Luisne Centre for Well-Being
Bray, County Wicklow
Luisne offers a space for Courses, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Healing Therapies. Our approach is holistic, inclusive, and welcoming.
The word ‘Luisne’ is an old Gaelic word meaning the first blush of light before dawn breaks.
We chose this name for the Centre as we work towards the dawn of a new consciousness of our sacred and deep interconnection with all life forms and the sense of respect and responsibility that results.
Culture Night has passed.Thank you to all the vistors who joined us, and thank you to all the teachers who helped make a very special evening!
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Please see our Room Rental Page for room size and pricing info.
What Happens at Luisne?
Holistic & Traditional Therapy
Courses are usually offered during the week and occur in 4, 6 or 8 week blocks. Some courses can be joined at any time, while others require starting at the beginning of the term. Contact any individual tutor to learn more.
A place to meditate
Every weekday at Lunchtime people are welcome to come in and sit quietly from 12.10 – 12.40. Cost: By Donation. Luisne also offers weekly and monthly meditation options, please see the course listings for more information.
Events usually happen on weekends and offer the opportunity to learn something new, dive deep into a particular topic, or to celebrate a special occasion.
What’s on Now?
Autumn 2022 Listings
Making Connections through Movement and Dance
Thursdays 7:30-9:30PM – From Nov 3rd
A unique opportunity to connect with your flow, awaken the joy of movement, the power of imagination, and discover new horizons. Reconnect to Body, Self and Other through movement and dance.
No previous dance experience is necessary. Over the 6 weeks you will discover how movement and dance can enrich your everyday experience.
SIX SESSIONS €130 or Early Bird – before Sept 30th- €120.
To Book: Please contact Fran Burns on 086063794 or Anna Fiona on 0872598152.
Lavender Sound Bath Event
Saturday November 6th
Dive into our lavender sound bath, a unique combination of aromatherapy and sound. Imagine lying down in a lavender field enjoying the sensation of sun on your face and the sounds of nature surrounding you. The feeling is one of being a child again, enfolded safely in a warm embrace, soothed with a lullaby. This 75-minute experience suspends you in a field of healing tones and vibrations, bringing the most profound relaxation you have ever felt.
Cost €25 per person or €22 each for a group of 3 payable at the event.
To Book: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Daily Lunchtime Meditation
M-F 12:10pm – 12:35pm
Come in and sit down for a 25 minute meditation. No instruction is involved.
Cost: By Donation
Intro to Sacred Dance
Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am
Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance when you’re perfectly free. 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 www.sacreddance.ie
Sacred Dance - Kilcoole
Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm
This class is 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 www.sacreddance.ie
Walking the Spiritual Path Meditation - Ongoing - No booking required
Tuesday’s 10:30am to 11:45am
These sessions are based on the belief that no one of us is an expert on spirituality but through honest and sincere sharing we can help each other grow in our own spirituality. Sessions being with a period of meditation followed by a reading and then a discussion of the insights and questions which the reading inspires.Cost: By Donation
Mindfulness Introduction- Event
Saturday Nov 6th 9:30am – 1:00pm
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is the most recognised and established mindfulness program and is scientifically proven to help people cope better with stress, anxiety, insomnia, and other health issues. Through guided meditations, gentle yoga, group dialogue and individually tailored instructions you will experience the essential principles of mindfulness as well as techniques to build your personal home practice and access its benefits even after the course. Michael Hutchinson is trained by The Mindfulness Clinic Dublin to teach mindfulness-based approaches, including MBSR.
To Book: Please contact Michael on 089 618 0680 or email email@example.com
Calligraphy - Online
Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm Starts Oct 6th
Calligraphy as Mindful Writing.
This 4 week course is designed to encourage you to make time for yourselves while writing quotations, greetings or anything that inspires you. From an outward craft you can find an inner calm. You will end this 4-week course on calligraphy at least with the ability to address your Christmas envelopes and cards with panache and how beautiful it is that you could create these yourself! The historical context will also be shared.
Handouts, materials needed etc. will be emailed weekly so permission to give your email on registration is required.
To Book: Please contact Siobhan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: €90 via Paypal.
Reflections on Mysticism
Mondays 8:00pm – 9:15pm
During these evenings of Reflections on Mysticism, we begin with a twenty-minute guided meditation session followed by a ten-minute walking meditation and then a further twenty-minute silent meditation. This practice is followed by discussion on Mysticism across Western and Eastern traditions. Cost: €70 for 6 Week Term.
To Book: Please contact Marie Andre on 087 213 8222 or email email@example.com
Sound Bath Series with Emphasis on Self Love
Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
This series of group sound baths is a shared exploration of the power of sound. Each individually designed session will feature combinations of instruments, musical intervals and original texts and affirmations to guide your meditative journey. The new tools and techniques you learn will guide and enrich your own spiritual practice. By the end of the process you will discover a new way of relating to yourself with kindness, forgiveness and love. Cost: €15 per session. Andrew also offers individual sound healing sessions. You can view this option at luisne.ie/therapies
To Book: Please contact Andrew at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 086 842 5142
Meditation with Sacred Mandalas
Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm (From Nov 2)
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 email@example.com or text the office on 086 051 7575.
Twin Hearts Meditation for Inner Peace
Usually the 3rd Tuesday of every month 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Next session October 18th.
Experience inner peace and stillness using Twin Hearts followed by Pranic Healing treatments for stress and anxiety. Pranic Healing is based on the fundamental principle that the body has the innate ability to heal itself. It uses life force or life energy to accelerate this inborn ability to heal the body. It is an energy “no-touch” healing system and is a worldwide practice.
LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND MEDITATION! Cost: By donation
To Book: Please contact Joan at 087 6443217 or Ann at 087 2260970.
Woodland Foraging Walks with Michael Meakin
Dates to be announced.
Join Michael at Seasons Park Woods for this walk. Experience the woods, enjoy the foraging. The walk will start at the entrance to Seasons Park Woodland, opposite Seasons Park in Newtownmountkennedy. Michael will lead you in foraging for autumnal forest foods (tasty and nutritious!). During the walk you will be tapping into the wonderful, rich and healing properties of the woodlands – a space to unwind and to share.
Michael is a passionate environmentalist and has conducted foraging walks at Luisne in the past. Michael looks forward to meeting you. Cost: €10 or €15 for a family.
To book: Please contact Michael at 0868716810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ByVxCWUAJj3Qj6jM6
Angelic Healing Circle
A six week course connecting with the Angelic Realm including meditations and healing techniques. Course fee 90 Euro payable in 3 instalments of 30 Euro. Irene is also offering training for those who wish to become therapists in various healing techniques such as Angelic Healing. To Book: Please contact Irene Milner on 0868381522 or email email@example.com.
October 29 & December 17th 10am – 1pm
Body Awareness Movement
Trish Haugh is a psychotherapist, art therapist, and a yoga teacher. She combines these disciplines in her work as a Yoga/Body Awareness teacher.
To book: contact Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0871153876.
Luisne is run by one of its founders, Sr Miriam Lucas, with the support of volunteers and fellow founder, Sr Barbara Perry.