Carol McInerney is a movement teacher based in Dublin. She teaches weekly open classes and regular workshops and also works with community groups and within education and medical settings. Her private practice as a counsellor and movement therapist is where she works with individuals and smaller groups. She is an Open Floor Teacher and a working member of Open Floor International. Her work draws upon 18 years of study & training in movement meditation, energy medicine, embodiment practices and ecstatic dance.
For more information on her work, as well as the program for her classes and workshops please go to www.themovingbody.ie
I have always been fascinated by what is happening under the surface of our lives and what it is that gives us a sense of freedom, joy and belonging. For many years I travelled and worked in different countries, exploring various forms of moving meditation and healing practices, and questioning how to sustain a sense of connection and presence in my daily life. I wanted it to be more than a theory or something to aspire to, I wanted to feel it, live it, be able to recognize when it was missing and find my way back to it again.
Movement and dance meditation along with mindfulness practice gave me this precious gift.
I found that movement as meditation taught me how to observe my mind in an sustainable way, where I could become aware of thoughts, as well as feelings, emotions, the landscape of my heart, what my fingers, bones and feet are saying in any given moment. It taught me to ground myself, to stay steady and open to life. It showed me ways to practice being kind to myself and compassionate towards others.
I love the healing power of mindful movement practice and trained with Andrea Juhan (founder of Open Floor International) in 2008 to work as a movement therapist. I began to teach movement meditation to open groups in 2010 and offering movement and relaxation classes to outreach and community organizations the same year.
My main focus is on cultivating a sense of curiosity and kindness towards ourselves as we travel into the territory of the body/mind in a safe and supportive environment. Mindful movement and conscious dance meditation has the potential to bring us into such joy, to feel our way through suffering and disappointment into a reality that can open to the full human experience, with all its dualities and paradoxes. It can teach us to embrace ourselves in a nonjudgmental way, and offer us the possibility of staying present and steady in a constantly changing world.
For information on therapy practice please go to www.crimsoncounselling.com
Dark Moon Ritual Dance for women
A DARK MOON RITUAL DANCE FOR WOMEN
FRIDAY APRIL 5TH 2019
7pm - 9pm
St Kevins Hall, 46 Bloomfield Ave, Portobello, Dublin 8
This is an open invitation to all women to join us for an evening of movement, ritual dance and meditation during the cycle of the April dark moon.
The dark moon is a potent time to come together and offer what arises within us into motion in an open and non-judgemental space. It is a time of uncovering and recovering vital elements of our nature that may have been hidden or suppressed. Held within the container of our own unique dance we can ground our intentions and call home what has truth and meaning for us so that we can realign with what matters most in our lives.
Supported by Open Floor movement practice and the teachings of the chakra system we will travel into the landscape of the female body, exploring what wants to be expressed through us. As we stay true to how we are in the moment and bring it into the dance, we can release tension and stress and relax into our authenticity, creating pathways to connect with our wisdom, joy, wildness and compassionate nature.
All women are welcome, regardless of age, fitness levels or stage of cycles. No previous experience of movement meditation is necessary. We will be moving with the primordial energy of the womb centre which is always present in the female body whatever our physical situation.
€22 / €17 (concession)
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