Lawns Of Tranquillity
All Together Now has produced its very own unique wellness area, which has aptly been named Lawns of Tranquillity.
Creating a calming environment in a festival area is no easy feat, yet with careful planning and direction from the area’s co-ordinator Debs Armstrong and Yoga expert Kary Stewart, we have achieved something that we think our audience will really enjoy and take great benefit from.
Set beside the lake, main lawn and partially into the woods, the area offers some privacy and quiet for those who wish to partake in the number of treatments we have available. The uniquely pod shaped treatment area will facilitate a number of relaxation activities including sauna, hot tubs, yoga, massage, along with other types of healing including sound, taste, sight, touch and sixth sense.
At the entrance to the treatment area, a trained receptionist will check in guests and advise them of treatments that are available and suitable for them. This specific area called Breathe is themed around sense of smell - with aromatherapy oils scenting the air as an introductory phase of the guest’s experience. From there, guests will either go to a treatment session in the heart of the space - or an individual treatment in one of the five rooms. Pre-bookings can be made online as well as on the day. Limited places for treatments and sessions will apply however, a number of classes will be held throughout each day.
We aim to bring wellness to our festival in the most fitting way and meet the standards we know our audience will expect. The treatments will be carried out by professionals in a stunning set up to give the best festival wellness experience possible.
The majority of our practitioners are from or live in Ireland with some from the UK. The types of therapy on offer are Reiki, Bio Energy, Aromatherapy Massage, Sound Massage, Craniosacral, Breathwork, Ayurvedic Massage, Gong Therapy, Herbalism And Nutrition, Shamanic Reflexology.
Local yoga collaborators include the Kilkenny School of Yoga and representatives from the House of Yoga, who will offer yoga for adults and children and meditation.
Killkenny's lead teacher Essie Millie has half a lifetime's experience and will offer a class for those that feel yoga is way out of their reach – can’t sit cross legged, can’t reach your knees, never mind your toes? These classes will break down the idea that yoga has to be intimidating.
From the UK, representatives of the Kundalini Yoga Collective will be delivering classes and also a workshop on mantra and sound healing.
The body has vast healing capacities. If you allow it, Breathe will help you activate them. Here we offer to show guests how to deeply relax their bodies and minds - presenting a range of treatments and knowledge that might be helpful in future healing journeys. Five individual therapy rooms radiate out from the Heart of the Space, for treatments including Holistic Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki, Sound, Somatic, Craniosacral, Nutritional and Herbal Therapies and Guided Visualisation.
INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT ROOMS
Themed around the senses, with a variety of treatments on offer. For therapists, we have three treatment rooms with massage tables, one with a single chair for guided meditations and one with armchairs and a table for consultations.
A very light touch approach, utilising readily available guided visualisations, which are a great introduction to learning how to relax the body. It's about inner sight and imagination. Here the guests are guided to a room with a comfortable reclining armchair, noise-cancelling headphones, a lavender eye-pillow, a blanket and an uninterrupted hour of pure rest and relaxation. They listen to the audio of a guided visualisation, helping to relax the nervous system and develop inner sight.
You are what you absorb. How we fuel our bodies with has an impact on how will they run. Seems simple enough so why do so many of struggle with it? This consulting room is for Therapists that specialise in Herbal and Nutritional medicine. Nutrients and other food components influence the body's ability to heal.
Nutritional Therapists work on each individuals nutrition to ensure we feel the happiest, healthiest we can be. It's not about depriving the body, it's about fuelling it to work at its best. Medical Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials.
From the drumming of our ancestors to the latest breakup song , our species has sought to self-medicate with sound vibrations for millennia. Music floods our brains with dopamine- the happy chemical. It also releases oxytocin, a natural painkiller and bonding hormone. It changes our brains and therefore our bodies. Sound Therapists specialise in harmonising and healing through sound using the human voice, tuning forks, singing bowls and gong therapy.
Most people love a good massage. Therapists draw from a wide range of massage techniques which may include gentle massage, stretches, relaxation work and deep tissue massage.Treatments include Shiatsu and Massages, Reiki and Reflexology. Craniosacral Therapy has a very subtle touch and Acupuncture is also included as it is highly effective
Beyond the five bodily senses there's also something less tangible: the bio energy of living systems.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. It can't be measured empirically but we know that when this energy flows uninterrupted we feel great.
During Reiki, the recipient remains clothed. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. Thereis no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas.
Taking a breath, being in the fresh air keeps keeping us grounded. Connected. Nature nurtures healing. Our mindfulness guides will teach you simple meditation tools and will then guide you to put them into effect through a meditation walk. This kind of mindfulness walking meditation in nature nurtures calmness, presence and healing...
Reaching in to share our human experience in all its facets through the word... On Saturday we ask - what is this "inner child" people talk about? To help us truly connect 9 year old Juan then leads us into some exercises! On Sunday Alex Rey, traditional herbal healer from an indigenous tribe in Colombia answers the question "So what is Shamanism?". We end with a clearing ceremony using simple shamanic visualisation tools.
Can you think of anything better than relaxing in a hot tub, overlooking a lake and the gorgeous Comeragh Mountains? Sink into our naturally fuelled hot tubs, let your cares melt away.
