SOUND BATH RELAXATION

Weekly sessions on Sundays @ 7 pm- 8.30 pm 

Starting again after Christmas break on 5th of January

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. 

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 or text 0851386529

LAUGHTER YOGA drop- in 

Monday 13th of January- 3rd of March 2020

@10.30am -11.30am

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 or €70 for 8 weeks

To book contact Fou Scarf at 0877027833

BODY KNOWS - PRACTICE OF LETTING GO

@7pm-8.30pm

19.12.2019 - Empower through shake

9.01.2020 - Making connections

16.01.2020 - Touch as inspiration

Through constructive rest, dance improvisation and releasing practices we are going to explore connections in our bodies, connections between sensation and information, connections between body and mind. Trust, follow intuition, impulses and needs. Integrate every aspect of human being. Invite everything that comes.

Feed the body with gentle movement to make space in our spine, joints, tissues and muscles. Fill the body with oxygen with breathing and sound practice. Energize and heat up with minimum muscle tension.

For dancers, actors, performers and those who work with bodies it is a brand new look at what they do and an invitation to unconventional approach and to develop movement language. For beginners it is a way to acquaint with their bodies and spirit, practice active rest and through a natural movement get closer to themselves.

Leading: Agata Wiedro - performer, choreographer, dancer and teacher with many years of pedagogical and performing experience.

For more information click here


EMBODYING CONSCIOUS CONNECTION 

14th of December 2pm-6pm 

“Touch comes before sight before the speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.”

Margaret Atwood.

We long to weave meaningful connections into our lives. Conscious Touch brings an opportunity to transform that longing into a sense of belonging.

Human Touch has the power to fill us with a sense of deep wellbeing. When we Touch, we experience an authentic, embodied the understanding that we are not separate.

We live in an era of technology and instant connections, yet many feel isolated and out of Touch. The result is a society of Touch hungry people who feel increasingly uncomfortable reaching out to one another in physically meaningful ways.

Giving and receiving conscious Touch builds trust and resilience within relationships. It is vital to develop respectful and appropriate boundaries while also learning to allow the Touch that nurtures our health, relationships and our spirits.

This introductory half-day workshop teaches : Visualisation meditation techniques  Movement practices for the embodiment Practical ways to receive and offer conscious Touch Techniques for voicing your boundaries with others 

Practising Conscious Touch will help you: Enliven your senses Feel more comfortable in your own skin Awaken and embody the loving, empathic presence Experience the restorative power of being held Stop, listen and communicate your needs Receive the gift of conscious Touch Enrich your relationships

cost €65

Contact Rae Lunt email myunityhealingarts@gmail.com or find out more on FB event link

DEEP GONG IMMERSION- 3h session

Sunday the 15th of December @ 6pm- 9pm

This 3h long session with sounds of gongs allows for more time to be imeged in the sounds of those instruments. You can fully let go and drift to sleep, while still benefiting from the vibration and journeying into deeper states of your subconcious.

We will be playing a selection of our new gongs, sharing basic techniques of playing and giving you a chance to play with us.

It can be intense and powerful at times, yet balanced with soothing and relaxing moments, and even moments of silance and stilness.

The whole idea behing is to take you on a deeper journey, allowing more time for your cells and mind to enjoy benefits of sound, brake through the barriers of your mind, and shake those stock energy, helping to release and transform old and limitting ideas, locked emotions, blocked energy, and creating space for creativity, joy, and new ideas.

We provide mats, blankets, pillows, bolsters, eye pillows, but recommend to equipe yourself with a single duvet, or folding matress, ship skin or sleeping bag. Anything that will ensure comfort during 3h lying on the floor, especialy if you have back aches.

Bring some intention with you or afirmation to make this session even more powerful for you. During those states of mind, we are very open for new, positive messages, and you can plant those in your mind.

Spaces will be limited to a smaller number to allow more room for everyone to relax. We will not be lying down for the whole time but also playing tohether.

