Sunday, June 08, 2008

Meditation, health and yoga in Temple Bar

If you're not stripping off for Spencer or at the Barcamp in Belfast on Saturday June 21, this could be a good option for you.

There's a health and yoga day in the Cultivate Centre in Dublin's Temple Bar from 9am to 6pm. Tickets are €20.

Martin and the team have arranged a complete introduction to many disciplines of healthy living for those attending. Many of the organisations promoting wellness in the country are taking part.

Having attended the recent Art of Living course there, I can highly recommend the venue, people and classes. I learned many important and practical lessons to help me day to day.

On the 21, you'll be able to:

  • learn more with yoga, aikido, meditation and tai chi classes,
  • find out about therapies such as reiki, reflexology, acupuncture and massage,
  • listen to talks on homeopathy, astrology and more,
  • participate in workshops such as the Alexander technique and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
For anyone into healthy living or who wants to find out more, this could be the perfect opportunity.

All introductions and classes take place in Cultivate and the adjoining Aspect Language School (where meditation, yoga classes and many of the treatments will be held in quiet, private rooms).

There's almost too many to blog about, so I'll direct you now to the Cultivate website. Otherwise, read on for some of the events I'd like to attend and learn more about:

10.00 - 10.50 | Tai Chi with Mark from Lotus Yoga

10.00 - 10.55 | Acupuncture with Mary O'Keeffe and Joanne McGrath from Oscailt - 'Promoting the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself'
  • The benefits and most commonly treated conditions - pain relief, stress, PMS, insomnia, sinusitis, digestive disorders, addictions etc
  • Is acupuncture for you and how it works?
  • How it can be combined with western medicine e.g. infertility, IVF, depression
11.00 - 11.55 | Introduction to Psychological Astrology with Margaret Gray from Oscailt
  • Become aware of the beliefs that you have used to create all your relationships and understand more clearly what might be in the way of creating fulfilling partnerships
  • Transform beliefs and clear unresolved patterns to open new channels for creative communication and intimacy
  • Unlock the limitation of self expression, which can result in true and lasting transformation
11.00 - 12.15 | Aikido with the Irish Aikido Federation

12.00 - 13.00 | Homeopathy, interconnectedness and independence - Irish School of Homeopathy
  • A lecture on the sustainable use of homeopathy and how you can take control of your health
14.00 - 14.30 | Programmes for Well Being and Deepak Chopra's 'Seduction of Spirit' retreat with Mary Callaghan - Inner Bliss

14.00 - 15.15 | The Inner Journey: Meditation and Self-Discovery with Shane Magee from Lotus Yoga

14.30 - 15.10 | Living Foods bringing vitality through food with Natasha Czopor - Natasha's Living Food

14.30 - 16.00 | Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with Dr. Anthony Sharkey
  • It takes just a few minutes to learn the basics of EFT, with it you can immediately start to remove the blocks to the emotional and physical vibrant health you have always intuited possible for you.
15.15 - 16.30 | Vinyasa Flow Yoga - The Elbowroom

15.15 - 15.55 | Embracing the World: Amma's life, work and teachings - Amma Ireland

16.10 - 17.00 | Acupuncture and Tuina (Chinese deep tissue massage) talk and demonstration with Maria Maher - Oscailt

16.35 - 17.15 | Kundalini Yoga - Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association

17.00 - 18.00 | Alexander Technique: Posture - The Gravity of the Situation with Fiona Cranwell

  • Fiona will be conducting a workshop where you will learn about how we use our posture in everyday life. Are we working with gravity? Or are we letting it pull us out of shape?

    This hour will explore simple truths about the human body and how we use it. There will be a helpful tips in how to move. Your questions about posture will be answered.

17.05 - 18.00 | Reiki - How Does it Work? Demonstration and Q&A with Kelley Bermingham - Reiki Federation Ireland

17.10 - 18.00 | A Life of Joy: Practical Understand of the Law of Attraction with Maya Ben-Harosh

There are also private therapies including massage | reiki | shiatsu | Indian head massage | reflexology | Thai massage | acupuncture and spiritual healing.

Govindas will be supplying the food on the day. All in all, it's a day that's sure to give you something to think about and maybe even help change your life, even a little.

For €20 that's not a bad way to spend the summer solstice! You can buy tickets here or call Dublin 01 674 5773 or 01 674 6396.


  1. any sort of thing that's meant to relax always makes me extremely tense cos I get annoyed that it isn't relaxing me enough.

  2. Ill be stripping off for Spencer, provided I have the balls to go through with it.

  3. @B - I think you'll find that the older you become the worse that will get, believe me. Deep breaths sir, deep breaths. Posture's also important too apparently.

    @dardardrinks - hello there sir and welcome. I think there's a lot of people in the same boat as yourself - my solution, go out drinking the night before, stay out and so you'll neither feel the cold nor the shame.

    Dunno if that's a good plan but it's a plan all the same!

  4. so by the time I'm 40 Brian Eno albums will give me panic attacks?

  5. @B - 40? They should be doing that for you now!! ;-)

  6. Dont think I'll be going out drinking the night before hand. Nobody wants to be out there in the cold needing to go for a pee.

  7. [STRIKE]But sure you're right beside the Liffey...[/STRIKE]

    Erm, yes, you have a good point there sir. Indeed. I may not drink either.

    (Depends on the company!)