Since a few years, I have worked with women living with or having had surgery and treatments for breast cancer. I certified as a Pink Ribbon Pilates 'Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist' under progam founder Doreen Puglisi (USA) in 2015 to provide rehab classes for women affected and have used the knowledge since, while furthering it… Continue reading Wellbeing after Breast Cancer
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!
'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
You really want to take better care of yourself, but you still feel the guilt? Come to my 'Feel great in Dublin 8' class at Live and Breathe Pilates next Saturday at 2pm! I will teach a class in aid of Dublin Simon Community who are pouring all their energy into helping people who are… Continue reading Your next opportunity to take care of yourself (and others)
Lots of exciting things are happening - first off I am guest lecturing again in UL next Monday, this time I will work with the new MA Contemporary Dance Performance students as well as the MA Traditional Dance Performance students to introduce them to Somatic Movement Education in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. I am… Continue reading New classes from October
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!
I'm delighted to be invited back as a guest lecturer at University of Limerick next week. I'll be working with the Master of Arts Contemporary Dance Performance students on alignment, effortless and efficient movement as a basis for their complex challenges they are facing as professional dancers. I am currently the only practitioner in the… Continue reading Back at University of Limerick!
A shout out for my upcoming Saturday Somatics Series at Live&Breathe Pilates in the City Centre - we will start this Saturday with movements to relax the back. The Series is divided into 4 monthly workshops, each with a different theme and we start with the back, followed by the hips, shoulders and finish with… Continue reading Upcoming Workshop Series
I'm excited to work with a wonderful group of people in the Rathmines Mindful Movement course on Thursday evenings - I have 1 more space in the course and decided to keep the discounted price for everyone at 100€ for the 8 weeks. The course includes weekly follow up emails, so you feel equipped to… Continue reading Rathmines Mindful Movement fully booked!