Mind Body Spirit
Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th
Stay Sunday night until Monday March
18th (Cost: £25 / €30)
above: Inis Rath Island in
the early morning
A Healthy Body Mind and Soul holiday where you'll get to explore your inner
self and the beautiful natural world. You're sure to make new friends and enjoy some holistic fun! The morning yoga
is energetic, and suitable for first-timers or people with some experience. Note: the schedule of this weekend has
plenty of outdoor activities. If you are interested in investigating philosophy or spiritual wisdom on this weekend
you'll have to (1) go over to island for the morning programme at 6.30am on Saturday and / or talk to Tim
individually, or request Tim to arrange a meeting with a monk or nun. You can also purchase books on Eastern
philosophy at the Centre.
FEEDBACK FROM A PREVIOUS MIND BODY SPIRIT ADVENTURE RETREAT (word-for-word from our
Q. What did you like most about the retreat?
Ans: "THE WELCOME, ATMOSPHERE AND PEOPLE"
Q. ...advice to improve...?
Ans: "None (it was packed with activities & well balanced
between spiritual and physical)"
Q. Is there anything you didn't like?
And. "IT HAD TO COME TO AN END!"
Additional comment at bottom of page:
"Please keep in touch. You're a super guy, Tim"
Thanks to Jim from Cork for such nice
||Arrive and take a welcome massage. This is a general arrival time to aim for, although
we may check and see if some guests can arrive earlier for their massage. We'll work this out with
Yoga with Gertie Lynch
Gertie is a qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has been teaching yoga since 2001. She has studied
the Iyengar method under many senior teachers including Penn Reid, who studied with B.K.S. Iyengar
at his centre in India. Gertie has also studied Sivananda Yoga in New York and has trained with
Marie Quiel at the Yoga Training Therpy Centre (YTTC) in Belfast.
||Relax / massages for some guests until 10.00pm.
Option to take a boat service over to island (across 300
metres of lake water) to visit temple. Depart from island again with plenty of time for morning
Attendance at the 'Greeting of the Deities' in the temple. This ceremony begins with some
spiritual music arranged by George Harrison (of the Beatles) in 1970 - George played the
harmonium for the recording.
The programme continues with some chant music and an arati - aratis are ancient
ceremonies that have taken place in Hindu and Buddhist temples for millennia.
After the chant we'll walk around the island outside. Wellington boots are recommended for this,
as some of the woodland tracks are muddy.
|| Yoga with Tim
Archery (fun with a bow and arrows), followed by
Meditation with Tim
Depart from walk to the Crom Estate, to see woodlands, parkland, lakes, castles, islands and two
ancient yew trees over a thousand years old. (2 hour walk) - image of a foot-bridge going to
Iniserk Island from beautiful Crom below.
||Return from walk, dinner and massages
|| Yoga with Gertie
Depart for walk / hike to Cuilcagh Mountain
You'll need walking boots, a light rain jacket and a water bottle for this. N.B. walking boots
or wellington boots are essential as parts of the ascent and the descent are muddy.
We'll bring a picnic!
Note: If you are not interested in going on this walk then there are several
alternatives: the nearby (1)Florence Court House and gardens, Visitors Centre, tea-rooms and tour.
Open from 11am to 5.00pm and cost £5.00 for a tour of the stately house, (2) An easier, shorter,
slower version of this same walk, up to the point were the steeper ascent begins.
OPTION 2: If you'd like to spend more time visiting the temple and island you could instead
go over on the ferry at 12.20pm, attend the chant for 30mins, and then either (1) attend some or
all of the talk / discussion on the ancient text Bhagavad Gita or (2) Go for a walk around the
island at this time. At 2.15pm the Sunday Feast is served, and the return ferry to the mainland is
Return from walk, and departure. Guests who live North, NW and NE (i.e. Sligo, Donegal,
Derry / Londonderry, Belfast) won't need to come back to our retreat centre (unless you want to),
but can return home from the Geo-park car park.
Or you're welcome to stay Sunday evening and depart on Monday morning (cost: £20 / €25).
Aromatherapy massages or reiki therapies available Sunday evening (€35 or £30 for a 50-minute
session. All our therapists are professional and very friendly people)
above: images from the
Cuilcagh Mountain Geo-Park (UNESCO global GeoPark and nature conservation area). See
below for further images from this walk.
- Free parking
Lunch, Dinner and complimentary herbal teas
- All classes and
- One 30-minute massage per guest
Fees for this
- £160 or €185 per person in shared accommodation
from Friday until Sunday
- £160 or €185 per person for two or three friends sharing a private
room (or double room)
from Friday until Sunday
or €225 single room from Friday
or €250 en suite single room from Friday
- Stay Sunday night for or
or €30 extra
- Additional massage
therapies: £30 or €35 for
- £3 or €3.50 (rounded) is the group entry cost for the Crom
Estate which is managed by the conservation charity National Trust
(1) Email us to let us know your requirements and to check availability.
(2) If you decide to book we ask for a deposit of €100 per person.
Email and Payment options here - Contact and booking
above: Cuilcagh Mountain Geopark (UNESCO site)
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