Active Recovery - with Joseph Devlin
Friday, May 17th Candle-lit Restorative, Swynerton Lodge, Navan, Co. Meath.
CANDLE-LIT RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP
RESTORATION FOR BODY & MIND
Relaxation of your dominant overworked major muscle groups.
Restoration of balance to your busy body and mind.
Do your days involve stress on the body and/or mind? Do you sit at a desk for hours or endure a long daily commute? If this sounds like you, chances are that your postural muscles are probably weaker, your prime movers are tight and you may feel a little stressed from time to time.
This new workshop, facilitated by Physical Therapist Joseph Devlin, will focus on stretching and moving our tired, tight bodies while calming and quieting our constantly active minds. It is designed to relax those laptop rounded shoulders; alleviate those stiff, chair bound back and hip muscles; and unwind your busy mind.
Together we will focus on restoring length to that overused and underpaid leg, back and shoulder muscles that may be shortened and tense from being crammed beneath a desk. The intention of this workshop is mindful relaxation experience to loosen your body encourage harmonisation of mind.
Who is this for?
All are welcome.
No previous yoga or Pilates experience needed.
And you don't need to wear tights (or shorts)!
Regular and advanced practitioners will be progressed and challenged... Those experiencing pain are also welcome and exercises will be modified to suit your needs.
You will learn to balance your body, mind and emotions with some simple exercises and you will leave feeling rejuvenated and nourished.
Duration: 2hrs 7-9pm, Cost: €25.
Bring: comfortable clothes
About Joseph Devlin
A keen rugby player in his 20’s, Joseph experienced many of the common injuries associated with this sport, from damaged and overworked muscles to broken bones. After a serious fracture which led to an operation, a bout of rehab and a tedious spell in a cast, he became fascinated with the body’s healing process and decided to dedicate his life’s work to helping others heal in a way which meant they were less likely to get injured again.
In 2006 he graduated from the National Training Centre of Ireland with a qualification in massage, remedial & neuromuscular therapy, following which he gained a Higher Diploma in Health Profession Studies from Aberdeen University. His other qualifications include sports first aid, dry needling, cupping and advanced soft tissue and injury management.
Whilst at University, he founded the Aberdeen Sports Massage Clinic, and over his seven years in Scotland, he built up a solid reputation for his service to the sporting community, including being contracted to the Aberdeen Football Club and the University Sports Scholarship Athletes. He was also part of the Scottish Institute of Sports Massage Providers Network, where he was invited to work with team Scotland at their home games in 2014. He worked with the Scottish & Irish International Men’s Rugby Squads and was a part of the London 2012 Olympic support team.
He is now back in Dublin, continuing to grow his reputation as a physical therapist as well as running active recovery sessions at Yoga Dublin.
Joseph combines his training as a NeuroMuscular & Physiotherapist, his experience working with elite athletes & professional/international squads. Along with his own personal journey, travels, practice and teaching yoga teachers and physical therapists.