We love Aloha House, and are in awe of the amazing work carried out by founder Louise Kleu. We featured Aloha House in our Summer 2020 issue, and today, we’re sharing the article to our website, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Sweet September! Autumn is near, the nights are getting longer and the air feels chilly. We begin to feel coziness in the atmosphere and we dream of sweet nights in by the fire! This month we bring you our wonderful Positive Vibes and want to remind you of our 3 wonderful competitions for: Dr. Joe Dispenza, Deva Premal & Eckhart Tolle as well as wonderful activities, and lovely recommendations for your mind, body & spirit! Our Autumn edition of Positive life Magazine is now out and this one is filled with inspiring interviews and news, and a profile piece on Sir Richard Branson, Beautiful lessons on Vipassana from Alison Canavan, a tasty and cosy Autumn recipe from Cornucopia and much more! Sign up here to get a chilled copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.x
Mind, Body & Spirit at the Wellbeing Festival
Mind Body & Spirit: The Wellbeing Festival
Date: 28-30 October 2017
Location: Waterford, Ireland
Nurture your Mind, Body and Spirit at The Wellbeing Festival. Check and experience a large selection of stands to inspire and educate. The Festival provides something for everyone in the holistic arena, including an interactive area for children. Experience an exciting range of free talks, dedicated spaces for both Yoga and Meditation and a Live Stage in the exhibition area. Expand your knowledge with what’s sure to be a great selection of mini-workshops over three days.
Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin
Date: September 24-25, 2017
Dublin Vegfest promises to be the largest vegan food and drink event in Ireland and whatever your food preference is they got us covered with healthy whole foods, plant milks, cheeses, meats, fusion cuisine, juices, super foods, raw, gluten free, energy bars, cuisines from Asia, The Middle East, Europe, North America and Latin America and so much more!!!
Spirit of Folk 2017
We are giving away two tickets for this wonderful Festival! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
The event is alcohol free to ease your connection with nature!
Location: Dunderry Park, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: 9th – 10th September
Spirit of Folk presents the Dunderry Park Festival 20th Anniversary: The Gathering 2017. This celebration will feature some SOFF favourites with a specially curated SOFF stage and storytelling in the cairn, along with a whole host of inspiring speakers and workshops. We have been before and we love the vibe, we also hosted MARTIN DUFFY at one of our recent Positive nights and he is the biz.
Alison Canavan: 360 Series
Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2017
Location: Radisson Blu – Golden Lane, Dublin
Time: 11:ooam – 7:00pm
Award winning author of wellness book “Minding Mum” and health and wellness coach, Alison Canavan will host the first in a series of events – The Full 360 Series. The first show of its kind in Ireland, The Full 360 Series is a day where the sole focus will be on complete holistic self-care centering on health, skincare (for men and women) and wellness from the inside out and the outside in.
Visit becomplete.ie for more info and tickets!
Lomi Lomi Massage in Beautiful West Cork!
Eva offers Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui, along with other healing therapies, previously in Dublin city centre. Her journey with Lomi has brought many gifts but ultimately brought her a profound shift in her awareness and continues to transform her life daily. She is passionate about sharing this amazing practice with as many people as possible and thats why she is now in WEST CORK.If you live there, or on a holiday give her a buzz for an experience you will never forget.
For Bookings & more info visit evalennox.com
Ireland Awakens Conference
Date: 15-17 September 2017
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin
This Conference will provide a platform for amazing international speakers like Kerry Cassidy from Project Camelot and Miles Johnston from the Bases Project to bring their knowledge to the public. EXPECT topics like UFO sightings in Ireland, Sacred Ancient Sites of Ireland, Life After Death, and much more. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded people from all over Ireland and share experiences.
Learn the Secrets of Meditation
Date: September 12th, 2017
Location: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
7:00pm – 9:30pm
For thousands of years people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding the reader on an epic journey into your own consciousness.
Jovial July! We have been blessed with plenty of sunshine days this summer and we hope you are all enjoying the festivals and that beautiful feeling of being alive the sun brings! If you haven’t enjoyed a BBQ day yet, we hear there is still plenty of sunshine to come and after last weekend’s clearing full moon, we are definitely ready to enjoy it! We are bringing you some beautiful news including not one but two fantastic competitions, as well as retreats, books, supplements, event recommendations & more! Our fabulous Summer magazine edition is still out! Sign up here to get a hot copy in your postbox!
