Yoga and Somatic Events

  • Fluid Container – The Pelvic Girdle with Amy Matthews

    7 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017 - 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 18:00
    Loreto Abbey School – Auditorium, Loreto Abbey, Loreto Avenue off Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
    Cost: 300

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    US Anatomy guru Amy Matthews (co-author of Yoga Anatomy) brings her own inspiring, warm, funny, accessible, encyclopedic knowledge back to Dublin again in 2017. This visit is a real treat and one of only two opportunities to experience Amy’s teachings in Europe. See for more about Amy.

    The pelvic girdle is the bottom of our torso and the top of our legs, and is the place where the central energy of the spine finds its way into the locomotion of the legs.

    In this workshop we will explore:

    ⋅ the bones and joints of the pelvic girdle (including the sacrum and tail, the SI joint, pelvic halves and pubic joints)
    ⋅ the organs of the pelvis
    ⋅ the two muscular layers of the pelvic floor
    ⋅ the embryological spiral of the pelvic halves
    ⋅ the dynamic and changeable relationship between the coccyx and the sitzbones

    Bring your questions and curiosity – no previous experience with yoga or anatomy needed!

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  • Finding Support: Embodying Your Bones in Yoga

    27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 - 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:00
    City Yoga, Madrid, Calle de los Artistas, Madrid, Spain
    Cost: 230€


    Our bones are the most clearly defined support system in the body, twice as strong as granite in withstanding compression and five times as light as steel. The beauty of bone is that it is malleable living tissue that is shaped and moulded by how we use and don’t use our bodies, and by all our movement practices including Yoga.

    This workshop explores how to embody the support of our bones to create inner strength, ease and impeccable alignment in asana and vinyasa. We will investigate how our bones ‘talk’ to one another through our joints, and how they relate to muscles, connective tissues and other body systems. We will examine how bones dance with our breath and the forces of gravity travelling through them. A particular emphasis of this teaching is the yoga of svādhyāya or self-inquiry. Learn how to create a more conscious conversation and feel a whole new body unfold in your awareness.

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  • iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training, Level 1: discover the meditative heart of yoga with James Reeves

    8 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 - 09:00 to 18:00
    To Be Decided, , Dublin, Ireland
    Cost: € 1200, Early Bird €1100

    Postponed!! Due to a lack of suitable venues, we have been forced to postpone this workshop to Jan-Feb. It will be a 5-day workshop, starting on a saturday and running until wednesday. If anyone has a recommendation to make for venues, please get in touch with us on


    Yoga nidra is a transformative state of deep relaxation and one of the fastest-growing yoga  practices in the world today. Though its roots lay in thousands of years of philosophies and practices, iRest (‘integrative restoration’) Yoga Nidra carefully and purposefully applies them to our modern-day outlooks and needs. The practice encompasses the teachings of mindfulness claire-williams-photography-28-of-60and then goes beyond, into the experience of dissolving one’s self – of being completely absorbed in the experience of yoga (meaning to feel interconnected and whole). iRest Yoga Nidra enables you to explore deep movements of meditation and skillfully enquire in to the structures of your self, which can ultimately lead to profound insight and healing.

    iRest Yoga Nidra was created by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI). It is a unique yoga nidra practice in that it has been substantiated by extensive and continuing research proving it can resolve trauma, pain, chemical dependency and stress, and increase general well being. As a result, iRest Yoga Nidra is applied in settings not previously open to traditional yoga practices, such as in military and healthcare organizations, and is used globally by doctors, nurses, massage therapists, alternative therapists, psychoanalysts and psychologists.

    This training programme will not only guide you effortlessly into your own practice of iRest Yoga Nidra but also enable you to understand the process, through exploring research-based material around the sense of self, separation and the ego-I.

    The programme only came to Europe in 2014 and this will be the first time it has been offered in Ireland, so this is your opportunity to be among the first to offer this teaching here and join a thriving community of iRest Yoga Nidra teachers around the world.

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