Programme

Artwork by Mario Duguay (The Apprentice

Flourish Fest 2013

17th – 19th May

Castletown, Co Westmeath

 Programme

Friday 17th May 2013

4.00 pm onwards Meet the Flourish Fest Crew       Welcome & Registration

The Barn A

Throughout the weekend the registration area will be available for the following:

  • Light refreshments
  • Market place for wellness and holistic therapy products
  • Booking 1:1 sessions in our Wellness Zone
  • 1:1 card readings

5.30 – 7.30

Moira Geary    How to open your wealthy mind                               Kindalin House

In this workshop Moira will show you how to align all the components needed to make sure you are vibrating at the highest frequency for manifestation in every area of your life.  These principles and techniques are gentle, practical and profound.

Judy Griffin     Soulful Wellness                                                                  The Loft

Sometimes we just get stuck and forget how to nurture ourselves.  Instead we turn to our vices to soothe us.  Your nourishment menu will show where to find the ease and the flow.  Where the joy is hiding, the pleasure, the play.  It serves as a guide and ticket to vibrant life.  It will reveal how you can dance into your life and flourish.

Karla Kelly  The House of Yoga                                                             The Barn B

House of Yoga is a method of fusing yoga asanas (postures) with house music via the breath.The dynamic method encourages a busy mind to focus by co-ordinating and counting breath and beat in a balanced and even body movement. A lot of people practicing House of Yoga together, creates a bigger movement, a bigger breath, and creates a sense of ‘The House Of Yoga’ where we come together in unity to flow with the rhythm, the breath in a bigger collective ‘house’ or ‘space’.

7.30 – 9.00    Dinner in The Barn A

9.00 – 10.00    Festival Welcome & Opening Event                           Boathouse

Wecome,  Fire Ceremony & Drumming Circle around the Fire Pit with Harshada Wagner, Siobhan Bogues and Releasing Rhythms. Bring a guitar or your voice and stay for a come all ye  session after!

Saturday 18th May 2013

9.30 – 10.15

Harshada Wagner     Community Meditation                                Tin Chapel

Join Harshada as he helps us to shed our stuff and leads us in a community morning meditation

10.30 – 12.30

Releasing Rhythms    Get Drumming         Walled garden

Experience how group drumming hugely benefits the interaction between members of any group. We each follow and lead a beat – like liquid, it passes amongst the group, rendering all participants as equal and thus comes the theory of how music unites us all, crosses boundaries of background, ethnicity, gender and more!

Kate Connon    Your Body Speaks Your Mind                          Kindalin House

We have all met someone who we have thought of as a “pain in the neck” or at times felt “drained” by another.  If only we recognized the power those self-same thoughts can, and does have on our bodies, we would filter our thoughts more carefully.  Challenging life events are imprinted at the cellular level in our bodies and, like stowaways, lay hidden during our most vibrant years.  It may be years later following a stress event when an early unresolved experience finally surfaces in disease.  In this workshop we explore the roots of what may be causing you discomfort today.  The journey to wholeness always starts with awareness.

Judy Griffin     Soulful Wellness                                                                The Loft

Sometimes we just get stuck and forget how to nurture ourselves.  Instead we turn to our vices to soothe us.  Your nourishment menu will show where to find the ease and the flow.  Where the joy is hiding, the pleasure, the play.  It serves as a guide and ticket to vibrant life.  It will reveal how you can dance into your life and flourish.

Siobhan Bogues  Yoga for YogaVirgins                                                 Boathouse

In this gentle yoga session Siobhan will introduce yoga to anyone who has wanted to give it a go but has never taken the leap! In a relaxed and enjoyable beginners practice Siobhan will demonstrate that yoga is for EVERYbody regardless of size, age, health challenges and share some basic ideas that will set newbies up to join any other yoga session over the weekend with confidence.  Come along and ease gently into the weekend.

12.30 Lunch in The Barn

1.30 – 2.00

Harshada Wagner   Get Here Now!

Walking meditation outside – weather permitting

2.00 – 4.00

Harshada Wagner     The Big Heart                                                        Tin Chapel

HOW BIG IS YOUR STORM? HOW BIG IS YOUR HEART?

