What's On

From Monday 03 & Wednesday 05 September, 10.05am - 11.35am,

Mindful Yoga with Susie - Autumn 2018

Take time to tune in to your body, your breath, your self with yoga.   Find comfort and ease in the body through movement and developing awareness.  Let go of unnecessary tensions, allowing well-being to arise naturally, and bring this into your everyday life.

Suitable for beginners and people with experience of yoga.  Susie is fully qualified to teach in the Satyananda tradition of yoga (recognised by the Yoga Federation of Ireland and the British Wheel of Yoga).

€70 for 6 sessions.  Classes ongoing throughout the year, you can join at any time.

Practical information:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing in layers. Shoes are not worn;
  • Bring a blanket with you for keeping cosy during the relaxation.  Mats are provided;
  • Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach;
  • If you have any health problems it is advisable to check with your doctor whether s/he considers yoga to be appropriate for you.


For more information or to book, please contact Susie McNaughton 086 7354461.  If a session is missed, it can be made up at other yoga classes during the week, or on other days over a maximum of 8 weeks.

Monday 3 September, 4.30pm - 5.30pm, €8 per class / €50 for 7 week term

Yoga For Teens

People who do yoga often find it’s more than just a great form of exercise it can also improve our whole outlook. This class will hopefully guide teens through the best poses and practices to build the strength, confidence and peace of mind they need to navigate through secondary school and beyond!  The Gift of Yoga is here for them!

Health Benefits:

  •  Strengthens, tones and builds muscle
  •  Increases flexibility and corrects posture
  •  Sharpens concentration and improves positive motivation
  •  Reduce exam and life stresses
  •  Weight management
  •  Renews and invigorates complexion
  •  Creates balance and grace


For further information or to book, call workshop facilitator Una on 087 2388463.

Classes start on Saturday 15 September,

French For Fun For Kids and Teenagers - Autumn 2018 term

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for children to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun! Age appropriate classes for primary and secondary school children from age 5 upwards.

Classes start on Saturday 15 September.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

From Saturday 15 September, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children (Autumn 2018 term)

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €110
(€100 for 2nd child / €80 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Saturdays from 15 September - 15 December, 2pm - 4pm, €110/€100 per term

Clare Youth Theatre

Clare Youth Theatre are back for another term of fun filled imaginative activities in which teenagers learn theatre skills including acting, lighting and stage design, script writing, movement and set design.

An initiative of Clare Arts Office. Open to young people of secondary school age.

Mondays from 24 September, 11.45am-12.45pm, €60 for 6 sessions. Concessions available

Monday Morning Meditation

with Susie McNaughton

There is no one way to meditate, yet there are some common steps that can help us on our way to a more meditative space.  Regularity of practice is one of the keys, and this new Monday Morning Meditation aims to become a comfortable space for on-going practice as well as introducing newcomers to the fundamentals of meditation. 

In each guided session, awareness of the body and the breath will be used as anchors for practice - you will become familiar with tuning in to them.  We will experiment with concentration practices, watching the mind and its thoughts, chanting and drawing/ colouring.  Sometimes we will sit in stillness (on the floor or on chairs), other times we will be moving.  Over time, you’ll find out which approach works best for you, and gain the tools to introduce it into your daily life.   A regular meditation practice can be pure gold.

For more information or to book, contact Susie on 086 7354461.

Tuesdays from 25 September for 12 weeks, 10.05am - 11.35sm, €150 plus €35 for course book and CD

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs (YHLB) Programme

with Susie McNaughton

80% of people have or will suffer from lower back pain.  In most cases it is not due to serious pathology, but it can still have significant consequences for your quality of life. 
This specialised, evidence-based, 12 week Programme is aimed at helping people to get back to being more active again.  You will learn simple, gentle yoga movements and breathing practices targeting back comfort, good posture and improved back health.  YHLB aims at re-educating and re-aligning the body, along with increasing the ability to relax and promoting self-awareness.

Booking in advance is essential to check the course in suitable for you.  Contact Susie on 086 7354461 or susmcnaughton@yahoo.ie to have a chat and/ or book.
Further details on the YHLB Programme can be found at  www.yogaforbacks.co.uk

Classes will run on Tuesday mornings for 12 weeks: 25 September - 06 November and 13 November - 18 December.
Payment can be in installments.

From Tuesday 25 September, 6.30pm - 8.30pm for 4 weeks,

Learn Primordial Sound Meditation with Marie Thérèse Costelloe

Expand your mind, change your world.

Developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. co-founders of The Chopra Centre for Wellbeing.

Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation on a daily basis can help you to:

  • Manage stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve your relationships
  • Create inner peace
  • Awaken your intuition
  • Enhance your sleep patterns
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Become less judgemental
  • Connect to spirit

Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation technique originating in the ancient wisdom of India. Primordial sounds – the basic, most essential sounds of nature – are used to disconnect us from the activity of life.  These individually selected sounds, known as mantras, are based on the vibration the universe was making at the moment of your birth.

Once your Primordial Sound mantra has been determined, you will be taught how to use it on a daily basis to reawaken balance, tranquillity, and compassion within.  Your Chopra Centre-certified instructor will help you to integrate this practice into your daily routine.

Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon founded the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, to offer individuals from around the world programs in stress management, mind-body medicine, emotional healing, and life transformation.  They have both practiced and taught the fusion of Ayurveda with modern science for over 35 years.

Discover tools to reduce stress, create inner peace and balance in your life. Book now on 086 608 6663 or mtcostelloe@protonmail.com

Thursday 18 October 2018, 6.30pm - 9.00pm, €55 (includes all materials)

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

We are delighted to welcome back this very popular workshop on Modern Calligraphy for Beginners.  A fresh and contemporary approach to the age-old skill of beautiful writing, this revived and reimagined style of calligraphy is already proving popular with type-lovers and wedding parties across the US and UK. During this workshop you will be introduced to the joys of writing with dip nib and ink by learning the basic techniques, letter forms and how to compose words and phrases.  The workshop fee includes a kit of all you need for the class and to continue practicing at home.

Early booking strongly advised.
Fee is €55 per person and includes all materials (Starter Calligraphy Kit with pen holder, nib, calligraphy ink, guide sheets, paper, blotting paper)