I'm getting more and more excited preparing for my teaching gig at Woollinn Yarn Festival next weekend! Woollinn is the brain child of the women running This is Knit, a beautiful yarn shop in the heart of Dublin. With lots of international teachers offering workshops in different techniques, panel discussions, social events and of course… Continue reading Somatics @Woollinn Yarn Festival
This Saturday, you can join me at 2pm in Live and Breathe Pilates to ease your tense hips and enjoy a smoother gait. Have you experienced aches and pains in your hip joints, outside of the legs or groin? Do you get restless legs, struggle with hamstrings that feel like ropes rater than mobile and… Continue reading Ease your tense hips!
I have started to get into podcasts a while ago - being able to listen to experts from around the world discussing current research, share their projects, present ideas, while getting to and from work, while doing housework or knitting is just perfect. Currently, I am listening to the Mental Health Foundation, a UK based… Continue reading Mental Health, Biology and Pain Science
After spending my Saturday at CalisthenFit in Drumcondra, teaching a lovely bunch of people how to release neck and shoulders and working with another group on their hips 2 weeks ago, I am delighted to present another series of workshop classes at my Pilates home Live&Breathe Pilates on Camden Row. Last year's series was a… Continue reading Next up – Somatics Series at Live and Breathe Pilates April | May| June 2018
'Can you imagine doing this movement before you actually do it? Can you compare your expectation of the movement with the actual sensation of doing it?' In Somatic Education we love motor planning or motor imagery! A lot of our clients can have difficulties with some movements - they brace from the thought of moving… Continue reading Motor planning – why do we use this technique in Somatic Education?
I've been lucky to have had the opportunity in participating in an Explain Pain seminar this weekend, presented by Ben Davies (not the football player), a pain specialist with excellent presentation skills and a vast knowledge. The Explain Pain course is developed by the NOIgroup, Australia's leading pain science researchers. We were learning about how… Continue reading Explain Pain
On my way to teach a sold out Neck and Shoulder workshop at the wonderful Reform Pilates in Blackrock, a seaside community just outside Dublin, I was listening to Dan Siegel's The Mindful Therapist. It's a wonderful book for therapists, encouraging mindfulness practice, self-care and offering an insight into his concept of Mindsight and Interpersonal… Continue reading The mind is like the ocean
When Storm Emma meets The beast from the East (who came up with that name?!), we get 4 days of snow - the first 15-20cm fell last night, which means schools are staying closed, bread is sold out and everyone is in a slight panic. Time for some selfcare - Somatic Movement lying on a… Continue reading Snow makes Ireland come to a halt
I currently work with a few clients in a 121 setting. If you have thought about how to get the most out of your practice, you might want to book a series of sessions or once off tune-ups. An hour of concentrated attention to the intricate details of your movements, honing in on your specific… Continue reading 121 lessons in Somatic Education
When I said 2018 will be the year of sharing Somatic Education with more people I meant it! I was visiting Holistic Nurture in Blanchardstown (D15), and while I was travelling through the snowy sleet and icy wind, Leemore who runs Holistic Nurture gave me a warm welcome. The centre is open since a bit… Continue reading More workshops confirmed!