Immerse yourself in Celtic Beauty

Event Highlights

  • You will be led by three master teachers:
  • Susan Izard, who is the Minister of Spiritual Life at First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, CT. where she divides her time between ministry with the church and offering individual spiritual direction. She will be guiding us daily in personal and group reflection as we encounter the spiritual gifts of the area.
  • Dr. Scott Bailey began collecting pebbles as soon as he was old enough to wear pants with pockets. This led to a career as a research geologist, where he specializes studying how water-rock interactions influence soil development and the structure of ecosystems. The limestone which forms the Cliffs of Moher creates barrens with rare plants, underground caverns, and hosts many nesting seabirds making this an ideal location to explore interactions between rocks and natural communities. Scott will guide us on hikes around the area and conversations about the geological wonder of this region,
  • Nancy C Murray, will be guiding us in daily yoga and meditation practice, both planned and spontaneous, designed to connect us deeply to ourselves and the energy of Ireland. In addition, she will be leading group Reiki healing sessions.
  • The retreat includes:
  • · 6 Nights / 7 Days lodging at Cliffs of Moher Retreat Center
  • · Three delicious vegetarian meals per day (with the exception of dinner out one evening.)
  • · Guided hikes around the beautiful western coast of Ireland
  • · Group gatherings to reflect on Celtic spirituality
  • · Discussion of local geology and environment
  • · Daily Kripalu yoga and meditation, group Reiki healings
  • 15 hours of CEU’s available for Yoga Teachers, however, the content of the week will be accessible and appropriate for all levels.

Schedule

A typical day's schedule:
Yoga/Meditation/Group Reiki
Breakfast
Informal discussion about Celtic spirituality
Free time
Lunch
Guided hike to explore nature and geology of region
Yoga
Dinner
Discussion - group led spiritual reflection or geology discussion

About This Event

Join us for a journey to Ireland!  Connect to joy, beauty and wisdom with three master teachers in their fields at The Cliffs of of Moher retreat.  Our days will include yoga and meditation, discussion of Celtic spirituality and guided hikes learning about the geology and environment of the region. 

The purpose of this pilgrimage is to immerse ourselves in the beauty of Ireland and to learn more about ourselves and the world in which we live.

Venue Highlights

Our 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.

Accommodations

Looking 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.

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.

The Quad Room 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.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • Bicycles

Menu/Cuisine

Our 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.

Directions

Our 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • John Morrissey   February 12, 2020

      First class centre

    We has a truly wonderful weekend at the centre. I managed to get my dates wrong and arrived on the wrong weekend! Rebecca in the office did her best to accomodate us, fortunately there was a cancellation and we could stay. We hadn't booked a yoga retreat, my wife was a little anxious, not having done yoga before but she ended up really enjoying it and we booked yoga classes locally when we arrived home. The centre is beautifully appointed, very restful with a lovely peaceful athmosphere and the yoga studio is stunning with its front glass wall overlooking the sea. The cliffs of Moher are nearby and the whole area has a magical quality. The delicious vegetarian food is to die for and we can't wait to go back again soon.

  • Liz Lawler   December 11, 2019

      cliffs of moher yoga and hiking weekend

    I have just returned from my 3 rd trip to the cliffs retreat. I first went there in 2017 with some friends and as soon as the weekend is over I start thinking and planning my next retreat. The yoga, food, setting and general ambiance is just perfect. Staff are lovely and especially our teacher Derbhlea who’s gentle ways manages to accommodate all levels in her classes. I am longing for my 2020 trip already. Thank u all. Liz

  • Muireann Harte   November 13, 2019

      Hiking & Yoga Retreat

    Absolutely wonderful experience in this beautiful place. Windswept hikes, yoga that catered for all levels and felt truly nurturing and restorative, delicious food. Our teacher Dearbla had a lovely nurturing presence. Hope to come back again!

  • Siobhan Spiro   October 14, 2019

      Finding Inner Peace

    A life changing retreat. Each day started with a delicious plentiful breakfast including porridge to warm us up. This was followed by a meditation, each day with a different theme, and then yoga. Afternoons were at leisure providing the opportunity to swim, use the outdoor hot tub or sauna or just relax and read in front of a roaring fire. Evening yoga was restorative. I came to the retreat a complete yoga beginner suffering with exhaustion. I left a yoga convert feeling strong in body and mind and ready to face the challenges life throws at you. The place is simply magical and the staff are magical too. I’ve already booked to return next year. If you are looking for someone to nourish every part of you both spiritually and physically this is the place.

  • Laura Tuite   August 31, 2019

      Fantastic, exceeded expectations!

    I just took the Rest, Recover and Reflect retreat and thoroughly enjoyed it! The instructor, Michelle, was down-to-earth yet an expert and I learned so much. It can be as active or as restful as you want it to be as there are walks and sea swims (optional) as well as rest. The walk along the Cliffs of Moher was wonderful, as well as the delicious food, scenery, yoga, people, and the overall atmosphere. You really feel recharged after the experience. It's exactly as described on the website, only better and I'll be back for sure!

  • Barbara Cooney   April 22, 2019

      Absolutely bliss

    Big thanks to Michelle for being such a spiritual guide and treacher for the weekend. Accomodation couldn't be faulted and the food was superb. I found it hard to leave...

  • Colette Young   April 10, 2019

      Wonderful

    A stunning setting on the west coast of Clare, beautifully decorated lounges with wood burning stoves always attended to. Delicious food and helpful and friendly staff. Epic yoga studio with view of the ocean. Highly recommend.

  • MC McNoodle   March 27, 2019

      Cliffs of Moher Retreat

    I loved every minute of the weekend. The calm and quiet of the area and the amazing night sky. The yoga practice each morning with an amazing view over the Atlantic was beautiful. The food was so tasty and nourishing . Having the hot tub at night under the stars was a highlight. Lovely staff and Dearbhla the yoga teacher was very knowledgeable and inspiring. Can’t wait to go back????.

  • Kathleen Cole   March 08, 2019

      Amazing Yoga Retreat

    I really enjoyed the retreat. The accommodation was superb, the food was excellent, and the yoga sessions were very good. I loved watching the sea and listening to the wind and rain. My only point to make is that the gluten free bread on the tables was not labelled as such, creating a chance of cross contamination. The same with the butter, a separate labelled dish would be good, again to avoid cross contamination. Hope to return soon.

  • Aine Ni Aichir   February 06, 2019

      2 night connect with nature retreat

    A fabulous retreat with a amazing facilities and people working there. I was made feel welcome from the off and enjoyed every moment from yoga sessions in a studio with the best view I’ve ever encountered to the lovely facilities provided and excellent food. Practicing yoga in sunrise and sunset, with a fabulous teacher Eithne, was truly a pleasure.

  • Natalie Browne   November 01, 2018

      Above and beyond my expectations

    I was extremely lucky to spend 5 days at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat for the Embracing Winter October Retreat. Everything about this most spectacular place is amazing....the owners, teachers, chefs, and staff all go above and beyond to make your stay seriously special. From the warm welcome you receive to the beautiful yoga and meditation classes, the delicious food (which way exceeded my expectations), the outdoor hot tub and sauna, surfing and swimming in the cold sea, Moher the dog, all set against the breathtaking, wild and freezing Atlantic is an experience that I will never forget. A huge thank you all at the retreat for a magical experience and I can't wait to come back!

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