The Positive Vibes section of our magazine is devoted to highlighting small businesses, artists, creatives and trailblazers who are doing some truly stellar work in the holistic health field. Enjoy the Autumn 2021 edition below: packed with ideas to improve your season and bring some light into the darkening days.
One of our favourite sections of the magazine is Positive Vibes, as it gives us an opportunity to speak to many established and emerging names whose work we admire in the holistic world. Today, we are sharing Autumn Vibes, from our recently-released Autumn 2020 issue. Read on to learn about the companies, events and news we’re loving this season!
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.
In this instalment of Autumn Vibes – which appears in our just-released Autumn 2018 issue – we picked the best products, events, and positive news that the holistic scene has to offer this season. To get your copy of the new issue, check your nearest stockist or subscribe to have a copy sent direct to your door.
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
The Autumnal, John Donne
Products With Pep
Newly launched Irish brand Chi Fit Tea is an amazing blend. Ten ingredients from Yunnan, the oldest tea region in China, are selected for their unique energy boosting properties and delicious flavour. This tea can also be used to aid slimming in conjunction with the Chi Fitness healthy eating programme.
Squbes are an Irish health food company with a passion for healthy living and nature. Their delicious, gluten-free, cube-shaped granola snacks come in a variety of different flavours: dark chocolate, coconut and sea salt; blueberry, cranberry and vanilla; and caramel, almond and sea salt.
YourBeautyTonic is a unique food supplement that nourishes skin, hair and nails from the inside out. It’s rich in collagen, hyaluronic acid and 14 other nutrients that assist not only skin, hair and nails, but – along with added magnesium bisglycinate, B12 and MSM – are also beneficial for sleep, energy and joint health.
Water is one of the most important substances in the world, and drinking plenty of it on a daily basis is vital to our health and wellbeing. Kangen® Water is alkaline, antioxidant, rich in minerals, purged of impurities, and best of all … it can be made in your own home.
For a takeaway with a difference, check out NKD Pizza’s unique offering: pizza with a crust composed of ten different ancestral grains. Yes, you read that right – ten. By making better, more thoughtful decisions when sourcing their ingredients, they hope to create a healthier pizza. NKD Pizza is based in Rathgar, Co. Dublin.
A Positive Tip
by Corina Bambina
A ‘negative’ emotion is only negative if you resist it, push it away or deny the feeling. Joy can be a negative emotion if you’re not letting yourself feel joy when it comes (maybe because you’re so used to the opposite). Allow emotions to transform and teach you.
Looking for a unique gift idea this autumn? Check out the creations of psychic artist Patricia Hughes, based in Monkstown, Co. Dublin. Her paintings contain roses, mandalas, dancing feet, and other vivid scenes, all inspired by otherworldy themes. If you would like a unique piece of spirit art hanging on your wall, contact her.
087 237 8568
The Time is Now
Never before has there been such a proliferation of entrepreneurs and cultural creatives in Ireland: beavering away, following their passion and contributing to making the world a better place. Psychotherapist Monica Haughey offers monthly forums in Dublin where small groups of women meet to support each other and grow their businesses.
Movement coach Tobias Pintar, based in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, runs weekly movement therapy classes aimed at reducing chronic pain. In these classes, he teaches stretching and foam rolling exercises specifically designed to reduce muscular tension levels, for long term pain relief.
Yoga of Life
If you want to take your yoga practice to the next level, look into Living Yoga’s teacher training programme. They welcome qualified teachers from all lineages for one or more modules, and combine traditional yoga studies with contemporary somatics, experiential anatomy, developmental movement, voice work, and applied teaching methodology.
Stores to Restore
Healthy Habits Store in Quarantine Hill, Co. Wicklow, has everything you need to live a healthful, happy, productive life. They run inspiring courses, monthly talks and holiday retreats in exotic locations … and even produce their own vegan and gluten-free wraps, energy bars, onion bread and breakfast cereals. The selection must be seen to be believed!
The Health Beat
Beata’s Health Shop in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, pursues an impressive zero waste policy. All organic nuts, dry fruit, grains and seeds are available loose, with customers encouraged to bring reusable jars or containers. In-house treatments include Lomi Lomi, holistic massage, energy treatments, nutritional consultations, health talks, vitamin and mineral tests, and much more.
Kate Curtis of Golden Spears Healing is hosting a holotropic breathwork workshop from the 5th to the 7th of October in Aghvannagh, Co. Wicklow. The circle will be opened with shamanic drumming, followed by acupuncture sessions. Breathing quickly and deeply for two to three hours will be the method used to go deep within.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, known throughout the world as Amma, has served the world for decades, imparting wisdom, strength and inspiration. She has inspired thousands to follow in her path of service to humanity. Receive your embrace from Amma at Citywest Hotel, Dublin, from the 13th to the 14th of October 2018.
Corina Bambina and Kim Kindersley recently began to lead special ceremonies through Chant Breath Dance. Having completed a weekend workshop in Glastonbury, they are coming to Dublin soon. Kim says, ‘when you combine dance, sacred chanting, ritual and breath work, it really heightens the group experience. I can’t wait to share it.’
This autumn, we have many exciting events lined up for Positive Nights. Some highlights include a mini parenting workshop with our regular Positive Parenting writer Anna Cole, an evening of psychic art, a visit from renowned medicine woman Rosie White Elk and lots more … watch this space!
