Centered – A Five Day Intensive with Madeline Black

After reading her book Centered: Organizing the Body Through Kinesiology, Movement Theory and Pilates Technique cover to cover, we’re delighted to welcome Centered Madeline BlackMadeline Black to the studio for a five day intensive for teachers in October 2018.

The body moves in a predictably non-linear way. Madeline Black is developing a series of trainings to immerse the movement teacher into a highly focused and engaging experience to better understand these body movements and patterns.

Madeline’s approach to training is an organic process focused on precision and highly tuned movement techniques. The “Immersive” trainings are for experts in movement looking to advance their education, perception, intuition, and manual skills. Madeline escorts each participant through personal feedback on the process of working with the body. She customises each segment to match the needs and energy of the participants which provides a unique experience for each instructor.

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Pilates Matwork for the Mature Client

Pilates for the Mature ClientGrowing older does not have to mean giving up on an active lifestyle for your older clients.

Whether it’s continuing to play tennis or golf or simply playing with grandchildren, today’s elders do not easily relinquish the activities that have sustained them throughout their long lives.

Pilates can keep the mature population active, but the Pilates instructors who deal with them need to understand any possible limitations of their elderly clients.

Join us for this one day workshop, Pilates for the Mature Client with BASI Pilates faculty Sheri Long on Wednesday 27th of June, 2018.

We’re very happy to welcome Sheri back to our studio in Dublin.

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Feel Great in Dublin 8

As proud business owners and residents of Dublin 8 for the past 25 years, we’re delighted to see our neighbourhood and community be injected with a new lease of life recently. We’ve seen the changes firsthand, and the massive increase in popularity in the area. There are so many cranes on the skyline!

With change comes uncertainty though. We know change can mean additional stress or anxiety Feel Great in Dublin 8for people. Increased rents, stressful jobs, managing home life and work and getting through everything that life throws at us can be a challenge.

We have always had a focus on helping people in our studio and we have mainly done this through Pilates and movement in the past. However, the more we teach and the more we deal with people the more we realise that there is a mental health aspect to what we do too.

Time and again we see clients who are at very stressful points in their lives coming into us with increased back pain, more tension in their bodies and an inability to let go of that tension.

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Hanna Somatics with Martha Petersen – Nov 2017

We are delighted to announce that Martha Peterson Martha Petersonwill be with us in Dublin in November 2017 to teach a Hanna Somatics Fundamentals Immersion Course.

This introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate.

Hanna Somatic Education (also known as Clinical Somatics) is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to eliminating chronic muscle pain and improving movement for the long term.  It is scientifically-based sensory motor training that teaches you how most chronic muscle pain develops, and what to do to restore full nervous system control of both muscles and movement. The end result is improved awareness, balance and control, as well as efficiency and joy of movement. You learn to reverse the root cause of most chronic muscle pain – the way in which you have unconsciously adapted to the stresses of your life – so you can prevent pain and movement limitation in the future.

If you’d like to know a little more prior to booking a two day course, come to our
Introduction to Somatics
workshop on Saturday November 4th at 2pm. All proceeds of this workshop go to the Simon Community.

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Meredith Rogers – Dublin, June 2017

Meredith Rogers returns to be with us in Dublin this June 2017. Meredith RogersMeredith is BASI Pilates Faculty and teaches their courses and workshops worldwide.

She is also well known for her fantastic classes on Pilates Anytime.

Meredith is back to provide both workshops and Masterclasses and a Marathon Mat Class for us over the weekend 23rd – 25th June 2017. She will be available for limited one to one sessions also. Contact us if interested in booking a one to one.

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Rebecca Leone – The Nun Returns

Live & Breathe Pilates are delighted to announce Rebecca Leone‘s return to Dublin in Rebecca Leone Head ShotFebruary 2017. It’s been three years since she’s been here and we’re super excited to have her back with us.

We are running three days of masterclasses and teacher training from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th of February, 2017.

Rebecca has a unique teaching style that will keep you laughing through the challenges she throws at you, whilst addressing the seriousness of spine safety.

Workshops are open to all instructors and interested clients and her Masterclass Practicals are open to experienced clients and instructors alike.

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Buff Bones® with Rebekah Rotstein June 2015

Buff Bones

We are delighted to announce that Rebekah Rotstein, creator of Pilates for Buff Bones®, will be teaching her instructor Licensing Course in our studio in Dublin on the 27th & 28th of June 2015.  This is one of our Summer 2015 Instructor Training Series in conjunction with our partners in MBodies Training Academy.

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Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed workout that combines Pilates, functional movement, strength training, and therapeutic exercise with bone-strengthening and balance techniques to optimize the health and safety of your bones. The workout follows a research-supported design of specifically sequenced exercises, making it an entire system of bone and joint health, rather than just a set of exercises.  Toning your arms, hips, back and abs, the Buff Bones® system also improves posture, is adaptable to varying levels, and is even safe for those with osteoporosis.
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Pink Ribbon Program with Doreen Puglisi May 2015

Pink Ribbon Program

We are delighted to announce that Doreen Puglisi, founder of the Pink Ribbon Program, will be teaching a weekend instructor training course in our studio in Dublin on the 23rd & 24th of May 2015.  This is one of our Summer 2015 Instructor Training Series in conjunction with our partners in MBodies Training Academy.

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Offering strength, self-esteem and quality of life to breast cancer survivors is key. Exercise may be the last thing a client feels like doing after breast cancer surgery. Exhaustion, painful swelling, and the adjuvant treatments can make them feel even worse. All they want to do is rest. In the past, that’s exactly what Doctors recommended. However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer sufferers.
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Deep Sleep Yoga 2

The Deep Sleep Yoga program has been specially created for those who have sleep issues, Deep Sleep Yoga 2insomnia, disturbed sleep or who just yearn for a deep, nourishing restful space. This Deep Sleep Stage 2 workshop on Sunday 26th of April at 2:30pm features many innovative ways to allow your whole nervous system to settle and rest deeply.

To take part on this workshop you do not need to have done the previous workshop – they both interweave with each other and can be taken in any order. All are deeply welcome, young, old, men and women – we can all benefit. Cost is €30.

Deep Sleep Yoga is more than what an ordinary Yoga class can offer as it combines techniques not just from Yoga, but from the worlds of somatic body based therapies such as Body Rolling, Massage and Craniosacral Therapy. It was created by Deirdre O’Connor, founder and creator of Deep Sleep Clinic, Yoga Dip, Craniosacral Therapist CST-T, DTR. This workshop draws on her 20 years experience of teaching, studying and working with clients, helping them find ways to restore and self-soothe to the core of their beings.

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Deep Sleep Yoga

Deep Sleep Yoga is a 5 step program specially designed for those who have sleep issues, insomnia or Deep Sleep Yogadisturbed sleep. It is also an incredibly relaxing workshop, helping sooth frayed frayed nerves and showing you how to soothe your anxious, busy mind.

So much more than what an ordinary Yoga class can offer, it was created by Deirdre O’Connor, Yoga Dip, CST-T, drawing on her 20+ years of working with clients, and teaching them how to turn their ‘on’ button to ‘off’. The first workshop will run on Sunday 8th of March from 2:30 – 5:00pm.

In the workshop you will learn and use;
• Restful, soothing and calming yoga
• Breath work to help de-stimulate your amped up nervous system
• Yoga Therapy balls for pain relief
• Soft weighted yoga bags – the ultimate tools to slow busy minds
• Yoga Nidra inducing deep rest
• Various tools and techniques to help you sleep

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