A Course on Vegetarian Cooking!
Date: July 22nd
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Mindful Health Ireland is offering an Introduction to a Vegetarian Cooking event. In it you will learn: What foods create and what foods curb the viscous inflammatory cycle; How to introduce foods that can reduce inflammation and improve conditions like cholesterol, heart health, hormonal health etc; How to make tasty & nutritious vegetarian meals, sides and snacks that the whole family can enjoy.
Thrive: Ireland’s New Wellness Event at Groove Festival!
Groove Summer Festival presents Thrive, the Festival’s all new health, fitness and wellness quarter, which offers festival goers the chance to relax, rejuvenate and reenergise the mind, body and soul through a jam-packed programme of over 35 free movement classes, wellness workshops and inspirational talks.
Our friends at Groove Festival would like to offer you all a 10% discount on tickets to Groove Festival (plus kids 12 and under go free!) Visit groovefestival.ie and enter code POSITIVELIFE. Code is valid until July 31st.
It is summer, and sharing is caring! We are also giving away two tickets for two winners each for this fantastic festival! Simply follow Positive Life on Facebook or Twitter, share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Spirit of Folks: The Gathering 2017
Location: Dunderry Park, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: 9th – 10th September
Spirit of Folks presents the Dunderry Park Festival 20th Anniversary: The Gathering 2017. This celebration will feature some SOFF favourites with a specially curated SOFF stage and storytelling in the cairn, along with a whole host of inspiring speakers and workshops.
Progressive Workshop with Dr. Joe Dispenza
We have two tickets to give away for Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop weekend event in Dublin from September 29th – October 1st, 2017. Just follow us on Facebook or Twitter, share this post and tag us to let us know!
Date: September 29- October 1st
Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop returns to Dublin in 2017 presenting a unique three day workshop where Joe will lead you through the language of science to reveal the latest research and findings of how to step into a new personal reality!
You can get tickets and learn more here!
Sun Chlorella in Ireland
Sun Chlorella is clearly today’s most praised chlorella product on the market. It is like sunshine in a glass! They bring us their new DYNO ® -Mill technology that breaks down the cell walls of the algae (without the use of heat or chemicals which can reduce the quality of the chlorella) to ensure when you use either their granules or tablets you’re getting the most nutrients possible.
The Wonderful Aloha House!
Our very own Paul recently returned from a wonderful weekend at The Aloha House in Co. Kerry and confirmed we are blessed to have an amazing Lomi Lomi massage practitioner and teacher like Louise kleu in Ireland. She rocks! Lomi Lomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing art with plenty of benefits for the mind, body & spirit such as the elimination of toxins, increase of energy and metabolism & a complete alignment of the body.
Positive Nights welcomes Sisú to our Family!
Positive Nights is happy to welcome Sisú Cold Pressed Juices as our brand new sponsor!!! SiSú is well on its way to becoming Ireland’s leading health & wellness brand. Their 100% natural juices and smoothies are healthy, delicious & refreshing! After you give it a taste at our event, you can pick up a bottle of their fruit & vegetable goodness in various shops, cafes, gyms, health shops and restaurants nationwide. Paul recently tried them in Cork and absolutely loved the taste!
Deva Premal & Miten in Concert!
We are giving away two tickets for this beautiful Concert! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Deva Premal & Miten concert
Date: September 22nd, 2017
Location: RDS, Dublin
Celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten bring their Temple at Midnight Tour to Ireland. Accompanied by Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, with Canadian Joby Baker on bass and Danish percussionist Rishi, their unique, spiritually inspired evenings of mantra, song, and chant are treasured by audiences around the planet.
By Paul Congdon
Chilling at the aloha house with the beautiful owner Louise Kleu. This place is simply amazing and needs to be seen to be believed. If you fancy a personal retreat or you are a practitioner looking for a workshop space amidst the beauty of Kerry to run your next course then this is for you. Louise runs Lomi Lomi courses and offers one on one treatments . I got a treatment as well and it’s an amazing experience .
Look out for my full article on this experience in our next issue out in September 2017.
Aloha House is based in Killorglin, County Kerry, and is the home of Lomi Lomi Ireland School of Hawaiian Healing Arts. A very short walking distance to Killorglin town with plenty of top class restaurants & pubs. Loads to see and do in the surrounding areas – for all ages.
