Dazzling December: Hello, Positive Lifers! We’re excited to bring you this lovely roundup of holistic news, products and events for the month of December. Our Winter 2019/20 issue has hit the shelves, featuring oodles of inspiring content from our regular contributors, as well as an in-depth look at yoga therapy, an exclusive interview with spiritual pioneer Jac O’ Keeffe and an amazing conversation with Shaman Durek. Our main feature is a tribute to the legendary spiritual teacher Ram Dass, celebrating his life’s work – just in time for the release of his new documentary ‘Becoming Nobody’! Read on to learn about the special event we have planned to mark the occasion…
Jolly June: Hello, Positive Lifers! Enjoy this collection of fabulous events, products and holistic news we have put together for you.
We are very excited to unveil our Summer 2019 issue, which hits the shelves this week. It features an exclusive interview with renowned Indian mystic Sadhguru, who told us all about his Inner Engineering programme for peace and self-realisation. We also got to chat with Ruby Wax about her latest book, ‘How to be Human’, for which she collaborated with a neuroscientist and a Buddhist monk. The book is aimed at helping you to ‘upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone!’ Other highlights include an interview with Judy Satori – Language of Light pioneer – delicious recipes from The Happy Pear twins, an in-depth look at how microbes can heal, and oodles of inspiring content from our regular contributors.
Loads of love, from all the team.
Krishna Das Visits Dublin: 15th and 16th
We are thrilled to announce that the renowned Kirtan singer and teacher Krishna Das will be joining us for two very special events this month. The first event we are offering with Krishna Das is a Peace Of My Heart Kirtan. It will run from 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. on Saturday June 15th. The second event is a Peace Of My Heart Kirtan Workshop which will run from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. on Sunday June 16th. Both events are taking place in the Griffith Conference Centre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Please bring a cushion or mat to sit on if you would like to sit on the floor instead of the chairs. Click here for all the details.
Positive Nights Presents: An Evening With Venant Wong
This July, we are excited to invite Kundalini transmission expert Venant Wong back to Positive Nights on Wednesday July 3rd, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Venant Wong is a transmission vehicle, and the founder of KAP (Kundalini Activation Process). His work involves transmitting the raw life force of kundalini and his most native state of non-dual awareness. Click here to learn more and book your tickets.
The Celtic Woodland Yoga Festival: A Haven of Peace
If you want to take your yoga practice to the next level, check out the Celtic Woodland Yoga Festival, taking place from July 19th to the 22nd in the Boyne River Valley, Co. Meath. This Festival is a heartfelt offering from some of the most dedicated people in the international yoga community: authentic yogis who have been quietly working away, transforming their shadows and undoing their programming, to bring themselves into alignment with the rhythms of nature and the Source of Light.
Solstice – A Rewilding Adventure
Kathy Scott of holistic hub The Trailblazery describes their upcoming Solstice gathering as ‘a holistic retreat in the wilderness and an uncivilised summer school designed to re-kindle our connection to our untamed nature.’ Participants will be guided through sacred practices with leading Irish wisdom keepers. This gathering takes place on Saturday June 22ndon a beautiful estate overlooking Howth Head, Dublin Bay and Dublin City.
Experience Deep Spiritual Enrichment in Tallaght
Looking for a deep retreat experience? Check out this five-day residential retreat experience in Tallaght, being offered by Swami Sharanananda Reverend Korko Moses, SJ. He is a Jesuit priest living in India, who teaches contemplative practices of meditation and yoga, and founded Dhyanavanam, an ashram inspired by Christian and Eastern spiritual traditions. It takes place in the Dominican Retreat Centre Tallaght from June 18th to 23rd. For booking details or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just click here.
Workshop With Yoga Pioneer Gary Kraftsow: June 14 – 16
Unity Yoga school, located in Spiller’s Lane, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, is pleased to be hosting world-renowned yoga therapist Gary Kraftsow for a special workshop from Friday June 14th to Sunday June 16th. Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for more than 40 years. He is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute. Click here to read all about the weekend workshop. To book your place or learn more, contact Jeff Gonet by email:email@example.com, or phone: 086-301-4428.
We will come together in the circle to create a supportive healing community where we can journey deeper into ourselves and beyond. We will be performing ritual and ceremony on the sacred sites of the Boyne Valley. There will also be a sacred Celtic sweatlodge ceremony and we will journey into Mother Earth inside the cairn.This workshop will include the following:Celtic sweatlodge
Ecstatic Journey – using trance dance, breathwork and drumming to journey deeper
Shamanic healing work
Time in nature
Free time/party timeThis workshop is facilitated by Martin Duffy
Martin is the director of the OakTree Charitable Trust, a nonprofit organization that runs the Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies and The Transpersonal Institute at Dunderry Park.
