Hatha Yoga and Meditation retreat with Lisa Petersen

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    • Hatha Yoga and Meditation retreat with Lisa Petersen

      August 21st – 27th 2020


      Prices per person

      Full Week retreat: €845 if 3 of you booking together sharing
      Full Week retreat: €905 if 2 of you booking together in twin room
      Full Week retreat: €935 if 2 of you booking together in double room
      Full Week retreat: €965 if 1 person booking in single room
      Click here for prices to attend part of the week, or for more details

      This retreat consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the week of

      • classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Lisa Petersen
      • introduction to meditation and deepening of your practice
      • breathing practices and breath awareness
      • Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
      • Hatha yoga classes
      • delicious vegetarian meals
      • comfortable accommodation at the centre
      • guided outings each day by an experienced guide
      • sample local cuisine at one of the local restaurants or cafes
      • enjoy meeting like minded people in this relaxed friendly environment


      Treat yourself to a stress free week (or weekend) of inspiring yoga, calming meditation, relaxing yoga nidra, amazing vegetarian food, and outdoor walks in the hills and by the sea.

      An ideal week to let go of the stresses and strains of everyday life and to let go into a very peaceful and tranquil environment with a gifted teacher and share some time with like minded people.

      The Burren is a magical place, and you will feel truly refreshed and invigorated after spending time in Nature in these beautiful surroundings.


      Who this hatha yoga retreat is suitable for

      This retreat is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced including yoga teachers and regular practitioners.

      Lisa will give variations so everyone works at their own level.

      There is no comparison made between people, and each person practices at a level which is appropriate to them at the current point in time.


      Arrival on Friday 21st August 2020

      5:30 – 7:00 pmArrival & Registration
      7:00 pmDinner
      9:00 pmIntroduction to the retreat
      9:25 – 10:15 pmBreathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation


      Typical day’s timetable

      8:00 – 8:30 amMeditation including intro for beginners
      8:30 – 10:00 amHatha yoga class
      10:00 amBreakfast
      11:15 – 2:00 pmOutdoor trip into the Burren
      2:00 pmLunch at local restaurant or cafe
      5:00 pmApprox return to centre
      5:00 – 7:00 pmFree Time
      7:00 pmDinner
      8:00 – 9:00 pmFree time
      9:00 – 9:30 pmMeditation


      Alternate days

      5:00 – 6:30 pmHatha yoga class

      Every second day, as well as the usual classes listed on the typical day’s timetable above, we have an additional afternoon class.



      Close of retreat on Thursday 27th August 2020

      8:00 – 8:30 amMeditation
      8:30 – 10:00 amHatha yoga class
      10:00 amBreakfast
      11:15 – 12:00 pmFarewells
      12:00 noonDepart


    • Instructor Bio Lisa Petersen



      Lisa Petersen first came across yoga when she spent 2.5 years in India in 2000. Lisa was ‘captured by the Ease, Grace and Peace’ and yoga has become a central part of her life since then.

      During her time in India Lisa also began vipassana meditation and naturally began practicing yoga and meditation on her own right from the start as she had plenty of time in India and felt naturally drawn to the practices.


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    • I appreciate Lisa´s style of teaching very much, I found her as a kind, very attentive and authentic teacher who displayed a great sense of humour. Her warm calming voice and clear instructions made it easy to join into the awareness of the body when the eyes were closed in inquiries. … Sandra Dietinger, Austria


      Description of Hatha Yoga retreat

      Tune in, feel from within and ‘Let Go’ with Lisa


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      Who is the course suitable for

      This week is suitable for everybody and each will receive the right level of information that you are ready for, and the inspiration to either take up yoga as a daily practice, or to deepen your understanding and practice and to inspire you to delve deeper and let go to the inner sense of freedom, grace and love that is within every one of us.


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      The yoga classes will include yoga postures and flowing sequences, breathing exercises, guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation techniques.


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      Lisa is a very experienced yoga teacher and also a trainer on yoga teacher training courses and brings a depth of knowledge combined with a very clear understandable way of teaching delivered in a humorous, caring and attentive way.


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      She gives variations on postures so that her classes are suitable for complete beginners, while those more experienced practitioners will be given variations to challenge each person at the appropriate level and also inspirational teaching to help bring understanding and insight into the practices.

      This week is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced including yoga teachers and regular practitioners.


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      There is no comparison made between people, and each person practices at a level which is appropriate to them at the current point in time.



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      Lisa takes the time to ensure that each person is practicing without putting strain into their practice, and gives good guidance to each person.



