“Untying the knots – A Deeper Letting Go”
A Sunday afternoon Workshop with Deirdre OConnor
Join Deirdre OConnor for a relaxing and rejuvenating Sunday afternoon of deep body work to leave you feeling open and refreshed both physically and mentally.
On – Sunday 15th October
At – The Ananta Yoga Studios, 5, Wentworth Place, Wicklow Town
Time – 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Fee – €35
Bookings – Booking is essential
Call/Text Liz Richards 086 8963425
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Somatic Yoga Release ~ Body Rolling Therapy ~ Craniosacral Unwinding
Yogis use a beautiful Sanskrit word, samskara, to describe the knots of energy that are locked in the hips, the heart, the jaw, the lungs. Each knot tells a story – a narrative rich with emotional detail. Release a samskara and you release that story. Release your stories and suddenly there is more room to breathe, to feel, to experience the world.
Sometimes it seems that no matter how much Yoga-Love we give ourselves our tight gut stays tight and our shoulders stay hunched up around our ears.
It’s at times like these that we need to add in a little something more to our Yoga mix – something that gives us a feeling of lightness and effortlessness and of simply Just Being.
Untying the Knots : brings together the practices of Somatic Yoga, Cranial Unwinding and Body Rolling into a therapeutic and healing session so that finally you are able to let go of painful muscular contractions and loosen those difficult- to- shift anxiety-making contractions.
Be prepared for lots of play in our Body Rolling session with soft squishy balls and spine-releasers of all shapes and sizes, to roll out the deep tensions in the neck ,shoulders, hips and jaw
As your body weight sinks into the ball your body elongates creating traction that allows a deep release giving you the benefits of a full body yoga session, massage and healing — all rolled into one.
Infuse yourself with oodles of nourishment with Somatic Yoga Release as we move our bodies in new ways that allow for a deep letting go of habitual muscle contraction ……….. movement that is slow , effortless, fluid and just delicious for the whole body and the mind.
Somatic Yoga is a neuro-muscular re-training , turning on muscles that have been ‘off-line’ that cause compression , pain, stiffness and lack of flexibility .
This process of opening restricted spaces elongates and aligns muscles, softens fascial restrictions and leaves us with a light 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, Untying the Knots is a complete neuromuscular education of and for the body and mind.
Stage One – Cranky Hips and Shoulder Release
Using the balls to facilitate lengthening and release of fascia in those places that even the best stretch may not reach!
Stage Two – Somatic Psoas Release
Releases anxiety deep in the belly helps resolve issues such as IBS, slow digestion, stubborn belly fat and long-term anxiety.as we release the Psoas muscle, aka the muscle of anxiety
Stage Three – Balls before Botox
Release the furrows in your brow, unclench your jaw, and soften the habitual frown that can result in headaches, TMJ pain, sinus problems, eyestrain, loss of skin elasticity and even premature wrinkles.
Deirdre has been teaching Yoga since 1991 and values ease most of all in her practice and in her teaching. Having suffered from severe anxiety in the past she turned to Yoga as a way to lessen the impact and now teaches from a place of empathy and play so that we can lighten our loads. She has also trained in Swedish Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Embodied Dance and Movement, and is currently following her love of ease in her training as a Clinical Somatic Therapist
Deirdre O Connor, Holistic Sleep Therapist, Yoga Dip (Shiva Rae), DTR Embodied Movement Dip, Adv teacher trainer, Craniosacral Therapist CST-T, Paeds, Clinical Somatics and Movement (Ingle Instit.)