Yoga and Somatic Events

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

    13 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018 - 08:30 to 18:00
    Loreto Abbey School – Auditorium, Loreto Abbey, Loreto Avenue off Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
    Cost: € 1200

    Friday 13 July 2018 – Wednesday 18 July 2018

    Friday 13 July: Registration 6pm; Teaching 6.30pm – 9.30pm

    Saturday 14th  through Tuesday 17th: 8.30am – 6pm

    Wednesday 18th:  9am – 12noon

    Bookings: [email protected]

    Yoga nidra is a transformative state of deep relaxation and one of the fastest-growing yoga  practices in the world today. Though its roots lie 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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  • Living Yoga Advanced Teacher Training – Introduction

    28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
    Loreto Abbey School – Auditorium, Loreto Abbey, Loreto Avenue off Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

    2012-10-06 16.07.59 CONTACT PAGELiving Yoga is a practice of intuitive wisdom. It involves an embodied and personal investigation of ourselves. We examine our direct experience on the mat within asana, vinyasa and pranayama and weave this into Yoga as a life practice.

    This introductory workshop explores some of the basic principles of the Living Yoga lineage including:

    • What it means to be embodied and how to find support.
    • How to move from the inside out with integrity, steadiness, grace, poise and ease as instructed by Patanjali two centuries ago.
    • How asana are vehicles for prana or vital life force energy to travel through and how to invite prana to flow most optimally within us.
    • The origins of alignment and how appropriate alignment can instinctively and spontaneously arise.
    • How to train our attention and our focus so every moment is a practice of mindful movement.
    • This workshop may include elements of somatics, experiential anatomy, subtle body anatomy, developmental movement patterns, functional movement, neuroscience, and teaching methodology.

    This workshop may include elements of somatics, experiential anatomy, subtle body anatomy, developmental movement patterns, functional movement, neuroscience, and teaching methodology.

    Our next Yoga Teacher Training runs from January 2019 until February 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone thinking of participating in some or all of the modules on this training to get a flavour of what Living Yoga is all about and meet your main trainer Lisa.

    Cost: €180 for two days. Unwaged discounts available.

    To register your interest: [email protected]

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  • Burren Yoga Retreat

    10 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018 (All day)
    Burren Yoga Centre, County Clare, Cappaghmore, Kinvara

    Burren RocksJoin Lisa for a week of unadulterated fun, nature, good company, amazing food, hikes, walks, swims, inspiring Yoga and Somatics at one of the world’s top ten Yoga centres in this stunning World Heritage Site on the Wild West Coast of Ireland – the Burren, Co. Clare.

    For seven days, immerse yourself in an experience of:

     

    + Classes taught by a highly-experienced, internationally-recognised teacher

    + Delicious vegetarian meals

    + Comfortable accommodation at the centre

    + Guided outings each day with an experienced guide

    + Local cuisine at Burren restaurants & cafés

    + Like-minded people in a relaxed, friendly environment

    On this retreat, Lisa combines Yoga, Somatics and Meditation into a practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. All levels of experience are welcomed and catered for – from beginners to seasoned practitioners – with small classes and individual care for all. Mornings will offer the opportunity either to learn meditation or deepen your practice and to experience a unique style of Hatha Vinyasa. Afternoons give way to continued Yoga, Somatics, Restorative Yoga and deep relaxation.

    Whether you are considering further training in Yoga or Somatics and looking to sample what is on offer at Living Yoga, or simply looking for a refreshing break from the busy-ness of your life, this is an ideal opportunity to experience Lisa’s unique style of teaching in a very relaxed, personable and intimate atmosphere.

    For full information and bookings go here

    Full Week retreat: €730.
    Flexible packages for part of the week are also available and discounts for unwaged.

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  • The Thinking Body 2

    22 Sep 2018 - 25 Sep 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
    Michael Centre, Melbourne, 37a Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood

    Lisa Teaching one2one“If you can sense it and feel it, you can change it’” Thomas Hanna

    Somatic Movement Education (SME) offers a safe, fast and profound way to release and re-calibrate tight muscles by retraining the nervous system and re-patterning the Soma (body-mind). This training unites modern neuro-science and ancient yogic wisdom within the practice of Somatics. Learn how to make the unconscious conscious and feel how everything becomes easier and pain-free from your head to your toes.

