"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."
2021 WEST OF IRELAND YOGA AND ADVENTURE RETREAT
July 29th-August 5th
Join Heather and Bethany for an adventure of a lifetime on the Emerald Isle! Walk the beaches, explore the history, and experience the culture of this magical country while enjoying a week of mindfulness and yoga. Most days will begin with yoga and will be followed by exploration and adventure. You will have the opportunity to explore Achill Island and it's beautiful Keem Beach, to hike Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy and most infamous mountain, a day exploring the picturesque town of Westport and enjoying a night of Traditional Irish music in the pub! You will even get to enjoy a medieval banquet in the famous Bunratty Castle! There will be lots of time for resting and relaxing, and we will end most nights with Yin, or a meditation and will even be treated to a sound healing! HEATHER and BETHANY are trained to work with all levels of practitioners. We hope you will join us for a magical week of connection, adventure, and yoga!
We will be spending most of our week at the beautiful Killary Lodge in Leenane Ireland. Killary Lodge is a brand- new country lodge nestled among mature native trees, just feet from the waters of Killary Fjord. Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only true fjord and extends 16km (10 miles) in from the Atlantic to its head at Aasleagh, below Aasleagh falls. It forms the border between Galway and Mayo and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland. If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, this is the place for you! Spacious and beautifully designed throughout, this 10-bedroom, 12-bathroom property is perfect for our Irish escape together. Killary Lodge is situated in a nature lover's paradise. There are numerous walks and hikes nearby, in the mountains, through forests, trails and beaches, as well as endless cycling routes and lots of swimming options, both in the fjord and at nearby beaches. Connemara National Park is just 15km away. The Killary Adventure Company is located on the property if you want to enjoy one of their 20 activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and SUP boarding. To check out the photos of Killary lodge CLICK HERE
We will be spending our last night at the Bunratty Castle Mews Guesthouse, a traditional Irish Bed and Breakfast. Surrounded by beautiful history and nature, the Mews is Bunratty’s traditional and themed Irish Bed and Breakfast. Just opposite Bunratty Castle and five minutes from the historic and picturesque village of Bunratty with its sights, shopping, bars and restaurants, including the world famous Durty Nelly’s and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. They have a great location and you can actually see Bunratty Castle itself from the front door! They offer deluxe accommodation, home cooking, and really pride themselves on personal touch.
The food will be lovingly prepared and served to us by the Misunderstood Heron, a wonderful local caterer who pride themselves on using sustainable local ingredients. Their food is fresh and cooked with flair and passion. They use local ingredients where ever possible, foraging for seasonal fair. You will have the option to choose vegetarian, vegan, or meat dishes. They will serve the meals to us nightly and explain what they have created and how. Each dinner will include an appetizer and a main course and breakfast will consist of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, and fresh baked pastries. This is going to be a true culinary experience not to be missed! To see a sample of our menu CLICK HERE
This retreat is unique in so many ways. One of the ways is that you will have the option to rent your own car or to be transported by us. We have found that most people prefer to rent their own car so that they may go off and explore on their own during times of free time. There is no better way to explore Ireland than by car. You will have the option in pricing to choose being transported by us or to rent your own car and have the freedom to explore on your own.
• 7 nights accommodation
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Daily adventures and optional excursions including a night of Irish music at the local pub
• Daily yoga classes
• Medieval banquet dinner at Bunratty Castle
• Some optional excursions will have an extra cost
• Travel Insurance
Shared Double- Two separate double beds available in a shared room or a couple sharing
• $2700 p/p Including Transportation
• $2300 p/p with your own transportation
$500 deposit required to hold your spot. Must be paid in full by July 1st. No refunds will be issued after May 29th. Personalized payment plans available upon request. If you want to do some exploring on your own we highly encourage you to rent a car. Aer Lingus offers great deals on car rentals with your plane ticket purchase! Heather is from this area and is happy to help with any trip organizing needed! Once you reserve your spot with a deposit you will receive an email with additional information. YOU MUST BE VACCINATED TO BE ALLOWED INTO IRELAND
REFUND POLICY AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
- Retreat cost includes a $500 non refundable deposit which is required to hold your spot. Any balance payments made are also non refundable. Bending Bodhi cannot make exceptions to this policy as costs are incurred prior to the retreat date.
- We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. This will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, illness, emergencies, etc.