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The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow

 

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

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18 Oct.

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - October 20 @ 2:00 pm
€430.00

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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Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

Join us for a ultra special weekend with Dr Donn Brennan and yoga teacher Liz Richards. Learn about ayurveda and how to put it into practice in your daily routine.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Pranayama Breathwork

linking ayurveda & yoga

Ayurveda Talk

De-stress

Ayurveda Consultation, optional

Restorative Yoga

Mind Body Connection

Meditation through Movement

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience an amazing yoga retreat with the added value of an Ayurveda Workshop by Dr Donn Brennan.

There will be 3 yoga classes lead by our inspirational yoga teacher Liz Richards and in addition we will have the privilege of an informative and highly entertaining talk about Ayurveda from one of the worlds leading Ayurveda experts and GP, Dr Donn Brennan.

*You dot not need to have any experience of yoga, meditation or Ayurveda to take part in this retreat.

Ayurveda is for everyone and all levels of yoga are welcome! Ayurveda is one of the worlds most ancient natural holistic healthcare systems, it is a fascinating subject and by implementing some small and simply changes to your lifestyle and routine you can dramatically improve the quality of your life.

The wisdom of Ayurveda determines that each of us are very unique in our constitution and makeup and therefore we all have specific and different needs in the management of our overall health and wellbeing.
As with diet, herbs, colours, aromas, seasons, etc – Ayurveda sheds light on which specific Asanas (Postures) are best for each individual based on his/her constitution.  With some knowledge and understanding  of Ayurveda, a practitioner of Yoga can learn how to refine his/her practice so it is in harmony with their internal balance of energy while remaining in synergy with nature and the ever-changing cycle of  the seasons. These valuable tools can be used also to restore balance when ever life takes us off course.In the three Yoga sessions over this weekend we will take a look at the many different approaches and styles of yoga on offer in the western world and their suitability in relation to the three doshas and their various combinations.  We will look at the parallels between what are known as the three Gunas (qualities of nature) of Rajas, Tamas and Sattva in relation to the three Ayurvedic doshas of Vata, Pitta & Kapha and exolore  how they  interplay with one another.  We will also discuss how to honour our unique Ayurvedic makeup and individual needs in a “one size fits all” public yoga class setting where more often than not many of the sequences, asanas and pace of the class may be unsuitable for many if adhering  to the principles of Ayurveda. It sounds more complicated than it is! It is actually very straightforward and easy to understand and implement.

 

Retreat Schedule 

Friday

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

 

Saturday

09:00 – Tasty & healthy breakfast Jar & fruit

10:30 – Ayurveda Workshop with Dr Donn Brennan

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 17:00 Free time

17:00 – 1.5 hour yoga class

18:30 – Dinner

 

Sunday

09:00 – Tasty & healthy breakfast jar & fruit

10:00 – Yoga Class (2 hours)

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Relax

14:00 – Departure

Yoga Teacher 

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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.

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

Our Guest Reviews

Dear Olivia, Just a brief note to thank you for a wonderfully organized and thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Everything superb. Ambience, hosting, food, rooming, all excellent. Most importantly, the yoga I really enjoyed and teacher Liz was the best I have encountered. Muchas gracias. Adrian

Adrian Boyle

6th December 2019

I am hooked! This was my first yoga retreat and I was nervous as I wasn't sure what to expect, plus I was going solo! Well it turned out to be a wonderful weekend from beginning to end. It was so relaxed, welcoming and fun. The accomodation and surroundings are breathtaking and the food is delicious. I believe the weekend I spent there has been life changing for me, its the start of a new me that takes a moment to appreciate the wonderfulness of everyday and to enjoy every moment of life. Thank you Olivia, Liz (the yoga instructor) and Don (the aruveyda specialist). I cant wait to return. Maureen

Maureen O Hara

26 th October 2019

Definitely worth it such a beautiful place ,really lovely relaxing weekend great yoga teacher .food all home cooked delicious .Olivia and her mam are very welcoming to the amazing retreat weekend. Highly recommend it .

Louise O Reilly

10 November 2019

Beautiful home cooked vegan food and the location was so peaceful..accomadation was 5 star

Anna Jordan

13 November 2019

The whole experience was amazing. The yoga,the instructor, the food, the venue and the company. Perfect get away weekend in a beautiful location in Wicklow.

Becks O Reilly

10 November 2019

My recent stay was an amazing experience. As a first-timer at Yoga I was nervous of not keeping up in the classes. However our instructor Ann structured the class so everyone from total novice (me!!) upto instructor level (who was also attending the classes) were all fully included. The location and the buildings are amazing. The rooms are really comfortable and were renovated with a passion to detail. The courtyard buildings provide a really tranquil setting for the Yoga weekend. The food is amazing. I was amazed at the quality, taste and standard of presentation. Award winning in its own right. I highly recommend a visit and think I will be back very soon!!

Dave Kelly

25 August 2019

My stay here recently was calming and uplifting; it is a beautiful place and the yoga classes with Liz were very enjoyable and very beneficial in strengthening my own practice. She is a great teacher. The food was delicious and the accommodation was most comfortable. I highly recommend.

Brid Heffernen

8 July 2019

From the moment we arrived, we knew our weekend would be one to remember. The setting is beautiful, great food and accommodation, but most of all a warm welcome from Olivia and her family. The group was varied with yoga ability at all levels, so everyone felt included and looked after by Liz, our terrific teacher. I would highly recommend Courtyard retreats to all, and will be booking a return trip soon!

Emma Gallen

8 July 2019

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

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