Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, write and multi-instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European music, and folklore. With the voice of a lark, she dances nimbly between Child Ballads and 17th Ccntury Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs from Scotland, and old Bulgarian mountain wails.
As this year draws to a close, many people’s thoughts are turning towards warmer days ahead … and if you’re looking for a getaway with a difference in 2019, we have a great suggestion for you. Learn all about the magic of the Earthsong camps in this beautiful article by Ruth Pinson, which appears in our Winter 2018/19 issue.
‘Tis the season to be jolly … and we’re getting into the spirit here at Positive Life Magazine with this roundup of amazing events, products, services and news to celebrate during this festive month of December! Read on, enjoy, and most importantly, have a very merry Christmas.
If you are looking for a fun event to attend, complete with glamour and thrills, look no further than the Film Fatale Masquerade ball being organised by La Fête, The Producers and Film Fatale. It takes place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday May 12th, and continues until 2.00 a.m.
This extravaganza has a strict dress code: face-masks must be worn until midnight, together with your fanciest or wildest attire. Masquerade is for the vintage queens, the retro kings, the pop princes, the counts and courtesans, the disco divas, the new romantics, the bold and beautiful, the fantasists and the other-worldly. For one night only, you can be whoever you want.
Music will be provided by DJ Alice Apparently, DJ Mimi Rouge, Swing it Back, Tin Pan Alley Cats Rock and Soul Set with Brian Gilligan and the Film Fatale Orchestra. The event will be hosted by Prince Pompadour, with performances by the Fatale Follies Dance Troupe, Fatale Dollies, Bella Agogo, Azaria Starfire, Bonnie Boux, Bella Curve, Foxy P Cox and Bugsy Divine. While you’re there, don’t miss gambling with Lord Spiffington, Karaoke with the Queen of Pop Marie Antoinette and the Versaile Vixen Art Class.
The Film Fatale Masquerade ball takes place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, at 8.00 p.m. on Saturday May 12th, and continues until 2.00 a.m. Click here to learn more.
Looking to discover an amazing new talent tonight? Check out this gig at 8.00 p.m. in Whelan’s, Dublin, from an up-and-coming musician named Bryde whose sound has been described as a “swirling wave of tidal resonance that confidently sits between Scout Niblett and Sharon Van Etten” by leading critics. Tickets are available via Song Kick. Read on to learn more!
The Welsh-born and London-based Bryde finds intense internal poetry in everyday adversity. While concentrating thematically on life and human interaction, her songwriting persona wears her bruised yet resolute heart on her sleeve. Her music explores themes of independence, liberation, and relationships.
On her most recent song, To Be Brave, Bryde’s voice carries us beyond the imprecision of words into feelings we all know, but can’t fully delineate. As she says: “To Be Brave was written as kind of a soft squeeze of the hand to many friends who have, like me, been through many a dark period and put on a brave face and just got on with it. It’s a comment about how we all live out certain episodes of our lives in such a public setting these days that I feel we almost edit them to appear flawless, nothing but smiles.”
To Be Brave is a shock to the system of preconceived notions about the style of artist Bryde is. She’s rock and roll for sure, but also protean and poetic: a rocker in the vein of Patti Smith.
So far, industry support for Bryde has come from Nylon, DIY, TLOBF, the
Her new release, Like An Island, has just come out on Bryde’s own label Seahorse Music today – on the 13th of April – and is now available to order. In support of the release, Bryde will set off on her biggest UK and Irish tour so far during April and May. Tonight, she is visiting Whelan’s, Dublin, for what is sure to be an incredible gig.
Snatam Kaur’s beautiful devotional music has been widely praised by spiritual seekers all over the world. You can learn more about her by visiting her website, snatamkaur.com. In this review of one of Snatam’s spellbinding concerts in Lisbon, Tatiana Kovalenko says it was “an empowering and enlightening experience” that helped her to grow in love and connect more fully with God.
by Tatiana Kovalenko
If you want to be reminded of the love, joy and happiness that you are – to feel the wonder of being connected with others – go to Snatam Kaur’s concert this year. Snatam is touring around Europe performing songs from her new album, Beloved, as well as her old most popular spiritual “hits”, bringing us back to our essential Self and the Beloved within each of us.
