Heir Island: Yoga and Mindfulness

West Cork Mindfulness

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For the second year Claire Osborne and I will be running a Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend retreat on beautiful Heir Island, off the West Cork coast.

Claire Osborne will share gentle asana, and mindful movement, breathing practices, yoga nidra, mudras and chanting to link us with the wild nature of the island through the senses.
Paola Vais will be sharing seated and walking meditations, focusing on present moment awareness and loving kindness.

Cost €290 (sharing) / €320 (single room) includes teaching, accommodation, all vegetarian meals and ferry to and from the Island.

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FRIDAY: Start 6.30 pm with dinner followed by a welcoming ritual and relaxing yoga and meditation (registration from 6 pm)

SATURDAY: we’ll start with a morning practice of yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast and some free time before the morning sessions. Lunch will be at 1, with…

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Two week-end retreats

West Cork Mindfulness

I am happy to announce that I will be co-teaching 2 week-end retreats.

The first will take place in Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick,  on the 5-7th of May, and is led by Susan O’Regan and I. We’ll be practicing Mindfulness, Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion

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In July  Claire Osborne and I will be back on Heir Island for a Yoga and Mindfulness week-end.

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Book early as there are limited places on both week-ends!

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Courses and events in 2017

West Cork Mindfulness

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Weekly courses

Mindfulness for Health – the Breathworks course for people suffering from chronic pain and illnesses

8 weekly classes starting 14th of March  € 250 (concessions available)

Tuesdays –  14, 21, 28 March, 4, 18 25 April, 2, 9 May (no class April 11th)

Mindfulness for Well-being : a new course introducing mindfulness  for well-being

6 weekly classes starts March 15th  € 180

Wednesdays –  15, 22, 29 March, 5, 19, 26 April (no class on the April 12th )

Mindfulness for Stress 8 weeks – will start in April, dates to be confirmed


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Week-end retreats

Summer Yoga and Mindfulness meditation week-end on Heir Island , With Claire Osborne and Paola Vais

from Friday 14th July to Sunday 17th – more details later

Kayaking as a mindfulness practice , a week-end on Heir Island With Paola Vais and Kevin McCormack

From Friday 25th of August to Sunday 27th – details announced in spring

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Thinking of Spring – planning future courses

West Cork Mindfulness

The longest night of the year has gone, and slowly the days will become a little longer…

I’ll be on retreat in January and February  and when I will be back in Ireland spring will have brought daffodils, greener grass, the first buds on tree  branches.

I will run the Mindfulness for Health  course in Cork starting mid-March, and Mindfulness for stress in Skibbereen.

The dates will be set later in the new year, but do contact me if you are interested. bw_mindfulness-blue2

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For peace

 

Wage Peace
By Judyth Hill

Wage peace with your breath.
Breathe in firemen and rubble,
breathe out whole buildings
and flocks of redwing blackbirds.

Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children
and freshly mown fields.
Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.
Breathe in the fallen
and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.

Wage peace with your listening:
hearing sirens, pray loud.
Remember your tools:
flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers.

Make soup.
Play music, learn the word for thank you in three languages.
Learn to knit, and make a hat.
Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
imagine grief as the outbreath of beauty
or the gesture of fish.
Swim for the other side.
Wage peace.

Never has the world seemed so fresh and precious.
have a cup of tea and rejoice.
Act as if armistice has already arrived.
Celebrate today.


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Pray for Peace

 by Ellen Bass

Pray to whomever you kneel down to:
Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross,
his suffering face bent to kiss you,
Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat,
Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary
that she may lay her palm on our brows,
to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
to Inanna in her stripped descent.

Then pray to the bus driver who takes you to work.
On the bus, pray for everyone riding that bus,
for everyone riding buses all over the world.
Drop some silver and pray.

Waiting in line for the movies, for the ATM,
for your latte and croissant, offer your plea.
Make your eating and drinking a supplication.
Make your slicing of carrots a holy act,
each translucent layer of the onion, a deeper prayer.

To Hawk or Wolf, or the Great Whale, pray.
Bow down to terriers and shepherds and Siamese cats.
Fields of artichokes and elegant strawberries..

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Read the full poem on Ellen Bass website: ellenbass.com