everything is growing and dying and growing and dying.. Shed what doesn't serve you anymore. Old compensation patterns? You had a injury and since then some persistent aches and pains that you are trying to get used to? Are you approaching challenges the same way over and over again expecting a different outcome? Look at… Continue reading Impermanence | Renewal
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
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
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..
I taught a hip specific workshop class last weekend and one of the participating clients send me back a lovely feedback I got permission to share with you! If you would like to use the power of gentle movement to gain more control, awareness and release, don't wait around, DO IT! You can start tomorrow… Continue reading Client feedback uuuh aaaah!
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!
Or better - what people say in and after a class! I got so much out of it! My hip feels much more mobile, my back feels looser! My shoulders are relaxed! My bowels are very happy! Sometimes it's a smile, a surprised look or an Ooooh! I have updated the website with some feedback… Continue reading What people say about Somatics
Following a discussion about principles and some philosophy of Somatic Movement with a client this morning, here are some thoughts about how to use Somatic Movement for real change. Thomas Hanna was a true pioneer in his way of connecting the dots and I'm grateful to learn slowly to 'see how he sees' by exploring,… Continue reading How to practice Somatic Movement
I hope 2017 has started well for everyone reading. My Christmas break was all about taking time out for our little family and myself, in preparation for a busy year ahead. Making plans, writing out what needs to be finished by what date... a year really isn't that long! I would like to invite you… Continue reading New course starting soon