Back Pain Relief for Pregnancy & Postpartum

based on the Alexander Technique,

a system that helps each individual to learn body awareness and find natural alignment and poise.

  • Relieve Pain & Stress
  • Adjust your alignment with your changing body
  • Allowing for easier breathing
  • Simple mindful skills you can apply to your daily life as well as guided relaxation work at home and labour preparation
You will come away with some new tools for your self-care practice.
Clonlea Studio    Blackrock           5 Week Course
Thursdays:    01 Nov  – 27 Nov 2018   8pm – 9:15pm
Cost: 130€

More course info:

Pregnancy – Adjusting to the Bump

I love working with pregnant women. During pregnancy, a woman’s body is changing rapidly. It’s important to develop good habits early on to help avoid back pain.

I help women to strengthen their back and to find balance and ease, both physically and emotionally. We do a lot of work with bending to learn how to support the back properly both during pregnancy and when the baby arrives. I also have ways to show how not to arch the back which is a common posture during pregnancy.


Image by Sarah Mayhan/

We look at preparing for labour and getting ready for when the baby comes, being back and neck aware. One thing I focus on is the quality of touch so that the touch is supportive and not adding to tension.

It’s best to start as early as possibly – ideally from 3 months.

Adjusting to the Baby

There’s so much to adjust to when a new baby comes into the world, that mums (and dads/partners) can forget to think about their own bodies.  And this can cause havoc with their backs.

It can also be quite stressful and emotional.

In 5 week workshop, we can look at a range of practical activities such as:

  • bending and avoiding back ache: over the pram, cot, bath, changing mat
  • breastfeeding without straining your back and neck
  • sitting comfortably when playing with the kids on the floor
  • carrying your baby without arching the back
  • using baby car seats without damaging your back
  • how to find calm and reduce anxiety.


Included is a ‘Guided Talk-Through’ audio and a weekly text message to enhance your learning curve. You’ll leave with a self-care skill you then can use anytime and anywhere.

Cost: € 130   Bookings via email:  or

                                   087 7556558

“The Alexander Technique was immensely helpful during pregnancy and labour and is invaluable to me as the mother of a one-year-old.”                                                                                                                                              Ashling Smith – Pianist & Painter

5 week workshop series:

Empower yourself and learn some Self-Care Skills to manage stress, reduce pain, feel and look great.

Clonlea Yoga Studio            Blackrock

Thursdays      20th  Sept – 18th   Oct   2018     8pm – 9:15pm

To book a place please call Michaela      087 7556558




Wouldn’t it be great to feel more comfortable doing everyday activities, having less or no pain, being more balanced and co-ordinated?  Come and join us in small engaging and practical  classes.

This hands-on practical classes are an introduction to what it means to be poised and upright as our innate architecture intended. Be prepared to re-discover your natural ability to look great and feel more at ease in your body.

Through explorations and mindful observation, we’ll explore the idea of habit and its prevalence in the way we use our whole selves in our daily activities such as walking, sitting, standing, lifting and working at a computer and more.

Included a guided talk through audio and weekly mindful text messages to enhance your learning curve. You’ll leave with a self-care skill you then can use anytime and anywhere.

Maximum 6-12 students per class.       Cost € 200  (discounts available)

087 7556558





Who This Workshop Is For:

This workshop is for anyone who has a body.  If you want to learn how to be more comfortable physically, have less or even no pain, learn how to move more easily and pleasurably, then this is a good workshop for you. People who require especially fine coordination also find the Alexander Technique enormously helpful   –   performing artists, musicians, martial artists, athletes, movement teachers, physical, occupational and speech therapists often study with Alexander teachers.


What happens during group classes?

In this hands-on workshop, students will become aware of their full capacity for movement, learn about anatomy experimentally and will be guided into a more easy, upright and effortless state of being.

We will explore every day activities such as walking, sitting and waiting, with a focus on conscious balance and poise. Be prepared to re-discover your innate ability to feel more at ease in your body with less pain and stress.

During the workshop series you’ll guided with a course-program which includes audio’s and weekly text-messages to enhance your learning curve. 


What people have to say:
“After working with Michaela, I gained awareness of how my muscles would grip during extreme emotions. Learning the Alexander Technique gave me the skills to ease my performance anxiety.”         –  Charly K.  Actor
“Michaela is an expert on posture and movement. She quickly identified where my posture was creating tightness and imbalance in my movements and taught me an internal feel for what proper alignment feels like and how to cultivate that. It really feels good! Also Michaela meets you where you are – whatever you want to work on – she can help you and structures the lessons accordingly.”       -Valerie M.  HR – Director
“I found the Alexander Technique a great help to improve my posture and release back and neck pain. I was thrilled to find such an experienced teacher as Michaela. I have been learning to breath correctly and have been thrilled that I can use it to release trapped emotions and positively effect my inner state of being.”  – Susan S. Psychotherapist
“I used to think ‘How could ‘good posture’ be good for you?’…when it was so uncomfortable and lead inevitably to slumping? I now know that truly good posture is actually pretty effortless.”        – David B.  PhD student

Arrange Your Own Workshop

  • If you and a group of friends or colleagues want to schedule a series of classes together at a time convenient for the group and teacher, contact Michaela. This is very popular amongst  Drama / Acting Groups, Choirs, Corporations, small Businesses, Women’s Groups, Education Centre’s and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact:   087 7556558