The Centre is dedicated to promoting and preserving shamanic traditions from around the world, particularly those of the pre-Celtic and Celtic era. Contemporary Transpersonal approaches are also taught at the centre. Martin has worked as a mental health care professional since 1977. He is an accredited transpersonal /Jungian psychotherapist. He has trained in various forms of consciousness raising methods including Holotropic Breathwork ™, Dreamwork, Trance dancing and Firewalking.
His grandfather and mother are traditional folk healers and he is following in their footsteps. His work is influenced by the Druid traditions of ancient Ireland.
He has done fieldwork with indigenous Shamans from Mongolia, Mexico, the Amazon, Andes, and Africa and also has trained in core Shamanism with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies (U.S.A.) and the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies.
Martin brings warmth and compassion to his shamanic practice. He has strong values with regards integrity, honesty and openness, in particular he believes in empowering the individual to find healing, knowledge and wisdom within themselves.
To see a video of past events see – http://www.youtube.com/watch
Cost is €325 Tuition, Accommodation and all meals included.
Spiritual Cinema Circle
These inspirational movies have played to enthusiastic audiences at film festivals all over the world, and many have won major awards. But in most cases, The Spiritual Cinema Circle is the only place you’ll get to see them. Each one is a movie with a story that matters. Stories that remind us about what it means to be human. That explore new possibilities. That help us understand more of the world around us.
Our selections include a wide range of topics from the power of the mind to living compassionately to the empowering message of creating your own destiny.
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Saturday 21st June 2008 | * SUMMER SOLSTICE *
Admission: €20 (ALL classes, therapies and workshops included in price!) Ticket holders only | Buy yours in our shop or call 01 674 5773 or 01 674 6396
Yoga, Aikido, meditation and Tai Chi classes, therapies such as Reiki, reflexology, acupuncture and massage, talks on homeopathy, astrology and more, workshops such as Alexander Technique and Emotional Freedom Techniques, demonstrations and information.
Venues: Ss. Michael & John’s at Cultivate and the adjoining Aspect Language School.
9am – 1pm | 2 – 6pm (1 – 2pm is reserved for lunch time for all. Govinda’s will sell food on site.)
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What better way to spend your summer than relaxing with good book? And what better book than Angels in my Hair, the autobiography of a modern-day Irish Mystic. All children are born with the ability to see Angels, but most of us lose that ability by the time we go to school. Lorna Byrne, however, never lost the ability, and continues to communicate with all of our Angels for the benefit of everyone.
To win a copy of the book, simply email us your best Angel story to firstname.lastname@example.org The 5 best stories will win.
This July 7th-12th, the Chopra Center will offer its Seduction of Spirit program in Dublin, where Deepak Chopra and David Simon will guide participants in a six-day exploration of deep meditation, yoga, and practices for fulfilling their highest human potential.Seduction of Spirit was designed to help people manage the stress of their daily lives, cope with anxiety and emotional turbulence, and discover their deepest purpose.
In addition to daily sessions with Drs. Chopra & Simon, guests will receive instruction in the transformative practice of Primordial Sound Meditation, the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and other healing tools and techniques. Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian lunches prepared from the Chopra Center Cookbook will also be served each day.Seducton of Spirit will take at Dublin’s luxurious CityWest hotel, offering abundant beauty, fresh ocean breezes, and nature’s tranquility.
When a collective of people pour their heart, soul, energy, enthusiasm, vision and passion into a space you can be sure that the experience will be both magical and alchemical. It comes from the heart, and is infused with love! So much can happen in a space that it dedicated to nature, love and creativity and this year, you are invited and welcomed into what these people believe is the very heart of the festival experience. For more information see
A Café with a difference. In the heart of Kilkenny, Helen and Urs Tobler have opened a Vinothek where all wines are certified organic, where the coffee is fair trade and organic, and where the food is local.
Choose between 30 different wines that are served by the glass, drink while enjoying a plate of smoked organic salmon, or a cheese platter with award winning local and other fabulous cheeses, have a feta salad enriched with a dressing of organic olive oil, organic cider vinegar and other first class ingredients. Or have a great coffee and savour the house made chocolate cake.
So, when next in Kilkenny, find the Butterslip and dive into the experience of the Café del Vino.