Deepening the Senses – Awakening the Feminine – ‘Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld’ – Residential Retreat 20th JULY 2018 & 7th September 2018

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‘From the great above, she opened her ear to the great below,
From the great above, Inanna opened her ear to the great below.

The moment Inanna opens her ear to the great below, her journey begins. Yet although her journey begins at once, the way to the underworld is slow and laborious. To enter the spiritual realm of the underworld, Inanna must give up her earthly powers. One by one, Inanna abandons her glory, both in heaven and on earth’ ..and so she begins the journey…

                                                                                                        -Inanna – Mythology

‘Initiation is the process by which we turn from our natural inclination to remain unconscious and decide that whatever it takes – suffering, striving, enduring – we will pursue conscious union with the deeper mind, the wild self’.  

                                                                           – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 ‘This is the beginning of a road whose end is totally unknown and totally known’

                                                                                                   – Marion Woodman

I am delighted to invite you to join me once again in the beautiful heartland of the Boyne Valley in County Meath for a unique and memorable weekend residential experience.  The Boyne Valley is an ancient landscape steeped in myth and history. Nearby the Hill of Tara and the ancient sites of New Grange, Knowth and Lough Crew are all known as sacred places of dwelling for the Gods and entrances to the other world.

During our ‘Deepening the Senses’ Retreat we explore the world of the senses – connecting to the archetypal energy of the feminine – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. We will revisit the mythical story of Inanna. This Sumerian Myth is over 5000 years old. It tells the story of Inanna’s descent to the underworld, her journey through the seven gates, stripping herself of her worldly powers, to unite with her sister Ereshkigal who is living in darkness in the otherworld. During her Journey she experiences deep transformation. Her sister self, Ereshkigal experiences a profound change within herself too. On this unique weekend, we will draw from the realm of myth and archetypes to deepen our own understanding of ourselves and drawing on our connection to the wisdom of the ancient landscape around us, we will attune inward to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the creative energy of the feminine that is calls us back to our authentic selves.

 During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection to the landscape around us. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry, mythology and imagery, gentle mindful movements, art and clay work, meditation, and dream imaging, exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The two days will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk, relax, rest and enjoy the surrounding countryside. You will enjoy good nourishing food and on our last evening we will gather at the hearth and the log fire, for the ancient tradition of our ancestors – sharing songs and poetry, music, story-telling and conversations. We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual and awaken the feminine energy in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of  personal therapy work is an essential prerequesite for this retreat.

Retreat dates:

Friday July 20th arriving at 4pm – Sunday July 22nd 2018 departing after Lunch.

Retreat venue:

Dunderry Park in Dunderry, County Meath, is a beautiful restored 200 year old Georgian residence. It is surrounded by 25 acres of wooded parkland in a peaceful country setting with lakeside and woodland walks. It is approximately 30 miles north of Dublin in the historic Boyne Valley, famous for the ancient hill of Tara. The Neolithic sites of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Lough Crew are all located in the Boyne Valley. Tara in ancient times was the sacred place of dwelling for the Gods and the entrance place to the other world.

The Retreat Package:

The package includes 2 nights bed and breakfast in shared accommodation, 2 evening meals(2 courses), 2 lunches (2 courses), break time snacks, teas and coffees, and 12 hours group facilitation.

(2 dates to choose from – July or September )

Booking:

The full 2-day retreat package costs 350 euro – a non-refundable deposit of 120 euro is payable to secure your place. The balance is due no later than MAY 30TH. Early Booking is advisable as places are limited.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

Testimonials

“I cannot recommend this wonderful retreat enough. Deepening the Senses and the pleasure of meeting Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin was life changing.”

“It was a beautiful nourishing weekend. We drank from a deep well. Thank you.”

“It was the best!”

“Thank you Eileen for facilitating a truly magical experiential weekend – Deepening the Senses, with some very beautiful and inspirational people”

“Thank you Eileen for a truly wonderful, creative soft weekend – Deepening the Senses..You are unlimited”

“Just returned from a beautiful and magical weekend retreat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. It awakened my senses and allowed my soul whispers to be heard. Thanks to everyone who shared the journey”

“Thanks so much Eileen. Highly recommend. Such a powerful weekend”

“Day two of the retreat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin absolutely magical”

“Thank you for the most memorable weekend”

“Loved every minute of it thank you so much Eileen”

“On a train back to Limerick and on to Dublin after a totally satisfying weekend retreat with a darling called Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. She embodies the celtic oral/aural tradition in the deepest most accepting way. The group that were called together were some of the most open hearted i have ever been blessed to meet. We changed our inner lives in the gentlest and profoundest ways. It will take some reflection to examine those ways. Thank you all”

“Thanks so much. I really enjoyed the weekend”.