Cost: €40 plus EB charges

For more information call Kasia at 0851386529 or click to book here 

MINDFULNESS FOR PAIN AND ANXIETY MANAGEMENT  6-WEEK COURSE

Starting 6th of January 2020

@ 7 pm- 8.30 pm

The programme focuses 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, workbook, printed materials, recorded guided practices, digital version of 2 relaxation CDs)



To find out more about our course
 click here or email info@mindfulnesshavengalway.ie

MINDFUL CHILDBIRTH, 8-WEEKS COURSE 

Starting on Tuesday the 7th of January 2020

@ 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 info@mindfulnesshavengalway.ie or give me a call  0851386529

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION (FOR BEGINNERS AND PRACTICING MEDITATORS)- 6 WEEKS COURSE

Starting on Wednesday 8th of January @ 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

This course is open to everyone.

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, especialy for when dealing with anxiety, chronic pain, and chronic stress I recommend to join our other course on Mondays, which will be more in depth programme)

Cost: €60 or €12 drop-in

To book text click here or

email info@mindfulnesshavengalway.ie

MINDFULNESS INTRODUCTION AND SOUND RELAXATION FOR TEENS- 6 WEEK COURSE  

Fridays from the 10th of January 2020- 14th of February 2020

@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)

To find out if this course would be for you call me at 0851386529 To book click here

FAMILY MINDFUL MORNING AND SOUND BATH (children 6-12)

Saturday from the 11th of January 2020

@ 11.30am- 12.45pm

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.

It is a chance for you to spend some creative and relaxing time with your child, and develop tools to support him/her long term while they try to manage difficult feelings and going through new challenges during the next stages of development.

Program includes:

  • Mindfulness
  • Massage (face massage, head massage, back massage, hand massage, feet massage, over clothes)
  • Relaxation (visualization, guided relaxation, relaxing games)
  • Breathing techniques
  • Games in pairs
  • Creativity and arts
  • Sound Bath Relaxation Making music
  • Relaxing bed time routine: visualisations, mindfulness practice, relaxation and massage for sound sleep.

Cost: €25 per parent and child.

To find out more about our course and book your place click here or email info@mindfulnesshavengalway.ie or give me a call  0851386529

 

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINAL HEALING QI GONG WORKSHOP

Saturday 11th of January @ 2 pm-5 pm

Introductory workshop to the ancient art of self-healing through movement with Shaolin practitioner and long-time established Tai Chi teacher Colin Dempsey.

Everyone is welcome, no experience is required. Regardless if you are completely new to it or you practice some form of Tai Chi, or Qi Gong already. 
Those exercises are gentle yet powerful, and result in many health physical and mental benefits, regardless of your age or physical abilities.

  • Qi Gong Basics ,Shaolin Qi Gong /Medical Qi Gong 
  • Theory and Questions session led by Shaolin Practitioner Colin Dempsey .
  • Meditation
  • Breathing Exercises

Cost: €35

Contact Colin Dempsey 0863298392                          

playful beginnings- 6 weeks course

Starting on Monday the 13th of January @ 12am-1 pm

Playful Beginnings is a 6 week course for mums/dads to attend with their 12-18 month old.


During the classes we will explore:
*Playful ways to connect with your little one
*The latest infant development and Attachment theory through simple, fun activities
*Relaxation practices
*Weekly ideas and resources to take home
*A warm, welcoming small group for parents and toddlers

Facilitated by Play Therapist and Baby/Toddler Bonding Practitioner Linsey McNelis

Cost: €90 for 6 weeks
*Places limited to 6 parent/toddler pairs

To book and for more information click 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 info@mindfulnesshavengalway.ie

or see our page here SoundMagicIreland

Contact us:

info@mindfulnesshavengalway.ie

+353 85 138 6529

Address: 

Unit 30, Terryland House, Headford Rd,

Galway, Ireland, H91 D2P5

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