Healthy Menopause – Michelle Lyons

Join Women’s Health and Wellness expert Michelle Lyons Michelle Lyonsfor this one day workshop where we will explore the anatomy, physiology and biopsychosocial issues that peri-menopausal women face.

If you work with women aged 35+ this is not to be missed.

Do you know the specific health issues in peri and post-menopause issues that women face? Bone health? Pelvic Health? Brain Health? Heart Health?

Do you know how to prescribe exercise to to help balance hormones?

Do you know the precautions and contra-indications to do it safely?

Did you know that according to the Irish Dept of Health & Children, around 260,000 women in Ireland are going through the menopause at any one time.

We’ll have plenty of time for discussion, questions (and answers!) and movement prescriptions, demonstration and participation.

After request from participants on previous workshops, we’re delighted to welcome Michelle Lyons, Women’s Health Integrative Physio and co-founder of the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Group back to the studio to teach this workshop.

This workshop is for therapists and movement professionals with an interest in learning about and deepening their understanding of working with peri and post menopausal women for their own personal education and exploration.

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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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Slings Myofascial Training 2018

Mumu and Karin art of movement academy
What moves us? Three words that have been on my mind for a number of years says Karin Gurtner, creator of the Slings courses. Rather than looking for exclusive answers, I let them inspire me to create a movement concept that values science, functional anatomy, humanness and the imponderable alike. I called it Slings because of the myofascial slings that modulate motion and the somato-psycho-emotional-social slings that motivate our movements.

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Anatomy Trains in Motion – Myofascial Meridians for Movement Therapists 2018

Essentially Anatomy Trains in Motion is an anatomy course in which you will increase your depth of knowledge and gain a new perspective of Thomas W. Myers’ Anatomy Trains Anatomy Trains in Motionconcept in relation to body-minded movement. The course is filled with functional anatomy, movement relevant information and practical applications that not only sound good on paper, but also work well in real life. Anatomy Trains in Motion lies the foundation for the Slings Myofascial Training education.

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At the heart of the course are the myofascial meridians. Understanding the lines’ integral anatomy, workings, sensory qualities and relationships are invaluable for body reading, clear movement intention, lesson planning and teaching. Yes, myofascial meridians are so much more than ‘lines’ that can be ‘superimposed’ onto exercises!

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BASI Pilates in Dublin

Live & Breathe Pilates are proud to be the BASI Pilates Host in Ireland and studio owner Steph is the Irish Faculty for BASI.

In conjunction with our Matwork and Comprehensive Programs, we also offer regular Mentorship Days, Workshops, Certificate Courses and Teachers Only classes to support our students.

Our goal is to bring the best education available to those embarking on their Pilates career, with a supportive
community of mentors, graduates and fellow students working and moving together.
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Michelle Lyons: Pelvic Floor & Core Foundations

Pelvis Gray's Anatomy

Do you work with female clients or patients?
Do you know that 1 in 3 women have some type of pelvic floor dysfunction?
Is your exercise prescription meeting their needs?

After amazing feedback from past participants, we’re delighted to welcome Michelle Lyons, Women’s Health Integrative Physio and co-founder of the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Group back to the studio to teach this intermediate level workshop again.

This full day workshop is for therapists and movement professionals with an interest in learning about and deepening their understanding of female pelvic floor function (and dysfunction) for their own personal education and exploration.

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Bev Porrino: Be Activated – Stronger Within

Developed in South Africa by Physiotherapist Douglas Heel, Be Activated is an incredible technique that identifies how, why and where our bodies Bev Be Activateddevelop compensation patterns. It then interrupts poor neuromuscular patterns and delivers a systematic method to reawaken muscles that have become confused and switched off.

The technique is used by pro athletes, fitness professionals, sports coaches and therapists worldwide. It has a strong mind, body connection and can be adapted for any type of movement based activity.  Be Activated improves breathing, it can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction which is crucial for injury prevention and muscle imbalances.

Join us for a two hour workshop on Saturday 9th of September 2018 at 2pm with Bev Porrino, with a specific focus on how Pilates and movement teachers can use Be Activated to look at muscle usage patterns.

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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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Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies

This three-day certificate course presents a Physical Therapy approach to working with Sam Wood Pilates for Injuries and Pathologiesclients who have injuries, physical limitations, or movement dysfunctions. Focusing primarily on the cervical and lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot, the course covers functional anatomy, biomechanics and a review of current literature. Specific injuries and pathologies, such as disc disease, post-surgical conditions, rotator cuff syndrome, tendinopathies and osteoarthritis, are examined. Students learn about precautions and/or contraindications for these conditions, as well as exercise options and modifications to the original BASI Pilates repertoire. Course participants learn safe ways to work with clients who suffer from some of the most commonly encountered pathologies and injuries, via lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practice.

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