“it was a perfect weekend”

“Thank you Eileen. It was a life changing experience”

“Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. A total new experience for me that did awaken and deepen my senses and it was a learning curve for me in so many ways and meeting awesome like-minded people – Loved every minute”

“Give yourself a New Years treat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin . Go just go…You won’t regret it, trust me”

“money can’t provide the space created for us to deepen. It’s the beautiful connection offered by the facilitator. Much appreciated Eileen. ”

“I felt i could be myself, very at home surrounded by beautiful people and landscape. Thank you Eileen for sharing and giving me so much”

“I had a wonderful weekend and I’m very grateful and feel privileged to have experienced it”

“Eileen has an excellent style – gentle yet in control,understanding, great sense of humour/fun, rich in knowledge, everything is from the heart”

“so glad i came…lets do more!!

“Such a fulfilling experience. I felt warmed and comforted and reassured. Beautiful setting, people, food and accommodation. Thank you so much Eileen. You are unique and gifted”

More testimonials on the main website page.

 

 

 

Deepening the Senses – ‘Awakening Bealtaine’ Day Retreat

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“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. and creativity is what makes life worth living. – Marion Woodman

“To be sensual, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread “– James Baldwin

You are invited to join me for Bealtaine’s ‘Deepening the Senses – ‘Lighting the Fires’ Day Retreat this May 5th 2018. This Retreat takes place in the beautiful retreat centre ‘The Sccul Sanctuary’ nestled in stunning woodlands in Clarinbridge,  Co. Galway.

In ancient times Bealtaine celebrated the end of the dark half of the year and the coming of the light half.  It coincided with the start of the harvesting season. It is a time steeped in myth, story and ritual. Fires were lit to mark this time of purification and transition, heralding the hope of a good harvest later in the year. Bealtaine was the time when the Cailleach, who presided over the cold half of the Celtic year, bathed in her wells and transformed herself into the Iníon Buí, the Flower Maiden. This journey through the cold dark season that began in Samhain is now at a close and we are entering, through the gateway of Bealtaine, meeting all of Summer’s plentiful abundance.

During our ‘Deepening The Senses’ Day Retreat we will deepen into the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connection to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. On this day retreat, we will mark this special threshold into sunlight and in doing so we will awaken our own creative harvest wellspring, by learning to attune more deeply to the senses, the aliveness in our bodies and learning to listen to the wisdom that is held within.

This work draws on the wisdom of myth, dreams and the external landscape. By attuning to our own inner journeying we will begin to appreciate in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives. When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During this retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. The ‘Tine’, the Fire of Bealtaine will be lit, and utilising the medium of myth and poetry, we will awaken a deeper more authentic connection to ourselves. We will be using  gentle mindful movements, art work, meditation, as well as exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The day retreat will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to spend in the beautiful sensory garden at the centre or rest in the sanctuary itself by the log fire. It is a day of connection to the self, for deeper nourishment and enjoyment in a beautiful tranquil setting.

A nourishing two course lunch as well as home baked scones,tea and coffee will be provided. This retreat aims to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

WORKSHOP/RETREAT DATES
Saturday  May  5th 2018 – Arriving at 9.30 am and commencing at 10 am sharp. Retreat will finish at 5.30pm.

Retreat Venue:
The retreat takes place at The Sccul Sanctuary, Clarinbridge, Co Galway . For further information on this venue see their site www.scculsanctuary.com

The Retreat Package:
The package includes 6 hours group facilitation, 2 course lunch, teas and coffees and home baked scones will be available during the day. A certificate for 6 points CPD is available on completion of the day.

Booking:
The full day workshop retreat costs 120 euro. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. Full fee is payable on booking to secure your place.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen on her email teallach1@gmail.com

“When one flower blooms, Spring Awakens Everywhere” – John O’Donoghue

A Few Testimonials

” Thank you Eileen for a such a special retreat. I loved it, and all the company, just gorgeous! ”

“This was a wonderful gift to myself”

“Really glad i came…going away feeling refreshed, energised, -Positive ! Thank you so much!”

