Coming up

8 WEEK MBSR course

starts on the 18 or 25th of October, An Sanctoir, Ballydehob.

 

 

 

After the great feedback received for the previous week-end retreats we are running again 2 retreats: 

Reflections in Nature

17-19 November, Inish Beg Estate, Baltimore, Co. Cork

 

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Conscious cooking, Mindful eating 

8-10 December  at Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges, Co. Limerick

 

In the weeks before Christmas, anxiety and stress can build up around food and meals: what to cook that is not too complicated or expensive, not too time-consuming; how to cater for the vegetarian or vegan person, or for the person who is allergic to certain foods.

Paola will guide us in the preparation and cooking of nourishing meals that are vegetarian or vegan, incorporating Christmas fare, and will show how to cater for people with food allergies.
Then we will all sit around the table and eat mindfully and in silence.

There will also be sitting meditation sessions, and slow, mindful walking meditation, reflections around the food we eat, and time to go for longer walks as well as rest.

Cost: €180, including a deposit of €80.
The teachings by Paola and Marjó are offered on a donation basis.

The spirit of dana (generosity) is to give freely from one’s heart whatever is appropriate and possible – if this is new to you and you do not know where to start from you may want to check the cost of similar events in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness for Health in Kerry

The Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course is coming  to Kerry!

Starting on Thursday  12th of October in Killarney, this 8 week course will take place in the morning, from 10 to 12.30 at the Dromhall Hotel.

 

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Mindfulness has been proven to be of help in managing chronic pain and stress.

During  this course you will learn simple meditation practices and mindfulness skills that will help you improve your quality of life.

You will learn to manage pain, illness and fatigue, to be aware of your breath and body, to use the breath to ease into the present moment.

The course includes gentle movement – adapted to you own specific situation – and relaxation.

Meditation practices will help you develop awareness (mindfulness)  and cultivation of kindness and compassion toward yourself and empathy towards others.

Contact me for more information.

 

The course costs € 260 – there is a limited number of concessionary places; if finance are a problem do not hesitate to contact me and we’ll find a solution.

 

Taught by Paola Vais and supported by Jacinta O’Shea, who is training to become a Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.

Courses and events in 2017

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Weekly courses

Mindfulness for Health – the Breathworks course for people suffering from chronic pain and illnesses

8 weekly classes starting 14th of March  € 250 (concessions available)

Tuesdays –  14, 21, 28 March, 4, 18 25 April, 2, 9 May (no class April 11th)

 

Mindfulness for Well-being : a new course introducing mindfulness  for well-being

6 weekly classes starts March 15th  € 180

Wednesdays –  15, 22, 29 March, 5, 19, 26 April (no class on the April 12th )

 

Mindfulness for Stress 8 weeks – will start in April, dates to be confirmed


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Week-end retreats

Summer Yoga and Mindfulness meditation week-end on Heir Island , With Claire Osborne and Paola Vais

from Friday 14th July to Sunday 17th – more details later

 

Kayaking as a mindfulness practice , a week-end on Heir Island With Paola Vais and Kevin McCormack

From Friday 25th of August to Sunday 27th – details announced in spring

 

Mindfulness, kindness, compassion – a nature week-end in Ballyhoura, Limerick , With Paola Vais and Susan O’Regan , May 2017 – dates TBC