A reflective yoga and meditation getaway

October 2, 2024

October 2nd - 3rd 2024

October 2nd - 3rd 2024

Autumn Ballymaloe Yoga Retreat with Dearbhla Glynn - Head into the winter months refreshed and rested.

After all the activity and hubbub of life it is now more important than ever and necessary time to invest in some self- care.  In Ballymaloe we take a holistic approach to your relaxation, meaningful activities, dining and where you stay are all centered on relaxation and finding peace. Enjoy the luxurious yet cozy comforts of  the beautiful Ballymaloe House and its surrounding gardens (home to a family of native red squirrel!). Practice yoga with Dearbhla Glynn and be guided through mediation and movement that allows the mind and body to release stress. And let yourself be nourished by the incredible chefs in Ballymaloe House as they tailor a menus that combines health, wholesomeness and pure deliciousness.

The mornings will begin with a slow and thoughtful Vinyasa flow that strengthens and re- energizes the body for the day. This is followed by the renowned Ballymaloe breakfast buffet. The afternoons will be a restful time of garden walks, plunges in the Wild Atlantic ocean, walks on the coast, a scented soak in the bath, and curling up to the cosy fires of Ballymaloe house with a good book or nice chat with your like- minded yoga group. The evenings are dedicated to Yin and Restorative Yoga that allow you to relax completely and get that lovely melting full body feeling only yoga can achieve. Dinners will be candlelit, cooked with the finest seasonal ingredients grown in Ballymaloe and bursting with flavour.

This retreat is made to nourish, replenish and devote time completely for yourself. Sink into the comforts of Ballymaloe House, indulge in the wonders of talented chefs and find peace in the timeless practice of yoga. With a little time, care and thought wonders can be achieved!

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All prices include yoga practices with Dearbhla Glynn, meals 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 & an early morning swim at a local beach.

  • Sharing in a Superior twin or double room  per person
  • Sharing in a Standard twin or double room  per person
  • Single in a Standard room
  • Single in a Superior room

For more information or to book contact reservations@ballymaloe.ie

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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.

For more information on Dearbhla visit http://dearbhlaglynn.com/

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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