Mandala Yoga Dublin

🪵 Yin Yoga & Acupuncture Immersion - Element of Wood
with Lucia O'Byrne & Susan Ni D

March 9 (Saturday)
at 14:00

Class length
150 minutes

Class location
WORKSHOP IN STUDIO - Haddington Road

Yin Yoga and Acupuncture direct the smooth flow of vital energy - known as Qi - throughout the mind and body boosting overall wellness, and balancing Yin and Yang energy levels.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  has its foundations in the interplay of FIVE ELEMENTS.
These elements are found everywhere in nature. They are within us. 

They are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water.  

In Five Elements theory, the element of WOOD, represents the beginning of the cycle.  It is connected to the season of Spring, a time of rebirth, growth and renewal,  

Physically, the Wood element corresponds to our liver and gallbladder meridians (pathways), which regulate the smooth flow of Qi.  It's what gets us moving!

Emotionally, Wood is linked to the emotion of anger or frustration. In balance, it cultivates decisiveness and assertiveness.

Wood personalities have vision. They are good forward-thinkers. They are decisive. They take action. Just like trees that bend in the wind, the Wood personality is adaptable, resilient and bounces back from setbacks.  But... when out of balance Wood personality types become impatient, inflexible, frustrated and stubborn. 

This two and a half hour workshop, jointly hosted by acupuncturist Lucia O’Byrne and YinYoga teacher Susan Ní D will include

  • An introduction to Five Elements Theory
  • An exploration of the Wood Element - including typical ailments we experience at this time of year and 
  • An introduction to the Wood Personality 
  • An Acupuncture Experience stimulating the Liver and Gallbladder Qi points
  • Super grounding  75 mins of Yin Yoga to channel Qi into the Liver & GallBladder pathways. 
  • Essential oils to support us as we move Gracefully! into Spring
Date:   Saturday 9 March
Time:  2pm - 4.30pm 
Fee:     €45

A full refund will apply if you cancel anytime up to 48 hours before workshop start time. After that you may gift your pass to someone else free of charge. Please notify us. In certain circumstances we may be able to transfer your ticket to a future workshop of a similar kind.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga has its roots in the ancient Chinese philosophy of Daoism. At the heart of Daoism is the belief in the need for balance between the twin forces of Yin and Yang that we see everywhere: Darkness and Light; Cold and Hot; Inaction and Action. Yin and Yang complement one another to achieve a state of harmony.

In Yin Yoga by holding poses for longer periods of time (2-3 minutes) we are therapeutically ‘stressing’’ and applying pressure to the energy pathways. This stimulates the flow of vital energy (Qi) into bones, nerves, muscles and connective tissue where so much deep tension accumulates.

Yin yoga is deeply calming and meditative. It soothes the nervous system flipping it back into ‘rest and digest’ mode.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force by inserting tiny needles into specific points along the body. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain and disorders but increasingly, it is being used as regular practice for boosting overall wellness and stress management.

Lucia is the owner and founder of Aspire Health. 

Aspire Health is a holistic health practice dedicated to enabling people  gain maximum health through integrative therapies. After taking a career break from a busy IT job, Lucia entered the world of integrative medicine and never looked back.

Today she is qualified in a range of holistic therapies including yoga, reflexology, Swedish massage as well as her degree in Acupuncture.  Lucia completed her clinical studies for Acupuncture in Shanghai 6th People’s Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She spent many years working in holistic centres, hospitals, addiction centres before setting up Aspire Health in 2006.

Susan is a co-founder and senior teacher in Mandala Yoga.

Mandala Yoga is a welcoming community-centred yoga studio in Dublin 2, in a light-filled space off Haddington Road.

Susan has been practicing yoga for over 16 years. She completed her first yoga certification in 2009. And has completed many more since. She is qualified to teach a range of ‘Yang Yoga' styles. She has been teaching Yin Yoga since 2014 having completed a number of yin yoga and meditation trainings with international teachers. Susan is also a qualified massage therapist. She has travelled and taught extensively overseas before founding Mandala Yoga in 2018.


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