IRELAND
with Gioconda Parker and Jenn Wooten

April 11-17, 2021

reservations open soon!

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, and after our fist sold-out retreat in 2019, we knew we’d be back!

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.

Vacation Details

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.

 

Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s

Please plan to meet the group at Ballymaloe House on the start day of your retreat, Rooms will be available between 2 and 4pm. 

We will add an info document about travel considerations, but we encourage participants to also enjoy Dublin for a day or two on the front of back end, or even renting a car for the drive to Cork and Ballymaloe. (about 2-3 hours from Dublin or Shannon International).  
There are flights from some cites to Cork city (then a short taxi to Balymaloe), there are also bus and train options. 

What to pack:

  • Cool weather clothing
  • Good walking shoes
  • A couple of nicer outfits for evenings out
  • Yoga clothes
  • Adapters for electronics
Your Teachers
Alyson Atma Simms - One Yoga Teacher
Jenn Wooten
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.
Alyson Atma Simms - One Yoga Teacher
Gioconda Parker
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.

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

Accommodations

We have just 8 shared rooms and 4 single rooms available.
The more premium rooms with bathtub will be assigned first come first served.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$3395 per person
SPECIAL: $3195 ($200 off to the first 6 registered)

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$4095
SPECIAL: $3895 ($200 off to the first 6 registered)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 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

NOT INCLUDED:

  • 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)
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, 2021. No refunds after December 1, 2020. 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, 2021, unless other arrangements are made. Participants will be required to sign the application and  liability waiver to participate on this trip.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.