4 Tage Yin und Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in County Galway, Irland

4 Tage Yin und Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in County Galway, Irland

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

Yoga and Meditation Retreats Ireland

Enjoy a stress-free weekend of relaxing Yin yoga, yoga Nidra, and meditation as well as energizing Vinyasa flow yoga, scrumptious veggie food, and enjoy local Burren eco walks surrounded by beautiful nature. This is an ideal weekend in May to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life and to let go into a very peaceful and tranquil environment with a gifted teacher and share some time with like-minded people!

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Höhepunkte

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Satipatthana Sutta introduction
  • Breathing practices and breath awareness
  • Experience guided outing on Saturday and Sunday
  • Professional and experienced teacher
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Kurse an 4 Tagen
  • Englisch
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At the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre, you have a choice of accommodation of shared room, single room, twin room (only if two of you are booking together), and double room (only if two of you booking or you want to treat yourself to the room for yourself).

The accommodation contains one room for six, two rooms for four, three single rooms, and two double rooms. The accommodation can sleep up to 21 people but Burren Yoga only ever takes a maximum of 15 people on any of the retreats. The men are sharing the room in one of the dorms and women in the other.

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

There are four shared bathrooms (each with a shower, hand basin, and toilet) and an extra toilet shared between the 15 retreat participants. The accommodation doesn't have any en-suite bathrooms at the yoga center. One of the bathrooms has a bath where you can soak and relax.

The shared accommodation has bunk beds. These are not “the usual bunk beds” and the top bunk is hand carved and suspended from the ceiling. The lower bunk is completely independent of the upper bunk with plenty of headroom in between. Please be aware that the bedrooms are very small and there are no wardrobes. There is very little shelf space to store your belongings.

Shared dorm

Burren Yoga is trying to have a maximum of four people in the room for six, and three people in the rooms for four, but this all depends on male-female ratio on the retreat. The beds are not normal “bunk beds”, one bed is suspended from the ceiling and the other is a freestanding divan underneath it. Most of the beds are individually carved “works of art” by Johnny Ray who carves spirals and curves into all his work.

The rooms do not have any wardrobes. There is limited shelf space for storage. All the rooms are spotlessly clean with underfloor heating, timber floors, and hotel quality mattresses and bed linen. You will be supplied with a bath and hand towel.

Private single room

There are only three single rooms so you may need to book well in advance in order to secure one of these single rooms. The rooms are very small and do not have any wardrobes. The door does not open fully as it opens against the bed. There is limited shelf space for storage. All the rooms are spotlessly clean with underfloor heating, timber floors and hotel quality mattresses and bed linen. You will be supplied with a bath and hand towel.

Private twin room

The twin room is actually a small single room with bunk beds. There are only two single rooms with bunk beds so you may need to book well in advance in order to secure one of these twin rooms. The beds are not normal bunk beds, one bed is suspended from the ceiling and the other is a freestanding divan underneath it. Most of the beds are individually carved works of art by Johnny Ray who carves spirals and curves into all his work.

The rooms are very small and do not have any wardrobes. The door does not open fully as it opens against the bed. The room is so small it is only advised for a couple or very good friends, but at least you will have it to yourselves. There is limited shelf space for storage. All the rooms are spotlessly clean with underfloor heating, timber floors and hotel quality mattresses, and bed linen. You will each be supplied with a bath and hand towel.

Private double room

The double room has one standard sized 4.6-inch wide double bed. The room is very small and does not have a wardrobe. The door does not open fully as it opens against the bed. There is limited shelf space for storage. All the rooms are spotlessly clean with underfloor heating, timber floors and hotel quality mattresses, and bed linen. You will each be supplied with a bath and hand towel.

As summer season approaches, Burren Yoga invites you to join this bank holiday weekend, which will focus on slowly clearing all the stagnation of the long winter months with Vinyasa flow to energize and awaken and strengthen the body and calming Yin and meditation to de-stress heal and nourish depleted energy stores and frazzled nervous systems. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced people.

The flow class (Saturday and Sunday morning) will start with pranayama (breath practice) to ground and center followed by Vinyasa flow sequences. Vinyasa means movements with breath making yoga essentially a breath-focused movement practice or moving meditation. Poses will be taught from foundational level up with sound anatomical principles so new students can work safely to explore or more experienced students can deepen their practice.

Sequences will flow from simple to more energetic, this class will tone, strengthen, and increase flexibility. Each person will be encouraged to respect their own limitations and there is no comparison made between people. Each person will be given adjustments and variations suitable to their own level of fitness.

Carmel’s soothing voice will encourage each person to challenge themselves in a safe way while she keeps an eye on each person and gives adjustments to each person. The Vinyasa flow yoga class removes energy blocks and one can experience a feeling of lightness and enthusiasm.

