soul searching healing retreat

When and where?

When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October

Where: Mulvarra House in St Mullins. You can get directions from our website contact page

Cost: from €350

To book: Call us on 051 424936 / or email info@mulvarra.com

Your teacher:
Christina Breen

Christina has been teaching yoga for ten years although she views herself more as a yoga guide. Both her practices & teachings are very organic in its learning & approach. Her first yoga training came from a hatha background. Over recent years she has been exploring other yoga teaching styles/practices and is presently training online in living somatic movements education.
She is based in Dublin bringing yoga to studios, community centres, health clubs and schools, while also facilitating yoga workshops and weekend retreats around Ireland. Please contact her if you would like more information: chroiyoga@gmail.com

3 day retreat 22nd - 24th october 2021

A gentle & safe approach of exploring the area of disenfranchised grief in adoption separation.

Christina Breen is a professional trained yoga and living somatic movement teacher. Her training in loss & grief with the IHF ( Irish Hospice Foundation) and as a funeral celebrant gives her great understanding and depth of all  losses. She has been facilitating wellness days and weekend retreats in the area of adoption loss for seven years with first mothers of adopted children & more recently with adopted adults.

For enquiries about any future retreats you may email her at: chroiyoga@gmail.com  

Accommodation and Prices

In the interest of  maintaining as safe an environment as possible, we can only offer two shared rooms for our  retreats. This is also because we think it would be unreasonable to expect our guests to be willing to share a room with someone they don’t know while the current situation persists.

The shared rooms can only be booked by people who book this room with one other person (so friends, couples or relatives). All the other four rooms can only be booked as a single room. All our rooms are en-suite rooms. 

Shared double room, en-suite bathroom – Sharing with 1 other person – €350 p.p for the weekend. Single room, en-suite bathroom – €400 for the weekend. 

Coronavirus guidelines

We are all learning how to deal with the current circumstances.

It is very important to us that everyone feels safe and that you can enjoy your stay here without feeling nervous or anxious.

As HSE and Government guidelines are bound to change over the coming months, we will make sure to implement these changes as they occur.

We have taken all the necessary precautions so we would appreciate it if you take some time to read through them so that you know what to expect from us and what we would expect from you. In this way, we can all enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Mulvarra House offers.

We recommend you read our full guidelines here . This page also explains the thinking behind  our policies, and above all, how we are approaching reopening as safely as possible.

Schedule
Friday October 22nd
  
From 4.00pm: Arrival. Fresh beverages & fresh fruit will be available.
5.00pm:      Meet in Studio Greetings/Introduction.
5.30 – 6.30pm: Centering/grounding/movement/body sensing in yoga
6.30.pm – 7.30pm: Dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. Kindly let Linda know on booking if you have food allergies//special
dietary requirements. If weather permits – we will eat outdoors at all times & be part of the
beautiful nature that surrounds Mulvarra House.
7.45.pm: Back to Studio. Seated, guided meditation. Digest food, settle gut & nervous system.
8.15.pm: Close
8.15 – 10.pm. Participants are free to walk down by the magnificent river barrow, sit & read, chat, or retire to
bedroom
Please make sure you get enough sleep to amend your ‘ whole ‘ health & well-being.
   
Saturday, 23rd: On awaking – attend to your own personnel ayurvedic/yoga ritual from your bedroom or/and
outdoors.
9.00am – 10.00am Light Breakfast Refreshments will be available in dining room to take outside between 9 – 10.am
– Fresh Beverages/Fruit.
10.00am -12noon Meet in Studio
Simple pranayama breathing exercies.
Yoga movements.
Breath awareness.
Body sensing.
12 noon – 1.15.pm. Brunch
1.15pm – 3.00pm. Free to do as you please
3.00pm – 5.30.pm. Similar to am practice, including poetry & hand massage.
5.45pm – 7.00pm. Dinner
7.15pm – 8.00pm Weather permits: Outdoor yoga breathing & poetry ( otherwise in studio).
7.45pm- 10.00pm Evening Free as Friday.
   
Sunday, 24th. Awakening – own rituals.
9.00am – 10.00am Light Breakfast Refreshments
10.00am -12noon Meet in Studio ( if weather permits – outdoors)
Yoga practice & poetry.
12 noon – 1.30.pm. Brunch
  If anyone plays a musical instrument, please feel free to bring it along for weekend.
Looking forward to meeting you all at Mulvarra House.
What’s included

– 2 Nights stay in one of our comfortable ensuite bedrooms – All meals and drinks during your stay – All yoga classes/meditation sessions/ walks/ talks

How to get here

The closest public transport is the bus or train from Dublin or Waterford to Thomastown . From Thomastown there are taxis available (cost is 25-30 Euros)

Your teacher

Christina Breen  Please contact her if you would like more information chroiyoga@gmail.com

    

Payment Options

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you must go through the booking form and choose one of our accommodation options by clicking on the booking link at the bottom of this page. Please note that a 10% deposit must be paid in order to secure a place on the retreat. If you are unable to attend the retreat this deposit is refundable, and as long as you notify us within three weeks of the retreat, we will refund your deposit (less a 25 Euros cancellation fee to cover administration costs). However if the cancellation is inside 3 weeks of the start of the retreat, refunding of the deposit cannot be guaranteed, as it is contingent upon being able to fill your place on the retreat.

