Online Mindfulness

A Month of Mindfulness - June 2024

Following on from the success of our online events and our mindfulness retreat experiences in Charentes, we are delighted to continue curating a series of gentle and accessible online guided sessions throughout 2024. Join us one evening a week on Wednesday 12th, 19th & 26th June and a final session on the morning of Sunday 30th June for a Ceangal online course dedicated to gentle mindfulness practices under the care of our resident mindfulness guide, Martin Towey. Combining breathwork and body posture with core mindfulness practices, this course is designed to help connect and calm the body, mind and soul.
Whether you are kicking off a new wellness routine or want to reinforce your mindful methods, this course is perfect to help attune to seasonal changes and anchor in the present with greater peace of mind. Sign up below to reserve your spot today!

Online Session Details

Wed 12th, 19th & 26th: 7pm GMT / 8pm CET
Final session Sun 30th 9am GMT / 10am CET
Total Fee for the Month: €100
Ceangal Community Discount: 20%
Coupon Code for Ceangal Community: JUNE2024

Your Mindfulness Facilitator

Martin Towey (Dip MBI) is a neurophysiotherapist and mindfulness coach, who has been practising meditation and yoga since 2009. He completed his mindfulness teacher training at The Mindfulness Centre for Professional Training in Ireland in 2017, and continues to develop his practice by undertaking regular supervision as well as attending retreats and workshops facilitated by world-renowned teachers such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Christina Feldman and John Peacock. He is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI) and visits France regularly where he hosts mindfulness retreats with Ceangal. For more details check out Martin's bio on www.mindfulness.ie

Book Now

Places are limited. If you would like to reserve your place for this special month of self-care, we would encourage you to book your place today.

Our Online Mindfulness Series

Regular gentle mindfulness practice has been proven to reduce stress, encourage self compassion and inner wellbeing.
Following on from the success of our online events during lockdown and our evolving mindfulness retreat experiences in Charentes, we are curating a series of guided sessions online throughout 2024. Our aim is to create space where you can connect with yourself and with others in a warm, nourishing atmosphere...
Our mindfulness events will be held around the four Celtic festivals of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain. They will provide an opportunity to come together, to pause mindfully, and become more attuned to mind, body and spirit. This regular, guided approach to inner calm goes a long way to reducing stress and dealing with the challenges of our daily lives more mindfully.
We began the year with "A Month of Mindfulness" online through January. We marked St. Brigid's Day and Imbolc on the 1st of February, midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, and most recently gathered together on 1st May to mark Bealtaine.

BEALTAINE, also known as Beltane, is a traditional Gaelic festival that celebrates the turning in the wheel of the Celtic Calendar signifying the start of summer in the northern hemisphere, as we merge from the dark part of the year to the bright half. Starting on May 1st or what we know today as “May Day” or “Labour Day”, Bealtaine is also the Irish name for the month of May with "béal," meaning mouth, and "tine," meaning fire. When combined, they create the evocative phrase "mouth of fire.” Bealtaine is also thought to have been named after the god Bel or Belenus from the Celtic root bel, which means "bright" or "shining." In pre-Christian Celtic mythology, the Celts believed that the veil between the physical world and the spiritual world was at its thinnest during this festival. To protect themselves and their livestock from malevolent spirits, piseogs, and fairies, they would perform rituals and bonfires. People would gather around the fire to purify themselves, ensure fertility for the upcoming year, and bring good luck to their crops, livestock and families.

The Celtic Calendar

Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa, Samhain

Join the Ceangal Community

If you would like to access more mindfulness and mediation resources online, please visit our BLOG. If you may be interested in mindfulness experiences here in beautiful Cognac, please sign up to our Ceangal community and we will keep you posted on all future events.

Marking Bealtaine

Join us on the evening of May 1st 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET for a complimentary guided mindfulness session online marking the celtic festival Bealtaine, with our resident tutor Martin Towey.
Free of charge, we are delighted to offer this complimentary gathering to our community to mark the changing season from darkness into light, and encourage mindfulness practices together throughout Spring.

Genuinely Warm & Welcoming

This weekend exceeded my expectations. Olive & Charlie are wonderful hosts, immediately creating an environment which is genuinely warm & welcoming. Which in turn makes the group dynamic work effortlessly. I really cannot recommend it highly enough and look forward to my next trip to Olive & Charlie.

Jennifer Callan

A Wonderful Experience

We enjoyed a wonderful experience thanks to the exceptional care from Charlie and Olive, who looked after all our group’s specific needs and included many of our special requests in the programme. We would also like to mention the wonderful cuisine supplied by Maggie. Truly a memorable week.

George & Elaine Balmer

A Place I Want to Return To

Wonderful hosts, great house and ambiance, kindness amongst friends, beautiful countryside surrounded by amazing grapevines and sunflowers, birdsong and farm life. Living in the moment with mindfulness makes it a place I want to return to.

Susan Barr