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This meetup group has been set up to connect the community of people in Dublin and surrounding areas who are interested in sound and its effects on wellbeing. This includes people who simply enjoy singing together, as well as people who specifically use sound for its healing effects. If you would like to learn more about the practice of Sound Healing, look at the 'Pages' tab in the menu above.

The Sound Healing Practitioner Training course is now offered in Ireland. It is accredited by the College of Sound Healing (UK) and recognised by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

The course consists of five 2-day courses undertaken over an 18 month period. This training can be undertaken by people whose intention is to heal themselves as well as those who would like to become Sound Healing Practitioners and work with others.

The initial course 'An Introduction to Sound Healing with the Voice' is open to everyone. See Upcoming Meetups for more details.

Check out the pages and discussion boards for more info on Singing, Voice Work & Sound Healing.

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‘At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, a complex of waveforms and resonances which is absolutely individual and unique and yet which connects us to everything in the universe. The act of getting in touch with the pulse can transform our personal experience and in some way alter the world around us’.

George Leonard, ‘The Silent Pulse’ Bantam Books, 1981

Upcoming events (5+)

Sing for Connection & Community

Clonlea Yoga Studio

Details The workshop: Come along to this half-day voice workshop to experience and celebrate connection and community. We live in a very technologically sophisticated, fast paced society, but inside, we are simple tribal people who long to belong, connect, socialise and feel oneness. Singing is proven to be one of the most connecting activities, and when we sing with others, we release the human bonding hormone, oxytocin. It is also very good for us in terms of our physical and mental health, and can form an important part of our self care routines. At this friendly and relaxed workshop, you will learn a range of chants and songs from around the world which celebrate connectedness and community. You don’t need to have any singing or voice-work experience and no one will be asked to sing solo. Through simple vocal exercises, movements and chants from around the world, you will experience being uplifted and renewed. This is a relaxed, friendly and safe space. Your Facilitator: Rachel Dempsey has been facilitating voice workshops for around 20 years, and has been inspired to use singing as a tool for healing and community building by studying sound healing and ethnomusicology and travelling to many communities worldwide to witness these practices. “Rachel is a super facilitator, huge knowledge, fantastic communication skills, cannot commend her highly enough” Workshop Participant Price and Booking: Early Bird - Pay two weeks in advance - €45 Early Bird - Pay one week in advance - €50 Ordinary fee - €55 & concessions available. Booking: Booking in advance is necessary as there might not be space to you if you turn up on the day. https://globalharmonies.com/bookin…/saturday-workshops-2017/ More info: [masked]. The Venue & What to bring: Clonlea Yoga Studios is a gorgeous light-filled studio in Blackrock, Co.Dublin. You can get there by bus or Dart and there is free parking at the venue. It has a beautiful peaceful atmosphere and encourages calmness from the minute you step inside. It is surrounded by greenery and its gardens are full of pieces of artwork peeking out from the foliage. The studio has a no outdoor shoe policy so bring slippers or cosy socks if you fancy. Seating is in a circle, either on a chair or on cushions on the floor, please feel free to bring whatever you need to make you feel comfy such as extra cushions, blankets etc. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided but please bring a snack for the break if you will need one. www.clonleayogastudio.com

Kirtan in Glasthule: Sacred Music, Mantras and Meditation

💫 Kirtan in Glasthule: Sacred Music, Mantras and Meditation 💫 A warm welcome to join us in honoring and celebrating life itself at our Kirtan gathering, the last Sunday of each month, in Glasthule/Sandycove, south Co. Dublin. ❤ An invitation to dive deep with the healing power of our voices through the potent style of Kirtan, devotional singing/chanting. You are invited to the gorgeous CORE studio in Glasthule, next stop from Dun Laoghaire dart station, on the last Sunday of each month from 6:30pm- 8pm. Next kirtan 24th February! You are welcome to arrive at 6:15pm, to 'land' and settle yourself https://www.facebook.com/events/390809838159793/ We will sing from our hearts core, and invite the love in our soul to shine through our expression through the nourishing vibration of mantras and meditation. We will replenish our Light on an individual and collective level and embrace all that we are. 💫 Everyone can enjoy the bliss of Kirtan & chanting from the heart with Felicity Ananda. Kirtan is non-denominational, the universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul. No singing or meditation experience needed just a desire to uplift and nourish your heart and spirit. Felicity will gently guide us through some simple call and response mantras, meditations and chants from around our globe, whilst accompanying us on guitar and harmonium. We will also accompanied on percussion. As we dive deeper into the rhythm of each chant, we can co-create beautifully nourishing connections with ourselves and each other, through the vibration of our combined voices, our breath and our hearts. 💫 Through the uplifting and soothing vibration of easy call and response mantras, we can connect within and celebrate our true nature. Felicity invites you to drop into where you are at this moment, and gently allow yourself to be guided into devotional chants and meditations whilst absorbing the power of sound (nada shakti) to replenish you—body, mind, and soul. Felicity Ananda has a passion and devotion for chanting from the heart. Creating a safe, healing, heart and spirit vibration together, we can connect and offer our prayers and intentions out into our Universe using our most powerful tool, our voice. Felicity Ananda is a fully qualified and registered Yoga and Meditation teacher, Homeopath, Usui ® Reiki Practitioner and secondary school teacher. She has been teaching Yoga and Meditation in schools and in the community for over 15 years. These pathways have greatly inspired her to integrate and align her passions into her Kirtan practice. She offers a space to connect with and unleash the potent healing vibrations of the voice, evoking our inner life force, the Guru residing within all of us. 12e /10e concession I'm so looking forward to connecting with you, Felicity