The Breathing Space studio

This large, light-filled space has commanding views over the Barrow River and surrounding forests, as well as the 7th century monastic settlement of St Mullins itself.  Although it was designed specifically to function as a yoga studio and mediatation space,  it supports multiple uses. It features  a special infra red heating system and a full complement of yoga equipment.

When and where?

When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October

Where: Mulvarra House in St Mullins. You can get directions from our website contact page

Cost: from €350

To book: Call us on 051 424936 / or email info@mulvarra.com

Your teacher:
Christina Breen

Christina has been teaching yoga for ten years although she views herself more as a yoga guide. Both her practices & teachings are very organic in its learning & approach. Her first yoga training came from a hatha background. Over recent years she has been exploring other yoga teaching styles/practices and is presently training online in living somatic movements education.
She is based in Dublin bringing yoga to studios, community centres, health clubs and schools, while also facilitating yoga workshops and weekend retreats around Ireland. Please contact her if you would like more information: chroiyoga@gmail.com

Breathe, move and rest with Christina Breen

3 day retreat 22nd - 24th September 2021

A gentle & safe approach of exploring the area of            disenfranchised grief in adoption separation.

Christina Breen is a professional trained yoga and living somatic movement teacher. Her training in loss & grief with the IHF ( Irish Hospice Foundation) and as a funeral celebrant gives her great understanding and depth of all  losses. She has been facilitating wellness days and weekend retreats in the area of adoption loss for seven years with first mothers of adopted children & more recently with adopted adults.

For enquiries about any future retreats you may email her at: chroiyoga@gmail.com  

Accommodation and Prices

In the interest of  maintaining as safe an environment as possible, we can only offer two shared rooms for our  retreats. This is also because we think it would be unreasonable to expect our guests to be willing to share a room with someone they don’t know while the current situation persists.

The shared rooms can only be booked by people who book this room with one other person (so friends, couples or relatives). All the other four rooms can only be booked as a single room. All our rooms are en-suite rooms. 

Shared double room, en-suite bathroom – Sharing with 1 other person – €350 p.p for the weekend. Single room, en-suite bathroom – €400 for the weekend. 

Coronavirus guidelines

We are all learning how to deal with the current circumstances.

It is very important to us that everyone feels safe and that you can enjoy your stay here without feeling nervous or anxious.

As HSE and Government guidelines are bound to change over the coming months, we will make sure to implement these changes as they occur.

We have taken all the necessary precautions so we would appreciate it if you take some time to read through them so that you know what to expect from us and what we would expect from you. In this way, we can all enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Mulvarra House offers.

We recommend you read our full guidelines here . This page also explains the thinking behind  our policies, and above all, how we are approaching reopening as safely as possible.

Schedule
Friday October 22nd
  
From 4.00pm: Arrival. Fresh beverages & fresh fruit will be available.
5.00pm:      Meet in Studio Greetings/Introduction.
5.30 – 6.30pm: Centering/grounding/movement/body sensing in yoga
6.30.pm – 7.30pm: Dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. Kindly let Linda know on booking if you have food allergies//special
dietary requirements. If weather permits – we will eat outdoors at all times & be part of the
beautiful nature that surrounds Mulvarra House.
7.45.pm: Back to Studio. Seated, guided meditation. Digest food, settle gut & nervous system.
8.15.pm: Close
8.15 – 10.pm. Participants are free to walk down by the magnificent river barrow, sit & read, chat, or retire to
bedroom
Please make sure you get enough sleep to amend your ‘ whole ‘ health & well-being.
   
Saturday, 23rd: On awaking – attend to your own personnel ayurvedic/yoga ritual from your bedroom or/and
outdoors.
9.00am – 10.00am Light Breakfast Refreshments will be available in dining room to take outside between 9 – 10.am
– Fresh Beverages/Fruit.
10.00am -12noon Meet in Studio
Simple pranayama breathing exercies.
Yoga movements.
Breath awareness.
Body sensing.
12 noon – 1.15.pm. Brunch
1.15pm – 3.00pm. Free to do as you please
3.00pm – 5.30.pm. Similar to am practice, including poetry & hand massage.
5.45pm – 7.00pm. Dinner
7.15pm – 8.00pm Weather permits: Outdoor yoga breathing & poetry ( otherwise in studio).
7.45pm- 10.00pm Evening Free as Friday.
   
