The Novara Centre Blog

Posted on April 12, 2017 by in ,

The Hero and Heroine’s Writing Journeys

The Hero and Heroine’s Writing Journeys Siofra O’Donovan’s Creative Writing Workshops at the Novara Centre are inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, whose ‘Monomyth’ or ‘Hero’s Journey’ is a universal blueprint for all myths and stories across the world. Under their apparent diversity, the great myths of humanity present us with the same map of yearnings and fears that...

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Posted on August 29, 2016 by in

What is Amatsu?

Amatsu as practiced in Ireland is a modern, up-to-date adaptation of the ancient Japanese therapy which works with the body’s soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs) to help re-align and re-balance other key mechanical and energetic structures (e.g. the spine, bones, joints, cranium and meridian circuits). It’s a non-invasive technique and there are no manipulations of the spine/body or...

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Posted on May 26, 2016 by in

GentleBirth workshops

GentleBirth workshops The introduction of GentleBirth workshops over the coming months is an exciting addition to the services currently offered to parents and prospective parents at the Novara Centre. GentleBirth is a highly acclaimed programme founded by Irish midwife, doula, and author Tracy Donegan in 2006 to support mum-to-be and their birth partners preparing for a positive pregnancy, birth experience,...

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Posted on January 18, 2016 by in

January Newsletter 2016

Hello Everyone, The start of the New Year often brings hope for change and growth, and there might be goals and resolutions that we wish to fulfill. For many a new year means a new beginning and a new opportunity to live life to the fullest. To embark on our journeys we need energy, a strong immune system, and healthy...

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Posted on January 18, 2016 by in ,

Job vacancy

Title: Business Manager Location: Bray Reporting To: Directors Part-time: See below The Novara Centre ( was set up in 2006 to offer a multi-disciplinary professional rental space to practitioners. There are three main strands to the centre; Therapies, Classes and Integrative Health. A large team of professionals work in the Novara Centre, whose qualifications, skills and experience ensure that when...

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Posted on November 2, 2015 by in

October Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our October Edition of the Novara Newsletter While the sunshine and warmth of the past week or so has lifted most spirits and offered us some consolation for our lack of sunny summer, most of us are feeling the cold in the evening and we are aware that autumn is well and truly upon us. Every season has...

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