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A Bed & Breakfast, Only Better! Intimate Bespoke Retreats Designed by You and for You

You are unique. Your retreat should be too. What are the most pleasing ways to remember who you are? A meditative morning walk around the pond, somatic movement, vinyasa yoga, embodied writing, a saunter along the Irish coast or perhaps a sound healing to lull you to sleep.
The Relationship between Nature, environment, the body and senses

The Spiritual Mysticism of Ireland is Palpable

Retreats positively influence the heart and are most nourishing in a place of natural beauty, where you feel held. The amazement of a landscape can connect us to an energy greater than ourselves. At the same time, a retreat is not a vacation. It is more genuine and transmutable if it is not so far off your typical habitat or financial radar that some part of it can’t be recreated at home.

re-invigorate your inner realm

Find Daily Rituals You are Passionate About

The goal of an immersion is to find the tools to bring the true version of you to the planet every day. Embodiment is not something we do, it is a way we live our lives. A retreat is a physical and spiritual place to remember and return – “remember your authentic self” and “return to joy”. Don’t think of it as a path to anything or anyone. It is one of many ways we awaken to what is with acceptance and kindness. As our world changes, we are asked to continually redefine, respond and adapt our inner landscape to external sourroundings. A retreat can serve as the anchor for when the storm hits. And you are gratefully tethered to the support of community and ritual!

leave behind your human “doing-ness” and explore your human “being-ness”

Together, we will build your ideal space

When your basic needs are being cared for, the fluid response is to follow your heart; without external expectations, pride, or fear of failure or change. We often unconsciously live in the results of other people’s thinking, particularly now with social media and the constant barrage of information and overstumulation. Retreats are pattern disruptors. You are afforded still and quiet to find your unique voice, beliefs and purpose. The focus is not on “doing” or “having”; it is on “being” and “feeling”, and the subsequent expression of such.

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I had the opportunity to participate in a lovely hiking and yoga retreat in Ireland with Megan & Michael. Our time was well planned with a structured yet easy going itinerary customized to our groups requests. The hikes were well suited to a wide range of abilities and Megan offered different styles of yoga classes to accommodate our needs as well. The meals were delicious and nourishing. Megan & Michael were gracious hosts and very knowledgeable about all that the area has to offer. I really enjoyed my time with the group and would love to plan a trip and do it all over again!

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Retreat Options

Sound Healing

Sound Healing is an ancient form of healing that uses music and/or sound to tune the vibrations of different parts of your physical and ethereal bodies. For example, the chakras have colors and sounds that are specific to each, and listening to them or producing those tones can clear or open them up for maximum benefit. You can function much better on all levels when you are "in tune."

Somatic Yoga

This accessible practice teaches a therapeutic form of movement. Somatic yoga is recommended if you experience persistent pain, illness, fatigue or if you want to increase sensory-motor awareness for enhanced body-brain connection. There is also emphasis placed on mindfulness and the energetic effects of the practice while working with prana (life-force in the subtle body).

Restorative Yoga

Affectionately thought of as the desert poses of yoga, restorative postures provide an unhurried, safe atmosphere to relax completely. Each pose is customized to your body with blankets and bolsters to encourage a deep opening. Props allow the body to remain comfortable for 10-15 minutes while focusing on calming breathing techniques while you are in a state of relaxed awareness.

Meditation

Meditation offers opportunities to look at expectations and the cacophony of other noise in your head. When we stay present in this mindful practice, noticing what comes up then letting it go facilitates the process of embodiment. You will be given the opportunity to explore multiple techniques to see what is most beneficial in befriending your brain. Meditation also becomes a powerful way to ground ourselves in our own spirituality.

Yin Yoga

This quiet practice releases tension and fatigue. Yin yoga targets the spine, hips, pelvis, legs and arms in a way that relaxes your muscles, stretching the deep tissue and releasing energy to the joints. A limited number of poses are held for 2-6 minutes. Each pose is designed to apply strategic stretch or compression to the energy channels of your body. Props may be used to encourage more comfort and nourish the body and mind.

Marma Therapy

Ayurvedic Marma Point Therapy is an ancient practice that bridges the gap between the physical and energetic bodies by carrying energetic information between your mind and the body’s organs and tissues. By combining the use of gentle massage to stimulate the tissues, with medicinal essential oils dropped on the marma points, and pranic healingwith intention, your whole body health can be restored.

