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Lughnasa Yoga and Vegan Retreat

  • Avondale Retreat Centre (Creative Edge) Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow Ireland (map)

Treat yourself or someone you know to a restorative weekend of movement, creativity, nature, detox and relaxation! Leave behind the stress of your everyday lives to nourish and recharge your body and soul at Anam Fiáin’s Lughnasa Retreat on the August bank holiday weekend, from Saturday 3nd to Sunday 4rd. In the spectacular surroundings of the Avondale Retreat Centre in Wicklow, you will nurture every part of yourself, with wonderful food, yoga and company.

The Celtic festival of Lughnasa marks the beginning of the harvest season, in between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. It was a time of ceremony, feasting, matchmaking and pilgrimage. It is even thought that we had athletic competitions at this time! At our Lughnasa weekend we won’t be holding any competitions, but will celebrate the end of summer time together with yoga, feasts and gratitude!

Selena will provide nourishing plant-based meals made with seasonal vegetables and lots of love. She'll be cooking up a delicious, warming meal to welcome you on Saturday evening, a breakfast buffet for after yoga the following morning and a nourishing lunch to send you off on Sunday afternoon.

Aoife will guide you through softening Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra on Saturday evening, and a mindful Hatha yoga practice on Sunday morning, to awaken your body and clear your mind. Before lunch on Sunday afternoon we will have a gently challenging Hatha Flow class to build strength and confidence.

You will also have free time to rest, wander the surrounding woods and gardens, take time for yourself and even detox in the infrared sauna! The communal spaces of the retreat will be technology free zones, and we invite you to embrace the opportunity to take a digital detox while you’re here too!

Ahimsa Yoga Ireland - Ahimsa is the first principle of Yoga and it means gentle, non-harming, and loving. Aoife has been practicing yoga for over a decade, and teaching for 6 years, and Ahimsa embodies Aoife’s approach to sharing Yoga. Through a unique blend of movement, stillness, meditation, breath and chant, she gently encourages you to listen to your body, quiet the mind and open the heart.

Selena is the creator of Wild Sage Bakery, a plant based food company which specialises in making healthy vegan cakes and treats. Her love for culinary, plant-based alchemy grew during five years which she spent living, travelling and learning abroad. Her passion is creating food which is nourishing for the body, mind, soul and earth.

What’s included:

1 nights accommodation

Plant based meals (seasonal evening feast, breakfast buffet and afternoon lunch)

Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra session on Saturday evening

Meditation, chant and Lughnasa circle on Saturday evening

Hatha Yoga session Sunday morning and before lunch

Free time to explore beautiful surroundings

Infrared Sauna

Investment - Weekend Retreat:

{prices are per person}

Early bird special offer closes June 21st.

Prices are per person

Shared room - €195 early bird, €225 full price

Private room - €215 early bird, €245 full price

(Deposit of €100 required to secure your place)

-Remainder to be paid 2 weeks before the event by bank transfer.

-Tickets cannot be refunded

*** Only two private rooms available. Please specify room type when booking! First come, first served. ***