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, to quieten the inner harsh voices that stop us from thriving….

Self-Observation Without Judgment (Danna Faulds)

Release the harsh and pointed inner
voice. it’s just a throwback to the past,
and holds no truth about this moment.

Let go of self-judgment, the old,
learned ways of beating yourself up
for each imagined inadequacy.

Allow the dialogue within the mind
to grow friendlier, and quiet. Shift
out of inner criticism and life
suddenly looks very different.

I can say this only because I make
the choice a hundred times a day to release the voice that refuses to
acknowledge the real me.

What’s needed here isn’t more prodding toward perfection, but
intimacy – seeing clearly, and
embracing what I see.

Love, not judgment, sows the
seeds of tranquility and change.





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