All About the Feet, Pelvis, Spine and Shoulders – Book all 4 immersions for €120

See full descriptions of each immersion in the individual events below. You can book the whole series until June 2nd. You will receive an email within 48 hours of your purchase with a receipt, links and details.

What do I get?

  • 4 x 2.5 hour livestream immersions with bonus Q+A at the end.
  • Edited recordings available for 8 weeks.
  • PDF handouts supporting your learning for each subject. Please note these will be offered with the recording after each immersion.
  • Clear, direct, practical, accessible, directly applicable knowledge and practices infused with heart, presence and an infectious joy for movement and the body.
  • A chance to be in co-inquiry with a teacher trainer with two decades of teaching experience, 10,000 hours of face to face teaching, and over 15 years of clinical practice.
  • An opportunity to experience a unique cross pollination of yoga, somatics, embodied anatomy, Body-Mind Centering, developmental movement, bio-tensegrity and functional movement. As one long-term student said, ‘it’s all there in one package.’
  • The possibility to be part of a like-minded community of somanauts, embodied anatomists, experiential learners, and spiritual seekers. As you enter this work, you enter into co-authorship with this material.
  • There will be a short lecture using kinaesthetic/visual material (powerpoints, anatomical models, and other avenues) to help you embody yourself in new ways.
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Feet are Fundamental (All About the Feet)

Recording available for purchase until June 2nd. We will send you the link by email within 48 hours of your purchase.

Your feet are the place where you kiss the earth. They are two marvels of bio-tensegrity, small mobile platforms pre-tensioned in a dynamic spiral that offers support and adaptability. Each foot houses 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons, and over 7,000 nerves which act as downwards sensory antennae. Lively, pliable, intelligent feet are vitally important for balance as well as stability whether we are walking or doing yoga.

This immersion explores how your feet are the foundation for all movement. We will investigate how having happy feet improves your breathing, circulation, the health of your organs, and an overall feeling of wellbeing. Learn how to create a healthy, vibrant relationships between your feet, your pelvis and spine and how to refine those connections to find effortlessness and ease in asana. We will move through standing poses, balances and floor work.

In the Vedas, the feet are called ‘the organs of action.’ Come explore and experience how to stand on your own two feet with poise and presence. This workshop will include yoga, somatics, embodied anatomy, breathwork, movement inquiry, developmental movement, bio-tensegrity, and a passion for the body-mind-spirit. Suitable for students from all walks of life. Immersions are livestreamed and will be recorded and available for 8 weeks.

‘Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.
Earth will be safe
when we feel in us enough safety.’

From “Call me by My True Names
The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh”

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The Sacred Pelvis (All About the Pelvis)

Sunday May 1st, 10.00am-12.30pm Dublin/London – €30.

You will receive an email within 48 hours of your purchase with a receipt, links and details.

Your pelvis acts like the hub of a wheel facilitating movement in all directions, while providing a stable base to move from. It is your ballast and an extraordinary creation of human evolution into upright posture. 60% of your body’s weight travels through it.
This immersion will explore your relationship to your pelvis and how to integrate all your body parts through this central hub. We will examine how your pelvis talks to your legs and your spine, and how to make intelligent alignment choices that are uniquely tailored to your structure. We will investigate how to create containment within asana while facilitating ease, grace and power. During the class, we will explore standing, supine, prone, seated poses and an inversion. As we refine pelvic relationships, asana practice begins to evolve effortlessly,
and even complex movements are instinctively refined. You may discover how the gift of being physically centred promotes emotional stability and a deeply seated sense of self. Come move, play and explore your awe inspiring pelvis. This workshop will include yoga,
somatics, embodied anatomy, breathwork, movement inquiry, developmental movement, bio-tensegrity, and a deep respect for the pelvic hub. Suitable for students from all streams of yoga. Immersions are livestreamed and will be recorded and available for 8 weeks.

‘A pearl goes up for auction. No-one has enough so the pearl buys itself.’

Rumi

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Growing a Backbone (All About the Spine)

Sunday June 5th, 10.00-12.30 Dublin/London – €30. You will receive an email within 48 hours of your purchase with a receipt, links and details.

When we move it can be useful to ask ‘where and how can I best get support for this movement?’ One way of doing this is orienting ourselves physically and psychologically around the central axis of our spine. Your vertical core is designed to flex, extend, side bend, rotate, twist and undulate – if you let it. In this immersion we will explore how movement is the key to balance. We will investigate how your bones ‘talk’ to one another and to the other tissues that touch them. We will move through forward bending, side bending, back-bending and twisting to dynamically refine spinal relationships and support ease and integrity in asana. Come and discover your supple, fluid, undulating, sensous spine. Learn about the embryological origin of midline and how it created a polestar orientation for your adult body. Examine how bones dance with your breath and the forces of gravity travelling through them. Explore how to move from your vertical core with grace and gratitude. Learn how to create a more conscious conversations and feel a whole new body unfold in your awareness. This is an invitation to move, play and rediscover your wondrous spine. The workshop will include yoga, somatics, embodied anatomy, breathwork, movement inquiry, developmental
movement, bio-tensegrity, and the childlike wonder of a somanaut. Suitable for students from all traditions of yoga. Immersions are livestreamed and will be recorded and available for 8 weeks.

‘Just as a fountain is an inert object until we run water through it, so too the spine lacks vitality until it is brought to life by the combined forces of gravity, the breath and our directed intention’.

Donna Farhi

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Shoulder Magic (All About the Shoulders)

Sunday July 3rd, 10.00am-12.30pm Dublin/London – €30. You will receive an email within 48 hours of your purchase with a receipt, links and details.

Your arms and hands are where you reach out to connect with the world. They are balanced on your shoulder blades, two translucent bones that act as anchors for the arms. Seventeen muscles attach to each shoulder blade and each of these is bound in a fascial web from the smallest cell outwards. This immersion explores how to release, balance, and strengthen your shoulder girdle. We will examine what is functional for happy, healthy shoulders and how incorrect alignment creates micro-stresses that add up over time. We will look specifically shoulder integrity in weight bearing poses like upward dog and chaturanga variations, and contrast these to non-loaded asana like eagle or cow-faced pose. Tightness, adhesions and weakness anywhere in the tissues affects the mobility, strength and alignment of the whole shoulder girdle. Learn how to combat computer shoulders, tech neck, and other repetitive strains. Say goodbye to tension and hello to embodied ease and relaxation. This immersion is an open hearted embrace of your shoulders. It will include yoga, somatics, embodied anatomy, breathwork, movement inquiry, developmental movement, bio-tensegrity, and a creative dialogue with all our hands, arms and shoulders do for us. Suitable for students from all streams of yoga. Immersions are livestreamed and will be recorded and available for 8 weeks.

‘The place you are right now
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move

Against the earth and sky,
The beloved has bowed there –

Our beloved has bowed there knowing you were coming…’

From Hafiz, The Place Where You Are Right Now

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