Sunday, 24th. Awakening – own rituals.
9.00am – 10.00am Light Breakfast Refreshments
10.00am -12noon Meet in Studio ( if weather permits – outdoors)
Yoga practice & poetry.
12 noon – 1.30.pm. Brunch
  If anyone plays a musical instrument, please feel free to bring it along for weekend.
Looking forward to meeting you all at Mulvarra House.
What’s included

– 2 Nights stay in one of our comfortable ensuite bedrooms – All meals and drinks during your stay – All yoga classes/meditation sessions/ walks/ talks

How to get here

The closest public transport is the bus or train from Dublin or Waterford to Thomastown . From Thomastown there are taxis available (cost is 25-30 Euros)

Your teacher

Christina Breen  Please contact her if you would like more information chroiyoga@gmail.com

    

Payment Options

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you must go through the booking form and choose one of our accommodation options by clicking on the booking link at the bottom of this page. Please note that a 10% deposit must be paid in order to secure a place on the retreat. If you are unable to attend the retreat this deposit is refundable, and as long as you notify us within three weeks of the retreat, we will refund your deposit (less a 25 Euros cancellation fee to cover administration costs). However if the cancellation is inside 3 weeks of the start of the retreat, refunding of the deposit cannot be guaranteed, as it is contingent upon being able to fill your place on the retreat.

The Breathing Space studio

This large, light-filled space has commanding views over the Barrow River and surrounding forests, as well as the 7th century monastic settlement of St Mullins itself.  Although it was designed specifically to function as a yoga studio and mediatation space,  it supports multiple uses. It features  a special infra red heating system and a full complement of yoga equipment.

When and where?

When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th October

Where: Mulvarra House in St Mullins. You can get directions from our website contact page

Cost: from €350

To book: Call us on 051 424936 / or email info@mulvarra.com

Your teacher:
Christina Breen

Christina has been teaching yoga for ten years although she views herself more as a yoga guide. Both her practices & teachings are very organic in its learning & approach. Her first yoga training came from a hatha background. Over recent years she has been exploring other yoga teaching styles/practices and is presently training online in living somatic movements education.
She is based in Dublin bringing yoga to studios, community centres, health clubs and schools, while also facilitating yoga workshops and weekend retreats around Ireland. Please see her website to read more: www.chroiyoga.com

.

Breathe, move and rest with Christina Breen

3 day retreat 22nd - 24th September 2021

A gentle & safe approach of exploring the area of            disenfranchised grief in adoption separation.

Christina Breen is a professional trained yoga and living somatic movement teacher. Her training in loss & grief with the IHF ( Irish Hospice Foundation) and as a funeral celebrant gives her great understanding and depth of all  losses. She has been facilitating wellness days and weekend retreats in the area of adoption loss for seven years with first mothers of adopted children & more recently with adopted adults.

For enquiries about any future retreats you may email her at: chroiyoga@gmail.com  

Accommodation and Prices

In the interest of  maintaining as safe an environment as possible, we can only offer two shared rooms for our  retreats. This is also because we think it would be unreasonable to expect our guests to be willing to share a room with someone they don’t know while the current situation persists.

The shared rooms can only be booked by people who book this room with one other person (so friends, couples or relatives). All the other four rooms can only be booked as a single room. All our rooms are en-suite rooms. 

Shared double room, en-suite bathroom – Sharing with 1 other person – €350 p.p for the weekend. Single room, en-suite bathroom – €400 for the weekend. 

Coronavirus guidelines

We are all learning how to deal with the current circumstances.

It is very important to us that everyone feels safe and that you can enjoy your stay here without feeling nervous or anxious.

As HSE and Government guidelines are bound to change over the coming months, we will make sure to implement these changes as they occur.

We have taken all the necessary precautions so we would appreciate it if you take some time to read through them so that you know what to expect from us and what we would expect from you. In this way, we can all enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Mulvarra House offers.

We recommend you read our full guidelines here . This page also explains the thinking behind  our policies, and above all, how we are approaching reopening as safely as possible.