Hiking

Whether you chose to take a self guided morning saunter from the house through the hills in search of sheep, or hike the variety of terrain from flowering sea cliffs to mossy forests, you will be perfectly planted to hike until your heart is content. The surrounding land is bordered by sea and warmed by the Gulf Stream, insuring the loveliest weather in Ireland where palm trees, pines, and fuchsia thrive.

Slow Flow Vinyasa

This class gives you the time to explore the best alignment for your body with a simplified vinyasa style (movement with the breath), but still plenty of instruction. Modifications and props are offered for more comfort and stillness, or at your request, options are given for more flow and challenge.

Pranayama Breathing

Your breath is the powerful, free tool for healing that is always with you. Learning to focus on the breath can teach you to check in with it and shift into the present any time throughout the day. Learn some simple ways to observe and gentrify the breath. To make friends with the breath is to befriend the mind. Additionally, depending on the ancient tradition, the breath is considered prana, qi or life force - the door to the subtle body..

Energy Healing

Energy therapy can perceive energetic blocks and imbalances (dis-ease) and treat them.. Pain, stress, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraine headaches, and other issues can be treated with energy healing. Healing Touch Energy Therapy, Reiki, Access Energy Transformation, and Pranic Healing are among the modalities Megan and Michael can use to help you.

Restorative Yoga

The Desert Poses of Yoga! This class provides an unhurried, safe atmosphere to relax completely. The antidote to stress is relaxation; restorative yoga is a state of active relaxation. Each pose is customized to your body with blankets and bolsters to encourage a deep opening. Props allow the body to remain comfortable for 10-15 minutes while focusing on calming breathing techniques.

Embodied Writing

Embodied writing is the free flow process of writing from the awareness of your internal space. The focus is on the body’s sensations and how language, both in its thought form and written, make you feel. Even you can write in this way. Explore what it is like to engage your senses without getting caught in the self-narrative stories. There is no hurry or end goal. Writing from a place of feeling instead of thinking can be self-indulgent and therapeutic.

Local Color

It is all waiting for you! Stroll through the farmers markets for local art, people watching, and just good craic. Tap your feet to live music. Taste some of the fresh seafood, indulge in Irish dairy and shop in one of the colorful coastal towns. Hike parts of the unspoiled coastline of the "Wild Atlantic Way," or check out one of the nearby beaches for a refreshing swim. Appreciate the ancient Celtic culture: sit in the presence of stone circles, count how many types of wildflowers you can find, or explore the enchanted Glengarriff forest.

Yoga Therapy

If you are looking for customized practices that are specific to your health needs or goals, an individual yoga therapy session may be for you. By working one on one, you can co-create a daily ritual that meets you where you are . Yoga therapy starts with an assessment in order to address your unique needs, and includes hand outs or videos so you can continue your practice once you've returned home.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic medicinal systems and the sister science to yoga. Its basic premise is that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. This ancient method promotes contentment and prevention over fighting discomfort and disease. Ayurveda teaches that food is medicine. Conscious cooking and eating local, seasonal foods help create balanced gut health, which is a key to overall well being. Learn to bring the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth) into balance, both internally and externally.

Welcome to Ballydehob, West Cork

Emerge each morning to an invitation to know yourself in the landscape. Find protection in the strength of Mount Gabriel, engage in the peaceful flow of the Bawnakeane river, hike in the serenity of the sea cliffs. Meet yourself at the doorway where ancient tradition offers opportunity.

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Plan Your Retreat

Share your vision & Goals

What best-loved practices do you want to include that we offer? We are happy to make suggestions that tailor to your needs.

Decide who accompanies you

Perhaps you are coming as a couple, a group of friends, or would like to venture out on your own and form new friendships, in which case we will fit you with a compatible group. We currently are able to accommodate small groups of 2-4 people.

Choose dates & Lenght of stay

Consider your budget and timeline. We recommend a one week immersion, but we are also able to curate 3 night and 5 night retreats.

Design Your day

Please share any dietary considerations. All retreats include breakfast. A second meal can also be arranged at your request.

book Your Retreat

We will soon be booking retreats and trainings for fall of 2022! Check back or notify us if you would like to know when pricing is posted and when we are taking bookings.

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