The Vitality Retreat 2018
Revitalise the Body, Reconnect with your Passion, Be inspired to live from your Heart
Vitality Retreats are held in February, June and November in Ireland’s most beautiful country estates.
These holistic retreats are an opportunity to welcome greater fulfilment and happiness into our lives.
The three-day retreat invites you to unwind in serene settings that revive the senses with delicious meals, woodland walks, cosey fires and beautiful period accommodation.
Enjoy over 12 hours of expert tuition to invigorate body, mind and spirit through Healing Yoga, Somatic Movement, Tension Release, Dance, Creative Expression, Self-Awareness Practices, Reiki and more!
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.
This 3-day programme includes:
- Healing Yoga: Asana, Pranayama (breath-work), Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) & Meditation
- Somatic Movement
- Tension & Trauma Release
- Soul-Dance (no dance experience needed)
- Dynamic Meditation
- Sound & Voice work
- Authentic Connection
- Visioning, Intention Setting
- Integrated Healing Practices
The Vitality Retreat at Roundwood House in County Laois, June 3-5th 2018.
About Roundwood House
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, just over an hour from Dublin, Roundwood is a beautiful and historically significant 18th century Irish country house. Warm reception rooms filled with antique furniture, bedrooms lined with paintings and overflowing bookshelves, crackling fires, good food, lovely gardens and extensive outbuildings, all give rise to a unique Irish experience.
Roundwood House was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the “Small Hotel” category by TripAdvisor in 2017. According to TripAdvisor, this award is their “highest recognition and is presented annually to the top 1% of businesses across select categories“.
“…This is the old school of Irish hospitality – understated, loquacious, arranged by people who have the time to talk to you and to take care of you. The result of their patient, gracious care is that everyone feels special when staying here” – McKenna’s Guide: Top 100 Places to Stay in Ireland
You will receive a full timetable of events and scheduled free time on the morning of your arrival but here is a taster of what’s to come!
12 noon: Arrive and settle, rest by the fire with a cup of tea or go for a walk in the beautiful estate.
1 pm: Welcome circle and grounding meditation
1:30 pm: Enjoy a warming lunch
3 – 4:30 pm: Healing Yoga workshop
Enjoy a relaxing evening to read, rest and enjoy the beautiful period house and its estate.
Book a Reiki healing session with Laura this evening (booking in advance is necessary)
(Bank Holiday) Monday-
7:30 am: Morning juice, fruit or tea
8 am: Pranayama (breath-work) to invigorate the energy channels of the body and refresh the mind
8:40 am: Silent Breakfast (Feel free to enjoy your breakfast outside if you like!)
10 – 11:30 am: Somatic Movement to mobilise and revive the spine, hips and shoulders.
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 garden!
1 pm – Lunch
Free time for relaxation, garden strolls, longer woodland walks, siestas, baths, and fireside reading.
Or treat yourself to a Reiki / Yoga 1:1 session- book with Laura in advance.
4 – 6 pm: Dynamic movement, Soul Dance, Yoga and Tension Release Practices.
We will activate, detox and release mental, emotional and physical tensions in the body, leading us into restorative and healing relaxation.
9 pm: Yoga Nidra to relieve stress and restores the body’s innate healing potential preparing you for deep and restful sleep.
7:30 – 8:30am: Silent breakfast
9 -11 noon: Movement, dance and sound practices to open and extend our awareness to our full resonating body. This will prepare us to authentically express ourselves and step into full embodied awareness so we can bring our true intentions and aspirations to light!
12- 1pm: Yoga and Relaxation
1:30 pm – Lunch and Departure
Individual Sessions: Integrated Healing & Reiki
Throughout the weekend, one to one sessions with Laura will be available in a private treatment room separate to the studio.
These sessions enhance the process of the weekend. Individuals receive a personally designed practice to assist them towards their goals. Sessions are 50 euro.
Available times are Sunday evening and Monday Afternoon.
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. Breakfast is another enjoyable experience at Roundwood- with their own homemade breads, yogurt, muesli and fruit compote which you can enjoy while they cook your full Irish.
Roundwood House offers a welcome that only a family home can. A rambling avenue leads you through a welcoming committee of animals and into a bright, spacious hall.
There is a drawing room, study and library, where the combination of log fires, antique furniture and absence of televisions may actually make you believe you’ve been transported back to the 18th century.
Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade biscuits are served on arrival and upon request after that.
The six bedrooms in the Main House are all en-suite, spacious and unique. They contain their original architectural features, have gracious views of the lawns and courtyards and promise to give you one of the best night’s sleep you’ll know.
The four bedrooms in the Yellow House (not a modern annex but the original house built by Anthony Sharp, whose grandson subsequently built the Main House) are en-suite, quaint and comfortable. They each have views of a beautiful walled garden.
WiFi is available in all bedrooms and reception rooms.
Prices include beautiful accommodation, meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts) and snacks and full tuition for the retreat programme.
*There are only 8 rooms available for this retreat so the group will be small, so please book soon to avoid disappointment*
Private en-suite room: 595 euro per person
Shared en-suite room: 545 euro per person sharing
Early Booking is advised- Places are limited to create an intimate group dynamic and to provide individual attention.
Your booking will only be confirmed with a non-refundable deposit of €100 with the balance due by April 20th.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-9633229 for details.
Travel Information- See www.roundwoodhouse.com/directions
Directions to Roundwood House from Dublin City:
Follow road signs from city for M7 heading southwest towards Limerick. Continue heading southwest on M7. Take Exit 18 off M7 signposted for Mountrath. Continue following signs for Mountrath. Upon entering the town turn right at traffic lights onto R423 & then take an immediate left onto R440 in direction of Kinnitty. Roundwood is exactly 4.7km out this road on the left.
Directions to Roundwood House from Dublin Airport
From Dublin Airport take M1 southbound, turning immediately onto M50 southbound (Junction 1). Take exit signposted for M7 in direction of Limerick. Continue heading southwest on M7. Take Exit 18 off M7 signposted for Mountrath. Continue following signs for Mountrath. Upon entering the town turn right at traffic lights onto R423 & then take an immediate left onto R440 in direction of Kinnitty. Roundwood is exactly 4.7km out this road on the left.
Roundwood House Postcode: R32TK79
Roundwood House GPS Coordinates: 53.0293° N, 7.5236° W
Participants traveling from abroad- please note this retreat does not include: flights, travel insurance, additional meals and drinks or any other additional transfers or excursions.
Insurance: If traveling from abroad, please ensure that you are in possession of private travel insurance with protection for the full duration of your holiday in respect of medical expenses, accidents, injury, death, repatriation, theft, cancellation, curtailment etc.
Previous Retreat Media
Positive Life Magazine Article: January 2018