Joy is the most magnetic force in the universe. On this special retreat we bring you a beautiful balance of healing rituals, deep restorative yoga classes, harmony singing (or listening), healing Breathwork and an Ecstatic Dance party. You will be nurtured in this safe environment to explore your own body and mind and release the tensions of the past few years through deep, soulful and joyful practices. I am excited to share this with you" - Michelle Moroney

 

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Join Michelle for a special retreat to greet the New Year with Joy in our heart. On this weekend we will explore practices that inspire joy – when our hearts open with joy we lean into our true feelings, exploring all parts of ourselves. Joy is a gateway to our feelings and an easier way to access them. The schedule has been curated with love and attention and this retreat will penetrate deeply in a soft and nurturing way. Guided by Michelle’s gentle wisdom, this will be an adventure into the deepest parts of you.

 

WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN THE AREA?

RetreatBnB available for this retreat! Ease yourself into your retreat with 1 or 2 additional night’s accommodation before you start.

 

Wim Hof

 

To see the timings of the program see the Schedule tab below, but to know more about the practices you will experience read on!

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Yoga Classes
 – Deep, soulful, healing yoga practices including energising postures, breath work, meditation and deep relaxations. This isn’t yoga like you’ve done before. Experience your body in a new way, feeling and moving into a sense of freedom of expression using your breath and body as the vehicle for change.

 

 

Michelle MoroneyBreathwork – A unique and deeply powerful session to explore the realms of experience only breath alone can give us. You will be guided safely in this practice by Michelle who is a Level 2 Wim Hof Method instructor and who has been teaching Breathwork for many decades.

Singing – Singing is our birthright. The single thing that connects all cultures and all people. Before we looked outside of our land for healing, we had song. Singing in community is deeply healing and EVERYONE can sing. Join Michelle as she leads a joy focused singing workshop where you will be dancing, laughing, letting go and connecting deeply to self, to source and to others. Everyone can join, you are also welcome to sit and listen too.

 

Sea Swim – Jumping into the wild Atlantic Ocean in January is probably one of the most joyous things we can do. It might sound crazy but feeling the cold water and the cold air against your skin gives us the greatest sensation of of feeling ALIVE and this is pure joy. Join Michelle for her daily dip if you’re feeling brave x

 

Ecstatic Awakening Dance – Join Michelle as she guides you on a transformational journey though movement and dance. Ecstatic Awakening Dance is a 5 part method that will connect you with your body, help you to release stuck emotions and allow you to awaken to the true beauty of who YOU are. No experience is needed, the 1hr45min session is done with closed eyes and everyone is welcome.

There is nothing quite as releasing as a good dance. Perhaps life has brought you to a place where staying out late and dancing doesn’t fit you anymore and for these reasons many of us don’t dance anymore. There is no right or wrong way to dance, there is no goal, no intention. Dancing is joy embodied.

Yoga and HikingConnect to Nature – over the weekend we will bring you on two beautiful walks. One will be a silent walk along the lane that follows the Ocean. We will also bring you on a short hike up on the Cliffs of Moher trail. Spending time in nature has such a powerful effect on our mental, physical and emotional health and the beautiful surrounds of Co.Clare are such a spectacular place to really enjoy the gifts of nature.

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Schedule

Friday

Check in after 16:00

17:00     Welcome drink and treats: meet the team and your fellow retreat participants

18:00     Restorative Yoga Practice

19:30     Dinner

20:30    Sound Bath

 

Saturday 

08:00          Morning Yoga & Meditation Practice

09:00          Breakfast

10:00           Ocean Walk

11:00            Breathwork & Singing to the Beat* workshop

12:30            Lunch

Freetime – (option for a swim in Lahinch)

17:00          Ecstatic Awakening Dance

19:30         Dinner

*Michelle’s background is in music and as a community choir leader she has made unique arrangements of popular dance music tracks.

