Health and happiness Yoga Retreat with cora van de weerdhof

When and where?

When: Friday 27th May – Sunday 29th May

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

Cost: from €330

To book: Call us on 087 1777145

/or email info@mulvarra.com

Your teacher:
Cora van de Weerdhof

Cora has great experience in teaching beginners and new yogi’s. She enjoys to introduce everyone to the benefits of yoga in a straightforward and accessible way. Despite her thorough knowledge on  yoga philosophy, different yoga styles and anatomy, she wants to hand her students practical guidelines to evoke a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Cora is an experienced and certified vinyasa yoga and yin teacher and is currently working up to her 500 RYT at Yoga Medicine. Yoga Medicine® is a community of teachers who are trained to understand the function and dysfunction of the human body in order to work more effectively within yoga and healthcare settings. The community is trained in both Eastern and Western modalities to work efficiently with doctors and healthcare providers to better understand the student and apply the practice to the individual (Yoga Medicine, 2022).

Health and happiness Yoga Retreat

Friday 27th May – Sunday 29th May

Health and Happiness

A weekend to nourish your body and to make you smile. This retreat is designed for everyone who needs a break from their busy lives. Soothing yoga classes, calming breath work and healthy food in the beautiful surroundings of the river Barrow.

The yoga classes are designed to enhance a better understanding of how body and mind cooperate. We will explore a variety of themes and practice classes to support your immune system, settle down after a busy week and take care of common health issues like lower back pain and restricted flexibility and mobility around neck and shoulders. You will get plenty of opportunities to adapt the exercises to your body and personal level. Experience with yoga isn’t required, classes are accessible for beginners. More experienced yogi’s will get a greater understanding of their body and a better understanding of the fundamentals of yoga on mental and physical health.

The food: Linda and Tim will keep our bellies full with nutritious and delicious vegetarian food from around the world. Think homemade soups, rustic breads, fresh salads and hearty curries. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available all weekend.

Highlights

  • 5 yoga classes
  • Suitable for beginners and all fitness levels
  • All meals included
  • 2 nights accommodation (shared and unshared accommodation options available)

Schedule
Yoga Health and Happiness Retreat
Friday 27th May – Sunday 29th May
Friday
4:00 PM
Arrival and settling in. Snacks and tea available
6:30 PM
75 mins slow flow class unwind and release tension after a busy week
8:00 PM
Dinner
9:30 PM
Optional Yoga nidra/ early to bed
Saturday
7:30 AM
Herbal tea, light snack
8:00 AM
2 hour yoga class and meditation to awake your body and mind for a great start of the day
10:30 AM
Brunch
Free time. Soup and snacks are available throughout the afternoon
4:30 PM
75 mins restorative yoga class
7:15 PM
Dinner
Sunday
8:00 AM
Tea/coffee, light snack
8:30 AM
90 Minute Yoga and Relaxation class
10:00 AM
Brunch
12:00 PM
Pack up and goodbyes!
Accommodation Options

We have three main options for accommodation. We will ensure to match gender in our shared rooms, unless requested otherwise. As we have just one triple room we expect it to sell out quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Shared triple room, en-suite bathroom
– Sharing with 2 other people (same gender)
– 320 Euros for the weekend per person

Shared double room, en-suite bathroom
– Sharing with 1 other person (same gender)
– 340 Euros for the weekend per person

Shared double room, en-suite bathroom, no river view
– Sharing with 1 other person (same gender)
– 310 Euros for the weekend per person

If you wish to book one of these rooms as a single room, there is a 60 Euros supplement. If you are a couple or a group, please email us at info@mulvarra.com or contact us on 00353 (0)87 1777145

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

Cora van de Weerdhof

Cora has great experience in teaching beginners and new yogi’s. She enjoys to introduce everyone to the benefits of yoga in a straightforward and accessible way. Despite her thorough knowledge on  yoga philosophy, different yoga styles and anatomy, she wants to hand her students practical guidelines to evoke a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Cora is an experienced and certified vinyasa yoga and yin teacher and is currently working up to her 500 RYT at Yoga Medicine. Yoga Medicine® is a community of teachers who are trained to understand the function and dysfunction of the human body in order to work more effectively within yoga and healthcare settings. The community is trained in both Eastern and Western modalities to work efficiently with doctors and healthcare providers to better understand the student and apply the practice to the individual (Yoga Medicine, 2022).

After her first certification she taught yoga classes at several studios and gyms, has experience teaching group classes, as well as individual sessions with professional athletes for e.g. Cora also teaches several yoga workshops and courses. Besides her yoga career, she also works for more than ten years in education at several universities as a teacher and student counselor.

Some of my mentors are: Patty Anderson, Mari Kennedy, Aisling Quirk, Carol Mc Inerney, Bernie Clark, Clara Roberts, Mark Withwell, Max Strom, Gurmukh, Gloria Lathnam, Rod Stryker!

Payment Options

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you can email or ring us to secure your place (info@mulvarra.com or ring 087 1777145.

We ask a 50 Euros deposit.
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

 

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