It was not really a concert in a traditional sense, but an empowering and enlightening experience. Snatam has been learning and singing kirtans since her childhood in the Sikh temples in India. With the very first song, she beautifully guided everyone to open their hearts in singing. The high frequencies of the sound of mantras provide the space for God to manifest. When you are chanting God’s name and affirming your will to connect with Him, your relationship with God will be established and He will begin to show Himself.
My favourite mantra from the new album was the one invoking Narayana, who lives in the realm of the unknown, where the miracles arise. This is a place we usually have difficulties relating to in our ordinary life. By repeating this mantra, we recognise and learn to be comfortable with the unknown.
As the evening progressed, Snatam very lightly introduced us to a simple breathing exercise from the Kundalini tradition. Once the energies had been stirred up, we were ready to enjoy spontaneous movements coming from our bodies and sincere chants flowing from our hearts – we were “one nation, one heart and one love”. This taught us that we all need to dissolve ourselves in love towards the Beloved and love towards each other for the manifestation of God in our lives to be fully established.
To learn more about Snatam Kaur’s music and to view upcoming concert dates, go to her website, snatamkaur.com.
Positive Vibes Joyous January: Positive Nights events, Vitality Retreats, Amazing conferences & more!
Joyous January! Happy beginning of 2018! The start of the year always gives us a wonderful sense of hope. We feel we can leave behind all that we no longer need and start fresh, like a newborn! This year belong to all of us and is up to you to make it twelve wonderful months. We encourage you to embrace a more experienced you and carry it through out the months and years to come. We, as always, want to bring you our lovely suggestions and recommendations to make your year a better one! Our Vibes are filled with beautiful events, products and more for your mind, body & spirit! Our Positive Life Winter edition is still out! Do not miss it by subscribing for yourself or as an original gift. Sign up here to get a chilled copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.x
Positive Nights: Heal Screening!
Positive Nights presents: Heal, You have the power to heal yourself!
Date: Thursday, January 25th
Location: Cinema Room, Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin.
Featuring Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani, Anthony William and more.
Director Kelly Noonan Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.
A Spiritual Turn On!
Turn On Ireland Brings us Orgasmic Mediation (OM). This is a great consciousness practice you do with another person. The OM practice combines the power and attention of meditation with the deeply human, deeply felt, and connected experience of Orgasm.
Reach out to Rachel Regan of Turn On Ireland on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtue Brush: Time to rethink your toothbrush? Small steps pave the way to sustainability where “everything counts in large amounts.” Think VirtueBrush; a plastic-free, bamboo-handled, charcoal-bristled toothbrush with a conscience – this Dublin-based company plants one tree for every VirtueBrush sold.
They now offer a 20% discount with code “PositiveLife”
visit virtuebrush.com for more!
Open Minds Conference
Open Minds Conference an incredible conference revealing our true world! Three Days of Truth, Knowledge & Awareness. They aim to Provide a plataform for open minded people to connect; provide conscious knowledge and awareness & uplift people and provide solutions.
Dates: 2nd-4th March 2018
Vitality Retreat for the Body & Soul!
Laura Dowdall of Healing Yoga is hosting a wonderful 3-day retreat & invites you to unwind in the serene settings of Lisnavagh House and Gardens on the Wicklow/ Carlow border.
Dates: 2-4th February 2018
Through the body, we will experience space, stillness, e-motion, sensation, vibration and bliss. In this retreat you will have time to be by yourself, surrounded by serenity and your own room where you can relax.
There are still places open. Visit here to learn more and reserve your place.
Become a Wellness Coach!
The Wellness Coach Institute Brings us a revolutionary Online course with the purpose to help practitioners and all those interested in learning and developing coaching skill abilities based on holistic theories and new sciences. The institute is committed to bringing new knowledge and understanding of the connections between the new science and a holistic vision of how to optimize health, wellness and balance through educational classes all over the world.
To sign up visit awellnessrevolution.net
Our friends from the Positive Living Network have a competition for our readers: We have two tickets to give away for Sonia’s workshop on Saturday, November 11th in Dublin. Just follow us on Facebook or Twitter, share this post and tag us to let us know!
By Aisling Cronin
What are you hoping to explore during your workshop in Ireland? The theme of my talk is ‘Ask Your Guides’, which I think is very relevant to our world today. Our biggest problem right now is that people feel isolated and unsupported, and this brings about a lot of fear. So if we have a direct experience of support and guidance, so much creativity, healing and love can come from that. We need to know that we are supported and loved, and we need to know how to access that. So I am very excited to come over and teach people how to feel that sense of support and guidance in their lives.
