Inishbofin and Iyengar Yoga - whats not to love…
Inishbofin - the most beautiful island in Ireland - where the feeling of freedom and ancientness combines with hospitality and warmth from the locals. There is something about Inishbofin that makes you want to come back - to plug into nature and wildness and beauty. Ever since I came here I’ve wanted to come and do a yoga retreat - so when I suggested it to Lisa and she said yes I was delira’.
So come and join us for an Iyengar Retreat in May - we will do yoga, we will relax and renew, we will enjoy each other and the beauty of this special Island that feels more like Atlantis than anywhere else. Come whatever your ability, flexibility or strength. Completely switching off to normal life Inisbofin allows you to really destress - combined with 3 deep yoga classes with 2 Iyengar Yoga teachers - this weekend is going to be a special and unique event.
The yoga happens at the lovely Doonmore Hotel the schedule will be as follows:
We arrive on the Friday last ferry at 8 pm - we will chill out and get settled.
First class is Saturday morning 10-12.30 - all levels are welcome - myself and Lisa are both Iyengar teachers and we will give you a great class to kick off the weekend. ( I’ll probably have an early morning swim if anyone wishes to join me..)
We will have lunch at the big red bus - my favourite cafe in the world - out of this world samosas. After we will go for a hike from 2.30 - 4pm embracing the unique and stunning landscape and energy that only Inishbofin can deliver, stunning Atlantic views, heritage and atmosphere - I could go on and on. If you prefer to chill out feel free.
We will do a more restorative practice in the afternoon - stillness, quietness, contemplation and working with the breath will be our themes - just being on an Island gives us the portal to go inwards and to release from the external world and its constant demands - a much needed antidote to our busy times. Class is from 4.30 to 6 pm.
We will have a 3 course dinner on Saturday night together at the Doonmore Hotel.
Sunday morning we will have a classic Iyengar yoga class - 10-12 pm
We get the ferry at 1 pm - all ready to return home a whole new person.
The cost of the weekend is 350 euro includes all yoga classes, 2 nights bed and breakfast and one 3 course dinner at the Doonmore Hotel on Saturday night.
The bedrooms are double or triple sharing - there are 2 rooms that are single rooms with a single supplement of 25 euro per night.
What’s not included:
Ferry tickets, lunch and dinner drinks.
There is a non refundable deposit of 75 euro payable to book a place - your place is transferable but not to someone already committed to going. Full payment to be made by April 17th.
You will need to bring a yoga mat and a belt and some foam pads - if you don’t have equipment don’t worry just message myself and Lisa and we can lend you some gear. The weather hopefully will be nice - I took these photos in May last year….