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3 Days Oriental Detox and Yoga Retreat in Ireland

Mandala House, 42 Geaglum Road, Derrylin, Fermanagh BT929GN, Ulster, Ireland

Cultural Yoga Retreat Ireland

Join this amazing retreat specially designed for you to live the Oriental culture and experience singular activities that will allow you to become one with yourself and will help you to be in balance with nature. This retreat will be full of revitalizing Tai Chi practices, mindful meditation sessions, wonderful yoga practices, oriental Cookery demonstrations, and sacred ceremonies with kirtan music!

Meet the instructors

Tim, Carmen, & Frances
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Highlights

  • Kirtan and chanting music
  • Yoga and surprise Tai chi class
  • One 50-mins plus one 40-mins therapy on Saturday
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and complimentary herbal teas every day
  • Excursion to Inis Rath Island
  • Visit an exotic shrine room
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Facilities

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

During this retreat, you will stay either in a shared or a private room. Mandala 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 and the rooms can also be shared with other attendees.

Program

Day 1 - Friday

  • 17:30 Arrival: You are welcome to arrive earlier
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Surprise class: either yoga or Tai Chi class
  • 20:10 Meditation with Tim McEvitt (a short evening session). Introduction to Japa meditation using mantra on sacred wooden beads.

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 07:30 Optional visit to the local temple
  • 08:00 Yoga with Chrissie
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Therapies for others;
  • 10:45 Visualization Meditation for some guests
  • 11:40 Therapies
  • 12:00 Repeated visualization meditation
  • 13:00 Departure to the Florencecourt Country Estate Forest for a 1 hour 30 minutes walk (the drive there takes 30 minutes - Lake Isle Retreats do car-sharing so kindly request someone to drive others). Bring your coat and walking boots/shoes or runners/trainers, etc. The walking tracks are nearly all old gravel tracks (softened with fallen leaves). There are a few slightly muddy patches in the wooded areas.

If you prefer not to go on the full walk, you're very welcome to relax and explore the extensive grounds of the stately home at your own pace. After the walk, you will have a picnic.

  • 15:15 Depart for the Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre (Lake Isle Retreats use car-sharing for this so they kindly request some guests on the retreat to drive others).

You will visit the exotic shrine room and join to the 30-minute meditation at 16:00 and visit the community shop afterwards.

  • 17:30 Return to Mandala House
  • 18:30 Dinner followed by free time

Day 3 - Sunday

  • 08:30 Yoga class suitable for beginners or intermediate practitioners
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Free-time or therapies time for massages
  • 11:00 Informal optional relax kirtan (chant music)
  • 12:10 Cross over to the island on a ferry (12.20 pm) for temple / island visit. Kirtan sacred songs - Sunday programme with various other visitors and participants. This event takes place every Sunday.
  • 13:00 Talk on the Vedic wisdom of ancient India (optional)

You may also use this time to relax if you wish and you may take the lunch in the temple on the island.

  • 15:00 Return by ferry to the mainland followed by departure

Included excursions

  • Excursion to Florencecourt Country Estate Forest
  • Optional trip to visit the local temple
  • Visit to Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Shrine room

Instructors

Tim McEvitt

Carmen Padilla

Frances McHugh

Retreat location

This retreat will be held at Mandala House near the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Ireland. Mandala House is located 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

  • Boating nearby
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby

General

  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served three daily healthy meals and complimentary herbal teas. You will also have the opportunity to take a cooking class with Carmen. All food is vegetarian and extremely tasty, cooked with love by vegan chef Carmen McEvitt. 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 dishes such as pizza, salads, pasta, and soups.

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional vegetarian cooking class
  • Explore the local surroundings
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Spa treatments

  • Aromatherapy full-body massage (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Aroma touch (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Hot stone massage (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Indian head massage (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Reflexology - massage therapy of the feet (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Reiki energy healing (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Relaxing head, neck, and shoulder (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Sound healing (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Sports massage (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Swedish body massage (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Thai massage (27 EUR for 30 minutes or 39 EUR for 50 minutes)

What's included

  • 1 90-minute walk at Florencecourt Country Estate Forest
  • 1 visit to Inish Rath Island
  • 1 visit to Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Shrine room
  • 1 yoga class
  • 1 surprise yoga/tai chi class
  • 1 50-mins plus one 40-mins therapy on Saturday
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

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.

From Dublin, you may take the Donegal line from the main (and only) coach station in Dublin city center (Busárus). You may 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

  • Latitude N 54° 11.482'
  • Longitude 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 8, 2021
Departure: Sunday October 10, 2021

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