This week, we witnessed another horrific sexual domestic violence court decision. Too many perpetrators of domestic abuse walk out of court as free men because of their 'standing in his community, his good employment record' etc. (The employment record was mentioned as a positive in this last case, where a man dragged his ex-partner on… Continue reading Help me help Women’s Aid
A day of mindful, pleasurable movement and learning! Take a day to dive into Somatic Movement, refreshing your practice or learn new skills of how to ease your back and hips and soften your shoulders and neck through movement. This day retreat at The Yoga Kitchen will be broken up by a delicious brunch at… Continue reading Restoring Ease – Somatic Day Retreat
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'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
Lawrence Gold, one of the 'Wave 1' practitioners (who studied directly under Thomas Hanna) who have taken Somatic Education further and further, has written a beautifully concise article I would like to share! You can find the description of what happens in Hanna Somatic Education, which is what my training was based on, HERE I… Continue reading A recommended article!
For my course starting January 8th 2018, I will also have the recorded audio from every class on offer - together with a 45min video call one to one as a package! Who is this for? My class in on a Monday morning at 10am, so not everyone is able to come to it. But… Continue reading Give the gift of self-directed learning
In my last Mindful Movement - Introducing Hanna Somatics course, I have started recording the classes to send it to the participants - something that is never really done when you go to a class (yes, generally, you should come back rather than practice at home for free, right?)! My clients find the recordings very helpful… Continue reading An audio class recording adventure on Bandcamp is on it’s way..
If you want to learn a few movements that can serve as a basis to your movement practice, be welcome in my next course of Somatic Movement! Next block of classes starting next week Thursday. All classes are available to drop in, but you're also welcome to book them as a course. Priority is given… Continue reading New 6 week block starting next week!