Burren Yoga is an award-winning retreat holiday that offers yoga classes, mindful meditation sessions, and daily guided outings in Ireland.
Yoga Retreats (17)
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.
Eleanor Dawson has lovely soft energies and has been practicing yoga since the 1990s. She completed her 750-hour yoga teacher training in the ViniYoga tradition and this form of yoga modifies the postures and practices so they are tailored to suit each individual person so that anybody can practice yoga. Eleanor brings mindfulness and awareness to all her teaching, and this helps bring one’s awareness into the present moment and to help let go of any cares or worries. As Eleanor guides you to tune inwards in the present moment, you will begin to feel a sense of peacefulness within.
Kathryn Moynihan teaches Vinyasa yoga and meditation full-time in Cork city. Her classes flow 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 brings it into all of her classes. Aside from teaching Vinyasa yoga, Kathryn also teaches Yin yoga and restorative yoga.
Lisa Petersen came across yoga in 2000, in India. She was captured by the ease, grace, and peace of yoga and it has become a central part of her life since then. During her time in India, Lisa also began practicing Vipassana meditation and naturally began practicing both yoga and meditation on her own terms. Prior to her time in India, Lisa studied communications and has a natural gift of communicating and inspiring others in her own way and with a warm sense of humor. Nowadays, she is involved in teaching yoga and also training yoga teachers to deepen their own practice.
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.
David Muehsam is an amazing yoga teacher. He has a breadth and a depth to his yoga experience like few other yoga teachers in the world. David is a one of a handful of teachers worldwide to be given authorization directly from Pattabhi Jois, a guru of Ashtanga yoga. David is an extremely highly qualified yoga teacher with a huge background in Iyengar and Ashtanga and he deepens the practice by including many inner techniques of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
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 that 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.
Karolina began practicing Vinyasa flow incorporating breathing and awareness into the physical practice. Over the years Karolina has taught Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative yoga. She also teaches pranayama (breathing practices), yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), and meditation. Karolina believes that yoga is for everybody and modifies the postures to make her classes suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Her instruction is very clear and her classes have a lovely pace including awareness of the breath and guiding one’s awareness inwards.
Grainne has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and currently, she teaches a number of different styles of yoga including Yoga Flow, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Hot yoga and also Vinyasa yoga. She has always been very interested in the breath and how yoga can be so powerful at transformation on many levels but yet to the untrained eye looks so simple from the outside. Grainne likes to keep her classes varied and versatile so that students are kept on their toes and never know what to expect.
Niamh teaches from the heart and is very instinctive about how her classes unfold rather than rigidly sticking to any one school of yoga or one set formulae of how to teach. Depending on who is in her class at any particular time, she senses what people need, and then intuitively teaches from the heart. Niamh loves Yin yoga and the ‘long moments’ that this style of yoga gives each person to simply ‘rest within the present moment’, where one is undistracted by endeavoring to complete a shape, and can experience ‘listening within’, and simply let go in the process of inner communication.
from Ireland, October 2019
"Oct 4th 2019 retreat with Elanor"
The landscaping and grounds surrounding the facility were beautifully in keeping with the ethos and message of the centre. The decor/ furniture/ rooms etc were simple but perfect. No complaints.
from Ireland, August 2019
Small group, excellent teacher, great location. Fabulous vegetarian food. Outings in local area for lunch and walks / hikes.
from Great Britain, July 2019
"Outstanding yoga and meditation retreat"
I highly recommend a visit to The Burren Yoga retreat in Co Galway. Dave’s hospitality was wonderful, nothing was too much trouble and his knowledge and experience on our guided walks in the wild flower meadows, hill walks and beach was so informative. Grainne’s teaching of meditation and yoga was extremely high quality and she took the time to explain everything. She literally has a voice like melted chocolate and I now have the skills to develop my own practice at home. Neil’s vegetarian cooking was delicious. We all went home with some of his recipes his food was that good. And the group of girls I met on our retreat shared by birthday and made the whole experience so memorable. I can not recommend the place and experience highly enough.
from Ireland, April 2019
"Wonderful relaxing retreat "
Beautiful location in the Burren and a very quiet, relaxing retreat centre. Sivananda yoga and meditation were well taught and classes were generous and well timed. GORGEOUS food every day, and nice chill out spaces for socialising and alone time
from Ireland, April 2019
"A hidden gem"
from Ireland, October 2018
"Brilliant....total relaxation "
The food was only fabulous. ...and I'm not even a vegetarian. The location and comfort were amazing. The people on the retreat were great fun. And lastly but certainly not least Eleanor Dawson is a fantastic yoga.....so relaxing, so knowledgeable, brilliant. Dave our host runs the retreat so well.....keeping us on track at all times. It was brilliant I will be back xx
from Ireland, September 2018
"A gem of a location,a relaxing and inviting host "
The food was absolutely fantastic and so good. Paddi and Sam made the best meals i have tasted. The warm welcome received from Dave and the location in the unique setting of the burren. Karolina was an excellent instructor and was so helpfull and such a good instructor. The furniture throughout was so awesome and unique.
from Great Britain, July 2018
"Lovely place to unwind and refresh "
The retreat was everything I could have hoped for. The accommodation was comfortable, welcoming and the food was amazing. The yoga instruction was pitched perfectly for beginners as well as for the more experienced. The outings were varied, well organised, and the local knowledge that Dave has means that you visit places you would not find on your own.