February Felicitations: Hello, Positive Lifers! Spring is beginning to make itself known, and we’re enjoying the signs of nature’s renewal all around us. We are currently putting together our Spring 2021 issue – we will have some great sneak peeks to share with you soon. Scroll down below for our February news!
“I want you NOT to WORRY. We will support you.” – The Layden family, landlords of Dublin’s Georges Street Arcade posted a lovely message of support to their tenants on social media this week.
We have long been fans of Down to Earth, a health food store and homeopathic dispensary, on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. It is always a joy to speak with them when they appear on the pages of our magazine. In our Summer 2020 issue, founder Jack Irwin shared an amazing historical link between the present-day store, and an old homeopathic dispensary which existed on the very same spot during the 1850s!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to global events, this event is now postponed. We hope to arrange a new date as soon as possible.
Following our previous visits from the acclaimed yoga teacher, musician and folklorist Jack Harrison, we are thrilled to have him back at Positive Nights to perform his beautiful music on Thursday April 2nd from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Jack first encountered yoga in the 1970s and 1980s in San Francisco. After leaving the U.S., he began to work with the Irish Wheel of Yoga in Galway. He launched his career as a yoga teacher in 2005. Throughout his career, he has travelled extensively and studied a wide range of yoga styles, including Iyengar, Satyananda, Ashtanga and Anusara.
Jack has also had a keen interest in music and singing since his childhood. He holds a Masters degree in Irish Folklore and Archaeology and has worked for many years as a consultant and lecturer in Heritage Interpretation. In recent years, he began to understand the deep connections between his three interests – yoga, music, and folklore/archaeology – and established the Celtic School of Yoga to help tie together the yoga traditions of India with those of the Celtic world.
He has travelled widely around the world, offering workshops, intensives and teacher trainings. and his teaching work is now strong influenced by the Celtic tradition. These practices explore how to ally movement of the body with breath, focus, mythology, poetry, music and the natural world.
We are thrilled to be hosting him for a special concert on Thursday April 26nd from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café Theatre, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Click here to book your tickets.
IMPORTANT: This notice is for everyone who is planning to attend tonight’s event with Sarah Gilhooly, especially those who have purchased tickets (we have emailed those of you who did this). The event is now postponed until MAY 7th. Stay well and connect to your own presence. We will be back on March 27th with the screening of ‘Fantastic Fungi’.
Join us for an evening of exploring The Presence with EDUCO® Model educator Sarah Gilhooly on Thursday March 12th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m.
Sarah says, ‘The Presence is all around you and throughout the universe. It is a Power that has the capability of bringing about a new future. By tapping into your greater mind, your Life Force / Power can be expressed through you in its pure form, allowing you to experience the Presence. With this comes a greater mind, nature and power which is your Real Self.’
Sarah Gilhooly works as an Educator of Dr. Tony Quinn’s EDUCO® Model, an educational model that has won a global award for education, and was the subject of a series of life changing before-and-after studies with a university.
The foundation of The EDUCO® Model is to teach people how to use more of their minds, achieving a greater mental capacity, and ultimately accessing their True Nature as human beings.
EDUCO® means ‘to draw out’, and Dr. Quinn’s work is focused on drawing out the essence of who people are – their Real Self and their resulting Power / Life Force – for ultimate living.
When a person allows their Life Force to be expressed freely through them, they experience the goodness of their True Nature and a connection to a greater Presence in the world.
Our event with Sarah will take the form of a one-hour interview, followed by a short break, then a Q & A session with the audience.
This event will take place on Thursday March 12th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Click here to learn more and book your tickets.
To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March the 8th, The Trailblazery will join forces with Herstory to present “Women Rising’: a unique IWD Gathering. This Moon Medicine special experience is dedicated to shining a spotlight on some of the inspiring trailblazing female activists living in Ireland today. Read on to learn more!
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now sold out. To coincide with our homage to Ram Dass in our Winter 2019/2020 issue, we are delighted to announce a screening of his new movie Becoming Nobody, followed by a Q & A with the director Jamie Catto.
