Base Chakra Workshop
Sat 31st March 10am – 1pm
At The Healers’ Dance, Blessington
From the beginning of time, bodies knew how to dance and they
danced in order to commune with their souls.
The first Chakra, the Base Chakra keeps us ‘real’ in the world and content when it is attended to. If we are unbalanced in this chakra it can mean that we are not connected to our everyday life and the people in it. In this workshop we will drop into a space where we work together through meditation, stillness and movement in order to stop excessive thinking and worrying and come into the present moment and connect with what is really happening around us.
The movements in the Base Chakra help you come out of your head and habitual circular thinking and down into your body. We will explore what it means to ground in the dance and in our lives. What is your connection with nature and seasons? What is your relationship with money and security? Have you a good sense of rhythm? What are your Tribal and family influences that support you today and which ones may not?
If you feel anxious, caught up in your thoughts or spacing out of your body, then this is the workshop for you. The focus of this workshop is to help you to feel safer and more at home in your own body and this in turn allows a real connection not only to our physical bodies but to the people in our lives too.
Without a healthy Base Chakra we are ungrounded and even though we may have great dreams and plans, we may not be able to realise them or we may find that we have to run too fast to keep up with our heads.
Isn’t it time you found peace and comfort in your own skin and reach into your inner joy so that you have an inner strength to create a great life for yourself easily. To lay down roots which are healthy, grounded and keep you well supported in your life.
This is a Dancing The Rainbow Workshop and it is a unique therapeutic healing workshop which is held in a beautiful sensuous and peaceful setting. We always start with stillness and end with stillness. This ensures that we remain grounded throughout this work.
We work with the seven colours of the rainbow. Each colour is related to a particular chakra (energy centre).
Using music from around the world we explore the different areas in the body relating to the chakra system. Working with colour and movement helps to free up any blockages in the chakra system. Once we have become aware of where and how we are blocked we can work to release these blockages and become happier and more creative in so many ways. Our lives become more interesting and fulfilled.
We create a safe and luxurious space where people can express who they truly are. Allowing them to express their hopes and desires.
Nollaig na mBan Womens’ Retreat Day – Embracing our Maternal Energy
Sat. Jan. 6th 10am – 5pm
Womens’ Little Christmas is the last of the 12 days, the traditional marker for the end of Christmas, and it was used to celebrate all great things for which we have women to thank.
Women would gather together before a blazing fire in the parlour and men would be banned from the room. Discussions would be had that were impossible with males present, about lost babies, lost loves, broken hearts and other secret things. Irelands dedication to this day to women is unique and mysterious. Many believe that Nollaig na mBan is a remnant of an ancient pagan religious festival, which had a mother goddess at its core. This day continues unchanged, a memory and celebration of the unique power of the earth goddess and of women.
This day retreat provides a sacred space amongst like minded women to nurture our essential selves and to connect deeper to our sense of personal integrity as a woman today.
We will be looking at such things as:
- the power of mindfulness and being present
- having profound self trust
- Impeccable boundaries
- access to our strengths and uniqueness as women
- celebrating the divine feminine within each of us
As women we have access to an infinite collective maternal energy that encompasses kindness, fierceness, compassion, and wisdom and it is that which gives us the ability to mother ourselves and here lies the role which self care has in todays world.
A day of stillness and deep reflection at the beginning of the year. We are invited to slow down, in a time when it is so easy to be pulled into the busyness of Christmas just gone. Let’s strip away all activity and stop. Journeying inwards, the winter chills recede as we face the the inner glow of our own wisdom.
According to Elisabeth Gilbert each woman has the ability to be like the Alpha Mare ….
‘ is relaxed and at peace, who walks in the world with her guard down, her eyes filled with curiosity, and her soul filled with simple wonder.’
This is a day of knowing, a day in which we see the reliability of nature as we see the light returning. We look at how, like the bud, we can rely on ourselves to store what is good, contain that goodness and know when to bloom and flower in the warmth of our own abundance.
Blissful Autumn – Embracing Change October
The focus for this workshop is embracing the change that is inevitable in Autumn. We will be taking a look at our resistance to change and transform it into the joy of wrapping up and kicking our way through the golden leaves underfoot. As the fruit matures perhaps we have patterns and behaviours to let go of and also take stock of what serves us well in our lives.
Stillness and Winter Protection – December
This is a day of stillness and deep reflection in the darkest time of the year. We are invited to slow down, in a time when it is so easy to be pulled into the busyness of Christmas looming. Let’s strip away all activity and stop. Journeying inwards, the winter chills recede as we face the the inner glow of our own wisdom.
New Beginnings – A Powerful Spring Clean – March
With increasing light we feel the stir within, we’ve made it through the winter and the pure white Snowdrops signals hope for new things to happen. Our focus today is creating the space for newness, decluttering the mind and clearing out. Just as the brightening sun shows up the windows that need cleaning, we feel a quickening within towards all that is rejeuvenated and made new.
These days are specially designed for people who are in need of a day which brings you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Immerse yourself in a beautifully tranquil and peaceful experience as we combine Stillness and Mindfulness with Creativity, Conscious Movement and plenty of fun and laughter in a truly heartfelt and nourishing day at The Healers’ Dance, Blessington in West Wicklow. 10am – 5pm/ Snacks and Lunch provided/ 65 euro