The Yoga Tree’s Plush Winter Retreat at Castle Durrow
When: Friday 10th, 11th & 12th February ’23
Where: Castle Durrow, an Ireland Blue Book Hotel. Check out the video on the left to get you in the mood!!
Cost: €480 Sharing; €560 Single Supplement. All Welcome, no experience needed
The Venue: Located in the heart of Ireland, Castle Durrow is regarded as one of Ireland’s hidden gems.
Built in 1716, this magnificent 300 year old mansion, located on the banks of River Erkina, has been fully restored to its former glory. All of the rooms have been elegantly and individually designed by Shelly and Peter Stokes with family heirlooms and antiques dotted around the building. The original cantileverd grand staircase is located in the west wing of the mansion a magnificent stained glass window, probably to celebrate a marriage circa 1860 is lighting the main staircase. The design was inspired by one of William Shakespeare’s best known sonnets, ‘the seven ages of man’.Centered in the lower quarter are the initialsWF and AM(William Flower and Augusta Marton). The Flower family motto is inscribed, Mens Conscia recti -‘ A mind aware of its own right’.
Castle Durrow is exclusively ours for the weekend!! Join us to relax, to unwind and to be treated like a lord or a lady for the duration of your stay.
Rooms are beautifully and individually decorated in an elegant style, reflecting the old world charm of Lord Ashbrook’s ancestral home. All rooms are en-suite.
The Food: Castle Durrow’s award winning restaurant Coopers will be our dining room for the weekend. South facing, their restaurant overlooks the stunning formal gardens & the country landscape. Talented Head Chef Graham Gallaghan will be spoiling us for the weekend with delicious and nutritious vegetarian food. Enjoy Pre dinner mocktails prepared by The Yoga Tree. Castle Durrow Bar will also be open should you wish to have a sneaky glass of wine or 2! Throughout the weekend we will enjoy 2 breakfasts, 2 (3 course) Evening Meals and 2 (2 course) lunches.
Yoga: We will be led through 4 Yoga practices, Face Yoga & Face Massage workshop, a Yoga Nidra and an early morning Pranayama practice by senior Yoga teacher Hazel Buckley. Hazel has over 12 years experience teaching Yoga with a wide range of styles and trainings, you can learn more about Hazel here. The classes will be suitable for all levels, modifications will be offered for those that would like to take it slower and variations will be suggested for those that would like to take it deeper. Join in as much of the practices as you wish or feel free to stay snuggle up in bed if that is what your body needs.
Ayurvedic Masseuse: Dr Anu, an Ayurvedic Doctor and Therapist will be available all weekend for treatments. A special discounted rate will be offered throughout the weekend should you wish to book in with Dr. Anu.
Walks: On the Saturday afternoon, Hazel will lead us on guided walk about some of the beautiful grounds of Castle Durrow.
Snuggle up in front of one of the many open fires in Castle Durrow, unwind and set the tone for 2023.
Ayurvedic Talk: Fabiana Gusti will join us on the Sunday to give us an intro into Herbal Medicine, we will also taste some of Fabiana’s remedies!
Schedule: ( this is subject to change, there will also be some surprises throughout the weekend!!):
Check in from 3pm
5.30pm – In the Yoga Room, on our mats for our opening Yoga practice – Grounding Flow
7.30pm – Pre Dinner Mocktails followed by 3 course dinner
9.30pm Candlelit Yoga Nidra in the Yoga Room
7.30am Pranyama followered by a morning Energising Yoga flow in the Yoga Room
9 – 10am Breakfast served in the Drawing Room
10.30am Guided Walk
12pm Yoga – Our Face Yoga & Face Massage Workshop
Free time in the afternoon to explore, chill, receive a treatment or sleep!!
5pm – Yoga – Our Gratitude Flow
7pm – Pre Dinner Mocktails followed by 3 Course Dinner
Brekkie from 8.15 – 10am
10am Fabiana’s Herbal Remedy Talk
12.30pm Closing Yoga Flow
2.30pm Farewell Lunch
How to Book:
Spaces are limited please contact Hazel on 0868549660 for more information or to book your spot
Testimonials from past retreats:
“A must have for the mind and the body in this fast world. Great yoga, delicious food, single
accommodation was great for me, just space to be. I felt nurtured and enveloped in beautiful
energy. Thanks to Hazel and her team for giving so much, to make it so special. With
“I attended Hazels yoga retreat this year. It was one of the most relaxing and recharging
weekends I had in 2016. On arrival from the welcome treat in your room to the grounds
leading up to the yoga hall sprinkled in tealights, I immediately knew this would be a special
weekend. I actually thought I'd be hungry so brought a bag of snacks with me but i was 100%
mistaken. All I did was eat delicious food, nap and do lots of wonderful yoga.Besides being a
wonderful yoga teacher Hazels love and attention to detail makes her retreat a wonderful
place to be. I cant wait for the next one!”
“I am really looking forward to the retreat at the end of January. If it is anything like last
year's it will be such a treat! It was such an escape from every day life. From the minute I
arrived on the Friday to the minute I left on the Sunday eve everything was heavenly. The
smoothies, the mock cocktails the meals. They were exceptional. It was five star treatment.
The yoga sessions were so great. I loved being shut away from reality and being able to make
the most of the weekend.
It really is a fantastic treat to be able to experience it again this coming January in a new
luxurious venue. Well done again on a fantastic job you made of it last year. I know the next
one will be just as good if not better. “