The beauty of Ireland awaits YOU!
Ireland is home to magnificent green countryside, gorgeous cliffs, communal pubs, and legends of faeries and leprechauns. For many, Ireland also holds the key to ancestral roots and cultural heritage. Enjoy the natural beauty, history, and lore of Ireland while unlocking an easy-going flow during the Kindness is Key retreat with Heidi Sherwin.
Start each day overlooking the awe-inspiring ocean and Cliffs of Moher while Heidi guides you through a heart-centered meditation and an energizing Hatha Flow yoga practice. Afternoons will include opportunities to quietly relax at the center, rejuvenate at the spa, or adventure around the Co. Clare countryside. Learn self-care practices, mantras, and mudras to nurture the keys of creative flow, both on and off the mat. Gourmet vegetarian cuisine will delight the palate at every meal. End each day with the key to deep relaxation during Heidi’s signature restorative yoga class, which incorporates gentle flowing and restorative postures, pranayama, and aromatherapy.
Throughout the retreat, we will enhance our Yoga Sangha (communal gathering) by exploring the 4 Keys of Kindness, Compassion, Happiness for others, and Equanimity. These 4 Keys can unlock our obstacles, allowing for more personal peace and serenity, as well as cultivating harmonious relationships in our communities. Heidi will creatively thread this heart-centric theme into the group’s daily yoga classes, guided meditations, and optional art activities. Special guest and Ireland native, Lisa Hynes, will join the retreat to offer a special class to ignite the courage to keep the 4 keys alive amidst rocky times.
- 5 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Vegetarian Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
This center is well located, on the west coast of Ireland and Europe about in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way. This luxury coastal retreat venue is set on 10 acres against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous countryside of Co. Clare, Ireland.
The yoga studio is beautifully designed to support your practice overlooking the ocean, farmland and wide open skies. You can watch the wild waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of the under-floor heated space through a massive wall of glass that takes in the most stunning view. Fully stocked with yoga props and everything you will need for your retreat experience.
There are 14 bedrooms which accommodate up to 30 guests. All but 2 rooms have private bathrooms. The rooms are all tastefully decorated with comfortable mattresses and linen. All the rooms have views, whether of the sea or countryside. The gourmet vegetarian meals are homemade and will delight your palate: beautifully curated, abundant and mouth watering.
The owners of this center, bring years of yoga and retreat experience to you along with all the wholesome elements necessary, to create the perfect retreat adventure.
Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.
Most retreats include one-to-two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.
In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled yoga classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!
Again, this is a very general look at what your retreat schedule could be. We work closely with the teachers to design unique itineraries that reflect their style and the group that’s traveling with them. Once your specific retreat itinerary is complete, we will send it out via email, usually two or more weeks before the retreat starts. Please keep in mind all retreat itineraries are subject to change.
Heidi Sherwin, E-RYT 200
Heidi Sherwin has been inspired by the roots of yoga and holistic health practices for over 20 years, and started teaching yoga in 2007. Her sincere, fun and creative teaching style intelligently joins the philosophical and physical practices of Hatha Yoga. Heidi teaches a variety of classes, including vinyasa flow, prenatal, postnatal, slow flow, and restorative yoga. Through her nurturing guidance of insightful alignment, flowing sequences, and awakened breathing, she provides a positive space for you to locate your authentic inner GPS. Be free to shine yourself with confidence, joy and ease.
Heidi is the owner of Moonbow Yoga and Wellness, which provides 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, yoga classes and workshops, doula services, aromatherapy education, and creativity workshops. She offers her teachings primarily in Morgantown, WV at BlissBlissBliss Massage and Yoga, but enjoys traveling and sharing yoga with other communities. When not on the yoga mat, Heidi may be found playing outside, crafting, cooking, or spending Q.T. with her awesome husband, three daughters, and Australian Shepherd.
To connect with Heidi, please visit www.moonbowwellness.com or email email@example.com
“Heidi is a wonderful instructor. She makes every student feel comfortable regardless of their experience. Those who are new she will provide more feedback/instruction, but will encourage others to reach new limits. At the end of her class, I feel I have achieved my goals and am relaxed and peaceful. She’s truly a gifted teacher.” – DF
“I’ve had the privilege to be a student of Heidi’s in yoga classes and yoga teacher training. She inspires, nurtures, and encourages, leaving you feeling amazing and uplifted. Her intuitive teacher style, enables you to learn and grow, while feeling confident in the knowledge you are gaining. If you get the opportunity to take any of her classes, I cannot recommend them enough.” – DG
“Heidi is a teacher who takes a very balanced approach with an even blend of demonstrations and explanations. She has a gentle spirit with a great sense of humor that she uses to keep the class light-hearted while still grounded. I love her creative flows for pregnant yogi mamas. They are always just what I needed.” – AS
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Visit the Burren, a UNESCO GeoPark covering most of North County Clare
- Surfing lessons off the coast of Ireland with the backdrop of the gorgeous Cliffs of Moher
- Cycling tour through the Irish countryside
- Sea kayaking along the rocky shore and cliffs of Ireland
- And more!
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Planning to travel before or after the retreat?
Due to the fact that this retreat starts and ends mid-week, we are aware that many retreat participants are planning to travel before or after the retreat. If you are planning to do this, here are a few of our favorite resources for Irish travel!
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the Shannon Airport (SNN). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
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We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!