Bio-Wisdom with Aoife Valley

 

Aoife Valley

Nature ~ ART ~ MEDITATION

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Healing work with Aoife Valley

body, mind & NATURE

Mindfulness Meditation

- Individual Support - one to ones, mentoring and teacher supervision. Telephone appointments: Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm. Fees
- 2021 Silent Day Retreats - First Saturday and Sunday on the month. 10am-4pm. Fees

Art-nATURE-Spirit Workshops 2021
- Workshops @ The Organic Centre, Leitrim.
Sat Mar 20th: What Honeybees Want
Sat May 1st: Quieting the Mind
Sun July 4th: The Zen of Drawing
Sat Oct 30th: Realign with Mother Earth
Book directly with the centre.
 
Online Resources

Video courses and Audio guided meditations are available on YouTube and BandCamp. To access the videos email me for a link.

Blog

New blog from March 2021 -poetry and essays.

 

2021 Events Calendar

Artwork by Aoife Valley

Artwork

A Body Filtering the World

For me making an art is a process of bodily filtration. The artist takes in what is: be it a vision, insight, action, or feeling, processes it through the soul of eyes, skin and other organs, then in their hands it becomes something new -its own entity.

I love working in new materials because I thrive on learning new things and creating new connections. This year I have been working with Fionnán / Molinia Caerulea, the Bog Grass I first encountered as a child and my home is now surrounded by. This material was used by my ancestors as bedding and to make baskets and beehives. Its removal from the bog each year lessened the chance of fires spreading in summer and I sense that the land has missed us putting it to good use.

In 2021 I am also enjoying watercolour nature studies and landscapes in natural pigments -honouring the land and healing plants that sustain me.

Past Artwork ~ Commission Artwork ~ Spiritual Artwork

 

Salmon Flow by Aoife Valley

ABOUT

Aoife Valley 2020

For over 25 years I have been an independent workshop leader in the fields of conflict resolution and community arts -helping people reconnect with the spirit of compassion and creativity within. For 10 years I have been a natural beekeeping educator and taught body-centred mindfulness meditation to thousands of people.

I have experienced over 20,000 hours on silent retreat in the Buddhist tradition and lived and worked in many monasteries and retreat centres. My daily meditation practice and reverence for Mother Earth are the two main pillars of my life.

I grew up during the war in Northern Ireland in an extremely violent and neglectful home. In my mid-twenties I left an MA in Fine Art to move to the wild and beautiful Donegal Gaeltacht I'd been visiting since I was a child. Since then this has been home -where I make art, look after nests of honeybees, bheith ag foghlaim gaeilge, and learn from the land and its people how to live a life of peace.

Síocháin ar an talamh ♡ Peace on Earth