Thursday 18 April 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm

Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue,
Glasnevin, Dublin 11

A beautiful day of mindfulness, music and exploration of simple practices that you can use in daily life.

These three teachers - Orlaith, Clíodhna and Mary - will establish a space of open authenticity, presence and playfulness in the beautiful setting of the Margaret Aylward Centre, overlooking the National Botanic Gardens.

Together, they weave a day of profound connection, with a rich mix of music and silence, listening inwards and expressing outwards; of recognition and joyful belonging.

The day is open to all, and no experience is needed.

This promises to be a truly special experience for body, mind and heart.


Your Trio

  • Orlaith O’Sullivan helps people of all ages to strengthen their presence, offer tender care for their suffering and nourish their joy. Her course ‘Cultivating Happiness’ was the first of its kind in Ireland, and she is founder of two mindfulness community groups in Dublin. She mentors and teaches mindfulness internationally, and is known for her creative approach, openness and humour and practical approaches to living a more mindful life.

  • Clíodhna Ní Aodáin is a professional cellist, conductor, composer, teacher and creative artist. From a musical family in Dublin, Ireland, she currently lives and works in Bern, Switzerland. Clíodhna performs as a soloist and chamber musician internationally and loves to explore musical expression through improvisation. Clíodhna is the Artistic Director of “Music for People Europe”. Her most recent project is “The Celtic Cello” >>

  • Mary E Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation. Mary is a cutting-edge workshop facilitator, trainer and consultant who uses music as a means for personal and organizational transformation through creativity, leadership and non‐verbal communications. She is a professional musician; recording artist and international author. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for People organization, Mary is also an Orff Schulwerk clinician and international teaching artist. She is endorsed by Rhythm Band Instruments and Remo corporations. Mary travels throughout the United States, Europe and Asia offering drum circle facilitator trainings, performances, and workshops >>

A taste of Orlaith’s presence…

Orlaith your soothing voice just calms me down, thank you. Today I am not engaging with life in the same hurried, driven fashion of the past week and I am ABLE to water the seeds of ease, contentment, and hope.
— Mini-retreat participant

A taste of Mary’s presence…

Mary Knysh is a power house of creative energy - integrating drum circles, movement, and music for people into her own soup of facilitation magic.
— Christine Stevens, Author - Music Medicine, Healing Drum Learning Program Founder, UpBeatDrum Circles Inc

A taste of Clíodhna’s presence…

Cíodhna Ní Aodáin is an amazing cellist and composer. Her new album is a wonderful creation. I highly recommend this music.
— David Darling, Grammy Award-winning cellist and composer