“it was perfect…I’ll be back”

“it was magical…and will say with me for a long time – thank you so much”

More testimonials on the the main page.

“The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul place”

                                                                                                                 – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Deepening the Senses – ‘Crossing the Threshold’ Day Retreat – January 6th 2018 – Nollaig na mBan

DEEPENING THE SENSES – ‘CROSSING THE THRESHOLD’ DAY RETREAT

“In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature” – Edna O’ Brien

“The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place”

– Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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January is a time of the year for contemplation and reflection. We are on the threshold between the Old and the New Year, this is a time of letting go of what is past and welcoming the new.

‘Deepening the Senses’ Day retreat takes place on January 6th, Nollaig na mBan or ‘Women’s Christmas’. This is a unique ancient Irish pagan tradition where women, on this day, stopped their daily work and spent the day or evening at the fire side in the company of other women, sharing their stories, passions, songs and lives as a celebration of themselves and the mother goddess.

On January 6th we will light the fire once more and meet at the threshold of this New Year for a nourishing Day Retreat. Often in our lives we arrive at thresholds. At those times we can ask ourselves – What am I leaving? What am I about to enter? What gifts would enable me to do it?

Our life thresholds are often accompanied by great complexity of emotions-, confusion, fear, excitement, sadness and hope. This is one reason why such vital threshold crossings, in our ancient wisdom, were always clothed in ritual.On this Retreat we will acknowledge and celebrate this meeting at the threshold and this crossing.

During our ‘Deepening the Senses’ Day Retreat we deepen into the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. We will awaken our own creative wellspring, by learning to attune more deeply to our senses, the aliveness in our bodies, and learn to listen to the wisdom that is held within. So often in our lives, for many reasons, we listen more to our thoughts than we do to our embodied selves. When we learn to connect to our bodies it talks to us in the language of sensations, letting us know how we really are in every moment. When we learn to connect inward we learn how to support ourselves more fully in our lives.

This work will help us to deepen our understanding of ourselves in an embodied way drawing on the wisdom of myth, dreams and the external landscape. By attuning to our own inner journeying we will begin to appreciate in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.
This is work that draws on neuroscientific evidence based research, psycho therapeutic theories and practices from an Embodied/Gestalt, Attachment and Jungian perspective.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. The day will be a mixture of myth, dream work, meditation and Art work as well as poetry and gentle mindful movement. The day retreat will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk in the lovely woodlands surrounding the centre, or rest in the sanctuary itself by the log fire. It is a day of connection to the self, a day for deeper nourishment and enjoyment in a beautiful tranquil setting.

A nourishing two course lunch as well as freshly baked scones, tea and coffee, are also provided.

The aim is to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, meet like minded people, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

WORKSHOP/RETREAT DATES
Saturday January 6th 2018 – Arriving at 9.30 am and commencing at 10 am sharp. Retreat will finish at 5.30/6pm.

Retreat Venue:
The retreat takes place at The Sccul Sanctuary, Clarinbridge, Co Galway . For further information on this venue see their site www.scculsanctuary.com. Directions to the Retreat Centre will follow upon booking.

The Retreat Package:
The package includes 6 hours group facilitation, 2 course lunch, teas and coffees and home baked scones are provided. A certificate for 6 points CPD is available.

Booking:
The full day workshop retreat costs 120 euro. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. Full fee is payable on booking to secure your place.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

“When one flower blooms, Spring Awakens Everywhere” – John O’Donoghue

TESTIMONIALS FOR DEEPENING THE SENSES RETREATS

“Eileen was a wonderful magical facilitator. It was so well thought through, very gentle, imaginative, knowledgeable, safe, nurturing. It takes excellent facilitation to allow so many different people to open up in such a short space of time”

“It was amazing, just amazing”

“so glad i came…lets do more”

“Eileen has an excellent style – gentle yet in control, understanding, great sense of humour/fun, rich in knowledge, everything is from the heart”

“I cannot recommend this wonderful retreat enough. Deepening the Senses and the pleasure of meeting Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin was life changing”

“Money can’t provide the space created for us to deepen. Its the beautiful connection offered by the facilitator. Much appreciated Eileen.”

