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The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow

Mid-Summer Yoga Retreat

28 Jun.

Mid-Summer Yoga Retreat

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 30 @ 2:00 pm
€430

Event Details

Retreat: Mid-Summer Yoga Retreat
Date: June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Time: Fri 16:00 - Sun 14:00
Level: All Levels
Teacher: Liz Richards
Organiser: Olivia Kelly
Tel: 0404-53951
Email: olivia@thecourtyardyogaretreat.ie
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Mid-Summer Yoga Retreat

Hatha Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Vinyasa

Pranayama (breathing techniques)

Sun Salutations

Connection to Self

Join us mid-summer for a healthy and active weekend of vinyasa yoga, delicious vegan food and walks in the beautiful Wicklow countryside. This weekend is about switching off from the stresses of daily life and taking the time out to simply be in the moment, eat well and partake in fab yoga, meet great people and have fun through learning.

The style of yoga taught is Vinyasa Flow Yoga, combined with relaxation, meditation and restorative practices.

Liz will guide you to find what suits you best for your body and for your mind. You will take an in-depth look at the invigorating sequences of the traditional Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). and you will work on building sequences of asanas (postures). We will also explore Pranayama (Breathing) practice. It will include yoga to strengthen your body and mind. In the classes guests will be encouraged to challenge themselves to their own abilities, having fun along the way.

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 and meditative state.

 

 

Retreat Schedule

Friday

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

 

Saturday

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

 

Sunday

09:00 – Tasty & healthy breakfast jar & fruit

10:00 – Class (2 hours)

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Relax

14:00 – Departure

CLASS TRAINER

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LIZ RICHARDS

Instructor

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.

Liz has an insatiable appetite for learning and is continuously undertaking more advanced yoga trainings with top gurus in India and other parts of the world.

  • YOGA, MEDITATION
  • 10 YEARS PLUS
  • 500 HRS TT
  • Yoga, Meditation

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

HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND @ THE YOGA RETREAT. OLIVIA WAS A REALLY GREAT HOSTESS, THE VEGETARIAN COOKING WAS AMAZING AND LIZ WAS A TRULY GOOD TEACHER. I ALSO ENJOYED DR DON BRENNAN WITH HIS AYERVEDIC SESSION. LOVELY WALKS IN THE AREA TOO.

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