Summer Special: Yoga, Hiking and Food Experience
- The Cliffs of Moher Retreat
- County Clare, Ireland
- Jul 14 - 19, 2019 (6 days)
- Quad Bedroom with Shared Bathroom - 960.00 Twin Bedroom with Shared Bathroom - 1,045.00 Single Bedroom with Shared Bathroom - 1,210.00 Twin/Double Bedroom with Private Bathroom - 1,160.00 Single Bedroom with Private Bathroom - 1,335.00
Yoga & Mindfulness Meditations in our Yoga Studio, Ocean Walks and a Food Experience Workshop.
Join us on this fabulous 5 nights Summer Special retreat, in which we combine all our best elements! Hosted by Steph Sheahan, our Food Experience Designer, you will enjoy daily morning and evening yoga with meditation sessions, gain a holistic appreciation of food, and embrace the wild outdoors with foraging walks and hike on the Cliffs of Moher Path. During this retreat you will be encouraged to slow down, connect back to nature, food and yourself. Steph has created an experience based on Sensuality, Spirituality and Simplicity with its purpose being to empower you. For more about Steph please see her website Rituals of Plate.
The morning yoga classes will be warming and invigorating and of course fun! We will practice a slow Vinyasa flow, moving mindfully through standing sequences, creating an inner fire within, developing strength and improving flexibility. The evening classes will be Restorative in nature, gentle and nourishing. This practice is about letting go, opening up tired joints, removing any stagnant energy. It will be deeply relaxing – expect to float out of the studio!
The Food Experience element of this retreat will create an environment and opportunity for you to slow down and tune into the gifts of edible nature that are to be savoured in our everyday life. The intention for the cookery session is to come away feeling more connected, inspired and competent. We will visit the organic gardens to see where and how food is grown and harvest the seasonal abundance for our cooking. We then make our way to the kitchen where we prepare food in a sensual and hands-on way. Guests will be encouraged to get involved in the food preparation and to tune into their senses, tasting, smelling and feeling their way through the food-making process. Guidelines will be provided to equip guests with developing a whole food pantry, a calm cooking and eating environment and how to use these practical everyday activities as a meditation.
Weather permitting we will hike the stunning Cliffs of Moher Path, explore through foraging walks the local coastline, you may even decide to go for a sea swim. During your free time you will be encouraged to relax, maybe treat yourself to a massage, enjoy the hot tub and sauna, or to simply explore the local communities on our doorstep. This is your time to do as you please, focusing on what you need.
Who is this for?
This retreat is for anyone wanting to deepen their connection with food, nature and themselves. Treat yourself to this well deserved and nourishing time out.
Venue HighlightsOur purpose designed, luxury venue is set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful countryside of Co.Clare, Ireland. We are located on the west coast of Ireland and Europe just about the mid-point of The Wild Atlantic Way, a 400 Kilometre stretch along Ireland’s rugged western coastline. We provide a variety of luxury yoga retreats throughout the year.
Join us in our beautiful yoga studio and watch the wild waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of our under-floor heated space. Set in the grounds of our retreat and facing directly out to Liscannor Bay, a massive wall of glass spanning 10m x 3m takes in the most stunning sea-view.
Our architecturally designed building has been lovingly created with your retreat in mind. All the details have been carefully planned and thought out. You will find the most modern heating system, bringing the room to the temperature of your choice. There is a state of the art sound system operated by Bluetooth and our lighting scheme allows for different moods and options.
The space is fully stocked with yoga equipment including mats, blocks, bricks, belts, blankets and bolsters. We have a fluoride-free fresh water filter and 2 bathrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible. There is a large spacious arrival hall and a beautiful therapy room which is available to use for massages and other therapies.
The yoga studio has been orientated with the South-facing glass curtain taking in the views of the Atlantic Ocean and there are 2 panoramic windows, one facing East and catching the morning sunrise and the other facing West and allowing the pink light of sunset to filter in.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Yoga Studio
- Bicycles For Rent
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOur Food Philosophy
We believe in delicious food that makes us feel great. We believe in food that leaves as little footprint as possible. We believe in food that is cooked and prepared with love, in a harmonious environment. We believe in organic. We grow our own vegetables. We believe in local first, regional second and international after that. We believe in food that supports the community. We believe in BIG FLAVOURS. We love colours. We believe the kitchen is a blank easel where creative juices are allowed to flow with the seasons, the weather, the mood and the people creating it. We believe that food is at the heart of our retreats, that our dining room is the main place where groups all meet as one, as equals and as valued guests.
Food is a leveller. Food is for sharing. Food is community.
We believe that the atmosphere in which we eat accounts for a lot of the experience.
We believe in homemade, handmade and happy.
We believe in simple, sensual and seasonal meals.
We believe in service and we are honoured to serve you.
AccommodationsLooking for a peaceful night’s sleep? We have 14 bedrooms and can sleep up to 30 guests. Here is a list of the types of rooms we have available. At the time of booking, only the remaining rooms will be available to book. No matter what room choice, all our beds are made with the same Egyptian Cotton linen, hotel style mattresses, a bath towel per person and a hand towel per bathroom, hairdryer and hand-soap.
The Quad Room (female only): This is a large spacious room with 4 single beds with ample space beside each of them. There is a separate bathroom with an additional separate toilet in the same house.
Twin Shared Bathroom: This is a smaller twin room to our ensuite twin rooms, and shares a large bathroom with one other single room. The bathroom has a freestanding shower and large bath. There is an additional separate toilet in the same house. This room has two single beds in it. We have only one of these rooms available.
Single Shared Bathroom: This room has a window looking out to the courtyard with a single bed and shares a large bathroom with one twin room. The bathroom has a freestanding shower and large bath. There is an additional separate toilet in the same house. We have one of these rooms available.
Twin Ensuite: Our most popular room choice, these rooms are large with two twin beds, a number of which can be converted into a Queen sized bed when occupied by a couple. We have many of these rooms available and they range in style, decor and view but are all similar. All these rooms are ensuite.
Single Ensuite: These rooms are similar to our Twin Ensuite above and vary in size, decor and view, but are all ensuite.
DirectionsOur yoga retreat is in Co.Clare on the West Coast of Ireland
Eircode: V95 A499
Shannon is our closest airport. You can catch a taxi from the airport directly to the Retreat for approximately €90.