MONTHLY WORKSHOPS ON VARIES THEMES -
Monthly Restorative yoga
Last Sunday each month. 2pm-4pm
Next one Feb 23rd 2020
Release and Relax
Release unwanted tension in the body.Centering your breath and body, aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness and gentle movement for extended periods of time. It is important from time to time to slow down, to have time for yourself, and simply be.
Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on Yoga As Therapy. He is also, in addition to his travelling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree programme in Yoga Therapy. This programme is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.Doug has degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham Universities in the United States, and taught philosophy at college level for several years. He also spent a total of 14 years in Siddha meditation ashrams worldwide. He has produced three highly-respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy. Doug’s teaching is focused on the yoga of ‘Swatantrya,’ the yoga of one’s own inner expansion and awakening, and is rooted in a vast and inclusive perspective of study and practice that honours the insights of the many streams of wisdom that flow into the river of yoga.
Inspirations for the Path Inward with Doug Keller
Friday Evening Asana Practice Aug 28th 6pm-9pm. 50Euro
Our Flexible, Spiraling Core
This will be a practice-oriented session that will explore the experience of the ‘Core’ in asana, and how it empowers our poses. At the heart of this, we find the sacrum, and a central benefit of this experience is to learn how to take good care of our sacroiliac joints — to move with greater fluidity, stability, and less low back pain. We’ll look at the relationship between the health of our sacral joints and low back — and how to recognize imbalances between the two sides of the sacrum which so often make the two sides of the body work so differently!
Saturday 10am-1pm. 60Euro
Timing is Everything:
Understanding the Firing Order of Muscles Along Functional Lines in Asana Practice‘Sequencing’ is how we string poses together into a ‘flow’ or vinyasa that makes sense, makes the body feel good, and takes us deeper into the poses. But it is more than how well poses fit together: the inner wisdom of sequencing has to do with teaching the muscles to work together in the proper order in the body, to best support and protect the spine and joints of the legs and arms.Pain or injury often results from ‘skipping over’ or not using a key muscle — such as, for example, the gluteals — and relying too much on other muscles.This session will be an experiential exploration of the functional lines of movement that provide the core of effective asana practice, and a clear understanding of the ‘firing order’ of muscles we need to recruit along those lines to keep our asanas ‘firing on all cylinders!
Saturday 2-4pm. 40Euro
Fine-tuning the ShouldersWe’ll cover the main actions of the shoulders in simple terms as they work in the fundamental asanas, and then go on to explore the shoulders in greater depth, fine-tuning their actions.We will break down the fundamental muscles involved in all ranges of shoulder movement (and relate them to all types of poses), as well as exercises for improving their function and coordination, and applications and variations in poses. We’ll also look at some of the most common types of injuries and common types of movement patterns that interfere with freedom of movement — and how fundamental principles for shoulder work in asana can help us work through them.
Sunday 10-1. 60Euro
A Complete Practice — with Love for the Psoas, Hips and HamstringsThis practice session will pull together the ideas from the weekend, and also explore issues of the psoas, hips and hamstrings more deeply.Why are hamstrings important, and why (and how) do we ‘open’ our hips? What is the role of the psoas in this, and how do we recognize pain problems stemming from the psoas? We’ll look further at the relationship between the health of our sacral joints and low back, the strength and flexibility of our hips and hamstrings, and the central role of the psoas.Our main emphasis will be on practical ways to balance strength and flexibility in these muscles in asana, especially for the sake of low back health — and we’ll be tying in the role of the arms and shoulders in low back health, to make it a well-rounded practice!
Sunday 2-4 40Euro
Fine-tuning the Neck — and Applications in Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga NidraMuch of the subtlest and most profound work in yoga — in breath and meditation, as well as in asana — has to do with the neck in connection with all of the actions of the senses: gaze. tongue, breath and so on. We’re only beginning to understand the implications for health and well-being in terms of the effects upon the principle cranial nerves and the vagus nerve in particular. In simple and accessible ways, we’ll explore these subtleties with the help of simple exercises joining small neck and shoulder exercises that incorporate gaze and breath, which can then be expanded into principles for centered breathing/pranayama, meditation and Yoga Nidra.
Full 12.5 hours 250Euro. Early Bird Offer 225Euro paid by June 15th 2020
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISSAPPOINTMENT
Counts towards CPD
Teaching Pregnancy & Post-Natal Yoga Refresher Weekend
with Wendy Teasdill author of Yoga Pregnancy.
WHAT AN AMAZING WORKSHOP THIS WAS WENDY WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR WATCH THIS SPACE
10am - 4pm with break for lunch
Saturday: Yoga for Pregnancy – a workshop for Pregnancy Yoga teachers. An informal get-together of pregnancy yoga teachers. As this is an opportunity for participants to share experiences and learn from one another the structure will be organic but focussed.
Wendy will lead discussions and practices on the following:
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Yoga for Empowerment
Sunday: Post-Natal Yoga – for pregnancy yoga teachers wanting to support their students post-natally and for those already teaching post-natal Yoga. Again, Wendy will lead discussions and practices on the following:
Ways to engage with women post-natally which may not necessarily be `a Yoga class’
Specific post-natal Yoga practices – what helps, what to avoid- and class management
Post-natal Yoga with and without the baby
If there is anything particular you would like to cover on either or both of these days, please let Helen or Wendy know in advance.
Wendy has been teaching pregnancy yoga for 25 years and training pregnancy yoga teachers for the British Wheel of Yoga for 18 years. She has written a book on the subject: Yoga for Pregnancy (Gaia Books)
80Euro per day or 2day 150Eour
50% of booking fee must be paid by to Lahinch Yoga Studio , by June 28th
Leslie Kaminoff. Author of YOGA Anatomy
Tuesday September 10th. 2019
Yoga Anatomy of Body, Mind and Breath
Yoga can be described as integration of body, mind and breath. Leslie's teachers, T.K.V Desikachar, stated that without the breath, there is no yoga. Join Leslie Kaminoff, for a three hour introduction to the basics of the anatomy, physiology and neurology of yoga practice. Lecture, audio-visual material, led practice and interactive inquiry, this can be taken as a standalone session or as part of the full workshop. Alllevels of experience (including beginners) are welcome.
Wednesday September 11th
Non-Linear Asana Flow, Escaping the Tyranny of the Rectangle
Learning the simple geometries of classic asana is a great starting point for the physical aspect of yoga practice, just as learning scales on a piano is a necessary foundation to playing music. This isa workshop that tunes into the music of the body, by honouring the spirals, fluids and asymmetries inherent in our organic forms. We will practice in a way that seeks more balance in or systems by honouring the complementary forces of order and chaos, inquiry and technique, form and function.
Arm Supports Reimagined: Open Chains and Spirals
In the grand scheme of sequencing the skill acquisition of asana practice, Leslie considers arm - supported asanas to be intermediate level skills. He will explain the anatomical basis of this view, and propose a raid ally different method of entering into these challenging poses by working with the spiralling lines of myofascal support in the arms while preparing the upper extremities to support our body weight through ope kinetic chain movements.
NOTE; A good portion of Leslie's teaching is lecture/demo format. Students who arrive expecting to do continuous practice may be disappointed. Hence my reasoning for aiming for those who have his book.
COST: Tues 3 hour 69Euro
Wednesday 6 hour 130Euro
Full 9 hour 175Euro
50% of booking fee is required to Lahinch Yoga Studio by July 19th
Limited Spaces available.
Book early for all workshops to avoid disappointment. Cheques payable to LahinchYoga Studio or bank transfer.