Reboot your Body, Mind & Motivation with Bev

Neuromuscular Activation / Be Activated Retreat in Ireland.

The weekend will comprise of a series of live workshops, and practical experience about Neuromuscular Activation and its benefits.

Neuromuscular Activation combines brain based movement, neuroplasticity and Muscle Activation Techniques. By the end of the weekend, you will understand how your body and brain communicate and learn how to rewire your circuits and override the compensations that lead to stress, pain and injury.

Event Details

  • Start Date: Friday 12th October 2018
  • End Date: Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Time: 17:00



5.00pm  Arrival. Find your beautiful rooms and explore the retreat.
7.00 – 8.30 Dinner, chats and relax with a glass of wine.
9.00 – 10.30  WORKSHOP – Diaphragm Activation and breath work followed by a Sound Journey, great tunes, binaural beats. Dream Big – deep breath work and a guided meditation into your creative self. Also known as Yoga Nidra.


7.45 – 8.30   Breakfast
8.30 – 9.45  WORKSHOP – Stress and the mind-body connection. Identifying how the body compensates and why we become unwell and injured.
The science of breathing and how to increase your energy and wellbeing.
9.45 – 10.30  Activated Core Stability Class. Firing the core muscles.
11.00 – 3.30   Led HIke and we get to practice Body Activations en route. – packed lunch.
4.30 – 5.30   Activated Yoga – AKA post-hike stretch and relaxation snuggled under blankets in front of the fire.
5.30 – 6.30 WORKSHOP – More about compensation patterns and how to override them.
7.00 – 8.00   Dinner
8.00 – Bedtime – Freetime and a wood burning hot tub at the forest edge.


08.00 – 9.00  WORKSHOP – Self Activation
9.00 – 10.00  Unlock your visual field. Sometimes our brain doesn’t recognise what our eyes see. In this session, we look at the importance of peripheral vision and how to switch it on.
10.00 -11.00  Activated Pilates Class.
11.00- 12.00 Brunch
12.00 – 1.30   Sharing Circle, Self Activation and a final stretch
2.00 Goodbyes

Activities and time-slots may vary.
Wicklow can be a bit damp so bring waterproofs and suitable footwear for the hike.

What's Included

All Workshops/ Classes

All meals

Luxurious Accommodation

Hot tub under the stars

Breathtaking hike through the Wicklow Hills



Investment for the weekend

Early Bird Price €365 pp for a shared twin (€395 after 31st August 2018)

Early Bird Price €340 for the group room (4 person shared room) (€365 after 31st August 2018)

To book in or for more information, please email Bev on



Bev Porrino

My first experience of yoga was in the early 90's and falls somewhere between the realm of amusement and humiliation. I was about 25 years old, a runner and cyclist and like most of people, I initially went to yoga to become more flexible. As an athlete I was result driven and competitive and as yoga encompasses neither of these traits, I veritably suffered.

Back in those days Jane Fonda headbands and neon lycra were compulsory, and as a dedicated fashionista, my leggings clashed with the linen-clad yogi-hippies who remained oblivious to my pain as they quietly breathed and effortlessly stood on their heads. I'm glad I kept on going back because that little deviation from my norm eventually led to some amazing life changes and I became a teacher of yoga.

Going back a little further, I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and some years later I was Operations Manager in a busy Social Work department. Yoga and fitness helped me to manage my stress. In the summer of 1999, a conversation over a pizza and a beer brought about an incredible life change that wasn't exactly planned.  I changed my career and moved to Amsterdam. I taught yoga and fitness classes, designed in-house training and education programmes for a chain of gyms and eventually went on to open Amstel Yoga Lounge.

In 2012, I relocated to Dublin. I'm a yoga teacher, a writer and a Be Activated -Neuromuscular Activation Practitioner and I truly love my work.

Be Strong Stretched & Activated Bx

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