Workshops

  • Sound Baths
  • Rights in Your Hands
  • The Artists Way
  • Classes/Activities

Sound Baths

Crystal Sound Bath with Mary Pat

A Sound Bath is an immersion in beautiful sound of both instruments and voice. The experience is deeply relaxing and restorative We lie on the floor and allow the sound to wash over our bodies. Our bath is likely to include shamanic drum, crystal bowls, sansula, chimes and voice. It will be what is called for on the night.

Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.

This is beneficial to all. It can be particularly helpful for:

  • Stress,
  • Anxiety,
  • High blood preasure
  • To improve sleep
  • Restoring Balance to the whole system

€15/€12 concessions. To book a place call 087 8381933

Next Dates:    Fri 18th January 7.30pm

Sat 19th Jan      11.00am

 

Coming Soon: Mother and Baby Sound Bath

A dedicated sound Bath for Mothers and Babies.  This Bath is for Babies up to a year old.  It will a gentle Bath that will help bring balance to both mother and baby.

Instruments are as above.

Social Space:  Mothers are invited to stay for tea and coffee and a chat with other mothers.

We hope to have these Sound Baths on a monthly basis.

Date:  To be Confirmed

Cost €15

To launch the Mother and Baby Sound Bath we are having a 50% discount only €7.50

Coming Soon:  Mother and Toddler Sound Bath

A dedicated sound Bath for Mothers and Toddlers. Toddlers from a year to 3 years. It will a gentle Bath that will help bring balance to both mother and toddler.  Child led and a more active experience of a sound bath.   Instruments are as above.

Social Space: Mothers are invited to stay for tea and coffee and a chat with other mothers.   We hope to have these Sound Baths on a monthly basis.

Date: To be confirmed

Cost: €15

To launch the Mother and Toddler Sound Bath we are having a 50% discount only €7.50

 

Filling the Well: Sound and Circle Dance with Mary Pat

A time to give back to yourself.  A time to restore and balance your system through sound/dance as healer/medicine. When the group have settled in to Croi Anu, we will  begin by participating in a  sound heart meditation.  This will prepare us for the Sound Bath that follows as we will be more open to receive the sounds of healing instruments.  The healing sound dissolves blocks and allows our whole system to become more energised.

This channels healing to our system through sound and in doing so allows that which no longer serves us to dissolve or transform.  The final part of our morning together is circle dance.  This movement allows each participant to connect (Both within and without) through dance.  A truly restorative experience.  All of this is on a relaxed nurturing atmosphere.

  • Sound Heart Meditation
  • Sound Bath
  • Circle Dance

As we reconnect with the heart space through sound and movement  healing can happen on all levels.

When:  Sunday 20th January 2019

Time:     9.30am-1.30pm.

Cost:      EUR 50.

Booking: (087) 8381933

Mary Pat is a certified sound healer, the space she creates has been described as “beyond blissful” See more on our sound healing page.  In 2017 she danced her way around Bolivia and Peru and now looks froward to sharing this beautiful movement with others.

 

Friends Group Sound Bath

It is a lovely experience to share with friends and you are welcome to stay in the atmosphere of Croi Anu after your Sound Bath with light refreshemts.  So if you want to enquire about this possability call 0878381933 or email info@croianu.ie

 

 

Rights in Your Hands

Exploring Human Rights through Art

The devising and running this course has been a labour of love.  It is possible to run it now  for any interested group in Croi Anu.  It was developed here collaborating with KARE and funded by Community Foundation of Ireland.  A second course was finded by Creative Ireland.  It would be wondeerful to bring this experience to many other groups.

“Rights in our Hands” is about taking a fresh look at the Un Declaration of Human Rights.  It removes the potential barriers of literacy, complex language, the idea of “them and us”; to allow everyone to explore, express and discuss their human rights through creative methods.

In learning to acknowledge these rights as belonging to all, we can embrace and cherish them.  Without that, we run the risk of not recognising if they are denied to us and indeed, denied to others.

The course is designed in eight session and so far has been run over 8 mornings.  It could be adapted to meet the needs of any interested group.  We are open to discussing this possability with groups organisations.

We have also a resourse pack for anyone who would like to bring the course to their organisation/group.  The links below enable you to download the pack in three parts free of charge.  If used we would be grateful if you could credit the work.

Download your own copy of the booklet with this PDF

Rights in Your Hands Folder Rights in Your Hands final draft Rights in Your Hands Posters

 

 

The Artists Way

A Course in Discovering your Creative Self

This is a 12 week course based on the book by JULIA CAMERON.  It involves the developing of a practice and this pracrice helps to clear the way so that the creative juices may flow. The core elements of the practice are the writing of morning pages and what is referred to as a weekly artists date.  These elements help us to clear pathways for creative flow and as this happens it echos through to other areas of our lives, they also become clearer.

