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Alternative to a Spa or Health farm in Ireland or UK

Health Spa and Health Farm alternative in Ireland and UK

The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is situated at the foot of the Burren hills about 5 miles from the picturesque seaside village of Kinvara.

The main difference between the yoga centre and a health spa, is that we teach you techniques and practices that you can practice on your own after the course, where a health spa usually pampers their guests and offer treatments where you always need a therapist, rather than learning skills you can practice for yourself.

Health farms in Ireland

Many people come to Ireland to visit health spas and health farms.

Ireland has a lot of spectacular sceenery and many unspoilt areas with very few people living there.

And people come back to Ireland time and time again and many say that there is a special feewling of magic in the country.

And there is no more special or magical place in Ireland than the Burren.

With it’s special attractions such as the Ailwee caves, the Cliffs of Moher and many more, the guests at Burren Yoga are always spell-bound by the unspoilt natural beauty of the Burren as the hills plunge down into the Atlantic ocean.

Burren Yoga offering accommodation and treatments such as massage, aromatheraphy, relaxation, breathing, sea walks to help improve your health, fitness, provide toning and vegetarian food to aid slimming and help lose weight


A fantastic alternative to a stay at a health farm or a health spa is to attend one of the yoga and medtation courses, or even a gentle yoga and detox course at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre on the west coast of Ireland.

Learn yoga techniques to help you relax even after the course

Experience the best of Yoga instruction within the stillness and tranquillity of the Burren on the West coast of Ireland.

Weekend introduction courses on Satyananda Yoga (gentle, breathing, deep relaxation) and also on Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga and Iyengar.

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Alternative to a Health Spa in the UK

It takes about 2 hours to get from most airports in the UK to the front door of the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre.

Instead of a break at a Health Spa in the UK, why not consider a yoga weekend or even better a yoga week at Burren Yoga?

UK Health Spa
2 hours from UK Airport to Award winning UK Health Spa yoga retreat holidays on Wild Atlantic Way west coast of Ireland.

Treat yourself to a weekend or a week away in the Burren in the beautiful Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre.

The centre is 50 minutes drive from Shannon airport and many of our visitors come from the UK availing of cheap Ryan Air flights and the reduced taxi fair pickup from the airport direct to the centre.

Good things and bad things about Health Spa’s and Health Farms in Ireland and the UK

Some Spa’s and Health Farms in Ireland can pamper you a little bit too much so that you don’t really change after being there for the weekend

Ok it’s a great weekend and you feel great. But all in all, your life continues on in much the same way on Monday after the weekend, as where you left on on Friday before heading away.

Yoga courses sometimes can be an inspiration to change one’s life.

The course instructors are highly qualified and have all been hand-picked by Dave who founded the centre.

The centre is well known among Irish Yoga practitioners and most Yoga teachers in the country know about it and many have commented on its excellence and inspiration it brings to everyone who comes to the centre.

Many of our visitors have said that out of all the health spa centres in Ireland and the UK, the most transformative courses they have ever attended have been at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre.

The accommodation at the centre is in rooms of 2, 4 or 6 people sharing. There are also local B&B’s and a hotel. More details Accommodation at the centre

Click here to read comments from other teachers and from previous course participants Comments from previous courses

The atmosphere is warm, friendly and relaxed.

The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre has a team of highly qualified and dedicated teachers in various types of yoga including Hathya Yoga (Asthanga and iyengar) and Satyananda yoga.

If you would like to

  • improve your flexibility
  • tone your body
  • improve your posture
  • improve your breathing
  • strengthen your back
  • learn how to relax
  • learn techniques for stress reduction
  • improve your breathing
  • learn how to meditate
  • improve your peace of mind
  • deepen your inward journey

then why not consider a weekend Introduction course at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre.

Click to see a Calendar of all the upcoming yoga retreats.

Please be aware that there are many different forms of yoga and some of these may not be what you are looking for.

If you would like a gentle start, and you may not be as young as you would like to be, or as fit as you could be then possibly you should consider an introduction to Satyananda yoga. This form places the emphasis on inner awareness, and includes breathing practices, physical postures and relaxation techniques and also meditation.

If you are under 40 and are quite fit already, or if you would like to experience a stronger more dynamic form of yoga, and are more interested in the physical benefits such as flexibility and toning rather than the more meditative aspects of Yoga then maybe you should try Asthanga or Iyengar.

Asthanga is a strong physical form of yoga and is quite vigorous and gives the body an excellent physical workout.

Iyengar yoga is also quite strong but not as dynamic as Asthanga. It is also good for flexibility, improving strength and toning.

For more information on which type of yoga could suit you best, please see Which yoga retreats are gentler and which stronger

If you are not sure which one would be most appropriate for you why not ask Dave Brocklebank who is a Satyananda yoga teacher and runs the centre.

Please e-mail any of your friends and let them know about this website. They may want to go with you on one of the weekends if they knew about the centre.