with Gioconda Parker and Jenn Wooten
April 6-13, 2019
Join us for a week in mystical, magical Ireland. We were inspired to create this retreat because we were called to visit the land of our heritage and ancestral history. Ireland is home to rich mystical and spiritual traditions that are woven into its land, people and culture. This will be our first journey together to this verdant land and we hope to share it with you.
We’ll meet in the historic city of Dublin for a walkabout and and take in some traditional Irish food and pubs, then we’ll head south to Cork where we’ll spend the next six nights in the quiet countryside soaking up the the rich history and tradition of East Ireland. Our mornings will begin with grounded flow based yoga and we’ll have many afternoons for yin yoga and meditation. We’ll spend time exploring the picturesque coast, visit the city of Cork and indulge in award winning Irish cuisine. There will gardens to stroll through, libations to linger over and friends to be made.
Your adventure begins on Saturday, April 6th in Dublin, Ireland where we’ll spend one night together exploring this lively city & culture. Most US flights arrive in the morning, so we’ll have time to roam the streets and see some sights.
On Sunday morning, we will be transported to the Irish countryside of East Cork where we’ll spend the next 6 nights 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 and bathtub where you will be treated to fresh bath salts daily for a nice soak. All our accommodation has 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 our 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 the Big Shed and another 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.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Please plan to meet the group in Dublin on Saturday, April 6th. We will announce the groups hotel by Late 2018. We anticipate that some of you will arrive early to Dublin on your own. For those arriving on the 6th, there are many US flights with morning arrivals. We recommend these to offer more time in the exploring the city and we will be happy to connect participants on similar flights so they can share a taxi to the hotel.. We will have a special group outing and dinner planned for Saturday night.
On Sunday, we depart for Ballymaloe House in East Cork! One morning group shuttle will be provided back to Dublin International Airport on April 13th. Please book an afternoon flight or if you need to leave earlier, I’m sure the hotel can help you arrange a private car / shuttle back to the airport.
What to pack:
- Cool weather clothing
- Good walking shoes
- A couple of nicer outfits for evenings out
- Yoga clothes
- Adapters for electronics
Jenn has been teaching yoga for thirteen years going. She has an academic background in anatomy and physiology which informs her understanding of alignment and yoga as a therapeutic tool. Her gift as a teacher is her ability to connect somatically and emotionally with her students to connect with the wisdom of their own bodies. She is regarded as a teacher’s teacher and loves teaching students how to practice in a way that is accessible and effective to strengthen the body, ground the nervous system and open hearts and minds. Her teaching style is loving, grounded, challenging and as irreverent as it is spiritual. She teaches teacher trainings, retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. She continues to discover herself and the world around by rooting deeply into family and her practice while uncovering the mystery and magic that come from showing up to life as it is.
Gioconda has been practicing and teaching yoga for 20 years, and is still learning something new every day. Her enthusiasm for the practice is contagious and her dedication to yoga comes through in every class. Whether you are flowing in her artfully sequenced vinyasa classes, or moving through the layers in yin, her guidance and support keep you safe, steady and focused. In addition to years of yoga training, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
All rooms are in the luxurious Ballymaloe house complete with bathtubs and daily dose of handmade soaking salts.
Our first evening in Dublin will be in a centrally located hotel (TBD).
$3595 per person
several double rooms and one female roommate space still available.
2 single rooms still available.
A $695 deposit will hold your space. We are happy to try to match you with a roommate if you need one.
- 7 nights accommodations (1 Dublin, 6 Ballymaloe house)
- Yoga Classes
- Breakfasts lunches and dinners catered by Ballymaloe Grainstore and Ballymaloe House
- Walking tour and group dinner in Dublin
- A day trip to Cork with special dinner in Cork
- Explorations of the surrounding area including gentle hikes and picnic
- One group transport back to Dublin International Airport on April 13th
- Travel to and from Dublin
- 1Taxi to Dublin Hotel
- Optional activities
- Gratuities you might like to offer drivers and guides
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended – see Travel Guard Link)
A $695 deposit will secure your space and we would be happy to match you with a roommate.
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($695) before December 1, 2018. No refunds after December 1, 2018. 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 February, 2019, 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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