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Weekend Retreat in Wicklow:

September 28th- 30th


Embody Shakti energy and awaken further passion, energy and joy for life in this cosmic one-day retreat!

Urban retreats offer time out to recharge and reconnect with your true nature. The day will consist of fluid movement practices including a Somatic Release, Authentic Movement, Dynamic Meditation, Soul Dance, Improvisation, Bodywork, Contact work and a deep revitalising relaxation to finish.

Soul Dance empowers your intentions, inspires creativity and activates positive emotional states of wellbeing.

Take a movement journey to detox the mind, body and spirit.

Open to everyone – no dance experience needed.

It will involve movement on the floor so please bring adequate clothing and warm layers.

Email me for full details!!

Retreat Facilitator:

Laura Sarah Dowdall is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, somatic movement and healing yoga therapist, wellbeing coach and bio-energetic healing practitioner.  This workshop integrates her skills in movement and healing to create an empowering practice that revitalises the energetic creative life force in us all.

Overview of Day Plan:

Day retreats begin with body-mind centering practices, somatic exercises, mindful movement based on Laura’s workshop ‘Practicing Presence’. Afterwards, floorwork inspired by contemporary dance brings alignment, co-ordination and playfulness to the morning session before breaking for lunch.

After lunch, we move into Authentic Movement, Soul Dance* and Improvisation practices that inspire our expression, creativity and connection (inner and outer). The latter part of the retreat introduces bodywork and partner exercises before restorative relaxation and meditation to close.

To benefit from the restorative quality of this retreat day, silence and personal reflection is encouraged.

This 3-day programme includes:

  • Healing Yoga: Asana, Pranayama (breath-work), Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) & Meditation
  • Somatic Movement
  • Tension & Trauma Release
  • Soul-Dance (no dance experience needed)
  • Dynamic Meditation
  • Sound & Voice work
  • Authentic Connection
  • Visioning, Intention Setting
  • Integrated Healing Practices
  • Reiki

What to Bring:

Layers of Clothing (as you will shift between active and relaxed states so you will add and remove layers throughout the day).

Notebook for reflection. Hiking shoes for walks. Swimwear for a possible dip!

Book by emailing laura@healingyoga.ie and details will follow.

**Retreats happen every three months if you wish to be informed of future events please fill in the contact form or sign up to the newsletter in the side panel of this website.

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