Nurturing Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Rediscover. Reconnect. Rejuvenate.

Weekend Retreat

Take a pause from the busyness of daily life. Reconnect with the natural world and your true nature. Nestled in the beautiful mountains of West Ireland, this weekend retreat promises a rejuvenating blend of mindfulness, nature, and self-connection.

Your Retreat Experience will include:

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Immerse yourself in the present moment with guided mindfulness meditation sessions through the weekend. Our purpose designed meditation room is set against the backdrop of woodlands and panoramic mountain views. Learn techniques to cultivate focus, clarity and inner calm.
  • Mindful Walking in Nature: Allow the beauty of nature to awaken your senses, still the mind, and restore a deep connection with the earth in our guided Mindful Walking sessions. There will also be opportunity to explore the woods and the walking paths in your own time.
  • Stress Reduction Workshops: Receive expert guidance from Sheena and Claire, certified Mindfulness (MBSR) Trainers who will guide you in a range of experiential workshops designed to help unlock the power of mindfulness. From stress reduction to fostering resilience and enhancing personal growth, discover tools for lasting well-being.
  • Mindful Movement: Enjoy gentle Mindful Movement sessions that are inspired by Hatha Yoga and QiGong and support you in finding balance and ease. No previous experience is needed to practice these slow, simple movements, You will have full choice in making movements appropriate for your body.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in delicious locally sourced, nourishing and heartfully prepared vegetarian meals cooked for you in the retreat kitchen. We will share meals in the communal dining area. You will also be invited to enjoy the gift of silent breakfasts. 
  • Sound Bath: “Bathe” in the healing vibrations of an immersive sound bath. Fiona, our host at the retreat venue will facilitate this deeply soothing gong bath in the octagonal meditation room. 

Your Teachers:
Claire Griffin & Sheena Burke

Certified MBSR (Mindfulness) Trainers

Two friends, colleagues and mindfulness journeyers who share a love of exploring everyday mindfulness with others. 

Learn more about Claire and Sheena

Our Host Venue

Cabragh Lodge, Centre for Inner & Interpersonal Wellness, is located in the Ox Mountains in the West of Ireland, just 5 km from Coolaney village, Co. Sligo The centre, with its eco-cabins and custom built retreat studio, overlooks the rolling countryside of hedgerows, woodlands and Kesh Mountain and Knocknashee (The Hill of the Fairies) in full view. This is the perfect outlook where you will enjoy picturesque landscapes and an abundance of wild nature soundscapes.

The unique octagonal retreat studio was custom built to offer a peaceful tranquil and energised space, perfect for workshops and mindfulness sessions. Large windows keep the space refreshingly light and airy. Ecologically built, and sympathetic to the indigenous landscape, this beautiful wooden centre is fully equipped for group sessions, with kitchen and dining facilities on site. 

Your Accommodation

Nestled in the hazel woodlands there are 4 stunning wooden eco cabins to accommodate a maximum of 16 people. Built to a passive design standard, with a minimal impact on the scenic environment, the cabins have adjustable electrical heating, partially supplied by the centre’s own turbine. These spacious wooden houses each have 2 ensuite bedrooms and share a fitted kitchen with dining area. Each is complete with an outdoor deck where you can savour the sounds and the sights of the forest and nearby mountain life. Guests comment on the peaceful energy and the delightful aroma of this unique accommodation. 

Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for anyone who would like to explore greater connection with themselves through mindfulness meditation and with the nurturing power of nature in a supportive setting. Meditation & Mindfulness beginners are welcome, as are experienced meditators and meditation teachers.

All are welcome to this nourishing space. We have limited single occupancy rooms available so book now if this is your preference.  You can book a twin shared room and we will assign someone to share with you or if you are coming with a friend who is booking separately, let us know and we will match you up.

If you are unsure if this retreat is right for you, please get in touch with either Sheena or Claire, your teachers on this retreat. 

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of €150 per person is required to reserve a place.
  • The balance of the full fee will be due no later than 1st May 2024
  • Payment of the full fee can be made at any time or in instalments. You can request bank details (UK or Ireland) or link for credit card payments
  • Payment of the full fee confirms your place on the retreat
  • All bookings made after 1st May 2024 will require full payment

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel your place before 1st May, you will receive any refund of payment less the €150 non-refundable deposit paid.
  • If you cancel after the 1st May, we will refund the balance less the deposit of €150 only if we are able to re-fill your space from a waiting list.
  • If the organisers cancel the retreat, you will be refunded 100% of fees received for payment of your place.
Getting to Cabragh Lodge

  • 5 km from Coolaney village, Co. Sligo.
  • Train from Dublin Connolly to Collooney  takes approx. 3 hours.  Collooney  station is 15 mins drive from Cabragh Lodge
  • Fly Knock Airport (approx. 40 mins drive); Shannon Airport (approx. 2 hours 15 mins drive) or Dublin Airport (approx. 2 hours 45 mins drive)

Next Retreat

Friday 9th August (registration 5pm) – Sunday 11th August (2pm) 2024

Single Occupancy room €595

Twin Shared room €425

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