SOUND BATH RELAXATION
Weekly sessions on Sundays @ 7 pm- 8.30 pm
Sound bath is a form of deep relaxation with the sounds and vibration of gongs, singing bowls and other ethnic instruments. It is an effortless way to enter meditation state and to relax. This practice gives us not only a chance to relax and contemplate, but also can result in many health benefits if attended regularly.
It is a form of meditation practice what also means that you can become aware of your thoughts, emotions, or various sensations in the body — both pleasant and unpleasant. We encourage you to leave all the expectations behind when entering the room. It will help you to be more present with whatever you will experience during the session. Although for most people, it is an enjoyable and relaxing experience, bear in mind that it changes from session to session, depending on the state of your mind and body. We recommend trying a few sessions to see if this is the practice that suits you. As the mind gets familiar with the new sounds, you allow yourself to let go of your thoughts and tensions. For some people, it happens quickly while for others, it can be a long process. Like any form of practice, it may not suit everyone, but I encourage you to give it a try as it may be a fantastic way to calm your mind and body, contributing to the better health and greater awareness.
All equipment is provided yoga studio: yoga mats, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows & cushions. For extra comfort you can bring a single duvet or folded mat. Please wear comfortable but warm clothes. Session duration 90 min. No previous experience is needed.
Cost: €20 per session or €70 for 4 sessions pass (must be booked in advance, places are limited)
Click here to book a single session or text 0851386529 to book your place if you already have 4 week pass or want to get one.
MEDITATION EVENINGS (FOR BEGINNERS AND PRACTICING MEDITATORS) Drop-in
Wednesdays @ 7.15 pm-8.15 pm
Guided meditation evenings. We will practice sitting meditation, using different anchors for our concentration, and self- discovery.
Focusing on the breath sensations in the body- so-called body scan meditation with the singing bowls silent meditation
These sessions are open to everyone. Beginners and those who already practice some form of meditation.
There will be a short introduction each evening, but we will focus mostly on our practice.
(If you are looking for more detailed mindfulness course, especially for when dealing with anxiety, chronic pain, and chronic stress I recommend to join our other course on Mondays, which will be a more in-depth program, 90min for 6 weeks)
Cost: €12 drop-in. Discounts available for teenagers.
Circle of Men
Friday, 28th of February 2020 @ 8 pm- 11 pm
A space for men to connect authenticall to share our joys and sorrows. A space to support ourselves and other men. All of you is welcome here. We'll work on our integrity, commitments and our shadows if needs be. We'll co-create space so all of us can have a change for a fuller, happier, more authentic lives.
An evening facilitated by men for men.
This is a pilot session, with scope to build a resilient community of men in Galway.
The structure of the circle is inspired by ManKind Project iGroups but it's open to all men
Commitment €10 to cover the costs
Please confirm your commitment by texting
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS, 6-WEEK COURSE
Starting on Monday the 16th of March 2020
The programme is an introduction to meditation and mindfulness in a simple and gentle way. I will be using guided meditations, nature sounds and sounds of the singing bowls to help you to ease into the meditation state. It can be very beneficial at the beginning of your journey with meditation, making it less intense, and when you are ready, we will practice more of the silent meditation, slowly extending the duration of the practice.
We will also focus on managing stress, anxiety, and chronic pain, so it can be very beneficial for those who are looking for an effective tool to deal with it.
No experience needed. Beginner friendly, experienced meditators also welcome.
Mindfulness has been proven to have many benefits, one of which is stress and anxiety reduction, improving sleep, managing difficult emotions, and helping to manage chronic pain.
Cost: €180 (6*90 min mindfulness sessions and sound relaxation, printed materials, recorded guided practices, digital version of 2 relaxation CDs)
Discounts available for teenagers.
To find out more or book click here
MINDFULNESS INTRODUCTION AND SOUND RELAXATION FOR TEENS- 6 WEEK COURSE
Starting on Friday the6th of March @6pm-7.30pm
Practices and theory will include:
- Mindful breathing
- Body scan (awareness of physical sensations, emotions)
- Mindful movement
- Mindfulness in daily life
- Mindful listening- how to be mindful with others
- Pain management with mindful awareness
- Anxiety management
- Emotional Regulation, managing difficult emotions, and situations
- Music and sound and its benefits for wellbeing
- Theory about the nervous system, stress, and brain science
- Sound relaxation with the use of gongs, singing bowls, hang drums (relaxation and meditation with the use of sound. Hands-on experience also)
- Using GSR- biofeedback to see how our stress works in reality
The class is relaxing, interesting, and engaging, all those young minds need.
Cost: €180 (6*90min mindfulness sessions and sound relaxation, workbook, printed materials, recorded guided practices, digital version of 2 relaxation CDs)
FAMILY MINDFUL MORNING AND SOUND BATH (children 6-12)
Saturday the 14th of March @ 11am- 12.30pm
Mindfulness based child and parent interaction in a form of games and activities supporting connection, and building empathy.
