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
Weekly classes will return on Thursday 10th January 2019 through to May 2019. The hall will close for exams in May and dates will be confirmed soon as we will continue through June and into July.
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)
An Open Floor movement gathering with Live music
Saturday March 16th 11am - 1.30pm
Join us on the dance floor for a special open session dedicated to the backbone and the movement of the energetic 'Kundalini' snake.
Supported by Open Floor movement and teachings of the chakra system, we will move solo and with each other, exploring the potency and power of the spine, awakening the senses through movement, releasing restriction and creating space within and around us.
Kundalini energy is the feminine, primal, creative life force that lives inside every one of us and can be called upon for healing, to release blockages and encourage the free flow of our creativity and expression.
We are delighted to have the wonderful Sinead O Brien with us on the day. Sinead will offer a live set of original medicine songs, hypnotic guitar and soulful drumming for us to move to.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 086 1956331
All are welcome, no experience necessary
€22 / €17 (concession for students/elders)
Dark Moon Ritual Dance
A dark moon Ritual dance for women
Friday April 5th 2019
7pm - 9pm
This is an open invitation to all women to join us for an evening of movement, ritual dance and meditation during the cycle of the April dark moon.
The dark moon is a potent time to come together and offer what arises within us into motion in an open and non-judgemental space. It is a time of uncovering and recovering vital elements of our nature that may have been hidden or suppressed. Held within the container of our own unique dance we can ground our intentions and call home what has truth and meaning for us so that we can realign with what matters most in our lives.
Supported by Open Floor movement practice and the teachings of the chakra system we will travel into the landscape of the female body, exploring what wants to be expressed through us. As we stay true to how we are in the moment and bring it into the dance, we can release tension and stress and relax into our authenticity, creating pathways to connect with our wisdom, joy, wildness and compassionate nature.
All women are welcome, regardless of age, fitness levels or stage of cycles. No previous experience of movement meditation is necessary. We will be moving with the primordial energy of the womb centre which is always present in the female body whatever our physical situation.
€22 / €17 (concession)
Bookings : email@example.com or text 086 1956331
The Sacred Opening
An Open Floor Residential workshop for women
April 26th - 28th 2019
Friday 6pm - Sunday 2pm
Sli na Bande, Kilmurray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
All of us enter this world through the gateway of the female body, carried and birthed by the innate intelligence and life giving force of the womb. For thousands of years the grace and wisdom of the womb centre has been buried and suppressed. Modern culture moves many of us out of right relationship with our physical bodies, with our sensuality and with our sexuality as a sacred, natural and healing force. At this time on the planet we are all challenged to remember our true nature and come home to a felt sense of safety and belonging within ourselves and with the earth we live upon.
This residential weekend of womb-centered movement for women is an opportunity to gather, move, rest and sit in circle together. Supported by the embodiment practice of Open Floor and the teachings of the chakra system, we will enter the cave with curiosity and listen for what arises. In dance as meditation we meet the intelligence of the life force moving through us and offer it into motion; this opens doorways to our essential self and helps us to awaken and align with what matters most to us. With our feet planted on the earth, breath in the belly and an aligned mind we can make a choice for wholehearted, embodied living where we can express the full force of our creativity and be here now…in all our beauty.
This retreat is open to women at all stage of life and cycle and takes place in the natural surrounds of Sli na Bande, with delicious food, cosy accomodation and optional hot tub included in the price.
€300 / €275 (early bird by March 28th). Place secured with a €75 deposit.
As this is a smaller venue places are limited and tend to fill up quickly, so please book early if you would like to attend
An Open Floor committed Ongoing Group
September 2019 to January 2020
‘As we journey from the womb of the sea with our gaze of longing fixed upon the stars, we have stopped off on this earth of a short spell of belonging ‘ .Pat O’ Donoghue
As human beings we live in a world of polarity and we long for union. In our daily lives we are constantly moving in-between poles; inner and outer, masculine and feminine, light and darkness, seeking balance within and around us. Our sexual energy is the rhythmic dance that balances, restores and heals the life force energy moving through us. It flows from the core of our being, offering a pathway to unify the opposing forces within ourselves and create a sense of wholeness, joy and belonging in our lives.
Modern culture moves many of us out of right relationship with our physical bodies, with our sensuality and our sexuality as a sacred, natural and healing force. We are frequently pressured to be more or to be other than we really are. This causes stress and shame, blocking the possibility of real intimacy with ourselves and each other.
Beginning on the Autumn Equinox and carrying us through winter, this three module ongoing group is an invitation to gather together, to move, rest and sit in circle as we engage with the current of our creative and sexual life force. Journeying from the roots of our humanity to the crown of our spiritual nature we will explore how we are in relation to the movement of the vital energy through us and its expression in our relationships and in the world.
Supported by the resources of Open Floor movement, teachings from the chakra system and the commitment of on ongoing circle we will cultivate an attitude of curiosity and compassion as we offer what arises into motion. In the dance we meet the intelligence of the life force moving through us. We practice listening to it and following what unfolds. This expands our capacity for presence and opens doorways to our essential self, encouraging us to remember and align with what matters most to us. From there we can make a choice for embodied living where we are resourced enough to express the full range of our passion and creativity and be here now, in all our beauty.
Module 1 Sept 20th-22nd 2019. Presence and Power
Module 2 Nov 15th - 17th 2019. Love and Intimacy
Module 3 Jan 17th-19th 2020. Union
Friday 7pm - 9.15pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
€550 / €500 (early bird by August 20th). Payment is made in instalments.
Some experience of movement meditation / conscious dance required. Place secured with €75 non refundable deposit.
Bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org