Yoga Retreat

March 13, 2024

March 13th & 14th 2024

March 13th & 14th 2024

March Yoga Retreat with Ballymaloe & Dearbhla Glynn - Awaken from the long winter months with this Spring Retreat

Relax and restore 

A Spring yoga and meditation getaway at Ballymaloe house

Spring time is a lovely time to press pause, rest, reflect and set the tone for the next year ahead. This retreat is for those who want to self-care, connect to that sense of inner peace. This is the focus of this retreat, to bring calm, creating a safe sanctuary for rest, reflection and restoration. All while enjoying delicious food and the wonderful surroundings of Ballymaloe House, Grainstore and gardens.

Wander around the ground of Ballymaloe and enjoy seeing the change in the season, buds on the trees, flowers peeking up from the ground and the start of warmer weather.

This 3 night weekend yoga retreat is the treat you have been looking for. A lovely experience on your own or with a friend or two.

This retreat is all about you, practicing yoga, meditation, mindful walks around the grounds of Ballymaloe eat delicious nourishing food have an afternoon bath followed by a lavender salt bath, enjoy a massage.  You might even enjoy a sunrise swim with Bree, or cosy up with your book beside the fire, there will be plenty of time to relax.

Fill your cup, let go of stress and feel your energy is restored!

Dearbhla will lead a calming, grounding retreat focusing on mindfulness,  yoga and deeply relaxing yin and restorative practices. 

Through the morning meditation we will nurture quiet, stillness and peace, nourishing both the body and spirit. The morning yoga practice will focus on strengthening the muscles by working through a lovely warming slow flow, moving through different yoga postures and transitions.

In the practice before lunch, we will enjoy some breath-work, gentle stretching and relaxation. 

In the evening practice we will practice 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

Over the retreat each practice will have an accumulative affect, the goal is by the end of the retreat you will be in a very deep state of relaxation

This retreat is open to all everyone!

From beginners to advanced practitioners of yoga.   Dearbhla will offer modifications for our beginners and more advanced poses for those who are experienced yogis

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All prices include yoga practices with Dearbhla Glynn, breakfast, lunch & dinner in Ballymaloe House, as well as bath salts from Robyn Allen in your room on arrival and walled garden herbal tea throughout your stay. Yoga mats, blocks and blankets are supplied along with guided walks through the farm & guided early morning swim at a local beach.

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About Ballymaloe Yoga Retreats:

About Dearbhla

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.

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A Yoga Retreat with delicious Food

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.

Sample Retreat Itinerary

Arrival Day

  • Check in  3 - 4pm
  • 5pm - Welcome drink and healthy snack in the Grainstore
  • 5.30 - 7pm - Yin and restorative yoga in the grain store or on zoom in your room if you prefer
  • 7.30pm - Welcome dinner in Ballymaloe

1st Day

  • 7.30 - 9.00am - Meditation and morning yoga practice in the Grainstore
  • 9am - Breakfast  in Ballymaloe House
  • 10am - Mindful walk
  • 11.30am - Herbal tea
  • 12pm - Breath work, gentle stretching and relaxation
  • 1.30pm - Lunch in Ballymaloe
Afternoon - free time, find a sunny spot in the garden and read a book, go for a swim at one of the many beautiful beaches close to Ballymaloe. Walk the grounds or take a tour of the Cookery School gardens.
  • 5.30 - 7pm - Evening yoga Yin and Restorative practice - opening up tired joints and letting go of all stress,
  • 7.30pm - Dinner in Ballymaloe

2nd Day

  • 7.30am - Meditation and yoga in the Grainstore
  • 9am - Breakfast  in Ballymaloe House
  • 10am - Mindful walk
  • 11.15 - Herbal tea
  • 11.30 - 12.30am - Breath work and gentle stretching
  • 12.30 - Farewell lunch in Ballymaloe (2 day retreats)
  • 5.30 - 7pm - Evening yoga Yin and Restorative practice - opening  up tired joints and letting go of all stress.
  • 7.15pm - Dinner in Ballymaloe House
  • 9pm – Yoga Nidra in the Grainstore

3rd Day

  • 8am - Meditation and yoga in the Grainstore
  • 10.30am - Farewell Brunch  in Ballymaloe House

Morning Practice

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.

The second-morning practice

This is a lovely practice which focuses on breathing, stretching and relaxing before lunch.

The Evening practices are Yin and restorative

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.

Ballymaloe House & Grainstore

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.

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