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10 Best Yoga Retreats in Ireland

10 Best Yoga Retreats in Ireland

Ireland is known for many things, good drinks, good music and a rich history, just to name a few. One of the country’s highlights is how dramatic and beautifully pristine the landscape is, making it an ideal place to reconnect, replenish and revitalize yourself. Ireland is quickly becoming a popular wellness destination and yoga retreats in Ireland are popping up around the island. No matter what your practice style is, an Ireland yoga retreat will leave you feeling refreshed and all of these retreats have the possibility to change your life.

Consider visiting Ireland just for a retreat or to add one of the shorter retreats to your Ireland itinerary!

Top Ireland Yoga Retreats

Whether you are looking for weekend retreats, private retreats, mindfulness meditation retreats or something totally unique, the Emerald Isle is your new go-to spot. These retreats are some of the best in the entire country and compare to some of the top yoga retreats in Europe.

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2-Day Overnight Escape and Tibetan Yoga Holiday

Short and sweet, this Tibetan yoga and meditation retreat will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to jump back into the world. This overnight escape includes a Swedish massage, Tibetan yoga classes, a meditation class, and 1-night of accommodation.

The retreat will also provide breakfast, lunch and dinner created to nourish your body. Special dietary requests can be accommodated as long as they are mentioned before arriving.

When you’re not meditating or practicing, you can go horseback riding, whale watching or stroll the beautiful beaches.

If you need a quick break from life, this 2-day retreat is sure to make you feel amazing.

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3-Day Relax, Destress, and Nourish: Meditation and Restorative Yoga Retreat

This 3-day, 2-night getaway will invoke feelings of restoration along with a deep sense of calm and peace. Ideal for anyone recovering from an illness or injury, as well as anyone who just needs to slow down and unwind, this retreat consists of 2 mediation sittings and multiple daily classes taught by a certified yoga teacher that includes gentle, restorative and yoga Nidra styles.

You will also be provided with daily home cooking of the freshest vegetarian food, locally sourced, of course.

During free time you are encouraged to spend time in nature, walking through the forest, resting at the banks of the babbling brook that runs through the property and/or hiking to the summit of Killaha Mountain where you are rewarded with stunning views of the rolling green hills.

This is one of the best weekend retreats in Ireland and is a great option if you are looking to calm your inner-self.

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3 Day Weekend Loving Care Yoga Retreat in Kinvarra, Connacht

This loving care weekend is perfect for first-time yogis, anyone looking to deepen their practice and longtime practitioners who to slow down their pace. Restorative yoga Nidra are the styles that are focused on and practiced during this 3-day retreat to bring you into a state of utter relaxation.

Vegan and vegetarian meals made from local, organic vegetables, all your yoga and meditation classes and a guided excursion through the beautiful Burren hills are all included. Plus, there is also plenty of free time built in where you can take surf lessons, walk along the beach or stroll through the local towns.

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3 Day Meditation, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga Retreat in Kinvarra, Connacht

Set along the Wild Atlantic Way, this is what your mind should conjure up when you think of a yoga retreat in Ireland. The stunning Burren hills and sea are the backdrop for this 3-day meditation and vinyasa excursion.

The Wild Atlantic Way is a place where magic happens; mentally, physically, and spiritually, especially with the help of yoga and meditation. This holiday offers meditation, Hatha, vinyasa classes, yin, restorative classes, and yoga Nidra. The center also includes vegetarian or vegan meals and an outing to into the picturesque Burren hills.

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8-Day “Food is Medicine” Program and Yoga Holiday

This 8-day program is designed to bring vitality to your mind, body and life through food, yoga and meditation workshops. You will enjoy multiple yoga and meditation sessions daily, along with homemade, healthy food filled with nutrients to keep you healthy and sustained.

During your 8-day stay you’ll be practicing Tibetan yoga, contemporary yoga, and gentle yoga. A Tibetan bowl healing workshop as well as a “Live Your Best Life” workshop and mindfulness mediation classes are also included.

While the program is structured, it is set up for you to enjoy a lot of free time in addition to relaxation time. During free time you can explore the green, lush rolling hills by hiking or running, go whale watching, horseback riding, play golf or go on nature or history tours. The Food is Medicine program is made for those who want to redirect their life down a healthier path.

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3 Day Private Personal Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness Retreat in Galway

Stress and anxiety have unfortunately become a daily part of life for many. While there are a lucky few who can naturally handle these emotions, the majority of people have a hard time. This retreat is specifically catered to anyone who is ready to learn new tools and perspectives in treating their anxiety and stress.

This experience offers one-on-one yoga, meditation and breathing classes. Yoga styles include Sivananda, vipassana, restorative and transformational. Brunch, dinner and snacks are included as well as detox juices, vegan and vegetarian food options.

A lot of introspective time is given where journaling and finding a good book to read is encouraged. This is one of the best solo yoga retreats in Ireland and will leave you feeling healthy mentally and spiritually.

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3 Day Weekend Wellness Retreat with Yoga or Pilates, Meditation, and Sound Healing in County Kerry

Another one of the best yoga retreats in Ireland, this 3-day yoga and sound meditation retreat always has limited availability because of its popularity (so book quick!). The retreat includes homemade vegetarian dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 3 yoga classes, 2 meditation sessions, and holistic treatments.

In your free time, you can go hiking, surfing, kayaking or horseback riding. You will surely leave this retreat feeling revived and renewed.

8-Day The Heart of the Matter: Elemental Yoga Retreat

Dive into one of the best yoga retreats devoted to teaching not only the elements that make up the mind, body and soul but that also make up the mystical and magical place of Ireland. Learn to reconnect with yourself through nature and yoga.

This yoga holiday will inspire a renewed relationship not only with yourself but with Mother Earth. What better way to reconnect to the Earth than by visiting some of Ireland’s most sacred spots like the Cliffs of Moher and castles.

All your meals are included in this getaway cooked by your very own chef and any diet can be accommodated for so as long as it is mentioned before arrival. If you are feeling lost and disconnected and are ready to turn that around then this is the perfect holiday for you.

4-Day Private Couples Yoga Retreat

Looking for an intimate getaway for you and your partner? Maybe just some quality time with your bestie? This 4-day private holiday can be customized to suit your interests and dietary requirements.

You can look forward to daily yoga and twice-daily breathing and meditation sessions, a delicious brunch and dinner and even a cooking and bread-making class. This exclusive getaway has been considered sacred by past guests and is the perfect place to reconnect with each other.

7-Day Mindfulness Yin Yoga Course

This week-long course will teach you how to bring awareness and mindfulness to your yoga practice and how to bring that to your life off the mat. You will learn breath awareness, different breathing techniques and yin yoga. A vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included as well as an optional sound gong meditation practice.

During your stay, you’ll learn the difference between yin and restorative yoga, different sequences to target different areas of your body, proper alignment and use of props in addition to many other yoga skills.

This mindfulness yoga course will give you a deeper knowledge of the yin yoga practice and how to reconnect to your body and your deeper self.

Not quite what you fancy? There are even more retreats to choose from!

Enjoy your time in Ireland and have a relaxing yoga retreat!

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