Ireland Yoga Retreat
Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork
August 23 - 30, 2019
Where are we going?
We’ll be heading to the southern region of Ireland, within walking distance of the Old Head of Kinsale. This region is known for its natural beauty along the beautiful coast of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way.
A Peaceful Farmhouse
Our home for the week will be The Old Farmhouse at Wild Atlantic Way Yoga.
The 5 quaint bedrooms hold 1-2 people and will help you feel right at home in this cozy Irish cottage!
Meals Prepared with Love
Two large daily meals (brunch and dinner) will be lovingly prepared by a private chef or our host, Shirley O’Halloran. She’ll be able to accommodate all meal preferences and allergies, upon request in advance.Two evenings will be free to enjoy dinner on your own exploring all that the local towns have to offer. We’ll make sure we head into town to see live Irish music one night, as well!
Exploration & Wandering
This retreat will provide included activities and excursions while balancing optional excursions to give you free time to explore or relax. We’ll have excursions to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, beautiful scenic drives and walks along the Wild Atlantic Way, a boat ride off the southern coast to Spike Island, and options for pottery class and pony trekking (horseback riding)!
Nearby our farmhouse are some hidden beaches and beautiful walks to the Old Head of Kinsale. We’ll also have lots of time to explore the local pubs, villages, and more!This retreat will provide included activities and excursions while balancing optional excursions to give you free time to explore or relax. We’ll have excursions to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, beautiful scenic drives and walks along the Wild Atlantic Way, a boat ride off the southern coast to Spike Island, and options for pottery class and pony trekking (horseback riding)!
Nearby our farmhouse are some hidden beaches and beautiful walks to the Old Head of Kinsale. We’ll also have lots of time to explore the local pubs, villages, and more!
Our fast-paced digital lifestyle is draining us more than ever before. Unplug from your daily grind for a week, and truly recharge your body, mind, and soul. Whether it's with nature, with yourself, or with like-minded people, this retreat offers you the opportunity for true connection.
Yoga & Mindfulness
Connect with yourself
Each day will begin with mindfulness and a refreshing morning yoga flow with either Jen or Anne. On some days, we will offer a second yin, restorative, or slow flow class to help us restore from the day.
New to yoga?
It's a great time to get outside your comfort zone and try something new. I have experience working with all levels and ages. Whether you are just beginning your yoga journey or looking to advance your practice, we are here for you. All classes and workshops will be tailored to your needs. Remember classes and workshops are optional so feel free to skip a day and take some free time, this is your trip!
7 Nights lodging at The Farmhouse at Wild Atlantic Way Yoga
Small breakfast daily including fruit, coffee, tea, and energy balls
Two large meals daily, late brunch and dinner. Dietary restrictions such as gluten free or dairy free can certainly be accommodated, but must be booked in advance.
Daily yoga & meditation. Both gentle flow, vinyasa, yin and restorative classes will be offered.
Excursion to Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone
Excursion to Spike Island, including boat ride off the southern coast and entrance to historic prison
Local walks, hikes, and drives along the Wild Atlantic Way
Entrance to Charles Fort and a walk along Scilly Trail
Roundtrip airport transfers from Shannon Airport to The Farmhouse (if flights booked within a certain arrival time frame, please check with Jen & Anne for details).
What's Not Included:
Airfare to Shannon (SNN), Ireland - We will provide you with information on the timing of flights in order to be able to participate in the included group airport transfer. You are welcome to book flights into Dublin and arrange your own transportation to the venue, or you are more than welcome to rent a car to have more flexibility for your free time during the retreat.
Optional Pottery Lesson (40 euro additional)
Optional Pony Trekking/Horseback riding (30 euro additional)
Additional alcoholic beverages (one glass of wine provided with each dinner)
Transport or taxis for additional excursions on free days or during free time. In additional, airport transfers are not included for those not traveling within the specified times for group flights. Please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific information regarding timing.
ONE WEEKEND ONLY SPECIAL DISCOUNT:
Book before 7/7 and receive the Pottery Workshop and Pony Trekking (Horseback Riding) for free!
Shared double accommodations: 2195 euros
Single accommodations: 2595 euros
To reserve your spot pay your 500 EUR deposit pay via CC, Venmo, or check. If using a CC you will be charged a 3% service fee (it will look like tax at checkout). You can pay through Venmo or Check with no fees.
Your Retreat Leaders
Anne Koza Patrick
An adventurous and playful yogi at heart, believes in the connecting power of yoga. Teaching since 2009, Anne leads with a desire to create a supportive space for her students to reconnect to themselves through being present in breath and to explore through mindful movement. She designs her sequences to be both challenging and rejuvenating. Deeply caring about the structural alignment of each pose, Anne first addresses the physicality, then layers in the subtle elements of the practice. With a degree in Biology and Psychology, Anne studied the impact of yoga on the mind and body and believes in yoga’s inherent value for holistic wellbeing. Anne received her 200HR from Back Bay Yoga, and her 500HR from Super Soul Farm led by Raghunath Cappo, where she spent a month living and learning at Radhanath Swami’s Govardhan Eco Village in Mumbai, India. Anne knows that often times things don't work out according to plan, but it's in the discoveries we learn along the way we get to know the beauty of ourselves and world.
Jen Wyatt is a lover of all things travel, nature, exploration, and adventure. She is a seeker of new experiences, a lover of connection and community, and of course, an avid yogini and yoga teacher. She has been exploring in nature and traveling since she was a child, spent five years working for the international travel company called EF (Education First), and has spent the last six years working as an elementary teacher in Boston Public Schools. She's been practicing yoga for 10 years, and teaching it to others for three. Jen understands the importance of making time for play, adventure, and connection, and knows that you deserve this time to unplug, recharge, and get back to your truest most alive version of yourself.