The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow


Autumnal Yoga Retreat

18 Oct.

Autumnal Yoga Retreat

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - October 20 @ 2:00 pm

Event Details

Retreat: Autumn Yoga Retreat
Date: October 18 @ 4:30 pm - October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Time: Friday 4pm/5pm- Sunday 14:00
Level: All Levels
Teacher: Liz Richards
Organiser: Olivia Kelly
Tel: 0404-53951
Email: olivia@thecourtyardretreat.ie
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Autumnal Yoga Retreat

Join us for this very special weekend yoga retreat. We will practice 4 yoga sessions spaced nicely throughout the weekend. The sessions will include active hatha – vinyasa flow, meditative yoga, pranayama (breathing pratices) restorative yoga and deep relaxation.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Pranayama Breathwork


Flow Yoga


Enhancing personal healing...

Restorative Yoga

Mind Body Connection

Meditation through Movement

Liz will bring you on a journey deep into your inner being where you will find peace and stillness and the ability to connect to your yoga practice in a whole new way. Liz’s yoga practice works to balance, uplift, focus, detox, de-stress and relax the body and mind and at the same time restoring energy levels and vitality.

Liz’s yoga is very powerful in stilling the mind and clearing energy, bringing you deeper into an inner awareness where you’ll find calm and harmony and learn how to carry this state of mind beyond the yoga mat and into your day-to-day life.

• Beautiful vegetarian meals cooked with love
• Relaxation in our wonderful home and courtyard
• Disconnection from daily routine & stresses
• A warm welcome & friendly environment
• Wonderful like minded people
• Beautiful accommodation
• Fun & relaxation
• Exceptional yoga tuition with Liz Richards
• Fresh Wicklow Air (priceless)
• A break

The yoga practised on this retreat will be Vinyasa, Hatha yoga.

Vinyasa (Vinyasa Flow or Flow Yoga) is a general term that is used to describe many different types of classes. Vinyasa is the Sanskrit word for “flow,” and is known for fluid movements that build up intensity. Vinyasa flows smoothly from pose to pose, creating a smooth rhythm. The intensity of the class is similar to that of Ashtanga, except there is a level of creativity in Vinyasa classes, as no two flows are ever the same. Vinyasa tends to be a more vigorous style of yoga, with focus on breath synchronized movement, moving from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes called Vinyasa Flow or just Flow, because of the smooth way that the poses connect together in a continuous fashion. Vinyasa yoga is appealing to those looking to develop a stronger mind-body connection and grow in strength and flexibility through fluid and creative movement.

Retreat Schedule


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

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

19:30 – Dinner



08:30 – Light healthy breakfast Jar & fruit

09:30 – Yoga Class – 2 hours

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Free time

17:00 – 1.5 hour yoga class

18:30 – Dinner



08:30 – Light healthy breakfast snack

09:30 – Yoga Class (2 hours)

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Relax

14:00 – Departure

Yoga Teacher 




Liz Richards is a registered SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK  with over 1000 training hours behind her. She has been teaching Yoga full time since 2009.


She teaches Classical Yoga using the Vinyasa Krama system and Hatha Yoga principles for all levels from Beginners – Advanced students and her teaching is firmly rooted in the lineage of Krishnamacharya.

Throughout her yoga journey to date, Liz has explored and practiced many different forms of and approaches to yoga and has taken workshops and trainings with senior international teachers in all.   These include Iyengar,  Ashtanga, Vinyasa Krama & Viniyoga.

She is grateful every day for the opportunity to share the little knowledge she has acquired and is humbled to find that as first and foremost a student of yoga herself, it is in fact her students who are among her best teachers.

  • YOGA
  • 15 YEARS
  • 500 HRS TT
  • Hatha - Vinyasa, 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