Chants of Deva Premal hosted by Marta Toropow

Hill of Tara Open Studio

Welcome for DEVA PREMAL Chants! hosted by Marta Toropow . From SEPTEMBER we will start new workshop for people who like to connect with healing mantras from all of the word. The mantras revitalize us on a physical, cellular level – as we chant, the throat (5th chakra) naturally opens and our breathing relaxes, activating a healing wave of prana (life energy). As mantra practice deepens, we move beyond our usual boundaries, losing our sense of separation, and opening to self-acceptance, compassion towards ourselves and others, and a deeper connection to our life’s purpose. “The mantras provide a potent tool for bringing greater awareness and light into our lives, a space of inner centering moment to moment. They have carried us on wings of love for many years as we shared them with audiences around the world at our concerts and workshops. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to offer them to you now in this new way.” -Deva & Miten workshop cost : 5 eu Marta Toropow will be facilitate a workshop, she is a sound healer and tutor of Sound healing school Nadabrahma Health Academy She creates mindfulness sound meditation for others. She will connect us with Deva Premal chants to go to a very deep meditation to calm down our feelings disturbing thoughts and to recognise our open and pure being.

'LifeSong: Singing to Connect People & Planet' Evening Course

This is a Thursday night group singing & voicework session. It is available as a 7 week course (€70) or on a drop in basis (€15/session). It takes place from 7pm-8.30pm in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2. This course/sessions are for anyone who loves singing or wants to sing more, and especially those who long to connect to themselves and to others. It is also for people who find meaning in values such as cooperation, empathy and nature, and want to find creative ways of expressing these concepts. This will be a relaxed, fun and safe space for everyone, regardless of age or abilities, to slow down, express, sing, move and experience connection. It is an amazing balm for your mental health and well-being. We will learn beautiful harmony songs and chants from around the world, especially those which capture a message of oneness, nature care and connection, empathy and empowerment. Group singing, regardless of vocal talent, is one of the most beneficial practices we have in terms of raising our mood, dealing with depression/anxiety and boosting human connection. And as many are experiencing, this is much needed at the moment, in these times of uncertainty, ecocide and division. Inspired by the Capacitar tradition of holistic wellness practices, we will also use breathwork, chakra work, sound healing practices, simple tai chi movements, visualisations, finger holds and various other practices. This course will be uplifting, will help you feel you are responding in some way to the madness you see around you, and will increase your resilience. As the course progresses, we will decide whether we want to raise our voices in a more public way to inspire others in this journey to protect life on this planet. Dates: This course will run up to June 2019, consisting of three 7-week courses. No class 25 April, otherwise on every Thursday till 13 June 2019. • Course One: Thurs 17 Jan – 28 Feb (7 weeks) • Course Two: 7 Mar – 18 Apr (7 weeks) • Course Three: 2 May – 13 June (7 Weeks) Pricing: • All 3 courses (21 classes) = €170 (€8/classes) payable in full in advance • 1 course (7 classes) = €70 (€10/class), payable in full before course starts • Drop-in = €15 To book: Payment in full is required to book your space. You can book by PayPal at this link https://globalharmonies.com/evening-class/ or contact Rachel on [masked] for more info about booking. Who is facilitating? Rachel Dempsey is a highly experienced facilitator with over 20 years of working with groups in the areas of holistic singing & voice, wellness and education for transformation. She has degrees in Latin American Studies & Ethnomusicology and her facilitation is informed by living and working with diverse communities from around the world. From[masked] Rachel studied Sound Healing with Daniel Perret and is currently qualifying as a tutor in ‘Capacitar’, which is a multicultural popular education approach to holistic wellbeing aiming to bring about healing, wholeness and peace in the individual and in the world. She is also an activist and educator in the area of sustainability, founder of the popular Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group and initiator of the Conscious Cup Campaign.See www.globalharmonies.com for more info about Rachel.

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