GRACE O'MALLEY IRELAND RETREAT
May 6-13, 2020
In collaboration with Yoga Retreats Ireland, Yoga Warrior is able to offer you a unique retreat experience set outside Dublin in the Wild Atlantic Way. Staying in your very own Downton Abbey manor, Temple house will be your 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 atmosphere.
You will follow the footsteps of Ireland's most courageous woman and Warrior. . .Grace O'Malley! Beginning with the Atlantic Ocean. . .the star of the week! Grace sneered in the face of tradition and took to the unforgiving depths of the Atlantic. We will follow Grace’s story around the west of Ireland, from Clew bay to Claire Island.
We will enjoy a Seaweed bath, which has been a tradition in Ireland for hundreds of years and Ireland’s only indigenous spa therapy. With only a few remaining in the entire country this is a spa treatment not to be missed!
The beauty and mythology associated with the 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
HEAR FROM OTHER WARRIORS AND YOGA RETREAT IRELAND ATTENDEES
This retreat for me, in terms of my goals, was extraordinary. I achieved my goals, I made new friends. I think that in an environment like this, it was very conducive to learning who you are.
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My number one goal was really to let go and tune out my daily life. I just wanted to get back to me… I’ve been re-energized and reminded of who I am and my strengths.
YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS - TEMPLE HOUSE
Each room is equipped with:
Luxury VOYA organic toiletries
Private bathroom with power shower
Tea and coffee tray
OUR DAY TRIPS
Clare Island is located 3.5 miles off the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland. The ferry crossing from Roonagh Pier takes 25 minutes and there is every chance that you will be accompanied on your journey by a school of dolphins and or a herd of seals. Clare Island is the largest (5 miles long and 3 miles wide) of the 365 islands in Clew Bay. Famous as the ancestral home of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley (Granuaile), she has a population of about 160 people.
Carrowkeel is a beautifully situated neolithic hilltop passage tomb complex consisting of 14 passage cairns identified with letters. The passage cairns are spread across a number of hills that form part of the Bricklieve Mountain range (the Irish name Breac sliabh means speckled mountain).
HIKING TO THE TOP OF KNOCKNAREA
Visit Queen Maeve in her resting place on the summit of Knocknarea. Legend has it that she was interred, in full battle gear, within the stones of the most dramatic tumulus in Ireland, at least 3,500 years after its construction by our Neolithic ancestors. We don’t know what other secrets are inside that undisturbed summit tumulus, so bring your imagination with you to this unique place.
Registration Price Includes:
7 nights accommodation in the luxurious, historical Temple House.
3 meals a day that includes a 3 course sit down dinner in the Temple dining room each evening.
All meals prepared by the Temple House private chef, daily room cleaning.
All non alcoholic beverages
2 yoga classes a day; with 1 on day of arrival and departure.
1 30 minute private yoga session
3 day trips including transportation
A special retreat yoga shirt
Mats for your use at the retreat
Based on double occupancy, not including transportation or airfare
$500 deposit required