Spring into Summer:
Women's Yoga Retreat Weekend
May 5-7 2023
Spring softly into summer with a sumptuous yoga retreat for body & soul.
Join Abaigéal and Christine for a special weekend out in the west of Ireland. Taking place on from 5-7 May 2023 (the weekend after Bealtaine), on the grounds of Clonalis House, this tailored retreat will celebrate the return of brighter days and help you kindle your own inner light, solas an chroí. We will offer a range of yoga classes suitable for all levels.
It is important to slow down and reconnect with your heart as the seasons shift. In the ancient Celtic calendar, the beginning of May is a powerful time, signifying the return of the light. This retreat will give you space to focus on yourself so that you shine brightly this Summer. The grounds of Clonalis House (Castlerea, Co. Roscommon) will provide the perfect backdrop to soften, with magic woodland walks, rivers and wildflower forests.
Gently stretch and soothe your body with soulful Hatha yoga, Yin yoga and restorative yoga. Special practices to celebrate the full Flower Moon (Friday 5 May) and the coming of summer will be offered. In addition to yoga, you can discover the healing power of sound with guest teacher J.G. of Lecarrow Farm, who will host a sound bath to help you unwind.
Over the three days, there will be yin and yang yoga sessions, helping you find inner balance and calm. Yin is a slower style, that focuses on releasing tension in your connective tissues, while yang or flow sessions will help you build energy and strength. Whatever it is you need, to rest, refresh or restore, you will find it here. You will be encouraged to listen to your own heart, body and soul. You will be free to pick and choose what sessions you wish to attend, tailoring the experience to suit your needs.
When you are ready to fall into bed, you can enjoy two nights of restful slumber in Clonalis’ beautifully restored period buildings. The former granary, steward’s house and coach house have been transformed into country-chic self-catering cottages. Think cosy fires and fluffy pillows. A range of rooms, double (single occupancy) and twin shared, are available to suit every need. The yoga space, a renovated old Forge, is just a short stroll across a private courtyard, so it’s never been easier to roll out of bed and onto your mat.
And don’t worry, although the cottages are self-catering, all your food will be fully catered with nourishing meals provided throughout. Expect delicious wholesome food, packed full of flavour with catering provided by local Castlerea restaurateur Josie, owner of Bastion Kitchen.
Clonalis House is located in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Trains run from Dublin Heuston direct to Castlerea. If you’d like to carpool you can indicate when booking and we can help connect people.
Clonalis House is a stunning, rural, Country House and is the ancestral home of the O’Conor family, direct descendants of Ireland’s last High King and traditional Kings of Connacht.
As the owners themselves so beautifully put it, “Your very own country estate, both tamed and gently wild, where time stands still and wonderful memories unfold.”
Christine Dunworth, founder of Yográ Yoga.
Christine is passionate about making yoga accessible to all bodies. She has trained with Yoga Therapy Ireland as a Yoga Therapist and is always eager to learn new ways to modify the traditional practice to make it available and inclusive especially for anyone who thinks they "can't do yoga"!
Her classes combine Gentle breathing practices, meditations, mindfulness and yoga poses offered in many layers so you can choose the option that works best for your body and soul.
Abaigéal Warfield, founder of Dragonfly Yoga.
As a Yin teacher and poet, she is passionate about all things slow. Originally from Kildare, she now lives in the west of Ireland with her little girl, husband and two cats. She loves spending time in her garden and is most at home in nature. Although she is qualified to teach multiple forms of yoga, she loves sharing the beauty of yin yoga. You can expect her classes to be gentle, with poetry and prose sprinkled throughout. Her classes have been described by one student as a “real treat for the body, mind-calmer and heart balm.”
There is a range of beautifully appointed rooms available. Please note, the double bedrooms are single occupancy while the twin rooms are priced per person sharing. If you are travelling alone and would like to stay in a twin room we will make sure to find a suitable roommate for you.
The price includes your accommodation for two nights and all food over the three days. Including dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and a special farewell brunch on Sunday. All yoga sessions, along with a special soundbath are included too.
Please note, transport to and from the venue is not included.
Your booking will only be fully confirmed once payment has been made. Payments can be made online or via bank transfer.
Please fill in registration below with your room request. Please note rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.
ROOMS AND RATES
460 euro per person sharing -- Twin Room Ensuite with shower
[only 1 room available]
440 euro per person sharing -- Twin Room with own private bathroom with bath only
(note: the bathroom is right outside room on the hallway but for the exclusive use of this bedroom)
[only 2 rooms available]
400 euro per person sharing --Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, shower or bath available
Now Sold Out
600 euro -- Double Room Ensuite with shower (single occupancy)
Now Sold Out
550 euro-- Double Room with Shared Bathroom, shower or bath available
Now Sold Out
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Thank you sincerely for considering booking Spring into Summer with Christine and Abaigeal.
Please remember that Abaigeal and Christine have lovingly put together this Retreat with your best interests at heart. By booking our retreat you are not only investing in yourself and your wellbeing you are also investing and supporting our FEMALE run small businesses and we really appreciate that you have chosen us to Rest out West.
Registrations for the retreat will be taken via the website using the register now form. Please note that due to limited spaces, a place is only guaranteed by receipt of full payment. Bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Retreat payments can be paid by bank transfer, credit or debit card by contacting the hosts. No booking is final until full payment is received.
There is a Non Refundable deposit of €150 included in the full payment amount.
If for any reason you need to cancel your booking on the retreat the balance of payment minus the €150 booking deposit will be refunded up to 4 weeks before the start date (7th April 2023) after this date there will be no refunds. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Although pregnant students are more than welcome to come on the retreat please note that some practices may not be suitable for pregnancy including the sound bath. Please get in contact with your hosts if you have any questions.