What is your number one piece of advice for those who are hoping to become more attuned to their intuition? My number one piece of advice is to get out of your head and be open to the reality that your heart is far more intelligent and far more capable of guiding you. There is a place for our logic and our intellect, and we do need them. However, that place is not to fight with or destroy our spirit. We must use our hearts as our guiding compass in life.
You have written a wide variety of books throughout your career. Which of them stands out to you as being particularly significant? One of my earliest books was called Ask Your Guides, and I think of it as the ‘manual’ for how to connect with spirit guides. Another book that stands out for me is Tune In: Follow Your Intuition to Fulfilment and Flow, which is extremely relevant today, as so many people are experiencing incongruence between what their heart truly wants, and what they actually experience in their daily lives. Tune In helps you to move away from what isn’t working and reconnect to your spirit, so things can begin to flow and work for you.
Over the course of your years as a spiritual teacher, what do you feel has changed or deepened in your practice, and what has stayed the same? What has stayed the same is my conviction that our hearts are brilliant, our intuition is indispensable, and we have to trust and follow our hearts and intuition if we are going to lead lives of deep satisfaction and integrity. What has changed is my increased capacity for deep compassion, patience and love. My experiences have helped me to grow into a more loving human being. That is what I have always aspired to be, and I think, to some degree, I can see that happening in my life. I am so grateful for that.
‘Ask Your Guides’ will take place at the CityNorth Hotel, 15 minutes north of Dublin Airport, on Saturday 11th November 2017.
For additional information and booking, go to: positivelivingnetwork.com
Sweet September! Autumn is near, the nights are getting longer and the air feels chilly. We begin to feel coziness in the atmosphere and we dream of sweet nights in by the fire! This month we bring you our wonderful Positive Vibes and want to remind you of our 3 wonderful competitions for: Dr. Joe Dispenza, Deva Premal & Eckhart Tolle as well as wonderful activities, and lovely recommendations for your mind, body & spirit! Our Autumn edition of Positive life Magazine is now out and this one is filled with inspiring interviews and news, and a profile piece on Sir Richard Branson, Beautiful lessons on Vipassana from Alison Canavan, a tasty and cosy Autumn recipe from Cornucopia and much more! Sign up here to get a chilled copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.x
Mind, Body & Spirit at the Wellbeing Festival
Mind Body & Spirit: The Wellbeing Festival
Date: 28-30 October 2017
Location: Waterford, Ireland
Nurture your Mind, Body and Spirit at The Wellbeing Festival. Check and experience a large selection of stands to inspire and educate. The Festival provides something for everyone in the holistic arena, including an interactive area for children. Experience an exciting range of free talks, dedicated spaces for both Yoga and Meditation and a Live Stage in the exhibition area. Expand your knowledge with what’s sure to be a great selection of mini-workshops over three days.
Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin
Date: September 24-25, 2017
Dublin Vegfest promises to be the largest vegan food and drink event in Ireland and whatever your food preference is they got us covered with healthy whole foods, plant milks, cheeses, meats, fusion cuisine, juices, super foods, raw, gluten free, energy bars, cuisines from Asia, The Middle East, Europe, North America and Latin America and so much more!!!
Spirit of Folk 2017
We are giving away two tickets for this wonderful Festival! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
The event is alcohol free to ease your connection with nature!
Location: Dunderry Park, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: 9th – 10th September
Spirit of Folk presents the Dunderry Park Festival 20th Anniversary: The Gathering 2017. This celebration will feature some SOFF favourites with a specially curated SOFF stage and storytelling in the cairn, along with a whole host of inspiring speakers and workshops. We have been before and we love the vibe, we also hosted MARTIN DUFFY at one of our recent Positive nights and he is the biz.
Alison Canavan: 360 Series
Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2017
Location: Radisson Blu – Golden Lane, Dublin
Time: 11:ooam – 7:00pm
Award winning author of wellness book “Minding Mum” and health and wellness coach, Alison Canavan will host the first in a series of events – The Full 360 Series. The first show of its kind in Ireland, The Full 360 Series is a day where the sole focus will be on complete holistic self-care centering on health, skincare (for men and women) and wellness from the inside out and the outside in.
Visit becomplete.ie for more info and tickets!
Lomi Lomi Massage in Beautiful West Cork!
