The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow

Valentines Retreat – Designed for Couples

14 Feb.

Valentines Retreat – Designed for Couples

14/02/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 16/02/2020 @ 2:00 pm

Event Details

Retreat: Valentines Retreat - Designed for Couples
Date: 14/02/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 16/02/2020 @ 2:00 pm
Time: Fri 16:00 - Sun 14:00
Level: ALL LEVELS of Yoga - Everyone is Welcome!
Teacher: TBC
Organiser: Olivia Kelly
Tel: 0404-53951
Email: olivia@thecourtyardretreat.ie
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Valentines Yoga Retreat – Designed for Couples

Vinyasa Yoga

Practising Gratitude - Mindfulness

Gentle & short meditation practice


Relaxation Techniques

Restorative yoga


Compassion through mindfulness

Wellness Practice

On February 14th 2020 we are hosting a special Valentine’s all-inclusive retreat weekend designed for couples. This is a unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentines Day with your partner. Rather than booking expensive restaurants or hotels this memorable experience will allow you to spend time together in a positive, relaxing and enlightening environment where you will be encouraged to practice gratitude for your relationship through the practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, enjoy sociable candlelit dinners in front of a blazing log burning fire. You will be staying in our beautiful courtyard houses. The courtyard is lit up at night, which creates a very romantic setting. The completely enclosed courtyard gives a real feeling of seclusion and escapism. It is situated amidst beautiful rolling hills, forestry and parkland of the Fitzwilliam Coolattin Estate in South County Wicklow.

During the weekend you and your partner will take part in yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes, all conducive practices to enhance compassion, gratitude and appreciation within a relationship.

There will be 4 classes in total throughout the weekend, all classes are optional but we encourage you to attend all of them but if you feel like more free time you can opt out of a class as you wish. You will be able to have lie-ins together as the morning classes don’t start until 10:00 a.m and the light pre-yoga breakfast can be had at any time. In your free time on Saturday afternoon you will have the opportunity to go for a walk in the ancient woodland of Tomnafinnoge Wood, one of Ireland’s oldest existing oak forests and walk along by the river Derry. The walk is optional and is unaccompanied by staff, you may even choose to stay cosy and warm and put your feet up in front of the fire or have a siesta! There is a farm shop and café close by should you like to visit. In the courtyard we have 4 spacious individual houses all with their own sitting room and kitchens. We also have large sitting room and dining communal areas. The generous spaces allow for social times with the group but also down time depending on what you and your partner feel like at the time.

This weekend is about relaxation, learning through fun and practical teaching methods, enjoying nature and delicious healthy and hearty meals and great company. All meals are included.

The retreat is open to all levels, so if you are a complete beginner and your partner is an avid yogi, that is absolutely fine!

The theme of the retreat is gratitude. Leaving aside material gifts and focusing on being grateful for what is important to us, our health, our food and shelter, our relationships, our families and our friends. This is the practice of gratitude. Being grateful for what we have brings you right into the present moment and enables you to feel calm and grounded, putting an end to that constant feeling of searching, seeking and always trying to achieve more, when you may already have all that you want.

“Don’t think that awakening is the end. Awakening is the end of seeking, the end of the seeker, but it is the beginning of a life lived from your true nature.”

To book this retreat you can simply:
– book 2 tickets online through the usual method below or
– book it as a Christmas Gift and we will post you a Christmas Gift Card (on our Gift Card Page) or
– book it as a Valentines gift and we will post you a valentines Gift Card (on our Gift Card Page)



Naomi Sturdy Yoga Teacher at The Courtyard Yoga Retreat

Naomi Sturdy


Naomi’s has been teaching yoga for 13 years. Naomi’s yoga classes include a healthy blend of mindfulness, meditation and self enquiry so that individuals can develop awareness, feel empowered, inspired and find their own unique way towards happiness and growth. Naomi’s also teachers yoga teacher training in Dublin.

  • 13 YEARS
  • 500 HRS TT

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