Michelle Lyons Workshops

Live & Breathe Pilates are proud to work with a diverse team of high calibre educators to bring the latest evidence based courses on Women’s Health to you.

We’ve been working with Michelle Lyons since 2017 to offer Pilates and yoga teachers, fitness professionals and physiotherapists the latest updates on training for women in all their life phases.

Workshop Dates & Pricing

Movement Prescriptions for a Healthy Menopause

Movement is non-negotiable at Menopause ….but the right movement at the right time and the right intensity is essential.
The evidence base for menopause is expanding all the time – but understanding how to use movement strategies to live well during and after menopause (whether or not hormone therapy is used) is essential.

Join us for this Workshop where we’ll explore:

  • Understanding the effects of changing hormones on our musculoskeletal system
  • Muscle and joint pain at menopause – why are women at risk for tendon issues at midlife?
  • How is pelvic health affected and what the best strategies may be to improve it?
  • Does menopause affect balance?
  • Why some types of exercise can actually cause weight gain?!

We’ll start with some of the science -understanding what’s happening and why but this will be a primarily movement based class, focusing on a whole person approach to menopausal wellness, incorporating elements of Pilates, yoga, mindfulness, resistance training & breathwork – all in line with the latest evidence.

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Women and Back & Pelvic Pain

Women are different when it comes to back and pelvic pain – structurally, hormonally and biopsychosocially! What does the evidence tell us about the best way to help women with back pain? What’s important? (And what probably isn’t!) We’ll have a look at the intersection of anatomy, hormones & gynae health and function/dysfunction, bringing together breathwork, pelvic health and what the evidence tells us about movement prescription for women with back & pelvic pain

Join us for this Workshop where we’ll cover:

  • Functional female anatomy
  • Screening for signs of pelvic floor muscle overactivity
  • Movement strategies for female pelvic pain
  • What’s different for women and back pain
  • Movement strategies for female pelvic pain
  • What’s different for women and back pain
  • Screening for red flags
  • Putting together a whole woman centred approach to managing back & pelvic pain

We’ll begin with the theory and research, but this will be a primarily movement based class, designed to improve your confidence in screening, knowing when to refer on and widening your movement toolbox, delivering an evidence based approach that works for women.

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Breast & Pelvic Cancer Rehab Strategies

We know that 1 in 9 women in Ireland will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and the numbers of women who are diagnosed with gynae cancers are also on the rise. We also know that more women than ever are living longer after cancer treatment ends, and that exercise is the closest we have to a magic bullet when it comes to dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment…but!
It’s essential that we use the right exercise at the right time, that we understand the side effects of cancer treatments including surgery, chemo & radiotherapy, as well as recognising red flags and knowing when to refer on.

The workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the side effects of cancer treatment on the musculoskeletal system
  • Recognising red flags & when to refer on
  • Shoulder and trunk dysfunction after breast cancer treatment – what can we do?
  • Pelvic health after breast cancer
  • Hysterectomy recovery and movement strategies

We’ll begin with the theory and research behind oncology rehab principles, but this will be a primarily movement based class, designed to improve your confidence in screening, knowing when to refer on and widening your movement toolbox safely, delivering an evidence based approach to help women live well during and after cancer treatment

Book Breast & Pelvic Cancer Rehab Strategies Now

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Your Educator

Michelle Lyons is a chartered Michelle Lyonsphysiotherapist, specialising in integrative women’s health. Her clinical toolbox includes over two decades in pelvic health physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates, nutrition, health coaching and mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention. She teaches nationally, internationally and online and is on the faculty of Herman & Wallace, the Pelvic Rehab Institute, the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and she is the clinical consultant for Burrell Education, the global leader in continuing education in women’s health for fitpro’s, massage therapists and clinicians worldwide.

As well as her specialist physiotherapy courses on pelvic health and oncology rehab, her speaking invitations include the International Pelvic Pain Society conference, the International Continence Society conference, the British Pelvic Floor Society, the Woman on Fire Summit, the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association, the Pelvic Health Summit, the Klose Lymphedema conference and the Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health & Continence.

When she is not treating patients, teaching or traveling, she enjoys life at home in rural Ireland with her family, her menagerie of animals and her well stocked bookcases.