    For many movement teachers and students, it is quite simply love at first sight!

    The Thinking Body – Part 2 – Brochure

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  • Intuitive Alignment in Yoga

    28 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
    Michael Centre, Melbourne, 37a Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood

    Our physical and energetic centre of gravity lies deep within us. In the Yoga tradition, this primordial place is known as the Hara. It acts like the hub of a wheel facilitating movement in all directions, while providing a stable base to move from. The connection from the core of the body outwards, and from the periphery inwards is at the heart of every Yoga posture, forming the basis for integrated movement, instinctive alignment, and freely radiating breath and Prana throughout the body.

    Lisa-Petersen-2This workshop will explore our relationship to our inner GPS and how to integrate our spine, our limbs and ourselves to this central hub. We will examine what happens when we learn to establish a strong yet mobile core, and how the breath is the key to creating this. As we connect to our centre in a new way, we can experience ourselves being moved from the inside out with lightness and ease. Asana practice begins to evolve effortlessly, and even complex movements are instinctively understood and mastered. Beyond the physical practice, we will explore how working with the Hara allows us align ourselves with our higher purpose or Dharma.

    Intuitive Alignment In Yoga Brochure

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  • Burren Yoga Weekend Retreat

    9 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 - 17:00 to 13:00
    Burren Yoga Centre, County Clare, Cappaghmore, Kinvara

    burren-yogaJoin Lisa for a relaxing mid-winter break, with good company, amazing food, walks, inspiring Yoga and Somatics at one of the world’s top ten Yoga centres in this stunning World Heritage Site on the Wild West Coast of Ireland – the Burren, Co. Clare. Enjoy:

     

    + Classes taught by a highly-experienced, internationally-recognised teacher

    + Delicious vegetarian meals

    + Comfortable accommodation at the centre

    + A guided walk (optional)

    + Local cuisine at one of the Burren’s fine eateries

    + Like-minded people in a relaxed, friendly environment

    On this retreat, Lisa combines Yoga, Somatics and Meditation into a practice that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. All levels of experience are welcomed and catered for – from beginners to seasoned practitioners – with small classes and individual care for all. Experience Lisa’s unique blend of Yoga and Somatics.

    Whether you are considering further training in Yoga or Somatics and looking to sample what is on offer at Living Yoga, or simply looking for a refreshing break from the busy-ness of your life, this is an ideal opportunity to experience Lisa’s unique style of teaching in a very relaxed, personable and intimate atmosphere.

    For full information and bookings go here

    Weekend: €320

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  • Intuitive Alignment in Yoga

    8 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00
    City Yoga, Madrid, Calle de los Artistas, Madrid, Spain

    Our physical and energetic centre of gravity lies deep within us. In the Yoga tradition, this primordial place is known as the Hara. It acts like the hub of a wheel facilitating movement in all directions, while providing a stable base to move from. The connection from the core of the body outwards, and from the periphery inwards is at the heart of every Yoga posture, forming the basis for integrated movement, instinctive alignment, and freely radiating breath and Prana throughout the body.

    Lisa-Petersen-2This workshop will explore our relationship to our inner GPS and how to integrate our spine, our limbs and ourselves to this central hub. We will examine what happens when we learn to establish a strong yet mobile core, and how the breath is the key to creating this. As we connect to our centre in a new way, we can experience ourselves being moved from the inside out with lightness and ease. Asana practice begins to evolve effortlessly, and even complex movements are instinctively understood and mastered. Beyond the physical practice, we will explore how working with the Hara allows us align ourselves with our higher purpose or Dharma.

    During the workshop, we will explore the art of Vinyasa as a moving meditation, Asana and posture work, breathwork, somatic or guided self-enquiry, intero-reception (our awareness of subtle, body based feelings or the ‘body-fulness’ of our experience), and restorative Yoga. There will also be short lectures to clarify the teaching and learning and to address your questions.

    Working with the Hara is what Donna Farhi calls ‘radiating’. It is the second of her ‘Seven Moving Principals’ as outlined in her book Yoga Mind Body and Spirit.

    This workshop is open to all students with over one year of yoga practice. Bring a curious mind and a smiling heart.

    Suggested background reading for this workshop

    Please read the section on ‘Radiate’, pages 38-41, and the section on ‘The Fluid System’, pages 61-64 from Yoga Mind Body and Spirit by Donna Farhi

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