Kick start nicely into summer on Inishbofin with an Iyengar Yoga Holiday - 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 come and join me for an Iyengar Yoga Holiday in June - 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 nourishing and relaxing yoga classes - 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. Feel free to arrive earlier.
First class is Saturday morning 10-12.30 - I’ve had total beginners come along and really enjoy themselves so don’t worry about the level of yoga - yoga is for everyone. ( I’ll probably have an early morning swim if anyone wishes to join me..)
We will have lunch at the big red bus or at the Doonmore - out of this world samosas and crab sandwich…. 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. Get ready for craic - there is often great music on in the lovely little bar attached to Doonmore. Vegetarians can be accommodated no problem.
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 February 1st - this is also non-refundable but 100% transferable.
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 me and I’ll lend you some gear. The weather hopefully will be nice - I took these photos in May last year….
I look forward to meeting you on the Island of the White Cow.