the influence of stress, share experiences and practice some yoga and various techniques that can help you navigate this stage of life more easily. The more common symptoms of insomnia, irregular periods, headaches, mood swings, hot flushes, and anxiety can arise for more than 80% of women throughout their 40’s and early 50’s and for some even in their late 30’s. Often a better understanding of what is going on in your body can help alleviate many of the concerns you might have. Any queries or concerns call us or send an email.
Aparna Shukla of Shubh Connections for My Mind My Friend was talking to Marie about yoga for meeting life’s challenges on Sunday 21st March 2021 live stream on Facebook and YouTube. Includes a 20min restorative practice led by Marie.
Click here to see the recording of this event.
Past Workshops & Events
November 28th 2020 is the official launch of Irish Federation of Yoga Teachers and, on that day, we are providing 2 free online classes as part of this nationwide iniative. The launch is designed to raise awareness of the significance of yoga as health support for people at this time and beyond. Yoga in its simplest form provides meditation and mindful movement techniques that can reduce stress and enhance general wellbeing.
Book as usual or join us with facebook live. You are welcome to either or both easy flow yoga with Brid at 11am (60 min) and a taste of restorative yoga with Marie at 5pm (30 min) for free.
Restorative Yoga Workshop
Enjoy 2 hours of sheer relaxing bliss in this restorative class at a slow, gentle pace. Using props like blocks, blankets, bolsters & straps to explore poses to deeply relax the body and open the mind. This class is suitable for all, no previous yoga experience is needed. It is the perfect antidote to the busy lifestyles of today. Give yourself permission to rest, relax deeply and reboot! You will leave this class feeling refreshed, restored and relaxed.
The restorative yoga workshop held on 6th March was in great demand (fully booked in advance with many people on the waiting list). Due to this unprecedented demand we are running a 2nd restorative yoga workshop this month, book and pay in advance to secure your spot and avoid disappointment.
Date: Friday 20th March
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Yin Yoga Workshop
Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Practice of Yin yoga can reduce stress and anxiety, improve flexibility, release fascia and improves joint mobility resulting in balance and calmness for both mind and body.
Date: Friday 13th March
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Fascia Flow Workshop
Try this full body facia flow incorporating Pilates. This 90 minute workshop will gently release tension in the body, rehydrate the muscles and regulate the autonomic nervous system. The facia forms the largest system in the body as it is the system that touches all other systems.
Facia is a complex network of connective tissue that extends continuously from your head to your toes. This web of tissue surrounds and protects every other tissue and organ of the body. Facia is a fibrous tissue that is extremely strong but also very flexible. Healthy facia is relaxed and can stretch and move without restriction. However, following physical trauma and inflammation (from sports injury, fall, car accident, repetitive stress etc) the facia loses its pliability. It becomes tightly restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body.
Date: Friday 28th February
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm