Saturday, 27 May 2017

Donneralie Park with Finn

We took Finn ( he was so timid and frightened when we rescued him that we decided to give him a warrior's name to reawaken his spirit Fionn Mac Cumhall Fionn also means blond so Finn felt more correct. It seems to be working as he is becoming more confident each day.

Donneraile Park is really beautiful and watching Finn explore all the new scents really enriched our walk.

We met this dog who was full of spirit and so happy  to show us her balancing trick.

Donneraile Court

The Lime trees are stunning at the moment so vibrant and alive with young leaves that seem translucent.

The park is full of wild life,

All quite relaxed in this protected space.

Even  natures own works of Art accompany us on our walk.

A perfect place to find peace and nourishment for body , mind and spirit.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sunday's Journey West and Lessons

I stopped for breakfast ust beyond Kinmare,

It was lo lovely and peaceful,

To watch the sky and the sea, it is so important to just STOP, and notice the present moment.
These trips west are always a great opportunity to reflect on my life. A time to release stress and let go in a big way. I love that I travel alone, the winding roads over the mountains and along the coast allow me time to unwind and just stay present with what ever wants to come up to release. Often there is some issue that needs some loving attention in order to release and these journeys give me the time to do just that.
By the time I reach Castletownbere I'm usually feeling lighter and brighter having released lots of limiting thoughts that had surfaced along the way. One of the most wonderful aspects of releasing is that each time you let go you feel lighter and when you keep letting go it just gets better and better.

Anyway that's just by way of introduction to last Sunday's lessons so now here they are !
Keep up all the good work and I'll see you on June 11'th.

Short Form Lesson

Kick with heel to brush right knee and kick. from ann on Vimeo.

Mini Form

Mini Form front view. from ann on Vimeo.

Mini Form with postures described ( filmed from behind. from ann on Vimeo.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Short Form to Single Whip for our new Short Form Beginners

Short Form To Single Whip from ann on Vimeo.

Welcoming Finn

Meet our new friend Finn he joined the family on last Wednesday.

 We are introducing him to his new surroundings,

It is a great opportunity to do some more river walks,

It's been three years since our beloved Su died and it has taken us until now to feel ready for another dog. 

It's impossible to replace a beloved companion, so gentle and silent a friend who loved to explore.  I often  feel her presence as I wander paths we shared.

Now it's time to get to know Finn, he is about three years old and is a rescue dog and was found abandoned a few months ago. He is still quite nervous but even in a few days is beginning to make our house his home and relax in our company. I am really looking forward to discovering new ways to 'see' our local environment as I know his company will awaken me to sights I have failed to notice.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

A few Photos from Anna and T'ai Chi Lessons For Mini Form Beginners

Onr Happy T'ai Chi Group

Sharing a meal together,

 Just enough space to fit us all around the tables,

Enjoying the sunshine at the Cafe. Thanks to Anna for sending these photos and bringing back lots of happy memories of our great weekend together,

Here are the lessons for T'ai Chi Beginners and the full Mini Form both from the back and the front as people are telling me that these videos are really helping the learning process.

Beginning Posture of the Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.

Parting Wild Horse's Mane for beginners. from ann on Vimeo.

Mini Form front view. from ann on Vimeo.

Mini Form with postures described ( filmed from behind. from ann on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Lessons For Short Form Beginners, And Some Happy Memories From Dzogchen Beara

Blue skies and Happy Faces after a Great Weekend

The magic of heat and sunshine,

 Maureen  working in the kitchen and Johanna giving a helping hand,

 Happy to visit and smell the delights,

 Tricia delivering delights, 

 Sharing our meal together,

 Early morning Mindfull Yoga

 Sticking in the sunshine,

Working on the form. Such a Happy enriching weekend for all of us
So Grateful to everyone, to Tricia for sharing the work with me, to Maureen for nourishing us, and especially to all who came along and made this weekend possible.

Beginning postures of the Short Form from ann on Vimeo.

Friday, 5 May 2017

It's Here ! Our Wekend in Dzogchen Beara

Our bags are all packed and ready for an early start tomorrow morning.
 I love the anticipation, the journey west the and a whole weekend to be quiet,  and spend time with like minded people who all want to explore, movement , stillness and connection.
This is such a precious gift that we give ourselves, what could be more precious than to get to really know yourself from the inside out, to spend time in stillness and peace , reflecting on one's life and purpose.
Feeling so full of Gratitude to have this time and fellow travellers to share the journey.