Midweek Vinyasa flow Yoga and Meditation with Dave Brocklebank
May 22nd – 25th 2017
Complete retreat arriving Monday 5:00 pm until Thursday at noon:
€430 per person sharing with others
€510 to include a single room
€470 per person twin room when 2 people booking
€480 per person double room when 2 people booking
Or Leave on Wednesday
Leave in AM €320 per person sharing with others (€400 single)
Leave in PM €380 per person sharing with others (€460 single)
Summary of May Midweek Vinyasa flow Yoga retreat
This retreat consists of an inviting and uplifting timetable over the Monday evening to Thursday mid-day of
- classes by very experienced yoga and meditation teacher Dave Brocklebank
- introduction to meditation and also deepening of your practice
- breathing practices and breath awareness
- Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
- Vinyasa flow yoga classes in AM
- Satyananda yoga classes in PM
- delicious vegetarian meals
- comfortable accommodation at the centre
- guided outings on Tuesday and Wednesday 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 mid-week break of energizing Vinyasa flow yoga, mind centering Satyananda yoga, calming meditation, relaxing yoga nidra, amazing vegetarian food, and outdoor walks in the hills and by the sea.
An ideal mid-week break 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.
Who this Mid-week yoga retreat is suitable for
This retreat will include Vinyasa flow yoga classes which will be physically challenging but the postures and sequences will be adapted for each person so that it will be suitable for all.
There will also be Satyananda yoga classes which will be more gentle, and aimed to reduce thoughts and bring your awareness inwards… and simply to let go and be in the present moment.
This retreat is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness, but will also challenge each person to work with the postures to their own ability.
Arrival on Monday 22nd May 2017
Time Activity 5:30 – 7:00 pm Arrival & Registration 7:00 pm Dinner 8:00 – 8:30 pm Karma Yoga 9:00 pm Introduction to the retreat 9:25 – 10:15 pm Breathwork and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation
Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s timetable
Time Activity 8:00 – 8:30 am Meditation including intro for beginners 8:30 – 10:00 am Vinyasa flow yoga class 10:00 am Breakfast 10:45 am Karma yoga 11:15 – 2:00 pm Outdoor trip into the Burren 2:00 pm Lunch at local restaurant or cafe 4:00 pm Approx return to centre 4:00 – 5:00 pm Free Time 5:00 – 6:30 pm Satyananda Yoga Class 7:00 pm Dinner 7:45 – 8:15 pm Karma yoga 8:00 – 9:00 pm Free time 9:00 – 9:30 pm Meditation
Close of retreat on Thursday 25th May 2017
Time Activity 8:00 – 8:30 am Meditation 8:30 – 10:00 am Vinyasa flow yoga class 10:00 am Breakfast 10:45 am Karma yoga 11:00 – 12:00 am Farewells and Departure
Instructor Bio Dave Brocklebank
Dave Brocklebank began meditating in 1978 and began practising Yoga in 1989 with the Galway school of Yoga and Meditation which is Satyananda based.
He has been teaching since 1999 and continues to keep his teacher training up to date each year.
He also completed a hatha flow yoga teacher training and also a yoga for pregnancy teacher training as well as many more courses over the years.
He is very clear in his teaching and introduces the practices in an accessible way integrating breath awareness with the physical practices so that one is training one’s awareness while also getting the physical benefits of the postures.
He is a very clear teacher of meditation with over 30 years of dedicated practice.
Dave designed and built this beautiful purpose designed yoga centre in 1999 with the view to provide an ideal environment for people to learn and deepen their practice of yoga and meditation in a quality and enjoyable way.
Read more Dave Brocklebank’s full Bio
What I loved about Dave’s teaching is how clearly he explains each practice, and how he has endless patience to make sure we all understand the guidelines and each of us practices to our own ability. Everybody felt great after the weekend and I can’t wait to come back!!!… Susan, Cork
Description of May Mid-week Yoga retreat
Let go and relax with Dave
This Mid-week break yoga and meditation retreat is a great escape from your usual everyday life to stay in a very relaxing and energising comfortable yoga centre and learn practices to let go of thoughts, improve your breathing and posture, learn how to meditate and also to become familiar with yoga postures which you can practice on your own after the retreat.
10% of the proceeds of this course will be donated to charity
Dave will teach Vinyasa flow yoga classes in the morning which will energise the body and help remove energy blocks.
And in the afternoon will teach Satyananda yoga which works more with one’s awareness within the postures, helping to train and gradually still the mind, letting one relax within the present moment.
This retreat works with your awareness, and includes asana classes which start gently and build up over the retreat taking account of each individual’s ability.
Learn how to practice meditation and deepen your practice
The retreat also includes meditation classes and Yoga Nidra deep relaxation.
Meditation has been the corner stone of yoga for over 5,000 years, and the physical yoga postures were only introduced over the past 1000 years in order to support and prepare oneself for the deeper inner transformation through meditation.
There will be plenty of outdoor activities in the Burren and surrounding areas.
And the usual amazing vegetarian meals with Gearoid the chef.
Who is the course suitable for
This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced people.
It is suitable for those of all ages and also all levels of ability. Variations will be given to each person so they can practice at their own level.
Let go of Stress with relaxing but energising yoga
Dave’s classes begin with very gentle loosening up postures which help prepare the body for the stronger postures which will be gradually introduced.
He takes care that each person understands each posture and gives advice on adapting the posture to suit your own level and where you are at in this present moment.
Dave introduces Pranayama right from day one, and you will be shown how to use different parts of the lungs for the breathing practices and also how to incorporate awareness of the breath into one’s yoga practice.
The breath is one of the most important keys to bringing your awareness in wards, and to get in touch with your more subtle inner self.
A large emphasis is placed on the awareness of the practitioner rather than their physical ability.
On Tuesday & Wednesday Dave will lead the group on a guided walk in one of the special locations in the Burren. Sometimes we climb one of the hills, or possibly a walk in one of the forests or sometimes we go for a walk along Fanore beach and out onto the headland which leads to Black Head light house.
There are many places to choose from to go on our outings, so Dave usually uses his local knowledge and his experience of predicting the weather and will pick out the best location based on the interests of the group and what the weather will be like.
While we are on our guided outing we will stop off for lunch at one of the best cafes or restaurants in the area.
As well as the best of yoga and meditation instructors, and the best locations for our guided outings, you are always guaranteed the best of food on the eco yoga retreats at Burren Yoga.
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Some of the postures are stronger, and help with the alignment of the body.
Dave gives clear guidelines on each posture so that everyone can understand the alignment of the posture and also the focus of one’s awareness while in the posture.
Each person works within their own limitations, and there are no caparisons made between people.
As each person becomes more familiar with the postures, gradually their body opens up
Dave also gives individual guidance when it can be of benefit.
His experience with Iyengar and Astanga yoga bring a detailed approach to correct alignment of the body in order to assume the posture while respecting the limits of one’s body.
This mid-week break will also include an introduction to mindful breath awareness focussed meditation, and a deepening of the practice for those who practice already.
The energies at the yoga centre are very tranquil and also highly charged by all the yoga and meditation practice, and this is the best environment in which to learn or deepen your practice.
Take away with you practices you can continue at home
Dave aims to teach you a core amount of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation which you will be able to practice on your own each day after you complete the mid-week break.
He also has CD’s available on his phyiscal yoga classes, the Yoga Nidra deep relaxation and also a Meditation CD which will help you to kick start doing these practices on your own when you return home after the retreat.
More information about these CDs at
It is through extended daily practice of these techniques that bring the deeper benefits of yoga and meditation which can spill over onto all areas of your life.
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