Join us in upper chambers for yoga, meditation, sound healing and creative dance class’s. These class’s are free but you should RSVP to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Full schedule and times will be listed shortly
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Yoga is the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace of mind in order to experience one’s true self. Apart from the spiritual goals, the physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and make the spine supple in contemporary times. Yoga is also used as a complete exercise program and physical therapy routine.
Yoga with Grá
Calm the mind and lighten the spirit
We are all looking for happiness, for peace of mind. I discovered I found peace of mind, body & spirit through yoga practice. Moving with the breath into the body brings a peaceful state of mind like being in nature. I like to teach with love, as my name says, yoga with Grá, teaching from the heart.
Bringing aroma yoga together with hatha adds an essence to the class that activates the sensation of smell bringing a deeper breathing which also enhances the practice by calming the mind and uplifting the spirit. In turn we can Focus, Slow-down & de-stress. In other words pure peace.
Spring is in the air, jump forward into your ‘I can do this’ attitude.
There’s a longer stretch in the evenings, everything seems lighter and brighter. All of nature is stirring now and showing signs of activity after the Winter sleep. Buds are bursting on the trees, Spring flowers are coming out and seeds are germinating. It’s time to brighten our days with Yoga
Many contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional, ceremonial, and ethnic dance. One of the earliest structured uses of dances may have been the telling of myths. Before the invention of written languages, dance was one of the methods of passing stories down from generation to generation. Dance was also used to show feelings for one of the opposite gender. Another early use of dance may have been as a precursor to ecstatic trance states in healing rituals.
Maria Svensson – Dance Artist
Maria Svensson is an independent dance artist currently based in Co Carlow, Ireland. She holds a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London and has worked as a dance artist since 2007 in mainly Sweden, London and Ireland (Dans i Värmland, Daghdha Dance Company, Being Small Dance). She has numerous experiences in performing, choreographing and producing festivals and events (International Dance Day, NOW, New Choreography Showcase), as well as teaching to a range of ages and levels. Her focus lies with performance and interweaving dance with other art forms with a particular interest in how dance can make a difference in society.
“I am interested in the art of improvising and how we can invite being seen. Letting curiosity be the impetus for movement by quieting our mind”.
Duration: 1 hour. No previous experience required, all are welcome.
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness and an indestructible sense of well-being.
Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. It is often used to clear the mind and ease many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.
Do you find it difficult to meditate? Is there constant chatter going on in your mind? Creative meditation is designed to help you engage with all your senses making meditation a complete experience and less daunting a practice. In the session we will guide you using visualization, essential oils and colour. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to try something new.
Choose a theme:
1 Getting clear on your vision for your life
2 Emotional Clarity
3 Meditate and have fun
4 Experiencing inner peace
Sinead Wyse, Meditation Tutor, Aura Soma Colour Care Consultant, Artist
Liz Svensson, Kinesiologist, Energy Healer, Essential Oil Facilitator.
“Meditation is like taking a lift to different levels within yourself. It’s a way of exploring the view and getting to know yourself better. To meditate is to become the witness of your life and know that you aren’t the victim of outer circumstances. Guided visualisation is a great method to start learning – all you do is listen and relax each part of your body until you are ready to go on an imaginative journey that will leave you feeling refreshed and lighter to face your day”.
Music has been used as a healing force for centuries. Apollo is the ancient Greek god of music and of medicine. Aesculapius was said to cure diseases of the mind by using song and music, and music therapy was used in Egyptian temples. Plato said that music affected the emotions and could influence the character of an individual. Aristotle taught that music affects the soul and described music as a force that purified the emotions.
The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, the gongs vibrate at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The sounds and vibrations of the gong create deep relaxation and state of meditation by altering brain waves from a Beta (waking state) to Theta & Delta (deep meditation). Science teaches that during these brain frequencies we access our deeper subconscious and superconscious and they are key states for healing.
Watch Marta’s workshop demonstration on our video page
Mantras or simple chants are short phrases packed with energy & Intention – specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity and spiritual growth. The transformative power of sound has been passed down from the sages in India to present. Patricia will explain why mantras work and shows how to use them for everything from controlling habits to overcoming fear, from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace, from gaining wisdom to increasing mental clarity
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and exercise system that draws on the philosophy of Taoism. Good health depends on harmony and balance. The health benefits that come from practicing Tai Chi are derived from balancing the internal polarities (the Taoist principles of Yin and Yang) within the human body. The discipline’s slow, gentle and tranquil movements help to stimulate the flow of internal energy
Lung Ying Kung Fu
Lung Ying Kung Fu is not just a martial art. It encompasses an effective and powerful method of self defense and a code of values essential for life. Added benefits include improved health, increased fitness and flexibility.
Sifu Nick Costelllo – Tai Chi and Kung Fu
Sifu Nicholas Costello was the first to teach Tai-Chi in Ireland and remains one of the most traditional and respected instructors today. In 1998 Nick opened a Shaolin Buddhist temple in Slane, the first of its kind outside Hong Kong. Here, in the green heart of rural Ireland he established the first Lung Ying and Tai Chi Academy. The Academy is a member of the Tai Wo Qi Gong Association, one of the oldest Qi Gong groups in Hong Kong.
The history of Lung Ying (Dragon Style) Kung Fu is over 2,000 years old and has been passed down, unchanged, through generations of Shaolin monks, their students and families and is now, courtesy of Sifu Nick and the Lung Ying Academy available to anybody who is dedicated to learning. Join him at the Essential Gathering Festival to learn more about these ancient practices. To book a class with Sifu Nick at the Essential Gathering Festival please go to our RSVP page.
Aroma Touch Workshop
Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.
Learn more about the natural healing benefits of doTERRA essential oils.
Where they come from
What the benefits are
How easy it is to use essential oils
Everyone is welcome to attend and experience the benefits for yourself!