It is focused on the mindfulness practice but contains also other helpful techniques, games, and relaxations that are very beneficial both for children and parents.
Strengthening family relationships, building self-compassion and practicing techniques, which will be very beneficial in stressful situations, managing anxiety, building self- esteem, calming down the nervous system helping to cultivate a calmer mind in the future, supporting bed time routine.
The whole programme includes 5 sessions, during which we will be exploring :
- Massage (face massage, head massage, back massage, hand massage, feet massage, over clothes)
- Relaxation (visualization, guided relaxation, relaxing games)
- Breathing techniques
- Games in pairs
- Sound Bath Relaxation
- Relaxing bed time routine: visualisations, mindfulness practice, relaxation and massage for sound sleep.
- yoga nidra relaxation
- creating music together
This is a pilot session and we will start with yoga nidra for bedtime routine and sound bath relaxation. If there is an interest in the rest of the programme We will be happy to organise more sessions.
Cost: €25 per parent and child per session.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call 0851386529, to book click here
TRANSFORMING POWER OF FEAR And Anxiety
Saturday 28st of March
This workshop is a chance to look at those challenging experiences and feelings with curiosity and compassion. Developing acceptance and friendly attitude through looking at our mind and body from a completely different perspective, cultivating spaciousness and openness but also understanding mechanisms lying beneath those intense experiences.
It is not so much about facing your fears and trying, it is exploring them and hearing them out. From this point of compassion and gentleness with ourselves we will be going to deeply relaxing and meditative states, using yoga nidra, sound and some form of hypnotic language you have a chance to connect with deeper parts of the sub-conscious mind and rewire some of the beliefs and ideas through positive affirmations and intentions.
I will share with you some of the techniques I learned when I was working with my anxiety and panic disorder. How to come back to the calm place, when things seem to get out of control, and how to manage stress and increase wellness in your life to achieve greater balance. Afterall there is no one golden way to respond to those challenging moments, and there has to be a balance between all aspects of our being. We will work with our mind, but I will also mention how to support the body with diet, exercise and natural medicine.
- practical information,
- sound bath,
- mindfulness and guided meditation
- relaxation techniques
- positive affirmations
- breathing exercises
- yoga nidra
Sound Bath is a form of deep relaxation that allows the mind to enter parts of our subconscious mind, where we can change and rewire our habitual connections and patterns. Sounds played will gently move you to the calmer and more relaxed state, where hypnosis can be even more powerful, and planting positive affirmations which will change your beliefs about the fear and yourself can be much easier. To deepen this process, I will also use yoga nidra relaxation.
Before we start to change anything, we will have a serious of conscious exercises helping you to explore and understand your fear but also to learn how to be with it in a calm and non-judgemental way.
To book your place, please pay Non-refundable deposit of €10 through Eventbrite and fill in the registration form you will receive by email. This is very important for us to get to know you before we start the workshop.
For more information call Kasia 0851386529 or email email@example.com
LAUGHTER YOGA DROP- IN
Monday 27th of January- 2nd of March 2020
Short simple playful fun exercises that lead to Laughter for no reason. The body responds and lights up physically, mentally and emotionally.
Some of the benefits:
- Increases feelings of well-being, and feel-good hormones like endorphins
- Increases energy and boosts immunity
- Reduces stress, blood pressure and depression
- Increases feelings of relaxation and bliss
- Makes you more attractive and communicative
Rates: drop- in: €12
To book contact Fou Scarf at 0877027833
GENTLE Yoga with Marie
For beginners or anyone who wants to get a better understanding of yoga.
Tuesdays @ 7pm- 8pm
- breath work,
- flow practice,
- restoration with yin practice.
By the end of the course, you will have the confidence & knowledge to practice at home or attend any class level in the future.
No previous experience necessary.
Cost is €10
For more information and booking contact Marie 0863028373
Experience Dance Galway
Wednesday @ 7pm- 8.30pm
11th, 18th, 25th of March, and 1st of April
For dance lovers to dance freestyle with deep freedom to very danceable music.
I hold this space for all the dancers with consciousness, and drawing from my experience as facilitator of dance spaces and as Somatic therapist and teacher, and the feedback I have received over the years.
If you would like an opportunity to experience dance in this way then this is for you.
Cost: €40 for all 4 events if booked and paid for in advance
contact Tina Hannon, by phone, 0877791035. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MINDFUL CHILDBIRTH, 8-WEEKS COURSE
Starting on Tuesday the 14th of April
@ 7pm- 8.30 pm
Whether you are planning a home birth, hoping for natural birth without interventions, have planned C- section, or prefer medications for pain management during your childbirth this course will help you find peace with unexpected situations, manage fear and anxiety related to your childbirth and funture challanges that parenhood brings, help have more fulfilling and present experience of your birth, and assist you with all those changes in your life and body that come after you bring your baby home.
You will learn mindfulness-based pain management, managing fear, anxiety and learning about the role of relaxation during childbirth. Some very specific massage techniques will be introduced for childbirth as well.
