A gateway to meditation – and a new way of being
A morning mini-retreat with Matt Padwick
Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for beginners and people of all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye’s movement and breathing exercises restore the body’s natural rhythms and calm the mind – making it a very effective gateway to meditation, and support as we integrate meditation in our daily lives.
In this retreat we will combine simple movement and breathing exercises with the stillness of meditation to experience a way of being that is both deeply relaxing and fully energised. No prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.
What to Bring
Kum Nye is a slow and meditative form of yoga. It is good to wear clothing that allows free movement, yoga mats are not necessary. If you have a favourite cushion, blanket and pair of warm socks you are welcome to bring them along!
For more information:
telephone: 021 450 7033
Matt Padwick has been practising meditation and Kum Nye since 1998 when he first arrived at Dzogchen Beara, the Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in West Cork. He completed two years of closed retreat at Dzogchen Beara and then worked in a variety of roles including Centre Director from 2003-2013, and now offers Kum Nye programmes at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland.
Matt’s search for moments of pure mind and perfect balance was not without incident… He is the author of two autobiographical novels; “Running Contra Diction” (2015) and “Transpose” (2017) which contrast the insecurity that powered a life of extreme sport and wilderness adventure, with the more satisfying alternative founded on inner peace and contentment.
“A heart-felt thank you for the Kum Nye sessions, which I found were hugely beneficial for me both physically and emotionally, and were also very enjoyable.” Ann, July 2019
“This effected me more than any other workshop I have done. I have never felt so in touch with myself.” Alice, April 2019
“I enjoyed learning something new – a skill I can bring in to my day-to-day life.” Corina, April 2019
“I loved the feeling at the end of the Kum Nye exercises…the spaciousness they created.” Aine, April 2019
“It really was an amazing weekend for me and I’m finding when I stop for a moment and remain still, I have that sense of peace.” Hillary, April 2019
“I’ve really taken to the Kum Nye and grateful to have been introduced to its gentle and powerful ways” Gabriella, Jan 2019
Complimentary parking available