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Article Category - "Yoga & Meditation"

Yoga and Nutritional Therapy for Peri-Menopause Workshop

Yoga and Nutritional Therapy for Peri-Menopause Workshop

Yoga and Nutritional Therapy for Peri-Menopause with Petra Fulham & Niamh Daly

Fluctuations in our hormones can govern much of our emotional, mental and physical health, throughout our lives. In this workshop, we will address the least supported phase of our hormonal life: peri/menopause, which begins for most women in her 40s, even before she sees a change in her periods.

At last, there’s a surge of conversation in the media (and legislation to accommodate us is being drafted) about this natural, but sometimes difficult period, which all women will experience.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2020

Your Spine, Your Health with Bev Porrino

Your Spine, Your Health with Bev Porrino

Back pain can be a miserable companion and like any miserable companion, you do not want to encourage it.
Many people experience back pain at some point in their life, which is hardly surprising given our current lifestyle and habits.

During this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to use your yoga practice and simple ideas to release spinal compression and regain and maintain spinal health.

You’ll be encouraged to connect with your spine through breath, the nervous system, and through a simple and sustainable yoga practice designed to maximise the health and longevity of your vertebra.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2020

10 tips for getting the best out of Yin Yoga

10 tips for getting the best out of Yin Yoga

People often mistake the “Yin” style of yoga for restorative yoga. Well, it’s far from it.

Restorative is all about being comfortable and slowing down your nervous system. Allowing gravity to hold you and gently unwind tension.

Yin, on the other hand, puts both our bodies and minds through their paces. Holding the Yin posture for some time, the body has to endure a period where all those aches and tensions start to release, and it can be mildly uncomfortable when that build up starts to let go.… Read more

Posted on January 3, 2020

What is Yin Yoga?

Would you like to deepen your practice, increase flexibility and increase your meditative abilities?  Yin Yoga could be the perfect complementary practice and a welcome antidote to a busy lifestyle.

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical.

Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practise deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues).… Read more

Posted on January 2, 2020

Pilates or Yoga?

Pilates or Yoga?

Cheese or tulips?  Swimming or cycling ?  Bruce Lee or Rudolf Nureyev?

What’s the difference?

On the surface, both disciplines present similarities like breathing, moving and wearing stretchy apparel.  When we look closer they are as different as Martial Arts are to Ballet. I’d even go as far as to say that if they were people one would be Bruce Lee (fighting streak aside) and the other, Rudolf Nureyev.

 

Are you a budding Rudolf or grasshopper Bruce?… Read more
Posted on January 1, 2020

The Art of Self Care – Deep Rest Workshop with Sophia Pallaro

The Art of Self Care – Deep Rest Workshop with Sophia Pallaro

In the art of self care workshop learn to cultivate deep relaxation through restorative poses, breath awareness and guided meditation. The transforming effects of this powerful practice bring a quality of kindness to the way we relate to ourselves and teach us the art of truly nourishing self-care.
The use of props to support very restful poses soothe the nervous system and bring a state of profound relaxation. This gentle, mellow practice will help to support you during times of stress, fatigue or if you’re just plain overworked.… Read more

Posted on December 12, 2019