Some of these postures are challenging and some of the postures that Carmel will teach will be more relaxing and restorative. Carmel also studied the ancient technique of yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) which brings you to a very deep state of relaxation. In this state, it is then possible for you to give some guidance to your inner self to bring positive results to your life.

The meditation will be a breath-focused meditation based on the principles of focusing the mind on the flow and quality of the breath. This is done in a comfortable seated position to allow free and unhindered movement of the diaphragm. As one progresses, this helps the practitioner to relax and become the “witness” of your thoughts rather than controlled by them allowing one to “down-regulate” the nervous system, develop mindfulness, and help with better sleep.

The Yin class will consist of long-held seated poses where poses will be held typically held for two to four minutes to access the body’s connective tissue. This stretches and tones ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, bones, and all the body’s fascia preventing inflammation and improving mobility.

This practice will also work on the body’s energetic meridians address stagnation or depletion and generally balance your energetic body. Beginners will be introduced gradually to meditation, which will deepen and lengthen in practice over the week and those wanting to just sit for longer periods will be allowed space.

This is a great class to introduce the concept of mindfulness and Carmel will introduce the core Buddhist text; the Satipatthana Sutta, the four foundations of mindfulness. On Saturday after breakfast, Dave will lead the group on a guided outing and you will either do a hill walk in the Burren Hills or a walk by the sea. All these activities are optional.

Summary of May Bank Holiday Vinyasa and Yin yoga and meditation weekend retreat:

  • Classes by experienced yoga and meditation teacher, Carmel Cronin
  • Introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
  • Breathing practices and breath awareness
  • Comfortable accommodation at the center
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Enjoy meeting like-minded people in this relaxed friendly environment
  • Guided outings on Saturday and Sunday by an experienced guide
  • Sample local cuisine at a local restaurant or cafe on Saturday
  • Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Yin yoga classes
  • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation

Sample schedule

Friday: May 4, 2018 (arrival day)

  • 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: May 5, 2018

  • 08:00 Meditation and pranayama class including intro for beginners
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Karma yoga
  • 11:15 Outdoor trip into the Burren
  • 14:00 Lunch at local restaurant or cafe
  • 16:00 Approximately return to center
  • 16:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Yin yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:45 Karma yoga
  • 20:00 Free time
  • 21:00 Meditation or yoga Nidra

Sunday: May 6, 2018

  • 08:00 Meditation and pranayama class including intro for beginners
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Karma yoga
  • 11:15 Outdoor trip into the Burren
  • 14:00 Lunch at local restaurant or cafe
  • 16:00 Approximately return to center
  • 16:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Yin yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:45 Karma yoga
  • 20:00 Free time
  • 21:00 Meditation and yoga Nidra

Monday: May 7, 2018 (departure day)

  • 08:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 08:30 Yin Yang yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Karma yoga
  • 12:00 Questions and answer sessions and yoga class
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Karma yoga
  • 14:00 Farewells

Enjoy complementary guided trips during your weekend getaway! These guided outings are an important part of each eco yoga retreat and it is a lovely way to see some special places in the Burren well away from the usual tourist places. The secret forest has been described by one visitor as the type of place that fairies and elves live, and when they heard you coming they hid out of sight but did not have time to take away their fairy veils and magic feelings which fill the air.

During your guided outing, you stop off for lunch at one of the best local restaurants or cafes. One favorite is the Ballyvaughan tea rooms where Stephen Spielberg flew in especially to order the cheesecake.

  • Carmel Cronin

    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.

This retreat is located at the Burren. The Burren is a magical area on the Wild Atlantic Way located on the west coast of Ireland and most of it is located in County Clare, with a smaller section inside County Galway. It is comprised of spectacular shaped limestone hills which plunge down into the Atlantic Ocean.

It is famous for its unique range of wildflowers, ancient archaeology, breath-taking geological features, and many internationally known places such as the Cliffs of Moher, the traditional music location of Doolin where one catches the ferry to the Aran Islands, the Aillwee caves, and much more.

The Burren is about 50 x 25 kilometers in an area running along the west coast of Ireland starting at the picturesque seaside village of Kinvara and running down through Ballyvaughan, Black Head, Fanore Beach, and to Doolin.

Nearby places

  • ATMs in Gort, 6 miles
  • Kinvara Village, 5 miles

You will be provided with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gearoid, the food genius, will be feeding you amazing vegetarian food and if you have ever wondered what it would be like to be on a weekend veggie retreat rest assured you will be pleasantly surprised and may even get hooked.

He has a brilliant reputation for preparing vegetarian food to the highest standard. Please note that lunch on the days you have the guided outings is not included as you will stop for lunch those days at a local cafe or restaurant.

