Sivananda yoga and meditation weekend with Astrid Sasse

Sivananda Yoga with a heart centred approach to bring peace and stillness to your being, in an enjoyable way.

Start Date: January 26, 2024
End Date: January 28, 2024

Enjoy a weekend of  Luxurious Simplicity in the beautiful Burren

Mindfulness and yoga weekend

Treat yourself to a Sivananda yoga and meditation weekend at the Burren Yoga Retreat.

2 nights luxury escape from Friday to Sunday, with top-class yoga teacher Astrid Sasse who will teach  Sivananda yoga, breath-focused meditation and Yoga Nidra this weekend.

  • Have fun and discover new things
  • Enjoy social interaction with like minded people
  • Over 8 hours of yoga and meditation classes
  • Organised outing into the Burren hills and by the sea
  • Amazing vegetarian food by our talented chef
  • Luxurious facilities at our new ‘State of the Art’ retreat
  • Be brought to sample the best local cuisine
  • Freedom and Peace of mind in our Digital Free Environment
  • A true escape from everyday life

All of the above will make this an unforgettable and possibly the best weekend of your life.


Enjoy the Luxury of the new 'State of the Art' retreat centre.

Quality Sivananda yoga weekend

Astrid brings mindfulness to your practice which brings peacefulness to your whole being, and helps you connect to a deeper level of your true self.

Astrid teaches Sivananda yoga using the breath and awareness to help you to bring your awareness inwards.

Her classes will include sun salutations, as well as gentle postures to help to loosen up the body and to remove energy blocks.

Astrid has been practicing yoga since 2007 and will inspire  you to continue a daily practice yourself when you return home after this weekend.

There is a meditation class in the morning and evening each day, and one of the benefits of our retreats is that you can then take these practices home with you.

Astrid has been teaching this Mindfulness and yoga weekend at the Burren Yoga Retreat for many years.

See top class yoga teacher Astrid’s yoga bio at the end of this page.

The Burren Yoga Retreat is located at the foot of the Burren hills nestled amongst the hazel trees.

You are surrounded with a vast choice of special places in the Burren where we go for hill walks, Nature Trail walks, walks by the sea, beautiful beaches and forests to explore.

There are lovely places to swim in the sea or in our nearby lake which heats up during the summer.

Outdoors in the Burren on all of our retreats.

All ages hill walking Burren Yoga

All our classes, outings and meals are optional, so you are free to join all or some as you please during the weekend.

However over 95% of people relish the freedom of not having to decide or choose what to do each day, and go with the full programme which is a well tried recipe which we have been running and improving on since 1999.

We are famous for our food and so many people have said they would come back time and time again just for the amazing vegetarian food.  Our chef will prepare all our vegetarian meals with organic and locally sourced vegetables and the finest ingredients.

Enjoy Amazing Vegetarian Food by our talented chef

Exceptional quality food

Suitable for All

This mindfulness and yoga weekend retreat is suitable for complete beginners to intermediate. 

Astrid will give more gentle variations to anybody who needs it, and will also challenge those who are ready for it.

There are no comparisons made between people, and this course is suitable for everyone.

Come on your own, or with a friend

A great way to meet like-minded people and make new social connections.

We have a wide range of en-suite bedrooms and also budget sharing rooms to choose from.

Woman holds yoga mat

Burren Bliss

Abbey hill views Burren Yoga

A Paradise with surprising ease of access

Only 2 ½ hours drive from Dublin.

Motorway all the way to Gort. 

Nearest train and bus station also in Gort.

Gort is 6 miles from the centre.

Nearest airport is Shannon, 45 minutes reduced fare taxi

The Retreat you Love

 Exceptional yoga teacher in stunning yoga studio

Have you heard about the beautiful energies in the Burren Yoga Studio which was designed according to sacred geometry ?

The Retreat you Love

Arrival on Friday 26th January 2024

5:00 pmArrival & Registration
7:00 pmDinner
9:00 pmIntroduction to the retreat
9.25 pmBreathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation


Saturday’s timetable

8:00 amMindfulness Meditation including intro for beginners
8:30 amSivananda yoga class
10:00 amBreakfast
11:15 – 2:00 pmOutdoor trip in the Burren
2:00 pmLunch at local cafe
3:30 pmFree Time
5:00 – 6:30 pmSivananda yoga class
7:00 pmDinner
9:00 pmMindfulness Meditation and Yoga Nidra


Sunday’s timetable 28th January 2024

8:00 amBreathwork and Mindfulness Meditation
8:30 amSivananda yoga class
10:00 amBreakfast
12:00 – 13:00 pmYoga class and Q&A
13:00 pmLunch
13:45 pmFarewells
14:00 pmLatest time to depart

Astrid brings mindfulness to your practice which brings peacefulness to your whole being, and helps you connect to a deeper level of your true self.

Astrid is originally from Germany and has been living in Ireland since 2004. She first came across yoga in Denmark on a retreat with Eckhart Tolle in 2007.

When Astrid returned to Ireland she began going to regular yoga classes and soon developed her own daily practice.

She was fortunate to begin practicing meditation at an early stage which allowed her to experience the inner peace and stillness which developed through her regular meditation practice.

Over the years Astrid has studied yoga and meditation with many inspirational teachers including David Muehsam, Greg Walsh, Uma Dismore-Tuli, Deepak Chopra, Eckhardt Tolle, Kim Eng, Prahlada and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Click to read Astrid’s full bio


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