Michelle was introduced to yoga while on a tennis scholarship in America in the mid 90’s. At the time yoga was largely unheard of in Ireland but she recognised its benefits to athletes in prevention of injury and also building up strength and confidence within. It was several years later while working in media in London that Michelle was reintroduced to yoga. She made the decision to train as a yoga instructor and completed her training in Hatha yoga in 2006.
Michelle’s teaching places emphases on a deep connection with the breath, stillness and clarity of the mind, strength, balance and a mindful flow of movement. She teaches dynamic and gentle classes depending on the needs of her classes Michelle is also a qualified prenatal, mum and baby yoga and kids yoga teacher. Her mum and
baby classes in Ranelagh are divided between mum and baby. For the mums we focus on rebuilding core strength, toning pelvic floor muscles and strengthening up the lower back and shoulders. We work with the breath and, when allowed!, even enjoy some quiet relaxation. The babies then enjoy some wonderful hip openers and stretching followed by songs and lots of fun.
This class is a great opportunity to meet other mums and babies and you and your baby will both benefit from this class. Suitable from 4 weeks on… All levels welcome. This is a drop in class. No booking necessary but limited numbers do apply
Michelle is a certified baby massage instructor and has massaged over 300 babies in the last 6 years in Dublin. Her 4 week course runs regularly in Yoga Dublin, Dundrum.
Massage soothes your baby and is pleasurable for you both. Research has shown the respiratory, muscular, circulatory and immune systems all benefit from the positive effects of massage. Make the most of this special time and enjoy the sounds and smells that will help you to bond with your baby. Course cost 120 euro with up to 100 euro redeemable on some health insurance policies. FREE mum and baby class when you sign up for baby massage course.
Any questions regarding these classes call michelle 087 122 8619
Michelle E instructs the following:
A creative mix of Hatha Yoga and mindful meditation leaving you feeling balanced, relaxed and lighter. This is a gentle flow yoga 1 class which is perfect for beginners, golden oldies, or people wanting to challenge themselves to slow down their practice. Some mindful meditation techniques are incorporated in to ease you into the week ahead in the most relaxing way!
Dynamic Yoga Flow
Expect a balance between physical postures, dynamic movements, breathing exercises and elements of relaxation to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Our classes are fun and challenging. Each class is individually sequenced by the teacher, adapting to the needs of the class. They will contain varying sequences and poses to keep the body challenged, yet will have enough familiarity to aid progression. Leave our classes lighter, energised, refocused and ready for the rest of your day.
5 Week Baby Massage Course
WHAT IS BABY MASSAGE?
Baby Massage is a carefully balanced combination of Indian and Swedish Massage Strokes combined with Baby Reflexology. Each class finishes with a cuppa, something tasty and of course plenty of chat!
BENEFITS OF BABY MASSAGE:
- Relieves Colic, Constipation & Wind
- Relaxes baby and encourages better sleep patterns
- Calms Infant and De-stresses Regulates Breathing and Relieves Nasal Congestion
- Improves Skin Texture and Blood Circulation
- Brings Relief for Teething Pain
- Great way to spend quality time with your baby
- Helps you learn more about your baby
- Brings relaxation to the parent who is massaging
Classes are run for an hour a week over 5 weeks. Each class covers new massage strokes, concluding with a full body massage for your infant on the last class. Participants massage their baby while being guided through a step-by-step massage routine. Classes are suitable for infants up to around 1 year old (if they are not too active!). Saffron also covers baby reflexology and baby yoga during each class.
COST OF BABY MASSAGE COURSE: €120 for the 5 Weeks
- Saffron will give you a receipt and as she is a member of Baby Massage Ireland, €100 is refundable under most health insurance family policies. Check with your health insurer to see if you qualify.
- Includes a bottle of Organic Massage Oil, handouts and a certificate of completion.
- Includes one FREE mum and baby yoga class to try out!!Drop In available if you have done Baby Massage Course previously (see below)
If you have completed the Baby Massage Course with Saffron you can drop into any Mummy & Me Time class. The cost is €16. Reduced rate available if booking multiple classes www.yogadublin.com/booking-classes
Subject to a minimum number of participants registering.
In the event of this course not proceeding due to insufficient numbers we will notify you at least 24 hours before the workshop date.
We would also require 24 hours notice from you to cancel your reservation in this course.
Level 2 classes are designed to take you deeper into your practice by introducing asanas which will challenge you equally on strength & flexibility, so you can discover true harmony in body & mind.
Each class combines a dynamic asana practice with meditation, hands-on alignment, basic yoga philosophy, deep relaxation…and some good sounds!
As we suggest more challenging variations as your practice develops, this is a great place for you to laugh, play and grow in your own time.
Not suitable for beginners.
Yoga for Everyone
Yoga for Everyone is a community priced class, discounted from our regular price of €16 to €12.
It is a mixed level class open to all levels. The teacher will give appropriate options and modifications depending on the level.