Put yourself in the expert hands of Michelle, a certified Level 2 WHM Instructor, to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Exposure & Commitment. Find out how you can utilize oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology.

 

Wim HofWhether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve symptoms related to an illness, or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about— a Wim Hof Method workshop offers something for everyone.

The program starts in our beautiful glass fronted studio with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, followed by a breathing session, some stretching (Michelle has been teaching yoga since 2004) a short break, and then an (optional) ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and Michelle is there to answer questions throughout the workshop. After this you are welcome to enjoy our stunning glass fronted sauna, a soak in our outdoor hot tub and a hot cup of tea.

Ashtanga WeekendIf you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers with cold water in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.

 

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.

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Who can benefit from the Wim Hof Method?

Cliffs of Moher retreat saunaPositive results are not guaranteed, but the Wim Hof Method can help with many different conditions – countless testimonials attest to this. Some speak of ‘miracle cures’ while others have simply overcome their fear of the cold or improve sporting performance. There are three ways in which this method can benefit you: healing the body, reaching optimal performance, and reconnecting with nature.

 

Wim Hof MethodAlleviating ailments
Many people find the Wim Hof Method to work as a complement (or alternative) to modern medicine. It could certainly be a natural way to heal a variety of conditions. The list is growing and includes, among others, the following:

 

 

  • Increased pain tolerance
  • Decreased insomnia and allowing for better sleep
  • Alleviating symptoms of depression, fatigue, and chronic pain
  • Breaking bad habits such as drug addiction and dependency
  • Speeding up the recovery process for broken bones and other ailments
  • Improving blood circulation, leading to more energy
  • Turning a weak immune system into a powerful and healthy one
  • Overcoming fear of the cold and chronic behaviour to cold exposure, such as “shivers”
  • Lowering levels of stress and anxiety
  • Reaching optimal performance. Many athletes, instructors and health fanatics use this method
  • Gaining more energy in everyday life as well as while performing/training
  • Improved focus, concentration, and creativity
  • Better recovery times
  • Heightened awareness and determination
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Schedule

15:00 – 15:30 Arrival and registration

15.45 – 16.15 Introduction to the program – Theory components

16.15 – 17.15 Breathing exercises (explanation, practice and debriefing)

17.15 – 17.30 Stretches (flexibility)

17.30 – 18.00 Breathing and changing clothes

18.00 – 18.30 Ice bath Ceremony

18.30 – 19.15 Changing clothes, questions and tea and snacks

19:15 – 20:00 – Thermal Suite time!

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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.