Prose and Pose Poetry Yoga: Lessons of Inflicted Self-Contentment BOOKED OUT Paul Donnelly The Aquatic Yogi and Dani Gill
Through a series of guided restorative yoga poses you will be led into a deep state meditative reflection. During these moments of silent thought writer and poet, Dani Gill, will read passages from her new volume of writings, Lessons in Kindness (Salmon Poetry). These seeds of thought will allow you to reflect on the people and challenges that helped mould you, allowing you to become present in your life. With this comes the realisation that contentment comes from within.
This is an 18+ event. All yoga levels welcome.
Generously supported by Temple Bar Yoga.
Dani Gill is a curator, producer, writer, and educator, based in the west of Ireland. Dani served as Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature (2010-2016), Ennis Book Club Festival (2020-2022) and has held production and creative roles in theatre and film. She holds a Diploma in Community Development and Youth Work and is motivated by projects that seek to engage, inspire and reflect community. A love of landscape and cross-artform collaboration led her to found The Lighthouse Project in 2020: site specific responses to lighthouses around Ireland. She is the Performing Arts Curator for the Bealtaine Festival and is Co-Director of Match in The Dark with Brendan MacEvilly. Her debut collection After Love was made into a dance/theatre production and premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2021. A short film of the same name featured in Irish and international film festivals in 2021 and 2022. Lessons in Kindness is her second collection.
Yoga has been a constant in Paul Donnelly’s life for the past 10 years and recently he decided to become a yoga teacher to help bring yoga to the wider community, highlighting the benefits of it on both physical and mental well being. Yoga should be accessible to all. Since starting to teach he has found his interest lies in community yoga, from mens groups to trans and non binary yoga for the LGBT community but his love of The Arts has helped him approach yoga with a twist creating Prose & Pose Yoga Poetry to make the experience a more deeper connecting immersive experience. An all year round sea swimmer he is determined to find some way to bring yoga upon the waves. But let’s not hold our breaths for that, or maybe we should hold our breath just in case.