Nurture your nature

When and where?

When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September

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

Cost: from €380

Your teachers:
Lisa Burke and Elena Cordero Kiernan

Lisa Burke

Lisa is a passionate & experienced Wellness Coach with over 25 years of experience and is committed to helping women achieve optimal health and wellbeing as a Certified Hormone Yoga Therapist, Gentle Birth trained, EFT practitioner, Yoga Alliance Certified teacher of Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation.

As Director of Danu Yoga Centre in Dublin, Lisa helps women rewire their mind to achieve greater health, happiness and success, by breaking the pattern of pain, stress and tension in your body and in your life. Along with her trauma informed approach, Lisa works with groups in person, online and private 1 to 1. Her passion is to enrich your life with practical tools to support optimal hormone health and balancing, coaching you back to health and vitality through transforming practices.

Elena Cordero Kiernan

Elena is the founder of My Pilates and has over 20 years of experience in teaching body movement and alignment through Pilates. With certifications in functional training, injury prevention, back rehabilitation, pre and postnatal exercise, breast cancer exercise and more. Elena has now expanded her expertise to include women’s health. Now delving deep into pelvic health and peri-to-post menopausal health, with a goal to empower women to take control of their body and well-being by connecting to themselves through guided movement. Elena’s passion for Pilates has helped countless individuals improve their physical and mental well-being, and through My Pilates, she shares her unique approach to teaching Pilates to individuals so that they feel empowered to move with confidence. 

Women's retreat

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th september

Connecting the hearts, bodies and souls of women. Join us for a transformative 3-day women’s retreat in a serene and peaceful environment. Experience moments of silence for self-reflection and connect with other women through circle discussions, body movement, nature walks, and delicious healthy food.

This Women’s Retreat focuses on understanding and achieving hormonal balance and pelvic health through theory, body movement, Pilates and Yoga. We will explore the mind-body connection and gain a greater understanding of how to support your own body back into balance.

You are in really good hands with two highly experienced practitioners, Lisa and Elena, who have a combined experience of over 40yrs in women’s health and wellbeing.


As women, we all experience a variety of symptoms due to hormonal imbalance. By understanding the connection of the mind and body, you can use Hormonal Yoga therapy to help chart a path towards alleviating these symptoms.

Hormonal Yoga Therapy is a holistic approach that aims to balance hormones naturally through specific yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation. This type of yoga practice can help reduce stress, improve circulation and stimulate the endocrine glands responsible for regulating hormones.

During this 3 day Retreat we will work together so that you leave feeling empowered to take charge of your own health.


There are many ways that Pilates can be beneficial for pelvic health. Pilates is an exercise form that focuses on engaging core muscles, including the pelvic floor muscles. It can help promote better alignment and posture and increase awareness of the pelvic floor.

Over our time together you will discover how you can help to support the organs in the pelvis and reduce weak or dysfunctional muscles. This is achieved through movement patterns that are done through a series of controlled exercises that work to strengthen and engage. Through practicing these movements you will gain greater knowledge and control of your pelvic health.

Now is the time to cultivate a sense of inner strength and peace! Whether you are looking to reconnect with yourself or simply take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this Women’s Retreat is the perfect opportunity. Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Relax, have fun and laughter with like minded souls. And eat delicious food! Don’t miss out on this unique experience, register today!

Women’s Retreat
5:00 PM
Arrival and settling in. Snacks and tea available
6:30 PM
(75 mins) Meditation Gentle Yoga
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
Free time to read or enjoy nature
8:15 AM
Herbal tea, light snack
9:00 AM
Pelvic Power and Practice
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Free time to journal, meditate. read or enjoy nature. Take a leisurely stroll to the riverside café and listen to the relaxing sound of the Barrow River.
5:00 PM

Hormone Harmony & Practice

7:15 PM
8:45 PM
Delicious dinner

Candlelit Meditation, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath
7:15 AM
Flowing in Stillness – Silent Walking Meditation to the River (Optional)
Walk to river in silence – meditate at river or dip
8:45 AM
Herbal Tea & Light Snack
10:30 PM
Pelvic Wisdom & Guided Meditation
1:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
Pack up and goodbyes
Room type Price (sharing, per person)
Room 1 – Triple room with two single beds and a double bed, ensuite.Early bird before 31 July
After 31 July €440
Room 2 – Twin room with two single beds, ensuiteEarly bird before 31 July
After 31 July €490
Room 3 – Twin room with two single beds, ensuiteEarly bird before 31 July
After 31 July €490
Room 4 – Twin room with a single bed and a double bed, ensuiteEarly bird before 31 July
After 31 July €490
Room 5 – Twin room with a single bed and a double bed, ensuiteEarly bird before 31 July
After 31 July €490
Room 6 (downstairs without a river view)- Twin room with two single beds, ensuiteEarly bird before 31 July
After 31 July €430
Single Occupancy (only available for 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/meditation sessions/ walks/ talks

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)

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you can either email (, text, whatsapp or call us (087-1777145).  Please note that a non-refundable deposit of €100 must be paid in order to secure a 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