Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April 2019
Mind and Body Retreat on Lambay Island with certified therapist Sophie Samuel, island hostess Millie Baring and private nutritional chef Lottie Brook.
************** EARLY BIRD COST EXTENSION TO THE 20TH MARCH ****************
Full info can be found online here, a distilled version is described below.
What is it?
A three-day / two-night retreat for only 10 people on the private and mystery-shrouded island of Lambay, conveniently located within easy access of Dublin International Airport.
This is a weekend of self-care and personal development. I will be facilitating exercises that invite you to re-connect and reflect over the weekend. Millie Baring will be your host, warmly welcoming you into her island home and providing you with luxury island accommodation. Lottie will be your private chef for the weekend, specialising in seasonal, local produce and nourishing your body while you nurture your mind and soul.
This weekend is an invitation to take the time and the space you need to breathe and restore yourself.
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How might I benefit?
In day-to-day life, as we all know, we become absorbed in the ‘doing’ of life. While this is an important aspect of our wellbeing, if ‘getting things done’ dominates how we relate to our lives then we can become disconnected from our minds, bodies, as well as others and our wider place in nature. Taking time to reflect and disconnect from our devices can allow us to reconnect to ourselves and rebuild our ability to present in our life.
In this supportive environment we can start to tune in to our being and our body, to our pains and our loves, to our energy and also our blocks. The surprising joy and challenge in this process is that, as we open up to ourselves, we open up to others and to the natural world around us. The aim is to support you to return to your life feeling enriched, engaged and open.
This retreat is a rare opportunity to travel across the sea and leave behind those powerful forces of planning, organisation and productivity. Come to an island where you will encounter something very different.
For this weekend you do not need any particular knowledge or experience. Instead please come equipped with a sense of curiosity and an open-mind.
What will it cost?
Special Early Bird 2019 Rates (valid until 20th March): EUR €495 per person. (Standard Rate: €765 per person)
• Reflective groups and mindful walks and meditations
• 2 nights luxury accommodation (private bedrooms) on Lambay Island
• all locally sourced meals: morning and afternoon refreshments; 2 full Irish breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 dinners
• tea/coffee available all day
Workshops & Groups with Sophie: I will be facilitating group exercises that draw on person-centred theory, focussing, mindfulness and eco-psychology. This includes personal reflections, breathing exercises and mindful walks on the island. You will be encouraged to explore the island and soak up your surroundings; enjoy deep sleep in deliciously comfortable beds; relax and give your brain the space to listen to the silence when all the humming of daily life stops.
Bedrooms: Each person will have their own private super-king bedroom; some bedrooms are en suite and others share one bathroom between two bedrooms. En suites will be allocated by seniority in years or can be specially reserved for an additional €25. There are also two twin bedrooms available at concession rates – please email for further information.
• Transportation to Malahide Marina from where the Lambay boat departs and any travel to Ireland
• Boat transfers between Malahide and Lambay – €25 each way
• Travel Insurance (highly recommended as there will be no refunds for travel changes)
Further enquiries and booking
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For further information, please read through the Lambay Island webpage which includes travel and weather tips and information about visiting Lambay.