‘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.