Research proves mindfulness is a fantastic and very beneficial tool for childbirth, reducing greatly need for interventions, and medication, reducing pain, fear, and have a very positive effect on mental state during the post-natal period.
Cost: €390 per couple, €300 for a single mum (8*90 min sessions, printed materials, recorded guided practices, digital version of 2 relaxation CDs)
To find out more about our course click here or email email@example.com or give me a call 0851386529
2 DAY SONG LABORATORY WORKSHOP (in English)
Saturday 09th and Sunday 10th of May 2020. 10 am - 5 pm
We are very happy to announce that the founders of Laboratorium Piesni- Alina and Kamila- are coming back to Galway in May. Last year we had a fantastic workshop, which booked out very fast, so if this is something that you dreamed of doing we encurage you to book your place early.
Come to gather, find and share your authentic voice with the spell-binding and spirit-filled harmonies of Laboratorium Pieśni (Song Laboratory).
Sought after the world over, they will be sharing their techniques to help you uncover and release your Authentic Voice in this two-day workshop in Galway city.
Described as "a gifted group of musical medicine women weaving ancient healing techniques and folk songs into soul-stirring events that sing to your ancestral memory.
Reviving the simple yet profound tradition of community folk singing, they create sacred space in which to harmonise voices within hauntingly powerful songs."
See their video - ‘Sztoj pa moru’
*Early Bird Ticket* (when paid in full before 31st of January 2020) €180
after 31st of January- €200.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
or see the link here
PRIVATE CONSULTATION AND SESSIONS MANAGING STRESS AND ANXIETY WITH MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION PRACTICE
Available for booking from Monday to Thursday
@ 10.15 am-11.15 am
Stress has some common characteristics for all of us, but our resilience to stress and response to different kinds of relaxation practices is unique for each of us. By working with you privately and being able to observe and measure your reactions with GSR, we will be able to find the most proper tools for you to manage your stress levels. Galvanic Skin Response device will measure your responses to stress, tracking your progress in meditation. It also gives me insight into your response to different forms of stress management tools, and shows you progress that you will be making with your daily practice.
Mindfulness has been proven to help manage stress and anxiety, reduce panic attacks episodes or even help to free from them forever. It has significant benefits for people suffering from chronic pain, helping to manage pain and reduce sensations of pain through working with fears and habitual responses of our mind and body.
A few of the proven benefits of mindfulness:
- Increased self-awareness
- Pain management
- Enhanced health
- Decreased stress & anxiety
- Reduction and skilful management of panic attacks episodes
- Increased sense of calm
- Improved sleep
- Skilful responses to difficult emotions
- Increased empathy and understanding of others
- Improved impulse control
- Increased appreciation for life
- Better listening skills and compassionate communication with others
- Improving relationships
Cost: €50 per session (6 sessions recommended to cover the whole programme)
For details contact Kasia Slabon 0851386529, www.mindfulnesshavengalway.ie
CORPORATE WELLNESS PACKAGE
We offer a complete package for corporate events. So if you care about the well-being of your staff you can book us for 1 or 2 h session, or regular weekly programme depending on your schedule.
We'll guide you to understand the mechanics of stress and give your people skills and ideas how to deal with it in the work environment. Our recommendations are based on research on neuroscience and mindfulness.
And of course we'll get everyone relaxed with our wonderful sound bath, so you'll leave rejuvenated.
We also offer yoga classes and chair yoga routine for lunch time stretch.
We also travel on request to your chosen location.
For more information email email@example.com
THAI YOGA MASSAGE EXPERIENTIAL EVENING / WORKSHOP
DTBA Thursday @ 7pm-9pm
Thai yoga massage is a holistic discipline based on Traditional Thai Massage and on Thai traditional medicine. You might have heard of it being called “yoga for lazy people” or “passive yoga”, as it brings body and mind similar benefits as a yoga practice, to both the giver and the recipient thanks to the stretching techniques.
- it helps to stay in form when normal yoga practice or heavy exercises are not an option stretching muscles,
- relaxes the whole body, decreasing tension
- helps to restore greater freedom of movement
- it supports a general sense of well-being
- mindful touch generates oxytocin boosts the immune system
- it is a great practice of kindness, compassion and empathy
- supports the sense of community, connection
- it is fun
Everybody is welcome to this evening workshop, both absolute beginners and more experienced practitioners with the desire to refresh their practice.
Participants will be guided through a Thai massage exchange. They will be given the tools and indications to give and receive mindful, meditative touch in the form of Thai Massage. The evening will be an enjoyable and nourishing introduction to the discipline. We’ll start in a circle with guided meditation and chants, and finish with relaxation. Thai Yoga Massage is first and foremost a spiritual practice. It is a sacred space of healing, growth and connection with others. It will be treated and taught as such during this workshop.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Ilaria Bertuola – Karuna Thai Massage, Thai Massage as a therapist and teacher.
Cost: €25 for 2h
Contact: Ilaria- 0858689175
+353 85 138 6529
Unit 30, Terryland House, Headford Rd,
Galway, Ireland, H91 D2P5
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