We are thrilled to be hosting an exciting evening with Ray Behan – the man who changed his brain – and Antonella Traino – the woman who had one day to live. This will take place on Thursday June 6th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Bewley’s Café Theatre Dublin
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 Century Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs from Scotland, and old Bulgarian mountain wails. Peia has traveled extensively over the past ten years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, labouring faithfully to honour their language, stories and original essence.
She is a powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth. Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for indigenous and environmental rights groups.
Born in the back hills of Connecticut, Peia spent most of her childhood playing in the forests and hiding out in tree tops. In 2002 she moved to Boston where she attended New England Conservatory of Music on a generous scholarship and received extensive training in western classical voice and opera, vocal pedagogy, composition, and improvisation.
“My journey with world folksong traditions began many years ago while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek a lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.”
In 2012 Peia released her first solo album The Dance of Devotion, a profound collection of poetic love songs. Her second release Four Great Winds – a timeless journey through traditional and original sacred song – was self released in May 2013 and picked up by Sounds True for global release in 2015. Following the initial release of Four Great Winds, Peia gained international notoriety and requests for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and Canada. Her music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many world class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade, Grammy Award winning pianist Peter Kater, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari and guitar virtuoso Estas Tonne.
Peia currently splits her time between touring and the lush, wild hills of Southern Oregon, where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio – and teaches Song of the Ancients, voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice.
We are thrilled to welcome her to Positive Nights on Thursday April 25th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. To book your tickets, click here.
Positive Nights Presents: Concert With Peia Luzzi
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.
Les Flitcroft is the Director of the Institute for Pranic Healing UK & Ireland, and we are thrilled to be hosting him at Positive Nights on Thursday March 21st from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Les is a gifted trainer, presenter, and practitioner of PRANIC HEALING®. He has dedicated his life to teaching and spreading this work to as many people as possible. As well as being a busy lecturer and full time PRANIC HEALING® Instructor, Les has a thriving healing practice. He has healed thousands of people with a multitude of ailments.
Les is the only instructor in the UK to be personally trained by Master Choa Kok Sui, the founder of PRANIC HEALING®. Les established the Institute of Pranic Healing United Kingdom and Ireland. Through this, Les promotes and teaches PRANIC HEALING®.
Les was formally an Aerospace engineer and was naturally skeptical when it came to things like “Energy Healing”. That was until he was left with two broken arms following a sporting accident, which culminated in one of his arms being completely paralyzed. When the doctor told him that he would be paralyzed for life, Les would not accept the diagnosis.
He was introduced to PRANIC HEALING® by a good friend and found that energy could be used to facilitate a complete healing. Les instantly became fascinated by the amazing work of Master Choa Kok Sui. As an Engineer, Les saw the priceless value of the Pranic Healing process; which is very specific, repeatable and can be easily taught to anyone. Everyone has the ability to heal themselves and others.
His students include people from all walks of life. He teaches those in the medical profession, psychologists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, parents and a wide variety of corporate and business professionals. He has taught PRANIC HEALING® to many alternative healthcare practitioners helping them compliment and enhance their practice.
We look forward to hearing all about the amazing effects of Pranic Healing from Les on Thursday March 21st, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. You can pay on the door or book your tickets here.
Mark Cleary is a spiritual healer and teacher. Over the past thirty-two years, he has studied and taught Amatsu, Meditation, Shamanic Plant Medicines, Yoga, Martial Arts and Movement in Japan, India, America and across Europe. Within the past ten years, he also helped to develop a government-recognised healing school in Copenhagen, and has been teaching the same certified course in Dublin. He also runs a very successful full-time healing clinic in Dublin, helping people to deal with their health issues and physical pain.
We are pleased to welcome Mark to Positive Nights on Thursday January 17th, 2019: he will be the first guest of the year! He plans to discuss the unique way he combines knowledge from ancient systems and brings them to his healing space, workshops and retreats. This fascinating event will take place in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. Doors will open at 7.00 p.m.
You can pay on the door or book your tickets by clicking here.
