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3 Days Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga and Silent Retreat in Ireland

Lake Isle Retreats, 42 Geaglum Road, Derrylin, Fermanagh BT929GN, Ulster, Ireland

Healthy Emotional Yoga Retreat Ireland

This mindfulness silent retreat will show you simple but powerful techniques that will help you access healthy emotional states more frequently and easily. The content of the workshops will include periods of guided meditation practice, mindfulness of sound, mindful eating and stress reduction tools, as well as discussion and questions, and answers periods. From here, it is much easier to slow down, let go of stresses and enjoy life as it is.

Meet the instructors

Tim
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Highlights

  • 1 Power Yoga session
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Introduction to Japa mantra walking
  • Forest walk at the beautiful Florencecourt Estate
  • Daily healthy meals and teas
  • A walk around Fairy Woods
  • A visit to Krishna temple
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:30
Check-out Time:
15:15

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Library

The house has private single rooms, twin rooms, and triple rooms. You can either book a room privately for yourself, share a private room with a friend or two, or share a room with others on the same retreat. Single rooms available for all retreats. Also, on some retreats accommodation may be shared with other attendees. If you're not used to this, don't worry! This is part of the retreat experience and helps to create a large family atmosphere.

Also, you won't be spending so much time in your room anyhow, the retreat is so packed with events, exotic experiences, and friendly interactions, that you hit the pillow tired at night, and then the next morning you jump out of bed and are out walking or jogging through the countryside by the shores of Upper Lough Erne, hearing the morning chorus of the birds.

Program

Friday

  • 14:30 Arrival time anytime that suits you between 2.30 pm and 6.00 pm. During Friday evening you are welcome to get to know the other participants on this retreat, by chatting with them informally. The official "silent time" begins from 9.00 pm
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:15 Meditation and Introduction with Tim
  • 21:00 Meditative silence

Saturday

  • 06:35 Depart to visit island temple to hear morning chant music, and hearing from some ancient bhakti-yoa texts written in Sanskrit 5000 years ago. This is a completely optional experience.
  • 08:20 Silent mindfulness walk around the forest tracks on the island
  • 08:45 Breakfast in the temple. During the breakfast time, hear live and gentle chant music
  • 09:20 Return on ferry boat back to mainland
  • 09:30 Break time
  • 11:30 Introduction to Japa mantra walking. Retreat guests may either walk in silence, or walk slowly and peacefully chanting mantra using traditional wooden counting beads. We explore the neighboring Fairy Woods on this walk. Wellies are required for the walk to the little-visited and remote Fairy Woods.
  • 12:30 Relaxation period hearing sacred chant music and a reading of inspirational stories from the Vedas
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Departure for the beautiful Florencecourt Estate for a 1 hour 30 mins forest walk. Walking boots are useful for this, but the track is not so muddy, so ordinary walking shoes or runners are acceptable.
  • 17:00 Return from the walk, and break period
  • 17:15 Free time. Massages available all evening
  • 18:30 Dinner

Sunday

  • 08:30 Yoga with Tim - a simple power yoga exercise class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:50 Meditation and Visualization
  • 12:10 Option 1: Relax in Retreat House at your own pace or Option 2: Visit to Krishna Temple. Depart Retreat House to walk to jetty for the ferry crossing to Inish Rath Island.
  • 14:20 Ferry to island for temple music chant (30mins) and relaxing around Inis Rath Island
  • 13:00 Talk on Vedic wisdom and philosophy open to the general public. You're welcome to go for a walk around the island during all or part of this period.
  • 14:00 The Sunday Feast in the Temple - a unique cultural experience
  • 15:15 Ferry departure back to the mainland, and end of retreat.

Included excursions

  • A visit to Krishna temple
  • Forest walk at the beautiful Florencecourt Estate

Instructors

Tim McEvitt

Retreat location

The house is situated on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, 400 meters across the water from Inish Rath Island. The Lakeland area is a peaceful sanctuary where you can enrich your body, mind, and soul. Peacock strut openly around the island, while in the local area heron, swan, and deer wander freely in the peaceful lakeside atmosphere.

