Dazzling December: Hello, Positive Lifers! We’re excited to bring you this lovely roundup of holistic news, products and events for the month of December. Our Winter 2019/20 issue has hit the shelves, featuring oodles of inspiring content from our regular contributors, as well as an in-depth look at yoga therapy, an exclusive interview with spiritual pioneer Jac O’ Keeffe and an amazing conversation with Shaman Durek. Our main feature is a tribute to the legendary spiritual teacher Ram Dass, celebrating his life’s work – just in time for the release of his new documentary ‘Becoming Nobody’! Read on to learn about the special event we have planned to mark the occasion…
One of our favourite sections of the magazine is our Positive Vibes section, which features some of the products, events, and foodie treats we’re loving this season! Check out our Autumn Vibes article below, as featured in our Autumn 2019 issue. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the magazine yet, check your local stockist here, or subscribe here to get it delivered right to your door.
We love the Positive Vibes section of our magazine, where we get to take a look at some of the best holistic products, events and pick-me-ups out there. This edition of Vibes is featured in our Summer 2019 issue – to read the full magazine, click here to find your nearest stockist or subscribe to have a copy delivered direct to your door.
Jolly June: Hello, Positive Lifers! Enjoy this collection of fabulous events, products and holistic news we have put together for you.
We are very excited to unveil our Summer 2019 issue, which hits the shelves this week. It features an exclusive interview with renowned Indian mystic Sadhguru, who told us all about his Inner Engineering programme for peace and self-realisation. We also got to chat with Ruby Wax about her latest book, ‘How to be Human’, for which she collaborated with a neuroscientist and a Buddhist monk. The book is aimed at helping you to ‘upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone!’ Other highlights include an interview with Judy Satori – Language of Light pioneer – delicious recipes from The Happy Pear twins, an in-depth look at how microbes can heal, and oodles of inspiring content from our regular contributors.
Loads of love, from all the team.
Krishna Das Visits Dublin: 15th and 16th
We are thrilled to announce that the renowned Kirtan singer and teacher Krishna Das will be joining us for two very special events this month. The first event we are offering with Krishna Das is a Peace Of My Heart Kirtan. It will run from 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. on Saturday June 15th. The second event is a Peace Of My Heart Kirtan Workshop which will run from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. on Sunday June 16th. Both events are taking place in the Griffith Conference Centre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Please bring a cushion or mat to sit on if you would like to sit on the floor instead of the chairs. Click here for all the details.
Positive Nights Presents: An Evening With Venant Wong
This July, we are excited to invite Kundalini transmission expert Venant Wong back to Positive Nights on Wednesday July 3rd, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Venant Wong is a transmission vehicle, and the founder of KAP (Kundalini Activation Process). His work involves transmitting the raw life force of kundalini and his most native state of non-dual awareness. Click here to learn more and book your tickets.
The Celtic Woodland Yoga Festival: A Haven of Peace
If you want to take your yoga practice to the next level, check out the Celtic Woodland Yoga Festival, taking place from July 19th to the 22nd in the Boyne River Valley, Co. Meath. This Festival is a heartfelt offering from some of the most dedicated people in the international yoga community: authentic yogis who have been quietly working away, transforming their shadows and undoing their programming, to bring themselves into alignment with the rhythms of nature and the Source of Light.
Solstice – A Rewilding Adventure
Kathy Scott of holistic hub The Trailblazery describes their upcoming Solstice gathering as ‘a holistic retreat in the wilderness and an uncivilised summer school designed to re-kindle our connection to our untamed nature.’ Participants will be guided through sacred practices with leading Irish wisdom keepers. This gathering takes place on Saturday June 22ndon a beautiful estate overlooking Howth Head, Dublin Bay and Dublin City.
Experience Deep Spiritual Enrichment in Tallaght
Looking for a deep retreat experience? Check out this five-day residential retreat experience in Tallaght, being offered by Swami Sharanananda Reverend Korko Moses, SJ. He is a Jesuit priest living in India, who teaches contemplative practices of meditation and yoga, and founded Dhyanavanam, an ashram inspired by Christian and Eastern spiritual traditions. It takes place in the Dominican Retreat Centre Tallaght from June 18th to 23rd. For booking details or more information, email email@example.com or just click here.
Workshop With Yoga Pioneer Gary Kraftsow: June 14 – 16
Unity Yoga school, located in Spiller’s Lane, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, is pleased to be hosting world-renowned yoga therapist Gary Kraftsow for a special workshop from Friday June 14th to Sunday June 16th. Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for more than 40 years. He is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute. Click here to read all about the weekend workshop. To book your place or learn more, contact Jeff Gonet by email:firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 086-301-4428.
Magnificent March: Hello, Positive Lifers! Enjoy this collection of fabulous events, products and holistic news we have put together for you this month.
