Escape, switch off, unwind and allow yourself the space for deep listening - only you truly know what you need.

 

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Silence is essential, we need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us  ‘Thich Nhat Hanh’

 

Come and take sanctuary in our stunning yoga retreat. We promise to nurture you and create a safe space where you can rest, reflect and reconnect with yourself & nature. This retreat is for those of us who really want to take some time out to self-care, unwind, let go and allow yourself to be looked after.

 

Our retreat is a beautiful space, with our spectacular studio overlooking the sea, allowing you to watch the weather rolling in from a far. In the evening, candlelit restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra is practiced on our cosy woolen mats, often we can hear the wind whirl around the studio, whilst we relax inside. It feels like a warm nest, safe and deeply relaxing.

 

 

Throughout the accommodation there are plenty of comfortable couches to unwind in, beside fires or with a sea view, and our glass fronted barrel top sauna and our cedar wood hot tub adds an extra spa experience to your stay. We pride ourselves in making people feel at home, whether chatting in the dining room, walking the beautiful surrounding areas or being welcomed by our wonderful staff.

 

Every morning will begin with a healthy and nutritious breakfast, followed with a beautiful silent walk beside the sea or over a hilltop overlooking the sea.  Walking in silence is a complimentary practice to our meditation practice, the aim is to walk mindfully, letting go of the need to talk, to quote Naht Han ‘talking is who we think we are, silence is who we are.’

Returning from our walk we will head up to our exquisite glass fronted studio to enjoy a yoga practice and breath work practice followed by meditation.

 

After this practice there will be a healthy hearty lunch, lovingly prepared by our dedicated and creative kitchen team. In the afternoon there is free time for you to do as you wish, it is often a lovely opportunity to curl up on one of our comfortable couches with a book, or enjoy the sauna, or cedar wood hot tub or go explore the local area. Our intent is to encourage people to rest as much as possible and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our retreat.

 

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The evening practice is all about letting go. We will practice restorative yoga, which is calming for the nervous system and deeply relaxing for the mind and body. Expect to float out of this practice.

We will return to the dining room for another delicious meal, and then after dinner you can enjoy a calming yoga Nidra session before heading off for a deep relaxing sleep.

Overall this is a restorative yoga and meditation retreat. You will rest, feel nourished and develop a practice that you take with you to help you unwind and relax in your own home.

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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   Healing Restorative Yoga Practice

19:30  Dinner – delicious, healthy fare!

20:30  Guided relaxation

 

Saturday

08:00   Delicious healthy breakfast buffet

09:00   Silent Ocean or Cliff Walk

10:30   Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation

12:30   Lunch – lots of yummy healthy food!

Freetime – treatments/sauna or optional sea swim

17:00   Restorative Healing Practice

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

19:30  Yoga Nidra

Our beautiful glass fronted sauna and Canadian cedar hot tub will be available at all times during your stay

 

Sunday

08:00   Delicious healthy breakfast buffet

09:00   Silent Ocean or Cliff Walk

10:30    Yoga, Breathwork & Meditation

12:15     Room Check-out

12:30    Farewell Lunch

 

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

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Getting here

 

Signpost

 

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.