Sound & Chant

with Eleanor Dawson

Saturday 23rd June

10am – 5pm

These workshops combine working with sound and movement (yoga postures), seated work with sound, and also seated Vedic chant. The sound work is accessible to anyone: my aim is to help people find their own “voice”. Working with sound is potentially empowering and freeing – as well as very enjoyable!

The workshops can help people who have lost confidence with singing or any type of performance. The aim is to connect more deeply with our selves from the inside in a safe way and to explore our own resonance and creativity.

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‘Before I became a yoga teacher, I was (and still am) a flute player specialising in early and contemporary music. I always had a fascination for the power of sound to open up energy within our system, and of the therapeutic potential of resonance within the body.’ – Eleanor Dawson

Contact:
Eleanor Dawson
Email / 085 841 6800

Most of our weekly yoga teachers are taking a summer break over July and August, but Julia Kleinfeld will be teaching her Gentle Yoga on Thursday evenings through to the end of July with drop-ins welcome.

Gentle Yoga

with Julia Kleinfeld

Thursdays 6.15 pm – 7.30 pm

€85 for 6 classes (€15 Drop-In)

Please bring your own mat.

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In this Gentle Yoga class we move slowly – taking extra care of the low back, shoulders and neck. We mindfully explore movements that nourish us and release tension. While we use gentle strengthening movements to support a healthy spine, the main focus lies on relaxation. Recent research has shown that stress can lead to pain-causing inflammation in the connective tissue of the body. Breathing exercises (pranayama) and restorative poses throughout the class will help to calm the nervous system, relieve stress and reduce pain.

This class has been developed based on my research on low back pain, and hence is suitable for most people with injuries such as herniated / bulged discs as well as those seeking relaxation and stress relief. Please inform me of any injuries / medical conditions you may have before your first class.

Contact:
Julia Kleinfeld
Web / Email / 089 2070410

Be Here Now

with Lynn McCutcheon

Sunday 1st July

2pm – 5pm

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The Be Here Now workshop explores relaxation, gentle movement, breathing and mindfulness. It is taught by Lynn McCutcheon (B.A., P.G.C.E.) Lynn is a Reiki Master also trained in stress management. She works with individuals using various healing techniques. She has practised meditation and yoga on a daily basis for over twenty years.

Contact:
Lynn McCutcheon
Email / 086 3346310

Global Harmonies

with Rachel Dempsey

Saturday 30th June

10am – 2pm

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Open to all regardless of vocal experience, these workshops are a lovely mixture of:

  • healing the chakras through sound
  • exploring vowel sounds and natural sounds such as laughter and groaning
    breathing, stretching and energy awareness exercises
  • deep meditative chanting from various spiritual traditions, followed by restorative silence
  • learning about musical cultures and wisdom from around the world
  • global harmony songs for change and transformation, personally and globally
    indigenous songs with movement and percussion to connect to mother earth
  • sound baths for individuals to receive sound energy and love from the whole group
  • improvisation and exploring ourselves and our connections to others through free vocal expression

Contact:
Rachel Dempsey
Global Harmonies
Email / 086 309 7232

BodySoul Community Group

following Marion Woodman’s Method

with Abigail Whyte

Friday 8th June

6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

When doing is all we know, being is just another word for ceasing to exist. When being begins to flow through dance and paint and song, joy is no longer luxury but absolute need. – Marion Woodman (Jungian Analyst & Author)

The BodySoul Community Group follows Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Method. The sessions include deep relaxation and movement, bringing movement to image/art and dream images in the body.

BodySoul work holds that the psyche and soma are inseparable; therefore, body and mind are explored together in the service of healing and growth. BodySoul programmes involve listening to the body and paying attention to unfolding dreams. In this way, guided by the Self, space is provided for the unconscious to emerge through movement, voice-work, painting, journaling, myth and mask making.

BodySoul teaching has a strong base in the psychology of C.G.Jung, as developed by Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, dance educator Mary Hamilton and voice coach Ann Skinner. Some current BodySoul programmes are explicitly informed by attachment theory and emerging research from the field of neuroscience.

Prerequisite:

Participants have/are attending Psychotherapy

What to bring:

Your weary body !!, soft blanket /throw, dream journal or note book

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Abigail is a Marian Woodman Foundation Leadership Trainee and Clinical Psychologist. She has been involved in BodySoul work since 2006 and been facilitating a group at Clonlea Studios since 2013. The Group runs monthly on a Friday night.

Contact:

Abigail Whyte
Email / 086 0564 223

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