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
!**Due to sudden repairs needing to be carried out in the hall is currently closed. This means no class on
*May 2nd, 9th and 16th.
*The hall is scheduled to open again the week of 20th May so we are hoping to have class there on Thursday 23rd.
Please check here for updates on when classes will resume as work may take longer/shorter than planned.
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)
Full Moon Dance
A movement gathering for everyone
Friday May 17th
!*Venue - The Studio, Leinster Cricket Club, Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
The is an open invitation to join us for an evening of movement, music and dance meditation on the first of the full moon nights in May.
The Full moon is a potent time to gather in community and call ourselves into motion. As we offer what arises within us to the dance we create space to release, unwind and connect with our essential and authentic self.
All are welcome to this session and no experience required.
Venue: This is a clean, spacious venue, just a few minutes from our regular venue with a wooden floor, plenty of parking and changing facilities etc.
To get to the Studio cross the car park, walk the small path between the side of the clubhouse and the tennis courts, pass the bowling green and we are just there :)
€22 / €17
The Serpent Bridge
A Saturday morning session
Saturday May 25th 2019
11am - 1pm
All are welcome to join us for a Saturday morning session dedicated to the backbone and the parallel movement of the kundalini energy.
The serpent cross-culturally is one of the oldest symbols of the primal, feminine force of creation that lives within all of us, irrespective of gender. This vital energy can be accessed for healing, nourishment and to encourage the free flow of our creative expression.
Supported by Open Floor movement, inspirational music and teachings of the chakra system, we will move solo and together, exploring the potency and power of the spine, awakening the senses through movement, releasing restriction and creating space within and around us.
€22 / €17
This is an open session and you are welcome to arrive on the morning and register at the door. If it is your first time joining us please email email@example.com or text / call to 086 1956331 so we can welcome you and answer any queries you may have.
Summer Solstice Snake Dance
Saturday June 22nd 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.
€25 / €20
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 086 1956331
All are welcome, no experience necessary
The Serpent Bridge
An Open Floor one day workshop
Saturday July 20th 2019
11am - 5pm
A deeper dive into the pathway of the serpent bridge.
More info coming soon..
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 email@example.com