By Jeana Iwalani Naluai
I am a Hawaiian-Irish-American. Like my ancestry, my approach to healing is multicultural. I am Western schooled in physical therapy, but I am also trained as a native Hawaiian medicine practitioner. Practising traditional physical therapy for almost a decade left me feeling disconnected, treating “knees” and “lower backs” in a compartmentalised way. I wanted to work on a deeper level and treat clients more holistically. I found all this and more returning to my roots in Lomi Lomi massage and the spiritual teachings of Ho’oponopono learned from Hawaiian masters.
Witnessing the loving and connected way Aunty Margaret Machado and Aunty Mahilani Poe Poe approached healing changed everything for me. Ho’oponopono is a practice of confl ict resolution within oneself and with others, restoring alignment and making right. Pono means to be correct, in harmony, in integrity, to be balanced, encompassing all things desirable for spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Ho’o in front of pono suggests action or requiring action. When we are faced with challenges in our lives, including past traumas, disharmony between loved ones and such upheavals, we allow the emotions of the moment to dictate our thoughts and actions. In the Hawaiian philosophy of care, energies of anger, fear, blame, and judgement create separation between ourselves, others and the divine. Spirit prompts a shift firstly in our spiritual awareness. Even if ignored, the message nonetheless enters the mind.
Without action, discord will manifest physically in order to grab our attention. This results in trauma, injury and pain. Combining Lomi Lomi and Ho’oponopono allows me to work with the whole person, not on them. I had a client who had been in chronic pain for twenty years. He had injured his back serving in the military, a family tradition. As a young man, he had aspirations to be a healer. He chose family obligation rather than following his heart. As his treatment began, he shared the extensive list of failed therapies endured over the years. None had offered long term relief. His main concern was the fear of being hurt.
The session began with Ho’oponopono to address his fear. Was he willing to change the conversation and open to the possibility of healing? Our Hawaiian teaching of the wisdom of the bones reveals the correlation between spiritual/emotional disharmonies and physical illness. The lower back represents the family connection and support. In his case, this support was not received. In fact, for his pain, he had blamed his father for all these years. These emotions had not only created a divide in their relationship but it had perpetuated the pain in his backbone. Using the tools of Ho’oponopono, taking responsibility for shifting the story backward and forwards, he was able to recognise the destructive emotions he was carrying, release the blame and invite healing into his spirit. After the treatment, I asked him how his back was feeling. He was surprised to find his back pain free. Lomi Lomi is a therapeutic art form addressing injury and restoring physical alignment. But the Ho’oponopono is the magic that fosters transformational outcomes. By giving people empowering tools to release the pain in the emotional and spiritual body, true transformation can take place. Body. Mind. Spirit.
Jeana Iwalani Naluai is a Hawaiian Practitioner and master Teacher. Hawaiian Healing retreat – Ireland, June 1-6, 2017, killorglan, Co. kerry. hoomanaspamaui.com
By Louise Kleu McEvoy
When I began my Lomi Lomi journey seventeen years ago in South Africa, I didn’t imagine I would go on to be a teacher and I certainly didn’t imagine it would lead me to establishing a Hawaiian massage training centre in the southwest of Ireland.
Through the twists and turns of my life, it has never ceased to amaze me how sometimes, despite all efforts, things do not turn out the way we planned; and yet at other times, we are gifted something extraordinary that we never believed we could possibly create or achieve. This is part of the magic that becomes our story. It reminds me of the Hawaiian principle Pono, that effectiveness is the measure of truth. When you are “in alignment” with your thoughts, words and deeds, then your truth can manifest in your life. Aloha House is not just a centre for Hawaiian healing – it is a space open for all lightwork, a space for classes, workshops and retreats. Aloha means “unity, harmony, togetherness, interconnectedness, the joyful sharing of life energy in the present moment.”
We chose this name to represent our intention to cherish community, open-heartedness, compassion and friendship. I’m so grateful to the guardians of this land who have opened up a space for me to truly anchor myself here, to create roots for my family and share my vision of perpetuating the spirit of Aloha here in Ireland. Mahalo nui loa! Go raibh mhaith agat!
