Weekend Wellness Workshop with Paula Flood

Weekend Wellness Workshop with Paula Flood
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When it comes to weight loss and mental health, what you eat may not be as important as what’s eating you.

Many of us will admit to emotional eating, using pleasurable foods to calm and comfort ourselves in times of stress. Managing our stress response helps us to address the underlying reasons why we overeat or eat unhealthy foods. Bonus benefits of being calmer include better mood, improved digestion, increased energy and focus.

Join us for our weekend wellness workshop. You will learn simple techniques to use in everyday life which will build your stress resilience. These will include slow flow yoga movements, body scanning, deep relaxation and meditation. Throughout the workshop, you will be encouraged to connect with your breathing and heart rhythm, two key indicators of where you are on the stress spectrum. We will finish with a loving-kindness meditation, acknowledging that self-acceptance is the first step to transformation.

‘May I be kind to myself. May I feel ease in my body. May I accept my body as it is.’

About the author: Paula Flood

Paula Flood

My first experience of yoga was at Queen’s University PEC in Belfast where I attended classes with Iyengar instructor Marie Quail in the mid-90s. From the very first class, I was hooked on yoga and immersed myself over the following years in practice and training.’ Paula completed a hatha yoga diploma in 1999 and since then has trained in prenatal yoga, yoga therapy, anatomy, Buteyko breathing, mindfulness meditation and anti-gravity yoga. Paula has been a tutor on teacher training courses and also teaches at Om Yoga Dublin. Paula is accredited with Yoga Alliance UK, RYT 500 hours. ‘I am always inspired to share yoga with others and I try to teach in a way that is clear and accessible for everyone. My hope is that if you come to my class, you will leave feeling better

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.