Accommodation

We have private single rooms, twin rooms, and triple rooms. You can either book a room privately for yourself, share a private room with a friend or two, or share a room with others on the same retreat.

Single rooms available on all retreats. Also, on some retreats accommodation may be shared with other attendees. If you're not used to this, don't worry! This is part of the retreat experience and helps to create a large family atmosphere. Also, you won't be spending so much time in your room anyhow - the retreat is so packed with events, exotic experiences and friendly interactions, that you hit the pillow tired at night, and then the next morning you jump out of bed and are out walking or jogging through the countrside by the shores of Upper Lough Erne, hearing the morning chorus of the birds.  

Photos of Guest Rooms

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Food
  

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All food is vegetarian and extremely tasty, cooked with love by vegan chef Carmen Padilla Quiel. Meals are prepared fresh on the day. Vegans can note that most meals are vegan-friendly.

The food is a combination of Indian vegetarian (e.g. samosas, curries, basmati rice, etc, etc.) and 'Western' vegetarian (e.g. pizza, salads, pasta, soups, etc). In case you're not so familiar with the cuisine of India and you think 'spicy' means hot with chillies you can look forward to many nice experiences on your retreat. Remember: when Europeans first started going to India about 500 years ago, one of the prime motivations was to trade in spices. Some probably picked up a few cooking tips as well - maybe they were getting bored with meat and bread...

In case you're a yogi, Vaishnava or someone familiar with a 'sattvic' diet, we don't use the following ingredients: onions, garlic, mushrooms, vinegar and alcohol. In Ayurveda these ingredients may be prescribed for medicinal or other uses, but are not generally consumed by hatha or bhakti yogis. If that sounds 'restrictive' then you might find you have a lot to learn about non-European cookery!

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photos: (1) A cook in one of the polytunnels where organic vegetables are grown (2) happy retreat guests  (3) a small selection of the spices we may use. Many spices aid digestion (and general health and well being) in subtle ways. Images below: a few treats cooked and photographed by the lovely Carmen (pictured at the bottom making some pakoras)


Soup and bread

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Carmen makes pakoras


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