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

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Thursday evening weekly classes continue throughout 2018 @ St. Kevins Hall, Bloomfield Ave, Portobello, Dublin 8

Please not some class date changes in May:

*No class *May 10th, 17th and 24th due to the hall closing for exams.

*Classes continue as usual from May 31st 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)

www.openfloor.org

 

 

 
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Moon Rising

Full Moon dance for women 

 Friday June 29th 2018         7pm - 9pm

An invitation to all women to an evening of movement, dance and meditation during the June full moon.

The full moon is a potent time to come together and call ourselves ourselves into motion. As we stay true to how we are in the moment and offer it into the dance, we can release tension and stress and relax into our authenticity.

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, in an open and non-judgemental space.

By allowing what arises to become visible, we can create pathways to connect with our wisdom, wildness and compassionate nature.

All women are welcome, regardless of age, fitness levels or stage of cycles.

€20 / €15 concession

 

 
 
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Solstice - Receiving the Light

An Open Floor residential Retreat in Wicklow

Friday June 15th - Sunday June 17th 2018

*Early bird discount price available for bookings made by May 15th.

If some time out to relax, move and enjoy nature in good company is calling to you,  join us for this weekend midsummer retreat.

This time of year is a wonderful time to pause. When the life-giving and refreshing energy of the sun reaches peak illumination at Solstice we have an opportunity to release tension and simply receive the light that is on offer. The element of fire, embodied by the sun is a deeply healing force that can purify, nourish and renew us on every level.

In dance as meditation we meet the intelligence of the life force moving through us. We practice yielding to what arises and giving it form and expression. This opens doorways to our essential selves and encourages us to receive the gifts of the moment.

Supported by Open Floor movement and the teachings of the chakra system we will move to connect within and with each other, inviting curiosity and compassion as we explore the range and resources of our fire; from the cool flame of mindful awareness to the heat of our passion and creativity. 

All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary

€290 / €265 early bird by May 15th.

Food, accommodation and optional hot tub are included in the price. We had a wonderful retreat here last year with fabulous food, deep dances and good fun. I am really looking forward to being in Sli na Bande again.

Please book early as places are limited.

Bookings : info@themovingbody.ie
 

 
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Heart Times - Medicine for our Modern World

A 3 module closed ongoing group starting in September 2018.

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 : info@themovingbody.ie