I am passionate about teaching with clarity and compassion and believe that yoga is accessible to everyone. Always inspired by movement, my yoga classes aim to encourage serenity, space and stability in the body and mind.
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YogaMamas - Yoga for Pregnancy YogaHub, Camden Next date: SUNDAY, March 22 - 11am-1pm Upcoming dates: Sundays, April 19, May 17, June 14, October 18, November 15, December 6 Workshop Fee: €40 (YogaHub member's discount available) This workshop is designed specifically for women who want to continue practicing yoga during pregnancy. Its emphasis is on supporting a healthy yoga practice within a clear framework of safety guidelines around modifications in the different trimesters. There will be advice on poses to avoid during pregnancy as well as practical advice on suitable poses. There will also be various modifications for sun salutation, for those who like to keep up their flow practice.
You will practice gentle breath work, pelvic floor exercises, restorative and relaxation techniques alongside specially designed yoga nidra. You will learn poses to help build strength in the physical and subtle body. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and have fun figuring out how to tailor classes to suit your needs.
Lisa Phillips MA, E-RYT200, IYN500 is a Pregnancy Yoga certified teacher. Lisa teaches vinyasa flow, yin yoga, yoga for pregnancy, yoga nidra, restorative yoga and chair yoga. She also teaches private yoga classes for those who prefer a more detailed one-to-one approach.
Back To Basics Workshop YogaHub, Camden Next date: SUNDAY, April 19 - 2Pm-4pm Upcoming dates: Sunday, May 17 Workshop Fee: €30 (YogaHub member's discount available)
This workshop is highly recommended for new yoga practitioners and for experienced students interested in fine tuning their practice. You will develop a better awareness of your postural patterns and, therefore, get the most out of your regular Yoga classes. We will break down the basics and show you how you can progress, giving you the tools to safely develop your Yoga practice. Learn to be strong and confident that you are doing each pose correctly, with advice and techniques to help you progress.
You'll have a chance to ask questions and receive individual feedback on your practice. You will be taught uijayi breath and how to correctly use your core muscles during your practice. The extra time will allow you to get a better understanding of how to match your breath with your movement. You'll learn how to adapt poses to suit you and your body.
Going slower means getting stronger! Learn how to make it all feel easier, to balance effort with surrender, holding on to what is helpful and letting go of the rest.
Props for Targeted Practice & Essential Teaching Tools
Yoga Next Door, Malahide Road Sunday, April 26, 2020 10am - 5.30pm (7.5 hrs CPD) Teacher Training CPD - One Day Course Full Rate: €95
Small props for big benefits - this training is suitable for all yoga teachers seeking to incorporate props in their classes in a wide range of applications. Utilising resistance bands and belts, blocks and bricks, chairs, small balls and blankets, this course will examine a wide range of possible uses. Using these versatile props appropriately enable a yoga teacher to bring the full experience of a deep and challenging class to a broader range of students. From athletes with excessively stiff and tight muscles, to seniors with issues around balance and strength, and from beginners with limited flexibility to advanced students seeking that extra challenge. Yoga teachers can take advantage of these props in order to help their clients develop and enhance proprioception, motor control, strength, balance, flexibility, stability, mobility and relaxation. We will examine a number of issues and applications with each kind of prop and look at a number of different use cases. Students will learn how to safely sequence small props into their classes and into students’ own personal practice.
Yoga Next Door, Malahide Road Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2020 9am-5pm (14 hrs CPD) Early Bird Rate: €285 (Available until 1st May 2020) Full Rate: €350
This training course is suitable for both yoga teachers and health service professionals.
Chair Yoga is an inclusive and accessible practice. It incorporates elements of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing exercises), movement and relaxation techniques. The Chair Yoga classes are challenging and fun! They encourage friendship, community, confidence, balance and a growth mindset.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
Teach yoga using chairs in group or private lessons Design and sequence a chair yoga class Use small props and chairs as tools to build strength, confidence and balance Teach simple breathing exercises Use chairs as part of home practice Facilitate guided relaxation (using chairs and other props) Lead a guided meditation Teach different levels of chair yoga Fully seated class Partially seated class (with standing balancing exercises using chairs) Chairs as props in challenging poses During the course you will learn about:
The principles of chair yoga The business of chair yoga The role of chair yoga in the community, nursing homes, offices and studios Accessible modifications of traditional yoga poses using chairs and other small props
Chair Yoga is growing in popularity. If you are a teacher looking to expand your repertoire or a health service professional looking for fun new ways of interacting with clients, this course is for you!