March 18 & 19th: St. Patricks Permaculture Weekend

A truly ‘green’ alternative SA truly ‘green’ alternative St. Patrick’s weekend, As part of The Living Land Series at An Sanctoir. Celebrating Ireland, our beautiful and unique climate and landscape and our culture of community. Learn from nature to live and work in tune with this island and it’s abundant natural resources. Use Permaculture design -a practical approach to creating … Read More

April 22nd: Sound Body Wisdom Workshop

Saturday 10-2pm Sliding Scale 30-40 Euro Sound Body Wisdom is an experiential form that draws on the wisdom of the body in motion, sound, somatic-based therapies and life. Participants will be led with group, partnered and individual exercises in movement, breath, voice and rhythm. We will learn the movement of our body through weight exchange, exploring space and non-verbal communication. We will find connection with our … Read More

May 14th: Candlelit Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga with Live Cello Music

Sunday 14th May An Sanctoir, Ballydehob 7.30-9.30pm Cost €20 / €15 concession Claire Osborne will guide you through a healing and transformative yoga practice. Your 2 hour journey will be deepened by the beautiful, soothing sounds of gifted musician, Lea Miklody and her cello. What is yoga nidra? A profoundly transformative, healing and meditative practice using guided relaxation and the creation … Read More

29 & 30th April: Dance & Desire Workshop

At this two-day event, we will work with simple improvisation exercises that expand our consciousness to perceive temporal and spatial relations in a variety of ways. We will then deal with desire and erotic energy to generate material and work with these heightened states consciously as parts of a composition. This workshop is intended for those interested in dance, conscious … Read More

April 30th: Bealtaine Ceremony

8.00-10.00 pm By donation Bring comfy clothing, blankets, anything to make you comfortable. Hello all you wonderful souls, We are happy to invite you all to join us once more for another ceremony in An Sanctoir. This collective gathering will be to celebrate “Beltaine”, the festival which marks the beginning of summer. There is so much power in the collective … Read More

May 19th: Dance Residency Showing, Kathleen Hermesdorf with Tara Brandel + Lea Miklody

the Antidote RESIDENCY Kathleen Hermesdorf with Tara Brandel + Lea Miklody Showing on Friday 19 May at 6:30pm [€5] the Antidote San Francisco-based dance artist Kathleen Hermesdorf returns to An Sanctoir after her Labyrinth Residency in May 2016 to explore a new performance project, the Antidote. Working with dancer Tara Brandel and musician Lea Miklody, she creates a testing ground for tonics to … Read More

20th & 21st of May: Cob Oven Building Workshop

  The Hollies will be directing us in the process of making a Cob Oven on site at An Sanctoir for our new outdoor shelter. Cost is a sliding scale of €88-150 per person. Limited spaces.  

20th & 21st of May: Systemic Constellations Workshop

‘Radical inclusion, entering the knowing field’ With Charlie Stevens Hdip, MA, SIAHIP and Marianne Gabriel MA UKCP Constellations can be used not only to see the effects and possible resolution of hidden family dynamics but also to explore issues such as the systemic causes of illness, the blockages in business development, your relationship to money or those people with whom … Read More

4th – 6th August: West Cork Yoga Festival

Friday 4th 2pm – Sunday 6th 6pm Camping available Friday-Monday. Welcome to the third West Cork Yoga Festival, held in the heart of An Sanctoir’s beautiful 30 acre nature reserve, near Ballydehob. Following the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to present another celebration of yoga, dance, healing, fun, laughter, music and the joy of life and coming together … Read More

June 19th: 5 Day Mindfulness Course

This 5 Day Course is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) , developed by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn. The ccourse is highly participatory & experiential in nature. This is time to focus on yourself , giving yourself some precious time to slow down, rest and become present to yourself and to your life. There will be lots … Read More