The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre was founded by yoga teacher Dave Brocklebank in 1999.
The ethos of the centre is to provide the best quality yoga and meditation teaching within a responsible holiday retreat package to The Burren where we spend time in Nature and the whole package follows the principles of conservation of the environment.
The complete package includes
- the best quality yoga and meditation instruction
- daily guided outings to visit local attractions
- outdoor activities
- amazing vegetarian food
- comfortable accommodation
- great social way to meet new friends
- all within a genuine yogic environment
Dave Brocklebank believes that yoga and meditation are the two most transformational practices he has learned in his life, and he founded the centre in 1999 with the vision of providing the best possible environment to learn and deepen one’s practice of yoga and meditation.
He choose the beautiful location of The Burren as being an ideal location for the retreat centre, and has built in daily guided outings to spend time in Nature as an integral part of the retreats. Dave Brocklebank has been practising meditation since 1978 and yoga since 1988 and manages and looks after each one of the retreats himself.
Dave does what he believes he does best which is having the vision on how best to setup the centre and run the retreats and taking the course participants on guided outings to discover many very special and beautiful places unseen to the casual tourist in the Burren.
He has hand picked a team of highly qualified and dedicated yoga teachers who live the life of yoga as well as teaching and practising yoga and mindful meditation themselves.
One of these gifted teachers teach the yoga and mindfulness meditation classes during each retreat.
Suitable for all
We provide courses suitable for
- all ages
- men and women
- all levels of fitness
- complete beginners to advanced practitioners
Some of our courses are very gentle while others are more dynamic and challenging, so it is important to choose the right type of yoga for your own level of fitness, age and experience.
It is possible to attend one of our retreats and pick and choose the options you would like to partake in.
Who we are and international yoga teachers
The centre was founded by yoga teacher Dave Brocklebank and more information about Dave’s background can be seen at
click here for Dave’s bio
Dave maintains very high standards at Burren Yoga and hand-picks the best of yoga and meditation teachers, the best vegetarian cook and even all the related people such as the surfing instructor are all of world class standards and also very nice people.
Even the reduced fare taxi drivers who pick people up at Shannon or Galway airport are hand-picked as Dave believes that a visitor’s first contact when they land in Ireland should be with a driver who is friendly, professional and caring.
The amazing food and Paddi the cook
Dave has also been very fortunate to come across Paddi the now famous cook who has been preparing the vegetarian food at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre for the past 11 years.
Paddi the cook used to run Seventh Heaven restaurant in Galway city for over 12 years before she came to work full time at Burren Yoga.
The food is of restaurant standards and we can cater for any special diets including vegan, dairy & wheat free, any allergies or any other special diets.
If you wish to combine learning about vegetarian cooking while you are here, we can arrange for you to spend time with Paddi in the kitchen to get some hands on tips and experience.
Our Team of the best Irish & International Yoga Teachers
We have a team of 16 very dedicated and talented yoga and mindfulness meditation teachers, and most of the teachers have been teaching here over 5 years, some of them over 10 years.
Dave has hand picked the best of yoga and meditation teachers for their
- ability to teach the best yoga and mindfulness meditation classes
- friendly caring nature when living with our guests during the retreat
- genuine following of the yoga teachings in their own life
- ongoing training and following the yoga path in full