Ireland Yoga Retreat
September 14-21, 2022
Céad míle fáilte!
100 Thousand Welcomes!
Join us, for a spectacular 7 night/8-day Yoga retreat to the Emerald Isle.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and give yourself permission to practice self-care in the enchanted and breath-taking tranquility of Ireland! This journey of self-discovery is a commitment to yourself, for yourself.
Your hosts, Sheilah and Caroline will be there to support and hold space for you, as you experience growth and personal transformation. Your heart will be brimming from the love and community around you as you cultivate compassion for yourself and others in a way you never thought possible.
This is your personal journey. We give you the tools you need to explore your mind & body in a nurturing and nourishing authentic environment. How you choose to apply those tools is completely up to you.
Our retreat allows for self-discovery through yoga, journaling, meditation, cultural exploration, and exceptional local cuisine. You can choose to commit to an introspective journey with a daily yoga practice. Feel your body move while you practice yoga watching a sunrise/sunset. With each day brings personal time for you to explore your own desires as you awaken your heart to the beauty of Ireland and the spirit of Grace O’Malley. Participate in meditative walks on the magnificent scenery of Irelands Atlantic coastline. Soak up all the folklore from tales of tiny leprechauns with hidden pots of gold to that of the patron saint, Patrick, with his legendary ridding the island of snakes and his reputed use of the three-leaved shamrock as a symbol for the Christian Trinity. Relive the story and life of Grace O’Malley. Rich in heritage of culture and tradition you may want to focus on journaling to record your experience. There are many paths to a higher self-awareness. We encourage you to explore what is right for you. At this transforming retreat you will create many memories and lifelong friendships.
Our retreat is the perfect way to see and experience Ireland in a fun, uplifting safe environment.
Seven nights’ accommodation and visitation to:
Dublin, Sligo, Clare Island, and Mayo
Option of shared or single occupancy accommodation
Three incredible daily meals a day from farm-to-table, organic and local.
Acres of trails for hiking or walking
Ground transportation within Ireland
Time to relax & rediscover yourself
Unique “off the grid” experience
Guided walks & writing exercises
Dublin – Temple House, County Sligo
Check in Day 1 - Dinner followed by a Yoga Nidra practice
Arriving at Temple house will be our home for the first three nights. A classical Georgian manor set on a private estate of over 1,000 acres. This luxury country house in County Sligo, Ireland is overlooking a 13th-century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The Perceval family home since 1665, the present manor was redesigned in 1864 and enjoys the authentic and unpretentious luxury country house. Our days start with a yoga class followed by breakfast.
Our afternoons are spent discovering this beautiful part of the west of Ireland.
On a clear day, the burial Karn of Queen Maeve is visible from the grounds of Temple house. Queen Maeve’s trail is a sacred, magical place in County Sligo. A special place made sacred by our stone-age ancestors and mythologized by their Iron age descendants - and by a modern poet.
The beauty and mythology associated with the Sligo landscape were the great inspiration for Nobel Prize-winning poet W.B. Yeats. As a dominant regional landmark, Knocknarea is particularly prominent in his work, being featured in a total of seven poems.
Day 2 Knocknarae - Seaweed bath, Pub dinner
Visit Queen Maeve in her resting place on the summit of Knocknarea. Legend has it that she was interred, in full battle gear, within the stones of the most dramatic tumulus in Ireland, at least 3,500 years after its construction by our Neolithic ancestors. We don’t know what other secrets are inside that undisturbed summit tumulus, so bring your imagination with you to this unique place.
Day 3 Knocknashee - Lunch with Dinner at Temple House
Knocknashee, the Hill of the Fairies, is a beautiful table-top mountain in southwest Sligo, which rises suddenly from the drumlin plain to dominate the surrounding countryside. The area around Knocknashee is thickly dotted with ringforts and prehistoric mounds and there are several ruined megalithic chambers in the area, all with commanding views to the mountain.
Day 4 - Depart by ferry to Westport - Clare Island
Dinner, and Yoga
The birthplace of Grace O Malley, Clare Island is a mountainous island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. It is famous as the home of the 15th-century pirate queen Gráinne O'Malley.
The Island is located 3.5 miles off the west coast of County Mayo. The ferry crossing from Roonagh Pier takes approximately 25 minutes and there is every chance that you will be accompanied on your journey by a school of dolphins.
Day 5 – Clare Island
Yoga, Breakfast, Bikes, Cliff walk, Visit the burial place of Grace O’Malley, Cove swim, Dinner.
Day 6 – Westport, County Mayo - Anam Croi Retreat House
Ferry to the mainland, lunch in Westport with free time to explore town. Dinner at Anam Croi, with a Sound bath, Sauna, and Ice bath.
Anam Croí is about connection to earth, the floor coverings are entirely plant based all over the house, bedrooms are corn silk and flax with cork and linseed everywhere else. Completely natural under your bare feet. The yoga room is perfectly situated to the south side of the house and overlooks a superb view of Ireland’s Holy Mountain, Croagh Patrick. The room is purposely designed for yoga and meditation and has very large windows and 2 sliding doors at each end, allowing lots of fresh air to circulate when required. A sound healing session followed by a sauna and ice bath for those that wishes to partake are scheduled.
Day 7- 8 Dublin City
Arriving by Train we arrive back in the fair city of Dublin. Hotel check-in. Free time to wonder around town with Caroline and Sheilah. Dinner in City.
Dublin is a thriving cultural center and boasts a great literary legacy with many luminaries of Irish literature such as Joyce, Shaw, Yeats, Wilde, Kavanagh, and Beckett. Dublin is where you'll find many of the nation's treasures, housed in the city's galleries and museums, and is where some of the most important events of Ireland were played out, most notably the Easter Uprising of 1916. Though the battle between the IRA and British Forces caused extensive damage to the O'Connell Street area of Dublin, (the bullet holes can still be seen on the General Post Office) this was one of the formative events of the Irish Republic. Ending our week in Dublin the afternoon is yours to explore, meeting with your hosts for dinner and farewell hugs!
Day 8 - Depart to the airport for home.
“There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.”
- William Butler Yeats
YOGA AND CULTURE PRICING
Early bird rates: until July 15, 2022
$3999 Canadian tax included
(based on double occupancy)
Single room rates are available,
please contact us directly.
Pricing increases after July 16, 2022
to $4,250 tax included
The not so small, SMALL PRINT
NO prior yoga experience required
Secure your space today with a non-refundable $500 deposit.
All Balances are due by August 1, 2022
Itinerary is subject to change without warning
Your hosts Caroline Holmes and Sheilah Laffan as well as Yoga Retreats Ireland does not assume any liability for any airfare, travel, hotel, or other damage that may arise from any retreat cancellation.
Ensure your passport has a minimum of six (6) months before expiry
Check your eligibility for ability to travel status with your government before purchase
All flights/airfare to and from Ireland are at your expense.
There is no cancelation, transfer, defer. If you withdrawal, it is understood you automatically forfeit all funds.
Must be 18 years of age or traveling with a guardian.
Transportation from/to Dublin airport is at your own expense.
Explore your hearts desires immersing yourself in the Irish culture.
We welcome you with open arms.
Contact Sheilah firstname.lastname@example.org