November 27- 29th 2020


Vitality Retreats are opportunities for deep healing, transformational shifts, fresh insight and accelerated self-development.

This unique retreat blends healing practices from yoga, somatic movement, meditation, soul-dance, family constellation work and energy healing.

No prior experience of any kind needed- only an open mind and adventurous spirit!

Email for details!!


Read what previous participants have to say:

 I am so blessed to have been able to take part in such beauty and the FUN oh my God! You opened my eyes.The weekend flowed. Laura’s skill including the needs of everyone was amazing and whatever we needed she provided.

“Everyone needs to do this retreat, it is a coming back to Self. This was a profoundly positive experience.” (Sandra)


Laura provided excellent facilitation, real wisdom, and insight… A rich opportunity for exploration, movement, healing, reflection, and time for myself. (Orla)


I feel so happy to have met myself again truly this weekend. I’m a complete novice with Yoga and it matched my abilities and pushed me to go further. (John)


“I have learned to ‘just be’, to be in my heart and come out of my head. This retreat was more than I expected. A very powerful experience… benefitting soul and body. ” (Adrianna)


Incredible, Mind-Blowing, Freeing, Beautiful, Full of Love. Laura is incredibly gifted and very inspiring. This was pure joy! It is for anyone wanting to feel free! (Niamh)



Retreats are an opportunity to welcome greater fulfillment and happiness into our lives.

Over the three-days, you will unwind in serene settings that revive the senses with delicious meals, woodland walks and revitalizing body-mind practices that will inspire your wellbeing and creative potential.

Opening the body we open the mind, enabling new perspective, fresh inspiration and personal insight.

Through the body, we will experience space, stillness, e-motion, sensation, vibration and bliss.


A refund is available only where the House needs to cancel due to COVID restrictions.


This 3-day program includes:

Morning Session-

Healing Yoga: Asana, Pranayama (breath-work), Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation), Meditation

Perfect for beginners and the experienced yogi!


Afternoon Session-

Somatic Movement: Nourish the whole body, improve coordination and agility while experiencing deep relaxation, chronic pain, and tension release


Evening Sessions will include- 

Family Constellation Work:  Introduction and Experience of powerful individual practices to resolve limiting patterns that may be inhibiting your optimal potential and ability to feel joy

Soul-Dance: Healing Dance practices, no experience necessary! 


Additional Extras- 1:1 treatment:

Reiki, Intuitive Healing, Clinical Hands-on Somatic Movement, Authentic Life Coaching


Click here to read feedback from participants of previous retreats!


The Vitality Retreat at Lisnavagh House, a 75-minute drive from Dublin.


Your Retreat Host!

Laura Sarah Dowdall will be bringing her expertise as a Dancer, Energy Healer, Family Constellation work facilitator, Healing Yoga and Somatic Movement therapist leading us to embodied bliss, deep relaxation, invigorated joy and new potential!




From 4:00 pm:  Arrive and settle or go for a walk in the beautiful woodlands around the lodge

5:00 pm: Welcome Circle,

Introduction to Somatic Movement & Family Constellation Work

Grounding Meditation & Intention setting


7:00 pm:  Enjoy a warming supper

Enjoy a relaxing evening to read, rest and enjoy the beautiful woodland surroundings and open fire


From 8pm – 9:30pm : Unwind with a one to one healing session, **booking in advance is necessary.



8 am: Healing Yoga (Optional)

8:45 am: Silent Breakfast 

10 – 11:30 am: Somatic Movement & Meditation

11:30- 12 noon: Mindful Walk with compassion and awareness practices.

*Please bring your walking shoes to the studio so we can bring our practice into the woods!


1 pm – Lunch

Free time for relaxation, longer woodland walks, siestas, reading, art or a 1:1 therapy session


3:30 pm: Introduction to Family Constellation Work- Individual Practice & Experience

5:30 pm: Soul-Dance


7 pm: Delicious Dinner 

8:30 pm Yoga Nidra, Deep Relaxation and Visualisation Practice



8 am: Healing Yoga 

9 am: Movement Meditation to integrate & ground new awareness

11- 12 pm: Brunch

1-2pm: Somatic Movement & Closing Circle



Additional One to One Sessions: 

Throughout the weekend, one to one sessions will be available in a private treatment room separate to the studio.

These sessions enhance the process of the weekend. 

To book a time slot contact Laura: / 087-9633229


For more see the blog post!



What’s on the menu depends on what is in season and available locally. The chef caters to any dietary requirements and takes great care when cooking for people with allergies. Food is vegetarian and always delicious – nourishing and sustaining your energy throughout the day.



Country House rooms offer stunning period rooms some with four-poster beds and a private bath or ensuite shower.

Each room is characterized by its unique features and style in keeping with the house. 

Some rooms have the bathroom in the corridor adjacent to the room, as the house is kept in its original design.

Book early to get your ideal room!



Prices range depending on the room selected and are inclusive of all meals and tuition for the retreat program.

One to one sessions are an optional extra. All rooms are single occupancy twin/ double bed.

Room options will be sent on request- email to see what is available.

Period-Style Rooms in the Main Country House have varying features depending on the room.

All are stunning and unique some have four-poster beds, ensuite bath/ shower.

Stable accommodation adjacent to the house, 1-minute walk, with ensuite.



Your booking will only be confirmed with a non-refundable deposit of €200 to secure your place.

The balance is then due two months before the retreat date.


How to pay-

Please pay by:

Contact or 087-9633229 if you have a question.


More Feedback from past participants:

Paula – Health & Life Coach:

I feel strong and healthy going forward…right now my truth is clear.


Adrianna – Real Estate:

I have learned to ‘just be’, to be in my heart and come out of my head. I feel connected earthed.

I appreciate my body more and I am grateful for all that I have.

This retreat was more than I expected.

A very powerful experience… benefitting soul and body.


Niamh- NGO / Humanitarian Law:

Incredible, Mind-Blowing, Freeing, Beautiful, Full of Love. Laura is incredibly gifted and very inspiring.

This was pure joy! It is for anyone wanting to feel free!

I feel strength and so much love and gratitude for this rediscovery and this special weekend. It feels like something was re-opened and that some boxes in my mind that had been hurting can gently close. It is time for my heart to lead again and that feels beautiful.

My body feels free, alive, connected, rested, earthed, creative, wondrous, delightful and delighting!


Ann – Human Resources:

I found the entire experience very fulfilling. I really enjoyed the dancing after initially being quite inhibited. I feel happy, open, warm, light and invigorated.


Victoria – Author, Coach, Journalist:

I loved Laura’s energy and enthusiasm. The weekend was fabulous, creative, thoughtful, inspired, fun and playful.

I am feeling inspired, connected, spacious, joyful, unbridled, powerful, sensual, happy, free, loving, safe, grateful, vibrant and whole.


Grainne – Barrister:

The retreat was enlightening, re-connecting and relaxing. Laura makes it a very special experience. I feel energised, refreshed, rested, reconnected, grateful, open and relaxed.


Peter – Engineer

I felt very welcomed, appreciated and cared for. It was a warm, safe place to experience this work, with great food and positive energy.

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Positive Life Magazine Article: January 2018

Positive Life Magazine featured Healing Yoga and The Vitality Retreat in a recent publication!
“It promises to be an energising, tranquil experience that fills you with optimism for the year ahead” –

Click here for the full article!