Lockdown 3... how are you faring? Still looking forward to 'going back to normal' or has it sunken in that things are different now and will be different in the future? When we use old strategies that don't match new circumstances, life gets harder. If I keep expecting to go back to in person classes… Continue reading Take time to learn something useful this February
If you are new to Pilates and want to start with a sustainable program that is tailored to your needs and goals, take advantage of the Mobile&Strong series. We build a sensible foundation for movement through breath work, basic mat Pilates exercises and Somatic Education, and gradually build up strength. Videos of the movements will help… Continue reading New to Pilates or in need of a fresh start?
Are you practicing Pilates for a while without getting the benefits you think you should be able to feel already? Were you told to start Pilates to avoid back pain, to ease your shoulder tension or improve your flexibility? While Pilates is an excellent way of strengthening, the instructor in a group class often can't… Continue reading Somatics for Pilates in September
Back in September: two part, small group, comprehensive and compact pelvic floor workshop for women in Dublin City Centre.
Beyond Kegels Breath, Strength and Ease for your Pelvic Floor In this compact 2h workshop, we will work on different support strategies for the pelvic floor muscles. We will draw from somatic awareness, different breathing techniques and their effect on the pelvic floor muscles, strengthening of the surrounding muscles (yes, you will do some squats!),… Continue reading Beyond Kegels workshop
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'm getting more and more excited preparing for my teaching gig at Woollinn Yarn Festival next weekend! Woollinn is the brain child of the women running This is Knit, a beautiful yarn shop in the heart of Dublin. With lots of international teachers offering workshops in different techniques, panel discussions, social events and of course… Continue reading Somatics @Woollinn Yarn Festival
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!
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
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!