Reviews

Below are some of the lovely comments our guests have left us. I really can not express the gratitude that we feel on receiving such amazing feedback. It makes our hard work feel so worthwhile and encourages us to strive in maintaining high standards. Our mantra is to run each retreat as if it were our first one!

I attended the May retreat, the venue & teacher Liz Richards surpassed my expectations I will definitely return thank you Olivia & beautiful parents for creating such an amazing space, Namaste Gillian

Gillian M, May 2017

Wonderful weekend. Olivia and her family were so welcoming. The food was simply gorgeous. Liz our yoga teacher was super also. I’d highly recommend a weekend at the courtyard retreat.

Katherine G, May 2017

Hi Olivia,

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you sincerely for a fantastic weekend at the Courtyard.
It was my first time to do a Yoga retreat and I really didn’t know what to expect, but truthfully I couldn’t have been any happier. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The food was just perfect. And the yoga classes themselves were the best that I have ever experienced. Liz is both challenging and supportive, and that is a magic combination that pushes you past your mental limits in the most wonderful way. Please pass my sincere thanks to Liz as well.
I am still enjoying the benefits of the weekend.
I hope I will be back again in the near future.
I wish you all continued success and happiness,
All the very best
Aisling

Aisling G, May 2017

Had the most glorious time at the Easter retreat. Gorgeous location, lovely group of people, delicious grub and a Naomi is a fantastic instructor. Thanks for a great stay, Olivia!

Niamh B, April, 2017

Had an amazing paddy’s weekend retreat. From start to finish everyone was so welcoming. LIZ RICHARDS is a great yoga teacher and I learned and gained so much from her.. a true inspiration .. no matter what stage you are at in yoga Liz will guide you in the right direction. The food oh the food yummy, healthy and very tasty.. Accomidation is super cosy and comfortable full of charm .. overall I can not fault this place and hope to return soon.

Lisa, March 2017

Had an amazing paddy’s weekend retreat. From start to finish everyone was so welcoming. LIZ RICHARDS is a great yoga teacher and I learned and gained so much from her.. a true inspiration .. no matter what stage you are at in yoga Liz will guide you in the right direction. The food oh the food yummy, healthy and very tasty.. Accomidation is super cosy and comfortable full of charm .. overall I can not fault this place and hope to return soon.

Lisa.M, March 2017 
Fabulous hosts, fabulous venue, fabulous food and a wonderful teacher. All in all a great retreat – totally relaxing and fully recharging

Matt.H, March 2017
Amazing weekend. Great food. Great company. Lovely family run business. Out of this world yoga instructor Sinead O’Connor who was nothing short of fabulous and enlightening.

Betham.C, Feb 2017
Everything was perfect on this retreat. Amazing accommodation, yoga classes, atmosphere, hikes/walks, food and every element was presented with warmth and care.Thank you Olivia for the unique and special weekend. Sinéad xxx

Sinead.S, Feb 2017
A fabulous retreat. I loved it and will be back next summer. The Courtyard is a beautiful place, lovingly restored and providing a haven in the heart of the countryside to get away and practice great yoga.

From start to finish, it was amazing. Very relaxing. The food was beautiful. Liz is an amazing yogi humbled to be apart of her practice. The family that run it are very warm & welcoming. I will DEFO be back. I am already looking forward to my return visit.

Liz R, Jan 2017

Abigail.O’B, Nov 2016
The Courtyard Yoga Retreat last weekend was the most wonderful present I ever gave to myself. From the moment Noel met us at the gate Friday evening through to the last delicious lunch on the Sunday it as a space and time I will never forget. The yoga sessions given by the fabulous Liz Richards were both challenging and soothing. The bedroom quaint and comfortable and the food so gorgeous and guilt free!!! Thank you to everyone there and I do hope to see you again soon.

Margaret. D Nov 2016
An exceptional experience. Highly recommended!!

Zoe.P.M, Nov, 2016

Wonderful place! You made our retreat so enjoyable! And made us all special! Thank you so much for all you guys do!