Fascinating February! The longest month of the year has now passed and we have already began to see the light of day staying longer with us, signalling the coming spring! The month of February and its contagious loving feeling has arrived. Whether you are expecting to receive or planning to give the gift of love to a friend, family member or a soulmate, the atmosphere of kindness and love is all around us. Even during these unusual times, empathy and the desire to give to those less fortunate prevails! In this edition we have some wonderful news for you. On February 10th, Positive Nights welcomes John Bowker for a Valentine’s Heartsongs Special. You can click here to read more about it and book your place. We are also bringing you wonderful events, books and the chance to win some lovely prizes.
LOMI LOMI TRAININGS: ALOHA HOUSE, IRELAND
Aloha House is based in Killorglin, County Kerry, and is the home of Lomi Lomi Ireland School of Hawaiian Healing Arts. They offer workshops and certified training in Lomi Lomi massage and other training’s and classes such as Kua Lua Hawaiian Backwalking & Yoga.
For the upcoming workshops and more info click here
DAWN CARTWRIGHT BACK IN IRELAND
Dawn Cartwright will be back in Ireland to impart her Tantra knowledge in 3 amazing workshops. She will also be our guest at our Positive Nights event on Thursday, April 19th, 2017 (more info coming soon).
Women’s Sacred Sexuality
The Red Tent . Wicklow
Apr 20, 2017 – Apr 21, 2017
Sacred Sexuality . How We Love
2-Nights of Tantric Bliss . Wicklow
Apr 21, 2017 – Apr 23, 2017
Weaving the Beloveds
Boutique Couples Retreat . Sligo
Apr 28, 2017 – May 01, 2017
RISE SISTER RISE WITH REBECCA CAMPBELL
Date: April 8th, 2017
Location: Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Rebecca will be hosted by Positive Living Network for this one day workshop at Dromantine Retreat Centre. A roomful of women will be gathering to listen to the whispers of their soul, unleash their inner wisdom, potent power and rise together. A beautiful gathering!
Watch our for Rebecca’s article in our upcoming Spring issue!
LOMI LOMI MASSAGE BY EVA LENNOX
Eva offers Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui, along with other healing therapies, in Dublin city centre. Her journey with Lomi has brought many gifts but ultimately brought her a profound shift in her awareness and continues to transform her life daily. She is passionate about sharing this amazing practice with as many people as possible.
CELEBRATING MINDFULNESS WITH ULTRA SPIRITUAL JP / CONSCIOUS CONCERT 2017
Date: March 25th
RDS Concert Hall, Dublin
“In case you haven’t noticed, the New Age has become the Old Age. But don’t recycle your crystals just yet! His Enlightenedness JP Sears is ushering in the Newer Age, blinding us with the dawn-like brilliance that is Ultra Spirituality”.
Returning this year we have the wonderful Conscious Concert in Dublin including VIA SKYPE the hilarious new age comedian JP Sears. Click here to learn of the full lineup and to book your tickets.
We are giving away two tickets to the concert. Click here to learn how to participate!
CREACON LODGE EXPERIENCE
Our very own Paul attended an open day here recently and absolutely loved it.Their Food Is Medicine programme introduces Eastern Therapeutic Cuisine and Ayurvedic meals to the menu. The philosophy is food is designed to nourish and keep you sweet and healthy and give you energy.AND boy the food is delicious, the rooms are gorgeous, the peace is free, and the vibe is lovely, check it out and check in….its magic. They do all sorts of packages to include, food , mindfulness, healing, yoga , whatever you need its there.
WE have two overnight stays to giveaway so you and a friend can switch off and turn on…all you have to do is share this link on social media and let us know on any of our pages, twitter, facebook or instagram.
CALM CURE BY SANDY NEWBIGGING
Sandy Newbigging, Author and creator of Mind Calm Meditation, Body Calm Mediation and the Mind Detox Method, is releasing a new book on his latest technique: Calm Cure. The book was described by The London Evening Standard as one of the ‘top 10 books on mindfulness and meditation for 2017.’
WATCH out for Sandy as our guest at an upcoming Positive Nights in May 2017.
Book will be out in stores on May 2nd, 2017. So stay tuned! If you wish to learn more about Sandy and his other work, click here.
INTUITIVE DINNER CLUB WITH PAUL BUGGLE
Date: February 4th
The Wonderful Intutitive Dinners with Paul Buggle are back! This is your chance to experience an incredibly insightful and heartwarming evening with Paul. There are still some places left, click here to learn how to book.