Eva offers Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui, along with other healing therapies, previously in Dublin city centre. Her journey with Lomi has brought many gifts but ultimately brought her a profound shift in her awareness and continues to transform her life daily. She is passionate about sharing this amazing practice with as many people as possible and thats why she is now in WEST CORK.If you live there, or on a holiday give her a buzz for an experience you will never forget.
For Bookings & more info visit evalennox.com
Ireland Awakens Conference
Date: 15-17 September 2017
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin
This Conference will provide a platform for amazing international speakers like Kerry Cassidy from Project Camelot and Miles Johnston from the Bases Project to bring their knowledge to the public. EXPECT topics like UFO sightings in Ireland, Sacred Ancient Sites of Ireland, Life After Death, and much more. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded people from all over Ireland and share experiences.
Learn the Secrets of Meditation
Date: September 12th, 2017
Location: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
7:00pm – 9:30pm
For thousands of years people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding the reader on an epic journey into your own consciousness.
Awesome August! We are definitely enjoying a good summer, and the last month of this lively season is going out with a bang! There’s plenty of events and activities to do in Dublin city and all over this beautiful island and we are all taking advantage of the fair weather. To pair up with the buzz we are bringing you some beautiful news including events, three amazing competitions, Positive Nights news, as well as retreats event recommendations & more! Our fabulous Summer magazine edition is still out! Sign up here to get a hot copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.
Leopard Warrior at Positive Nights!
Positive Nights is on a short summer break! We will return on the 24th of August with a lovely surprise.
HERES a heads up on one of our upcoming events…from our AUTUMN SCHEDULE:
Date: August 31st, 2017
Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2
A very interesting evening. John lockey is the Author of the upcoming book Leopard Warrior, he is a fully initiated sangoma (healer & shaman) in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. His remarkable journey through the constrains of Apartheid is a testament to the human spirit, and to the power of frogiveness and reconciliation.
Thrive: Wellness @ Groove Festival!
Groove Summer Festival presents Thrive, the Festival’s all new health, fitness and wellness quarter, which offers festival goers the chance to relax, rejuvenate and re-energise the mind, body and soul through a jam-packed programme of over 35 free movement classes, wellness workshops and inspirational talks.
Remember that we are also giving away two tickets for two winners each for this fantastic festival! Simply follow Positive Life on Facebook or Twitter, share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Spirit of Folk 2017
A Beautiful Spiritual Gathering
The event is alcohol free to ease your connection with nature!
Location: Dunderry Park, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: 9th – 10th September
Spirit of Folk presents the Dunderry Park Festival 20th Anniversary: The Gathering 2017. This celebration will feature some SOFF favourites with a specially curated SOFF stage and storytelling in the cairn, along with a whole host of inspiring speakers and workshops. WE have been before and we love the vibe, we also hosted MARTIN DUFFY at one of our recent Positive nights and he is the biz.
Sir Richard Branson @ Pendulum Summit 2018!
Date: January 10th – 11th, 2018
The Pendulum summit is returning to Ireland! This is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit taking place on January 10th – 11th 2018 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Among the confirmed speakers are Top Sport Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella and NY Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff. Headlining the event will be Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Adventurer Sir Richard Branson. Our Autumn 2017 Positive Life issue will feature Sir Branson and his sacred approach to business, so stay tuned!
Visit Pendulumsummit.com for more info!
The Beautiful melody of Deva Premal & Miten
Remember we are giving away two tickets for this beautiful Concert! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Deva Premal & Miten concert
Date: September 22nd, 2017
Location: RDS, Dublin
Celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten bring their Temple at Midnight Tour to Ireland. Accompanied by Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, with Canadian Joby Baker on bass and Danish percussionist Rishi, their unique, spiritually inspired evenings of mantra, song, and chant are treasured by audiences around the planet.
Experience the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
RDS centre, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
Globally renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle will be in Dublin for this special event. His profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfilment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution.
Dr. Joe Dispenza in Dublin!
Remember we have two tickets to give away for Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop weekend event in Dublin from September 29th – October 1st, 2017. Just follow us on Facebook or Twitter, share this post and tag us to let us know!
Date: September 29- October 1st
Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop returns to Dublin in 2017 presenting a unique three day workshop where Joe will lead you through the language of science to reveal the latest research and findings of how to step into a new personal reality!
You can get tickets and learn more here!