Autumn Retreats and Classes at Anam Ashram
We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and we are delighted to be able to offer yoga, meditation and ashram day retreats this Autumn!
Christianity & Yoga – Breaking Through to the Real
“Glorify God in your body” (1 Cor 6:20)
We are excited to offer this one day retreat on September 3rd from 9.30am to 4pm. As committed Christians and trained yoga teachers, we invite you to explore with us the interconnectedness of these two ancient traditions. The day will be a mixture of input and gentle practice suitable for all levels, while leaving a generous space for discussion after each practice.
For booking or enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: 50 euros. Concessions are available for unwaged etc. Please contact us.
Facilitators: Jane Mellett is a qualified yoga and meditation teacher.
She has worked in pastoral ministry for over 12 years and is also a qualified Spiritual Director. Since 2016 Jane has lived at Anam Ashram in Tallaght, Dublin and is interested in the integration of Eastern spiritual practices within Christianity and sharing these practices with others.
Saule Cameron is working in Clondalkin as a parish pastoral worker and has worked in pastoral ministry for the past decade. She is a qualified yoga teacher, Spiritual Director & Godly Play trainer. Saule lives in Athy with her husband and two grown up daughters.
Morning Meditation (online only)
At Anam Ashram we resume our Monday morning meditations from 5th September at 7.30am – 8am. If you would like to join us online please email (details below). For those familiar with Korko Moses SJ ashram experiences in Ireland, this morning meditation follows in this style of Christ Centered Heart Meditation and is suitable for beginners. No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.
Ashram Retreat Days
The dates for our monthly Ashram retreat days this Autumn are: Saturdays October 15th; November 12th and December 10th 2022. This days run from 9.30am – 4pm. We are happy to offer this day to online participants also via zoom for those who cannot attend in person.
What is involved? An ashram retreat day is a day to nourish the body, calm the mind and get in touch with your true self, growing in awareness of the Divine within. The day comprises of spiritual practices from the Yogic path, a combination of gentle Hatha Yoga and various types of meditation and reflection, under guidance. Everyone is welcome and no experience necessary. The yogic path offers us practical ways of growing in spiritual awareness in a chaotic world, to open oneself to union with God (the Christ within), with people and with the natural world. A day retreat at Anam Ashram aims to help participants in the practice of the asanas (Hatha Yoga), contemplation in action (karma yoga), bhakti yoga (union through devotion) and jnana yoga (union through knowledge e.g. wisdom teachings from the mystics or scriptures).
Facilitators: Saule Cameron & Jane Mellett (see bios above)
Cost? Attending in person there is a suggested donation of 50 euros with concession available for unwaged.
Marjo Oosterhoff returns to Anam Ashram on October 8th and 9th 2022.
We’ll be practising Open Awareness: a form of vipassana or mindfulness meditation where we let the mind and heart show us what is ‘alive’ in us, without putting ourselves under pressure to ‘get it right’. We might even stumble upon what is already kind and joyful in ourselves, in the safe and sacred space that is Anam Ashram. Bookings are with email@example.com
Hatha Yoga – Monday Evenings
Hatha Yoga classes resume on Monday 5th September from 7.30pm – 8.45pm. This is a gentle meditative practice which focuses on the chakra system and finishes with a 15 minute deep relaxation. This is a deeply nourishing class to calm the mind, nourish the body and spirit. Everyone is welcome, suitable for beginners. This class is offered as a hybrid – option of attending in person (10 euros per class) or online via zoom (7 euros per class). Facilitator: Jane Mellett (bio above)
For enquiries about any of the above or to register please contact Jane by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Maranatha Yoga – Thursday Evenings
We are delighted to be able to offer this new yoga class facilitated by Saule Cameron. “Maranatha Yoga is an enjoyable and playful means to unify us in body, mind and spirit, enaabling us to become the instrument through which we give back to God our eternal thanks and praise for all his goodness towards us” (Christine Pickering, Creator of Maranatha Yoga). Let’s meet on the mat! This class will take place every two weeks on Thursdays beginning on Thursday September 15th and continuing on September 29th, October 13th & 27th; November 10th. To register for this exciting new class please email email@example.com
| “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” — Ram Dass
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