yoga & green living expo
SATURDAY MAY 25WESLEY HALL, LEESON ST, D6
We live in a sea of sound. Even in silence, we can hear the beat of our own hearts. How often have you used sound to uplift your spirits when you are feeling sad or bad? Do you sing a song, play a CD, call a friend and talk? How often have you brought yourself and others down by words used in anger and frustration? Can the sounds we utter and surround ourselves with heal ourselves and others? The sounds we hear around us affect our health and vitality.
In ancient times sacred sound was used as a powerful tool for healing, meditation and self-transformation. The Universe is made up of vibration and sound is not only a most potent tool in maintaining and creating our sense of well-being, but also can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
Dee is a student, teacher and obsessed yogi.
She is a certified Hatha/Vinyasa yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga for over 8 years. She completed her 500hrYTT Purna Yoga in Byron Bay, Australia. Dee discovered yoga after struggling for many years with chronic illness and a demanding career in advertising and magazine publishing. Her passion is to teach classes in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition with a focus on breathing and healthy alignment to promote spiritual and physical awareness, oh and to have fun Finding stillness in breath and movement is the cornerstone of all her classes. She is also a qualified Anti-Gravity yoga & Pilates teacher.
Owner of Durga Yoga and Antenatal, Paula Mitten travels regularly to Spain and London teaching on Frog Lotus Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings and will soon bring them to Ireland
Whilst studying fitness and sports psychology I took my first Vinyasa Flow yoga class, I went on to practice many different styles including Ashtanga and Iyengar but eventually came back to Vinyasa Flow. I have trained in Dublin, USA, India and Thailand, studying Advanced Yoga, Pre and Post-Natal Yoga and Anatomy & Physiology. My classes are strong, energetic and fun with a strong focus on correct alignment.
Want to try out Ashtanga yoga? Heard about it but were afraid to actually take the plunge. Fear no more! Modifications will be given as needed, to make this accessible, although it is not suitable for complete beginners.
Iyengar Yoga, following the teachings of BKS Iyengar, is about alignment, intelligent asana sequencing, and timing.
Alignment creates postural balance and gives optimal benefits from each pose.
Sequencing of asana layers the benefits of each pose, magnifying benefits of preceding asanas.
Timing is key in Iyengar yoga as an asana creates different vibrations in the body as it is held for a longer or shorter period.
Iyengar Yoga promotes strength, balance and flexibility in the body. It gives mental clarity and burns through stress. Expect to feel energised and elated!
A flowing Hatha class suitable for all, everyone welcome. Focus on breath as we gradually unfold, lengthening, strengthening and releasing tension. A simple sequence will take us deeper into twisting to prepare us for some delicious, strong, deep, restorative, deeply cleansing postures. A revitalising class to make you feel like new again!
Heart, Hips & Hamstrings
Join Mari for a playful practice that invites opening in some of the places in our bodies where we are tight and stiff. As we free the shoulders, hips and hamstrings we will experience freedom and fullness throughout the entire physical body and also in our mind and heart.
Roisin began practising yoga in 2000 and almost immediately she knew it was something she wanted to learn more about. So she was delighted when she was given the opportunity to train as an instructor with Marian Kilburn. Roisin received her Introductory Level II certificate in 2004 and has been teaching since then. While maintaining her own practice, Roisin regularly attends workshops with visiting and senior Irish Iyengar teachers. Roisin now holds an Intermediate Junior Level 2 Teaching Certificate.
The class will be a general level class with a strong focus on standing postures to help strengthen and improve flexibility overall. Roisin teaches regular weekly classes in iYoga in Phibsboro.
What is your Yoga practice built on? One key foundation is the relationship to the ground, gravity, and space. Every pose is a balance pose as we extend our muscles and stack our bones to optimise the way we carry our weight. With each breath, we refine the balance through the centre of the bones and subtly realign our structure. It’s a dynamic dance whether we are in movement or stillness.
This workshop explores how to consciously engage the support of gravity to allow a buoyant rebound into space. This action, called yielding creates impeccable alignment and a sequential flow of force and energy through the body. It simultaneously creates the optimum conditions for breathing to happen. In particular, we will look at how the relationship of yielding, pushing and reaching in sun salutations and how these neurological actions combine to create effortless movement.
This workshop will include some somatic movement enquiry, applied experiential anatomy, yoga asana, slow vinyasa and breathwork. Suitable for students from all streams of yoga with over one year practice.
A lifelong yogi, Kanta is certified by the International Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500. She has trained extensively in Anusara, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga and is licensed to teach Anusara Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics.
The heart of Kanta’s training is 22 years of dedicated practice and study of Siddha Yoga meditation under the guidance of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.
Kanta was drawn to teach Hatha yoga after she found that her own practice was helping her overcome long-term physical injuries. “Over the years,” she says, “I discovered the power of yoga as a therapy, the way good alignment can heal the body.”