Elena, October 2016
Hi Olivia – I adored the Yoga Retreat at the weekend.
Thanks for a great weekend  – your cooking was exquisite
Adele

Adele, Sept 2016

Just returned from an amazing weekend at the Courtyard Yoga Retreat. I had little to no yoga previous training and to say I enjoyed the weekend is an understatement. Liz our yogi for the weekend was amazing, super clear in her direction, supportive, patient and truly inspirational, she really helped me to connect my mind and body. The accommodation was fabulous, comfortable, cosy and luxurious all at the same time. Olivia and her family could not be better hosts, accommodating every request with such openness and friendliness. As for the food it is to die for, healthy, tasty and plentiful, you will not be disappointed. I will definitely come back here again and truly recommend anyone looking for a weekend getaway with an opportunity to do yoga to put this on your list of places to go. Thank you for an amazing weekend:-)

Susan.B

Susan.B, Aug 2016

What an amazing place!!!
I’ve done yoga retreats all over Ireland and I have now found my favourite retreat, The Courtyard in Wicklow.
The place is simply magical, beautiful food with a relaxed venue, our wonderful hosts Olivia & Noel , the expert guidance of Naomi our yogi and the really cool bunch of fellow like-minded yogis….the perfect place to chill out, practice better yoga, recharge and have a good laugh.
Already booked my next retreat.
Namaste xxx

Roz M, July 2016

Just back from a fabulous weekend in the Courtyard Yoga Retreat. Can’t recommend it highly enough. The accommodation is stunning, food is amazing and the yoga, with teacher Naomi (Elements Yoga) was excellent, really great mix of challenge and fun suitable for all levels. Thank you to Olivia and family for such a lovely time. Best wishes for the future Ursula K

Ursula K, July 2016

What an amazing weekend! I couldn’t recommend this retreat highly enough. Thanks to Naomi for the fabulous yoga, loved it! Thanks to Olivia, Noel and Frances for looking after us all so well – the food was so delicious, the setting was just stunning. You’ve thought of so many lovely details and it all comes together to a truly relaxing weekend. Hi to all the lovely people I met on the weekend, such a great mix! I’ll be back for sure

Marie C, July 2016

I feel like a new woman after amazing yoga retreat in the Courtyard with the fabulous teacher, Naomi Sturdy. Delicious food, great instruction, I slept like a happy baby and will be back in October. Highly recommended. Thanks to Olivia, Noel, Fran and all the lovely people I met there.

Bernadette P, July 2016

So enjoyed this weekend … Yoga & food top class … Everyone involved pulled out all the stops . We were so well looked after ..Thanks so much Naomi Olivia & Noel . See you soon
❤️ Jean C

Jean C, July 2016

Thank you Olivia, Noel, Naomi and team for a wonderful weekend. Can’t wait to come back again in October!

Sarah G, July 2016

“What a wonderful place to spend a weekend of yoga, wonderful healthy food and relaxation. The Courtyard is beautiful and accommodation is spotless and cosy. The yoga studio, in particular is stunning, with wooden floors and lots of natural light. From the warm welcome to the wonderfully taught classes, you will find yourself totally at home from the moment you arrive. The retreat is suitable for all levels and you are free to relax/participate as much or as little as you like. The hikes with the dogs were especially fun, as were the cosy evenings by the fire. I can’t wait to return. I can’t recommend a weekend here enough, I left feeling fantastic!”

Aisling Mc C, April 2016

Such an incredible retreat. The surroundings are so picturesque, the food is so nourishing and delicious and the yoga classes are so revitalising. Thanks so much Olivia, Francis and our amazing yoga inst

Suzanne W, May 2016

The retreat was beautiful in all ways. Sinead is an excellent yoga teacher and the location and area was perfect. Olivia and Francis are the most wonderful cooks! Never enjoyed eating vegetarian food as much as I did here! Well done. I will be back =) /blockquote>
El Ecap, May 2016

Amazing weekend of relaxation with amazing people. The food was so healthy and delicious; the yoga teacher (Maggie) was incredible and Olivia our host was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend!

Michelle G, April 2016

The Courtyard retreat truly is a prescription for the soul. Perfection.

Grace-Ann April 2016

Loved every minute, the accommodation was lovely and cosy. We really liked Maggie’s teaching style, she was clear and struck a nice balance between enjoyable and challenging. We both really enjoyed the food, fabulous soups! We will be back as soon as possible. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend. xx

Marrion & Paddy, Jan, 2016

I thought the weekend was great and am so glad I did it. I would recommend it to anyone.
I thought the accommodation was excellent. The yoga was great. I really liked Maggie, and I thought the pace of the weekend was perfect. I’d love to come back again.

Jackie, Jan 2016

I wanted to email to say how much I enjoyed the retreat! Everything was perfect! I loved my shared room with Florence, it was comfortable and cosy. The schedule worked well and I was tired out by 9 o clock each evening! The food was tasty and felt really healthy. Thanks so much for your hospitality and thanks to your Mum and Dad too who were absolutely lovely! I will be recommending the retreat to friends for sure! Thanks again!

