Yoga For Men Workshop
in aid of suicide prevention with Pieta House.
Why are so many men in Ireland killing themselves? It’s a hard question to ask and an even harder one to answer. Suicide awareness and prevention should be a regular topic of conversation until we can learn how to heal ourselves.
One of the best ways to start this conversation is to come together as men and embark on a journey of self discovery through the practice of yoga. While this workshop will offer some physical challenges, it will also allow personal expansion to recognise our strength as men. Through self-study and mindful movement, a man can recalibrate his priorities, his relationships, and his well-being.
The event will include a relatively strong physical practice (with modifications), a brief lecture, discussion, and breathing techniques.
Good to know:
This event is only open to men.
Why? Like it or not, if you ask the average man on the street about yoga he will tell you that it’s a female pastime. Some men feel embarrassed about bending over in front of a bunch of women. Trust me, I felt this way too once!
The facts, from HSE:
There are about 12000 attempted suicides each year in Ireland.
Men under the age of 35 are particularly at risk. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in this age group, after accidental deaths. Suicide rates are three times higher in men than in women.