Detox and Rejuvenation September 2013


Come join us for a day of juicing, Qi Gong, meditation and acupuncture in the Galway countryside

The purpose of the retreat is to take a break from your hectic schedule and go back with batteries full. There will be regular training and sessions from acupuncture to Qi Gong energy healing taught by qualified professionals. Course will be joint run by Ursula Mc Fadden a nutritionist and acupuncturist and Colin Dempsey a Qi Gong teacher and therapist.

€65 for workshop, includes lunch and juice

Sunday September 15th
10.00 – 11.00     Warm up exercises, stretching
11.00 – 11.30     Juicing theory, questions etc, juice break
11.30 – 1.00     Group acupuncture
1.00 – 2.30     Lunch
2.30 – 3.30      Nutrition advice, guidance and questions
3.30 – 5.00     Qi Gong Dao Body Movement and meditation

Geraldine Kilkelly on Craniosacral therapy available at Amber centre.

ImageCraniosacral therapy  is a gentle method of detection that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and celebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, down the sacrum or tailbone area. Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological imbalances. Craniosacral therapy restores balance to this vital system ultimately enhancing all systems and structures within the body.

Craniosacral therapy improves your body’s ability to heal itself.It helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction including: migraine, chronic neck and back pain, stress, infant and childhood disorders, brain and spinal injuries, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, ADD/ADHD, post traumatic stress and many others.

To me the practice of Craniosacral Therapy is a miracle. After my accident I felt ungrounded and off center for a long time, physically and mentally. Craniosacral therapy was the only approach that got to the core of what was wrong. Once again thank you for being there Dr jacobs, New york more info or call for appointment 0857666160.

New Class schedule September 2013

Dao Body Movement

This class blends basic meditation, Tai Chi posture and Qi Gong breathing methods. There are a few dynamic exercises similar in some ways to Yoga or sometimes called Dao Yin Dao Yoga.

Once learned can be put into a 30 min workout to maintain great mobility and health. The exercises are simple and fun to learn and can be added to any exercise regime and are repeated weekly so they can be learned step by step…

Connect with the body, Improved breathing, Improved posture, Develop core strength, Deep relaxation, Release stress.

Class times
City Centre, No 4 Buttermilk Lane

Dao Body movement
Monday September 9th
8 week basic course €70

Tai Chi Chuan 8 pm
8 week course €70

Burren Nature sanctuary
Dao Body movement
Starts tuesday 10th september 7 pm
8 week course €70


Photos from the Glenmalure Retreat


I just had a great weekend teaching Qi Gong and Dao meditation in the Glenmalure valley. I found the place and its natural energy very supportive to what we were doing. Here is what one local writer who attended the workshop, Jillean Godsil,  had to say about it

20508_560300730673415_1075662704_nThere was about twenty of us ranged in a circle in the Wilderness Lodge in Glemalure , Co Wicklow, of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds. We were on a meditation,internal alchemy and qi gong  retreat, for some of us our first ever such experience,  which was to last two days. We were asked by our instructor, Colin Dempsey, for our reasons for attending. One by one we gave our answers and they hit a refrain of wanting to de-stress from our busy lives while connecting with our inner selves.

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Qi Gong and nutrition


For many years i have always tried to eat well and thought i was as a Tai Chi and Qi Gong practioner and teacher i know i must eat well to have good energy .I recently did a joint workshop with a local nutritionalist and Acupuncturist Ursula Mc Fadden during the weekend the benefits of various methods of juicing was shared and certain methods of juicing only hold live enzymes for a certain amount of hours or we only get a small percent without some of the pulp in the juice i know i heard this before but when it was done in front of me it resonated.One thing that stood out was that if i did not use organic produce i would be drinking pestisides .Being tuned in to my body i feel that organic food was giving me more energy.
I was sharing my Qi Gong breathing and stretching  exercises and we had a complete organic weekend i saw a great improvement in my bodys energy just by eating certain foods together and not drinking water with meals or just after.My own feeling on this is that the body needs to create fire in the stomach to burn food and if we drink while eating we are putting out the internal fire.This also relates to chinese medicine as the small intestine is considered to be in the fire or heart  element .

I then decided to get the best diet i could and serve organic food at  workshops to give a Qi filled weekend.
Signed Colin Dempsey.

