In the weekly Somatic Strength class, we work with an integrated movement practice to release excessive tension to be able to intentionally strengthen and move with spaciousness and grace.
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
Back in September: two part, small group, comprehensive and compact pelvic floor workshop for women in Dublin City Centre.
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!