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4 days / 3 nights
Dara Loughrey teaches meditation, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga in Dublin. She also has run retreats in Bali, India, and Australia. Her classes are flowing and range from very gentle practices, suitable for all ages, to stronger more challenging practices, designed to remove energy blocks for more experienced practitioners. Dara takes care that each person is able to do the postures and gives gentle variations to anybody who would like to go easier. She brings this level of care for each person in her class, so nobody feels out of their depth.
Dave is the founder of Burren Yoga and has over 30 years of experience in yoga and meditation. He followed his vision, designed and built Burren Yoga in 1999 wishing to provide an ideal environment for people to learn and deepen their practice of yoga and meditation.
Bella Hancock first practiced yoga as a child, when she was introduced to the practice by a family friend. She was fortunate enough to attend classes at high school and then practiced for many years on and off until she undertook the commitment to train as a teacher and deepen her study of yoga and meditation in 2000. She has lovely soft light energies and brings to you a sense of openness and ease in her presence.
Kathryn Moynihan teaches Vinyasa yoga and also meditation full time in Cork city. Her classes are flowing and range from very gentle practices suitable for all ages to stronger more challenging practices designed to remove energy blocks for more experienced practitioners. Kathryn places a lot of emphasis on the breath and this is brought into all of her classes. As well as teaching Vinyasa yoga, Kathryn also teaches Yin yoga and Restorative yoga.
Marie Quail is a well-known name within the yoga community and has been practicing yoga since the 70’s. Marie draws on her extensive experience of Iyengar yoga and also yoga-therapy to teach details of each posture so that they are suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Marie is a very mature yoga practitioner and teacher and brings breath awareness and the focusing of attention into one’s physical practice so that each person works at their own level. Marie uses breath awareness of softening into the physical posture and has a lot of experience of teaching people with injuries.
In 2002, Carmel undertook her first 200-hour yoga teacher training course and later went on to complete a diploma in yoga therapy with the yoga teacher training. Carmel holds a diploma in anatomy and physiology. She was fortunate to also be interested in meditation from an early age and later went on to study Transcendental meditation and found the stress-relieving benefits of meditation to be life transforming. Carmel also has a love for Tai Chi, and she studied fluid power, the Vinyasa wave with Shiva Rea to create unique and novel Vinyasa sequences.
Niamh Jones is a very experienced yoga teacher and she has taught many very successful Yoga Boot Camps before and has been teaching at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre for many years. Niamh is a qualified Bikram yoga teacher and also a qualified Ashtanga yoga teacher and has also been practicing and teaching meditation for many years. She has a lovely easy-going personality and takes the time with each person to ensure they understand the practices that she is teaching and also encourages each person in a wonderful way to reach towards your own potential.
Bev Porrino is a very experienced and kind teacher and makes everybody feel at home within her classes. Prior to being a yoga teacher, she used to work as a nurse, and later as a social worker. Her experience with people makes her a very good listener, and she tailors her teaching to each person depending on what they need at the time. The breath is very important to Bev and she will explain about using various parts of the lungs when breathing and will explain how this helps increase the prana (inner energy) and how to incorporate this into your practice.
Kevin completed his first yoga teacher training course with the British Wheel of Yoga. He undertook further yoga studies in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas and began teaching in 2007. In 2010, after a meeting with Michael Ryan who is one of the teams of the Burren Yoga teachers, Kevin commenced further yoga teacher training under certified Anusara teacher, Bridget Woods-Kramer. Kevin has studied yoga for mental health in the UK, with the Satyananda Yoga Organisation. He utilizes classical yoga techniques including a balanced asana practice, simple pranayama, yoga Nidra, and meditation.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Astrid teaches a heart-centered approach bringing together breath awareness, mindfulness meditation, and a sensitive yoga practice in a very enjoyable and easy to follow way. Her classes will awaken the body, remove stiffness, and sluggishness, and bring a soft alertness which brings calm and peacefulness to one’s being. Astrid’s classes include breathwork, sun salutations, some gentle postures, some more challenging, generally following the Sivananda yoga sequence, yoga Nidra deep relaxation, and also breath focused mindfulness meditation.
I spent a wonderful week of meditation and yoga at the Burren Yoga Retreat during April 2017. This was my second visit to the retreat which is superbly run and organised. The centre draws me back for many reasons including the tranquility of the location; a real rustic down to earth feel with a blend of uplifting spirituality and peace; the exquisite vegetarian food professionally prepared; the day trips to the the beautiful Burren landscape with lunch at the finest local restaurants with menus to suit all tastes. Any one of these is reason enough to come to this wonderful place. Above all it’s the quality of the teaching.
Situated in the heart of the unique Burren landscape, the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is ideally situated to provide a haven of calm for yoga practice, or just getting away from it all. I have stayed at the Centre on number of occasions, and would heartily recommend it to anyone practising or wanting to try yoga.There are a lot of different types of yoga on offer, the teachers are well qualified, and the numbers are restricted to 15 per course, which ensures lots of individual attention. The owner, who lives on site, offers guided walks into the area each day.The Centre is relatively isolated, but the directions given to the visitor are excellent. The Centre itself is cozy and welcoming. No shoes are worn inside the buildings, but the underfloor heating keeps the feet cozy.The centre is clean and bright, with lots of natural light. There is a lounge for relaxation, and a reading area. Accommodation is simple but very comfortable with a range of options available.The food, both delicious and nutritious, is provided by a gourmet vegetarian chef who manages to imbue her dishes with the special energy of the place. Staffs are very friendly and the atmosphere is home from home. An excellent massage therapist is available on request. Top marks overall!!
Rose Bain Adare Ireland
My stay in November '08 was my third stay at the Burren Yoga Centre over the past two years. Each stay has been very enjoyable and relaxing. I've attend Ciara Cronins Ashtanga weekend course which is quite dynamic as well as Tadhg Ferriters Satyananda course which is at a more relaxed pace. I would highly recommend both teachers. The teachers are very supportive, so beginners are catered for, as well as advanced students.
a traveler Ireland
I went on a yoga weekend in January with Debbie Corradino. The yoga was fantastic and it has given me the incentive to keep it up at home on a daily basis.
The centre itself is lovely. Set in a gorgeous part of the Burren, just outside Kinvara. You can get single, twin/double or dorm rooms. They all seemed comfortable and warm. The beds are luxurious. Needed after a day of walking in the burren and yoga.The food is also gorgeous and healthy. So, you feel great afterwards. I met a lovely group of people at the centre. And Dave who owns it was really friendly and helpful. Some people were there on their own, some with a friend or partner.The atmosphere in the place is very laid back. Perfect either for meeting new people, or going off on your own. Anything goes. I would definitely recommend the Burren Yoga centre. There seems to be a range of course to suit beginners or more advanced.
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