We offer Mindfulness courses all year round at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Retreat.
We have mindfulness meditation on every single one of our yoga and meditation retreats.
Some of the retreats may have Mindfulness in the title, and these retreats have the same amount of Mindfulness meditation instruction as all our other retreats.
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Retreat was founded in 1999 by yoga and meditation teacher Dave Brocklebank.
Mindfulness meditation has been the cornerstone of yoga for over 5,000 years.
Dave has hand-picked the best yoga and meditation teachers to teach on these retreats.
Dave has ensured that mindfulness meditation remains the most important part of all of our retreats.
Dave designed and built the yoga centre in 1999 with the motivation to provide the best yoga and meditation teaching within a quality retreat package which
included guided outings into Nature, the best of vegetarian food, small groups of 16 people or less, and running these retreats in a quality and enjoyable way.
In 2021 the yoga retreat centre was expanded to 3 times the size of the original centre to provide en-suite bedrooms, dedicated massage therapy rooms,
and a new glass-walled yoga studio with stunning views over the Burren hills.
Dave has been practising meditation since 1978 and yoga since 1988 and has hand-picked this team of 16 highly trained and very inspiring yoga and meditation teachers using his knowledge and experience in selecting the best teachers.
These are quality meditation weekends with some important aspects that make them stand out from many other meditation weekend retreats.
Firstly is the calibre of the yoga and meditation teachers that Dave has hand-picked.
Secondly is that Dave oversees all of the retreats himself to ensure that the quality of the retreats is maintained at an exceptionally high standard.
And thirdly is the carefully balanced retreat package of the luxury yoga retreat, organised outings in the Burren hills and by the sea, and amazing vegetarian food.
We look forward to seeing you here on one of our mindfulness courses soon.
Dave believes that one of the best ways to introduce mindfulness meditation into your daily life is to learn it in a very peaceful relaxed environment with the highest calibre teachers.
And to then practice it every morning and evening while you are here.
And then to keep up the momentum and continue the practice every day when you return home without taking a break.
Every attention to detail has been given to both the design and the building of the new retreat centre which was completed in 2021.
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Retreat have been running its retreats since 1999, and the icing on the cake is this new luxury retreat centre.
The new luxury yoga retreat has a contemporary minimalist decor. With under-floor heating throughout, and huge triple glazed windows so that all the rooms are flooded with light.
Our en-suite bedrooms are all very spacious, very bright with a large triple glazed window, super-insulated so they are warm in Winter and cool in Summer, underfloor heating, and excellent soundproofing.
There are 3 massive air ventilation systems that continually bring in warm freshly oxygenated air. This is extremely important during these covid times.
The beds are all extremely comfortable, with hotel quality mattresses, egyptian cotton bedlinen with high thread count and a choice of a firmer pillow and a softer one.
All of our en-suite bedrooms have a small writing desk, a comfortable upholstered armchair, hair dryer, bedside reading light, electrically controlled black out blinds, a bedside locker, bedside usb charger, and ample storage shelves and a rail to hang your clothes or coats.
All our en-suite bathrooms have a heated towel rail and a spacious shower with plenty of hot water.
The quality of the mindfulness courses are reflected in the quality and attention to detail that have been put into the design and the building of the Burren Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre.
If you prefer an even bigger bedroom for yourself or a super king sized double bed for yourself, you may book these options for a small additional price.
Prices for each room type can be seen when you select a retreat to book from the Calendar of upcoming Mindfulness courses,
and press ‘Details and Booking’,
and then ‘Book Now’.
This will also show the remaining availability of room types for that particular retreat.
There is also an overview at Pricing Overview
It is impossible to describe the magical feeling that one gets in The Burren.
It is a very ancient place and was once inhabited by the ancient druids. Archaeological excavations have discovered building structures dating to over 6,000 years old.
The famous Poulnabrone dolmen is estimated to be 5,500 years old.
The Burren is an area of unspoilt beauty on the west coast of Ireland with spectacular shaped limestone hills which plunge down into the Atlantic ocean. The Burren was awarded Geopark status by UNESCO in 2011.
The guided adventures into Nature by the founder of the yoga centre Dave Brocklebank are an important part of the overall package and give you the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland with a very experienced guide.
More details at Organised outings into the Burren hills and by the sea
All of our yoga retreats for the next few months are listed on the website by clicking below
You may also book online by clicking the above link for the calendar of retreats.
Leave behind the external world, and allow the magic of The Burren to bring a ‘Smile to your heart’
By clicking on ‘the calendar of upcoming mindfulness course retreats‘, it displays the full description of that retreat, the timetable showing the mindfulness meditation classes for that retreat, the bio on the yoga teacher, who that retreat is suitable for, prices, photos and much more.
It is possible to book a ‘weekend mindfulness course’ even on our week-long mindfulness meditation retreats.
All our weekend yoga retreat prices can be seen at
Scroll thro’ the photos to get a glimpse of our outings…
Tripadvisor began an award programme in 2011 and have run it every year up to 2021.
Each and every year, the Burren Yoga Retreat was awarded the Tripadvisor Award of Excellence for the past 10 years in a row.
It is always worth checking out independent reviews before booking any luxury yoga retreat.
And also to read about the yoga and meditation teacher’s bio, their training, how many years they have been practising yoga and meditation and also how many years they have been teaching yoga.
Our Mindfulness courses are a lovely combination of the best quality meditation teaching, as well as time spent in Nature in a beautiful setting on the west coast of Ireland.
in one of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes on the west coast of Ireland…The Burren