Food Experience Workshops, Ocean Walks, Mindfulness Meditations and Moving & Relaxing in our Yoga Studio

 

 

Our Food Experience Retreats will give a holistic appreciation of food – taking you from the garden, to the kitchen to the dining table. With slowing down and connecting back to nature, food and ourselves being the central focus of the retreat the schedule will include:

 

– Practical hands-on cookery demonstrations

– The establishment of a simple recipe repertoire to take home

– Tips on developing your wholefood pantry for ease of cooking at home

– Design guidelines on creating a calm cooking and eating environment

Foraging Walks to gather nature’s seasonal abundance in local hedgerows and along the seashore to be used as medicine in our cooking

– A guided eating meditation that can be practiced at home

– Embodied relaxation session

 

Garden - mitch in dome 2What is a food experience?

It is an encounter between a person and food. Food experiences happen all the time but often we miss them as we hurry through our day. Taking the time to slow down and connect back to nature and the food we eat can greatly deepen our experience of food. Food experiences take many forms and include preparing a meal from scratch for friends and family, growing some herbs on your window sill, foraging in a hedgerow (time of year dependent), visiting a local farmers market or going out to your favourite restaurant for a meal. There are so many moments throughout the day where we can experience and appreciate food more mindfully. The Food Experience retreats create an environment and opportunity to slow down and tune into the gifts of edible nature that are to be savoured in our everyday life.

 

Food Experience
What will we be doing in our cookery sessions?

The intention for our cookery sessions is for guests to come away feeling more connected, inspired and competent. We will begin some of our sessions in the organic gardens where will see where and how food is grown and harvest the seasonal abundance for our cooking. We then make our way to the kitchen where we prepare food in a sensual and hands-on way. Guests will be encouraged to get involved in the food preparation and to tune into their senses, tasting, smelling and feeling their way through the food-making process. Guidelines will be provided to equip guests with developing a whole food pantry, a calm cooking and eating environment and how to use these practical everyday activities as a meditation.

 

 

Unique to these Food Experience Retreats is our workshops with Steph Sheahan. Steph is a Food Experience Designer and your time with her will be so much more than simply learning to cook. Steph has created a food experience based on the Sensuality, Spirituality and Simplicity of edible nature, cooking and eating. Steph excels in the creativity and approachability of our relationship with food, and her purpose is to empower you. Her expertise focuses on mindful eating, cooking as meditation and connecting to the experience with body and mind. For more about Steph please see her website Rituals of Plate.

Dinner is where we will impress you and show you how elaborate and fantastical plant based eating can be – our chefs doing what they do best!

 

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What will I get from the retreat?


A more holistic appreciation of food
- Space to slow down and deepen your relationship with food, nature and your body – An opportunity to reflect on your own personal wellness needs
- A simple recipe repertoire to take home
- Inspiration and practical guidelines for a more calm, creative and mindful cooking and eating experience

 

 

hot tubWho is this for?

These retreats are for anyone wanting to deepen their connection with food, nature and themselves.

 

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Prices

Due to the limited number of places on our retreats, deposits are non-refundable for any cancellations within 21 days of the retreat start date. Click here to read our full Terms and Conditions.

 

Investment for the Health and Wellness Program

Quad Room (female only)        €710

Twin – Shared Bathroom          €755

Single – Shared Bathroom        €820

Twin/Double Ensuite                 €805

Single Ensuite                              €925

 

Price Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at the luxury Cliffs of Moher Retreat
  • All meals, snacks and drinks
  • All items on the program (coaching, classes, hiking, cookery demos etc)
  • Use of the wellness area

Extra

  • Treatments and therapies

 

Schedule

Schedule for Health and Wellness Program

Sunday

Check in anytime after 17:00

17:00    Enjoy a welcome drink and healthy arrival snack with your fellow participants

18:00    Welcome circle

18:30    ‘Stretch and Relax’ Class

20:00    Delicious dinner

 

Monday to Wednesday

07:30    Optional ‘Stretch and Relax’ Yoga Class

08:45    Delicious, healthy breakfast buffet

09:30    Coastal/Countryside Walk

11:15       Healthy snack and a cuppa

11:30    Food Experience Workshop with Food Experience Designer Steph Sheahan (Monday and Tuesday)

13:30    Healthy and delicious Lunch

Free time

Options for naps, therapies, sea swims, surfing or exploring the local area

17:45    Meditation and Deep Relaxation Session

19:00    Dinner Celebration – kick back and let us impress you

* Wednesday evening will focus on juicing/fasting/detoxing with hot tub and sauna

 

Thursday

08:30    Meditation followed by ‘Stretch and Relax’ Class with Closing Circle

10:30    Celebration brunch

12:00    Checkout – goodbye but not forgotten.

 

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Getting here

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Our yoga retreat is in Co.Clare on the West Coast of Ireland

Eircode: V95 A499

Shannon Airport:

Shannon is our closest airport. You can catch a taxi from the airport directly to the Retreat for approximately €90.

We recommend contacting Philip O’Dwyer and Tom Dowling who offers competitive rates from Shannon to the Retreat compared to picking up a taxi at the airport. Phillip and Tom can accommodate individuals and groups. To pre-arrange transfers please contact directly at (phone is the preferred method):

Philip:

–       Email:             thetaxicompany@gmail.com

–       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

–       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761

 

Tom:

–      Phone              +353 (0) 86 8346450

 

Public Transport:

Dublin Coach has a great service from Dublin (airport or city centre) to Ennis. Please visit their website for up to date time tables and costs: http://www.dublincoach.ie/

 

Bus Eireann run a service (Route 350) from the Ennis train station to Lahinch and Liscannor (close to us). Please visit their website for up to date time tables and costs: http://www.buseireann.ie/

 

From Lahinch or Liscannor you can take a taxi to the retreat. To pre-arrange transfers please contact Philip directly at:

–       Email:             thetaxicompany@gmail.com

–       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

–       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761

 

By Car, From Lahinch:

We are 7kms from Lahinch driving straight out on the road to the Cliffs of Moher. As you enter Lahinch follow the signs for the Cliffs of Moher and Liscannor (it’s a right turn before you come into the main street of the village).

Drive along that road, with the golf course on your left. After 4 kms you will reach Liscannor Village. Continue driving through Liscannor Village. After another 3kms turn left, just before The Rock Shop (which is on the right side of the road). After 200 metres you will reach a crossroads, turn right. Continue up the road for approximately 750metres, we are the third property on the left, you will drive up a long driveway and we will be waiting for you there!

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