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With Sound Therapist and Musician,
Aimée Farrell Courtney
and Amerta Movement and Yoga teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Art Therapist,
Claire Osborne 
 
August 17th-20th 2024
An Tobar retreat centre, Navan, Co. Meath

 

Nestled in the serene embrace of nature, “The Creative Retreat”, is a collaborative endeavour by The Sound Therapy Clinic with Yoga and Amerta Movement specialist and Artist, Claire Osborne. We offer a haven for holistic rejuvenation and creative exploration, seamlessly blending the therapeutic power of sound with mindful sessions that intertwine body based practices and creativity.  The result is a retreat that not only nurtures physical well-being but also sparks creativity and self-discovery. 

The symbiotic collaboration between The Sound Therapy Clinic and Claire Osborne creates a safe, reflective and inspirational environment where participants can tap into their inner reserves of creativity, finding a harmonious union of mind, body, and spirit amid the tranquil landscapes that surround this idyllic retreat in the beautiful Boyne Valley. 

 
WHAT TO EXPECT
  1. A safe, non-judgemental and nourishing immersive experience where everyone has the opportunity to unleash their creativity.

  2. Space to rest, dream, listen, respond, turn inwards, vision…. and in turn to expand outwards, express, experiment and explore.

  3. Time to enter the territory of the unknown; a magical realm where anything is possible and the unexpected can happen!

  4. Time in nature, time together, time on your own.

  5. Guidance from two highly trained and experienced facilitators.

The “Creative Retreat 2024” promises a rich tapestry of transformative workshops and activities facilitated by a team of skilled and diverse practitioners. 

 

  • Fully trained and experienced Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, Movement guide and artist, Claire Osborne will share a blend of these disciplines to offer spaces for reflection, rest, dreaming, expression and expansion.  Using reflective and meditative practices from Hatha Tantra Meditation and Yoga Nidra, Claire will offer time for rest, rejuvenation, dreaming and listening to your inner self. There will also be movement and art-making practices to support you expand into embodied awareness, freedom of expression and bring your unique creative potential into being.

 

  • Trained Sound Therapist Aimée Farrell Courtney, draws from the innovative techniques of the BAST method, to immerse participants in healing sonic landscapes, promoting relaxation and  rejuvenation. With a Masters in Music Performance and a World Bodhrán Champion, Aimée will lend her musical expertise introducing rhythmic elements and activities, inviting participants to engage in rhythmic self-expression and communal music-making. 

 

Together, these workshops create a holistic and immersive experience at the “Creative Retreat 2024”, where individuals can explore the intersections of movement, art, sound and mindfulness in their personal journey of self-discovery and creative expression


SCHEDULE

DAY 1: Arrivals from 11am. Registration and light lunch, followed by an afternoon of activities, dinner and a restfu evening sound bath.

DAY 2 AND 3: breakfast, followed by a morning of activities, lunch, afternoon free time and actvities, dinner and evening rituals, practices and time outside y the fire.

DAY 4: breakfast, morning activities and closing ceremony followed by a light lunch. Departure time 2pm.

 
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS

 

Aimée Farrell Courtney - The Sound Therapy Clinic

Aimée’s musical journey started over 25 years ago when she became fascinated with the sound of the Irish frame drum. Since then she has dedicated her life to sharing music, exploring musical capabilities, collaborations and the benefits of sound. Since winning the World Bodhrán Championship in 2010, she has gone on to become one of the world’s most successful professional players performing extensively and teaching throughout the globe.

Through this sharing of music and sound, she saw first hand how beneficial and life changing musical experiences could be. Following her musical education in the Conservatoire of Music and Drama Dublin where she received First Class Honours in both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, she trained in the BAST Method of Sound Therapy and Voice Arts at the British Academy of Sound Therapy.
 

Claire Osborne

Claire has been facilitating Yoga and Amerta movement groups for 22 years and has trained extensively in various healing modalities and with renowned teachers of Movement and Yoga for the past 30 years. 

Claire’s movement background includes a training in community dance and many years of 5 Rhythms. She studied Amerta movement with its creator Suprapto Suryadarmo from 1997 until he passed in 2021 and was one of a small cohort of international practitioners who attended his only teacher training in late 2021 just before he passed away.

Claire’s Yoga background is informed by Hatha, Tantra and Somatics, and she specialises in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She is a fully trained Yoga Therapist, working for 7 years as a supervisor for students training in Yoga Therapy at Yoga Campus in London, and for the Yoga Mandala Project as an advisor and training facilitator. She runs trainings in Chair Yoga and Trauma informed yoga. 

Claire also has a background in art, working for many years as a craftsperson and community artist. She has recently completed a Masters in Art Therapy. 

Claire’s approach is based on discovering and listening to our innate personal wisdom and guidance. She offers embodied practices that support us to become integrated and conscious Body-Mind beings, working with compassionate enquiry and awareness. Her goal is to support people towards wholeness and healing, to connect with nature and Spirit, and to blossom into the fullness of their unique selves.  


 

RETREAT FEES

Full fee 665 euros / twin room 650 euros

Early bird before the end of May 640 euros/ twin 630 euros

Includes  vegetarian meals and your accommodation.

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