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Back Care Workshop →

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, old and new injuries or those wanting prevent back problems.

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Posted on March 11, 2015

Prana Power →

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 and organs of the physical body as well as the emotional and mental bodies, by controlling, clearing and energising the breath we also influence all these dimensions on a highly positive level.… Read more

Posted on March 11, 2015

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

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 thought he’d misheard, and he asked the interpreter to repeat his translation several times. He then asked for someone to explain what on earth this concept was, since it was inconceivable to him that a human being could hate himself.… Read more

Posted on March 10, 2015

A Runners Stretching Workshop →

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 muscles without straining your joints
  • Effectively build muscle to maintain endurance
  • Use an efficient warm up and warm down routine each time you run
  • Help stay injury free and keep running for many years to come
  • Build up your competitive advantage if racing is your game

If you would like info on any of our classes or workshops to support your fitness plan, please email, reception with your enquiry, best of luck with your running.… Read more

Posted on March 6, 2015

Sling and bling – Tips for wearing your baby →

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 adult company, join us in a relaxed environment at our sling cafe enjoy a coffee or treat and, where you can meet other mums and our baby wearing expert Billie. … Read more

Posted on March 4, 2015

Are you up the walls? Simple tips to slow down →

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 letting yourself be with your breath.

It also has the great benefits of opening those tight shoulders and hips by remaining in postures for some time.… Read more

Posted on March 3, 2015