An ideal way to improve your health and wellness, is to treat yourself to a Yoga and Meditation weekend, or week-long yoga holiday at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre.
These quality yoga retreats are a lovely combination of
- The best quality yoga and meditation instruction
- Comfortable accommodation with under-floor heating throughout
- Guided outings into the Burren hills and by the sea
- Amazing vegetarian food by Paddi our famous chef
To see Retreats for This Year, please click
Click the button above to list all the upcoming retreats for this current year.
Then click on the blue title of this years’ Easter retreat, to see information about our upcoming Easter Retreat.
Then click the TABs at top of the page where you will see a full description of the retreat, prices, timetable of classes and activities and also photos from some previous retreats.
These yoga retreats not only increase your health and wellness, but also teach you techniques that you can follow yourself for a 10 to 20 minute daily practice when you return home after the wellness retreat.
Improve heath and wellness
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre run weekend and 6 day long courses all year round.
Some of these courses are suitable for complete beginners; some are suitable for people who are completely unfit and for all ages.
Other courses are more dynamic, and are suitable for those already practicing yoga.
All our courses are an ideal way to improve your wellness and your health, and they all include time spent walking in the Burren hills or by the sea, appreciating Nature and also visiting some of the local attractions such as the The Ailwee caves, The hermit’s cave and many other places.
These wellness courses are an ideal opportunity to go to take a break from your everyday life, and also to take time to look after your health and fitness.
Most people come on their own, and all our courses are limited to 15 people. It is very easy to get to know others and the atmosphere is friendly, informal and relaxed.
The location is in one of the most beautiful magical locations in Ireland. The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is a remote yoga centre on the west coast of Ireland, where there are little or no people living in the surrounding area, where you are surrounded by Nature and spend time out in the surrounding countryside each day…. the benefits you receive are much deeper and longer lasting.
Our yoga holday breaks in the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre on the West coast of Ireland range from very gentle yoga courses to very strong and energetic yogas courses.
We also offer Gentle yoga and Healthy Detox courses, and also courses on Vegetarian cooking.
Relaxation in Nature is like food for the soul
An important difference to time spent in a London Leisure centre is that as part of our yoga retreats, we organise outings each day into the Burren. An important aspect of these holidays is to enjoy the naturalness and unspoilt beauty of nature and to experience a deep relaxation which is nourishing to all levels of our being.
And nowadays one of the most important ways of looking after your health, is to learn ways to relax, let go of thoughts and also safe and enjoyable learn to bring exercise and yoga into your daily life.
Satyananda says that
“Relaxation is essential in everyone’s life. It is a release of tension in both the mind and body for a period of time to allow complete rest and revitalization. This is the whole reason to sleep, but because of the tension filled lives that most people now lead in the daytime, sleep no longer refreshes us sufficiently.”
Relaxation is a state where the body and mind are in a state of rest. The parasympathetic system is activated and this helps many of the body’s systems and functions slow down.
Yoga is good for your health
Some of the effects that occur during relaxation within a yoga class are as follows;
- Heart rate slows
- Breathing rate deepens, slows and becomes rhythmical
- Blood pressure decreases
- Muscle tension reduces
- Vital organs and the body in general are replenished
There are many other physical affects, and these are usually accompanied by a pleasurable good feeling state.
The benefits of relaxation include
- Increased depth achieved during meditation
- Increased likelihood in experiencing psychic abilities
- Improved peace of mind
- Improved health and ultimately happiness
- Creative insights & breakthroughs
Levels of courses at Wellness Centre in Burren
It is a good idea to take the time to choose the right type of yoga for you, especially if you have never practiced yoga before.
There are some very good guidelines to help you decide at
What type of yoga is best for me ?
Techniques to relax for your wellbeing
Satyananda says “Modern man needs to know systematic techniques that specifically induce relaxation”.
Relaxation techniques start by taking your consciousness away from emotionally charged thoughts and directing it to activities that are emotionally neutral such as awareness of your breath or different parts of your body. It is almost impossible for anyone to remain or to become tense and angry when their attention is directed towards their big toe.
Weekend overnight stay to improve your wellbeing
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre offers over 40 weekend healthy holiday breaks each year.
There is a full list of upcoming retreats at Calendar of Yoga Retreats
Weekend wellness centre yoga workshops
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is the perfect place to practice yoga and to have a wellness relaxation break or wellness health holiday.
Opened in 1999, we ensure that we use only the most experienced and committed teachers on our yoga Retreats.
And if you have never been here, then the short 5 minute video on the Burren Yoga Centre is worth seeing at RTE Nationwide Yoga Movie clip