An Introduction to Yoga with Niamh and Gemma

This workshop is open to all from the new yogi to the advanced practitioner. An introduction to Yoga is a fun and gentle introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga, learn basic breathing principles, pose alignment, meditation and relaxation. Yoga has the potential to influence every part of your being and help you to create a healthy body, calm mind and deeper connection to your self.

Learn how to tune inwards and listen to your body, become aware of how you feel, how you move, how you breathe, where your mind is and find what feels right for you. The benefits of moving mindfully, breathing well and learning to relax are open to everyone no matter how much you can or can’t do and the lessons of this practice are endless so come as you are, we are very much looking forward to seeing you here at The Secret Garden for this new workshop.

Upcoming Day Retreat; Sunday 4th September 10am – 3pm.

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Self body reading and myofacial release exercises

To understand myofascial release, we must first understand fascia. In this workshop Niamh will talk about this complex matrix of fascia which weaves itself throughout our body, surrounding our muscles, organs, nerves, bones, blood vessels and even our cells. When one spot in our bodies gets knotted from injury, trauma or bad movement patterns it can affect other areas in the body which is why when we have pain in our knee it may have nothing to do with a knee injury but maybe due to a niggle in our lower back or even our shoulder. So self myofascial release techniques are designed to go in and smooth out those hard knots using objects such as balls, blocks and other props to iron out these stuck areas returning the fascia to its normal fluid and adaptable self. We will go through some of the Anatomy Trains and learn about the interconnections of the body as you explore each line using self-massage techniques based around the latest in fascia research. You will take home a handout with information and techniques used in class that you can continue at home.

On Sunday, October 2nd 10am to 12:30pm.

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