Summer flow: Yoga and kayak retreat with David mooney

When and where?

When: Friday 7th July – Sunday 9th July

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

Cost: from €366

To book: Call us on 087 1777145

/or email

Your teacher:
david mooney

David is a fully qualified 500 hour yoga instructor. He completed his studies in India and is traditional in his approach to the practice.

His open-hearted, warm nature provide students with a safe space to experience the effort and the ease of yoga through physical asana, sound vibrations, yogic breathing exercises and meditation.

Summer flow: yoga and kayak retreat

Friday 7th July – Sunday 9th july

Summer Flow

This retreat will provide you with space and time to reset, replenish and revitalise. It will be a weekend to immerse yourself in the lush nature of the Barrow Valley of St. Mullins and Graiguenmanagh.

David will guide you through nourishing and energising yoga practices that will cater for all levels of ability including beginners. He is traditional in his approach to yoga and guides practitioners through breathing exercises, physical postures, sound vibrations, mantra and meditations that lead you inwards.

The kayak excursion will give retreaters the chance to witness the beauty of the Barrow Valley from a beautiful perspective, embody the practice of “going with the flow” and connect to the restorative powers of nature.

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.


Summer Flow: Yoga and Kayak Retreat
Friday 7th July – Sunday 9th July



5:00 PM
Arrival and settling in. Snacks and tea available
6:30 PM
Yoga Flow and Opening Circle
8:30 PM
10:00 PM
Yoga Nidra
8:00 AM
 Cacao Ceremony and Energy Snack
8:30 AM
Yoga Flow
10:00 AM
11.00 AM
Free time to rest, journal, connect with retreaters, walk along the river
13:45 PM
Depart for Kayak Excursion
2:00 PM
Kayak the River Barrow
5:15 PM
Return to Mulvarra House for some free time and breathing space
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
Group Check-In Circle, Mantra Meditation and Relaxation


9:00 AM
Yoga Flow
10:45 AM
12:00 AM
Closing Circle
12:30 PM

Check out and Goodbyes.
Enjoy what St. Mullins and Graiguenamanagh have to offer before making your way back home.

Room type Price (sharing, per person)
Room 1 – Triple room with two single beds and a double bed, ensuite.€ 377.00
Room 2 – Twin room with two single beds, ensuite€ 398.00
Room 3 – Twin room with two single beds, ensuite€ 398.00
Room 4 – Twin room with a single bed and a double bed, ensuite€ 398.00
Room 5 – Twin room with a single bed and a double bed, ensuite€ 398.00
Room 6 (downstairs without a river view)- Twin room with two single beds, ensuite€ 366.00
Single Occupancy (room 2 and 6)€ 60 supplement

– 2 Nights stay in one of our comfortable ensuite bedrooms

– All meals and drinks during your stay

– All yoga classes and kayak excursion

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)


I was drawn to the practice of yoga and meditation on my travels through Nepal and India where I’ve been lucky enough to return on numerous occasions to complete my 500hr Yoga Teacher Training.

For me; yoga brings a sense of calm and clarity on and off the mat.I’ve personally noted the immense benefits of the practice from a physical perspective but also for the mental health benefits and the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

Yoga has absolutely helped me to connect with my authentic voice and purpose, my creative-self and my intuition. The practices of meditation and yoga asanas help me relax both body and mind while also working on my strength and flexibility. I am passionate about the practice of yoga both on and off the mat and am always utterly grateful for the opportunities to share this passion with others.

I aim to create space in my classes for practitioners to settle the busyness of the mind in order to listen to intuition, inner guidance and discover best potential. I bring this intention to all of my classes. It is a pleasure and a privilege to guide yoga students inwards to help achieve deeper clarity and connection.

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you simply contact us by email ( or you can give us a call (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 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