We’re delighted to welcome Deirdre O’Connor back to the studio to teach her Body Rolling Workshop for Myofascial Release. During the workshop we use balls of various sizes and densities to knead out tightness. It enables each joint to be stimulated with gentle traction and rotation movements. This deep tissue work elongates and aligns muscles, softens fascial restrictions and leaves us with a delicious feeling of spaciousness and ease in our joints, limbs, muscles and fascia.
Whether one seeks relief from pain and structural problems or simply a healthier stress-free body, Body Rolling is a complete neuromuscular education of and for the body and mind.
Mariska Breland, founder of the Pilates for MS™ Teacher Training Program will be in Dublin to teach her Exercise for MS Course at Live & Breathe Pilates this November 28th & 29th. We have also just added a third day on November 30th for Pilates for MS.
The initial two day course incorporates the latest research in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation into a Pilates based exercise program designed to address common problems associated with multiple sclerosis.
Exercise for MS is an acclaimed course that covers the MS disease process in depth, as well as issues common to many neurological diseases, including balance difficulties, weakness, muscle spasticity, bladder problems, gait abnormalities, as well as the principles and applications of neuromuscular rehabilitation and neuroplasticity in exercise. You will learn how to assess causes of balance problems, work with single side weakness to create better muscle balance, diagnose ineffective compensations and help remedy them, the importance of how and when to stretch to manage spasticity, and techniques to create “detour circuitry” in the brain and spinal cord to work around existing nervous system damage, and much more. Since the course covers so many problems common to the general population too, you will have tools to work with other students too, especially the aging, and those with neurological conditions or muscle imbalances.
We have also just added a third day to this course on Monday 30th of November – Pilates for MS. This additional day is open to those who have previously completed and passed the Exercise for MS course. It focuses specifically on the Pilates apparatus – Reformer, Cadillac etc. This is a 7 hour course and runs form 09:30 – 17:30 on Monday 30th of November 2015.
We are also hosting a Mat Masterclass with Mariska on Friday 27th at 6pm. This 90 minute mat class is open to instructors as well as clients. Not for the faint hearted this energetic workout will get the blood pumping while getting your body strong and supple. This class is not suitable for beginners, those with injuries or underlying conditions or pre / postnatal clients.
We’re delighted to say that after her sold out Buff Bones workshop with us last weekend, Rebekah is staying on in Dublin for a couple of months and will be working with Live & Breathe Pilates to provide a series of Courses, Masterclasses and Teaching Clinics this summer.
Hypermobility is a tricky issue, with the struggle to stabilize causing frustration in both the client and teacher. In this 3 hour course for instructors we discover successful methods of assisting your hypermobile clients through fascial release & reintegration techniques, strength protocols and neuromuscular re-patterning exercises. We also learn about commonly resulting problems like myofascial pain syndrome, trigger points, faulty muscle recruitment techniques and the tendency to over-stabilize.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The Deep Sleep Yoga program has been specially created for those who have sleep issues, insomnia, disturbed sleep or who just yearn for a deep, nourishing restful space. This Deep Sleep Stage 2 workshop on Sunday 26th of Aprilat 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.
Suitable for those attending classes regularly, this 90 minute workshop on Sunday 29th of March at 10:30am is a fun and effective way to strengthen and tone your whole body. Learn how an innocent looking air filled ball that doesn’t weigh very much can really challenge you! Using the ball we add lots of three dimensional moves to your session making the exercises more difficult and thus increasing the effort required. It’s the perfect complement to your mat & equipment repertoire. Cost is €25 for the workshop.
Deep Sleep Yoga is a 5 step program specially designed for those who have sleep issues, insomnia or disturbed 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
In this 90 minute workshop we will show you what good posture looks like and how it feels. We will help you to release tight muscles and teach you specific Pilates exercises to strengthen your core and to balance the muscles around the hips and legs.
A strong core can improve your posture, running technique, balance and stability. Pilates helps to develop a strong core by supporting and strengthening the muscles of the back, hips shoulders and pelvis.