Relax and detox in our very own sauna. Breathe deep! This is a great way to start the day.
Each session cost €10 per person per session. They can be pre-booked through our website from Friday at 9am or booked on arrival.
Yoga Classes - in the Heart (central space)
The aim of yoga is not to be good at it but to emerge yourself in the process. All classes are for all levels from first timers to seasoned practitioners.
Hatha Yoga - A gentle wake up to the day
Hatha yoga is the name for all the yogas and in practice can mean many different practices. In this gentle class we will use asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to help bring peace to the mind and body and to prepare the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation - or even dancing! With Essie Millie
Iyengar Yoga - All levels welcome
By paying close attention to anatomical details and the alignment of each posture, Iyengar Yoga is the practice of precision. Poses are held for long periods and often modified with props. This method is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability, and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions. With Bridget Moriarty
Kundalini Yoga - All levels welcome
Kundalini Yoga is an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices. Often referred to as the ‘Yoga of Awareness' it is an avenue to Self-experience and expansion. Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation and the chanting of mantras. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. With Shama Kaur, Preetam Kaur and Nadasen Ram Ravi
Mindfulness for Monkeys - Have you got monkey mind? Learn what that is and how to tame it.
Morning/Evening Mindfulness Walk - How to walk mindfully and take in nature. With Tracy Boland and Joanna Den
Life Path Reading with Matthew Edwards (donation basis)
Mantras workshops - Sing the seed sounds and tune in to the most ancient form of yoga and healing.
Saturday and Sunday - Dance Medicine with Dama Anna Day and DJ Colibri, Dancing Heart Path Facilitator, Artist and creator of Bliss Conscious Clubbing across Europe, deliver a two hour movement experience, an invitation to come back to ourselves...
Sunday - All night Gong Puja Sacred celebration and sound meditation ~ all night gong puja from 10.30pm – sunrise, with gong players and musicians from Ireland, Brazil. Peru, UK and more… We will fill the dome with the sound of gongs and play all night. The most deeply relaxing, rejuvenating and transformational experience you will ever have.
Evening Meditation Daily
Sound massage - Deb Kin
Sound massage on the individual creates the movement of any stagnant energy in the body. It is useful to aid insomnia, depression, anxiety and so much more. It has a very calming and relaxing effect on the mind and body although it is working magic on the inside.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage - Fabiana Colmati
Combination of Deep Tissue Massage with coordinated breath work and assisted Yoga stretchings. The therapist uses both hands and feet to deliver the massage on a futon on the floor.
Acupuncture - Joanne Den (House of Yoga)
Derived from ancient Chinese medicine, fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body to open up the flow of energy.
Reiki - Monika Dziatkiewicz
Based on Dr Usui’s teaching. Hands on session where the biggest focus is put on relaxation and slowing down our busy minds.
Shamanic Releasing - Alex Rey
Energy body work which aims to help empty out the old emotional debris and stuck feelings such as fear, anger, guilt, rage, or shame that you no longer need so that you can create room in your life for that which you desire
Naturopathic herbalist - Bernard Harris
Naturopathy aims to enhance the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms. It is a complete health system concerned with identifying the root cause of disease and treating the person holistically. Treatments that work against the body’s own natural processes are avoided. Naturopathic herbalists use the natural healing properties of plants to treat imbalances within the body.
Bio Energy - Eileen Kennedy (House of Yoga)
The modality I work with is Bio Energy healing. This is a hands on healing technique that connects into the Universal energy field, stimulating the natural healing of the body, encouraging healing on all levels of the body.
Shamanic Reflexology - Julia Lane
Shamanic Reflexology works really well as a compliment to yoga or any opening practise and assists with grounding, releasing and revealing the stories/iss works with the body. I believe it would be a great fit for a festival.
Puranshant Kaur - Sídhe Sound Healing
Hilary Harvey - Yoga Nidra
Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique which leaves you with a sense of wholeness.
Esther Foley – Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. People sometimes ask about the name Craniosacral Therapy and think it only refers to the head. In fact Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.
Carol Martin - Ki Massage
Ki massage works on the muscles of the body and also on its energy points. When muscles are really tight, they slow down or block the energy flow. By relaxing the muscles, energy is released to flow freely.
Feeling a bit worse for wear? Come and dance to the beat! Local organisation House of Yoga bring 'Breathe with the Beat' to the central space. The method is founded on a vinyasa practice which aligns the rhythm of the breath with the 8,4,2, 1 beat of a house music soundtrack..
On Saturday and Sunday 8-9.30pm ~ Dance Medicine with Dama Anna Day and DJ Colibri Dancing Heart Path Facilitator, Artist and creator of Bliss Conscious Clubbing across Europe deliver a two hour movement experience, an invitation to come back to ourselves...
On Sunday evening, there will a be special event taking place - all night gong puja from 10.30pm – sunrise, with gong players from Ireland, Brazil. Peru, UK and more… We will fill the dome with the sound of gongs and play all night. The most deeply relaxing, rejuvenating and transformational experience you will ever have. Picture attached – Shama Kaura