“Go, just go, you won’t regret it..trust me”

“I felt i could be myself, very at home surrounded by beautiful people and landscape. Thank you Eileen for sharing and giving me so much”.

More testimonials available on the website

 

Deepening the Senses ‘Awakening the Feminine’ Residential Retreat September 2017

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‘To be sensual, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread’ – James Baldwin.

 ‘This is the beginning of a road whose end is totally unknown and totally known’  – Marion Woodman

You are invited to join me for the popular ‘Deepening the Senses’ Retreat in the beautiful heartland of the Boyne Valley in County Meath. This is an ancient mythical  landscape, world renowned for being the site of the sacred Hill of Tara and the megalithic site of Newgrange, Knowth and Lough Crew. In ancient lore these sites were the home of the Gods and the entrance into the other world.

During our ‘Deepening the Senses – Awakening the Feminine’ Retreat we explore the world of the senses – connecting to the archetypal energy of the feminine – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. Through an embodied psychotherapy approach,  we will draw on the realm of myth and archetypes to deepen into the senses, exploring our connection to the wisdom of the ancient dreaming landscape that surrounds us, attuning all the while to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the creative energy of the feminine that is calling us. In ‘Awakening the Feminine’ we will be working with that feminine energy- the Brigid archetypal energy, that connects us in a deeper way to our embodied selves.  We will engage in a dialogue with body and psyche listening to the images that arise from the body, from the unconscious, from our dreaming lives. We will connect to the ‘wise woman’ archetype, bringing alive the rich authentic relationship with her in the inner world whilst staying awake to the outer rich mythical landscape that will support us.

This work is based on psychotherapeutic theory and neuroscientific research, that looks at how we can open up new neural pathways in the brain where trauma from the past have restricted us. This work is developed to allow a letting go of those old patterns and complexes in an embodied way and open up new pathways to creativity and wholeness for ourselves.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection to the landscape. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, art and clay work, meditation, and dream imaging, exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The two days will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk, relax, rest and enjoy the surrounding countryside. You will enjoy good nourishing food and on our last evening after our féasta (n.celtic feast) we will gather at the hearth and the log fire, for the ancient tradition of our ancestors – sharing  songs and poetry, music, story-telling and conversations. We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual and awaken the feminine energy in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

‘To find her it is necessary for women to return to their instinctive lives, their deepest knowing. So let us push on now, and remember ourselves back to the wild soul. Let us sing her flesh back onto our bones. Shed any false coats we have been given. Don the true coat of powerful instinct and knowing. Infiltrate the psychic lands that once belonged to us. Unfurl the bandages, ready the medicine. let us return’ .

–  Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Retreat dates:

Friday September 1st arriving at 4pm – Sunday September 3rd 2017 departing after Lunch.

Retreat venue:

Dunderry Park in Dunderry, County Meath, is a beautiful restored 200 year old Georgian residence. It is surrounded by 25 acres of wooded parkland in a peaceful country setting with lakeside and woodland walks. It is approximately 30 miles north of Dublin in the historic Boyne Valley, famous for the ancient hill of Tara and the megalithic sites of New Grange, Knowth and Lough Crew. The hill of Tara is 15 minutes drive away, and in ancient times it was known as the seat of the high kings of Ireland and was the sacred place of dwelling for the Gods and the entrance place to the other world.

Retreat Package:

The package includes 2 nights bed and breakfast in shared accommodation, 2 evening meals(2 courses), 2 lunches (2 courses), break time snacks, teas and coffees, and 12 hours group facilitation.

Booking:

The full 2-day retreat package costs 350 euro – a non-refundable deposit of 120 euro is payable to secure your place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

TESTIMONIALS

“Money can’t provide the space created for us to deepen. It’s the beautiful connection offered by the facilitator. Much appreciated Eileen. ”

“I felt i could be myself, very at home surrounded by beautiful people and landscape. Thank you Eileen for sharing and giving me so much”

“I had a wonderful weekend and I’m very grateful and feel privileged to have experienced it”

“Eileen has an excellent style – gentle yet in control,understanding, great sense of humour/fun, rich in knowledge, everything is from the heart”

“so glad i came…lets do more!!

