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MINDFULNESS FOR THE FAMILY WITH JUST BEE

As part of our Mindfulness in May initiative, Galway Sports Partnership brings you an exclusive 6 week Mindfulness for the Family series with Just Bee. 

Starting 8th May, Saturday at 11 am, Maria JustBee will be hosting 6 mindfulness classes incorporating arts, crafts, music, drama and yoga.

First 25 families will get a special welcome pack full of resources so sign up quick to secure your activity pack!

These classes will help your child/children (and you!) to:Understand that all feelings and thoughts are okay
Cultivate being a good friend to themselves
Develop coping skills for difficult emotions
Create positive self-esteem through mindfulness practices
As a special bonus, we will be hosting a special Extra session, a parent workshop, giving parents tips and tricks on how they can support and promote mindfulness at home.
 
The series is completely FREE - so make sure to sign-up as the spaces are limited! 
 
Register at https://form.jotform.com/galwayactive/JustBee21 

MINFULNESS IN MAY

To bring in the month of May and delight in the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions, Galway Sports Partnership is launching a new and relaxing initiative called ‘Mindfulness in May’.

This four-week programme will be focusing on the areas and practices of mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness emphasises the importance of wellbeing within the mind and body. Its purpose is to support awareness and understanding of one’s emotions and thoughts in order to foster a pleasant attitude. The aim of this programme is to promote mental wellbeing and reduce anxiety and stress amongst participants in Galway city and county.

This programme will inlude: 

GUIDED MEDITATION 

Meditation is known to act a relaxing mental exercise. Meditation trains participants to become calm mentally and physically by becoming self-aware and focusing on the present.
This type of practice aids in reducing negative thoughts and increases creativity and imagination.
 
Guided Meditations will be brought to us by Marie Cronelly every Thursday at 7pm.

YOGA

As part of our Mindfulness in May initiative we have two separate yoga programmes occurring weekly throughout the month.
 
A blend of yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises are notable methods within the practice of mindfulness. Each technique promotes the goal of becoming more grounded and present.
 
This blended mix will be hosted by Yoga Mara every Tuesday at 7pm.
 
Not only is yoga a great benefit to your physical health in improving strength and balance, it also enhances mental health and wellbeing. The main purpose of yoga is to establish harmony in the body, mind, and soul. The practice of yoga helps combat anxiety while improving concentration and memory. It is known to keep the brain young.
 
Yoga sessions will be held every Saturday at 10am by Pamela Murphy or Annie Connaughton.

All sessions will be delivered over Zoom and are exclusive to those who have signed up for the Mindfulness in May programme via https://form.jotform.com/galwayactive/MindfulnessinMay21


 

CLUB/ORGANISATION/GROUP DATABASE

Introducing Galway Sports Partnership Database!
We are currently developing a brand new database where people can easily access information regarding all the clubs, organisations and groups as well as their social media, contact detilas and website.This will be a one stop shop for the contact details of all our clubs, groups and organisations across city and county which will be here on our website! No matter the sport, physical activity or recreation group, we want you listed!
 
We want promote all of our local activities in Galway and we need your help to do it!
 
To get us started, we are asking all club/group/organisation official contacts to complete our registration form (even if you have registered with us previously):

To access, please click - https://bit.ly/3sa8VjS
 
For more information or if you have queries, please contact galwayactive@galwaycoco.ie 

 

 

ABOUT US 

Galway Sports Partnership (GSP) was established in October 2012 as a result of a merger between Galway City Sports Partnership County Galway Local Sports Partnership which were set up in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

GSP is governed by a Steering Group which is made up of a number of statutory agencies and community organisations that have a role or influence in the area of sport and physical activity. We are funded by Sport Ireland and receive both strategic and policy guidance from them. GSP is hosted by Galway Co. Co. and operates out of the local authority offices in Centrepoint, Liosbaun Business Park on the Tuam Road in Galway. We also maintain an office with Galway City Council in City Hall, College Rd, Galway. We have three full time staff funded by Sport Ireland.

We deliver national programmes such as Safeguarding (child protection), Buntús, Go For Life Games etc, as well as locally devised programmes to help increase the level of participation of people in Galway.