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 DROP - IN CLASSES
Weekly classes return from Thursday September 5th 2019 until November 21st for the Autumn/Winter cycle. These classes are held weekly and on a Drop In basis.
There will be some classes in December - dates tbc and posted soon.
7.30pm - 9pm @ St. Kevins in Portobello, D8
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
The Serpent Bridge
Open Floor dance - open session
Saturday October 5th 11am - 1pm
In many cultures across the planet the serpent is one of the oldest symbols of creation and feminine power. It represents kundalini energy, the primal creative life force that lives and moves within all human beings, irrespective of gender. This energy flows from the core of our being and its movement can liberate us from unhelpful conditioning and limiting patters while encouraging us to access joy and align with what has truth and meaning for us.
In todays fast paced and chaotic modern world we need clear connection and healthy access to both the masculine and feminine aspects of the life force moving through us so that we can experience balance.
During this session we will move to awaken and connect with this exciting and restorative energy, offering what arises within us into the container of the dance and calling upon it to encourage the free flow of our natural creative expression.
Open Floor movement is an embodiment practice, a healing pathway that is designed to resource and support us to remember the freedom that comes from being our authentic selves in our relationships, our work and our world.
Supported by movement anchors, the intelligence of the chakra system and our innate capacity for curiosity and connection we will journey from the roots of our humanity to the expanse of our spiritual nature, inviting presence, breath, heart and spirit into the moment and including what emerges with as much compassion and attention as possible.
This session is open to all and no previous experience of conscious dance or moving mediation is necessary.
€22 / €17
Samhain - The Ancestral Soul
Open Floor dance - open session
Saturday November 2nd 2019
11am - 1pm
At Samhain, as we enter the darkness of Winter and the threshold of the Celtic new 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 the creative life 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 to receive support to open more fully to joy in our daily lives.
€22 / €17 (concession for students, elders, people who need it)
An Open Floor committed Ongoing Group
September 2019 to January 2020
*This group has begun and applications are now closed*
‘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