Ciara, Feb 2016

I really enjoyed the weekend and thanks to you all for the kind attention, it was what I was hoping for in all aspects. It was an active schedule of events and which was really good and food and classes etc were to a very high standard. Re the Jan detox, I don’t mind free, free, free! that was what I was looking for post-xmas and though it was detox it was still very tasty and varied. The yoga classes were very strong, Maggie is excellent! plenty of variety in her classes, er guidance and concentration were excellent. I would definitely come back for another retreat soon!

Catherine, Jan 2016

Great weekend, very relaxing. I thought the yoga sessions were very enjoyable. Naomi is clearly very experienced. Food was fantastic, some of the best vegetarian food ever! (and I lived in Sydney for 10 years!) My wife bought this retreat for me as a present, I would not have thought of buying it for myself, but I would consider it again!

Tony, Feb 2016

Just finished my first ever yoga retreat here and loved it. Great yoga practice, great instructor and great food and a gorgeous setting. Thank you.

Adam, Jan 2016

Had a lovely time at the Courtyard. Great Yoga instructor. Accommodation is lovely, you can see how much love has been put into restoring it. Food was super. Thanks for a lovely weekend Olivia and Maggie!

Ann T, Jan 2016

Escape from the non-stop treadmill of life for a weekend , do yoga , meet lovely people, be served amazing healthy food! What’s not to love and all in amazing surroundings.

Jane E, Jan 2016

Having never done yoga before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’d be an understatement to say that I was pleasantly surprised – because actually I was overjoyed at the whole experience. The setting is stunning, and it’s a little haven of tranquillity so close to the big city. But aside from that, everyone and everything is so welcoming. There are no heirs or graces, you’re welcomed in as if you’ve been an old friend for years. The accommodation is wonderful, the original layout of the outlying farm buildings has been transformed into simple yet gorgeous houses/lodges, still retaining the original features of their legacy – wooden beams, saddle stands, grain sack pulleys – whilst managing to be unobtrusive to the overall feeling of home. The yoga classes themselves are taught by caring and experienced teachers. Ours, Maggie, read the tone of the class well, offering simpler poses for me as a beginner, but allowing the more experienced others to push themselves. All equipment is supplied, and it’s top quality.
Then there’s the food – oh my! The food! Again, no heirs or graces, but simple, and very, very good food. Vegetarian, often with gluten & dairy free offerings as standard, presented beautifully and a pleasure for the tastebuds.
You eat with your fellow yogis, and with your teacher if they’re accommodating with you – so you’ll build a real rapport with those sharing this experience with you.
I’d recommend a retreat here to anyone – you’ll make new friends, you’ll eat fabulously delicious and healthy food, you’ll forget you’re in Ireland and even more that you’re only just over an hour from Dublin and you’ll relax like never before.
Massive massive thanks to Olivia for a truly wonderful weekend – to Maggie for guiding me through my first foray into yoga , and to Frances (and Olivia again) for some of tasiest food I’ve ever had.
I’ll almost certainly be back!

Sandra L, April 2016

Thank you to all for such a great weekend!

Margaret,  March  2016

Still glowing from last week’s fabulous yoga retreat weekend at the Courtyard. Will definitely be back!

Maeve B, Jan 2016

Very relaxed but structured too, which was great! Thanks a million! Well done!

Louise F March  2016

Sinead was an exceptional teacher, I really drew from her knowledge

Gillian D, March 2016

I loved the yoga and meditation classes and really enjoyed the stress free weekend! Thank you.

Sophia J, March  2016

Very relaxed but structured too, which was great! Thanks a million! Well done!

Louise F March  2016

I love how the property’s past has been restored and how it works so well to create a modern homely feel, congrats!

Rachel, March  2016

Loved the space!

Siobhan, March  2016

I enjoyed all the classes and the food was fab and the outing was lovely. Thank you for a great weekend:)!

Carina, March  2016

It was wonderful! You’ve done a beautiful job and it was a real treat to stay here!

Aran Q, March  2016

Very well organised and convenient location, I will be back! Loved the houses and the courtyard very well renovated, great teacher, welcoming, friendly and confident, food was fab!

Linda O’D, Feb  2016

Naomi was great, very clear in her instructions, having varying levels in the class she made everyone feel comfortable. As we both dont usually eat vegetarian food at all!! we found the food to be very tasty and filling, couldn’t be improved in our opinion. We really enjoyed the walk with Dee in the forest. We look forward to returning again for a relaxing weekend. Many thanks for your hospitality.

Anne T, Feb  2016