On Friday evening and Saturday evening, Gearoid the cook who used to work in a Hare Krishna Restaurant in New York, will prepare “with love” a delicious vegetarian dinner and many people have said they have not eaten vegetarian food as good as this at any restaurant. Burren Yoga can cater for any special diets including vegan, wheat and dairy free, coeliac, or any special diet to cater for allergies or intolerances.

There is real tea and real coffee at the yoga center and a huge range of herbal teas. The water comes from Burren Yoga's own well which is 160-foot deep into the Burren rock and comes out crystal clear with many natural elements which are very good for you. All the water is filtered and you are welcome to bring your own bottle to top up during your stay. You are also welcome to help yourself to tea or coffee in the kitchen at any time during your stay.

  • Boating trip to explore the Burren
  • Massage
  • Surfing lessons
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Guided outings
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Lunch during guided outings
  • Any extra activities such as boat trip to the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands
  • Surfing lessons
  • Massage or other treatments

Driving directions from Belfast, Drogheda, Dublin

  • Skirt around Dublin on the M50 and take EXIT 7 to the N4.
  • Take 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 EXIT 19 signed for Limerick or Oranmore.
  • Take the first exit at roundabout signed Limerick.
  • After approximately two kilometers, take the first exit at roundabout signed Limerick.
  • After approximately a half kilometers, take the second exit at roundabout signed Limerick.
  • Stay on this N18 road through Clarinbridge (three kilometers since motorway exit) and reach Kilcolgan village (eight kilometers since motorway exit).
  • In Kilcolgan Village, pass the Topaz petrol station on RHS.
  • Take next right N67 signed “Kinvara”.
  • Continue 10 kilometers into Kinvara Village.
  • In Kinvara, take first left at Sextons Downtown pub.
  • Immediately take 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 road for 3.2 kilometers.
  • At crossroads, take right signed Burren Yoga.
  • Continue on one kilometer, the center is on left about 300 meters before T junction.
  • Drive in over cattle grid, and take the immediate left marked “car park” and please park car neatly to allow others room to turn easily.

Driving directions from south or south-east, Limerick, Cork, Wexford, or close to M7

  • If coming along M7, at Junction 30, continue ahead onto N18 signed Shannon, Galway.
  • Continue on N18 signposted Galway which will become the M18, and skip the first line of directions below.
  • Go via Limerick and drive to Gort on the M18.
  • From M18 Motorway, take Exit 16 signed Gort.
  • At the roundabout, follow sign for Gort.
  • Drive into Gort for a half kilometer and take right at main square (opposite AIB bank) signed Corofin.
  • After a half kilometer take right turn signed Kinvara (opposite SuperValue Supermarket).
  • After 1.6 kilometers, take right turn signed “Kinvara”.
  • Be careful. Some people miss this turn. You should have measured 1.6 kilometers from SuperValue Supermarket, and after the bad bend to left, this turn is next on right after the bend, and road dips down.
  • If the road is closed due to flooding, please continue on for a further 1.1 kilometers, take a right signed “Gort Golf club”.
  • Continue past the golf club and take a right at the T-junction at the end. After 50 meters, take the left alongside Tirnevin church. Skip next line in directions.
  • After 2.5 kilometers take right alongside Tirnevin church signed Kinvara.
  • After 2.2 kilometers reach a fork with two signs. The right fork is signed Kinvara and the left fork has a sign Burren Yoga. You need to ignore two unmarked left turns before this fork with the signs.
  • Take the left fork signed Burren Yoga.
  • Follow road for approximately three kilometers, straight through crossroads.
  • The house is one kilometer after crossroads on LHS.
  • Drive in over cattle grid, and take the immediate left marked “car park” and please park car neatly to allow others room to turn easily.

Driving directions from north-west, Donegal, Sligo, and Galway

  • Go via Galway and take old Limerick road N18 out of Galway (ignore M6), and stay on Limerick road.
  • Pass through Clarinbridge village, and then come into Kilcolgan Village.
  • In Kilcolgan, pass the petrol station on RHS, and take next right turn signposted Kinvara.
  • Follow road for approximately 10 kilometers into Kinvara.
  • In Kinvara, take first left (At Sextons Downtown pub).
  • Immediately take right fork Signed Burren Yoga.
  • After 2.7 kilometers go straight through crooked crossroads.
  • A half kilometer past the crooked crossroads, take right turn signed Burren Yoga.
  • Follow narrow twisty winding road for 3.2 kilometers.
  • At crossroads take right turn signed Burren Yoga.
  • Continue on one kilometer.
  • The center is on the left for about 300 meters before T-junction.
  • Drive in over cattle grid, and take the immediate left marked “car park” and please park car neatly to allow others room to turn easily.

