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 return on January 11th 2018 @ St. Kevins Hall, Bloomfield Ave, Portobello, Dublin 8
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 get a chance 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 please call or text 086 1956331 to check on space. €15 per class
Full Moon dance for women
Friday March 2nd 2018. 7pm - 9pm
An invitation to all women to an evening of movement, dance and meditation on the night of the March 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
An Open Floor Movement series for women
This is an open series, you are welcome to attend one, two or all of the series of workshops, and in any order.
Friday evenings 7pm - 9.30pm & Saturdays 11am - 5.30pm
November 17th & 18th 2017 - Samhain
February 2nd and 3rd 2018 - Imbolc -
**March 16th and 17th 2018 - Equinox - Some places available
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
Beginning at Samhain time and carrying us through winter, this movement series for women is an invitation to gather, move, rest and sit in circle together as we travel deep into the landscape of the female human being. Calling on the energies of curiosity and compassion, and held by the healing power of dance as meditation we will explore pathways to realign with the womb centre as a true seat of power, compassion and connection to Source.
For thousands of years much of the wisdom of the womb centre has been lost, hidden and repressed. Many of us have moved out of right relationship with our bodies, with Life, with the earth we live upon, and are challenged to come home to a felt sense of safety and belonging within ourselves and in our world.
During each of these workshops we will ask questions, knock on doorways, follow the mystery of our moving bodies, and risk breathing deeply to embody and express what we innately know. Supported by Open Floor movement resources and the teachings of the chakra system, we will explore balance of inner & outer, feminine & masculine, light & darkness as we connect to the life force moving through us and call ourselves home.
All women are welcome, whatever your experience, age, stage of cycles or womb situation.
These workshops can be taken individually or as a full series, you are welcome to attend one, two or all of them and in any order. While the theme of womb presence moves through all three workshops, we will be exploring different themes in alignment with the cycle of the seasons during each workshop.
If you were unable to make the first weekend, you are very welcome to attend the second and/or third, whatever calls to you.
€100 for one workshop (€90 early bird if paid in full 3 weeks before workshop begins)
€85 each for two workshops (payment plan available)
€75 each for all three workshops (payment plan available)
For enquiries or to register your interest please email through our contact page here
Solstice - Receiving the Light
An Open Floor residential Retreat in Wicklow
Friday June 15th - Sunday June 17th 2018
If some 'time out' to relax, move and enjoy nature in good company is calling to you, this weekend retreat may be for you.
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 soften to 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. Please book early as places are limited.
Bookings : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.com