It is easier to sustain the development of such a practice in a group.  By showing up each week it helps keep participants engaged and connected to the process.  We will be doing activities from the book and we may do other exercises depending on the interest and requirements of the group.  If you want to paint, draw, write, make music or films this process is helpful for all.

We hope to create a relaxed, comfortable and fun atmosphere so that each individual is nurtured and can allow the expansion of their creativity.  This i

To take part in this course, it is neccessary to have you own copy of the book.  You will also need a notebook and pen.

The course runs for 12 weeks from 11am-1pm on Mondays beginning on    14th Jan. We will take breaks when schools do to facilitate parents who may be attending.  Cost €180.  We welcome anyone who wants to try the first week if they are unsure whether it will suit them.

 

The Hedge School on the Moone

with Angela Keogh and John Mackenna

Following the tremendous success of the 2016/2018 initial course, we are currently enrolling for a follow-on course in creative writing. This is the Hedge School on the Moone. Students may opt to take the course for one year or two.  Given that the centre sits on a site just across the road from an old Hedge School, the course title suggested itself.

The notion of the Hedge School on the Moone is that you can work on the writing you wish to pursue – finish your novel; work on short-stories; dip your toe into writing for theatre; develop your non-fiction work; explore some poetry and be with like-minded people. The theatre end of things will offer an opportunity to incorporate characters from your fiction into new settings and to develop the skills of reading and performing in public.

Given that Croi Anu is in the heart of beautiful and historical countryside, the course will also include trips to the mediaeval village of Castledermot; Mullaghcreelan Woods and Moone High Cross – offering opportunities to find stories and characters in the landscape.

The course will run on ten Saturdays between September 2018 and May 2019/2020

2018 Sept 8th, Oct 13th, ,Nov 3rd, Dec 1st

2019 Jan 12th, Feb 9th, March 2nd, March 23rd, April 13th, May 11th

The hours will be 10-1 and 2 -5, which means there will be sixty hours of tuition across the year.  The cost of the course will be €600 per-year which covers the sixty-hours, plus teas and coffees.  Bring your lunch. Numbers will be limited to twenty.

The course tutors are:

Angela Keogh, a playwright and actor with a degree in Literature and Cultural and Community Studies from Sussex University and three years study of creative writing from MU and theatre studies from The Lir Academy.

John MacKenna, author and playwright, who will be tutoring and working with you on prose and poetry.

We will also have a number of guest lecturers/readers throughout the year who will share their experiences and work with you.

This is a really exciting opportunity for all of us to get involved in something exciting and different, something that draws on the tradition of the Hedge School and on the landscape of the area and, most of all, offers you the opportunity to continue the work you’re doing or to take that work in new directions. Over the past two years, eighteen former Cert students have participated in the course, completing books; writing for radio; creating theatre pieces and completing multi-media projects

As numbers are limited to twenty, please e-mail your expression of interest as soon as possible to thehedgeschoolonthemoone@gmail.com

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Special Event

Theatre @ Croi Anu

The Mental

written and performed by John MacKenna,

direced by Angela Keogh.

Having premiered at VISUAL in Carlow in September 2018, The Mental toured theatres in the south east to a universally positive response, John MacKenna’s new play will tour again in April and May of 2019, coming to Croi Anu on Saturday May 11th at 8 pm.

Described as: “A superb night’s entertainment… a wonderful piece of writing and a great performance. Beautiful and without any sentimentality but true human emotion” and as “Beautiful, gentle, hilarious yet heart-breaking,” The Mental is a play bot to be missed.
Set in a psychiatric hospital in Carlow in 1990, at a time when patients were being rehoused in community houses, The Mental is a warm, beautiful, often funny and sometimes heart-breaking story of a man who spent four decades in care for doing a good deed.

Written and performed by John MacKenna, widely known as a writer; actor; contributor to Sunday Miscellany on RTE and maker of documentaries; directed by Angela Keog; music by Katie Jacques, The Mental has met with powerfully empathetic responses from audiences on its first tour.

 

 

Circle Dance

In our busy lives Circle Dance offers the joy of movement. In the circle there is no beginning or end we are all equal. This session is for absolute beginners, all dances will be shown with ease on the night. Both the dances and music are for all over the world. The dance offers us a relaxing sense of community and takes us to moments of precious stillness.  This is a new activity at Croi Anu so please tell anyone you think might be interested in it.

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in.  Everyone is welcome to have a cup of tea and a chat after dancing.

€10 Booking is necessary as places are limited 0878381933

 

Ukulele Classes

If anyone wants  to learn we have classes on a Thursday.  These are shared classes.

Time: 6,30-7.30pm

Beginners welcome.

Cost: €10 per session

 

Hatha Yoga

Simply Yoga Ireland.

Tuesday 7.15pm (ongoing)

Call Michele 085 1121 699

Masterclasses in Performance/Acting for Children

These are one hour sessions in small groups, preferably 4.  The aim is to meet the needs of each child whether that is working on confidence building or technique for stage  Students sign up for 6 sessions and we set a specific goal for each child.

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