The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow

Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

18 Jan.

Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

18/01/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 20/01/2019 @ 2:00 pm

Event Details

Retreat: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Retreat
Date: 18/01/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 20/01/2019 @ 2:00 pm
Time: Fri 16:00 - Sun 14:00
Level: All Levels of Yoga - Everyone is Welcome!
Teacher: Liz Richards
Organiser: Olivia Kelly
Tel: 0404-53951
Email: olivia@thecourtyardyogaretreat.ie
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Hatha – Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

A beautiful journey of classical Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama-Breathing Techniques, a short & gentle guided meditation, Restorative Yin Yoga and some Somatic Movement sequences (slow, gentle mindful movement).

Vinyasa Yoga

Focus on breath & posture

Tension Release

Yin Restorative Yoga

Restore Balance & feel grounded

Hatha - Vinyasa Yoga

Pranayama Breathing Techniques

Gentle Somatic Movement

Short & Light Guided Meditation

Liz Richards is our teacher for this beautiful retreat. Liz will lead you through a rich, peaceful journey through ancient, traditional Hatha Yoga practices. Olivia the owner and her team will spoil you with delicious warming home-made vegetarian and vegan food throughout the weekend.

The weekend is one of relaxation where you will put your feet up in front of the fire, enjoy top class yoga, delicious food and fun sociable meal times and  optional walks in fresh Wicklow air.


Throughout the weekend the four sessions will include:

-Classical Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga (Active, flowing yoga)

-Pranayama (Pranayama is breathing techniques, essential for the practice of yoga)

-A short and light guided meditation. (perfect for those who haven’t practiced meditation previously)

-Somatic Movement sequences (slow, gentle mindful movement practiced mostly lying down or seated)

– Restorative Yin Yoga (slow moving relaxation yoga)

Each student will be encouraged to work at their own pace and according to their own ability. Modifications and variations of each posture will be offered when needed which will ensure that students of all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners will benefit from this retreat and will practice in a safe and non-competitive environment.

Liz is a highly qualified and dedicated teacher with vast experience. Her passion for yoga and teaching is outstanding.  Her teaching style is thorough and she is very conscientious that each and every guest gets maximum benefit from the retreat.

Drawing from over 15 years of combined study, teaching experience and personal practice – Liz uses refined specific approaches & modifications and variations where necessary to ensure that all students – regardless of age, ability or fitness levels receive the maximum benefits from their practices. She will guide each student safely – addressing problematic areas of the body such as hips, hamstrings, lower back, shoulders and neck – easing out stiff joints and tight muscles along the way.

Liz has a unique way of using her skills to challenge those who are more experienced while nurturing those who are just beginning – all in the same environment.  As the body becomes more open and free through the tools of the practice, so too does the mind as it enters a more peaceful state.

Olivia and her team will be on hand throughout the retreat to host you and will spoil you with delicious food and tasty snacks. You will have access to an array of beautiful loose natural herbal teas, black tea and coffee throughout the weekend.

All levels are welcome.  We hope you can join us!

Retreat Schedule


16:00 -17:00 – Arrive, relax and settle & have welcome tea & healthy treat

18:00 – Our first class in The Carriage House – Duration 1.5 hour class

19:30 – Dinner



09:00 – Tasty & healthy breakfast Jar & fruit

10:00 – Class – 2 hours

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – 17:00 Free time

17:00 – 1.5 hour class

18:30 – Dinner



09:00 – Tasty & healthy breakfast jar & fruit

10:00 – Class (2 hours)

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Relax

14:00 – Departure





Liz is a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor with over 1000 training hours behind her. She has been teaching Yoga full time since 2008. Her style of yoga teaching is classical in using the vinyasa krama system for all levels from beginners to advanced. Liz has been teaching yoga full time for over 10 years and runs a busy yoga studio. Liz has an inquiring mind and a desire to immerse herself more deeply in the philosophy behind the system of yoga and the hugely transformative nature of the practice,  led her eventually in 2007 to her current teacher David Curtis with whom she has now been studying for 11 years.  This is where her journey truly began. She discovered a form and a method of teaching Hatha Yoga through the Vinyasa Krama  system that could be made accessible to students of all levels – regardless of age, gender, fitness and stage of life – through it’s intelligent sequencing teaching methodology and structured approach. Liz has an insatiable appetite to learn and is continuously undertaking more advanced yoga trainings with top gurus in India and other parts of the world.

  • Hatha, Vinyasa Yoga
  • 700 HRS TT
  • Vinyasa and ayurveda

Our Guest Reviews

"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