with Bita Jenkins and Moses Brown
May 1-7 and May 7-13, 2022
Join Bita and Moses mystical, magical Ireland!
Ireland is home to rich mystical and spiritual traditions that are woven into its land, people and culture, and we’ve found the perfect backdrop to immerse ourselves in the old and the new.
Family owned and run, Ballymaloe House will be your home for 7 lovely days and 6 nights. Tucked into the quiet Cork countryside and complete with farm, gardens, artists residency and a world renowned cookery school, your days will include morning and afternoon yoga classes, farm to table meals, strolling the property, picnicing on the Ballycotton cliffs and more. You’ll enjoy a day trip to Cork city & Blarney castle, and have the opportunity to visit the Jameson distillery or enjoy a cooking demo at the Ballymaloe Cookery School.
Join us as we stroll through the gardens, linger of libations and enjoy each others friendships.
Your retreat week will be at the award winning Ballymaloe House. Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has acknowledged Ballymaloe House on their Gold List, and it was the only Irish venue on this prestigious list of the World’s top 100 hotels. The McKenna Guide 2018 listed Ballymaloe House as one of Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants.
Accommodation at Ballymaloe House is simple and elegant. Each room has a private bathroom (some with bathtubs!) where you will be treated to fresh bath salts for a nice soak. All accommodations have a calm and relaxing feel. There are paintings and drawings by Irish modern artists such as Pat Scott, Michael Farrell, Louis Le Brocquy and Norah McGuinness throughout the house as well as examples of Irish studio pottery.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the drawing room by the fire or in the conservatory filled with scented geraniums and winter jasmine looking out onto our gardens and river. Benches are dotted throughout the gardens for you to sit in summer and read or listen to the sounds of the farm. In winter the drawing room is warm and peaceful-the perfect place to relax after a long walk by the sea and look out at the wild Irish sky.
Yoga classes will be onsite at the “Grainstore” – originally built in the 17th century, but converted to host groups and events (including local yoga workshops). Many of our meals will be catered for us here at the Grainstore, plus we’ve been invited to a special dinner at Ballymaloe House.
During our week, we’ll explore the surrounding area and take a full day trip to the City of Cork which will include dinner with a local chef.
Please plan to meet the group at Ballymaloe House on the start day of your retreat. Rooms will be available between 2 and 4pm. On the last day of your retreat, check out is after breakfast (so there will not be a yoga class on that day).
The closest airport to Ballymaloe House is Cork international (ORK) which is about 30 minutes via taxi or car. The other major airports in Ireland are Dublin (3 hour drive) and Shannon (2 hour drive). We anticipate that some participants will add time before or after the retreat to explore and some may choose to fly into an Dublin or Shannon, rent a car or take other transportation (you can check out train and bus options) to get to Cork and then to our retreat home at Ballymaloe.
There is so much beauty worth exploring if you have any extra time to add. In the past, some have added time in Dublin, while others have ventured from Cork to Killarney, the ring of Kerry and other gems. (for Star Wars fans, the island Michal Skellig where Luke Skywalker went into hiding is off the coast here!) So, a car rental may be worth it, especially if shared by a friend or two (to share the cost) … but don’t forget – the Irish drive on the left!
We will start gathering participants travel plans well in advance, and certainly if we see many on similar flights arriving to the Cork Airport, we may be able to assist with arrange a shared shuttle bus. For transportation after the retreat (for example back to Cork airport), the receptionist at Ballymaloe can easily assist.
- Cool weather clothing
- Good walking shoes
- A couple of nicer outfits for evenings out
- Yoga clothes
- Adapters for electronics
Bita Jenkins, M.D., E-RYT500 has been practicing and studying yoga since 1976. Her approach to yoga is intelligent, playful, and heart-based. She emphasizes awareness, the breath, core principles, alignment, and integrating both movement and stillness to access our true nature. Cultivating a sacred space to open the body, free the mind, and connect with spirit, she aspires to ignite the magic of our existence and the bliss of living this presence. Bita can appreciate all of the stress we accumulate in our fast-paced lifestyles. Her intention is to offer down to earth techniques and ways to incorporate them into our daily lives to help minimize stress, heal our bodies, and focus our minds. Self-transformation and awakening within has guided Bita to teach from a place of love, respect and integrity.
Moses Brown is a Certified Yoga Teacher who has been teaching since 1991. He leads public classes immersions and yoga teacher trainings. Moses believes that yoga should be a heart-opening experience that is both supportive as well as empowering to the student. His teachings create an approach that are physically dynamic, mentally stimulating and therapeutic. Moses brings focus, concentration, and mindfulness to his classes, weaving them together with playfulness, joy and FUN!!
Ireland was amazing! Everything was absolutely wonderful: beautiful land and accommodations, spectacular hosts, delicious food, fun day trips, nourishing yoga, fantastic community. It was bittersweet to leave, but I did so feeling completely replenished and full of joy. This was my perfect first solo traveling adventure.
– Kelly S
Couldn’t have asked for more! Amazing accommodations at Ballymaloe, the homemade food was so delicious, and, most important, I formed a new tribe with some of the most wonderful people I have ever met! Left a wee bit of me heart in Ireland!
– Caroline P
WEEK #1 May 1-7, 2022
Single Occupancy Room:
$4095 per person
Regular Double Occupancy Room:
$3395 per person
Superior Double Occupancy Room:
$3895 per person
ONE ROOM LEFT!
WEEK #2 May 7-13, 2022
We have 8 shared rooms and 4 single rooms available. 2 of those shared rooms are larger “Superior” rooms.
All rooms are in the main house of the lovely courtyard next to to the main house.
Single Occupancy Room
3 rooms still available
Regular Double Occupancy Room:
$3395 per person
1 room still available
Superior Double Occupancy Room:
- 7 days / 6 nights accommodations at Ballymaloe House
- Yoga Classes
- Breakfasts lunches and dinners catered by Ballymaloe Grainstore and Ballymaloe House
- Walking tour of Ballymaloe
- A day trip to Cork, Blarney Castle and a special dinner in Cork
- Picturesque walk along the Ballycotton cliffs with picnic
- Optional add ons: tour of the famous Jameson Distillery, cooking demonstration at the world famouns Ballymaloe Cookery School
- Travel to and from Ballymaloe House
- Optional activities
- Gratuities you might like to offer drivers and guides
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended – see Travel Guard Link)
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($695) before January 1, 2022. No refunds after January 1, 2022. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through March 2022, unless other arrangements are made. Participants will be required to sign the application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
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