Archive for 2015

New to meditation? Try a simple meditation exercise

In preparation for our evening of music mantra meditation in honour of international happiness day we have prepared a short guide to a simple seated meditation. Join us on the night for a great experience in collective meditation and the opportunity to reserve a meal afterwards with your new community. New to meditation? This exercise […]

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Are you Hip enough?

Opening your hips takes time. The good news is that, as with every journey connected with physical change, every step on the path takes you to a new level of opportunity. Tight hips are a major roadblock for many students who want to deepen their yoga practice and master a wider range of poses. If […]

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Interested in craniosacral therapy for your child?

Are you interested in affordable Craniosacral Therapy? The elbowroom set up the CST Foundation to support families of children who need ongoing Craniosacral treatment who can no longer afford it. Parents and siblings are also encouraged to attend. On Saturday March 28nd from 10am-4pm.  We have 1 hour appointments available for families on a donation basis (min […]

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Back Care Workshop

Join our resident physical therapist Ciarán Aherne for this back care workshop. You will be guided through a series of stretching and strengthening exercises and educated on the mechanics and movement of the spine. You will leave with a home care exercise program leading towards a pain free lifestyle. Suitable for people with back discomfort, […]

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Prana Power

CONNECTION: WITHIN AND WITHOUT In this workshop, we will look deeply into Prana (energy). We will put a big emphasis and practice on Pranayama (breathing techniques) looking at three stages of respiration: Inhalation (Pooraka), Retention (Kumbhaka) and Exhalation (Rechaka). With the breath being the life force and so intimately connected with all the functions, cells […]

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Let’s make Self-Loathing a Thing of the Past

Do you know that the concept of self-loathing is unheard of in some societies? The Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard likes to tell an anecdote about the Dalai Lama. During a conference on how East meets West in the Indian town of Dharamsala, one of the American psychologists talked about ‘self-loathing’. At first, the Dalai Lama […]

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A Runners Stretching Workshop

Join our resident sports specialist and physical therapist – Ciarán Aherne for the ultimate runner’s workshop. Warming up and warming down is vital for anyone who runs or plans to run. Stretching exercises are paramount to protect your hips, ankles, knees and feet is vital to stay injury free. Learn how to: Stretch the right […]

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Sling and bling – Tips for wearing your baby

In addition to helping infants develop emotionally and socially, baby slings also meet their physical needs. Babies need and enjoy motion. In the womb, they become accustomed to the sound of mother’s heart pumping blood and to the feeling of being confined in a small space.  If you are looking for some tips or just plain […]

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Are you up the walls? Simple tips to slow down

How is your work-life balance right now? Are holiday pressures a bit too much? For instance……Are you reading this post in bed on your phone? Should you really be preparing for sleep right now or taking some time out to really relax? Restorative yoga is all about filling up your well of energy by simply […]

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When and why retreating is so good …..

Life is full of conundrums, often we thrive on challenges, hurdling obstacles without a care in the world. And then sometimes it can all get a bit too much. Feeling twisted with commitments, endless lists & responsibilities, this is the perfect time to just let it go. Concentrate on your needs and abilities. I have developed an intuitive Half […]

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