Glenmalure Summer Retreat in Co Wicklow


Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August 2013Wilderness Lodge, Glenmalure, Co Wicklow

Daoist Dream Practice Workshop


Daoist Dream Practice & Inner Alchemy Workshop
6th – 7th July 2013

Embrace the unconscious side of self and discover the true benefits of power naps. Awakening deep intuition for guidance in life. Discover astral realities. Assists in facilitating greater dream memory. Tap into the healing power of our dreams.

10.00 am – 11.00 am    Five animals morning warmup Qi Gong
11.00 am – 1.00pm    Dream practice
1.00 pm – 2.30pm    Vegetarian lunch
2.30pm – 5.00pm    Dream practice
€90 including vegetarian lunch both days
Early bird price €75 booking by 29th June
Amber Healing Centre, Kilcolgan, Co Galway

Glore Mill Summer Retreat, Kiltimagh


Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2013
Glore Mill Arts Centre, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Visit the peaceful and tranquil setting of the West of Ireland for a full weekend Qi Gong and Inner Alchemy Workshop at the Glore Mill Arts Centre.

Daoist Internal Alchemy & Shaolin Qi Gong 8 Silk Brocade
The focus of this weekend will be to strengthen and balance the inner elements of Sun and Moon, resolving ancestral conflicts in our bloodlines, deepening our relationship with the life force.

Colin Dempsey 31st generation Shaolin Laymonk,

About the Glore Mill Arts Centre
The 1913 Glore Mill is renovated from the original working mill and is the new home of Sally McKenna’s sculpture and painting studio. The Glore Mill is surrounded on all sides by ring forts from the Iron Age. It is an ancient place of meeting, living and celebrating. Visit to find out more.


Friday 19th July
5-8pm – Registration,
Evening orientation,
Qi Gong Meditation session

Saturday 20th July
10.00am – Shaolin Qi Gong
12.30pm – Vegetarian Lunch
2.30 – 5pm – Internal Alchemy
Evening free time

Sunday 21st July
10.00am – Shaolin Qi Gong
12.30pm – Vegetarian Lunch
2.30 – 5pm – Internal Alchemy
Evening free time

Monday Sightseeing Tour
Optional extra day visiting local West of Ireland sacred sites including Carrowkeel Passage Tomb and Glencar Waterfalls, with additional Qi Gong training on location. Bus will leave 9am.

Summer class schedule for Galway & Mayo


Amber healing centre Kilcolgan
Monday Evenings
7.00 – 8.00 pm Qi Gong & Meditation
8.00 – 9.00 pm Tai Chi

Tuesday Evenings
7.00 – 8.00 pm Qi Gong & Meditation
Burren Nature Sanctuary

Wednesday Evenings
6.30 – 7.30 pm Tai Chi
8.00 – 9.00 pm Qi Gong & Meditation

Thursday Mornings
10.30 – 11.30 am Meridian Qi Gong & Meditation

Glore Mill Kiltimagh, co Mayo
Thursday Evenings
7.00 – 7.45 pm Tai Chi Sword Practice
8.00 – 8.45 pm Shaolin Qi Gong

wholistic house of healing city centre
Saturday Mornings
10.00 – 11.00 am Morning Health Exercises & Meditation

Introduction to Qi Gong & Inner Alchemy


Introduction to Qi Gong and Inner Alchemy

Learn to connect with nature and the elements around you

June 2nd & 3rd 2013
Sunday 2nd 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Monday 3rd 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
A beginner will feel immediate benefits and feel their chi flow and the emphasis is on applying these methods in our daily lives.
These methods help us reduce thinking and feel the peace and vitality within.
Some outdoor training will be included, weather dependent.
Vegeterian lunch provided
both days.
Workshop price €80
Student & non-working rates available
Early bird price €70 if paid in full up-front

Five Animals and six healing sounds China’s two oldest shamanic forms of Qi Gong, combined to release emotion and allow you to connect to our inner organs intelligence and chi flow.
Breath Structure and grounding The area of the lower dantien gives us access to our core self and is a place rich in vitality. We practice ocean breathing to open this place. Learn to connect the tendons and spinal cord to improve structure and connect the body as a unit with a deep centred connection to the earth.
Inner smile A simple smile from the heart that radiates to the body parts and beyond, dissolving tension and stress.
Micro cosmic orbit Using meditation and Qi Gong open up a fire channel in the back of the body and a water channel in front we increase the blood flow in the spine and bring vitality to the nervous system and blood to the brain letting this channel naturally flow again.
Directional toning We align ourselves with nature and the elements and tone to invite them to our centre.

Amber Healing Centre Ballindereen, Co Galway
Contact Colin Dempsey, qualified instructor for more information on 086 329 8392

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