“Such a fulfilling experience. I felt warmed and comforted and reassured. Beautiful setting, people, food and accommodation. Thank you so much Eileen. You are unique and gifted”

I wish i could do it every time my battery is running low. – Thank you so much Eileen”

“wonderful experience! thanks so much”

“i reconnected with my soul…thank you”

“the rewards i’m leaving with are invigorating and life altering – thank you”

‘Deepening the Senses – Awakening the Feminine’ Residential Retreat July 2017

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Painting by Lucy Campbell – titled ‘Crone’. commissioned especially for Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin Retreats

‘To be sensual, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread’ – James Baldwin.

 ‘This is the beginning of a road whose end is totally unknown and totally known’  – Marion Woodman

You are invited to join me for the popular ‘Deepening the Senses’ Retreat in the beautiful heartland of the Boyne Valley in County Meath. This is an ancient mythical  landscape, world renowned for being the site of the sacred Hill of Tara and the megalithic site of Newgrange, Knowth and Lough Crew. In ancient lore these sites were the home of the Gods and the entrance into the other world.

During our ‘Deepening the Senses – Awakening the Feminine’ Retreat we explore the world of the senses – connecting to the archetypal energy of the feminine – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. Through an embodied psychotherapy approach,  we will draw on the realm of myth and archetypes to deepen into the senses, exploring our connection to the wisdom of the ancient dreaming landscape that surrounds us, attuning all the while to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the creative energy of the feminine that is calling us. In ‘Awakening the Feminine’ we will be working with that feminine energy- the Brigid archetypal energy, that connects us in a deeper way to our embodied selves.  We will engage in a dialogue with body and psyche listening to the images that arise from the body, from the unconscious, from our dreaming lives. We will connect to the ‘wise woman’ archetype, bringing alive the rich authentic relationship with her in the inner world whilst staying awake to the outer rich mythical landscape that will support us.

This work is based on psychotherapeutic theory and neuroscientific research, that looks at how we can open up new neural pathways in the brain where trauma from the past have restricted us. This work is developed to allow a letting go of those old patterns and complexes in an embodied way and open up new pathways to creativity and wholeness for ourselves.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection to the landscape. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, art and clay work, meditation, and dream imaging, exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The two days will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk, relax, rest and enjoy the surrounding countryside. You will enjoy good nourishing food and on our last evening after our féasta (n.celtic feast) we will gather at the hearth and the log fire, for the ancient tradition of our ancestors – sharing  songs and poetry, music, story-telling and conversations. We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual and awaken the feminine energy in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

‘To find her it is necessary for women to return to their instinctive lives, their deepest knowing. So let us push on now, and remember ourselves back to the wild soul. Let us sing her flesh back onto our bones. Shed any false coats we have been given. Don the true coat of powerful instinct and knowing. Infiltrate the psychic lands that once belonged to us. Unfurl the bandages, ready the medicine. let us return’ .

–  Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Retreat dates:

Friday July 28th arriving at 4pm – Sunday July 30th 2017 departing after Lunch.

Retreat venue:

Dunderry Park in Dunderry, County Meath, is a beautiful restored 200 year old Georgian residence. It is surrounded by 25 acres of wooded parkland in a peaceful country setting with lakeside and woodland walks. It is approximately 30 miles north of Dublin in the historic Boyne Valley, famous for the ancient hill of Tara and the megalithic sites of New Grange, Knowth and Lough Crew. The hill of Tara is 15 minutes drive away, and in ancient times it was known as the seat of the high kings of Ireland and was the sacred place of dwelling for the Gods and the entrance place to the other world.

Retreat Package:

The package includes 2 nights bed and breakfast in shared accommodation, 2 evening meals(2 courses), 2 lunches (2 courses), break time snacks, teas and coffees, and 12 hours group facilitation.

Booking:

The full 2-day retreat package costs 350 euro – a non-refundable deposit of 120 euro is payable to secure your booking. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

TESTIMONIALS

“money can’t provide the space created for us to deepen. It’s the beautiful connection offered by the facilitator. Much appreciated Eileen. ”

“I felt i could be myself, very at home surrounded by beautiful people and landscape. Thank you Eileen for sharing and giving me so much”

“I had a wonderful weekend and I’m very grateful and feel privileged to have experienced it”

“Eileen has an excellent style – gentle yet in control,understanding, great sense of humour/fun, rich in knowledge, everything is from the heart”

“so glad i came…lets do more!!