Fabulous February: Hello, Positive Lifers! As spring begins to dawn on the horizon, it’s that time of the month again: time to sit back and enjoy this collection of inspirational events, products and holistic news we have put together for you.
It’s time for our Winter Vibes roundup! This selection of amazing holistic products, services, events and news appeared in our Winter 2018/19 issue. If you haven’t yet seen the magazine, click here to find your nearest stockist, or here to subscribe and receive a copy direct to your door.
October is upon us and autumn is unfurling at a rapid pace. In this edition of our ever-popular Vibes newsletter, we are pleased to share the details of some amazing events and products on the holistic scene. Grab a nice warming cup of tea and check them out below!
The Joys of October: Temperatures are dipping, leaves are falling, cosy fires are being lit, and Hallowe’en is just around the corner – yes, it is that time of year again. First things first: our cover star Marianne Williamson is coming to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, on Wednesday October 10th, for a special talk being run by the lovely folks over at seminars.ie. Tickets for the much-anticipated event are sold out, but we are giving away a free ticket on our Facebook page – just click here to access our pinned post, which contains all of the competition details. Simply like the post, comment with your favourite Marianne Williamson quote, and you’re in! The winner will be announced on Monday October 8th.
If you haven’t had a chance to read our Autumn 2018 issue, fear not: you can pick up your copy in one of our stockists throughout the country, or subscribe here to get the magazine delivered right to your door.
The Conscious Concert: a Unique Experience of Joy and Connection
For a night out with a difference, check out the Conscious Concert taking place from 1.00 to 10.00 p.m. on Sunday November the 11th in Griffith College, Dublin 8, organised by Conscious Concerts Ireland. The concert experience promises to be an immersive adventure with music and wisdom from around the world, and will include some games that are designed to let your body intelligence guide you to the people you are meant to meet and connect with. The experience will also feature times of stillness and dancing.
Positive Nights Presents: An Evening With Trinity Vision Seeker
We are thrilled to announce that Trinity Vision Seeker (formerly known as White Elk), a gifted grandmother/ healer from the Cree/Salteaux Nation, will visit us for a special evening of love, truth and wisdom on Thursday October 18th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in the Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. To learn more and book your ticket, click here.
After her evening with us, Trinity Vision Seeker will be leading inspirational workshops around the country with fellow teacher and healer, Unity Star. For all details on those events, just follow this link.
Rupert Sheldrake to Deliver Seminar on Science and Spirituality
Traditional religion has declined in Europe, but recent studies have shown that spiritual experiences are surprisingly common even among those who are non-religious, including near-death experiences and spontaneous mystical insights. On Tuesday October the 30th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m., well-known biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake will visit the Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 to deliver a talk on the many intersections between science and spirituality. More information is available here.
Celebrate Hallowe’en in an Alternative, Alcohol-Free Way
If you want to celebrate Hallowe’en in a way that doesn’t put alcohol at the centre of the experience, take a look at the PRANA Alcohol Free Party, set to take place in St. Kevin’s Community Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Dublin 8 on October the 27th, from 5.30 to 10.00 p.m. Organisers promise “an evening of high velocity fun, dance and excitement.” Fancy dress is optional. You can learn more about the ethos and inspiration behind the PRANA Alcohol Free Party by visiting its Facebook page.
Party in My Pants: The U.S. Company Making Menstruation Easier
Party In My Pants specialises in reusable menstrual pads. All of their pads are handmade in Ashland, Wisconsin, USA. Owner Luci started sewing at the age of just three, and can whip up anything from a skunk costume to a wedding dress. After years of frustration with conventional menstrual products, Luci sat down at her sewing machine and made her first cloth pad. Her designs are quirky, beautiful and unique – check them out here.
Gifted Intuitive Paul Buggle Offers Profound Readings
Paul Buggle knew he was intuitive from an early age, but in 1991 he began to open up to his psychic gifts in a profound way. He has now worked as a healer and intuitive reader for many years, and views it as an honour to assist clients with their journeys in life. He says: “I help people on their spiritual path. In a reading, which can take up to an hour or more, I communicate with spirit guides and loved ones who have passed over. I never know what will happen in a reading: everyone is unique. It works on many levels, answers questions and brings about balance and harmony. It is always enjoyable and often profound.”
The Tidings of August: Summer is starting to give way to autumn, but not to worry: there are sure to be plenty more bursts of sunshine to enjoy this month! As always, we’ve been enthusiastically tracking down the best events, products, getaways and general news that Ireland’s holistic scene has to offer. Read on to learn more about the highlights we’ve picked out for you for this month. If you haven’t picked up our Summer 2018 issue yet, make sure you call into one of our stockists throughout the country soon. You can also subscribe here to get a copy delivered right to your door.
