It’s not always easy to switch off when the world starts feeling a bit too busy. Between bath bombs, face masks and strongly scented candles, we’re always on the lookout for new self-care routines. We’ve found five yoga retreats to take you out of your bedroom and into some of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes, so you can put the world on pause for a while.
Five Revitalising Yoga Retreats
Burren Yoga Retreats – Kinvara, Co. Galway
Leave it all behind on this yoga and meditation retreat at the edge of the Burren, one of Ireland’s most spectacular areas. With a whole calendar of events, from weekend escapes to six-night retreats, you can take as much time as you need to recharge.
Burren Yoga Retreats eliminate all distractions as you’re encouraged to connect with your surroundings. There’s tranquility in nature, and you’ll be treated to regular outings in the Burren area, so you can really appreciate the landscape between sessions at the retreat centre. With no phones or no alcohol allowed and nourishing vegetarian food on the menu, both your body and mind will thank you.
Cliffs of Moher Retreat – Liscannor, Co. Clare
Find serenity at another one of Ireland’s greatest and most renowned landmarks, the Cliffs of Moher. Join a three-day retreat, the perfect opportunity to clear your mind and find inner peace while meeting others on a similar mission.
Cliffs of Moher Retreat is committed to making visitors feel at home, offering a number of different approaches to help you unwind the way you do best. From restful and reflective weekends indoors at the retreat to hikes and yoga out in the open, there are a number of ways to enjoy solitude in Ireland’s great outdoors.
Carlingford Yoga Retreat – Carlingford, Co. Louth
While highlighting Ireland’s most scenic and serene spots, let’s not forget our lovely east coast. The Cooley Peninsula is a place of peace and beauty in its own right, and the Carlingford Yoga Retreat offers the perfect opportunity to take it all in.
The Eagle’s Rock Retreat House is tucked away in the valley of the Cooley Mountains, where you’re encouraged to practice mindfulness through yoga and meditation. Whether just one day is in enough for you to switch off and recharge, or you’d like to take the weekend to reflect and revitalise, you’ll find just what you need here.
The Yoga Barn – Ballymagill, Co. Kilkenny
Escape to the Kilkenny countryside for a one-day retreat in this invitingly modest and quaint cottage. Throughout the day, you’ll learn to harness your deepest thoughts and emotions through different meditative techniques. From playful yoga classes designed to relieve tension to stillness exercises to help you relax and reflect, you’re guaranteed to find something that works for you.
Between activities, Yoga Barn Retreats will treat you to a wholesome vegetarian lunch to keep you energised and focused. A day at Yoga Barn is all you need to find some effective new self-care practices to help you through life’s rough patches.
Lake Isle Retreats – Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Water is an incredibly versatile element, celebrated for its healing and calming qualities. This lakeside retreat in Enniskillen gives you the chance to escape and unwind in nature for a weekend.
Combining yoga, meditation, massage therapy and fantastic scenery, Lake Isle Retreats focus heavily on mindfulness and spirituality. With so much to explore in the area, there’s something for everyone. Whether you like to be up high in the mountain air or down by the water’s edge –or you prefer to lose yourself in quiet, wooded areas– you’re guaranteed to find the perfect spot to recuperate.