Courses

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Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am

Barbara’s sacred dance circle is about learning how to dance, about the conscious movement of our bodies as we respond to inspiring music in a group, sharing the positive heart energy which results in healing both us and our world. No prior experience of dance needed. Come as you are!

Cost €60 for a 6 week series.

To book: Please phone Barbara Perry on 087 134 3907 For more information, please visit Barbara’s website www.sacreddance.ie

Photo of Barbara Perry Sacred Dance Teacher

From a very early age, Barbara studied classical music and ballet. While music has always been part of her life, she concluded her classical ballet training during her teen years. However, to Barbara’s delight, dance made a welcome return to her life during the Millenium, in the form of Dance Meditation-Sacred Dance. Barbara has trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation – Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.

Barbara joined Miriam at Luisne in November 2008 where she has been leading regular dancing circles. As well as giving dance workshops at Luisne Barbara conducts dance classes/workshops elsewhere in Ireland, in England and in the USA.

Qualifications: B.A, B Mus., Dip Psych., Dip. Dance Meditation – Sacred Dance

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Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm

This class is mainly for students who have moved on from the intro level.

Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between body, mind and spirit. As we dance in circles to beautiful and inspiring music, a sense of community can develop. All 6 sessions are €72 or payment can be made at €12 per session.
If the dance draws you, please book with Barbara on 087 134 3907 For more information, please see Barbara’s website www.sacreddance.ie

Photo of Barbara Perry Sacred Dance Teacher

From a very early age, Barbara studied classical music and ballet. While music has always been part of her life, she concluded her classical ballet training during her teen years. However, to Barbara’s delight, dance made a welcome return to her life during the Millenium, in the form of Dance Meditation-Sacred Dance. Barbara has trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation – Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.

Barbara joined Miriam at Luisne in November 2008 where she has been leading regular dancing circles. As well as giving dance workshops at Luisne Barbara conducts dance classes/workshops elsewhere in Ireland, in England and in the USA.

Qualifications: B.A, B Mus., Dip Psych., Dip. Dance Meditation – Sacred Dance

 

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Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm (From Nov 9th)

Mandala is Sanskrit for circle and in its most basic form, is a circle contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its centre, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness. The mandala can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices including meditation. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of the practitioner and as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and an aid to meditation. Marie Andre will gently guide you into relaxation and meditation as you complete the mandala template. This course is 6 weeks long and costs €75.
To Book: Please contact Marie Andre at marieandrehelga@gmail.com or text the office on 086 051 7575.

 

Marie-Andre Horsthemke

Marie-Andre Horsthemke has been facilitating workshops and volunteering at Luisne almost since its beginning. She is a qualified Art Psychotherapist and has run workshops on Mandalas, short Art Therapy workshops, and offered one-to-one therapy. She has an impressive background in spirituality, her principal training was under the Benedictine monk Willigis Jaeger. She now specialises in spiritual guidance and meditation practice.

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Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:15am – Ongoing

Taught by Siobhan Casey & Monica O’Loughlin.

TaiChi/QiGong, using mind body awareness techniques, teaches us posture alignment and breath control to help us remember and restore our deeper natural breathing, leading to a more relaxed nervous system. This, combined with focused movements, leads to improved energy flow to the internal organs and so assists us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in the movement towards greater health, happiness and enthusiasm for life’s goals.

Cost: €70 for 6 sessions.

To book: Please contact Siobhan on 087 294 1290

Siobhan Casey

Siobhán Casey was certified as a Level 1 Tai Chi & Qi Gong Instructor on 8th February 2016 and as a Level 2 Qi Gong Instructor on 9th September 2019. She has been a Registered Tai Chi & Qi Gong Instructor with the School since 30th January 2017.

Siobhán is also Certified to teach the following Modules:

‘Six Word Secret’ Qi Gong