Upcoming Workshops

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Live Cello

SUNDAY 26TH MAY, 4-6PM

Tech Amergin, Waterville, Co Kerry

Booking now open for MAY

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Live Cello

4pm, Sundays, Tech Amergin, Waterville, Co Kerry

Spaces on this workshop always fill fast so please BOOK TODAY to avoid disappointment.

The return of this very popular workshop with local Cellist, Miriam Courtney playing soothing sounds to accompany our very gentle and relaxing yoga practice.

More information..

FAQs

What is a restorative yoga workshop? 

  • My workshops are divided into two sessions; the first hour starts with very gentle seated movements to slowly stretch the body and calm the breathing.  Various postures will follow, which are all supported by props and held for several minutes. After a comfort break we return to the mat for a seated breathing practice and a yoga nidra meditation, in a lying position.  I invite you to set your own intentions and to fully benefit from this wonderfully relaxing, peaceful and supportive environment.

Is it suitable for a beginner?

  • Yes the workshops are designed to suit people of all levels, and those who have never done yoga before.

How long does it last?

  • Approximately 2 hours, although I ask you to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to set up.

What do I need to bring?

  • A yoga mat, a bolster, cushion and block (if you have them), blankets, pillows, socks, a warm layer to wear during the relaxation poses.  Spare mats, blankets and blocks will be available to use if you don’t have them.

What’s the difference between your restorative yoga workshops and your online/in person classes?

  • Restorative yoga is a powerful practice that supports the body’s natural healing processes.  By using props we are able to hold each posture for longer which allows the body to fully relax. Through the gentle movements, breathwork and meditation you can release tension and stress, which gives the body a proper opportunity to recharge.  During the workshops I create a very calm and friendly space, where like-minded people meet and benefit together.  

What can I do afterwards to make the most of the workshop?

  • Each workshop has a theme, usually seasonal, and I would suggest you re-visit the intentions you set for yourself.  The body will continue to benefit from your practice, particularly if you are able to set aside a few minutes each day to repeat the one posture you found most beneficial.

Is there a maximum number of people who can attend the workshop?

  • Yes, please book early to avoid disappointment.  If necessary, you will be added to the waiting list and contacted if I have any cancellations.

Online workshops

“Eff off New Year – It’s time to Stretch and Relax”

6pm, Sunday 7th January, Online

(recording available for a year afterwards)

January in this part of the world (South West Ireland) is not the time to force new habits on yourself. All the signals from nature are to stay quiet, peaceful and continue replenishing inner resources during the long nights and cold days. I admit I’m desparate to race into Spring but Nature takes her time to warm up and so should we.

It feels against our own soft, mammalian nature to start bouncing around trying new fitness habits, or depriving ourselves of our favourite things. It’s not supported by the neuroscience either. The best way to change habits is to start small, avoid shaming ourselves and start from a well resourced place. A brain that is already contending with poor sleep, poor nourishment, over-worked kidneys (hello Christmas and New Year celebrations!) is not in a good state to make difficult changes.

This is why I wanted to share 45 minutes of stretching and relaxing to gently remind your body of how good it feels to move.

Yoga for Healthy Backs – Recording available to do in your own time

Purchase recording by clicking here.

Louise in side plank pose with a knee on the floor, smiling at the camera

I’m so excited to offer this workshop as Lower Back Pain was the number one reason why I started yoga and it’s worked! Since beginning to practice yoga:

  • I very rarely have back pain and feel so much stronger.
  • I have the confidence to lift boxes/pets/small children and to work in the garden without suffering pain afterwards.
  • My posture is better despite years working at a computer in an office

Many of my students says yoga has helped reduce their back pain too. Maybe it’s already helped you and you’d like to keep improving.

Purchase recording by clicking here.

to reduce back pain and feel better and stronger.

This workshop is NOT for you if:

  • you’re currently experiencing acute back pain
  • you like to do headstands in every yoga class
  • you’ve been advised not to do yoga, for any reason.

This workshop IS for you if:

  • you’re ready to work on strengthening your back to reduce those niggles and twinges in your lower back
  • you want to move freely and confidently without fear of back pain returning
  • even if you’ve never done yoga before.

Purchase recording by clicking here.