Yoga Drawing Jam

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€7.50 (Important: When you go through checkout you will be prompted to make a password. You will be emailed with a user name. Use these to log in to ‘My Account’ (under the logo on a desktop or in the main menu on a device.) Once logged in, navigate to ‘Online Courses’, and find your course/s.)

Please note that an updated, two-part version of this course will be available in early summer 2021.

Log on and have a yoga mat, drawing materials and an open mind at the ready! This bilingual video workshop, led by artist/yoga teacher Maria Coleman (Comhcheol Arts and Wellness) will allow you to experiment with both practices to discover their wellness-boosting possibilities. Numerous studies have shown that drawing can improve memory, reduce anxiety and increase resilience and concentration. Yoga’s proven benefits include a shift from stress to relaxation mode, the promotion of sleep and the reduction of depression. Imagine what might unfold with their powers combined! No experience required, as both drawing and yoga will be approached in an accessible and playful manner, favouring experience and immersion over exacting instruction. This version of the course was developed for First Fortnight, Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival is a charity-based organisation with the expressed aim of challenging mental health prejudice through the creative arts.

Bígí linn ar líne, le mata íoga, ábhair líníochta, agus meon oscailte. Cinnte go mbainfidh tú sult as, agus go gheobhaidh tú dearcadh úr nua fosta! (Presented by First Fortnight & Comhcheol Arts and Wellness in association with An Gailearaí)

Bain sult as, mo chairde!!!

[Please read before you begin / Léigh seo le bhur dtoil 
YOGA: It’s important you listen to your body when trying the yoga poses. Do not do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable and come out of the pose if you feel dizzy or breathless. Pregnant mums cannot do Classic Child’s Pose and the Deer Pose is a twist, which is contraindicated in pregnancy. DRAWING wise, allow yourself to try, fail and try again, working quickly, loosely and without self-criticism. Art is not just for professional artists. Creativity is a doorway to wellbeing and each of us has the key. The idea of SWITCHING BETWEEN PRACTICES (with a bit of Irish to navigate) is that it might push you out of your comfort zone, challenge you and make room for change, growth and playful flow. The yoga sections are full of guidance to ensure your physical safety. The drawing sections have less instruction to allow self-direction.]

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