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3 Days Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Kinvara, Ireland

Burren Yoga and Meditation Center, Lig do Scith, Cappaghmore, Kinvarra, County Galway, Ireland

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Treat yourself to a stress-free weekend of inspiring yoga, calming meditation, relaxing yoga Nidra, amazing vegetarian food, and guided outdoor walks in the hills and by the sea in wonderful Ireland. An ideal weekend to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life. Spend this time in a very peaceful and tranquil environment with a gifted teacher and share memories with like-minded people.

Meet the instructors

Lisa
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Highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
  • Breathing practices and breath awareness
  • Introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
  • Guided outing by an experienced guide
  • Experienced yoga and meditation instructor
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:30
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Parking lot

You will be accommodated at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Center during this holiday. You will have the possibility to choose from a shared room, a twin or a double room, and a single private room. The center can sleep up to 21 persons, but for the retreats, the maximum is 15.

The beds have been individually handed carved by their local carpenter Johnny Ray. The shared accommodation has bunk beds. These are not the usual bunk beds, the top bunk bed is hand carved and suspended from the ceiling. The lower bunk bed is completely independent of the upper bunk bed with plenty of headroom in between.

The mattresses are very high-quality orthopedic mattresses, with a top layer of memory foam, ensuring one of the most comfortable nights of sleep. The bed linen is high thread count Egyptian cotton and lovely to slip into after a full day of yoga, meditation, outdoor activities, amazing vegetarian food, and laughing and socializing with like-minded people. All the beds are freshly made up before you arrive.

You will be supplied with a bath and hand towel. All the bedrooms have underfloor heating and are warm and cozy even in the winter time. The center has four shared bathrooms, each with a shower, hand basin, and toilet and an extra toilet shared between the 15 retreat participants. They do not have any en-suite bathrooms at the yoga center.

Program

This retreat consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable of classes taught by the very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Lisa Petersen. Lisa is a very experienced yoga teacher and also a trainer on different yoga teacher training courses. She brings a depth of knowledge combined with a very clear understandable way of teaching, delivered in a humorous, caring, and attentive way.

Lisa gives variations on postures so that her classes are suitable for complete beginners, while those more experienced practitioners will be given variations to be challenged and also inspiring teaching to help bring understanding and insight into the practices.

This weekend is suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to advanced, including yoga teachers and regular practitioners. There is no comparison made between people and each person practices at a level which is appropriate to them, at the current point in time.

You will receive the right level of information that you are ready for and the inspiration to take up yoga as a daily practice. You will deepen your understanding and practice and you will be inspired to dive deeper and let go of your inner sense of freedom, grace, and love that is within.

This yoga weekend will include yoga postures and flowing sequences, breathing exercises, guided relaxation, and mindfulness meditation techniques. The morning yoga and meditation classes are followed by a hearty breakfast and then a guided group outing. The afternoon class is a great way to let go.

Some classes will have standing postures and challenging movements, while other classes will be more gentle, restorative, and more about letting go and living in the present moment. By the end of the weekend, you will be familiar with many new techniques and practices that you can bring to your everyday life.

Karma yoga

Helping out with the washing up after meals is part of a much bigger aspect within yoga known as Karma yoga, where one does tasks mindfully, observing what is arising within, and uses the opportunity to identify any negative reactions or obstacles inside. This is one of the first steps in learning how to let go of your inner obstacles in order to get more in touch with your inner joy and happiness.

The retreat will include the following:

Asana and Vinyasa

Asanas are yoga postures. Vinyasa yoga is a series of flowing movement sequences coordinated with rhythmic breathing. Together, they develop steadiness, strength, and vitality, as well as fluidity, ease, and release. As a result, you will feel more at home in your own body.

Guided relaxation

Truly, deep relaxation is an art in itself. Guided relaxation is a simple way to access that state of letting go. You will tune into your deepest intentions, needs, and desires, and your body will have more energy to heal and regenerate.

Mindfulness meditation techniques

Your thoughts are like clouds being blown across the sky, or like projections on a movie screen. Even when the weather or the movie changes, the sky is always there and the screen remains the same. Yogic wisdom says that there is a peaceful, unchanging matrix that supports and sustains everything else.

Learning to observe your thoughts in meditation is a way of getting to know your true self. Your awareness increases, which naturally leads to a healthier mind and happier choices in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and relationships.

Pranayama and breathing exercises

You are always breathing. Yet, like waves on the shore, footprints or snowflakes, each breath is unique. Paying attention to your breathing is the easiest way to connect to yourself because the breath is the invisible bridge between the body and the mind. Yoga teaches practical, accessible techniques for finding, observing, and balancing the breath. Consciously tuning in this way gives you a tool to calm your mind. In this way, a sense of balance is available in every breath.

