As winter slowly but surely begins to release its grip, what better way to celebrate than by checking out some of the most enlivening products, events and getaways the new season has to offer? We have picked out some of the best and brightest below. This Spring Vibes section is featured in our just-released Spring issue, available now at stockists around the country. You can also subscribe to have this magazine – and the next three for the year ahead – delivered straight to your door.
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‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’
‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…’
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
EATS N’ TREATS
If you’re in the mood for indulgence, check out the adorable Cake Room, located on 19A Main Street, Blackrock, Dublin. This popular café serves breakfast, lunch, drinks, coffee … and of course, a dazzling array of cakes. Their reputation for high quality service has earned them a well-deserved place in customers’ hearts.
All Shouk Up
For a dining experience with a difference, we highly recommend Shouk, an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in Drumcondra, north Dublin. Shouk is tucked away in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building that just oozes character. Our advice? Try the mezze platter. You won’t regret it.
YOPE’s New Hope
Polish cosmetics brand YOPE is releasing three gorgeous new hand creams: ginger and sandalwood, tea and mint, and salvia and green caviar. ‘They contain 98% natural or low-processed ingredients, most of which are valuable oils and plant extracts,’ explains YOPE creator Karolina Kuklinska-Kosowicz. You can’t say nope to these beauties.
Naturally Cleaner Teeth
Irish brand Happy Humphry is fully committed to delivering great dental care products with excellent customer service. Their 100% Natural Activated Charcoal Powder is derived from coconuts – one of nature’s most powerful healing sources – and their activated charcoal is 100% natural with no chemicals and no fluoride. Happy days!
The Ría Organics Energising Day Cream provides essential all-day hydration. Certified COSMOS-Organic, this unique rosehip blend is packed with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Ría Organics is planting its own organic roses this spring to produce rosehip oil for its products.
For a break with a difference, check out the beautiful Forest Domes of Finn Lough in Northern Ireland. These domes feature 180º transparent walls that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside. Ensconced in the comfort of these domes, you can enjoy a night of stargazing like no other.
SaolBeo has created an inspirational retreat this May in the beautiful Inistioge, Co.Kilkenny. This will include accommodation, freshly prepared vegan meals, guided yoga, meditation, Feng Shui classes, a Beauty Ritual workshop and of course, plenty of time to explore the breathtaking surroundings of Inistioge. For further information please contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlock Life’s Magic
Jody Mountain’s new online course – The Body Consciousness Training – is aimed at awakening our bodies’ cellular wisdom. She will also offer a transformational retreat at The Boghill Centre in Co. Clare from May 26 to June 1. Here, mystical movement, music, breath and Ancient Bodywork will reignite our essential wisdom.
While training under Deepak Chopra, Siobhan McKenna of PerfectHealth.ie met Deepak’s then lead educator, Davidji. She is now thrilled to bring Davidji to the Velvet Strand, Co. Dublin, for a unique meditation workshop from April 13–15. Positive Life readers can avail of a €50 discount off a standard price ticket. Visit perfecthealth.ie and use the discount code PHPLDJI.
Delve into Delphi
In need of revitalisation? Look no further than Delphi Adventure Resort’s fantastic Spring Cleanse Retreat, a yoga weekend designed to de-stress and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. This retreat runs from April 13 – 15. If you can’t make it, don’t worry: Delphi will hold another retreat in September!
SAVE THE DATE
An Evening With Anamarta
If you want to learn more about how the ancient healing practices of the Tao can help you to feel more revitalised and balanced in your everyday life – and the powerful role that sexual energy has to play in this process – then come along to our evening with the much-loved Tao teacher Anamarta. She will be visiting us at Positive Nights for a special evening on Thursday March 22nd, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. More details are available here.
Our Mantak Moment
Grandmaster Mantak Chia will teach in Dublin for the first time in May 2018, leading two fascinating workshops: ‘Foundation/Basic Practices’ and ‘Sexual Alchemy: Healing Love Practices’. We are thrilled to be welcoming him to Positive Nights on Thursday May 17th. This unique opportunity to learn from a living Tao Master is not to be missed.
Join world-leading health expert and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté for a very special two-day workshop in Cork, starting on June 30th. Dr. Maté will share his insights and wisdom on mental health, stress, addiction, trauma, health, ADHD and childhood development disorders. Register here: bookwhen.com/gabormate.
Erase Your Ennui
Fans of the classic synthpop band Erasure will be thrilled to hear that they have rescheduled their Dublin gigs in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, after being forced to bow out in January due to illness. The new shows will take place on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of March. Tickets that were purchased for the January gigs will be eligible for the new dates. You can book tickets and find more information via this link. The support act on the night will be Ekkoes.
HEALTH IN FOCUS
Linda O’Connor founded the private blood testing company Bloodworks in 2013 after undertaking years of research into phlebotomy. Bloodworks now offer over 3000 tests, ranging from basic health screenings to genetics testing, with no consultant request required. The services of a holistic doctor and counsellor are also available to all clients.
Heal with Dheai
Dheai Ilsaaid is a general Oriental practitioner and author with extensive training in acupuncture, Reiki, massage, iridology and more. He addresses health issues from every aspect: emotionally, physically, structurally, and functionally. Dheai treats children under the age of fifteen for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact him on 086 077 7700 to arrange an appointment.
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For a healthy brew with a difference, try Chaga tea. It has a deliciously rich earthy flavour similar to coffee, but those who try it report feeling energised yet calm. Chaga Tea Ireland’s founder Philip says, “Chaga mushroom is known as the ‘King of Mushrooms’, and with good reason. I haven’t had a cold or flu in four years.”
The renowned spiritual teacher Mooji recently released a new book called An Invitation to Freedom. If you are longing for a profoundly clear and direct guide to Self-realisation, Mooji’s Invitation is for you. In this radiantly alive pocketbook, he will lead you into the recognition of your own infinite Self.