The Grace O Malley Retreat. This yoga retreat is designed for those looking for the perfect mix of wellness and recreation to enjoy and take care of themselves. If you need a change of scenery or a break from a stress-filled situation, this retreat is the ideal place to go. There's no hardcore program of fasting and strenuous exercise but rather a program aimed at helping you re-balance your work-life situation by meditating, getting some exercise, relaxation, sightseeing, and having some fun along the way. May 5th-12th 2021
Cost ; $2895 U.S.D. or 2495 EURO Per person sharing. Availability ; 14 Queens only in total. Most rooms already reserved. Secure your space today for only $500 ,balance due by March 31st 2021.
Registration Price for this all inclusive stay.
All seven nights accommodation in the timeless luxurious, historical Temple House. Three meals a day that includes farm to table local food. Evening meals prepared by the Temple House private chef. Temple house is part of the award winning "Wild Atlantic Way food trail'. A honor bestowed to those offering the best of Ireland's food .
Daily yoga classes .
Three day trips including transportation
Mats for your use at the retreat All non alcoholic beverages
he historical story behind Grace O’Malley is a powerful one. Pirate Queen, a brave crusader and original feminist hero, Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O’Malley in Gaelic), sneered in the face of tradition and took to the seas where her fierce nature defied the unforgiving depths of the Atlantic. We will follow Grace’s story around the west of Ireland, from Clew bay to Claire Island.
Clew Bay has, according to tradition, 365 islands, one for every day of the year. It’s probably the most beautiful bay in Ireland, and the views of it from all around Westport are spectacular. The biggest, Clare Island, guards the entrance to the sheltered bay and is home to 130 people. With its Blue Flag beach and many historical and archaeological sites, Clare island is accessed by a short ferry ride. Most of the others in the bay are are uninhabited, although a few brave souls cling to the age-old tradition of living on a small island all year round.
Temple house will be our home for the week. It is a classical Georgian manor set on a private estate of over 1,000 acres. This luxury country house in County Sligo, Ireland is overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The Perceval family home since 1665, the present manor was redesigned in 1864 and enjoys the authentic and unpretentious luxury country house .
Agenda Our days will be framed with a yoga class followed by brunch. Grace O'Malley leads the way, on our first day away. A visit to Claire Island and Clew bay will start our week; Following the story of one of Ireland's fearless leaders.
"Who thinketh herself no small lady" - Sir Nicholas Malby on meeting Grace O'Malley. The Sea Queen will be followed by Queen Maeve, the queen of Connacht. On a clear day the burial karn of Queen Maeve is visible from the grounds of Temple house. Queen Maeve’s trail is a sacred, magical place in County Sligo . A special place made sacred by our stone age ancestors and mythologized by their Iron age descendants - and by a modern poet.
The beauty and mythology associated with the Sligo landscape were the great inspiration for Nobel Prize winning poet W.B. Yeats. As a dominant regional landmark, Knocknarea is particularly prominent in his work, being featured in a total of seven poems.
“The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea and thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say.” - W.B. Yeats
The Atlantic Ocean is the star of the week. As our travels are along the Wild Atlantic way, we would be remiss not to spend some time at the beach. A luxurious steaming bath of fresh seawater and wild organic seaweed will follow our ramble on Strandhill beach. Seaweed baths have been a tradition in Ireland for hundreds of years and Ireland’s only indigenous spa therapy.
Save my space with Grace. Meet the team .
Dr Nadia Ramoutar Born in Dublin, Ireland to a West Indian Father and Irish Mother, Nadia Ramoutar was raised on a steady diet of culture, literature, music, the arts, and natural beauty. She immigrated to Florida with her family as a teenager and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Florida and a Ph.D in Communications from the University of Florida. She has worked in media, newspapers, film, video and leadership roles extensively for the past 25 years as a writer, director, producer and executive. She was a college professor at Flagler College and also the Art Institute of Jacksonville, where two of her film students won the Student Academy Awards for film. She is an active art advocate and creative professional who does not believe in the old paradigm of starving artists. Her philosophy is that if you do what you love with great love your work is sacred.
Caroline Holmes is the founder of yoga retreats Ireland. Combining her love of Ireland and yoga. With over ten years experience as a teacher /trainer/Somatic educator/Reiki Master . Caroline will meet you where you are in your practice. A true believer in yoga for all. Her passion for learning to live an easy and gentle life has brought her to the study of many modalities including Pranic healing, breath-work and Mind Body Stress Reduction. Learn how to turn the hand of compassion towards yourself . To be the hero in your own story is her hope as you wander the land she loves with her great friend Dr Nadia Ramatour.
There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met. - W.B. Yeats