Schedule

Friday: Arrival

  • 17:30 Arrival and registration
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Karma yoga
  • 21:00 Introduction to the retreat
  • 21:25 Breathwork and yoga Nidra deep relaxation

Saturday

  • 08:00 Meditation including an introduction for beginners
  • 08:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Karma yoga
  • 11:15 Outdoor trip into the Burren region
  • 14:00 Lunch at a local restaurant or cafe
  • 16:00 Return to the center and free time
  • 17:00 Hatha yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:45 Karma yoga
  • 20:00 Free time
  • 21:00 Meditation

Sunday

  • 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Karma yoga
  • 12:00 Hatha yoga class and questions and answers session
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Karma yoga
  • 14:00 Departure

Included excursions

On Saturday, you will enjoy a guided outing around the area of Burren. Dave, who founded the center in 1999, will bring you and the rest of the group to a special location within the Burren hills or else besides the sea. The time spent in the beautiful surroundings of the Burren area is guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and full of energy. These outings are fun, and a lovely way to get to know the other participants on the retreat.

Instructors

Lisa Petersen

Retreat location

During this retreat, you will be staying at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Center, in Kinvara, Ireland. The center was designed and built using timber-framed buildings, which have ceiling and floor windows that provide passive solar heating and amazing views over the Burren Hills. The buildings are super insulated and also have underfloor heating throughout so that they are warm and cozy all year round.

Burren

The Burren is located on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the west coast of Ireland. The Burren is steeped in ancient history and the Poulnabrone dolmen is over 5000 years old. The area is known for its huge numbers of ancient stone forts, dolmens, wedge tombs, and thousands of ancient monuments. From the Burren rock, you will see the wildflowers, experience the silence, and truly appreciate the beneficial effects this special place on the west coast of Ireland can have on you.

Nearby places

  • Gort, 6 miles
  • Kinvara, 5 miles

Unique features

Activities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will enjoy daily delicious vegetarian meals during this holiday. Each evening, Gearoid, the cook who used to work at a Hare Krishna restaurant in New York will weave together the best of ingredients, using locally produced organic vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices and will create these amazing dishes. The food is a combination of the best healthy vegetarian ingredients, combined carefully with fresh herbs and spices to produce amazing vegetarian food which is a delight to the taste buds and the enjoyment of eating.

While on your guided outing, you will stop for lunch at one of the best local restaurants or cafes, which is a great way to sample the best of the local cuisine in the Burren area. Dave, your guide, knows all the best places to eat and is always ready to help with suggestions on the best dishes in each of the local cafes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy a local dish at the nearby villages of Kinvara and Gort
  • Learn about the Ireland culture and customs

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Guided outing around the region of Burren
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Experienced instructor

What's not included

  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Any extra activities
  • Surfing lessons
  • Massage and other treatments

How to get there

Driving directions from Belfast, Drogheda, and Dublin

  • Skirt around Dublin on the M50 and take EXIT 7 to the N4.
  • Take the N4 road signed “Galway, The West”.
  • Continue onto motorway M4 signed “Sligo” or “Galway” and stay on M4 for 45 kilometers.
  • Leave M4 at Junction 11 signed “Galway”.
  • Continue onto M6 signed “Galway”. Stay on this motorway for approximately 136 kilometers.
  • Take the EXIT 19 signed for Limerick or Oranmore.
  • Take the first exit at the roundabout signed Limerick.
  • After approximately 2 kilometers, take the first exit at the roundabout signed Limerick.
  • After approximately 5 kilometers, take the second exit at the roundabout signed Limerick.
  • Stay on the N18 road through Clarinbridge and reach Kilcolgan village, 8 kilometers since motorway exit.
  • In Kilcolgan village, pass the Topaz petrol station on RHS.
  • Take the next right N67 signed “Kinvara”.
  • Continue 10 kilometers into Kinvara village.
  • In Kinvara, take the first left at the Sextons Downtown pub.
  • Immediately, take the right fork signed Burren Yoga.
  • After 2.7 kilometers, go straight through crooked crossroads.
  • 0.5 kilometers past the crooked crossroads, take right turn signed Burren Yoga.
  • Follow narrow twisty winding roads for 3.2 kilometers.
  • At crossroads, take the right signed Burren Yoga.
  • Continue for 1 kilometer.
  • The center is on the left, about 300 meters before T junction.
  • Drive in over the cattle grid and take the immediate left marked “Car Park”, and please park your car neatly to allow others room to turn easily.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN), Dublin International Airport (DUB), Cork Airport (ORK), Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC), or Kerry Airport (KIR). Taxis and other means of transportation to Burren Yoga can be booked, but they are your responsibility.

Arrival by bus

The nearest bus stop is in Gort village, which is six miles away from the center. You can take the 51 Eireann bus from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Gort. The ride will cost you approximately 5 EUR. Do not take a bus to Kinvara. The center is five miles away from Kinvara.

Arrival by ferry

There are a number of ferries which service Ireland.

Arrival by taxi

From Shannon Airport (SNN), the reduced taxi fare costs around 60 EUR and the taxi driver will team you up if anybody else is flying in close to your arrival time. You need to book this taxi at least 24 hours before your arrival.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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