Welcome to the home of Embodied Brain/Embodied Presence. It is the place to find out about my teachings of 

– Open Floor Movement Meditation Practice
– 5 Rhythms® Movement Practice

For details of each of these practices scroll down to the coloured buttons below.


As we come towards the end (hopefully) of the Covid19 pandemic I am offering a hybrid teaching of my Movement workshops and classes. I  have in person workshops and zoom 5 Rhythm classes, all details on the calendar of this website

For those of you who would like a little taste of mindful movement I have  a series of mini movement sessions (8/10/12 minute long) made for Connemara Community Radio which I would like to share with you under the Mini Movement Series section.

Stay well,

Let me share this beautiful poem that speaks so well of the essence of my work, how do we listen to the guidance coming through our bodies, minds, hearts and essence.

Today I will listen

Today I will listen

Without interruption

Without prejudging

Without second-guessing

Without gazing

Without rehearsing

Without discounting

Without filtering

Without correcting

Without contradicting

Today I will just listen


Today I will listen

With attention

With humility

With respect

With patience

With understanding

With awe

With gladness

With empathy

With warmth

With gratitude

With reverence

Today I will just listen,

Marva Shand-McIntosh


Open Floor

Open Floor Movement Practice is an embodied movement meditation practice dedicated to exploring and integrating the wisdom of many conscious movement practices.


5 Rhythms®

The 5 Rhythms® is a movement meditation practice that contributes to physical, mental and emotional health.


Self Compassion

With self-compassion we treat ourselves with kindness, care, understanding and support – Mindfulness allows us to turn toward painful feelings and “be” with them as they are.


Embodied Presence 8

A yearlong self-focused study in Compassion, Positivity and Resilience using Open Floor Movement Practice, Mindfulness Meditation, Self-Compassion and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

The book I wrote based on my adventures- both physical and mental- cycling The Wild Atlantic Way

Against the Wind

from Endurance to Enjoyment

By Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig

Buy this Book


Embodied Brain – Mindful Movement and Neuroscience

Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig