2 Day Mindful Eating & Meditation Retreat in beautiful Irish countryside

  • Ballintober, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Oct 1 - 2, 2019 (2 days)

Event Highlights

  • Bread Baking class
  • As part of the retreat, learn how food preparation reconnects us with what we eat and how being part of the process awakens all of our senses.
  • This ‘make it yourself’ experience of baking your bread will be held by Niamh Byrne, an expert in Irish bread-baking. Be introduced to Irish traditions as Niamh guides you on how to make traditional Irish soda bread and scones.
  • During the class, you will sample the Byrnes’ homemade preserves, jams, and jelly from their own orchard.
  • Make your own butter
  • After your bread baking class, you will learn to make your own butter. Ireland is famous for its delicate and creamy butter. A perfect accompaniment to go with your freshly made bread.

Schedule

Day 1
11:00 AM
Arrival at Abhainn Ri
12:00 AM
Introduction & lunch
1:30 PM
Mindfulnes session
2:30 PM
Guided meditation
3:30 PM
Farm walk & egg collection
5:00 PM
Free time for the evening

Day 2
8:00 AM
Breakfast in the farmhouse
9:00 AM
Mindfulness session on mindful eating
10:00 AM
Butter making demonstration
11:00 AM
Bread making class
12:00 AM
Walk to the orchard/ guided meditation
1:00 PM
Lunch
2:00 PM
Final mindfulness session
3:00 PM
Goodbyes

About This Event

The two-day experience will be led by life coach and mindfulness expert Cliona Byrne. Cliona’s passion and motivations for mindful eating will guide you through a life-changing journey as you discover how mindfulness can transform your relationship with food.

Mindful eating will teach you how to listen to your body and consume the right foods for you. During the retreat, a focus will also be placed on the birth of food through a farm walk which will include the collection of fresh eggs and fruit picking in the orchard.

From this retreat, you will gain the ability to create and eat food in a mindful way to benefit your overall wellness. You will understand your own eating habits and how you can eat in a healthy way for your mind and body.

Your new experiences will include tasting our homemade and locally sourced foods from Wicklow and other surrounding areas, the joys of farm life, and to make your own Irish bread and butter.


What's Included

  • 1 Night of accommodation at Abhainn Ri Farmhouse or cottages
  • 1 Breakfast & 2 lunches made from locally sourced or home produced products
  • A farm walk, hen egg collecting, and a visit to the orchard
  • An Irish bread baking class
  • A butter making interactive demonstration
  • Mindfulness & meditation sessions from Life Coach Cliona Byrne

What's Not Included

Flights
Airport transfers
Evening meals

Venue Highlights

Abhainn Ri Farm is situated overlooking the rolling Wicklow hills and Kings River (Abhainn Ri) as it flows into the spectacular Blessington lakes.

Enjoy a truly Irish Farm Experience in this stunning lakeside location and step into this stunning landscape. So much exciting things to do and see along Irelands Ancient East and just one hour drive from Dublin.

Wicklow the county of Saints and Scholars with magical Glendalough 20 mins away. Abhainn Ri is off the beaten track on the gateway to Wicklows National Park. While staying enjoy the freedom to escape and recharge at Abhainn Ri.

Accommodations

Farmhouse - Double room

Victorian farmhouse bed & breakfast with a stunning lake view location
Delicious breakfast cooked specially to order from our tasty menu
Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities in bedrooms.
New 2019 mini-fridge, wine glasses, bottle opener, plates & utensils.
Luxury guest sitting room with lake views
King size beds with luxury crisp white linen
Fluffy large towels & bathrobes
Power shower & heated towel rail
Quality toiletries
Thick luxury bedroom carpets
Underfloor heating & log burning stoves in living areas for extra cozy winter breaks

Shared Cottage Double or Single room

Cottage - Double Room

Private ensuite bathroom
Master bedroom on ground floor level
Bed linen and towels included
Storage heating & log burning stove
Large garden with wooden patio bench
Access to Traditional Oak Country Style Kitchen
Ceramic hob with oven and grill
Refrigerator & freezer box
Washing Machine / Dryer & clothes airer
Dishwasher
Kettle, toaster & microwave oven
An extensive selection of cutlery, china, glass, cookware and cooking utensils
Iron, ironing board & hairdryer
Spacious Living & dining area with cozy log burning stove
Digital TV, Radio & DVD Player

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Two lunches and one breakfast will be included in this retreat. All of the ingredient will be produced by the Byrne family or locally produced. Please let us know about special dietary needs in advance.


Bread Baking class

As part of the retreat, learn how food preparation reconnects us with what we eat and how being part of the process awakens all of our senses.

This ‘make it yourself’ experience of baking your bread will be held by Niamh Byrne, an expert in Irish bread-baking. Be introduced to Irish traditions as Niamh guides you on how to make traditional Irish soda bread and scones.

During the class, you will sample the Byrnes’ homemade preserves, jams, and jelly from their own orchard.

Make your own butter

After your bread baking class, you will learn to make your own butter. Ireland is famous for its delicate and creamy butter. A perfect accompaniment to go with your freshly made bread.

Directions

How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains)
From Dublin Port or Dublin Airport (DUB) (locate signs for M50 motorway).

Stay on the motorway and take the N81 junction 11 to Tallaght/Blessington.

Stay on the N81 until you reach Poulaphuca House and take the next left at the Abhainn Ri sign. Turn left at the T junction and follow this road for 2.25km.

Take a right turn where you should see another Abhainn Ri sign. Follow this road for another 2.25km. Abhainn Ri farmhouse and Abhainn Ri cottages will be on your left.

The road is narrow so take care.

When you arrive please call us on (contact info blocked). We will greet you and show you to your accommodation.

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