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Join Marlene for a wonderful week of yoga and meditation, including yoga and meditation classes, Ayurvedic massage, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Psychoanalytic sessions. Marlene awaits you with many relaxing and entertaining events for your afternoons and evenings. County Wicklow, also known as the Garden of Ireland, offers you the opportunity to enjoy your retreat surrounded by the most amazing landscapes and sceneries.
Sl na Band has 8 bedrooms, with a total of 14 beds. Six of these rooms are suites with en suite bathrooms. The accommodation is clean, comfortable, and homey. Rooms exterior to the house are equipped with wood-burning stoves and space heaters. The Back Chalet, with 3 single and 2 double beds, has a compost toilet available for the guests, in a separate building next door. All accommodation is shared. There is an extra charge for people who require a single room. If necessary, extra beds can be added in the rooms.
The communal areas include the Coffeehouse and the Yoga Room. The Coffeehouse includes a kitchen. The Yoga Room has its own bathroom.
There is the opportunity for individual sessions in the afternoon. In the evenings, you will go to the pub to listen to Irish music and dancing, watch movies, discuss philosophy, etc. On one day, you will hold a Sweat Lodge Ceremony which is included in the price. During the week there is the opportunity for one free session of Psychoanalysis or Cranial Sacrum Therapy.
In the afternoons, you will go on walks in the Wicklow Mountains or excursions to local top attractions such as Glendalough, Powerscourt etc.
Sl na Band is situated at 17 kilometers from Glendalough, one of the most important site of monastic ruins in Ireland. The Glendalough valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ireland.
Sli na Bande believes in an ethical approach to food. All meals are vegetarian and prepared from organically-produced food. In so far as possible, all the food is homemade without the use of stock cubes, and the herbs and vegetables are all home grown. Your hosts can cook you dairy-free / gluten free / wheat free for no extra charge, using non-Chinese honey and the eggs from the chickens who free-range about the garden.
During the week there is the opportunity to enjoy sessions of Massage, Reflexology and Shiatsu, available for an extra cost of 50 EUR per session and offered by external therapists.
The nearest airport to Wicklow is Dublin Airport, Ireland (DUB). From the airport you can get to Sli na Bande by bus or by taxi.
If you prefer to travel only by taxi, the hosts recommend you the route from Dublin Airport to Newtownmountkennedy. They also advise you about booking the taxi: the Dublin Airport Taxis (approximated price: 90 EUR) or Taxis Dublin Airport (approximated price: 100).