War, family struggle, alcoholism, fear, financial insecurity…sometimes it feels like we live within a constant storm. It’s crucial that we need to find a spiritual practice that holds up under the intensity of daily life. In Harshada’s workshops participants will learn to look at the traumas and tribulations of life in with new eyes. We will learn to see our past challenges as triumphs and present challenges as triumphs in-the-making. Harshada conducts his sessions in an easy-going but deeply impacting way. Workshops will include guided meditations, interactive discussion, and time for questions and answers. Saturday and Sunday workshops will cover different material. Participants are welcome and warmly invited to both.

Moira Geary    How to open your wealthy mind                        Kindalin House

In this workshop Moira will show you how to align all the components needed to make sure you are vibrating at the highest frequency for manifestation in every area of your life.  These principles and techniques are gentle, practical and profound.

Amanda Boyd    Art of Feminine Presence                                                   The Loft

Feminine and Powerful!  The feminine essence lives inside every woman.  Energy, ecstasy, empowerment and the effortless magnetism is released when a woman activates her feminine essence.  Join me in this beautiful workshop to reconnect with your own feminine energy and feel how wonderful it is to be both powerful and feminine

Yvonne Teskey Healy   A Taste of The Form-Reality Practice   The Barn B

In this workshop you will experience the profound depth and beauty of this conscious movement practice which arose though the realised consciousness of its originator Bernie Prior. It is a  movement practice that can be danced on ones own and uniquely, shared with another.

The practice of “The Form” connects you to who we really are at source and enables you  to bring that into and manifest in your life, evolving the consciousness of the individual and humanity. It is a powerful tool of awakening to our unlimited potential.

During this workshop you  will see a demonstration of the full 5 parts of “The Form”  and have direct experience of both moving in and receiving some of the first movements of this practice, discovering for yourself its possibilities.

Yvonne will also introduce a new initiative with this teaching for these transformative times  called “cosmoFORM”, it holds key frequencies from The Form practice, opening a gateway for higher consciousness. This movement aligns the body with the Cosmos, downloading new energy and uplifting the past.

When we dance “The Form” we are dancing home into our Heart. Every movement is from and as our Being” Bernie Prior

4.00  – 5.15                                                                

Yoga Trance Dance    Cathy Cummings                                                    The Barn B
Yoga Dance is an exploration of the spirit of dance within yoga!
 Yoga awakens the breath, the fluidity of the spine, and your inner power. Dance cultivates natural movement, creativity and raises your energy! Combining these two elements creates a fun lively practice that is suitable for all levels of fitness.
 Have fun, free your spirit and release the dancer within as we dance through the rhythms of the music and work with the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

5.30- 7.00 Dinner in The Barn

7.30 – 10.00     Kirtan                                                                                Tin Chapel

Inline images 1Ending the day with a fabulous kirtan session led by musicians from Govindas Dublin and Inis Rath Island, Fermanagh. Kirtan is an ancient, dynamic and rhythmic form of sacred chant music. Kirtan (also known as Kirtan-Yoga) is an exciting meditative experience in the call-and-response fashion where the audience participates and joins in the singing. Kirtans often start slowly and the tempo gradually builds up. At this point, you can dance or move your body in whatever way you feel. The mantras chanted are simple to learn, and song-boards / sheets will be available. See videos and examples at www.kirtan.ie

Sunday 19th May 2013

9.30 – 10.15

Harshada Wagner     Community Meditation                                        Tin Chapel      

Get the day off to a flying start with  Harshada as he shares some Sunday morning wisdom and leads our community morning meditation

10.30 – 12.30

Releasing Rhythms    Sunday Morning Drumming  Down     Firepit Area (weather permitting)

Experience how group drumming hugely benefits the interaction between members of any group. We each follow and lead a beat – like liquid, it passes amongst the group, rendering all participants as equal and thus comes the theory of how music unites us all, crosses boundaries of background, ethnicity, gender and more!

Judy Griffin     Soulful Wellness                                                                    Tin Chapel

Sometimes we just get stuck and forget how to nurture ourselves.  Instead we turn to our vices to soothe us.  Your nourishment menu will show where to find the ease and the flow.  Where the joy is hiding, the pleasure, the play.  It serves as a guide and ticket to vibrant life.  It will reveal how you can dance into your life and flourish.