Discover the Benefits of Chi Fit Tea
Chi Fit Tea is an Irish company with a passion for high-quality, energising tea. They named the company after the Chinese word ‘Chi’, or ‘energy’, to emphasise the origin and heritage of their ingredients. When the founders felt that green tea, oolong tea and pu’erh tea were a little too bitter for them, they set out to create their own unique blend. They did this by blending a specific variety of powerful teas and spending months perfecting this blend until they were happy with the taste. They then set about finding an amazing organic tea producer in China. Now, Chi Fit Tea is composed of ten naturally powerful ingredients, full of naturally occurring properties that give drinkers an energy boost. This tea is great for pre-gym sessions, as the ingredients promote health and fitness benefits.
Vitality Expo to Bring Top Names in Health and Wellbeing to Dublin
On September the 8th and 9th, 2018, Dublin’s RDS will play host to the amazing Vitality Expo 2018, brought to you by Health Stores Ireland. The Expo will be dedicated to all things health-related, with a diverse array of wellness, lifestyle, fitness and nutrition talks being delivered by Irish and international speakers and natural health brands. The Expo’s Vitality Stage will play host to Alison Canavan, Vivienne Campbell, Rachel and Hannah Dare, Dr. Robert Verkerk Ph.D, Phil Beard, Dr. Sarah Murphy, Jessica Hatchett and Fiann Ó Nualláin (a bestselling author, horticultural therapist and community gardening advocate). All of the talks will be hosted by nutritional therapist Jemma Kehoe. For a full list of confirmed exhibitors and speakers, make sure you check out their website below.
Healing is Voltage: Check Out the New Book Making Waves
Dr. Jerry Tenant – a board-certified ophthalmologist in the U.S., who is now the director of the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine – has a revolutionary approach to healing that he outlines in his new book, Healing is Voltage. He explains that every cell in the body is designed to run at -20 to -25 millivolts. To heal, we must make new cells. To make a new cell requires -50 millivolts. Chronic disease occurs when voltage drops below -20 and/or you cannot achieve -50 millivolts to make new cells. Thus chronic disease is always defined by having low voltage. His book aims to tell you how to measure your voltage in each organ, how to correct it, and how to determine why your voltage may have dropped enough to allow you to get sick.
O’Brien’s Café Launches Healthy New Veggie Bowl
Well-known Irish café and sandwich bar company O’Brien’s has launched a new vegetarian Mediterranean Bowl – created with chef Rachel Allen and nutritionist Erika Doolan – and it looks delicious! The Mediterranean Bowl features grilled halloumi, falafel, spelt, kale slaw, houmous, Ballymaloe Foods beetroot, chunky salsa, rocket and mixed leaves. Pop into your local O’Brien’s and try it out today!
Positive Nights Presents: Kundalini Awakening Process with Venant Wong – Thursday August 2nd
Venant Wong, an expert in Kundalini, movement and energy, will be joining us at Positive Nights from 7.00 to 9.30 p.m.on Thursday August 2nd in the Central Hotel, 1 – 5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Venant will discuss his Kundalini Activation Process: a direct Kundalini Transmission that activates our own personal Kundalini Awakening process. Venant has trained with three Kundalini Transmission masters: Adi Da Samraj (Fiji), Ratu Bagus (Bali), and Pi Villaraza (Phillipines) – after which the capacity to activate the kundalini in others arose. He has been leading Facilitator Trainings & Immersions in this modality, as well as open sessions for groups & individuals in Asia, Australia, and now in Europe. Click here to learn more and book your tickets.
WIN Two Tickets to Adyashanti Teaching Event in Dublin!
Adyashanti, the world-renowned spiritual teacher, writer and international speaker, who graces the front cover of our current summer issue, and who you may also recognise from his fascinating SuperSoul interview with Oprah (video link here), is coming to Dublin this August for a Special Intensive teaching event. This will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday August 19th, in the Gibson Hotel, Point Square, North Dock, Dublin 1. The exciting news is that we have two tickets to give away to this incredible event! This competiton is being run on our Facebook page. All you have to do to enter is click on this linked post, comment who you would bring with you and why, then be sure to like the post and our page for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on August 17th. Good luck, Positive Pals!
Special Yoga Event Invokes the Energy of Ireland’s Ancient Pirate Queen
Kitty Maguire, a yoga teacher who – alongside a variety of musicians – specialises in offering ‘Yocella’ classes (yoga accompanied by the music of the cello) has another exciting event coming up this month at the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, Co. Louth. She is teaming up with fellow yoga teacher Gráinne O’Kane to tell the story of the historic Pirate Queen, Gráinne Mhaol, through the media of yoga, voice, fiddle and bodhrán. Gráinne will lead a Warrior of the Heart practice – inspired by hatha yoga – to fully embody the strength and resilience of the Warrior Queen. Kitty will then lead a Peaceful Warrior session, based on yin yoga. This will be a soothing practice of stillness throughout the body, to the sound of the bodhrán’s heartbeat, that will bring the Pirate Queen home. Kieran Gallagher will play the bodhrán and Ben McKenzie the fiddle. This event will take place on Monday August 13th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Parish Hall, Drogheda. To learn more, check out the event page here.
