Self Body Reading & Myofascial Release Techniques
Sunday, 3 April • 10:00 - 12:30
The Secret Garden Y34 X076
Niamh Colfer
Niamh teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga & Restorative yoga as well as mixed movement workshops, strength training, myofacial release and yoga masterclasses. Niamh is a fully qualified personal trainer, yoga teacher RYT-500 and strength and conditioning coach working since 2015 both online and from her new state of the art geodesic dome gym / yoga studio on the Hook Peninsula where she works with clients one to one and in semi private groups. With a focus on alignment and mobility Niamh uses a variety of training styles including yoga, gymnastics, mobility development, breath-work, resistance training using weights and bands as well as body weight training.
Self body reading & myofacial release techniques. A workshop with Niamh.

To understand myofascial release, we must first understand fascia. In this workshop we will talk about this complex matrix of fascia which weaves itself throughout our body, surrounding our muscles, organs, nerves, bones, blood vessels and even our cells.

When one spot in our bodies gets knotted from injury, trauma or bad movement patterns it can affect other areas in the body which is why when we have pain in our knee it may have nothing to do with a knee injury but maybe due to a niggle in our lower back or even our shoulder. So self myofascial release techniques (MFR) are designed to go in and smooth out those hard knots using objects such as balls, blocks and other props to iron out these stuck areas returning the fascia to its normal fluid and adaptable self.

We will go through some of the Anatomy Trains and learn about the interconnections of the body by scanning and observing your own body using meditation, breathwork and feeling for your own physical ranges of motion. Then we explore each line using self-massage techniques based around the latest in fascia research to release stuck areas amd improve range of motion creating more freedom of movement in your body.

I have studied with the worlds best experts in this field and can't wait to share these techniques with you. This is a 2 1/2 hour workshop and you will take home a handout with information and techniques used in class that you can continue at home. I'll have some balls for sale on the day too.