Schedule
Friday October 22nd
  
From 4.00pm: Arrival. Fresh beverages & fresh fruit will be available.
5.00pm:      Meet in Studio Greetings/Introduction.
5.30 – 6.30pm: Centering/grounding/movement/body sensing in yoga
6.30.pm – 7.30pm: Dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. Kindly let Linda know on booking if you have food allergies//special
dietary requirements. If weather permits – we will eat outdoors at all times & be part of the
beautiful nature that surrounds Mulvarra House.
7.45.pm: Back to Studio. Seated, guided meditation. Digest food, settle gut & nervous system.
8.15.pm: Close
8.15 – 10.pm. Participants are free to walk down by the magnificent river barrow, sit & read, chat, or retire to
bedroom
Please make sure you get enough sleep to amend your ‘ whole ‘ health & well-being.
   
Saturday, 23rd: On awaking – attend to your own personnel ayurvedic/yoga ritual from your bedroom or/and
outdoors.
9.00am – 10.00am Light Breakfast Refreshments will be available in dining room to take outside between 9 – 10.am
– Fresh Beverages/Fruit.
10.00am -12noon Meet in Studio
Simple pranayama breathing exercies.
Yoga movements.
Breath awareness.
Body sensing.
12 noon – 1.15.pm. Brunch
1.15pm – 3.00pm. Free to do as you please
3.00pm – 5.30.pm. Similar to am practice, including poetry & hand massage.
5.45pm – 7.00pm. Dinner
7.15pm – 8.00pm Weather permits: Outdoor yoga breathing & poetry ( otherwise in studio).
7.45pm- 10.00pm Evening Free as Friday.
   
Sunday, 24th. Awakening – own rituals.
9.00am – 10.00am Light Breakfast Refreshments
10.00am -12noon Meet in Studio ( if weather permits – outdoors)
Yoga practice & poetry.
12 noon – 1.30.pm. Brunch
  If anyone plays a musical instrument, please feel free to bring it along for weekend.
Looking forward to meeting you all at Mulvarra House.
What’s included

– 2 Nights stay in one of our comfortable ensuite bedrooms – All meals and drinks during your stay – All yoga classes/meditation sessions/ walks/ talks

How to get here

The closest public transport is the bus or train from Dublin or Waterford to Thomastown . From Thomastown there are taxis available (cost is 25-30 Euros)

Your teacher

Christina Breen  Please contact her if you would like more information chroiyoga@gmail.com

    

Payment Options

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you must go through the booking form and choose one of our accommodation options by clicking on the booking link at the bottom of this page. Please note that a 10% deposit must be paid in order to secure a place on the retreat. If you are unable to attend the retreat this deposit is refundable, and as long as you notify us within three weeks of the retreat, we will refund your deposit (less a 25 Euros cancellation fee to cover administration costs). However if the cancellation is inside 3 weeks of the start of the retreat, refunding of the deposit cannot be guaranteed, as it is contingent upon being able to fill your place on the retreat.

The Breathing Space studio

This large, light-filled space has commanding views over the Barrow River and surrounding forests, as well as the 7th century monastic settlement of St Mullins itself.  Although it was designed specifically to function as a yoga studio and mediatation space,  it supports multiple uses. It features  a special infra red heating system and a full complement of yoga equipment.

The food experience on the retreat

At Mulvarra, we are very excited about food. Excited about where it comes from, how it is grown, how it is prepared, who you eat it with. As we are still in the early stages of developing Mulvarra and its Breathing Space, we are currently using fresh ingredients and organic food where we can but in the future we will grow our own food.We generally stick to vegetarian cooking in Mulvarra, although we are flexible and also cater to a variety of dietary restrictions. Vegetarian cooking is so versatile, you really don’t miss that piece of meat on your plate when it’s not there. Whatever your thoughts are on the topic, there is no denying that the meat production in most countries is not sustainable and certainly not animal friendly. When we do, very occasionally, prepare meat dishes we make sure it’s organically sourced

Food Highlights

  • Full board accommodation
  • All meals and drinks included
  • healthy energy snacks
  • Food is all vegetarian and organic produce

 

The food experience on the retreat

At Mulvarra, we are very excited about food. Excited about where it comes from, how it is grown, how it is prepared, who you eat it with. As we are still in the early stages of developing Mulvarra and its Breathing Space, we are currently using fresh ingredients and organic food where we can but in the future we will grow our own food.We generally stick to vegetarian cooking in Mulvarra, although we are flexible and also cater to a variety of dietary restrictions. Vegetarian cooking is so versatile, you really don’t miss that piece of meat on your plate when it’s not there. Whatever your thoughts are on the topic, there is no denying that the meat production in most countries is not sustainable and certainly not animal friendly. When we do, very occasionally, prepare meat dishes we make sure it’s organically sourced

Food Highlights

  • Full board accommodation
  • All meals and drinks included
  • healthy energy snacks
  • Food is all vegetarian and organic produce

 

St Mullins: The backdrop to the retreat

  • 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

St Mullins: The backdrop to the retreat

  • 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