“In yoga there are some simple principles of alignment to learn. Applying these principles actually protects and heals the body.”
As a teacher, Kanta is dynamic and sensitive, inspiring and compassionate. Her classes focus on moving with the breath, developing strength, and cultivating awareness.
Kanta has studied and taught yoga in her homeland of Mexico, in yoga’s homeland of India, in the United States, and around the world.
She released a series of Yoga DVD’s including international best seller “Yoga Therapy for Back Pain & Stress Relief”, “Yoga for Beginners: for Strength, Flexibility & Relaxation” and “Improve your Yoga Practice, from Basics to Expansion”.
Acrobatic Yoga is the most body-friendly practise I have ever come across. It is energising, grounding, and sociable, and it makes you feel AMAZING.
Acrobatic Yoga combines yoga with acrobatic adagio – partner work. The most common thing that we work on is L basing – with one person lying on their back, legs extended up, with the other person on their feet (exactly like Superman, from when you were a kid). There are massive therapeutic elements – the flier can be twisted, massaged, stretched, and just relax into the complete support of their partner. We always work in teams of three – so you have a base, a flier, and a spotter (safety first). It can move into more acrobatic flying – inversions, turns, etc – which are exciting and dynamic, and tend to fill people with a sense of awe at that which they can accomplish. We always close by being stretched out by our friends and neighbours – just a little something extra, to make it that much more addictive!
The most important element, to me, is that the classes and jams have a very strong sense of community. Never before have my classes been so filled with laughter and sociability. My friend said it astutely: If Yoga means union, Acrobatic Yoga must be union with community. I couldn’t say it better myself.
Ashtanga Yoga is a complete system of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practices deigned to bring us peace at every level of our Being. Join David to explore the principles and practices of the Eight Limbs Of Ashtanga Yoga, including an introduction to the origins of this ancient practice, as well as the practices of asana and pranayama, traditional chants, meditation and relaxation. Hari Om
Lou Horgan has been teaching yoga for 10years and for the past 7 has specialised in yoga for pregnancy.
Recently Lou completed certification in Womb Yoga, a study of yoga for all the cycles of a womans life.
Lou is influenced by varying schools of thought which she has woven together and combined with her own unique experience of the world to create her teaching style. Her training began in India with teachers from the Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga traditions. She continued her studies with The Life Centre, London, where she gained certification to teach, as well as registration with the International Yoga Alliance and The British Wheel of Yoga. Lou has been fortunate to have studied with many wonderful teachers worldwide and continues to do so in order to deepen her practice and understanding of this ancient art. Without a doubt her favorite place to teach is on the grass in Dartmouth square.
This Therapy Ball workshop teaches trigger point self-massage techniques to reduce tension, shorten muscle recovery time, improve circulation and augment nerve conduction. Learn a head-to-toe massage series which has been proven to affect profound change in the following areas: Rotator cuff, upper back, shoulders, neck, hips, lower back, IT Band, calves and feet.
You will guided through specific techniques to instantly roll out tension, break dysfunctional movement patterns, and provide valuable insight into your own anatomical architecture with the Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls. These easy and effective self-massage techniques will provide you with tools to reduce and/or eliminate pain, prevent injuries and build your Self Care toolbox to take your pain into your own hands.
No yoga experience required. All levels are welcome-for newcomers to teachers alike.
One day we arrive at the gate of Yoga. Through circumstances we are here, more or less ready. With expectation or without. Full of questions. Hope for healing, or with fear of performing in an unsatisfactory way. Lumbered with ambition to outshine others through skill or apparent wholeness. Maybe none of these.
Where Yoga is, there is freedom. Come as you are, beginner or advanced practitioner, and forget what you know at the door. Step into exploration.
We won’t shy away from difficulty but will not seek it for its own sake. Allow this wonderful body of ours to show the way. Sagely.
This practice facilitated by Joakim asks nothing of you other than that you come and be your perfect self.
At its basic level mindfullness is the capacity to pay attention and be present. Mindfullness is a way of being awake to the truth of each moment, of embracing all of life. Its the ability to welcome everything even the most difficult life circumstances and emotions as we learn how to open rather than shut down to ourselves, to others and to life. As we open we become more present, more compassionate and more available to meet both the messiness and the magnificence of life.
This will be an introducion to mindfullness and we will have a chance to explore some of the practices.
Why not have some lunch from the Happy Pear Cafe and listen to them tell you why its so good for your heart
Discover what happens under the skin when you practice yoga.
And let off some steam!
Yoga has a predominantly female following in the west, however most of the founding fathers of Hatha yoga have worked through the filter of a male body, which is understandable as they were men! This interactive talk looks at all areas of the yoginis womb life and how best to approach her yoga practice from where she is in that continuous cycle. Men are most welcome too!
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