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.
Here is our action-packed Autumn Vibes section from our new Autumn 2017 issue, available in our stockists across the country now. You can also subscribe to receive this magazine – and the next three for the year ahead – direct to your door.
By Alison McEvoy
“In the deep fall, don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air” – Mary Oliver
HELP N’ HEALING
Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Vibes
Affectionately known as the Queen of Massage, a Lomi Lomi massage is an experience like no other. Soothing emotional aches, liquefying physical pain and subduing mental whirlwinds, Lomi Lomi massage is a dance of healing, loving touch shared in the spirit of Aloha – an indescribable essence of love, acceptance and compassion. Louise Kleu, pioneer of Hawaiian healing in Ireland, has taught individuals all over the country who share this beautiful healing work. Find a Lomi Lomi practitioner near you on Louise’s website.
Time for Me
For a break from the bustle and strain, whisk yourself away to Time For Me Holistic Centre in Dublin 2, an undiscovered gem of quiet and calm, offering a variety of Lomi Lomi massage, energy healing and therapy trainings. Full of homely touches and beautiful décor, you will feel instantly relaxed and at ease in the hands of owner Geraldine and her team of therapists.
Health & Lifestyle Oracle
The Helo wristband boasts a range of amazing features, performs health checks, emits negative ions reducing the effect of electronics on the body’s systems, incorporates the use of mineral stones to improve mood and has a built in panic button which sends for help. Families with aging parents, children or spouses with health issues could really benefit from this ingenious technology.
Brian Healy offers a unique approach to quitting the urge to smoke. As with any addiction, it’s all about the urge, the emotional gain, that keeps the habit in motion. Together with Brian, you discover the why that lies behind the habit and set about addressing your emotional needs in a healthier way which releases you from dependency and sets you free.
Instantly Boiled Water
This Dutch designed Quooker boiling water tap, in the making since the 1970s, supplies boiling water direct from your sink. Inventor Henri Peteri spent decades developing his model and, after many near misses and failures, now presents a product which promises high tech energy saving, economy, and the end to the era of ‘waiting for the kettle to boil’.
As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, join us for some heartwarming, spirited and soulful conversation over the coming weeks as we feature guests such as Tantric visionary Dawn Cartwright, Breatharian Sofia Waapita Ra and musician of Hothouse Flowers fame, Liam O’Maonlai.
Mind-Body-Spirit Dublin has collaborated to bring us the MBS Wellbeing Festival in Waterford this October. Three days of immersion among over sixty complimentary medicine and spiritual healing professionals, showcasing the huge diversity of natural remedies available to help what ails us, and to open our awareness to the more of what we’re made of.
A feast for all the senses, the Wineport Lodge in Athlone is set on a stunning lakeside with panoramic views – which you can take in from the outdoor hot tub – while inside you’ll be warmed by crackling wood fires and touches of luxury which “draw you in and beg your shoulders to drop.” Check out their website for autumn wine, dine and spa breaks.
September brings to the stage…
Three amazing people who bring inspiration to life and uplift the world; Echkart Tolle, Joe Dispenza and Deva Premal all arrive to Ireland to share their wisdom, vision, creativity and music with us this autumn. Check out Eckharttolle.com and google the others to find out more…
Holistic Training Courses
Nestled in beautiful countryside surrounds, Golden Egg Holistic centre is the perfect place to gain new skills this autumn/winter. If you’ve time to invest, try a Diploma course in Holistic Massage or Reflexology. For therapists looking to garner CPD points and add some strings to your healing bow, try Baby massage or Indian Head Massage.
Salute our Health Stores
Get in line for the week-long celebrating upcoming in May 2018 to celebrate the amazing work of Ireland’s health food stores. Health Stores Ireland is planning a country-wide series of events where you can come along, share in the merriment and show your appreciation for many superb sellers of whole foods, eco-friendly cosmetics and natural supplements … all made accessible to us by our health food stores.
PICK ME UPS
Herbal Energy Boost
Try Íon ginger and ginseng herbal tonics to re-energise your evenings. Every day is made if you can do a little of what you love to do, as well as what you have to do. After a long day at work, these little tonics lend you some natural get-up-and-go to do both.
Who knew that Matcha green tea was ten times more antioxidising than the celebrated goji berry? When it comes to Matcha, there’s a lot to know, not least the intricate, ceremonial culture which accompanies it in Asia. For us in the West, Matcha is a perfect tea for this season – it’ll lift your mood and give your immune system a formidable boost.
Turmeric, a spice with a long list of super healing powers, is at the heart of Turmerlicious’ new caffeine-free, hot drinks powder. With hints of coconut, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper, all especially formulated to aid absorption, it’ll keep you cosy until bedtime…Zzzzz.
Packed with Vitamin D Sun Chlorella is a good one to stock up on as we go into the dimmer months. A whole food product of Mother Nature, a small dose of this little green powder is also a powerful immune health supplement. Check out their recipe section for ideas on creating Chlorella centred juices, smoothies and soups.
Mc Guinness’s Chipper on Camden Street is now catering for the vegan munchies. The owner couple turned vegan two years ago and now run the first and only vegan chipper in Ireland; serving kebabs, burgers, pizza and sausages of the vegan sort. We’ve tried the black bean burger – and it’s gooood. Check them out on Facebook.