The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow

Christmas at The Courtyard – Sunday 15th Day Retreat

15 Dec.

Christmas at The Courtyard – Sunday 15th Day Retreat

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Event Details

Retreat: Christmas Time Day Retreat Sunday 15th December
Date: December 15 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Time: 9:30 - 17:30
Level: All levels
Teacher: Liz Richards
Organiser: Olivia Kelly
Tel: 0404-53951 or 0851231678
Email: olivia@thecourtyardyogaretreat.ie
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Christmas Time Day Retreat – Sunday 15th December

There is something really special about Christmas at The Courtyard and this year we invite you to join us for a special day retreat.

Enjoy this relaxed and festive day with log burning fires, candle-lit rooms and  Christmas decorations. This will be an atmospheric, fun and high spirited event as we build up to the festive period. We will pamper you with homemade vegan goodies throughout the day and a delicious lunch. In the afternoon between classes you can choose to put your feet up in front of the fire or take a fresh country walk in the scenic Wicklow country side

We hope you can join us for what will be our last event of 2019

Love & light,


Xmas Day Retreat Schedule

The day will include:

09:30 – 10:30  Tasty welcome snack refreshments to include loose leaf natural herbal teas, tea, coffee and healthy sweet vegan treats. This is a nice time to relax and settle in and meet some nice people

10:30 – Yoga Class – You will enjoy a flowing vinyasa hatha yoga class with the fabulous Liz Richards.

12:00 – The Vegan Experience!  Lunch will be served in our beautiful dining room in front of a large open fire, you will enjoy a delightful vegan lunch packed with flavour & colour.

13:30 – Relax in our large homely sitting room in front of a wood burning fire or go for a country walk

15:00 – Restorative yoga & Meditation (relaxation) Time to indulge in relaxation. Liz will work her wonders on you with some restorative yoga and gentle guided meditation

16:30 –And again we will spoil you with loose leaf herbals teas, tea and coffee with homemade healthy Xmas vegan treats etc Relax by the fire and mingle with friends or with new friends you may make at the retreat!

17:30 – Farewell – You will leave feeling energised and completely relaxed ready for your busy festive season.

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Our Guest Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the venue, yoga, food, ambience and fun during the weekend at The Courtyard. Well done Olivia, Liz, Noel and Dee!

Angela Maguire

15 April 2019

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