Irish Online Experiences

I’ve had a few people asking me about online courses or classes that they can do, so I’ve decided to write about some that I know of. One of the positives about online courses is that it doesn’t matter what part of the country you are in to take part – as long as you have good internet.

Rozanne’s Cookery Classes.
Rozanne is a wholefood chef and culinary director of Noosphere, a zerowaste test kitchen based in Dublin City Universe. She’s running weekly online cookery classes. You can choose from a variety of Eat Well on Wednesday Classes or Festive Treats, Traybakes and more.

Anois Yoga.
Blaithin, Cathi and Louise are dedicated to meaningful and inclusive yoga that meets the needs of all ages and ability levels. Each are established yoga teachers in Sligo and run their own individual businesses. There are two interactive membership packages available with options for live yoga classes 7 days a week, weekend workshops, recordings of live classes, plus access to a library of on-demand yoga essentials and a choice of speciality courses to choose from.  Offering Yoga classes, mindfulness, and meditations to suit all ages and abilities. All of this and more on the ANOIS YOGA website that you can visit now

Art Classes.
Learn to paint or draw with Póilín from the Open Door Gallery and Studio. These classes have gone from strength to strength, Póilín has embraced her new way of teaching and makes a fantastic job of it. I’ve been in both a drawing and a painting class and you can be sure of good lighting and excellent camera work with split cameras so you get to see exactly what Póilín is doing. She has a lovely, gentle way about her and it’s a very relaxing way to learn. You can find out more on the Facebook page.

Journaling with Amanda Grace
RAW ONLINE is a four week creative journaling course. Each week, for 4 weeks, Amanda will lead you through her process for expanding self connection, creating pages which express authenticity and your own unique journey.

Mandela and Meditation Workshop.
Patricia from Healing Creations has a workshop that happens over the course of the week, book-ended by the initiatory opening session (3 hours) and closed by a witnessing session where we share our work and experiences. This will be a time of creative introspection, community, nourishment and healing. Be guided to wisdom through the creation of your own mandala, which is a powerful tool for self-inquiry and connection to the universal.

Learn to Make Your own Clothes
Artist Lorna Watkins will be deliver the course online via Facebook Live one evening a week and pre recorded videos via email.  There will be a private Facebook community to share projects, tips and a place to get help on your sewing project.

Fitness Classes
Rushe Fitness Live deliver fun daily fitness classes for you and your family to follow. They deliver different classes each day so you won’t get bored doing the same thing over and over again.

Awareness with John G
Still Sundays at 8pm every Sunday
A weekly meet up group with the sole intention of becoming aware of being aware . It’s for absolutely anyone who would like a bit more peace in their lives. With a chance to take part in guided meditation exploring nothing more than your experience & looking at how you can incorporate this into your life.

Winter Dance Workshops.
Edwina Guckian has two online dance classes: Irish Sean Nós Jig Steps: Double jigs & Hop jigs Level: Beginner – Advanced
I’ll Mend Your Pots and Kettles O – newly composed dance by Edwina
Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Knitting Classes
This is Knit Live: a chance to come together for a chat, shop and stitch – all from the comfort of your own home. ‘There’s something special that used to happen in yarn shops before Covid: the chat, the encouragement and the project inspiration we’d all share with each other. We’d like to recapture as much of that as we can, even if it is through a screen.’

Arthritis Ireland Classes
For those with long term health, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain conditions, Arthritis Ireland are running a free online course about managing your health, physically & mentally, when living with pain. Even register your interest for future dates.

Creative Writing.
There are several online creative writing classes listed on Creative Writing Ink Ireland. You don’t need previous writing experience for most of the courses.

Piano Lessons with Kieran Quinn.
In these online lessons you will learn the tools to improve not only your piano-playing skills, but also your musical ear and your appreciation of the songs you love. This knowledge will enable you to work out the melodies and chords in order to sit down and play any song you want in a natural and relaxed manner.

Online Puppet making course with Artist and Puppet Designer Corina Duyn. Course initially designed as Fully Guided Distant Learning Course is now available as Self Directed Course *** with optional online support. Find out all the details here:

I hope this list might give you some ideas of something you’d like to try.

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