The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow

Terms & Conditions

Booking deposit & payment

To secure your place on the retreat a booking deposit of €150 is required at the moment of booking.

If you make the booking less than 6 weeks before the retreat then full payment will be required upon booking.

Your place on the retreat is only secured once you have filled out our short online booking form and the deposit or the full payment has been received.


Cancellation Policy
We very much discourage cancellations as we maintain that if you have enrolled on a retreat it is because you wanted or needed to have this time away, we feel it is important that you stick to your plans for your own interests and well being. Cancellations also cause inconvenience for the retreat organisers and for the teachers, so for the smooth running of the retreat we ask you to honour your commitment.

If your cancellation is made 6 weeks prior to your booked retreat date start the following  options apply.

1. You can transfer your retreat ticket to a friend.
2. You can transfer to another one of our retreats.

If the cancellation is made less than 6 weeks before the booked retreat:
-No refund will be given

If you cancel your retreat you must send a written letter to The Courtyard informing us of the cancellation and the reason for cancellation. The date of the letter will be counted from the receipt date, the date the letter is received at The Courtyard.

Changes to or cancellation of retreat
If we are forced to change the retreat dates or cancel the retreat for circumstances beyond our control we will give you the option to transfer to another retreat or refund your payment in full.

The retreat price includes accommodation, full board meals and yoga tuition

Single Bedroom Supplement
We have some double bedrooms that can be booked on a single occupancy basis, however we have limited availability and these rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the private room is €35:00 per night.

We do not accept responsibility or liability for your cancellations, delays or losses caused by acts of god, war, threat of war, closure of airports, natural disasters, accidents, civil strife, terrorist attacks or any other events beyond or within our control, guests injuries, illnesses, medical or psychiatric conditions developed during or subsequent to the holiday, loss or damage to personal property of guests.

Contact person
Should you have any problems or concerns during your time at the centre and you do not wish to discuss it with your teacher then please ensure that you speak with Olivia, the course coordinator, who will be on-site most of the duration of the retreat. You can also call Olivia on the office number 0404-53951 or on her mobile 0851231678.


Our Guest Reviews

The Courtyard is a very special place. Stunning location in the wicklow mountains and then you have the buildings that have been renovated beautifully to create a calm restful open space. The yoga classes with Liz Richards were incredibly well planned so as to be suitable for a large group with mixed ability from total beginner to a teacher trainer. Don Brennan gave a 2 1/2 hour talk on ayerveda that was simply fascinating. I floated home after a weekend retreat and will absolutely be back. Thank you Olivia, that was exactly what I needed.

Isobel Mc Carthy

16 April 2019

The Courtyard Yoga Retreat is a very special place. It provides nourishment for the body and soul. A truly authentic experience in a wonderfully authentic space and place. Superb yoga with Liz a true yogi, who generously shares her knowledge and guides each individual through the practice carefully and attentively. The food is a delight home cooked and delicious. Olivia has mastered the art of creating vegetarian food that tastes absolutely divine. The surroundings of the beautiful original house and courtyard buildings, which have been loving restored by her parents Dee and Noel top off the entire experience offering serenity in the heart of Wicklow. It’s a truly special place.

Patricia Duignan

16 April 2019

An absolutely amazing weekend. Olivia and her family are so incredibly welcoming and professional. The location is just stunning and so calming. They've done such brilliant job at restoring it. You can see how much love and hard work went into it. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it (which is important after lots of yoga!) Liz, our yoga instructor was so knowledgeable and intuitive. I've been doing yoga for nearly two years and I learned more in those few sessions with liz than I've done in all my time practicing. She's so passionate.

Beth Maguire

15 April 2019

Best yoga retreat I’ve been on. Olivia and her family are so kind and welcoming. Place is fantastic and relaxing. Liz the yoga instructor was so knowledgeable and managed the class of beginners to advanced at ease. Food was delicious too.

Hilda Maguire

15 April 2019


Anne Reid

17 April 2019

"Great retreat today. Beautiful venue. Will definitely return"

Carol O Sullivan

10 Dec 2017

"My husband and I have nothing but positive to say about The Courtyard. We made to feel very welcome from start to finish, with a ‘home-away-from-home’ sort of feel the food was an absolute treat and the yoga teaching was insightful and inspiring. Would give 6 stars if we could."

Claire O’ Malley

19th March 2018

"Myself and my Mum had the most fantastic weekend at the Courtyard Yoga Retreat. Everything from the Yoga, to the food, to the setting and the welcome was second to none. Liz Richards is a particularly experienced and excellent yoga teacher. Olivia’s cooking is simply delicious. It is so satisfying, light but filling and extremely tasty and easy to eat. Both Mum and I can’t wait to come back. Thanks v much, Ali"

Ali O Connor

23rd March 2018

"Just back from a most amazing yoga retreat at the courtyard. From the warm welcome, yummy treats by the fire, amazing yoga sessions by Liz, and delicious and nutritious food, it was all just perfect for what I was looking for; rest, restoration, learning, good food and lovely company. Liz is a great teacher, bringing it right back to the basics and through her almost meditative stream of instruction bringing you to a new level of yoga awareness. Thank you all at the Courtyard. I will be back!"

Mathilde Murray-Veldt

14 Jan 2018

"Came to the courtyard retreat with my sister last weekend. It did not disappoint…..beautiful surroundings, comfortable accommodation and delicious vegetarian food. Olivia and her family were very welcoming, always on hand and worked so hard to make our weekend effortless. Liz is an amazing yoga teacher. Her classes allowed us to focus on the body, breath and mind. I felt revitalize and relaxed after a weekend of delicious food, excellent yoga and great company. Wonderful way to start the year!"

Geraldine O’ Gara

15 Jan 2018

"Just back from a weekend yoga retreat and feeling renewed and energised. The yoga classes were truly enjoyable and the vegetarian cuisine was excellent! Olivia is the perfect host and created a warm and friendly atmosphere throughout the weekend. I am looking forward to returning and enjoying another gorgeous weekend in this wonderful venue."

Jackie O’Brien

14th Jan 2018

"Just spent the weekend here . What an amazing place to kick start the year with mind blowing yoga , fantastic food and beautiful surroundings! A great experience I can’t wait to repeat !"

Clara De Paolo

15th Jan 2018

"Words cannot adequately describe how truly amazing the courtyard yoga retreat is … I was looking forward to my weekend but the reality was far better than my expectations. The yoga was incredible and meditative – I learnt more in a weekend than ever before… and the food…… amazing!! A nurturing wellness weekend- I will be back as soon as I can – thank you"

Fiona Barry

18th Jan 2018

"Fantastic day..enjoyed the fresh home made lunch, the desserts & the lovely sweet treats left out for us, The yoga was amazing & Liz is a super teacher, Olivia really made us feel @ home looked after us very well.Great company & beautiful scenic views around the area Will definitely be back"

Deirdre O Farrell

10 Dec 2017