 

Sunday

08:00            Morning Restorative Yoga & Breathwork

09:00            Breakfast

10:00            Hike on the Cliffs of Moher

12:30            Farewell Brunch

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Getting here

 

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Address:

Cliffs of Moher Retreat

Liscannor

Co.Clare

V95 A499

Ph: +353 (0) 65 708 0997

info@cliffsofmoherretreat.com

 

 

Shannon Airport:

Shannon is our closest airport. You can catch a taxi from the airport directly to the Retreat.  To ensure your transfer will be there to meet you, instead of waiting for a taxi at the airport, 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. Philip 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

Depending on the time of day and number of passengers, a taxi from Shannon costs €80 to €120 each way.

*Due to GDPR regulations we cannot provide guests' contact details to other guests to organise sharing taxis. We advise using our Facebook page to reach out to each other or to ask Philip on booking the taxi if he has had any other guests contact him.

 

Public Transport:

Bus

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: www.dublincoach.ie

Dublin Coach arrives into the Friars Walk bus park in Ennis. If you're connecting to the Bus Eireann service it is about a 10 minute walk to the bus depot located at Ennis Train Station.

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: www.buseireann.ie

Train

Ennis is our local train station: www.irishrail.ie

Taxi

From Shannon, Ennis, Lahinch or Liscannor to the retreat. To pre-arrange transfers please contact the taxis companies directly:

Philip:

-       Email:             thetaxicompany@gmail.com

-       Phone:            +353 (0) 65 707 5000

-       Mobile:           +353 (0) 86 606 6761

 

Car Rental:

Renting a car is the easiest way to get around Ireland - we are a small island! It will mean you can make the most of this amazing area and take in all the fantastic sights while you are here without relying on taxis or public transport.

Cars can easily be rented from both Shannon and Dublin airports.

Dublin airport to the Retreat: 3 - 3.5 hours

Shannon airport to the Retreat: 1 hour

 

 Directions from Lahinch:

Eircode for SatNav: V95 A499

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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Common Questions
What time is check-in?
Check-in is at 4pm for a weekend stay & 5pm for a longer stay..
My flight gets in earlier than the 4/5pm check in, can I come earlier?
We will be preparing the retreat centre at that time and if a group checked out that day your room will be not be ready if you are arriving very early. We recommend getting the taxi to drop off your bags and then taking you into Lahinch. We are isolated and there isn’t anywhere to get lunch but Lahinch has cafes, restaurants, shops and a lovely beach. Your taxi can arrange to collect you again later.
My flight arrives a day in advance - can I stay an extra night?
We don’t have guests staying earlier as the centre is not open before a retreat. There may also be a retreat still in progress.

We recommend staying in Lahinch which is only a few kms away and has walking access to hotels, hostels, B&B’s, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and a lovely long beach.

My flight leaves the next day - can I stay an extra night?
We don’t have guests staying an extra night as the centre is closed after a retreat. There may also be a retreat starting.

We recommend staying in Lahinch which is only a few kms away and has access to hotels, hostels, B&B’s, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and a lovely long beach within walking distance.

I arrive into Shannon Airport, what's the best way to get to you?
Please visit our Getting Here page for full details.
Will I be able to share a transfer from Shannon airport?
It will depend if there are others on the same flight. Due to GDPR regulations we are not in position to provide other guests’ contact details and organise this for you. If you are in a position where you have to pay for a taxi on your own on the way in, it is usually easier to get back to the airport as you can look into public transport or get a lift with another guest driving past the airport.
Is there Wifi?
We have wifi for guests in Reception House, which has a comfortable, communal lounge to read, relax and get online if you want to.
I'm coming on my own can you pair me to share?
We can pair you with someone of the same gender.
What do I need to bring?
We provide towels, hand soap, hair-driers and yoga equipment, please bring anything else you require.
I'm new to yoga, will the retreat suit me?
We get beginners all the time, and everyone is welcome.
I have a severe food allergy , can you accommodate me?
Yes we can, please can you let us know your severe food allergy upon booking.
Is alcohol served/allowed at the Retreat?
No, we are a dry facility but there are some wonderful pubs in the area that we can guide you to and we can also provide you with some taxi numbers.
I'd like to book a surf lesson/activity, should I do this before I arrive?
It is a good idea to make sure you can get a place. The details for recommended tour operators are on in the section The Area.
What kind of yoga do you teach?
All our teachers are extremely experienced but each teach their own style. Please see the individual retreats and teachers’ biographies for more specific details.