What is so special about Burren Yoga?
There are a number of quality aspects that set the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre on a different level to other retreat centres or other yoga holidays.
The quality aspects of Burren Yoga include
- The best of yoga and meditation teachers
- Guided outings to visit local attractions
- The location is in the magical Burren
- The outdoor activities during the day
- Amazing vegetarian food by Paddi the cook
- A full programme of events for the whole day
- Sample the local cuisine during our guided outings
- We provide over 40 yoga and meditation retreats each year
- We have been running genuine eco yoga retreats since 1999
- Genuine yoga centre which is only used for yoga and meditation retreats
- Centre founded to provide the best yoga teaching within the ideal retreat environment
The Centre was founded with the best possible motivation
The centre was founded by yoga teacher Dave Brocklebank with the motivation of setting up a very comfortable retreat centre to be the best possible environment to learn yoga and meditation and to also to deepen the practice of those of you who already practice.
Many yoga classes these days unfortunately are almost simply fitness classes, so Dave purposely has hand-picked the best yoga and meditation teachers who will teach you genuine yoga within a genuine yogic environment.
The Best of Yoga and Meditation Teachers
We have a team of 14 yoga and meditation teachers who teach all the eco yoga retreats. Most of the team have been teaching here at least 5 years, and some over 10 years.
They are all outstanding teachers of yoga and meditation and also live their own lives according to yoga teachings.
A full programme of events for the whole day
Many yoga centres leave their guests to their own devices after the morning yoga class has finished, and it is possible to feel left out or even lonely.
Here at Burren Yoga we only take a maximum of 15 people, and the whole group gels very quickly together and after the morning yoga and meditation classes we eat a hearty breakfast together before being taken out on a guided adventure to visit local attractions and to partake in the outdoor activities.
If you prefer to chill out and put your feet up at the centre, or to simply take a bath and read, you are very welcome to stay behind at the centre while the rest of the group go out together on their outing.
The location is the magical Burren
The Burren has to be seen to be believed. And one has to walk on the Burren rock, see the wildflowers, and experience the silence…. in order to fully appreciate the beneficial effects this special place on the west coast of Ireland can have on you.
The Burren is steeped in ancient history and Poulnabrone dolmen is over 5,000 years old and the area is known for it’s huge numbers of ancient stone forts, dolmens, wedge tombs and thousands of ancient monuments.
There are also internationally know places in the Burren such as the Cliffs of Moher, the traditional music haven of Doolin where one catches the ferry to the Aran Islands, the Doolin cave, the Aillwee caves and much more.
The amazing vegetarian food
The Burren Yoga Centre is well known for it’s famous cook Paddi who grows most of the organic vegetables and salads which she uses for her vegetarian feasts.
Paddi used to run Seventh Heaven restaurant in Galway city for over 12 years, and she produced her own vegetarian cook book in 2009. It is also possible to take vegetarian cooking lessons with Paddi on request.
During our guided outings you will be taken to the best restaurants and cafes to experience the local cuisine for lunch…. while Paddi is lovingly preparing another vegetarian feast so that the smells of dinner will greet you upon your return to the centre.
Genuine yoga centre which is only used for yoga and meditation retreats
Nowadays some yoga holidays take place in hotels or other locations where you may be sitting beside someone who is drinking alcohol or smoking or other activities not supportive of expanding one’s awareness and working with more subtle internal energies.
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre has been blessed by a couple of Tibetan Lamas over the years and the energies are very refined and ideal for meditation practice.
Many experienced meditators have remarked on the clarity and heightened energy one can experience at the centre.
This environment is ideal in which to become inspired to continue your practice when you go home after one of our retreats.
Independent reviews of best yoga retreats
It is a good idea to look at Tripadvisor to see independent reviews on the best yoga retreat centres, and to read reviews on quality yoga retreats.
The Burren eco yoga retreats are an ideal combination of the best yoga teachers, the best tranquil and inspiring location of the Burren, amazing vegetarian food and well organised guided trips into Nature and outdoor activities with a nice group of like minded people in a very comfortable centre.
We have been running these eco yoga retreats since 1999
Because we have been running our retreats for such a long time, we have learned a lot through experience and feedback from our guests.
Dave who runs the yoga centre is involved in the running of every retreat and always has an open ear to listen to our guests experiences and is continually improving the standard of the centre and how we run our retreats.
As a result, the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre has a very good name and one only has to search google for “Burren Yoga” to see independent reviews from many different countries.
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