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Yoga Retreat in Ireland

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.

Retreat highlights

  • Shamanic journey
  • Yoga or Shamanic classes
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Afternoon and evening events
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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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.

Communal space

The communal areas include the Coffeehouse and the Yoga Room. The Coffeehouse includes a kitchen. The Yoga Room has its own bathroom.

Sl na Band Yoga Retreat Ireland Program

Typical daily schedule

  • 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:30 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Shamanic Journey
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • Afternoon events
  • 17:30 Yoga class or Shamanic class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • Evening events

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.

Included excursions

In the afternoons, you will go on walks in the Wicklow Mountains or excursions to local top attractions such as Glendalough, Powerscourt etc.

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places

  • Glendalough Valley, 17 kilometers
  • Greystones, 10 kilometers
  • Kilcoole Beach, 7 kilometers
  • Lakes Lough Dan & Lough Tay, 10 kilometers
  • Powerscourt Waterfall, 20 km



  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf driving range nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby


  • Beach nearby
  • Caf
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Yoga studio


  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries


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.

Things to do (optional)

  • Connect with the nature in the beautiful garden
  • Enjoy the sunshine on the sun deck
  • Explore the nearby ruins, waterfalls, lakes, villages, seaside and other local area of interest
  • Go hiking in the beautiful Wicklow mountains and discover hiking / walking trails of the national park
  • Indulge yourself with a relaxing siesta on the comfortable hammocks
  • Meetup at the welcoming coffeehouse
  • Take a refreshing dip at the natural swimming pool

Spa treatments

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.

What's included

  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 1 daily Shamanic journey
  • 1 Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  • 1 daily yoga class or Shamanic class
  • 1 daily yoga session
  • 1 session of Psychoanalysis or Cranial Sacrum Therapy
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon events
  • Evening events

What's not included

  • Spa treatments
  • Workshop space

How to get there

Driving directions from Dublin

  • Coming from Dublin, take the N11.
  • Leave the N11 at the signposts for Newtownmountkennedy.
  • Follow the signposts to the village.
  • Go through the village until the Industrial Estate.
  • Immediately before the Industrial Estate turn right and continue uphill and through the roundabout.
  • The road forks, take the right fork.
  • Go up the road for a mile, the road becomes a dirt track.
  • Go up the dirt track for 50 yard.
  • There is a granite stone wall on the right hand side which is the entrance of the house. Go up the drive, park on the concrete.

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus from Dublin

  • Bus Eireann 133 from Dublin - Georges Quay (in front of Busaras, crossing the bridge). Check the bus 133 timetable
  • Get off the bus at the church.
  • At the church turn right and follow road to the left
  • Take first right
  • Road forks and take right fork
  • Go up the road for a mile until the road becomes dirt track
  • Go up dirt track for 50 yards
  • There is a granite stone wall on the right hand side which is the entrance of the house. Go up the drive. We are in the main house.

Arrival 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).


  • Dublin Airport (DUB), 1 hour 30 minutes
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