Words by Emma Connell
October 26th, 2017
If you’re in need of some well deserved ‘me’ time then look no further as we’ve compiled a list of the best retreats scattered around Ireland that are bound to bring you peace and tranquillity going forward. As winter slowly creeps up on us, there’s no better time to start planning your next break so keep scrolling to find the one that best suits you.
If you are in need of a much-needed digital detox then this is the break for you. Situated on the Crann Óg Eco Farm surrounded by picturesque scenery, this idyllic setting will help you disconnect from your hectic life. Choose between an eco cabin, a cosy yurt or shared dorms in a wood cabin, each is equipped with heating and bed linen, so you don’t need to worry about freezing to death. Enjoy healthy vegetarian meals in between mindfulness practices and Nidra yoga sessions. Campfire evenings, impromptu music sessions and nature arts and crafts are just some of the extra activities that make this retreat unique. For more information on prices and the next available retreat click here.
For those who can’t commit to a full weekend away then this 1-day Mindfulness and Meditation workshop could be perfect for you. Guided by energy and well-being psychology therapists, you will learn powerful energy techniques that will help uplift your mood and alleviate all your worries, leaving you feeling like a much lighter and brighter person come the end of the day. At €65, this personal development day is just what everyone needs pre-Christmas. The next workshop is due to take place on 25th November and a light lunch is included within the price. For more information click here.
What better way to kickstart the new year than by detoxifying your post-Christmas bloat? We can’t think of anything we will need more! Enjoy a long weekend of an all-inclusive Escapada experience filled with yoga, cleansing, nourishing Ayurvedic meals alongside mind-clearing hikes in the beautiful surroundings of Kerry. You will stay three nights in the beautiful Churchtown House which hosts six luxurious bedrooms all accompanied with spacious bathrooms. By the end of the retreat, you will be well equipped with the knowledge and skills to further develop better lifestyle choices to help you cope with your daily life. Prices start at €690 for one person in a shared double room. Click here for more information.
Animal lovers, this unique retreat is the one for you. Spend just short of a week learning how to use your mind, body and breath to communicate with horses. Practice four-hour sessions of yoga and mindfulness daily along with exploring the beautiful surrounding areas of Clare Island. Regain your strength with daily nourishing vegetarian meals and rest at Macalla Farm where you can relax looking out on the spectacular views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. The next course begins on May 12th, 2018 with price points starting at €720 per person. For more information on this bespoke retreat click here.
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