Relax & Restore Retreat

Friday April 13th to Sunday April 15th 2018

 

Massage relaxation retreat

A relaxing retreat featuring massage, meditation and chilling-out. Plus, time for healthy lakeside walks out in the countryside. The yoga class is suitable for someone with little or no yoga experience. Also suitable for improvers.

 

A boat service is provided as an option if you desire to visit the temple on Inis Rath Island before yoga for a morning chant with cymbals. This has proven to be a peaceful and spiritual way to start the day.  

 

 Schedule

 

 Friday

 
 2.30pm++

Each guest gets two therapies on Saturday, and they are included in the overall package.

Arrivals from 2.30pm, and onwards. If you'd like a Friday therapy please arrive early and chat to us.

The cost of a therapy on Friday is £18 or €21 for a 40-minute therapy or £22 / €25 for 50-mins  For information about our therapies, see:
Holistic Therapies


 6.15pm  Dinner

 7.00pm

 Tai Chi class with the ever-cheerful Frances McHugh
(it does not matter if you've never done anything like this before)


 8.15pm

 Massages take place until 9.15pm

 

  

  

 Saturday

 
 6.35am*

 Option to take a boat service over to island (across 300 metres of lake water) to visit temple. Depart from island again with plenty of time for morning yoga.

 (Optional) Attendance at the 'Greeting of the Deities' in the temple. This ceremony begins with some spiritual music arranged by George Harrison (of the Beatles) in 1970 - George played the harmonium for the recording.

The programme continues with some chant music and an arati - aratis are ancient ceremonies that have taken place in Hindu and Buddhist temples for millennia.

Afterwards there is a talk on the Srimad Bhagavatam, a Sanskrit philosophical text. Guests are welcome to stay for as long as they like, or may relax elsewhere on the island, as they wish.

 

 8.50am              
    Yoga with Gertie

   Yoga with Gertie2

 10.15am  Breakfast


 11.00am

 Rest time for some / therapies for others

 

 12.00pm

 Meditation for some guests

(therapies for other guests)

Vegan-delights weekend

 


 1.00pm  Meditation for some guests and therapies for others, followed by lunch at 2.00pm

 3.00pm

Depart for 1 hour 30-mins walk at Crom estate. Earth meditation along the path. See castle ruins, two gnarled ancient trees (over 1000 years old), walk through the lake-side estate and along a forest track on a wooded island. Crom estate, Visitors Centre and nature museum fee included in your retreat price. Either we can stay together as a group or you can set your own walking pace - there is a printed map of the walking tracks around the 2000 acre estate.

walk-at

We do car-sharing to get to this local attraction along Lough Erne, and the drive time is 25 minutes.

image: a retreat group on Iniserk Island, Crom Estate


 6.10pm

 Return from Crom Estate, followed by massages and therapies

 

 7.30pm

 Dinner

 

 8.15pm  Massages and therapies






Massage and relax 

 

 Sunday

 
 8.30am  Yoga with Gertie Lynch


10.00am

 Breakfast

 

 10.50am

 Indian Vegetarian cookery demo with Carmen 

 

 

 12.10pm

 Cross over to island for temple / island visit. Kirtan sacred songs - Sunday programme with various other visitors and participants. This event takes place every Sunday. (Note: some massages may take place during this time - we work out your massage schedule on an individual basis)

 

 1.00pm

 (optional) Talk on the Vedic wisdom of ancient India. Or guests can use this time to relax, chill-out and go for a walk around the 22-acre wooded island.

 

 2.00pm

  The Sunday feast in the temple

 

 3.15pm

 Return back on ferry to the mainland

 

  

 

   All prices include:

  • Accommodation for the duration of retreat
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and complimentary herbal teas every day
  • All classes and workshops 
  • Two massages or therapy sessions per person (this can be various kinds of massages or energy therapies) on Saturday. Duration: 50 mins and 40mins. Details available are here
  • If you'd like a therapy on Friday or Sunday these are available for a special rate of £22 or €25 for a 50-minute therapy, or £18 / €21 for a 40-minute therapy.

     

     
       Fees for this retreat:
  • £195 (Sterling) or €229 (Euro) per person in shared accommodation
  • £195 or €229 per person for two friends sharing 
  • £225 or €260 single room
  • £235 or €275 en suite single room
  • Option to stay Sunday night for €35 / £29
  • Entrance fee to the National Trust attraction is £4

 

      





 How to Book:

(1) Email us to let us know your requirements and to check availability.

(2) If you decide to book we ask for a deposit of €100 per person.

Email and Payment options here - Contact and booking

 






 
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