If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the past couple of years, it’s the importance of gratitude, looking after our health and taking the time to appreciate the world around us in ways we took for granted.  The Burren Yoga Retreat, located just five miles from the picturesque seaside village of Kinvara, provides a unique opportunity to take a breath and enjoy a calming yoga and meditation retreat, complete with luxurious accommodation, high quality classes, guided outings to take in the beauty of the Burren, and top class vegetarian meals. It all takes place in a lovely, relaxed atmosphere with stunning views and the company of a group of like-minded individuals. The retreats are also digital-free, giving you a well-deserved break from your devices and allowing you to switch off and reconnect with yourself.

The centre was founded in 1999 by Dave Brocklebank, who had the primary motivation and vision to provide the best possible facility for regular yoga practitioners and beginners alike. It was the first dedicated residential yoga and meditation retreat centre in Ireland and has since facilitated over 800 retreats, making it one of the best of its kind in the world. The yoga studio, located on the first floor, was designed according to sacred geometry to provide the best possible energy for spiritual and mental well-being. Ceiling to floor windows give you full access to the spectacular Burren views while flooding the studio with energy and light, increasing the enjoyment and relaxation of the classes.

The centre is as famous for its delicious vegetarian means as it is for its exceptional yoga teachers and stunning landscapes. The talented chef uses only the best locally-sourced, organic ingredients, skillfully combined to produce meals which are inspiring in a variety of flavours and textures and provide that perfect balance for digestion and optimal health and wellbeing. All dietary requirements are catered for.

Weekend prices range from €440 upwards, with week-long retreats starting from €1050. The complete great value packages include the best quality yoga and meditation instruction in a new state-of-the-art luxurious retreat centre with en-suite bedrooms. There are organised outings in the Burren Geopark and by the sea and outdoor activities including hillwalking and simply relaxing in nature. This is rounded off with delicious vegetarian food within a genuine yogic environment.

The peacefulness and ancient feeling of the Burren has to be experienced to be believed, and the Burren Yoga Retreat invites you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity and peacefulness of this stunning location and to ‘experience the silence’.

For information on upcoming retreats, visit www.burrenyoga.com. The Burren Yoga Retreat can also be found on Instagram and YouTube.