An Evening With Les Flitcroft: Pranic Healer
Les Flitcroft is the Director of the Institute for Pranic Healing® UK & Ireland, and we are thrilled to be hosting him at Positive Nights on Thursday March 21st from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Positive Nights Presents: An Evening With Mark Cleary
We are excited to announce that our first Positive Nights event of the year will take place on Thursday January 17th, when we will be visited by the spiritual teacher and healer Mark Cleary. This event will be held in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. Read on to learn more!
Healing the Hidden Triggers: Why Children Push Your Buttons
Ahead of Anna Cole and Tosha Schore’s upcoming appearance at Positive Nights on Thursday November 7th, we are pleased to share Anna’s article from our Autumn 2018 issue. Consider it a brief taster of what she and Tosha will have to say on the night!
Healing the hidden triggers
Why children push your buttons, and what to do about it
By Anna Cole
Parenting isn’t easy! Some days start with one child sitting defiantly on the floor, refusing to put on their shoes, with another grumpy, prickly and ignoring the dishwasher she’s been asked to empty. We’re bristling before breakfast is over, and things go downhill from here. When we’re upset and stressed, the fun drains out of parenting, to say the least. Even our sense that our children are dear to us disappears. Every single one of us grapples with tough days as we do our best to be good parents.
Why do we struggle so hard in parenting? Because, let’s face it, despite reading about peaceful and positive parenting, we do struggle hard some days. In the heat of the moment, we act in ways that we are less than proud of. Unconsciously, our own memories of past hurts are wrenched back into the here and now.
This kind of triggering is ubiquitous for parents and stems from events or bad times at different ages and stages of our own childhoods which left us hurt. When we act in ways we wished we hadn’t, the quiet, and not so quiet, whispers of times gone by which have left a mark, a wound, and a rigidity in us, have an effect on the day-to-day of parenting. We plaster them over to get by, as likely no one could listen to them when we were young. We learn to ignore them and attempt to stride, positively, into each parenting day. But here’s the rub: the wonder and the intensity of parenting is that, as much as we’d like to avoid it, ‘out of sight, out of mind’ parenting has an uncanny, almost precision ability to bring up these hidden triggers – often and many times! After some years of working on my own hidden triggers around parenting I have learnt to think of them as mirrors of opportunity. They invite healing and growth, if we can get the support we need.
As the autumn nights draw in and we head towards the ‘dark half of the year’ as the ancient Celts called it, we’re offering you a remarkable and rare opportunity to come learn a practice for releasing your parenting triggers with a couple of ‘masters’ – well, ‘mistresses’ – of the art of healing our parenting triggers. For one night only, Anna Cole – that’s me – certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor, and Tosha Schore, parent educator extraordinaire and co-author of the successful book, Listen. Five Simple Tools to Meet your Everyday Parenting Challenges, will be in Dublin talking at Positive Nights.
Join us for a welcoming and intimate evening and take home practical tools which will transform your parenting days – and nights – and help make your peaceful parenting dreams a reality. Come ready to practice. We’ll share perspective and practical ideas based on more than a combined couple of decades of our own experience, along with our training in Hand in Hand Parenting. We guarantee that this will make things go more easily in your parenting journey.
You’ve read the books, you know the theory, right? You know how you want it to look but you just keep losing it with your kids when they wake at 5am every morning, or refuse to go to sleep overnight, or (insert here!)…
You know the what! Let us show you the how! Come ready to laugh, talk and have some fun on this often bumpy, and less than perfect, journey of parenting.
Anna and Tosha will be appearing at Positive Nights on Thursday November 7th, with a mini parenting workshop which – if you’re a parent or hope to be – you don’t want to miss. This special evening will take place in the Bewley’s Café Theatre, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. Click here to learn more and book your tickets.
For more, see: positivelife.ie/positivenights
Anna Cole, Ph.D., is a parent educator, researcher, writer and a certified instructor with Hand in Hand Parenting. She can be found on Facebook at:
Hand in Hand Parenting with Anna Cole