2019 West of Ireland Yoga retreat August 8th-14th
Join Heather and Bethany for an adventure of a lifetime on the Emerald Isle! Walk the beaches, explore the history, and experience the culture of this magical country while enjoying a week of mindfulness and yoga. Every day will begin with yoga and will be followed by exploration and adventure. You will have the opportunity to explore Achill Island and it's beautiful Keem Beach, to hike Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy and most infamous mountain, a day exploring the picturesque town of Westport and enjoying a night of Traditional Irish music in the pub! You will even get to enjoy a medieval banquet in the famous Bunratty Castle! There will be lots of time for resting and relaxing, and we will end most nights with Yin, Restorative, or a Yoga Nidra practice. HEATHER and BETHANY are trained to work with all levels of practitioners. We hope you will enjoy us for a magical week of connection, adventure, and yoga!
We will be spending our week at the beautiful Killary Lodge in Leenane Ireland. Killary Lodge is a brand- new country lodge nestled among mature native trees, just feet from the waters of Killary Fjord. Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only true fjord and extends 16km (10 miles) in from the Atlantic to its head at Aasleagh, below Aasleagh falls. It forms the border between Galway and Mayo and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland. If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, this is the place for you! Spacious and beautifully designed throughout, this 10-bedroom, 12-bathroom property is perfect for our Irish escape together. Killary Lodge is situated in a nature lover's paradise. There are numerous walks and hikes nearby, in the mountains, through forests, trails and beaches, as well as endless cycling routes and lots of swimming options, both in the fjord and at nearby beaches. Connemara National Park is just 15km away. The Killary Adventure Company is located on the property if you want to enjoy one of their 20 activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and SUP boarding. To check out the photos of Killary lodge CLICK HERE
We will be spending our last night at the Bunratty Castle Mews Guesthouse, a traditional Irish Bed and Breakfast. Surrounded by beautiful history and nature, the Mews is Bunratty’s traditional and themed Irish Bed and Breakfast. Just opposite Bunratty Castle and five minutes from the historic and picturesque village of Bunratty with its sights, shopping, bars and restaurants, including the world famous Durty Nelly’s and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. They have a great location and you can actually see Bunratty Castle itself from the front door! They offer deluxe accommodation, home cooking, and really pride themselves on personal touch. To check out photos of The Mews
The food will be lovingly prepared and served to us by the Misunderstood Heron, a wonderful local caterer who pride themselves on using sustainable local ingredients. Their food is fresh and cooked with flair and passion. They use local ingredients where ever possible, foraging for seasonal fair. You will have the option to choose vegetarian, vegan, or meat dishes. They will serve the meals to us nightly and explain what they have created and how. Each dinner will include an appetizer and a main course and breakfast will consist of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, and fresh baked pastries. One morning we will even treat you to a full Irish breakfast! This is going to be a true culinary experience not to be missed! To see a sample of our menu CLICK HERE
Early Bird Special- If paid in full by May 8th $2000- Shared Room $2500- Private Room
After May 8th
$2200- Shared Room $2700- Private Room
Retreat includes luxury accommodations for 6 nights, daily yoga classes, breakfast and dinner daily, daily tours and adventures, and a night at Bunratty Castle including a medieval dinner inside the castle.
See a sample of our itinerary HERE.
Flights and airport transfers from Shannon Airport not included. Airport transportation available for an extra fee of $50 upon request. $500 deposit required to hold your spot. Must be paid in full by July 8th. No refunds will be issued after June 8th. Personalized payment plans available upon request. If you want to do some exploring on your own feel free to rent a car. Aer Lingus offers great deals on car rentals with your plane ticket purchase!