Adult Workshops 2017

Liz Gleeson

Human beings are born to move. With movement, we thrive - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Open Floor is a lively meditation practice that builds muscular and emotional intelligence. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths and everything in between. There are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong.
Dave Rock

Raw Genius is a high energy, free-flowing blur of self-expression, emotional release, and creative personal empowerment. Dancing over and across the ambiguous lines between performance, ritual, and release, Raw Genius creates a space in which anything and everything can be expressed in an atmosphere of complete support and excitement. Using the power of all of our bodies and voices, we create a place where the whole carousel of emotions becomes a palette to play and create with.
Bella Hancock

Rio Feminina: Bringing awareness to the link and flow of energy between the Heart and the womb through Breath, movement, dance and Yoga, we can increase our passion for life, our innate sensuality, our creative juiciness.. In this workshop we will dance this Feminine river, and our deep sacred feminine, supported by archetypal imagery, healing practice of Yoga and tantra , sharing and love. (women only)

Gypsy Duende: 'Duende' is the poetic magic that one feels when the artist
John Bowker

Drawing on a rich resource of music and song from central African rainforests John leads the group into a deep and sacred space. Learn some extraordinary harmonies weaved with teachings of the earth. John's friendly teaching style encourages everyone to participate, creating a safe space for all, even those of us who feel we 'cant sing'.
Tony Wrench and Faith

Circle Dancing draws from an ancient tradition. We dance simple dances from many folk cultures, including Greek, Romanian, Armenian, French and Russian. Some dances are energetic, some gentle. We teach each dance before dancing it. The chief aim is enjoyment, rather than technique, and the experience of moving together as a circle. The music will be live.
Paul Finch

Community artist Paul Finch will run mask and hat making workshops. Using simple materials some recycled you will make colourful and dynamic masks and hats for any occasion.
Donal Gannon

We may notice that our interactions with others often don't turn out the way we want. Instead of clarity and connection we find all kinds of uncomfortable feelings and even conflict. Compassionate / Non-Violent Communication offers skills, practical tools and insights to show us an alternative; to deepen, enrich and transform our relationships, whether with loved ones, colleagues or ourself. The workshops provide an experiential and interactive exploration of how we communicate.
Fatima Lucia

Flamenco is an artistic highly expressive dance form from Andalusia that carries the roots of the different cultures that lived there for many centuries: Gypsy, Christian, Muslim and Jewish. Flamenco contains many elements: foot and body percussion, clapping, and movements of the whole body from a place of grounded centredness and full body awareness. It allows our bodies to become a means of expression for all of our different emotions, strengthens the body & calms the mind.
Sinead Harte

Sinead is an Irish Women, involved in facilitating workshops and creating community rhythmical events throughout Ireland for the past 10 years. She has trained with a number of inspiring teachers John Bowker. Chloe Goodchild,Lani O'Hanlon, Arthur Hull- VMC Facilitation,. graduating as a Mentor in 2015 & is the Irish VMC coordinator..Heather Kamala Wong(USA)- Kido Kids Yoga. Sinead has worked with groups in various community programmes therapeutically since 1999.
Robert Green

In experiential Astrology we will endeavor to enter sacred space and use drama, meditation and games to explore the ancient art of Astrology, creating and experiencing Astrology in action, where we can receive insights, healings, direction and clarity. Robert has been passionate about Astrology for 28 years and has always felt that there is a need for people to experience Astrology in a very real way without all the dry intellectualism. The workshops are very much his own style.
Chrys Blanchard

Chrys also creates Gong baths and Soundscapes where you can immerse yourself in deep sound relaxation.
John Bowker

Earthsong is famous for its large drumming sessions, up to 200 people gather for the evening drum in the Big Top. Using Djembes, Bougaraboos, Sabars, Dun Duns, bells, shakers and our voices we put together powerful polyrhythms from Africa. We chant and dance and create a truly wonderful tribal sound. Also weaving intention and magic into the rhythm the effect can be exhilarating and life affirming.
Roisin Ni Gharbhaith

Ceili dances, or true ceili dances (fíor céili) are the traditional form of folk dancing in Ireland.
Angie Pinson

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together, at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. D.U.P is part of this timeless tradition of Sacred Dance. The Dances use simple music, lyrics, and movements to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is welcomed to join in.
Anet Moore

A gentle, precise and graceful approach to movement and expression. This method addresses how we learn through movement giving us a direct experience of our own learning process.

Anet Moore is a qualified practitioner in the Feldenkrais method of Awareness through Movement. "a gifted and experienced facilitator"
Anet Moore, Keran Simmonds & Rachel Parry

Listening from the Heart is a peer-to-peer approach to counseling. At these workshops you will be practicing simple effective listening skills and receiving loving and respectful attention.
Listened to each other with delight and acceptance and sharing our lovable, intelligent, playful humanness allows distressing feelings and thoughts we have about ourselves to fall away in tears and laughter.
Brian Mc Ginley

"Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play" - Heraclitus.
Playing together in a safe and open space gives us permission to reunite with our inner child, one of careless enjoyment and free spirit. Games of all shapes and sizes gathered from around the world specially to help grown ups grow down.
OPEN DANCE (Little Dance)
Adrienne Brown

Little Dance is based on practices of contemporary dance techniques and improvisation, will work towards bodily integration by encompassing gentle stretch, strength and co-ordination exercises, and simple improvisations; addressing each person to their own body towards confidence and power. The aim would be to allow participants, through simple but fun movement games, to start to move freely, and to interact with each other.
Joan Davis

We work with the different body systems and discove how to move and express from them. The bones, joints, organs, muscles and fluids all have a mind of their own and love to have the freedom to express that mind in its own unique way. This leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.The practice invites us to experience our bodies from within.
Jenny Fahy

Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms -Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® - are states of Being, that we explore through this powerful and dynamic movement meditation practice. Sometimes you will dance alone, sometimes in partnership and overtimes as a tribe. Jenny has been dancing since 2000 and is a certified teacher, holding Waves classes and workshops since 2007. She holds a warm and fluid workshop space, where the dancers are free to explore their own movement within the wave map
OPEN DANCE (Big Dance)
Adrienne Brown

Big Dance will be an open evening of personal dance, based on principles that allow people to access movement that is instinctive and authentic in its relationship to the body. It will take the form of a guided movement journey on a theme such as nature/the elements, chakras, or some other transformational material. The purpose would be to allow people to enter a deeper physical/emotional/spiritual connection with themselves through the body.
Chrys Blanchard

Chrys is a freelance, composer, choir leader and percussionist, whose professional work calls upon the great diversity of skills she has acquired after more than 30 years in the performing arts. She creates and directs projects, training and workshops for education, theatre and community.

Chrys has a passion for sound and for rhythm with a particular interest in sound healing, and the effects of sound and music in our lives. This makes for some interesting voice work.
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