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Anatomy For Yoga Teachers

Posted in Pain on 1st April 2019

Rainbow kids Yoga YTT An 8-hour course in fun and functional anatomy for Yoga Teacher Trainees who are working with children. We will cover The differences between adults and children. Developmental Stages Mind & Body integration Anatomy & Movement and Muscle Memory Terminology Hormones  & Growth Puberty, stages, concerns and care.

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Postural Reset

1 Breathe Simple as it sounds, most people don’t breath too well. When you adopt a shallow breathing pattern it creates a domino effect throughout your kinetic chain. ( The way your muscles behave) The first thing to happen is that your diaphragm, which is your primary breathing muscle takes a little vacation. This means […]

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Suck it in ladies. We are going to catch dinner…

Years ago I got stuck in a poor breathing pattern possibly because I incorrectly interpreted complex breathing instructions via Pilates but mostly through crap advice via the fitness industry… belly in, chest up, pelvic floor tight aaaaaand moooove your arse. Looking back on it now it was the equivalent of lacing myself into a corset […]

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What Is Be Activated?

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Life Balance Retreat

Be Activated – Life Balance Retreat. Libby Jones O’Flaherty

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A Bridge Too Far – Back Bend Workshop

With the use of foam rollers, balls, our own hands and yoga postures, we will lubricate and release the connective tissues so that we can move from gentle backbends to deeper postures with ease and with strength. We’ll also take a brief look at anatomical differences in a generic group of people so that we […]

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Hand Balance

Hand Balance Master Class

Posted in Yoga on 20th March 2017

Promo video of hand balance workshop.  

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Pilates or Yoga? What’s The Difference?

Posted in Yoga on 14th February 2017

Cheese or Tulips?  Swimming or Cycling ?  Bruce Lee or Rudolf Nureyev? What’s the difference? On the surface both disciplines present similarities like breathing, moving and wearing stretchy apparel.  When we look closer they are about as different as Martial Arts is to Ballet.  I’d even go as far as to say that if they […]

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Yoga Heart Opening

Posted in Yoga on 14th February 2017

Yoga Backbends – When Is A Bridge Too Far? Backbends invoke mixed emotions from yoga students.  Some love them, some fear them and many avoid them​. Done safely and mindfully they have many benefits, from maintaining a healthy spine, to developing self awareness and building confidence. ​I know this from personal experience because I’ve ​been […]

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What Do You Mean I’m Not Breathing! I’m A Bloody Yoga Teacher.

Several years ago when I was working at a wellness convention where Douglas Heel was presenting I came across the oddest spectacle in a Lecture Theatre. Two grown men were locked in an embrace and one of them was singing a nursery rhyme.  The singing man was then enticed onto a table where he was subjected […]

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