About Burren Yoga Retreat Center
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Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre, Ireland The yoga retreat centre was founded in 1999 by yoga teacher Dave Brocklebank who also runs the yoga retreat centre on the west coast of Ireland and also looks after this website. My background and aspirations I came from an academic background of studying psychology with a very strong motivation to help people to reach their potential. I received a B.A. and an M.A. in pure psychology in 1984 and began working with people who had breakdowns in their life and helping them to ease back into normal daily living within the community. After working in the field of psychology for a couple of years, i began to feel the draining effects of working with people who had mental difficulties, and i decided to leave this area of work as my own energies are very open and i pick up energies from others very easily. I retrained in computers and worked in this field for about 16 years. While working in IT, i continued to attend many workshops, trainings, and courses continuing to search for the â€˜best therapies and techniquesâ€™ to help people to improve their lives and to empower them to reach towards their potential. There are a number of quality aspects that set the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre on a different level to other retreat centres or other yoga holidays. The quality aspects of Burren Yoga include The best of yoga and meditation teachers Guided outings to visit local attractions The location is in the magical Burren The outdoor activities during the day Amazing vegetarian food by Paddi the cook A full programme of events for the whole day Sample the local cuisine during our guided outings We provide over 40 yoga and meditation retreats each year We have been running genuine eco yoga retreats since 1999 Genuine yoga centre which is only used for yoga and meditation retreats Centre founded to provide the best yoga teaching within the ideal retreat environment The centre was founded by yoga teacher Dave Brocklebank with the motivation of setting up a very comfortable retreat centre to be the best possible environment to learn yoga and meditation and to also to deepen the practice of those of you who already practice. Many yoga classes these days unfortunately are almost simply fitness classes, so Dave purposely has hand-picked the best yoga and meditation teachers who will teach you genuine yoga within a genuine yogic environment. The Best of Yoga and Meditation Teachers We have a team of 14 yoga and meditation teachers who teach all the eco yoga retreats. Most of the team have been teaching here at least 5 years, and some over 10 years. They are all outstanding teachers of yoga and meditation and also live their own lives according to yoga teachings The location is the magical Burren The Burren has to be seen to be believed. And one has to walk on the Burren rock, see the wildflowers, and experience the silenceâ€¦. in order to fully appreciate the beneficial effects this special place on the west coast of Ireland can have on you. The Burren is steeped in ancient history and Poulnabrone dolmen is over 5,000 years old and the area is known for itâ€™s huge numbers of ancient stone forts, dolmens, wedge tombs and thousands of ancient monuments. There are also internationally know places in the Burren such as the Cliffs of Moher, the traditional music haven of Doolin where one catches the ferry to the Aran Islands, the Doolin cave, the Aillwee caves and much more.
Burren Yoga Retreat Center offers accommodation as follows
At the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre you have a choice of accommodation of sharing with others single room twin room (only if 2 of you are booking together) double room (only if two of you booking or you want to treat yourself to the room for yourself) room for 4 reserved just for 1 or 2 of you We have one room for 6, two rooms for 4, three single rooms and two double rooms. We can sleep 21 people but we only ever take a maximum of 15 people on any of our retreats. We have men sharing in one of the dorms and women in the other. Most people come on their own, and if you select ‘sharing’ on your booking form, we will allocate you a shared room with same sex and similar age group. Hotel quality mattresses and bedlinen The mattresses are very high quality ortopaedic mattresses with a top layer of memory foam, ensuring one of the most comfortable sleeps. The bedlinen is high thread count Egyptian cotton and lovely to slip into after a full day of yoga, meditation, outdoor activities, eating amazing vegetarian food and laughing and socialising with like minded people. All the beds are freshly made up before you arrive and there are also fresh towels laid out on your bed We give first preference to people booking on our eco yoga retreats which are a full package consisting of the best quality yoga and meditation instruction guided outings to visit local attractions Aillawee caves, Cliffs of Moher and many more outdoor activities including hill walking, surfing, kayaking, strolls by the sea and simply relaxing in Nature sample local cuisine for lunch at restaurants and cafes during our guided outings amazing vegetarian food by Paddi our famous cook optional vegetarian cooking classes comfortable accommodation all within a genuine yogic environment
The Burren Yoga Centre is well known for it’s famous cook Paddi who grows most of the organic vegetables and salads which she uses for her vegetarian feasts. Paddi used to run Seventh Heaven restaurant in Galway city for over 12 years, and she produced her own vegetarian cook book in 2009. It is also possible to take vegetarian cooking lessons with Paddi on request. During our guided outings you will be taken to the best restaurants and cafes to experience the local cuisine for lunch…. while Paddi is lovingly preparing another vegetarian feast so that the smells of dinner will greet you upon your return to the centre.
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The Burren has to be seen to be believed. And one has to walk on the Burren rock, see the wildflowers, and experience the silence…. in order to fully appreciate the beneficial effects this special place on the west coast of Ireland can have on you. The Burren is steeped in ancient history and Poulnabrone dolmen is over 5,000 years old and the area is known for it’s huge numbers of ancient stone forts, dolmens, wedge tombs and thousands of ancient monuments. There are also internationally know places in the Burren such as the Cliffs of Moher, the traditional music haven of Doolin where one catches the ferry to the Aran Islands, the Doolin cave, the Aillwee caves and much more.