Pregnancy & Alexander Technique

Back Pain Relief for Pregnancy & Postpartum

with Michaela Wohlgemuth

New Workshop
Starting 1st Nov.

Thurs. 8pm – 9.15pm

1st Nov. – 29th Nov.

Cost incl. all €130 for 5 wk course

This 5-week course will help each individual to learn body awareness and find natural alignment and poise.

Michaela Wohlgemuth
Web / Email / 087 7556558


  • Relieve Pain & Stress
  • Adjust your alignment with your changing body
  • Allowing for easier breathing
  • Simple mindful skills you can apply to your daily life as well as guided relaxation
  • work at home and labor preparation
  • You will come away with some new tools for your self-care practice.

Pregnancy – Adjusting to the Bump

I love working with pregnant women. During pregnancy, a woman’s body is changing rapidly. It’s important to develop good habits early on to help avoid back pain.

I help women to strengthen their back and to find balance and ease, both physically and emotionally. We do a lot of work with bending to learn how to support the back properly both during pregnancy and when the baby arrives. I also have ways to show how not to arch the back which is a common posture during pregnancy.

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We look at preparing for labour and getting ready for when the baby comes, being back and neck aware. One thing I focus on is the quality of touch so that the touch is supportive and not adding to tension.

It’s best to start as early as possibly – ideally from 3 months.

Adjusting to the Baby

There’s so much to adjust to when a new baby comes into the world, that mums (and dads/partners) can forget to think about their own bodies.  And this can cause havoc with their backs.

It can also be quite stressful and emotional.

In 5 week workshop, we can look at a range of practical activities such as:

  • bending and avoiding back ache: over the pram, cot, bath, changing mat
  • breastfeeding without straining your back and neck
  • sitting comfortably when playing with the kids on the floor
  • carrying your baby without arching the back
  • using baby car seats without damaging your back
  • how to find calm and reduce anxiety.

Included is a ‘Guided Talk-Through’ audio and a weekly text message to enhance your learning curve. You’ll leave with a self-care skill you then can use anytime and anywhere.


For further information about Michaela please see here.

Sound & Chant

with Eleanor Dawson

Next Workshop 20th Oct.

17th Nov. / 15th Dec.

Saturdays (Monthly)
10am – 5pm

€25 per session

These workshops combine working with sound and movement (yoga postures), seated work with sound, and also seated Vedic chant. The sound work is accessible to anyone: my aim is to help people find their own “voice”.

Eleanor Dawson
Email / 085 841 6800


These workshops can help people who have lost confidence with singing or any type of performance. The aim is to connect more deeply with our selves from the inside in a safe way and to explore our own resonance and creativity. Working with sound is potentially empowering and freeing – as well as very enjoyable!

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Before I became a yoga teacher, I was (and still am) a flute player specialising in early and contemporary music. I always had a fascination for the power of sound to open up energy within our system, and of the therapeutic potential of resonance within the body.Eleanor Dawson


For further information please see here.

Beginners Yoga

with Alison Kelly

New Class

Wednesdays 8pm

Term 1: 19th September – 24th October

€75 per 6-week term or drop in €14


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This will be a gentle flow class suitable for complete beginners or someone looking to slow down their practice. In each class we will learn to flow through postures, connect to our breath through pranayama and calm the mind.

Please bring your own mat.


Any questions at all please email me alikellyyoga@gmail.com or you can find me on Instagram @alisonkellyyoga

Be Here Now

with Lynn McCutcheon

Next Workshop 25th Oct.

25th Nov. / 16th Dec.

Sundays (Monthly)
2pm – 5pm

€40 per session

These workshops explore relaxation, gentle movement, breathing and mindfulness. 

Lynn McCutcheon
Email / 086 3346310


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Lynn spent 30 years in education and is trained in Stress Management. She came across meditation and yoga in her early twenties and has practised both since. Her own particular journey through a debilitating illness lead her to a different kind of yoga/movement and mindfulness practice which resulted in the creation of her ‘Be Here Now’ workshops. These workshops give participants an opportunity to take time for themselves in the wonderful space at Clonlea Yoga Studio. Each workshop consists of very gentle mindful movement, visualisations, breathing, relaxation, uplifting words and some fun. All of which facilitate present moment awareness.


For further information please see here.

Global Harmonies

with Rachel Dempsey

Next Workshop 27th Oct.

24th Nov.

Saturdays (Monthly)
10am – 2pm

€65 or €55 early bird (2 weeks in advance)

Open to all regardless of vocal experience.

Rachel Dempsey
Web / Email / 086 309 7232


These workshops are a lovely mixture of:

  • healing the chakras through sound
  • exploring vowel sounds and natural sounds such as laughter and groaning
    breathing, stretching and energy awareness exercises
  • deep meditative chanting from various spiritual traditions, followed by restorative silence
  • learning about musical cultures and wisdom from around the world
  • global harmony songs for change and transformation, personally and globally
    indigenous songs with movement and percussion to connect to mother earth
  • sound baths for individuals to receive sound energy and love from the whole group
  • improvisation and exploring ourselves and our connections to others through free vocal expression

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For further information please see here.

BodySoul Community Group

following Marion Woodman’s Method

with Abigail Whyte

Next Workshop 30th Nov.

14th Dec.

Fridays (Monthly)
6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

€50 per session

Sessions include deep relaxation and movement, bringing movement to image/art and dream images in the body.

Abigail Whyte
Email / 086 0564 223


When doing is all we know, being is just another word for ceasing to exist. When being begins to flow through dance and paint and song, joy is no longer luxury but absolute need. – Marion Woodman (Jungian Analyst & Author)

BodySoul work holds that the psyche and soma are inseparable; therefore, body and mind are explored together in the service of healing and growth. BodySoul programmes involve listening to the body and paying attention to unfolding dreams. In this way, guided by the Self, space is provided for the unconscious to emerge through movement, voice-work, painting, journaling, myth and mask making.

BodySoul teaching has a strong base in the psychology of C.G.Jung, as developed by Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, dance educator Mary Hamilton and voice coach Ann Skinner. Some current BodySoul programmes are explicitly informed by attachment theory and emerging research from the field of neuroscience.

Prerequisite:

Participants have/are attending Psychotherapy

What to bring:

Your weary body !!, soft blanket /throw, dream journal or note book

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Abigail is a Marian Woodman Foundation Leadership Trainee and Clinical Psychologist. She has been involved in BodySoul work since 2006 and been facilitating a group at Clonlea Studios since 2013. The Group runs monthly on a Friday night.


To discover more visit mwoodmanfoundation