The towns and townlands of Kilkee, Querrin and Ross have come together to offer activities to promote Health and Wellbeing to those in need of some time-out, during their Spring Loop Head Wellness weekend running from the 27th to the 29th of April.
In Victorian times, Kilkee was often mentioned as ‘The fashionable bathing place to immerse oneself in the healing waters of the Atlantic’. Indeed the entire Loop Head area was, and still is renowned for its clean air. Both the sea and the sea air have regenerative, restorative effects on the mind and body.
Purecamping Yoga Centre in Querrin will be offering Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation and Qigong classes throughout this weekend in April with experienced teachers, Trea Heapes and Kevin Copeland. While our modern day seaweed bath house, Kilkee Thalassotherapy centre, will have seaweed baths and massage on offer. Nutritional therapist, Hilary Gleeson will enlighten us on the benefits of eating local ‘in-season’ food with demonstrations and tastings, and Carmel T. Madigan of the Loop Head Summer Hedge School will lead an exploration of Ross shore, identifying and tasting seaweeds on the way.
The provision of vegetarian lunches and dinners carefully planned and prepared by the Haugh sisters of Stella Maris Hotel will lighten the load further for those needing a complete break from the challenges of everyday life.
When: 27-29th April
Tickets ON SALE HERE
Easter treat at the Irish House, Kilkee. @theirishhouse_
Photo taken at: Kilkee By The Sea
First campers that found us this year, not open til April 27th but this lovely French couple wandered in late this eve and were happy to stay in our ‘not quite ready’ site. Marie and Matieu putting up their tent in a nippy 7C and they are from Marseille!! Matieu shared his secret to keeping warm and getting a good night’s sleep… Yes… Its a bottle of port
Why you need to come to the Loop Head Peninsula in April… Imagine sleeping in a cosy cabin, waking up to the cuckoo, cliff walks amongst the sea pinks.
A quote for today ‘There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.’ – Buddha
People often describe their need to ‘quiet their mind’. But what does this mean?
When we sit to meditate, it sometimes seems that our mind is busy all the time, from the start to the end of the meditation. This is not unusual. It’s the nature of our mind to be busy. That’s what the mind does … it creates and presents thoughts to us, it keeps us informed of potential problems, it reminds us of past problems, it prepares us for situations, it tries to resolve past conflicts, to prevent future conflicts …. I’m getting stressed just thinking about it!
So, don’t think about meditation as ‘quieting the mind’, think of it as ‘knowing the mind’.
During a meditation practice, as each thought presents itself, try to catch it … have a quick look … a quick acknowledgement as if to say … yes, thank you for letting me know and then … simply return to the object of your meditation … not putting any great importance on the thought … a kind of a ‘meh’ reaction and then simply … returning ….to your object of meditation.
See your developing meditation practice as a training session for the mind. You are creating a new habit for the mind. It takes practice to develop good habits and developing good “thinking” habits is no different. The more you encourage and guide the mind back to the object of meditation, the easier it becomes over time. Conversely, if you frequently allow the mind to lead you into the next interesting story or train of thoughts, the more likely it is to continue with this habit.
No time like the present … give it a go…..