3 días meditación y retiro de yoga Hatha en Kinvara, Irlanda

3 días meditación y retiro de yoga Hatha en Kinvara, Irlanda

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

Yoga and Meditation Retreats Ireland

This weekend retreat will provide a refreshing, energizing yet deeply relaxing space through Hatha and Restorative yoga suitable for all ages and all levels of abilities. This yoga practice will be tailored to each person’s needs and there is no comparison between different people. This retreat will be an ideal weekend to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life and to let go into a very peaceful and tranquil environment!

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Pranayama breathing exercises
  • Guided outing around the lovely region of Burren
  • Experienced yoga and meditation instructor
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 días con clases guiadas
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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.

During this retreat, your classes will be taught and led by Bev Porrino. Bev was introduced to meditation and energy work as a child by her mum who was a holistic practitioner. Prior to being a yoga teacher, she has worked as a nurse and as a social worker. She is a very kind teacher and will make sure that everybody is listened to and looked after.

The breath is very important to Bev and she will introduce you to using different parts of the lungs and will guide you to help breathe more deeply and easily and to incorporate this into your practice. She will explain how the correct one's breathing can increase the prana, inner energy, and she has an in-depth knowledge of the body and will make yoga accessible to all.

This retreat weekend will provide a refreshing, energizing yet deeply relaxing space through enjoyable Hatha yoga practice utilizing the breath and designed to bring you further on your own journey. The classes will begin with breath work and help you to get in touch with the breath and gradually leading into the gentler postures, to gradually help open up the body.

Some of the postures are quite gentle and encourages you to let go of trying too hard physically and to tune inwards to get in touch with how you are feeling right now in this present moment.

Bev gives guidance on correct alignment within the postures as well as bringing your awareness to the breath during the asana class. Drawing on her own experience from various different yoga traditions, she offers classes that focus on alignment, personal inquiry, release, and opening to what is there.

Each of Bev’s classes are well-balanced and there is a good variety of all forms of postures both gentle and invigorating. Some of the classes are restorative and involve some gentle releasing postures.

You will also practice supported restorative postures that facilitate deep, yet gentle release, and renewal on many levels. These Restorative yoga classes are great for letting go, and bring a deeply relaxed and nourishing feeling to all levels of your being.

Bev also teaches yoga Nidra which is an ancient practice which guides you into a very deep state of relaxation and the whole process is very powerful for relaxation and transformation on all levels. This weekend will be an opportunity to step out of the business of your daily life in order to reconnect with yourself and nurture your body, mind, and spirit with yoga postures, pranayama, and meditation.

The meditation is introduced in a very easy way for complete beginners and through practicing twice each day, each participant becomes more comfortable with the practice so that they can continue at home after the retreat. Bev will also teach breath-focused-awareness meditation and her teaching will be suitable for complete beginners as well as regular practitioners.

If you have never practiced before, by the end of the weekend you will have a range of different practices that you can take home with you in order to continue with your own daily practice, no matter be it 10 minutes each day.

As usual on Burren Yoga retreats, you will have a guided outing on Saturday which will consist of either a hill climb or a walk by the sea, followed by lunch at one of the local restaurants or cafes which is a great way to sample the best of the local cuisine in the Burren.

On Friday 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.



  • 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


  • 08:00 Pranayama and meditation class 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 Restorative yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:45 Karma yoga
  • 20:00 Free time
  • 21:00 Meditation or yoga Nidra


  • 08:00 Pranayama and meditation
  • 08:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Karma yoga
  • 12:00 Hatha yoga class and Q and A session
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Karma yoga
  • 14:00 Departure

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.

  • Bev Porrino

    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.

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.


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

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.

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. Please make sure you let them know about any special diets when you fill in your booking form.

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.

You can enjoy a local dish at the nearby villages of Kinvara and Gort at your own expenses and learn about the Ireland culture and customs.

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Guided outing around the region of Burren
  • Experienced instructor
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Extra activities
  • Surfing lessons
  • Massage and other treatments

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.

  • Una reserva requiere de un depósito del 100% del precio total.
  • El depósito no será reembolsado si la reserva es cancelada.

County Galway, Ireland

Burren Yoga es un premiado retiro vacacional que ofrece clases de yoga, sesiones de meditación consciente y salidas guiadas diarias en Irlanda.

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3 días / 2 noches


Llegada: viernes 16 febrero, 2018
Salida: domingo 18 febrero, 2018

Pricing information

There is an unwaged fee for those that have lost their jobs as a result of the recession. Please bring your unemployment card.

This further reduction is also offered to full-time students who are under 25 years old, and who are not working, and also to old age pensioners over 64 years old.


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