Mulvarra House

Welcoming and intimate. A magical new workshop and retreat centre.

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The Breathing Space @ Mulvarra

Our brand new studio space

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New yoga classes

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Magical retreat weekends with amazing teachers

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Mulvarra House

We are thrilled to be opening our doors again on July 1st!

2022 continues to be our busiest year

It feels so good to see the the start of this great reopening and recovery from the global pandemic. We found the stop start nature of the pandemic exhausting but touch wood it does feel like we have put the time of lockdowns behind us. More and more people are coming out every week to join the yoga classes and we have already had two fabulous retreat  weekends since reopening after Christmas

As we are all still learning how to live with COVID 19, we will constantly make sure that the measures we are adopting to help stop the further spread of the virus are in line with the most up-to-date guidelines. We have placed more information on our current policies and response to the situation here.
We would ask for your understanding and cooperation in helping us to ensure that we can continue to operate safely. Above all, we want for you to be able to feel that you can come to Mulvarra to experience the beauty and peace of St Mullins with complete ease of mind.

Like everybody else, we were hoping that the start of 2021 would be different. Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to shut our doors for the third time. Due to the massive uncertainty around the pandemic we simple do not know when we will be able to reopen. As soon as it is possible to resume events we will be back and meanwhile we will try to make best use of the time in maintenance and upkeep

Discover Mulvarra House - a new workshop and retreat centre on the River Barrow

Running workshops and retreats year round

Mulvarra House is a new workshop and retreat centre located in the village of St Mullins on the River Barrow. We run weekend workshops and retreats primarily in the areas of yoga/meditation, traditional arts and crafts, and food. Located right on the border of Carlow, Kilkenny, and Wexford, we are an hour and a half away from Dublin. Waterford and Kilkenny are practically on our doorstep.

Your hosts, Tim and Linda, have created a wonderfully peaceful and relaxed environment at Mulvarra. While at Mulvarra, you will get to experience a truly magical landscape which surrounds the ancient monastic site of St Mullins, the jewel of the River Barrow. Whether you come to Mulvarra to practice yoga, unleash your creativity, paint, meditate, or just stay and rest and relax, you will come away feeling replenished and revived.

Upcoming events
Some of our upcoming weekend events. You can see a complete listing here:
Bean Feasa - Wise Woman Weekend

March 18-20

We are so happy Katie O'Byrne is finally coming to Mulvarra House! Her first retreat could't go ahead due to Covid-19 so we're excited to welcome her in October for a very special weekend.
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Yes you can cook! green potato curry

October 7

Join Linda online for a cooking class. In the comfort of your own kitchen, prepare this delicious green curry with Linda talking you through all the steps. Oh, there will be a dessert too!
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reconnect to nature retreat

October 24 - October 26

Join us and Pure Adventures for this bank holiday weekend retreat. Restorative yoga overlooking the river and kayaking on the river, the best of both worlds.
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2021 Events

Food & Yoga retreat

12 - 14 November

Winter is coming! But we will be nice and cosy at Mulvarra House. Join us for some relaxing yoga and delicious food, including some food demos.
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2022 Events

Yoga and Relaxation Retreat
18-20 March
This weekend will be a chance for retreaters to embrace or reignite their Yoga practice in a supportive and safe environment. You will be led through grounding Hatha and Vinyasa sequences, guided through restful Restorative and Meditative practices. With Fabiana Mizzoni.
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Mulvarra's
Food & Yoga retreat
1-3 April
April might seem a long way off, but we are already looking forward to another food and yoga weekend. Vegetarian food demos with Linda, invigorating yoga classes with Tim, save the date!
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Yoga & the Joy of MIndful Cooking 2-4 September
September might seem a long way off, but we are already looking forward to another food and yoga weekend. Vegetarian food demos with Linda, invigorating yoga classes with Tim, save the date!
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Yoga and wellness Retreat
19-21 august
This retreat will help you to tune in to your body, relax your mind and reconnect to your Self. The weekend is whatever you want it to be. You can take part in as much or as little as you like - it's all about YOU. With Liz Costigan Fleury.
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Reclaim your breath
26-28 August
This experiential and inspiring two-day workshop offers you an introduction to the three levels of Transformational Breath® With Claire Haugh and Michael Blake
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Yoga and Relaxation Retreat
23-25 September
This weekend will be a chance for retreaters to embrace or reignite their Yoga practice in a supportive and safe environment. With Fabiana Mizzoni.
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Culture and Creativity yoga weekend 14-16 october
Connect with a group of like minded souls, and nourish your mind and body in this two night escape. Immerse yourself in yoga and creative exploration. With Liz Nilsson.
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Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
21-23 october
On Friday, we will begin the wind down for the weekend with a relaxing yoga class with a long Yoga Nidra to set you up for a great night’s sleep. Saturday and Sunday brings a combination of classes on yoga and mindfulness, walking, and free time relaxing. With Mairead McCarthy
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Guest Reviews

Everything was amazing, the food, the location, the house, the hosts and of course the Yoga with Brian. (Linda and Tim), thank you for making the weekend so enjoyable. When is the recipe book coming out??? Thank you again. Will definitely be back in the summer x Siobhan Siobhan Retreat participant I have just come down to earth after a magical weekend yoga retreat in Mulvarra House. It is my second retreat in Mulvarra and it will not be the last. Everything was perfect from the incredibly peaceful yoga studio, to the most comfortable bed, to the heart warming vegetarian food. The hosts Tim and Linda make Mulvarra house what it is, a truly magical space. Thank you so much 😊 Alison Retreat Participant

St Mullins: The backdrop to the retreats

  • A unique chance to experience the magic of St Mullins, known as the jewel of the Barrow
  • 7th century monastic site
  • 12th century Norman motte
  • Vibrant cafe and river community
  • Proximity to hikes in Blackstairs mountains and numerous river and forest nature walks

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