Educational workshops

About my workshops...

I have over 15 years of experience behind my tailored educational experiences, including a level 7 degree in Health Science and a level 6 qualification in Training and delivery.

A keen rugby player in his 20’s, Joseph experienced many of the common injuries associated with this sport, from damaged and overworked muscles to broken bones. After a fracture required an operation, and several months imobilized in a cast followed by rehab. An interest in the body’s healing abilities developed my direction was confirmed. I wanted to help others recover from their injuries.

 

After Graduating from the National Training Center of Ireland in 2006 with a National Qualification in Massage, Remedial & NeuroMuscular Therapy. I completed two years of the BS.c physiotherapy degree, via the Robert Gordon University In Aberdeen, Scotland. Graduating with Higher Diploma in Health Profession Studies. 

He followed on this training with qualifications In Sports First Aid, Dry Needling, Cupping and Advanced Soft Tissue and Injury Management.

 

He founded the Aberdeen Sports Massage Clinic while at University and over his seven years in Aberdeen. I built up a solid reputation for the service to the sporting population of the shire, Including being contracted to the Aberdeen Football Club and the University Sports Scholarship Athletes. He was a member of the Scottish Institute of Sport, Massage Providers Network and was invited to work with team Scotland at their home games in 2014.

 

He also worked with the Scottish and Irish, International Men’s Rugby Squads, travelling to Croatia with the Scottish Men’s Football squad. He was a part of the London 2012 Olympic support team, working with Women’s football. 

 

His interest was opened after some time at a yoga retreat in his home country of New Zealand.

 I began dipping his toe into the world of yoga, shiatsu massage, plant medicine,  shamanic practice, including sweat lodges and ceremony. He chose to undertake further training in Reiki & Chinese cupping, dry needling, coaching and training delivery.

 

Joseph quickly discovered that new therapists would come to him for advice, and he genuinely enjoyed tutoring students and his employes in the balance between the science and art of delivering a quality therapy session. He was asked to become a teacher and has since tutored and lectured in Sports & Massage Therapy with the Scottish Massage schools. 

 

After he left Aberdeen, he spent some time travelling, during that time, he again was asked to pass on his knowledge, this time to student yoga teachers. So he found himself some part-time work in the field of lecturing in anatomy, physiology and Yoga therapy and clinical practice in Goa, India. 

 

It was then that his appreciation for yoga started to really grow, he was able to practice daily and really noticed the difference it had on his mind and body, he was also lucky to be able to learn the philosophy of yoga, all whilst enjoying teaching those who would ask insightful questions! 

 

I look forward to applying my knowledge and skills gathered around the world.  Influenced by a variety of traditions, he wishes to live a balanced life while continuing on his life and teaching journey.


 

What you can expect in one of his workshops… 

 

Always expect the unexpected  - Oscar Wilde 

 

Joseph hopes to share a blend of what he sees of value between the t science of what we know about the body from dissection and micro investigation and theory behind what happens in healing, with his personal experience of holding space for hundreds of clients as they go through a healing process. 

 

Topics will range from the fight /flight nervous systems reaction to pain, gate theory and pathophysiology to the advice he has had from the yoga teachers and healers he has worked with. 


During practical elements, where self-release is concerned he sees this as an essential part of the practice of anyone who has an element of the disturbing movement pattern.

 

Joseph calls upon his years of experience to assess posture and movement. I Educate my clients on specifically what would be of great benefit for them to focus on outside of their sessions. Then working with pressure points, that are holding overworked muscles in negative patterns of movement. 

He utilizes simple tools such as foam rollers and tennis balls to empower his workshop attendees to be able to achieve an effective soft tissue release practice. Via simple techniques and achieve a positive change in their movement. 

 

Who is Joseph?

 

Outside the clinic and teaching, he loves music, dance, travel, adventures into the outdoors and the unknown within. I enjoy walking in and spending time in nature. I am a big fan of sustainable music and movement festivals.

Upcoming workshops...

Saturday, August 13 The Big O.E: Your Outdoor Experience, out in nature, 10 am - 2 pm €50 - €100

Saturday,  September 3rd  26th Yoga hub Blackrock, Time, Investment and location TBC. 

Saturday, September 17th H.o.T  Profesional Hands-on Training. 10 am- 5 pm, Oscuialt Ballsbridge. €100-€250

  • Theory & Practical sessions

  • Assessment techniques

  • working deeply with fascia

  • safe trigger point work

  • Coffee lunch and chats. 

Limited spaces contact jd@joseph-devlin.com for more information and to register 

Saturday, October 1st Yoga Dublin Time, Investment and location TBC. 

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