Kate Connon    Your Body Speaks Your Mind                                Kindalin House

We have all met someone who we have thought of as a “pain in the neck” or at times felt “drained” by another.  If only we recognized the power those self-same thoughts can, and does have on our bodies, we would filter our thoughts more carefully.  Challenging life events are imprinted at the cellular level in our bodies and, like stowaways, lay hidden during our most vibrant years.  It may be years later following a stress event when an early unresolved experience finally surfaces in disease.  In this workshop we explore the roots of what may be causing you discomfort today.  The journey to wholeness always starts with awareness.

Maria Garvey    The Way of the Heart                                                   The Loft

When we embrace life with the whole of our hearts we find the courage to ‘BE’ who we were created to be and we discover different ways of seeing, speaking and listening that leads to new possibilities for delight, full self-expression and openings for action that creates a world that works for all of us.  The “Way of the Heart Workshop” offers some simple steps and tools to inspire and guide us on the everyday journey of transformation from our heads to our hearts.

Yvonne Teskey Healy          Womb Yoga                                                       The Barn B

Join Yvonne for yoga practices to connect with our Feminine Essence honouring the cycles and rhythms of a woman’s life.

12.30 Lunch in the Barn

2.00 – 4.00

Harshada Wagner     The Big Heart                                                               Tin Chapel

HOW BIG IS YOUR STORM? HOW BIG IS YOUR HEART?

War, family struggle, alcoholism, fear, financial insecurity…sometimes it feels like we live within a constant storm. It’s crucial that we need to find a spiritual practice that holds up under the intensity of daily life. In Harshada’s workshops participants will learn to look at the traumas and tribulations of life in with new eyes. We will learn to see our past challenges as triumphs and present challenges as triumphs in-the-making. Harshada conducts his sessions in an easy-going but deeply impacting way. Workshops will include guided meditations, interactive discussion, and time for questions and answers. Saturday and Sunday workshops will cover different material. Participants are welcome and warmly invited to both.

Amanda Boyd    Art of Feminine Presence                                                The Loft

Feminine and Powerful!  The feminine essence lives inside every woman.  Energy, ecstasy, empowerment and the effortless magnetism is released when a woman activates her feminine essence.  Join me in this beautiful workshop to reconnect with your own feminine energy and feel how wonderful it is to be both powerful and feminine

 Yvonne Teskey Healy   A Taste of The Form-Reality Practice Kindalin House

In this workshop you will experience the profound depth and beauty of this conscious movement practice which arose though the realised consciousness of its originator Bernie Prior. It is a  movement practice that can be danced on ones own and uniquely, shared with another.

The practice of “The Form” connects you to who we really are at source and enables you  to bring that into and manifest in your life, evolving the consciousness of the individual and humanity. It is a powerful tool of awakening to our unlimited potential.

During this workshop you  will see a demonstration of the full 5 parts of “The Form”  and have direct experience of both moving in and receiving some of the first movements of this practice, discovering for yourself its possibilities.

I will also introduce a new initiative with this teaching for these transformative times  called “cosmoFORM”, it holds key frequencies from The Form practice, opening a gateway for higher consciousness. This movement aligns the body with the Cosmos, downloading new energy and uplifting the past.

When we dance “The Form” we are dancing home into our Heart. Every movement is from and as our Being” Bernie Prior

Teresa Sutton    Feel the Love Yoga                                                     The Barn B

Join Teresa for a gentle, flowing yoga practice to ease us back to the world outside!

4.00 – 4.30     Closing Ceremony

Join us for a closing ceremony with Harshada and Siobhan to appreciate all that we have received and prepare to bring it all back home.

7 Responses to Programme

  1. Judith May says:

    Looking forward to it! I’m a Bikram yoga teacher. How exciting for Ireland!
    Namaste Judith

    • Anne McAllister says:

      It is shaping up to be an amazing , unrepeatable couple of days Judith. Hope you have seen the latest programme ? Looking forward to seeing you there

  2. aine brosnan (mukhande kaur) says:

    Hi I’m a kundalini yoga teacher from mullingar but live in west cork would love to come and offer some yoga for adults or kids

  3. Natasha says:

    Hi I’ve attended Krishna island with my 6yr old son, he loved it! Would he be welcome on this weekend plz?

    • Tim McEvitt says:

      Hello Natasha, I remember you! Nice to hear from you. This is Tim. Yes, this Flourish Fest is a family event,

      all the very best,

      Tim (www.LakeisleRetreats.com)

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