Yoga and Cookery
egan Yoga Delights Retreat

Friday April 5th to Sunday April 7th 2019 


With Carmen, (above) our vegan cook smile




 Note: in our retreat centre on this weekend we will not have commercial dairy foodstuffs available. We will have coconut milk, vegan spread and soya yoghurt.




 Optional massage times: 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm

Aromatherapy massage, full-body massage; head, neck and shoulder massage; Indian head massage, reflexology, Reiki, Sound therapy, Sports Massage - these therapies are all available from 3.30pm and should be pre-booked. Cost: €35 or £30 for 50mins therapy.


 6.00pm  Arrival (by this time). You're very welcome to arrive earlier.


 Yoga with Tim (short class - Suitable for beginners)


 7.15pm  Cookery demo with Carmen








lake isle mist (2)




 Option to take a boat service over to island (across 300 metres of lake water) to visit temple. Although an optional activity (due to the early morning rising) we recommend you join in this fascinating cultural experience. The temple's first programme is at 4.30am every morning (we don't attend this), so the 7.00am ceremony is the second half of the morning programme.


The temple's 18-tonne ferry boat.
The crossing to island takes 4 mins.


From 7.00am there is the attendance of the 'Greeting of the Deities'. 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.

Afterwards there is a talk on the Bhagavad Gita, a Sanskrit philosophical text. Guests are welcome to stay for as long as they like, or may relax elsewhere on the island, as they wish. We depart from the talk early.


 8.50am  Yoga with Gertie

 10.15am  Breakfast, followed by break


 (Option) Meditation walk outdoors, either silent or chanting mantra with wooden beads


 12.15pm  Cookery class with Carmen

 1.45pm  Lunch


 Depart for a forest walk at the Killeshandra forest park (the drive there takes 30mins - we do car-sharing so kindly request someone to drive others).

forest walk



 Arrive back at retreat house. Break


 Meditation with Tim (30 mins)



Dinner, followed by evening relaxation. Massages are available.





 Yoga (suitable for beginners or intermediate)







 Cookery  Demo with Carmen




 OPTION: Cross over to island on ferry (12.20pm) for temple / island visit. Kirtan sacred songs - Sunday programme with various other visitors and participants. This event takes place every Sunday.



(this takes place on
the island)  

 (optional) Talk on the Vedic wisdom of ancient India. Guests may also use this time to relax and chill-out, if they wish.



 Take the Sunday lunch (from 2.00pm) in the temple on the island and the return ferry leaves at 3.15pm to return to the mainland







  All prices include:

  • Accommodation for the duration of retreat 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and complimentary herbal teas every day 
  • All classes and workshops and activities 
  • Free parking outside centre 

      Fees for this retreat:

  • £190 (Sterling) or €220 (Euro) per person in shared accommodation or pp for a double room 
  • £190 or €220 per person for two friends
    sharing in private room
  • £230 or €260 single room
  • £30 or €35 stay Sunday night 
  • £30 or €35 Holistic full-body massage;  Indian head massage, reflexology, Aromatouch; Reiki,  Sound therapy, Swedish massage, and other therapies   - 50-mins session





 How to Book:

(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


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