Best yoga retreats 2016
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Apologies, these retreats took place in 2016.
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Click the button above to list all the upcoming retreats for this current year.
Then click on the blue title of this years’ Best Yoga Retreats, to see information about our upcoming Best Yoga Retreats.
Then click the TABs at top of the page where you will see a full description of the retreat, prices, timetable of classes and activities and also photos from some previous retreats.
The best way to find an un-biased list of the best yoga retreats 2016 is to search Tripadvisor.
Go into Tripadvisor website, and enter Ireland as the location.
And enter Yoga Retreat as what you are looking for.
This will list all the yoga retreats in Ireland, and you can then see independent reviews on each one.
Then take a look at the number of reviews… how long the reviews date back (number of years)… and you will read reviews from people who have stayed in each of the yoga retreat centres.
During the Summer 2016, we have quality week-long yoga and meditation retreats every week of the Summer.
And throughout the rest of the year of 2016, all year round, we offer weekend yoga and meditation retreats.
These yoga and meditation retreats range from gentle yoga retreats suitable for all ages to stronger vinyasa style retreats which are more dynamic and physically challenging retreats.
All our week-long yoga retreats start at 7:00 pm Friday evening with dinner and finish the following Thursday at noon.
Tripadvisor awards for best yoga retreats 2016
We have won the Tripadvisor award of excellence 5 years in a row for the best quality yoga retreats in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2015.
You can read these independent travellers reviews about best yoga retreats at Tripadvisor best yoga retreats reviews.
Hand-picked team of the best yoga and meditation teachers
The centre was founded by yoga teacher Dave Brocklebank in 1999, who had the vision to build a comfortable yoga centre in one of the most spectacular and special places in Ireland…. The Burren.
The Burren Geopark is an area of unspoilt beauty consisting of spectacular shaped limestone hills which plunge down into the Atlantic ocean.
Dave has specially hand-picked 15 of the best yoga and meditation teachers to teach on these quality yoga retreats.
We only take 15 people on our retreats so that everybody gets very good individual attention.
Complete Best Yoga Retreat package including guided outings
Our complete yoga retreat holiday package includes
- the best quality yoga and meditation instruction
- guided outings to visit local attractions
- boat trips to the Cliffs of Moher
- outdoor activities including hill walking, surfing, kayaking, strolls by the sea and simply relaxing in Nature
- sample local cuisine for lunch at restaurants and cafes during our guided outings
- amazing vegetarian food by Paddi our famous cook
- optional vegetarian cooking classes
- comfortable accommodation
all within a genuine yogic environment
The guided adventures into Nature by the founder of the yoga centre Dave Brocklebank are an important part of the overall package and gives you the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland with a very experienced guide.
Best yoga retreats 2016 Ireland
These weekend yoga breaks and the week-long yoga retreats are a great way to be shown around the Burren hills and along the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way in the Burren region, as well as having the most experienced yoga and meditation teachers.
One of the reasons why they are the best yoga retreats in 2016, is that there is a full timetable of activities throughout the day, as well as the quality yoga and meditation classes, and the amazing vegetarian food.
Our daily guided outings are led by Dave who founded the yoga centre in 1999, and he will personally take you to many very special places which are well off the beaten track.
This week could be a lovely way to start your 2 week vacation in Ireland, as you will meet other Irish people on the retreat who will give you tips and recommendations on what to see for your second week in Ireland.
Some people sign up for two separate week-long yoga retreats, and they get to experience two outstanding, very experienced yoga teachers, who may be quite different in their approach and also the type of yoga that they teach.
There are many photos of our guided outings at Best Yoga Retreat Photos
A Paradise with surprising ease of access
The peacefulness and ancient feeling of The Burren have to be experienced to be believed.
It is easy to see why these yoga retreats have been voted the best yoga retreats in 2016, when one spends some time in this magical part of the world on the west coast of Ireland.
Spending time on the west coast of Ireland is like stepping back 40 years in time, and the friendliness and easy going nature of the people makes one feel at home straight away.
Yet it is easy to get here with a choice of airports, train, bus and reduced fare taxi pickups.
It takes 2 ½ hours to drive from Dublin, 90% on motorway.
The nearest bus and train goes to Gort which is 6 miles away and taxi from there costs €11.
Best yoga retreats 2016 suitable for all
These are the best yoga retreats and are suitable for complete beginners to yoga and meditation as well as for more experienced practitioners.
It is worth checking that you choose the best yoga retreat for you, so that if you are older you may prefer a more gentle retreat… whereas if you are younger and reasonably fit you may prefer a stronger more challenging retreat.
You can see which of the yoga retreats are more or less challenging at Which of the best yoga retreats are more gentle than others
Best yoga retreats 2016 all year round
As well as having week-long retreats every week during the Summer, we also have week long yoga and meditation retreats at Christmas for 27th December – January 2nd and also week long New Year retreats from January 3rd – 9th and also Easter week-long retreats.
Outside those times we run all year round weekend retreats all year round.
We close from November 24th – December 26th and also from January 10th – 22nd.
Our full list of the best yoga retreats 2016 can be seen at
Calender of best yoga retreats 2016