The Yoga Tree’s Plush Winter Retreat at Liss Ard Estate

When: Friday 19th, 20th & 21st January ’23

Where: Liss Ard Estate, a Relais & Chateaux in West Cork.  Check out the video on the left to get you in the mood!!

Cost:  prices start at €540 sharing & €640 single supplement.  All Welcome, no experience needed

 

Details:

The Venue: Nestled on the southern coast of West Cork, Liss Art Estate epitomizes the enchantment of the Irish countryside on a vast domain covered with cypresses and century-old cedars. This elegant Georgian-style manor offers bright guest rooms furnished in a modern country style and divided between three buildings, each with its unique character. 

On the grounds, take the time to enjoy a nearly metaphysical experience, contemplating the sky from the Sky Garden, a giant earth-and-stone crater lined with emerald grass, the work of renown artist James Turrell.

Join us to relax, to unwind and be spoilt for the duration of your stay.

Rooms are beautifully and individually decorated in an elegant style.  The estate features a range of rooms and suites that all include an ensuite.  They are spread through the Georgian Manor to the adjacent Garden House and the Victoria Lake House, which is a 7 minute walk to the manor.  Spacious and bright, each room in the historic estate offers scenie views of the surrounding parkland or gardens. In 2021 & 2022 Liss Ard Estate underwent an extensive renovation which fully renovated all guest rooms and common areas.  

For those staying in the Lakehouse, golf buggies are available all weekend to move around freely if you don’t fancy the stroll, also staff are on hand to drive you up & down to the Lakehouse or the Saunas at any time.

The Food:  Food will be prepared by Liss Ard’s Head Chef, Luca Armellino.
Luca was born in Cagliari, Italy, and has worked alongside some of the world’s best chefs including Renè Redzepi at Noma, and Thomas Keller at PerSe in NYC.

Luca has also worked in Japan under the mentorship of Chef Luca Fantin and at St.Hubertus in San Cassiano, guided by Chef Norbert Niederkofler. Luca will be spoiling us for the weekend with delicious and nutritious vegetarian food. Enjoy Pre dinner mocktails prepared by The Yoga Tree. Alchemy Bar will also be open should you wish to have a sneaky cocktail, glass of wine or 2! Throughout the weekend we will enjoy 2 breakfasts, 2 (3 course) Evening Meals and 2 (2 course) light lunches. 

Yoga:  We will be led through 4 Yoga practices, a Yoga Nidra and an early morning Pranayama practice by senior Yoga teacher Hazel Buckley.  Hazel has over 14 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.

Sound Bath:  Hayley Power will lead us into deep rest with a beautiful sound bath.  The sound of the crystal bowls will take you into a complete body mind therapy.  the vibrations of the bowls flow deeply through the body allowing your cells to soften.

Cold Water & Outdoor Sauna: If feeling brave have a a dip in the cold water lake and warm up in one of 2 wood burning stoves.  Or skip the lake and head straight for the sauna!

Holistic Massages & Treatments available: Liss Ard Estate’s in house therapists will be available all weekend for treatments.  They offer over 10 treatments designed to enhance your mind, body and spirit.

Guided Walk around the beautiful estate and sky garden: Come stroll with us around the estate and take in the amazing sky garden, the work of the renown artist James Turrell. 

Snuggle up in front of one of the many open fires in Liss Ard Estate, unwind and set the tone for 2024.  

Schedule: ( this is subject to change, there will also be some surprises throughout the weekend!!):

Friday:

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 in Alchemy bar followed by 3 course dinner
9.30pm Candlelit Yoga Nidra in the Yoga Room

Saturday:

7.30am Pranyama followed by a morning Energising Yoga flow in the Yoga Room
9 – 10am Breakfast served in the Dining Room
Free time in the morning to explore, chill, dip in the lake & warm up in the sauna, receive a treatment or sleep!!
12pm Our Gratitude Flow
2pm Lunch
Free time in the afternoon to explore, chill, dip in the lake, warm up in the sauna, receive a treatment or sleep!!
5pm – Sound Bath with Hayley Power in the Yoga Room
7pm – Pre Dinner Mocktails in Alchemy Bar followed by 3 Course Dinner

Sunday:

Sleep in!!
8.15 – 10am Breakfast served in the Dining Room 
10am Guided Walk around the estate and sky garden with Hazel
11.30 – 12.30pm Free time to explore, chill, dip in the lake & warm up in the sauna, receive a treatment or sleep!!
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.

Sharing in Lakehouse €540 pps
Sharing in Main House €590 pps
Single supplement in Garden Rooms (adjoining main house) €640 pp
Single supplement in Main House €690 pp

** Should you wish to book a treatment or order a drink at the bar these are at an extra cost, everything else is included 🙂

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
gratitude.”
Ellmarie Coleman

“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!”
Sue Lilley

“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. “
Bridin Teahan