Upcoming Workshops and Courses:
Bi-Monthly Yoga Nidra
Fridays 6.30-7.30pm 13th & 27th April; 11th & 25th May
Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is a deeply relaxing, guided meditation, where you are taken on a journey throughout your body. In essence, your body is 'asleep' and resting deeply, while your mind remains awake. It is said that 30 minutes in yoga nidra is the equivalent to 4 hours' deep, uninterrupted sleep. It enhances creativity and productivity and improves sleep, healing and general health.
Cost : €10. No yoga experience required
Space is limited, so booking essential. Text Colette on 086 066 6130 to book your place
Roll and Relax - New Workshop Series - One Friday Every Month
Next Class: Fridays 18th May; 15th June 6.30-7.30pm
This is one hour of pure bliss to end your week. Each month we will focus on a different area of the body, and gently roll out the tensions of the week with Yoga Tune Up balls.
After easing out the knots, we will support our bodies in restorative yoga poses. Restorative yoga is a balm for your body and mind during stressful times. By resting for several minutes in completely supported yoga poses, your body relaxes deeply and tension melts away. As your body unwinds, your nervous system calms down, relaxing your body and mind right down to the cellular level. The entire practice takes place supported on yoga props, on the floor, in peaceful candlelight. Join us for this very special class - your body and mind will thank you!
This workshop is for everyone, including complete beginners, mums to be, and anyone recovering from illness or injury. Spaces are limited, booking essential.
For booking and info, please contact Laura on 086 815 9953
Become Present – Yoga for Grounding
Sunday 27th May 1-3pm
A yoga practice to bring us into the present moment. Often we live very much in our minds; spending vast amounts of time planning ahead or thinking back, this yoga practice can help us become more at peace by relaxing in to the here and now.
We will be working with the root chakra, feeling our physical connection to the ground, bringing our attention from the mind into the rest of our body. When we are paying attention to the body the mind can begin to come into rest.
When we are not grounded we can become anxious, unsure, and exhausted. This practice is an opportunity to ground ourselves, physically, mentally and emotionally. It will include yoga and pranayama, and end with restorative yoga, all designed to give you tools to feel more centered, present and relaxed.
A 2 hour Yoga practice can be a great introduction if you are a beginner OR a chance to deepen the practice if you already attend classes.
For more information/to book your place contact Fiona on 087 969 0936
Places limited, so please get in touch to book
Monthly Kundalini Yoga Workshops with Olive MacDonagh
Friday 1st June 7-9pm
Olive MacDonagh from Butterfly Cottage Retreat teaches kundalini yoga, the yoga of awareness to realign the body, mind and soul by raising gently and safely the kundalini energy which until awakened is dormant at the base of the spine. Olive’s classes incorporate a wonderful blend of breathwork, movement, relaxation, meditation and live chant with harmonium and guitar. Not to be missed!
No experience or knowledge is necessary. Beginners are most welcome. It is about “being” rather than “doing”. It is about your individual experience rather than perfecting anything. Doing it from where you’re at and listening to your own body, mind & soul. I welcome you to join for this healing and fun experience to increase well-being, strength, flexibility, balance and peace. These gentle yoga classes are geared to improve restricted mobility, flexibility and balance and bring about “feel good” feelings that can set you up for the week! All are welcome.
Contact Olive on 087 931 8859 for further information or book online at www.butterflycottageretreat.ie
Pelvic Floor and Core Foundations - Training for Movement Professionals
Do you work with female clients or patients? Do you know that 1 in 3 women have some type of pelvic floor dysfunction? Is your exercise prescription meeting their needs?
This intermediate level course is for therapists/ movement professionals with an interest in learning about and deepening their understanding of female pelvic floor function (and dysfunction) for their own personal education and exploration. Pre-learning will be sent to participants prior to the course.
Topics covered include:
Understanding the functional anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles
The relationship of the Pelvic Floor to the rest of the Core including the Diaphragm and respiration, the lumbothoracic region and the hip complex
How to screen for pelvic floor dysfunction – and what to do about it
What is ‘Pelvic Floor Safe’ Exercise - modifying exercise for those experiencing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Understanding Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP) and how to manage it – understand how different exercises and positions have different IAP implications
Simple strategies and resources for ‘downtraining’ an 'overactive' Pelvic Floor
The types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
How to screen your clients for PFD including types of incontinence – bladder, bowel, pelvic pain, ortho dysfunction and POP
What are the 'Pelvic Health Red Flags'?
Pelvic Health and Back Pain Overview.
Pelvic Health and the Female Athlete Overview
Pelvic Health in Pregnancy Overview
Pelvic Health in Post Natal Period Overview
Pelvic Health in the 3rd Age (Peri-to-Post Menopause) Overview
Integrating yoga, pilates and barre into a functional pelvic health programme: training for pelvic loor co-ordination and full range of motion.
Michelle Lyons is a chartered physiotherapist, specialising in integrative women’s health. Her clinical toolbox includes over two decades in pelvic health physiotherapy, yoga, pilates, nutrition, health coaching and mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention. She teaches nationally, internationally and online and is on the faculty of Herman & Wallace, the Pelvic Rehab Institute, the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and she is the clinical consultant for Burrell Education, the global leader in continuing education in women’s health for fitpro’s, massage therapists and clinicians worldwide.
As well as her specialist physiotherapy courses on pelvic health and oncology rehab, her speaking invitations include the International Pelvic Pain Society conference, the International Continence Society conference, the British Pelvic Floor Society, the Woman on Fire Summit, the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association, the Pelvic Health Summit, the Klose Lymphedema conference and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health & Continence.
Spaces are limited, booking essential. Fee payable upon booking to insure your place.
For booking and info, please contact Laura on 086 815 9953