This event will take place on Thursday January 16th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. The cost for this event is donation-only. Our venue is the beautiful Irish Gospel Hall, Chapel Of Ease, 57 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4. Click here to learn all about this gorgeous venue.
About Ram Dass: Ram Dass first went to India in 1967 as Dr. Richard Alpert, a prominent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research until that fateful Eastern trip in 1967, when he traveled to India. There, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharaj-ji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means ‘servant of God.’ Everything changed for Ram Dass at that moment – his intense dharmic life started, and he became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words ‘Be Here Now’ ever since.
Ram Dass’ spirit has been a guiding light for generations, helping to free milllions of people from their bonds, as he has worked through his own. His unique skill in getting people to cut through and feel Divine Love, without dogma, remains a positive influence for people around the world.
For more on Ram Dass, go to: ramdass.org
About Jamie Catto: Jamie Catto is the creator, producer/director of the multi-award winning global 1 Giant Leap films and albums, and founding member of Faithless. He leads uniquely transformative workshops and one-on-one sessions. Jamie is the creative catalyst, producer and director behind the global philosophy and music project 1 Giant Leap. The first 1 Giant Leap was nominated for 2 Grammys in 2003, sold over 300,000 albums, and won numerous awards globally. The 2009 movie and album, ‘What About Me?’, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Red Rock Film Festival.
Following our evening with him, Jamie will be holding a powerful workshop entitled ‘Transforming Shadows’ on Saturday January 20th, which will also take place in the Chapel of Ease. To learn more and book your place, click here.
For more on Jamie Catto, go to: jamiecatto.com
This event will take place on Thursday January 16th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. The cost for this event is donation-only. Our venue is the beautiful Irish Gospel Hall, Chapel Of Ease, 57 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4. Click here to learn more.
Laura Sarah Dowdall is a yoga and Somatic Movement teacher based in Dublin. She is starting a new series of classes in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, next Wednesday – click here for all the details! She recently wrote this beautiful article on the importance of looking within and connecting with our truth. Read on below to savour her wise words.
Announcing our first event of 2020! Join leadership pioneer Dusty Staub on Friday January 10th for a wonderful exploration of what it means to have a courageous heart.
Are you open to living in a more wholehearted way, where passion can flow into greater intimacy and you touch base with ecstasy? Are you yearning to connect with authentic self, and a voice activated with courage and conviction of your Truth? Are you willing to claim the powers of a courageous heart?
If so, please join us for this life-affirming, interview with Dusty Staub on claiming the wholeness of who you are, leading to the fuller expression of a courageous heart.
The second half of the evening will take the form of a Q and A with the audience.
Key elements of our time together – which will comprise stories, exercises and tools to take away – will be:
- Liberating Passion
- Accessing Divine Imagination
- Dancing with Emotions
- Communicating / Listening Non-defensively
- Cultivating Ecstasy
- Courage Quotient Index Assessment
- Intimacy & Boundaries
- Speaking with your authentic voice
- Body as pathway to connecting with Source
This event will take place on Friday January 10th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Click here to book your tickets.
To learn more about Dusty, go to his website staubleadership.com.
It’s that time of year again: Christmas is around the corner, and we here at Positive Nights are feeling the seasonal cheer! We hope you can join us for our last event of the year, which promises to be amazing.
Enjoy some deep winter harmonies during a singing workshop with facilitator John Bowker. We’ll use our voices to weave some enchantment into the night. This event will be a heartwarming arrival into the spirit of midwinter, Yule and Christmas, exploring the power of harmonics in the ancient Celtic and African traditions. As the founder of the well-loved Earthsong Camps, John is well known for his ability to lead a group into a space that can only be described as truly magical, where emotions flow and our spirits are lifted. No prior singing experience is needed. All learning on the night will be listen-and-copy.
This event will take place on Thursday December 19th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in the McLelland Suite of the Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Click here to book your tickets.