Driving directions from Ballyvaughan

  • From Ballyvaughan take Galway road.
  • After approximately seven kilometers you will see the sea on your left and the sign "Bell Harbour".
  • Take a right turn at Bell Harbour (shortcut over hills).
  • After one kilometer, take a left turn at T-junction.
  • Continue on road for approximately five kilometers.
  • Come down a steep hill (Abbey Hill) and take a sharp right just before the T-junction at the bottom of the hill.
  • This sharp right turn takes you onto the New Line.
  • Continue for approximately five kilometers (straight through crossroads which has left turn to Kinvara).
  • Approximately 1.5 kilometers after this crossroads, Take a left turn towards Gort and look for the sign "Burren Yoga".
  • The house is the third house on right.

Driving directions from Corofin, Kilfenora

  • From Corofin take the road towards Gort.
  • Continue for approximately 18 kilometers until you see Lough Bunny Lake on the left-hand side.
  • Just past Lough Bunny Lake, take left at crossroads (straight would be Gort).
  • Continue 7.9 kilometers and take right turn signed “Burren Yoga”.
  • Burren Yoga is the third house on the right-hand side.

Driving directions from Gort

  • From the main square in Gort take Corofin road opposite AIB Bank.
  • After a half kilometer take right turn signed Kinvara (opposite SuperValue Supermarket).
  • After 1.6 kilometers, take right turn signed “Kinvara”.
  • Be careful. Some people miss this turn. You should have measured 1.6 kilometers from SuperValue Supermarket, and after bad bend to left, this turn is next on right after the bend, and road dips down.
  • If the road is closed due to flooding, please continue on for a further 1.1 kilometers, take a right signed “Gort Golf club”.
  • Continue past the Golf Club and take a right at the T-junction at the end. After 50 meters, take the left alongside Tirnevin church. Skip next line in directions.
  • After 2.5 kilometers, take right alongside Tirnevin church signed Kinvara.
  • After 2.2 kilometers, reach a fork with 2 signs. The right fork is signed Kinvara and the left fork has a sign Burren Yoga. You need to ignore two unmarked left turns before this fork with the signs.
  • Take the left fork signed Burren Yoga.
  • Follow road for approximately three kilometers, straight through crossroads.
  • The house is one kilometer after crossroads on LHS.
  • Drive in over cattle grid, and take the immediate left marked “car park” and please park car neatly to allow others room to turn easily.

Driving directions from Crusheen

  • Take this road if you are confident on back roads (only eight kilometers shorter) so you are advised to stay on new M18 to Gort.
  • Please measure the distance below which is written in bold.
  • From M18 exit 15 and go through Crusheen village.
  • One mile past Crusheen, take first left turn signed “Boston”.
  • Continue on that road (through a few crooked crossroads) for 16.6 kilometers and take right turn signed “Burren Yoga”.
  • Burren Yoga is the third house on the right-hand side.

Driving directions from Kinvara

  • Drive into Kinvara from Galway direction.
  • In Kinvara, take first left (At Sextons Downtown pub).
  • Immediately take right fork Signed Burren Yoga.
  • After 2.7 kilometers, go straight through crooked crossroads.
  • A half kilometer past the crooked crossroads, take right turn signed Burren Yoga.
  • Follow narrow twisty winding road for 3.2 kilometers.
  • At crossroads, take right signed "Burren Yoga".
  • Continue on one kilometer.
  • The center is on the left, about 300 meters before T-junction.
  • Drive in over cattle grid, and take the immediate left marked “car park” and please park 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 from the Burren Yoga Centre. The recommended bus companies (faster, cheaper, toilets on board) are Go-Bus or Citylink. Do not take a bus to Kinvara. The Burren Yoga Centre is five miles from Kinvara. From Dublin International Airport (DUB), it is recommended to take the bus direct from the airport to Galway City rather than traveling into Dublin City. From Shannon Airport (SNN), if your flight arrives very early, it is recommended that you take the Bus Eireann number 51 bus direct to Galway city and to spend the day there.

Arrival by train

Although the train is slower, more expensive, and much fewer times to choose from than the bus, some people prefer to travel by Irish Rail Train. From Dublin take the Galway train as far as Athenry, and then change trains. From Athenry take the Limerick train as far as Gort.

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County Galway, Ireland

Burren Yoga ist ein preisgekrönter Retreat, der Yogakurse, Achtsamkeitsmeditation und tägliche geführte Ausflüge in Irland anbietet.

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4 Tage / 3 Nächte

Verfügbarkeit

Anreise: Freitag, 4 Mai 2018
Abreise: Montag, 7 Mai 2018

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Those who are permanently unwaged and who have been means-tested and qualify for jobseekers’ allowance or jobseekers’ benefit and who are not working at all are eligible for a special price of 410 EUR per person. Please inquire for more information.

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