Update on opening post lockdown

Dear friends

Lockdown restrictions are easing and the wellbeing industry is cleared for re-opening on June 29th as part of Phase 3. My personal circumstances however are prohibiting me from re-opening in this next Phase as I am in close proximity to two family members that fall into the vulnerable category. So safety is my main concern right now, for family members and clients alike. My plan is to re-assess after the summer to see how the contagion patterns have settled with a view to hopefully opening again before the end of the year.

If you would like an update as to when this will happen, please sign up here. In the meantime, keep well and safe.

Closed…for now

Dear Reader

I have been unable to take clients since early March, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Writing this in May 2020, I am no clearer as to when I may begin seeing one-on-one clients again safely. For now I am sad to say that I will have to remain closed for the forseeable future.

If you are already a client of mine and wish to check in please do get in touch. 

Stay safe, stay up to date with Public Health guidelines and hope to see you all again soon.

Adrienne x

Dr Rosita Arvigo in conversation

Dr Rosita Arvigo shares her current work and the reasons why she developed her unique self-care massage which has empowered thousands of people around the world. She discusses the joy of working with families across generations and seeing how this work once again can be handed down from parent to child. Hear stories of her teacher and mentor Don Elijio Panti and the importance of Forest Bathing for Mind, Body and Spirit.

Hilary Lewin and Rosita get excited about their upcoming trip to Australia and continuing to spread this work around the world.

Magic and Medicine – Women and the history of healing plants

For this illustrated talk, Charlotte Salter-Townshend, guide at the National Botanic Gardens, will focus on women’s cures for female concerns such as fertility. Women healers and their knowledge of local flora were a mainstay of health for generations of communities around the world. However, wise women were frequently feared and painted as witches. This talk attempts to untangle fact from fiction and highlight an important part of Ireland’s cultural heritage which has largely been forgotten.

This talk has been organised to coincide with International Women’s Day
Time: 3.00pm. Education & Visitor Centre

The circle of Womanhood – with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Yoli Maya Yeh | July 24th

Lovely women’s retreat planned for July – with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Yoli Maya Yeh.
Starts 5pm Wednesday 24 July – closes 1pm Sunday 28 July2019 at An Sanctoir, Ballydehob,West Cork.

Further details available on Uma’s event page here. 

Programme includes:

  • Twice daily Total Yoga Nidra
  • Peace Circles
  • Fire rituals
  • Song, drums and devotional music
  • Dance
  • Women’s yoga (Yoni Shakti), Celtic Yoga
  • Restorative and therapeutic yoga
  • Native American teachings
  • Movement in the Land
  • Time to be
  • Griefs and praises circle
  • Dreamtime sharings
  • Laughter!
  • Delicious food, eating together
  • Time in nature
  • Quiet times
  • Meditations
  • Craic agus ceol!

The Feminine – Birth of New Psychic Realities

There is a great interactive workshop on The Feminine – Birth of New Psychic Realities coming up on Saturday, September 22 from 11am-5pm in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin. This is a good one for those interested in the mind-body connection & the role the Feminine Principle plays in our lives (as distinct from the female gender).  Run by the CG Jung Centre, it will be very accessible and no prior experience or training is required, just an open heart and mind.

Here are some of the themes that will be covered in the workshop:

  • Symbols of the Feminine in Myths and Dreams
  • The Negative Feminine
  • The Role of the Feminine in the Individuation Process
  • The Construction of the Temenos: the Sacred Space for the Feminine.
  • The Golden Womb – The Feminine as the Cosmic Matrix

More info including the summary for the day and  some articles on The Feminine. 

Hope to see you there!

Breathing and the pelvic floor

In a large majority of my one-to-one work with clients, I see restricted breathing patterns. In the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® we address the diaphragm and the pelvic floor function and how these two large muscles, that ‘book end’ the abdominal viscera relate to each other. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing has great benefits for your body such as stress reduction, better digestion, more oxygen in our blood as well as actively helping the pelvic floor muscles.

I came across this great little animation below from Burrell Education that illustrates the relationship between these muscles and how we breathe beautifully…

If the diaphragm and pelvic floor are working in harmony there is less tension in these muscles (pelvic floors tend towards being hypertonic or tense) allowing better functioning of the abdominal organs. Some simple breathing practices can in fact enhance your pelvic health! Why not give it a try, or ask your local yoga teacher to demonstrate and guide you.

Core Breathing