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      The morning yoga and meditation classes are followed by a hearty breakfast and then we set out as a group on our guided outings.

      Each day Dave who founded the centre in 1999 brings the group to a different special location within the Burren hills or else beside the sea.

      Some days we go for hill walks and other days we go for a leisurely stroll by the sea and sometimes take time out to sun bathe or just relax in these beautiful surroundings.

      These outings are guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and full of energy on all levels.

      Depending on the preferences of the group we may go surfing, kayaking, a boat trip to the Cliffs of Burren, visit the Burren Perfumery or a wide range of other activities and places to see.

      These outings are great fun, and a lovely way to get to know the other course participants on the retreat.




      Each day on our guided outing, we stop for lunch at one of the best local restaurants or cafes which is a great way to sample the best of the locale cuisine in the Burren.

      Dave knows all the best places to eat and is always ready to help with suggestions on the best dishes in each of the local cafes.

      We are always very well looked after and the best seats are always reserved for us.


      Ballyvaughan tea rooms


      The week will include the following:

      • Asana and Vinyasa – Asanas are yoga postures. Vinyasa is a series of flowing movement sequences co-ordinated with rhythmic breathing. Together, they develop steadiness, strength and vitality as well as fluidity, ease and release. As a result, we feel more at home in our bodies.


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      • Pranayama or Breathing Exercises – We are always breathing. Yet, like waves on the shore, footprints or snowflakes, each breath is unique. Paying attention to our breathing is the easiest way to connect to ourselves because the breath is the invisible bridge between the body and the mind. Yoga teaches practical, accessible techniques for finding, observing, and balancing the breath. Consciously tuning in this way gives us a tool to calm the mind. In this way, a sense of balance is available in every breath.


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      • Mindfulness Meditation Techniques – Our thoughts are like clouds being blown across the sky, or projections on a movie screen. Even when the weather or the movie changes the sky is always there and the screen remains the same. Yogic wisdom tells us that there is a peaceful, unchanging matrix that supports and sustains everything else. Learning to observe our thoughts in meditation is a way of getting to know our true selves. Our awareness increases which naturally leads to healthier, happier choices in diet, exercise, life-style and relationships.


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      • Guided relaxation – Truly, deeply relaxing is an art in itself. Guided relaxation is a simple way to access that state of letting go. We tune into our deepest intentions, needs and desires and the body has more energy to heal and re-generate. My students always tell me they have their best night’s sleep after yoga.


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      Alternative afternoons we have a long outing into the Burren or by the sea and this is a lovely way to see this spectacular part of Ireland in a nice leisurely way with a very experienced guide.



      There is a full timetable of activities each day and most people come along as it is such good fun being with the group on our outdoor adventures.

      However if you wish to take some time on your own, you are very welcome to stay at the yoga centre and put your feet up, while the rest of the group heads off on their outdoor adventure.


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      During the summer when we get the right weather conditions, our outdoor yoga classes overlooking the Atlantic ocean are memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life 😉

      The flat Burren pavement heats up during the summer months and provides a lovely contact with the Earth… as Lisa guides you to reach for the sky… sense the fresh air… smell the sea… and allow your heart to soar.

      It is impossible to stop an inner smile spreading through one’s whole being.


      Yoga Nidra sea


      And lying on the warm Burren pavement allows us to imbibe the positive energy and to help assimilate these practices to all levels of our being.

      Each evening Gearoid the cook who used to work in a Hare Krishna restaurant in New York, will prepare “with love” a delicious vegetarian dinner and many people have said they have not eaten vegetarian food as good as this at any restaurant.


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      Lisa has taught students from 16 to 80 years old including corporate workers, seniors, athletes, womens’ groups and exam students on topics ranging from infertility to stress to chronic pain to inner peace.


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      Some classes during the week will have standing postures and flowing movements and challenging, while other classes will be more gentle, restorative and more about letting go into the present moment.


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      Lisa is an expert at using props for restorative yoga, and she is very caring and makes sure that each person knows how to use the props properly to get the best benefits.


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      Sometimes Lisa demonstrates a posture using the props…


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      And then shows how to help someone else come into the posture and how to adjust the props for that person…


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      And then finally will help the whole class to come into the posture, checking each person and then allowing you have the time in the posture to experience the benefits.


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      One could call Lisa’s classes as “No Stress Yoga, and still getting all the benefits” 😉


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      We often get yoga teachers who attend these retreats so that they can learn tips and techniques from Lisa.

      And also just many beginners who wish to experience the benefits of this “No Stress Yoga”


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      And by the end of the week, you will be familiar with many new techniques and practices that you can bring home to your everyday life.


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