Iyengar Yoga for Everyone 9th January - 17th April 2018 (Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm)

Tuesdays 6pm – 7.15pm : An Iyengar yoga class for all levels.

IMG_4006(1)Yoga works on each individual for their growth and betterment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Through the practice of physical postures (called asanas) one develops strength, mobility and stability, and makes the body  a firm foundation for the practice of meditation.

Classes run in five week cycles, for early 2018 the dates are as follows:

January Cycle: Starts 9th January 2018

February Cycle: Starts 13th February

March Cycle: Starts March 20th

Fee for five week cycle:
€60 waged
€50 unwaged or student                       
€14/€12 (unwaged or student) ‘Drop-in’ rate – for those some experience of yoga practice – if you can’t make every week but still want to stay flexi!

Pre-booking is required. Contact or call 01 4537427 to book your place.

Class size limited to 8 people.
All class fees are donated to the Centre.

Recommendations before attending:
Wear suitable clothing that will not impede your movement.
Do not eat a large amount of food directly before the class.
Arrive in good time so that you won’t be hurried or disturb the beginning of the class.
If possible, please bring a yoga mat.

FullSizeRender(2)Classes taught by Caitriona and Matthew – certified Iyengar yoga teachers.


For more information about Iyengar yoga, see:

iyengar-logoThe Certification Mark is a registered trade mark awarded to teachers trained and qualified to teach the Iyengar method of yoga.


Second Sunday Mindfulness Sits 14th January - 10th June 2018 (Time: 12:00 am)

Second Sunday Mindfulness Sits

Monthly Practice ‘Sits’: These are held on the Second Sunday of every month from 10.00-11.30 and offer an opportunity to practice within a group that is facilitated by a Mindfulness Association-trained tutor. A donation of 10/15 euro is suggested. (The ‘sit’ time will be 6.00-7.30 pm when there is a course or visiting teacher- check the Events page for updates). 2018 Dates as follows: Jan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 11th, Apr 8th, May 13th, June 10th

Silent Practice Days: These silent practice days, 10.00-3.30, are held on a regular basis, also on a Second Sunday, continuing on from the ‘monthly sit’ time of 10.00-11.30. (It is possible to attend until 11.30 only). They offer an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your practice within a group setting which is hosted by a Mindfulness Association-trained tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2018 Dates as follows: April 8th.

Tibetan Medicine Clinic 27th January - 24th November 2018 (Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine uses a holistic approach to health and well-being. It does not offer a quick fix to relieve symptoms, rather it aims to address imbalance in the body and mind. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with Western medicine. Tibetan medicine recognises the influence of dietary, psychological, environmental and lifestyle factors on the balance or imbalance of the body and mind. It aims to achieve health through balance.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine is safe and is appropriate for anyone. It can be used on its own or in conjuction with Western medicine.

Traditional Tibetan Medicine has been practised in Himalayan countries for over 1000 years. Between the 8th and 13th centuries Tibetan sages evolved a unique medical science, absorbing the finest elements of Indian Ayurvedic, Chinese, Persian and Mongolian medicine into their own indigenous Tibetan practice.

The medicines that Dr Soktsang uses are made from plants and herbs grown mainly on the Tibetan plateau. The preparation of these herbal medicines is carried out using sophisticated processing techniques which are strictly controlled and follow traditional methods. Dr Soktsang will only prescribe medicines that have been approved for use in the UK.

Dr SoktsangDr Soktsang is a very experienced practicioner of Traditional Tibetan medicine. He holds a First Class General Medical Degree from the Central Medical Institute for Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Lhasa, Tibet and was also awarded the MEN-RAMPA (Tib.), the equivalent of a Masters Degree in Tibetan Medicine, after further study in Dharamsala, India.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr Soktsang please email or call 01 4537427

Clinic Dates for 2018:

Saturday January 27 – ***this clinic has been cancelled***
Saturday March 24
Saturday May 26
Saturday July 28
Saturday September 22
Saturday November 24
Clinic Times: 9.30am – 5pm

LOSAR- Tibetan New Year 16th February (Time: 12:00 am)

year of the dogWe wish you all many Tashi Delegs for this New Year of the Male Earth Dog.

Happy Losar!

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude 24th February - 25th February 2018 (Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm)

How to cultivate an attitude of Gratitude – with Clive Holmes

Attitude is more important than events or facts because it colours how we relate to our world. It is more important than circumstances, failure, successes, than what other people think, say or do.  It will make or break a community, a relationship or a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is relate to our inner and outer environment with a healthy, helpful and responsive attitude. We can add another dimension to our lives, if we work at it! I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I respond to it. And so it is with all of us. Our potential is to have mastery within our short-term unmindful reactivity and evolve into being responsive and healthy in our lives. When we tame our minds, we secure mastery and end any warfare either outside or inside. The chains of habit are stronger than iron according to one teaching of the Buddha. This course will focus on practical exercises on how to tame and train our minds. A sense of humour will help…

Saturday 24th February 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday 25th February 11am – 4.30pm

Suggested donation €35 per day (includes simple vegetarian lunch – unfortunately we cannot cater for special dietary needs)

Please book for this course by email – or call 01 4537427

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty five years all over the UK, as well aClive Holmess in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet. He also has a degree in western philosophy. He is co-editor of  the books “Taming the Tiger”and “Restoring the Balance” by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.  He also has an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.