Courses & Workshops

I host workshops regularly at yoga studios and workplaces around Ireland. If you would like me to facilitate a workshop for you, please feel free to get in touch. See below for a description of all workshops.

Upcoming courses & workshops

May

  • TBC


Yoga & Creativity

In this workshop, we investigate the connection between our innate creativity and our state of mind at any given time. “Creativity” is explored in a very general sense and the art-making that occurs during the workshop serves as a metaphor all forms of creativity: problem solving, decision-making and the production of art objects in general. The Yoga & Creativity workshop clearly demonstrates the necessity for an individual to feel safe and grounded in order to be creative.

The workshop incorporates mindfulness meditation, gentle restorative yoga, yoga nidra, art-making, and elements of Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening® framework. It is suitable for curious and creatives types, experienced yogis / meditators & complete beginners. No previous experience in any of the elements is necessary. Art-making materials are provided, and participants are free to take their artwork home with them at the end of the workshop.

Suitability / Level: This workshop is open to everyone and no prior yoga experience is required.

Reviews

  • “I have studied yoga in India, attended Yoga Nidra workshops with Uma Dismore-Tuli and completed 200 hrs yin yoga teacher training with Josh Summers. I was curious about Daithí’s yoga and creativity workshop. I can assure that it is as a perfect mini-therapy retreat. Very professional and well done. I would go back again.” – Arantzazu Martinez
  • “Daithí’s yoga and creativity workshop was an offering straight from the heart. The combination of drawing, meditation, yin, yoga nidra, and live music made the experience truly unique and therapeutic. The meditation helped settle the mind and the yin, and yoga nidra encouraged us to inhabit our bodies. Drawing from an embodied place and expressing ourselves through art was a beautiful experience. Drawing and painting and not feeling a sense of value judgement on the aesthetic was liberating. Would highly recommend this workshop to all people, regardless if they feel an inclination towards creativity or not.”Con Sheehan
  • “I attended Daithi’s Yoga & Creativity workshop recently and it was an amazing experience! Yin part was lovely, Yoga Nidra was just divine. Creativity is something that most of us are struggling with on a daily basis – This workshop will help you to discover it in you and draw/paint from the heart in order to figure out what you need in a particular stage of your life. It doesn’t matter how good/bad you are at drawing/painting – You will be surprised how much creativity you have – You just need to unlock your potential.”Oksana Burke

 


The Wave

The wave does not exist.
Suddenly, a shift in energy, a formation.
A gathering, a rising up to the highest point.
A breaking against the shoreline.
A slow retreat back to the ocean.
A return to source.
A letting go.
A time for stillness and reflection.

A deeply restful, rejuvenating and restorative workshop incorporating Hatha, Yin & Restorative yoga, ending with a blissful Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep). Designed in such a way as to lead the practitioner on a journey through the 5 Koshas, the breath and movement becoming more subtle as the practices progress to a complete rest with yoga Nidra. We journey through:

Kosha Yoga

  • Annamaya kosha, “food” sheath (Anna) → Hatha
  • Pranamaya kosha, “energy” sheath (Prana) → Hatha / Yin
  • Manomaya kosha “mind” sheath (Manas) → Yin
  • Vijñānamaya kosha, “discernment” sheath (Vijnana) → Restorative
  • Anandamaya kosha, “bliss” sheath (Ananda) → Nidra

The Yin & Restorative yoga elements will bring the mind and body close to a state of total relaxation. Yin yoga poses are passive floor poses that work mainly on the lower part of the body. The poses stimulate the meridians of the body, balancing the body’s internal organs and systems. The workshop concludes with Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep.

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, in which the body is completely relaxed. The workshop is also designed to stimulate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which is also known as the “Rest & Digest” aspect of our autonomic nervous system.

Be kind to yourself.

Suitability / Level: This workshop is open to everyone and no prior yoga experience is required.

Reviews

  • “5/5 – What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon. A wonderful workshop, will definitely go again, when is the next one. Thank you so much.” Review from MindBody
  • “5/5 – Cleverly structured and thoughtfully delivered, Daithí’s “The Wave” workshop was the perfect reintroduction to yoga after a long break. I left feeling connected to bits of my body I hadn’t said hello to in a while and had a deep, sort-your-head-out sleep afterwards. Just what I needed! Highly recommended for anyone looking for a gentle and restorative workshop.”Hannah Hamilton

 


Sweet Darkness

Mindfulness meditation, Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra practised in complete darkness employing active imagination, poetry and gentle singing. Welcome home to yourself.

 


Yin Yang Flow

A spirited level 2 Hatha sequence followed by a deeply restorative Yin yoga practice.

The Yang portion consists of a slow Hatha sequence where poses are held to develop strength, mindfulness, and stability.  The practice focuses on hamstrings, quadriceps and core engagement to prepare for back-bends and inversions.

Yin yoga can be considered both preventative and restorative. The meditative practice of stillness enhances the yin aspects (quality) of chi. A complimentary practice to yang yoga, it helps prevent joint rigidity and immobility, while simultaneously nourishing the meridians.

This workshop will leave you enlivened, revitalised and deeply rested in body and mind!

Suitability / Level: Not suitable for beginners.


 

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