Slow down, rest, renew: Yoga and Nature Retreat with Elena Moreo

When and where?

When: Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October

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:
Elena Moreo

Elena discovered yoga in 2003, while recovering from a painful injury, and has been practicing regularly since. She was blessed to start her yoga journey under the guidance of two amazing teachers – Orla Punch and Greg Walsh – who instilled a profound love and respect for the practice of yoga and the beautiful complexity of the human body. She completed her Vinyasa Flow teacher training in 2009 (with David Curtis and Ruth Walshe) and did further training in Yin yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Yoga anatomy. She believes that yoga can benefit anyone, regardless of age, flexibility, or level of fitness and that the practice can help us find a sense of genuine self-acceptance, radical compassion, and joyful curiosity.

yoga and nature Retreat

Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October

Slow down, rest, renew

Autumn in St Mullins is truly a magical time:  the air is flush with falling leaves, mornings often arrive bathed in mist, and the afternoon light is softened by golden hues.  The landscape itself seems to invite us to pause, take in the quiet beauty of nature, and reclaim our capacity for wonder and stillness.  

Taking inspiration from the wisdom of trees in autumn – which let go of their leaves to bring nourishment back within – this October retreat will be an opportunity to slow down and make time for grounding practices that can support our physical and emotional well-being.  

The focus of the yoga practices will be on moving slowly, tuning in with the rhythm of our natural breath, and the sensations that arise from moment to moment. The emphasis will be on cultivating a sense of embodied presence that is rooted in authenticity, aliveness, and genuine care for ourselves and the world we live in.

During the retreat there will be plenty of time to explore the gorgeous settings of the Barrow River; relax with a cup of tea; and sit together to share delicious food, stories, and laughs.

The retreat is open to everyone, and the yoga classes are suitable to all levels.

Read more about this event

Yoga and Nature Retreat
Friday 28th  – Sunday 30th October
Friday
5:00 PM
Arrival and settling in. Snacks and tea available
6:30 PM
Yoga, slow evening flow (75 mins)
8:00 PM
Dinner
9:30 PM
Candlelit Restorative Yoga (30 min)
Saturday
8:00 AM
Herbal tea, light snack
8:30 AM
Yoga, Slow Morning Flow (2 hrs)
11:00 AM
Breakfast
 
Free time. Soup and snacks are available throughout the afternoon
5:00 PM

Yin yoga and Grounding Meditation (2 hrs)

7:15 PM
Dinner
Sunday
8:00 AM
Tea/coffee, light snack
8:30 AM

Yoga, Slow morning flow

10:15 AM
Brunch
12:00 PM
Pack up and goodbyes!
Room type Price (sharing, per person)
Room 1 – Triple room with two single beds and a double bed, ensuite.€ 340.00
Room 2 – Twin room with two single beds, ensuite€ 360.00
Room 3 – Twin room with two single beds, ensuite€ 360.00
Room 4 – Twin room with a single bed and a double bed, ensuite€ 360.00
Room 5 – Twin room with a single bed and a double bed, ensuite€ 360.00
Room 6 (downstairs without a river view)- Twin room with two single beds, ensuite€ 330.00
Single occupancy, only available for room 2 and 6€60 extra

– 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)

A little bit about me:

I discovered yoga in 2003, while recovering from a painful injury, and have been practicing regularly since. I was blessed to start my yoga journey under the guidance of two amazing teachers – Orla Punch and Greg Walsh – who instilled a profound love and respect for the practice of yoga and the beautiful complexity of the human body.  I completed my Vinyasa Flow teacher training in 2009 (with David Curtis and Ruth Walshe) and did further training in Yin yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Yoga anatomy. I believe that yoga can benefit anyone, regardless of age, flexibility, or level of fitness and that the practice can help us find a sense of genuine self-acceptance, radical compassion, and joyful curiosity.

 

In order to book one of the places on the retreat, you simply contact us by email (info@mulvarra.com), texting (whatsapp) or calling (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