The glorious days of mid-summer are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by getting out and about to enjoy some exciting events or sample some of the best holistic products on the market? Read on to learn more about the highlights we’ve picked out for you for this month. We are also thrilled to announce that our Summer 2018 issue is out, packed with some amazing content (including an interview with the legendary Adyashanti, who graces the cover). It is available at stockists throughout the country. You can also subscribe here to get a copy delivered right to your door.
NTOI Announces Two-Day AGM & Conference
NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland) is the professional association supporting qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland. All NTOI members study for a minimum of 3 years at a recognised college and are trained in clinical practice. They are fully insured and must comply with the NTOI requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). On Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd, NTOI will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Conference in the Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. This is the first time their conference will be held over two days. “We are very excited about this years event. It will be bigger and better than ever! We have 2 world class Functional Medicine speakers: Dr David Brady and Dr Deanna Minich, fantastic sponsors, including a lunch sponsor (so lunch is included in the ticket price), and a wide variety of exhibitors.” Check out their website for more information.
Dreaming of Nature
We love the work of the spirituality, nature and ancestral skills collective, Earth Dreaming. Founder Sky Maria Buitenhuis has extensive experience in supporting people to deepen their connection to nature. This process includes connecting to our own inner nature as part of the larger natural landscape. Sky has worked as a facilitator for a variety of different programs as well as developing her own workshops and trainings. She is also the co-founder of GIFT (Global Institute of Forest Therapy) and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Working in tandem with her many talented guest teachers, Sky aims to help people connect to their true nature by offering workshops and courses in Ancestral Skills, Spirit Work, Forest Bathing, Womens’ Courses and Nature Connection Training.
Support Your Health with Thermography
Mairead McDermott is a qualified thermographer, guidance counsellor and teacher. She has received qualifications from ACCT Florida, NUI Maynooth, University of Brighton and IADT Dun Laoghaire. She has also studied nutrition, food science and psychology. Having regained perfect health after a stage 4 cancer diagnosis, Mairead is passionate about working with people who have been affected by an adverse health diagnosis. Thermography is one of her tried-and-trusted means of assisting clients. She explains, “thermography is Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). It is a method of capturing an image of the body based on the thermal patterns it emits. Some clients use it as an annual health check, some use it to discover the source of pain, some use it for obvious symptoms and some use it as a preventative tool. It is suitable for both men and women and it can also be used for pets.” You can book an appointment with her here, or visit her website below for more information.
Upcoming Positive Night: Music to Lift the Heart with Ayla Nereo
Ayla Nereo’s voice is a beacon of light that hits straight to the heart. Her songs call us to listen deeper. For the depth of each song is in the words; her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery ring as anthems, riddles, and mantras for hope, humanness, profound healing, and love. To listen to one of her songs, “Whispers”, click here. She is visiting Positive Nights on Sunday June the 24th, from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m., for a performance that is sure to be spectacular. It will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Bewley’s Café Theatre on Grafton Street, Dublin 2. You can purchase tickets via this Eventbrite link.
Golden Egg Holistic Centre Announce Their Latest Courses
Golden Egg Holistic is a peaceful healing space and training centre located near to Portlaoise, Co.Laois. Treatments & therapies available at Golden Egg Holistic include Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Fertility/Well Woman Massage, Indian Head Massage, Sound Healing, Hopi Ear Candling, Energy Healing, Holistic Facials, Touch therapy for Autism, and Paediatric Massage. They source the most highly qualified and experienced Irish and International Holistic Trainers, in order to offer only the best quality Diploma, Postgraduate and CPD approved training courses to Irish holistic therapists. Their Diploma courses include Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy.
Awaken to Your Intuition With Psychic Art
Colin Hall is a psychic artist who uses his creativity to give evidential demonstrations of the of survival of the soul and proof of life after death. Early experiences led him on a lifelong quest to develop his spiritual gifts and express them through his artwork. Colin’s work is strongly influenced by Celtic, Chinese and Art Nouveau styles, with endlessly flowing forms, mythical images of Gods and Goddesses and the nature of a world that dwells all around and within us. He will be delivering a Pastel Painting workshop on Saturday September 29th, and individual readings and auragraph sessions on Friday September 28th and Sunday September 30th. He will also be appearing at Positive Nights very soon – watch this space for more details! To learn more, contact email@example.com or go to Colin’s website below.