The Courtyard, Shillelagh, Coolattin, Co.Wicklow



Terms & Conditions


The price can vary according to the retreat. Prices include all classes, accommodation and meals.


All our bedrooms sleep 2 people. Pricing is based on sharing with one other. You can opt to share with a friend, a partner or someone on the retreat. We have a limited number of rooms that we can hire on a single occupancy basis, single supplement applies.  Requests will be taken on a first come first served basis. Single occupancy rooms do not necessarily have private en-suites attached. Most are shared bathrooms or shared interlinking en-suites.

Bedroom allocation is finalized about 10 days before the retreat. It sometimes happens that we need to change the bedroom allocations around to accommodate couples or males on the retreat, i.e males and females do not share bathrooms, so sometimes guests will be requested to change from their original choice. This does not happen often but can happen in order to accommodate everyone comfortably.

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Gift Vouchers 

Gift vouchers are non-refundable. The vouchers are valid for 12 months.

Booking deposit & payment

To secure your place on the retreat a booking deposit of 50% is required at the moment of booking.

If you make the booking within the 6 weeks leading up to the retreat then full payment will be required upon booking.

Your place on the retreat is only secured once you have filled out our short online booking form and the deposit or the full payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy 
Cancellations cause inconvenience for the retreat and for the teachers, so for the smooth running of the retreat we ask you to honour your commitment. However if a changes to your booking can not be avoided for genuine reasons the following policies apply.

If your cancellation is made 6 weeks prior to your booked retreat date start the following  options apply.

1. You can transfer your retreat ticket to a friend.
2. You can transfer to another one of our retreats, if the new retreat is more expensive the balance will be owed and should be paid when the change is being made.

If the cancellation is made less than 6 weeks before the booked retreat:
-No transfer or changes can be made to the booking.

If you cancel your retreat you must do so by email to The Courtyard informing us of the cancellation and the reason for cancellation. The date of cancelation will be counted from the receipt date of the email, the date the email is received at The Courtyard.

If you can not make the retreat due to weather conditions, road conditions, i.e natural circumstances which are outside of our control, storms, snow, ice, etc, we regret that we will not be able to offer you a refund nor can we transfer to you to another retreat. The event will still go ahead for those that can travel and all costs of rent, staff, food, etc, still need to be paid. We thank you for your understanding.

Change to or cancellation of a retreat

If we are forced to change the retreat dates or cancel a retreat for circumstance within our control, you can choose to transfer to another retreat or you can opt for a refund.

If we are forced to cancel a retreat due to a natural disaster or weather conditions beyond our control, i.e weather conditions such as loss of power, flooding, drought, loss of power, snow, storms, etc,  a refund will not be given, however the retreat will be postponed and a new retreat date will be set and your booking will be transferred to the new date.

The retreat price includes accommodation, full board meals and yoga tuition

Single Bedroom Supplement
We have some double bedrooms that can be booked on a single occupancy basis, however we have limited availability and these rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the private room is €35:00 per night.

Photography and Social Media

One of the reasons you came to our retreat was that you saw photographs on social media or on the website of great food and guests enjoying yoga and other activities at The Courtyard.  The retreat would not look the same if we didn’t include our guests in the photographs. As it’s also you who bring life and energy to the retreat. We want to share our retreat with others. On most retreats Olivia will take some photographs to share with the guests and use for promotional purposes. Guests tend to really like having a few photographs to keep from their experience at The Courtyard. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions guests are allowing for photographs to be taken of themselves during the yoga classes, meal time and other activities on  the retreat. Of course we use are discretion whilst taking photos and the photography is not intrusive. We also use direction when choosing the photographs which we use for promotional purposes.

Contact person
Should you have any problems or concerns during your time at the centre and you do not wish to discuss it with your teacher then please ensure that you speak with Olivia, the course coordinator, who will be on-site most of the duration of the retreat. You can also call Olivia on the office number 0404-53951 or on her mobile 0851231678.

Thank you for taking the time to read our terms & conditions.

Payment methods

Online payment facility Booking

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


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