In Autumn the grounds of Ballymaloe are bursting with a vibrant array of Autumnal colours. It is so beautiful to see the trees before the leaves fall from them as we settle into the quietness that Winter brings.
This is a lovely time to pause, reflect and rest deeply, preparing for the Winter time ahead.
This yoga retreat is deeply nourishing with yoga practices to suit all levels and abilities. You will enjoy meditation, mindful walks, delicious and nutritious food, lavender baths, sea swims and most of all deep relaxation and rest.
Ballymaloe is the perfect place to come to to rest, reflect and restore your energy.
As one of our guests said "this retreat is like giving yourself a huge hug".
Dearbhla will lead an Autumnal themed series of yoga practices which are tailored to help you let go of stress but also to feel strong and well within your body. Coming home to your true self.
Through the morning meditation we will nurture quiet, stillness and peace, nourishing both the body and spirit. We will focus on strengthening the muscles by working through a lovely warming slow flow, progressing through different yoga postures and transitions. This will be followed by a lovely and lovingly prepared breakfast.
The end of Autumn is a gorgeous time at Ballymaloe house and grounds, the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold before they finally fall from the trees. We will enjoy crisp, leaf- carpeted mindful Autumn walks around the grounds, observing nature, the light and the end of the harvest season at Ballymaloe farm. In the practice before lunch, we will enjoy some breath-work, gentle stretching and relaxing.
The afternoons and evenings are for resting, take a plunge into the sea and a walk along the beach, cosy up by the fires in Ballymaloe house, read a book or have a soak in your bathtub.
Our evening practice will relish in the wonders of Yin yoga, opening up tired and stiff joints and eventually moving towards deep relaxation as we hold restorative poses, which calms the body, mind and the nervous system.
The Autumn Retreat at Ballymaloe is a retreat that ultimately nurtures mind and body through food, comforts, beauty and the healing powers of yoga. Deep relaxation, heavenly meals and treats, luxurious accommodation and the natural beauty of Autumn, all the ingredients needed for a blissful few days at Ballymaloe.
For prices and availability Contact Daphne on email@example.com
Dearbhla has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, the more she practiced she noticed how grounded and calm she was after yoga. In time the physical rewards became secondary to the mental and spiritual impact of her practice. Yoga and meditation has both become an integral part of her daily life.
Dearbhla currently practices and teaches Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga and Meditation.And she believes through the practice of yoga we can find balance, clarity and stillness of the mind.
Dearbhla has trained extensively and has vast experience teaching retreats both in Ireland and Internationally, she has been the resident teacher at the Cliffs of Moher for 4 years. She also teaches in Little Bird and Samadhi yoga. And in 2020 and 2021 Dearbhla has been teaching online via Zoom!
Dearbhla is very interested in healing and trauma in the body, her retreats have a focus on healing and letting go of all stress, connecting to a place of peace and calm that is always there.
For more information on Dearbhla visit http://dearbhlaglynn.com/
Ballymaloe House has a reputation for delivering delicious food. All meals will be served in the beautiful surroundings of the Ballymaloe Dining rooms with produce sourced from the walled garden and local area. Each meal will be a delicious experience to nourish and rejuvenate.
Dearbhla will lead a warming Vinyasa flow practice in the mornings. Practicing several sun salutations with a different variations. The overall practice is slow, moving mindfully with the breath. Holding some poses a little longer to develop strength and generate warmth in the body. We will flow through different transitions improving overall body awareness and opening the joints, while also strengthening and lengthening the muscles. The practice is slow, warming and requires some physical stamina yet it has a lovely meditative and mindful quality to it. Dearbhla will offer modifications for any of the more challenging poses and rest is always an option! Creating an overall feeling of stillness and calm.
This is a lovely practice which focuses on breathing, stretching and relaxing before lunch.
Slow down, unwind and restore your energy with a ninety minute Yin Yoga and restorative practice, aiming to calm the mind, stretch and relax the body. This two-hour practice will create space and stillness in both the mind and body. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints, and releases tension and stress in the body.
The focus is simply about letting go of stress and tension, releasing into a deep yin practice followed by a long restorative practice using bolsters and blankets so people can relax, unwind and recharge. Dearbhla will use relaxing essential oils during the restorative practice for an even more relaxing experience.
Come take sanctuary in the beautiful grounds of Ballymaloe House and Grainstore.
We promise to nurture you and create a safe space where you can rest, reflect, reconnect with yourself. Our retreats are for those of us who really want to rest and take some time out to self care, reflect, unwind and simply let go of all stress.
Ballymaloe is is a beautiful, nourishing environment, you are in a safe and cosy cocoon of comfort, where every detail of your stay has been thought of.
All you have to do is show up and we will make sure you have a wonderful, restful stay
There is plenty of time to reconnect with yourself, move, stretch, rest and reset.
Your bedroom in Ballymaloe will be spacious and comfortable.
Ballymaloe Grainstore, as the name suggests is an old grainstore that was turned into a multipurpose venue by Rory Allen. The large airy space offers a calm light filled area for you to practice yoga in a safe and covid friendly environment.