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 throughout 2018 with our final class of the year on 20th Dec 2018.
Weekly classes will pause from Dec 21st and return in 2019 on Thursday 10th January.
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)
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.
€22 / €17 (concession)
Dream Dance Winter Solstice
Thursday December 20th 2018
7.30pm - 9pm
Our final Thursday evening Drop In class of 2018 is dedicated to the Winter Solstice. All are welcome to join us as we move to release the old, engage with the still point and dream into the dance. There will be time for tea and cake afterwards.
An Open Floor movement session
Saturday January 5th 2019
11am - 1.30pm
During this movement session you will be invited to release stress and cultivate fluidity through the dance. We will explore what is stirring within us as 2019 begins and nourish the seeds of our dreams and intentions through movement, enquiry and dance meditation.
A great way to step back onto the floor after the holidays!
€22 / €17 (concession)
To book : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : email@example.com
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
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek…Joseph Campbell.
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.
Places are limited so please book early.