All events listed here take place in St. Kevins Hall, 46 Bloomfield Ave, Portobello, Dublin 8, unless otherwise stated.
The Moving Body - Dublin
OPEN FLOOR WEEKLY DROP - IN CLASSES
Thursday evening weekly classes @ St. Kevins Hall, Bloomfield Ave, Portobello, Dublin 8
Classes continue weekly through Sept, Oct, Nov and up until 20th Dec 2018
7.30pm - 9pm
Weekly Open Floor classes are designed to support us to relax the mind, release the heart and connect with the wisdom of the moving body. Moving solo and in community we have an opportunity to explore how and who we are through movement.
Class usually begins with a freestyle warm up, followed by an outline of the theme and some suggestions or anchors that may be helpful for your dance. Each persons individuality and unique expression is welcome.
Please go to our FAQ page for more information on the class.
A series of classes is recommended to deepen the practice and there is an offer of 6 class pass for €80
Drop-Ins are welcome. If its your first time coming along please call or text 086 1956331 to check on space.
€15 / €12 (concession) per class
6 class pass €80 (valid for 4 months)
Samhain - the Ancestral Soul
Saturday 27th October 2018
11am - 1.30pm
At Samhain, as we move towards the darkness of Winter and the ending of the year, this Saturday morning session is an invitation to gather, to move, to connect within, with each other and with our Ancestral lines.
Supported by Open Floor movement practice and the healing power of dance as meditation, we call on the wisdom of our moving bodies to find fluidity, release restriction and create pathways beyond daily stress into lives of heartfelt and soulful presence.
During this workshop you are encouraged to move as you are, and with whatever arises. On the Open Floor we move and include it all, offering it to our breath and into motion. Inviting body, heart and mind to release the old, to embrace emptiness and allow our creative force to flow through us.
Moving with the energy of our Ancestors can be a potent experience, an opportunity to release limitations held within the family system and receive support, guidance and insight, which can be helpful in our daily lives.
or text/call 086 1956331
Heart Times - Medicine for our Modern World
A 3 module closed ongoing group starting in September 2018.
*Early bird price available for bookings made by August 22nd.
Beginning at Autumn Equinox and carrying us through winter, this 3 module ongoing group is an invitation to gather, move, rest and sit in circle as we journey into the world of our own hearts. The heart centre is a doorway into a vast and powerful energy field, one that research shows is capable of changing the electromagnetic field of the Earth. It is designed to balance all of our experiences and to unify our sense of self at every level, in solitude, in relationship, in community and with Spirit.
Our greatest strength sits at the core of our vulnerability and can be tapped into when we risk opening ourselves to what arises in the moment and allowing it to be there. In the dance we meet the intelligence of the life force moving through us, we practice listening and offering what arises into motion. This helps us access our innate ability to heal and transform, encouraging us to shift from fixed or stuck positions physically, emotionally and mentally into more fluid and balanced ways of being in our lives.
Supported by the resources of Open Floor Movement and the commitment of an ongoing circle, we will explore what it means to be a human being during these potent times. Cultivating an attitude of compassion and curiosity as we meet the shy and fierce, wild and sweet, awkward, passionate and quiet places within ourselves and each other. In the current climate of these modern times humanity needs good medicine, one that connects us to our hearts, to our essential selves and to each other. Movement meditation offers an embodied medicine, that can expand our capacity to be present, to love, to share our gifts and engage wholeheartedly with life.
Sept 21st - 23rd 2018 - Heart in the Body
Nov 23rd - 25th 2018 - Heart as Centre
Jan 18th - 20th 2019 - Heart and Soul
Fridays 7pm - 9.15pm
Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Sundays 11am - 4pm
€500 / €450 early bird by August 22nd 2018. Payment is made in instalments.
Please book early as places are limited. Place secured with a €60 deposit.
Bookings : firstname.lastname@example.org
Landing in Stillness
An Open Floor morning workshop
Saturday 8th December 2018
11am - 1.30pm
'In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance'
As we enter into the season of Winter this half day workshop is designed to encourage us to move to be still. At this time of year in particular we need practices that offer pathways to presence, encourage us to relax with emptiness, to rest within the breath and the momentum of the life force moving through us in the moment, be it wild and chaotic, awakening or settling, hesitant or passionate, clumsy or graceful.
As we stay with how we are and offer it into motion, we create the possibility of cycling through what we are with and landing into places of quiet and stillness within.