Paul will soon be launching a workshop event, its a one day workshop , held in Monkstown Dublin, teaching people individual
tailored methods to help them access their own higher, broader awareness. First one will take place on a Saturday in February, Full details coming soon. Stay tuned!
The Hawaiian healing art of Lomi Lomi
Lomi Lomi is one of the healing arts practiced by the kahunas of Polynesia. This transformational bodywork was designed to balance and harmonise all aspects of the self through prayer, ritual, chanting, massage and the powerful spirit of Aloha. What brought me to Lomi Lomi 15 years ago was a profound experience of the treatment on a deep, personal level. It was an altered state of awareness and a nurturing of spirit I’d never experienced before and has been the cornerstone of my life ever since.
Lomi lomi uses deep breath, rhythm and long fl owing strokes with the forearm and hands up and down, under and all around the body. It is guided by intuition which comes from the heart. It becomes an interactive dance between giver and receiver based on trust and gentleness, with powerful results.
“The dance of life and breath from the heart, Lomi Lomi is like no other massage”
Often described as “the dance of life and breath from the heart”, Lomi Lomi is like no other massage, it is an experience which overwhelms the mind with sensation, touching a deep core within with the knowingness that we are all interconnected and that the body heals itself with an activation of its own energy, mana. Your body is the home of your subconscious which contains energetic patterns of thought, complexes, belief systems and emotional memory. All this you can access through breath and bodywork. Sometimes it takes bodywork to bring into awareness these patterns and create an abundant fl ow of mana in our bodies and in our lives.
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Who are you? Outside of our learned identity and societal roles, ancient wisdom offers ever-deepening perceptions of who we are as human beings. In one sense, you are the combined energy of all your experiences, sensations, impressions, thoughts, emotions, hopes and dreams — the accumulated energy of every moment you’ve ever experienced. On another level, you are the Great Mystery of Life Itself, opening its eyes to the world through your unique perceptions.
In Ancient Hawaiian Mysticism, these varying depths of seeing are called ‘Kaona’. In our lives, we inhabit many different ‘Kaona’ depending on which level of ‘reality’ we attend. We can focus on ‘the daily grind’ or we can choose to deepen our awareness into the Mystery, even in the most mundane of situations, by observing the Source from which we approach things.
All perceptions are ‘true’ and even useful, on the levels at which they exist, but in any given moment taking our attention to the rhythms of our breath, heartbeat, sensations, colours, shapes and impressions within and without, can begin to bring us into alignment with the Mystery of Life in our cells. Here, we enter the realm of the unknown, the realm of infi nite possibility. As you open this listening inside yourself, you may notice a shift in your external experience. In this profound practice, we more fully embody our essential resonance, unmasking the Mystery, which reveals itself in all that we meet.
Ancient Hawaiian Mysticism with Jody Mountain
Please book by emailing email@example.com
Ancient Hawaiians as well as the Ancient Celts trace their origins back to the Stars. As far fetched as that may seem, modern science has now proven that 93% of the mass in our bodies is made of stardust. Instead of going out or up to God, Angels or Deities, the Ancients believed that the Great Mystery was to be found in the cellular consciousness of the body. Bodyworker and teacher, Jody Mountain, brings forward the lineage of Hawaiian Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i, transmitting a body of work that brings us back to our origin point as human beings. Through this work we are able to come into conscious contact with that the spark of Life which animates us.
Jody Mountain, student of Kahu Abraham Kawai’i, carries an Ancient Wisdom lineage of transformation from her indigenous blood lines, as well as intensive study with the Kahuna. Jody is an international facilitator, guiding participants to engage with subtle channels of access in the body’s physiology and energy, and awaken our essential Resonance. These experiential teachings re-ignite our visceral awareness of Spirit as we contact ‘the Ancient Soul of the Body’.
At The Buddha Bag Meeting, Jody will give a brief introduction to the work, guide us in movement which accesses infinite Life in the body, and give a hands-on demonstration of how visceral contact with the Infinite can be applied to healing, in the form of Kahuna Bodywork or Lomi Lomi Nui.
Experience this rare and sacred work, uncovering the intangible glimmer of Spirit inside of you!
Jody will also offer two workshops in Ireland, June 5-10 and 14-19 at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat in Co. Clare.