Top 5 yoga retreats in Ireland you need to visit

Ireland is the perfect place to practice yoga in nature. Here are five yoga retreats in Ireland you need to visit.

Living in Ireland, many of us take for granted the absolute beauty that surrounds us. We live on an island with endless coastline, a variety of national parks to explore, and many rugged mountain ranges in all areas of the country, so of course, it’s not surprising that people choose to set up yoga retreats in Ireland.

Yoga itself has become a big part of many people’s lifestyles around the world, and it has been booming over the years in Ireland too.

Can you imagine taking a yoga class with the backdrop of green rolling hills or a white sandy beach?

But that’s not all, yoga retreats have more than just yoga, they have workshops, mindfulness, and wellness experiences and treatments too, so you’ll never want to leave.

Does this sound amazing or what? Well, in Ireland you can do all of this because there are many retreats around the country offering various unique experiences to rest your mind, body, and soul.

Yoga in lockdown has been extremely popular but now that things are opening up, retreats are open again so why not check one of these out? Here are the top five yoga retreats in Ireland you need to visit.

5. The Willow Retreat, Co. Galway – award-winning Irish retreat

The Willow retreat in Galway is an award-winning retreat.
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Voted top ten life-changing meditation retreats in Europe 2019/2020 and top seven personal retreats worldwide, these guys must be doing something right.

Whether you are after a seven-day life-changing retreat, a personal retreat, or a retreat with your other half, The Willow Retreat in Galway is for you.

Address: Killeeneen More, Craughwell, Co. Galway, H91 H7N1

4. Eagles Rock Retreat, Co. Louth – in the mystical Cooley mountains

Eagles Rock Retreat in Louth is in the mystical Cooley mountains.
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Based around the Iyengar yoga method, which uses various props to properly align the body, this retreat offers its guests the opportunity to take an energetic class in the morning and a slow restorative style in the evening.

The style is known as ‘meditation in action’ so guests will feel completely rejuvenated.

Offering day retreats and weekend or week-long retreats, this centre is ideal for deepening your practice, clearing your mind, eating healthy, and being in nature.

Address: Eagles Rock Retreat Riverstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 FT98

3. The Courtyard Yoga Retreat, Co. Wicklow retreat to a Victorian setting

Another of the top yoga retreats Ireland is The Courtyard Yoga Retreat.
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Offering weekend retreats, corporate retreats, and even day retreats, which all include a perfect blend of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Ayurveda, and south baths, the venue is a beautiful Victorian courtyard dating back to the 1840s.

Apart from the experience and the setting, the venue is also renowned for its organic and delicious vegan food, locally sourced by trained chef and owner of the retreat, Olivia.

This is for sure a yoga retreat in Ireland you need to visit, but you may not want to leave.

Address: The Courtyard Yoga Retreat, Coolattin, Wicklow, Y14 PX88

2. Burren Yoga Retreat Centre, Co. Galway yoga in paradise

Another of the top yoga retreats Ireland is the Burren Yoga Retreat.
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With year-round weekend yoga breaks and week-long yoga holidays, set among the beautiful Burren landscape, this retreat not only offers yoga and meditation, but also allows you to get active with activities such as hill walking, surfing, kayaking, and beach walking, as well as optional vegetarian cooking classes.

This is perfect for relaxing or being active, socialising or finding yourself. They have the experience that you want.

Address: Burren Yoga Retreat Centre, Normangrove, Cappaghmore, Co. Galway, H91 KN72

1. The Cliffs of Moher Retreat, Liscannor, Co. Clare – home to the best yoga holidays

The Cliffs of Moher Retreat is one of the top yoga retreats Ireland.
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Known as one of the best yoga retreats in Ireland, this luxury retreat is set against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the famous Cliffs of Moher, the wild Atlantic Ocean, and, of course, the beautiful countryside of County Clare.

Offering retreats such nature yoga and hiking, reconnect with yourself and even the intriguing Wim Hof method experience.

This is a place to de-stress, realign yourself, and learn something new at the same time.

Address: Moher Lodge, Kinielty, Liscannor, Co. Clare

With these five yoga retreats in Ireland you must visit, there is no excuse not to take time for yourself.

Most people attend retreats alone, to reset their mind and deepen their yoga practice. Still, you can take your partner or a friend and share this spiritual experience together.

No matter what part of the country you are in, there is a top-class yoga retreat nearby to try out, so let’s stop, reset, and enjoy time at one of these amazing locations.

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Jade Poleon is a free spirit with a love for the world and her homeland, Ireland. Jade started travelling in 2007 and since then has travelled to every continent and over 90 countries, qualified as a yoga teacher in India, hiked the Himalayas, walked 900km across Spain, and is about to embark on a trip through Portugal in her camper van. Travel is her number-one passion, and she has a soft spot for hiking, food, and jaw-dropping scenery, all of which can be found right here on our stunning Emerald Isle.