Restore & Re-set
Yoga | Shiatsu | Walking
retreats in Co Kerry
11th to 14th October 2019
Join me in a magical part of the country, in Co Kerry, for a 3-day weekend of
self-care. A blend of Yoga, the healing bodywork of Shiatsu and guided walks in this famously scenic part of Ireland, will leave you feeling clear and re-vitalised.
Connecting back to our true nature, to find greater balance and peace, comes naturally here. I personally find this part of the world extremely healing and transformative. The big sky and it's colours are simply illuminating!
The landscape has our highest mountains, a spectacular coastline with glorious white sand beaches, amazing sunrises and sunsets and pure traditional Irish
music. In fact, it's so spectacular, that some of the recent Star Wars movies have been made just off this coastline on the Skellig Islands.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This extended weekend will be a blend of Yoga, the healing bodywork of
Shiatsu, meditation and guided walks in this famously scenic part of Ireland.
We will be in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, a few miles from the vibrant little musical town of Dingle. Yet, our location is a tranquil, welcoming homestay, on
the shores of the ocean, surrounded by the stunning mountains.
As well as the mind/body benefits from our practices, you will experience genuine Irish hospitality and warmth, traditional music and connect with like-minded people.
Friday 11th October
Arrival & Welcome: Anytime from 4 pm
Dinner: 7 pm
Gentle evening Yoga: 8:30 to 9:45 pm
Saturday 12th October
Meditation: 7:30 to 8 am
Yoga & 5 Elements: 8 to 9:30 am
Breakfast: 9:30 to 10:45 am
Guided walk with Martin: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Packed lunch available for walkers! Otherwise lunch provided at the homestay.
Afternoon to spend as you wish - some ideas ... trip to Dingle, horseriding, surfing lesson, sleep, swim, chat, read, take in the view...
Yoga with Shiatsu 5 to 6:30 pm
Dinner in O'Connors 7:30 pm
Sunday 13th October
Silent Walk 7:30 to 9:30 am
(part of pilgrim walk to a Grotto and lovely view)
Breakfast 9:30 to 10:30 am
Yoga & the 5 Elements 11 am to 1 pm
Walk with Martin 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Restorative Yoga with Shiatsu 5 to 6:30 pm
Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
Dinner (at the homestay) 7 pm
Some after-dinner options: Trip to one of the many trad Irish pubs for music in Dingle (20 mins drive), chill out, check out local music at O'Connors Pub.
Monday 14th October
1) Yoga with Shiatsu 8:30 to 10 am
2) Scenic walk, Brandon Point 9 to 11 am
Breakfast Between 8:30 and 10:30 am
Option of a shorter walk, or free to chill out!
Lunch 12:30 pm
Time to say farewell .... till the next time!
This will be your weekend, and If you choose to simply relax, read or even try a surf lesson, or go horseriding, this will be your time to use as you wish.
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
The location will be in the heart of the village of Cloghane, near Castlegregory, on the stunning Dingle Peninsula. The accommodation is a comfortable and welcoming homestay, providing shared or single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There will be a real open turf fire in the Yoga room, to add to the natural warmth of the place.
Weekend will include 3 bed & breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. These will be vegetarian. One lunch and one dinner not included, so we can enjoy the local food in the neighboring pubs.
Fresh coffee, teas / herbal teas also included at the accommodation.
COST: From €375 to €425 per person.
Places limited to 12.
Ease Backache, Restore Vitality with Yoga & Shiatsu
Next workshop date to be confirmed soon
At the Ashford studio, opposite Mount Usher
Gardens, Ashford, Co Wicklow
How about a morning dedicated to the most
important person in your life - you!
Learn practical tools to support your own health & wellbeing on
every level. Discover the benefits of both healing techniques of therapeutic Yoga and Shiatsu.
A unique blend of therapeutic Yoga, Shiatsu techniques and re-balancing yogic breathing practices, this special sequence is designed to ease backache and tension. If your energy is low, or you're feeling stressed, this session will also address these common complaints.
You will also gain insights into the ancient medical system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). You will learn acupressure points and Shiatsu techniques to ease other common health complaints.
Shiatsu has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It's similar to acupuncture (without the needles!) – instead different hands-on techniques are used to ease tension and to correct the flow of energy (ki) through the body's invisible pathways (meridians),
What will you gain?
- Slow-paced Yoga, with a therapeutic focus, easing backache and tension.
- Shiatsu self-acupressure points to help some common health complaints (ie. backpain, fatigue, anxiety and digestive system complaints).
- Take-home simple but effective Shiatsu techniques to help family, friends, or children feel better.
- Insights and practical health & well-being tips based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
- Short, effective meditation techniques to bring greater ease to body & mind.
- Yogic breathing practices to relieve stress and re-balance.
- A chance to renew, restore and relax, in the beautiful, comfortable and bright Ashford Yoga Studio - with views into the lush greenery of the Mount Usher Gardens.
- Supportive and friendly environment.
Suitable for all, including those new to Yoga and/or Shiatsu. Places are limited.
"I really enjoyed the yoga/walking retreat. I have been on various retreats before but I must say this one was the most enjoyable. From the moment I stepped out of the car the energy was good! It was an added bonus that all on the retreat were such nice and interesting people!
"I felt very supported and relaxed by Kerry’s overall approach and the freedom to opt in and out of activities. I enjoyed the mix of yoga and hiking. The highlight for me was the combination of the yoga and the location on the Dingle peninsula. The accommodation in Cloghane was lovely especially because of its magical location by the water and the wonderful hostess Mary. I loved the yoga class Friday night, the meditation and yoga class Saturday morning. I highly recommend Kerry’s retreats".