“Such a fulfilling experience. I felt warmed and comforted and reassured. Beautiful setting, people, food and accommodation. Thank you so much Eileen. You are unique and gifted”

I wish i could do it every time my battery is running low. – Thank you so much Eileen”

“wonderful experience! thanks so much”

“i reconnected with my soul…thank you”

“the rewards i’m leaving with are invigorating and life altering – thank you”

‘Deepening the Senses – Awakening Bealtaine’ Day Retreat

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‘DEEPENING THE SENSES – AWAKENING BEALTAINE’ DAY RETREAT

if you listen to the wisdom of your body

love this flesh and bone,

dedicate yourself to its mystery

you may one day

find yourself smiling from your mirror 

                                              – Marion Woodman

You are invited to join me for Deepening the Senses Day Retreat this May 5th 2017. This Workshop/Retreat takes place in the beautiful retreat centre ‘The Sanctuary’ nestled in stunning woodlands in Clarinbridge,  Co. Galway.

In ancient times Bealtaine celebrated the end of the dark half of the year and the coming of the light half. It coincided with the start of the harvesting season. It is a time steeped in myth, story and ritual. Bealtaine was the time when the Cailleach, who presides over the cold half of the Celtic year, bathes in her wells and transforms herself into the Iníon Buí, the daughter of the Hag, or Bláthnait, the Flower Maiden.

During our ‘Deepening The Senses’ Day Retreat we deepen into the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. On this day retreat, we will awaken our own creative harvest wellspring, by learning to attune more deeply to the senses, the aliveness in our bodies and learn to listen to the wisdom that is held within. So often in our lives, for many reasons, we listen more to our thoughts than we do to our embodied selves. When we learn to connect to our bodies it talks to us in the language of sensations, letting us know how we really are in every moment. When we connect inward we learn how to support ourselves more fully in our lives. In May we will be crossing the threshold of equinox and solstice, moving into the power of the sun. Fire at Bealtaine represented the ritual of sacrifice and renewal. Often in our own lives we need to sacrifice our old habits that no longer serve us and allow ourselves to blossom into the fullness of our authentic selves.

This work will help us to deepen our understanding of ourselves in an embodied way drawing on the wisdom of myth, dreams and the external landscape. By attuning to our own inner journeying we will begin to appreciate in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.
This is work that draws on neuroscience evidence based research and psychotherapeutic theories and practices from an Embodied/Gestalt and Jungian perspective.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, meditation, as well as exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The day retreat will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk in the lovely woodlands surrounding the centre, or sit in the walled garden nearby or rest in the sanctuary itself by the log fire. It is a day of connection to the self, a day for deeper nourishment and enjoyment in a beautiful tranquel setting.

A nourishing two course lunch as well as snacks, tea and coffee, are also provided.

We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

WORKSHOP/RETREAT DATES
Friday May  2017 – Arriving at 9.30 am and commencing at 10 am sharp. Retreat will finish at 5.30/6pm.

Retreat Venue:
The retreat takes place at The Sccul Sanctuary, Clarinbridge, Co Galway . For further information on this venue see their site www.scculsanctuary.com

The Retreat Package:
The package includes 6 hours group facilitation, 2 course lunch, teas and coffees and home baked snacks will be available throughout the day. A certificate for 6 points CPD is available on request.

Booking:
The full day workshop retreat costs 110 euro. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. Full fee is payable on booking to secure your place.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

“When one flower blooms, Spring Awakens Everywhere” – John O’Donoghue

A Few Testimonials

” Thank you Eileen for a such a special retreat. I loved it, and all the company, just gorgeous! “

“i really enjoyed this experience, the unfolding, the learning was so deep but not frighteningly intense which allowed for some tremendous work – astonishing”

“It was magical and will stay with me”

 

Deepening the Senses – A Journey Inward – Day Workshop/Retreat

Deepening the Senses – A Journey Inward –

Day Workshop/Retreat

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To be sensual, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread – James Baldwin.

You are invited to join me for the popular Deepening the Senses Workshop Retreat, now available for a One Day Experience in the  beautiful newly opened woodland Retreat Centre  ‘The Sanctuary’ in Clarinbridge in Co. Galway.

