Body and Movement

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We often consider the body and mind as separate but they reflect each other in profound ways. Engaging in body and movement practices gives us a greater sense of physical freedom. We will notice over a short time that we can access deeper states of relaxation, recognise our body signals and move through life with greater ease and lightness. Flexibility of body can lead to flexibility of mind.

At Oscailt we have a host of experts who can help us to cultivate greater postural alignment, balance, core strength and overall well-being.

Regular Body and Movement Classes

Tai Chi & Qi Gong
1.00 – 2.30pm: with Grandmaster Sam Lee

Gentle Yoga Class
6.00pm – 7.15pm: with John McGuire

Yoga
6pm – 7pm: with Anthony Kearney

Tai Chi
6.00pm – 7.30pm: with Grandmaster Sam Lee

Qi Gong
7.30pm – 9.00pm: with Grandmaster Sam Lee

Tai Chi
1.30 – 2.30pm: with Grandmaster Sam Lee

Body and Movement Instructors – Profiles

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Anthony Kearney, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Yoga Instructor

Anthony Kearney

Fiona Cranwell, Alexander Technique Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Alexander Technique

Fiona Cranwell

John McGuire, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Yoga Instructor

John McGuire

Sam Lee, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin
Tai Chi Instructor

Sam Lee

Yasia Leiserach, voice movement coach, Oscailt, Dublin
Voice Movement

YASIA LEISERACH

Anthony Kearney, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Yoga Instructor

Anthony Kearney

Anthony has been teaching over 20 years. He initially studied Asthanga and Iyengar yoga, and is a certified teacher in a number of disciplines including bodywork. From the very beginning, Anthony fell in love with the practice of yoga and meditation having been captured by the flowing techniques along with the mental and physical benefits it provides. He completed an extensive yoga teacher training programme with senior teachers Graeme and Leonie Northfield in Australia. Anthony has a strong background in meditation, having trained in and number of Buddhist monasteries around the world. Anthony is dedicated to the practice and teaching of traditional Yoga. He is enthusiastic to share his accumulated experience with you, encouraging you to practice with patience and discipline, to be individual and non-competitive and to practice in a joyful way.

Fiona Cranwell, Alexander Technique Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Alexander Technique

Fiona Cranwell

Alexander’s work is often associated with posture, but how we identify posture is often limiting. Posture in its truest sense is not limited to sitting or standing straight, it is the shape of your body in any action you do. How you hold muscle tension determines your shape, and also your efficiency. Understanding this allows you manage your whole self in new ways. Alexander taught us to find our own power in how we choose to use our bodies.

My job is to teach and support people in understanding what holds them back and how they can free themselves for easier use and efficient management of their movement.

I’ve been teaching Alexander for 13 years, having run into trouble with pain and posture myself. It has helped me solve so many problems that it continues to amaze me. Currently I’m blonde and 5 foot 8 and a half, having gained an inch by freeing myself of muscle tension that held me down.

I am fascinated by human beings and how they work, inside and out, individually and in groups. This Alexander journey is learning about life for life. We are here to work and play together, to communicate and support each other. If we are to be kind and take care of others we must start with being kind to ourselves, our muscles and our mind.

John McGuire, Yoga Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Yoga Instructor

John McGuire

During his two decade yoga journey, John has practiced Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and more recently, Shadow Yoga with a number of inspirational teachers including Dave Curtis, Anthony Kearney, Yvonne Treacy and Karen Watson.

In 2013, he decided to participate in a three-year Teacher Training Programme under the guidance of Dave Curtis and was delighted to become a certified teacher in 2016.

Tel:087 255 1723

Email: john@gentleyoga.ie

Sam Lee, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor, Oscailt, Dublin

Tai Chi Instructor

Sam Lee

Grandmasters Lee’s education in the martial arts started at the age of 6 in Hong Kong with Wu style Tai Chi, followed by Hung Gar (Kung Fu) then Hung Sing Choy Li Fut (Buddha style, Kung Fu) . He is head of the Tai Chi /Kung Fu section of IMAC (Irish Martial Arts Commission) and has been granted 9th Dan status by the Chin Wu Traditional Martial Arts Association, China. He was granted ‘Grandmaster’ status, by the International Kenpo Karate Association. Grandmaster Lee is a level 3 coach under the Sports Councils National Development Programme and holds the advanced certificate of Sports Tutor awarded by the University of Limerick. He is particularly interested in the self healing aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong.

Yasia Leiserach, voice movement coach, Oscailt, Dublin

Voice Movement

YASIA LEISERACH

Yasia is a voice movement coach and facilitator. Her passion is to empower others to find their voice — the instinctive and intuitive voice as well as the literal. She offers one-to-one voice work sessions and group sessions to connect to and open the voice, (excellent for self confidence), to provide access to more power and autonomy, and for transforming difficulty through sound.

Yasia leads Kirtan, a call-and-response chanting performed in India’s Bhakti devotional traditions, in Ireland, the UK and Thailand. She has over twenty years of dance experience in multiple disciplines including ballet, movement as meditation, shamanic dance and whirling Dervish training. 

Yasia Offers:

  • A safe, non-judgemental and celebratory space to express through sound.
  • Opportunities to discover and explore your own voice, both the intuitive inner voice and the literal sound of your own resonance.
  • A place to voice your deepest and most powerful wish for your life.
  • Specific coaching tools and support for allowing those deep heart intentions to become manifest realities in the material world.