'Tension is who we think we are, relaxation is who we are' Lao Tzu

yoga retreats Ireland

 

Stress is within us and all around us. It is hard to ignore. It seems that stress is in the very fabric of this modern life and it is no wonder so many of us do not feel well.

 

 

Our modern lifestyle has escalated so much and has brought us indoors, far from nature and into a structured system of benchmarks and unrealistic expectations. No wonder we are suffering. Diseases of the body and mind have become a normal part of our society and with the growth of digital connectively it seems this global anxiety is only growing stronger.

 

cliffs of moher retreat

Our nervous system, which controls our body, is divided into two separate functions: Fight or Flight (The sympathetic system) and Rest and Digest (the para-sympathetic system). Both are necessary, intelligent and essential parts of being alive. The problems start when we spend too much time in ‘fight or flight ‘and the longer we spend there the harder it is to reverse.

 

hot tubStress, or accurately, excess stress is at the root cause of inflammation. An increasing body of evidence shows that chronic inflammation causes and advances many common diseases (reference).

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND ENJOYABLE PRACTICES TO ACCESS THE ‘REST AND DIGEST STATE’. THIS CREATES THE IDEAL ENVIRONMENT FOR BOTH BODY AND MIND TO HEAL.

Be the change you wish to see in the world – Gandhi

 

What esoteric practices have shown us is that the body and mind are inherently connected. What happens to one happens to the other too.

studio set upJust as we feel stressed, worn out, hopeless and anxious, there is a correlating reaction in the body.

What’s exciting about our modern day technology is that we can study the body in a controlled setting and learn from that how to effect change in the mind. And vice versa. What might seem conceptual, is actually scientifically proven.

 

Our body and mind wants to heal and is fully capable of it. Chronic stress keeps us in survival mode and nothing functions as optimally as it should. Over longer periods the negative effects on the body and mind become a problem.

 

yoga retreats IrelandREST. RELAXATION. RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT. SLEEP. SILENCE. NATURE. CONNECTION TO OTHERS.

The bedrock of a healthy body and mind. This isn’t the fancy pair of shoes, the special occasion footwear. Rest, deep healing rest is the everyday footwear. The bare bones of a happy and healthy life and the true solution to our busy and stressful lives.

 

Healing Retreat We cannot always change our circumstances, but can change how we respond and react, both mentally and physically. It is time to create new habits, to be who we really are. The best that we can be. A body and mind that functions optimally and in harmony with it’s environment.

 

Michelle MoroneyAt the Cliffs of Moher Retreat we bring you decades of experience among our team of health and wellness professionals. Over the years of running retreats we see that no matter the personal circumstances, whether newly retired or recently graduated – we are all struggling with the same things. It feels like we are all pushing upstream and fighting against the constant current of life.

It is our life’s work to recognize what we all need is to slow down. Rest. Open. Then the healing starts to happen.

 

WE ARE HERE TO CREATE AND TO HOLD THAT SPACE FOR YOU. TO GUIDE YOU INTO THESE PRACTICES AND CREATE THE SAFE, SUPPORTED ENVIRONMENT THAT IS NEEDED FOR YOU TO LET GO.

 

For more photos / videos and a candid look behind our scenes please check out our Gallery page

Interested? Click the button below to book online or get in touch with us on
+353 (0) 86 851 7710

Book Now

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.

 

All prices are per person, all-inclusive and include all classes, meals, beverages, accommodation, walks, hot-tub and sauna.

 

Quad Room (female only)         €380

Twin – Shared Bathroom          €415

Single – Shared Bathroom        €455

Twin/Double Ensuite                 €435

Single Ensuite                              €510

 

  • For a detailed description of the rooms please visit our Bedrooms page
  • If you are travelling on your own and want one of our shared room options, we can pair you with someone of the same gender.
Schedule

Friday

Check in anytime after 16:00

Relax, take a walk and partake in a welcome drink and sweet treat with your fellow retreat participants

17:00   Welcome drink and delicious snack

18:00   Restorative Healing Practice by candlelight

20:00  Dinner – delicious, healthy fare!

21:00  Guided relaxation

 

Saturday

07:30   Optional yoga class

08:45   Delicious healthy breakfast buffet

09:30   Silent Ocean or Cliff Walk

11:30   Breath Work and Meditation

12:30  Lunch – lots of yummy healthy food!

Freetime – treatments/sauna or optional sea swim

17:00   Restorative Healing Practice by candlelight

18:30   Dinner – more lovely homemade healthy food, followed by a delicious healthy dessert

20:00  Guided relaxation

 

Sunday

07:30  Optional yoga class

08:30  Delicious healthy breakfast buffet

09:15   Silent Ocean or Cliff Walk

11:00  Breath work, Meditation and somatic movement practice

12:30   Farewell Lunch and check out

 

During the day tea, coffee and herbal teas will be available at all times

Check Out Our New Video
Getting here

Signpost

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!

Google Map Location:

Common Questions
What time is check-in?
My flight gets in earlier than the 4pm check in, can I come earlier?
My flight arrives a day in advance - can I stay an extra night?
My flight leaves the next day - can I stay an extra night?
I arrive into Shannon Airport, what's the best way to get to you?
Will I be able to share a transfer from Shannon airport?
Is there Wifi?
Can I get a single room?
I'm coming on my own can you pair me to share?
What do I need to bring?
I'm new to yoga, will the retreat suit me?
I have a severe food allergy , can you accommodate me?
How do I arrange a massage during my stay?
I'd like to book a surf lesson/activity, should I do this before I arrive?
What kind of yoga do you teach?