During our ‘Deepening The Senses’ Day Retreat we explore the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. Through the realm of myth and dreams we will deepen into the senses, drawing on our connection to the wisdom of the landscape around us, attuning to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, meditation, art and dream imaging, exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The day retreat will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk in the lovely woodlands surrounding the centre, or sit in the walled garden nearby or rest in the sanctuary itself by the log fire. It is a day of connection to the self, a day for deeper nourishment and enjoyment in a beautiful tranquel setting.

You will have freshly baked scones mid morning with tea and coffee as well as enjoying a good nourishing two course lunch. Snacks as well as tea and coffee are available throughout the day.  We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

Workshop/ Retreat dates:

Friday March 10th 2017 – Arriving at 9.30 am and commencing at 10 am sharp.

Retreat will finish at  5.30pm.

Retreat venue:

The retreat takes place at The Sccul Sanctuary, Clarinbridge, Co Galway . For further information on this venue see their site.http://scculsanctuary.com

The Retreat Package:

The package includes 5 .5 hours group facilitation, 2 course lunch, homemade scones,  teas and coffees and snacks will be available throughout the day. A certificate for 5.5 points CPD is available on request.

Booking:

The full day workshop retreat costs 110 euro. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. Full fee is payable on booking to secure your place.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

 

September 2016 Workshop/Retreat

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leap of Faith – Lucy Campbell

DEEPENING THE SENSES – A JOURNEY INWARD 

To be sensual, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread. – James Baldwin.

 Conscious femininty is aware of the energy in rock,bird,tree,sunset.  Aware of living in world..soul. The body is attuned, concentrated, alive,open,receptive,alert,aware, in the marrow of the harmony of the universe.  – MARION WOODMAN

You are invited to join us in a workshop retreat in the beautiful heartland of the Burren in Co. Clare. An ancient landscape steeped in myth and history.

During our ‘Deepening The Senses’ retreat we explore the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world.  Through the realm of myth and archetypes we will deepen into the senses, drawing on our connection to the wisdom of the ancient landscape around us, attuning to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, art, meditation, active imagination and dream imaging to assist us. The two days will provide nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk, relax, rest and enjoy the surrounding countryside. An outdoor hot tub is on site and you can arrange an optional massage should you wish to do so in your free time.  You will enjoy good nourishing food and on our last evening after our féasta (n. celtic feast) we will gather at the hearth for the ancient tradition of our ancestors – sharing  songs, music, story telling and conversations. We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

The Retreat Package:

The package includes 2 nights bed and breakfast in shared twin room luxury accommodation, 2 evening meals(2 courses), 2 lunches (2 courses), break time snacks, teas and coffees, the workshop and exclusive use of sauna and outdoor hot tub.

The package price below is based on shared spacious twin room accommodation. There is limited private accommodation available at an additional cost. Please enquire about availability upon booking.

Booking:

4The full 2-day retreat package costs 340 euro – a non-refundable deposit of 100 euro is  payable by 5th August 2016. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

Retreat dates:

2nd – 4th September 2016

Retreat venue:

The retreat takes place at The Red Gates, Corofin, Co. Galway. For further information on this venue see their site here.

Summer 2016 Workshop/Retreat

Deepening The Senses, a Journey Inward

 

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To be sensual, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread – James Baldwin.

You are invited to join us in a workshop retreat in the beautiful heartland of the Burren in Co. Clare. An ancient landscape steeped in myth and history.

During our ‘deepening the senses’ retreat we explore the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. Through the realm of myth and archetypes we will deepen into the senses, drawing on our connection to the wisdom of the ancient landscape around us, attuning to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, art, meditation, and dream imaging, exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The two days will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to walk, relax, rest and enjoy the surrounding countryside. An outdoor hot tub and sauna is on site and you can arrange an optional massage should you wish to do so in your free time. You will enjoy good nourishing food and on our last evening after our féasta (n.celtic feast) we will gather at the hearth or if the weather permits us, under the stars at a bonfire, for the ancient tradition of our ancestors – sharing  songs and poetry, music, story telling and conversations. We aim to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

Retreat dates:

Bank holiday weekend 29th July to 31st July 2016.

Retreat venue:

The retreat takes place at The Red Gates, Corofin, Co. Galway. For further information on this venue see their site here.

