When and where?
When: Friday 14 – Sunday April 16 2023
Where: Mulvarra House in St Mullins. You can get directions from our website contact page
Cost: from €350
To book: Call us on (O)87 1777145
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your foodie guide:
an immersive journey into yoga, nutrition, and wellness
Weekend retreat April 14-16 2023
Late April and the Cherry Blossoms are out in St Mullins – a special time of the year. Why not take some of this time for yourself… Let’s join in and take an immersive journey spread over three days- exploring yoga, nutrition and wellness. Surrounded by the superbly unspoiled natural beauty of St Mullins and the Barrow river valley, we open Mulvarra House and the Breathing Space to you in a safe and warm environment.
We will focus on how to slow down using different mindfulness techniques with a particular emphasis on breathwork. Meditation will be another focus of the weekend and we will experience a range of different Meditation approaches.
Mulvarra’s hosts, Tim and Linda, are looking forward to welcoming you. Tim will guide you through some dynamic yoga sessions in the morning and afternoon and relaxing yin and yoga nidra/meditation sessions in the evening. Linda will provide a few cooking demonstrations so you can create a little bit of Mulvarra at home.
What to expect from the retreat
We will learn mindfulness meditation techniques in combination with breathwork to engender a greater sense of balance and harmony in our body and mind.
The retreat allows us to strengthen our sense of connectedness – both to our inner selves and to those around us. There will be time on the retreats to pause and reflect, or just do nothing by the fireside. With our increasingly busy lives It is so important that we occasionally stop and pause, and put our phones to one side, and just be…
The final connection which we will make will be between the food we put in our bodies and our overall health and wellbeing, both mental and physical. Linda will be taking the group for several food sessions where we will be looking at how some of the food in the retreat is prepared.
- 5 yoga classes
- 3 food demonstrations
- Breathwork and mindfuless meditations
- Suitable for beginners and all fitness levels
- All meals included
- 2 nights accommodation (shared and unshared accommodation options available)
The setting for this event is one of the most glorious and magical river valleys in all of Ireland. Into this inspiring landscape we will learn to revive our sense of a deep connectedness to our inner and outer worlds.
Taking a holistic approach to our life means seeing the connections between all the different aspects of our lives, and how we need to take a balanced approach which does neglect. So for instance seeing the connection between the food we put in our bodies and how we feel and think.
The yoga aspect of this retreat is about clearing stagnant energies and freeing up our bodies to move with more ease. We will also have time to explore some of the deeper concepts underpinning yoga, ideas which would be difficult to explore in the context of a weekly yoga class. will explore the yogic concept of the 5 koshas or layers of our existence. These range from from our outermost layer which is our physical body through our energy and thought layers on through our emotional realities. We will explore how breath is the one of the key ways to work with these layers with a range of practical and safe breathwork techniques.
As we travel inward from the outermost layer (Manomaya Kosha or the physical body) In increasing levels of sublety we learn how to work more skillfully within our unique individual constraints by using our breath to harness subtle energies.
Yoga and the Joy of Mindful Cooking Weekend Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September
Arrival, settle in with tea and a delicious treat.
Food demonstration of a few treats (including a vegan one)
First yoga session gentle yin yoga and opening circle
Yoga nidra session
Close. Retire to your room, relax in our cosy living room, read a book, journal, get a good night’s sleep
Breathwork and Morning yoga stretch
Food demonstration: lunch ideas
Free time (go for a river walk, read a book, journal)
Food demonstration: dinner ideas
Meditation or yoga nidra
Silent river walking meditation
Time to head home.
In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you simply contact us by email (email@example.com) or you can give us a call, text or whatsapp (087 1777145). Please note that a non-refundable deposit of €100 must be paid in order to secure a place on the retreat. You can either pay by bank transfer or by using Revolut. We will contact you two weeks before the retreat to settle the balance.
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)
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
Linda’s enthusiasm for anything to do with food will hopefully inspire you to go home and try out some of her favourite recipes. Her cooking demonstration will show you what you can do with vegetables, fruit, nuts, pulses and more.
Many of our ‘retreatants’ are really interested in trying out more vegetarian recipes but sometimes don’t know where to begin. We hope that Linda’s demonstrations and her willingness to share will help you along. The recipes are not complicated and really fun to make. So join us for this very special retreat in April.
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