Events & Workshops
Yoga and Nutrition
I’m delighted to be collaborating with Niamh Daly Yoga teacher from yinstinctyoga.com to bring together a series of unique yoga and nutrition workshops exploring different aspects of health and wellbeing.
Niamh is a highly experienced Yoga teacher who offers a wonderfully nurturing, relaxing and intelligent approach to Yoga in her classes, workshops and retreats. As part of our 4 hours workshop Niamh and I combine yoga sequences and nutrition information that are supportive to different aspects of our health.
We offer practical insights, the wide reaching benefits of Yoga and specific recipes that will help you employ these measures to further your yoga practice, nutrition knowledge and your understanding of the place that food and self-care can provide for your health and wellbeing.
To complete our time together, a delicious and nutritious taster lunch is offered to bring together all the elements explored in the workshop with the hope of leaving both your heart and belly full.
We so look forward to meeting you at our workshops!
Thank you for visiting the workshop page here on my website. What a very strange time it has been since last March with the accomapnying uncertainty of Covid 19. The current restrictions in place have meant myself and Niamh have postponed our in person-studio workshops till further notice.
What we are able to bring you are online workshops that offer practical group support in a fun and safe way. All you need is some floor space, and when signing up Niamh will send you a short video about gathering bits from your home to make the props you may need. Also as part of signing up you will receive informative handouts and delicious recipes emailed straight to your inbox.
If you are interested in, and or have any questions regarding any of the workshops below, please do get in touch with either of us. For those of you interested in Niamh Daly's Yoga for Menopause Training or her wonderful mini retreat for Easing Menopause, I will be contributing nutrition information to both of these online offerings.
In the meantime, I hope you stay safe and well and I look forward to connecting with you at future events.
Yoga and Nutritional Therapy for Peri/Menopause
4-Week Online Workshop via Zoom
7pm-9:15pm Irish Time
The years leading up to the cessation of our menstrual cycle is known as the peri-menopausal phase. A time when our female sex hormones are fluctuating with their inevitable decline, often causing symptoms such as hot flushes, fatigue and mood swings. Yoga and nutritional therapy can help you with key physical needs of this time: Bone density; muscle mass; cardio-vascular health; joint mobility, and with easing stress, poor sleep, fatigue, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem that can be a struggle during your peri-menopause and beyond.
In this comprehensive 4 weekly 2-hour online workshop, we will help you learn what you may need for support in your approach to, or during peri/menopause. Niamh will guide you through a supportive Yoga practice to help ground and energise you, and meditations to help bring you away from resistance and fear.
Each week I will be discussing specific aspects of nutrition in relation to different issues such as gut health, energy and mood, with each week building on the previous weeks' learnings. We will explore lots of different meal and snack ideas to help you get creative in the kitchen and offer practical ways to incorporate a variety of nutrients onto your plate, lunch or snack bag. We will also discuss self-compassion and supporting a positive relationship with food and our body at this time of life.
There will be handouts with recipes and information on yoga practices provided to compliment these informative and experiential workshops. We do hope you can join us.
Cost of workshops
4 weeks 100Euro
Wk 1 on 8th of Sept
Wk 2 on 15th Sept
Wk 3 on 22nd Sept
Wk 4 on 29th Sept
***Please note that these workshops are for information and educational purposes only and not intended as a replacement for any individualised medical care you may need.
Body Kindness in Peri/Menopause & Beyond
Notification for further dates to be announced. We offer a limited number of spaces for this workshop, so if you would like to register your interest, do please get in touch
The peri/menopausal phase can bring with it various different physical and emotional changes in the body. Given the pervasive nature of diet culture driving us to falsly believe that the size and shape of our physical body reflects our health and value, it is not surprising how this can compound the many potential struggles in peri/menopause. It may feel like the only way to feel better is by following another diet, start restrictive eating regimes or committing to more arduous exercise, when often these behaviours are not sustainable nor benefit our physical and/or emotional wellbeing.
In this workshop we will explore the concept of what it means to be kind(er) to ourselves, consider what may shape our relationship with food and the concept of "emotional eating". Petra will guide you through a mindful eating practice and you will learn other gentle ways to move forward to a more positive place where you can enjoy a variety of foods free from “diet culture”.
Niamh will lead us in a practice that guides us towards a deep sense of self-compassion, with yoga that meets you where you are, and offers your body the message that you are enough.
Included are informative handouts with delicious recipes, and information on yoga practices and meditations. We do hope you can join us.
Cost of workshop is 36Euros
***Please note that this workshop is for information and educational purposes only and not intended as a replacement for any individualised medical care you may need.