Nearby places

  • Belturbet, 12 kilometers
  • Lisnaskea, 11 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Swimming

General

  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All food is vegetarian and extremely tasty, cooked with love by vegan chef Carmen Padilla Quiel. Meals are prepared fresh on the day. Vegans can note that most meals are vegan-friendly. The food is a combination of Indian vegetarian such as samosas, curries, basmati rice and also Western vegetarian such as pizza, salads, pasta, and soups.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Spa treatments

Massages are available for an additional charge at 35 EUR for 50 minutes.

  • Aromatherapy full-body massage
  • Aroma touch
  • Hot stone massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Reflexology - massage therapy of the feet
  • Reiki energy healing
  • Relaxing head, neck, and shoulder
  • Sound healing
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish body massage
  • Thai massage

What's included

  • 1 simple power yoga exercise class
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • A visit to Krishna Temple
  • A walk around Fairy Woods
  • Daily healthy meals and teas
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Forest walk at the beautiful Florencecourt Estate
  • Introduction to Japa mantra walking

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Dublin

  • From Dublin, or the south, take the M3 from Blanchardstown in the direction of Cavan.
  • As you approach Cavan Town, take the third exit at the main roundabout following the signs for Enniskillen and Ballyshannon.
  • After 14 minutes, you will arrive at the Belturbet roundabout and take the second exit towards Enniskillen (you are continuing on the same N3 (M3) road which began in Dublin).
  • Continue on for eight kilometers and then take a right turn at Teemore Cross.
  • You will see a sign says: Lisnaskea nine - you are now in County Fermanagh and road signs are in miles.
  • Continue on this road to its conclusion, following the signs to Inish Rath Island.
  • Just before you come to Geaglum jetty there's an Inish Rath 1/4 mile sign.
  • Continue on the gravel road towards Inish Rath for 400 meters until you see the sign for Mandala House.

Driving directions from Belfast

  • Coming from the Belfast and the east take the M1 which leads onto the A4 in the direction of Enniskillen.
  • It's 12 miles before reaching Enniskillen, look for the left turn taking you to Lisnaskea.
  • At Lisnaskea, there is a primary roundabout beside Lidl supermarket.
  • Go onto the main street by taking the second exit and drive down the road.
  • After one minute you will come to smaller mini-roundabout (a painted circle) on the main street and take the right turn taking you towards Derrylin on the B127 road, which you follow for five miles.
  • You cross over a first and then the second bridge over the lake (both bridges are approximately 100 meters long).
  • Take next turn left and follow signs to Inish Rath from here.
  • Continue on the gravel road towards Inish Rath until you see the sign for Mandala House.

Driving directions from Sligo

  • Coming from the west (Sligo) aim for Enniskillen.
  • Before entering the town take a right (or second exit) at the roundabout and aim for Dublin on the A509 (N3).
  • 10 miles south of Enniskillen you come to Derrylin.
  • On the other side of this one-street village, take a left onto the B127 towards Lisnaskea.
  • After three miles look for the Inish Rath island signs from here.
  • The first sign you will have to make a right turn off the B127.
  • Continue on the gravel road towards Inish Rath until you see the sign for Mandala House.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB).

Arrival by bus

Enniskillen and Cavan are 25 kilometers away, but you can get closer to the retreat center with the national coach services of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

From the airport you will have to take the bus with (Donegal) as its end destination. Tickets are 26 EUR return. The coach at about 1:50 p.m. is the time most convenient for you for arriving for the retreats.

From Dublin take the Donegal line from the main (and only) coach station in Dublin city center (Busárus). Ask for a ticket to Belturbet. The journey takes about two hours and 20 minutes. And from Belturbet, you will need a taxi to go to Inish Rath island.

Arrival by taxi

Large towns close to Inish Rath island are Enniskillen and Cavan town. A taxi from Cavan will cost around 35 EUR and a taxi from Enniskillen will cost approximately 30 GBP.

Benny Corby, with his family and friends, are the cheerful local taxi service. If you arrive on the Bus Eireann coach at Belturbet, the car journey to Lake Isle Retreats, Mandala House near Inish Rath Island costs about 15 EUR. Lake Isle Retreats suggests that it's better for you to phone that morning to make a provisional booking.

Almost two hours after leaving Dublin, the coach stops in Cavan town for a five to 10 minutes break. From the moment this bus departs again you should phone Benny and tell him where you are. He will then know you will be arriving in Belturbet 15 minutes later.

GPS

N 54° 11.482' - W 007° 29.409'

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Friday October 9, 2020
Departure: Sunday October 11, 2020

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