The Retreat Package:

The package includes 2 nights bed and breakfast in shared twin room luxury accommodation, 2 evening meals(2 courses), 2 lunches (2 courses), break time snacks, teas and coffees, the workshop and exclusive use of sauna and outdoor hot tub.

The package price below is based on shared spacious twin room accommodation. There is one triple room available. There is limited private accommodation available at an additional cost. Please enquire about availability upon booking.

Booking:

The full 2-day retreat package costs 340 euro – a non-refundable deposit of 100 euro ispayable by 30th June 2016. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271.

Deepening the Senses – Crossing the Threshold

 Deepening the Senses – Crossing the Threshold – January 13th 2017 

Deepening the Senses- Crossing The Threshold

“In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature” – Edna O’Brien

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Lucy Campbell – Night Unlocked

January is a time of the year for contemplation and reflection. We are on the threshold between the old and the new year, this is a time of letting go and welcoming the new.

We will meet together at the threshold of this New Year on the 13th of January. Often in our lives we arrive at thresholds. At those times we can ask ourselves – What am I leaving? What am I about to enter? What gifts would enable me to do it?

Our life thresholds are often accompanied by great complexity of emotions-, confusion, fear, excitement, sadness and hope. This is one reason why such vital threshold crossings, in our ancient wisdom, were always clothed in ritual.

This January ‘Deepening the Senses – Crossing the Threshold’ Retreat will acknowledge and celebrate this meeting at the threshold and this crossing.  The weekend will be a mixture of myth, dream work,meditation, art and clay work as well as poetry and gentle mindful movement. There will be periods of silence for quiet reflection and time for rest and walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. An outdoor hot tub is on site for your use and you can arrange an optional massage or sauna should you wish to do so in your own free time.  We will have time outdoors to connect to the mythical landscape that surrounds us. On our last evening we will gather together for the ancient tradition of sharing song, music, story-telling and conversations.

The venue for Teallach’s January retreat is the stunning Ard Nahoo in Dromahair, Co Leitrim. This beautiful setting is nestled on the Sligo/Leitrim border in countryside that is only a short distance from the shores of Lough Gill and the Lake Isle of Inisfree. This is  landscape that offered an abundance of inspiration to Yeats throughout his life. On the horizon you can see Knocknaree – the final resting place of Queen Maeve of Connaught.

Ard Nahoo, Teallach’s Venue for 2017, was voted among the ‘top ten retreat destinations in the world’. Teallach is delighted to welcome you here this coming January.

Prior experience of psychotherapy is desirable, but not essential.

“..It is wise in your own life to be able to recognise and acknowledge the key thresholds; to take your time; to feel all the varieties of presence that accrue there; to listen inward with complete attention until we hear the inner voice calling you forward.  The time has come to cross…

John O ‘Donoghue.

 

Retreat dates:

13th January 2017 – 16th January 2017.

Retreat venue:

Ard Nahoo, Mullagh, Dromahair, Co Leitrim.

The Retreat Package:

The full 2-day retreat package costs 350 euro and is fully payable by 10th December.  The package includes shared accommodation in log cabins. It includes breakfast each morning,  a two course evening meal on arrival, two course lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Lunch before departure on Sunday.  Snacks as well as tea and coffee are available throughout the day. The price includes 12 hours of facilitated workshop/retreat throughout the weekend and all art materials are provided. Use of hot tub is also included in this price.

An early bird offer of 335 euro is available until November 15th. All bookings are to be paid in full by December 20th. To avoid disappointment early booking with a  nonrefundable deposit of 120 euro is advisable as places are limited. This retreat offers 12 CPD points and a certificate is available to you on completion.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at teallach1@gmail.com or phone 087-7126271 for any queries.

some of what participants have said about ‘Deepening the Senses’ Retreats –

‘I cannot recommend this wonderful retreat enough. Deepening the Senses and the pleasure of meeting Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin was life changing’

‘It was a beautiful nourishing weekend. We drank from a deep well.Thank you’. 

‘Thank you Eileen for facilitating a truly magical experiential weekend – Deepening the Senses, with some very beautiful and inspirational people’

‘Just returned for a beautiful and magical weekend retreat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. It awakened my senses and allowed my soul whispers to be heard’ 

‘It was the best!’

“it was a perfect weekend”

“Thanks Eileen. It was  a life changing experience”

“Give yourself a New Year’s treat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. Go…just go…                      you won’t regret it, trust me. “