“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.
All of these have music woven through and around them.
Tunes for dancing or for weeping, for battle, or for love.”
We so thrilled to be curating a seven night retreat this summer, in Ballyfad, Wexford, Ireland. We will be nestled in a quiet mountain valley made up of equal parts beauty and serenity -
a stunning feast for the senses, and gathering with the earth.
To us, the word mystical means to inspire a sense of mystery, awe, and fascination. This week has been created to be an evocative journey into the mystical landscape...inside and out.
The retreat combines creative writing, yoga, and relaxation + exploration of spirit. We will gather to connect, share stories, play in the ethereal scenery, reclaim inner and outward movement to renew our bodies and minds, and remember who we are at the very core.
Our home for the week is an enchanted renovated barn called Monalea dating back to the 1770’s with both east coast beaches and indigenous oak forest nearby. There are many beautiful woodland and hill walks in the area where we can wander, daydream, take photos, and find inspiration. It is a mindfully tended, warm space embodying sweetness and tranquility in a natural setting for contemplation and creation.
-Meeting at from the jaw dropping Trinity College Library located in the heart of Dublin. We will have transport from the Arklow train station to the Monalea, located at the Wexford/Wicklow border, our home for the week.
-Seven nights at the gorgeous Monalea Barn and adjacent farmhouse that has been named one of the top airbnbs in all of Ireland. It has a large open air fireplace, two big round tables, a space to fit 30 yoga mats, and stone walls that become atmospheric at night, where we can light candles in the many little alcoves.
-A week’s worth of healthy, vibrant vegetarian food to nourish you from the inside.
-An excursion to the exquisitely fantastical gothic Johnstown Castle and Gardens in Wexford These gardens are a diverse and peaceful secluded haven.
-An excursion to the gorgeous Wicklow Mountains National Park and valley town of Glendalough.
-An excursion to the nearby Tobair Patrick Beach, with high dunes looking out to the Irish Sea.
-Two yoga classes per day led by Cole Chance, a 500 RYT teacher, Thai Bodywork Therapist, and international retreat leader who deeply believes in exploring the relationship to self in order to find both freedom and wholeness -on & off the mat.
-Two writing workshops per day, led by author, writing coach and international workshop/retreat leader Victoria Erickson who believes in writing as alchemy, ceremonial gathering, and an ongoing invitation to go deeper into the body and imagination to tell our truths, stories, and ultimately reach our highest creative potential both on and off the page.
-transport to and from Dublin. (meeting points centrally located)
All writing and yoga classes are optional!
Join us and celebrate simply being alive.
“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
We are happy to work with you in creating a payment plan if it makes this journey more feasible for you. Please inquire personally to discuss payment plan options.
90 days from start of program--APRIL 25th--50% of your total payment in
45 days from start of program--JUNE 5th--final balance due
Deposit non-refundable, due upon registration - $600
Before April 25th 50% of retreat total will be refunded minus deposit
After April 25th - payments are non-refundable (this is where your travel insurance with trip protection will come in!)
If we have a waiting list and can fill the room we will be able to refund fully minus deposit.
Highly recommended. No one plans on having to cancel an epic journey but life happens and insurance can help recoup cost for the retreat and your flight.
Don’t always play it safe, but in this case... DO!
We Travel(this site) offers a wonderful travel insurance but please do look around as well.
Twin beds in a co-ed room with ensuite bathroom.
Cozy bunk beds in a room shared with 3-4 people.
Bunk beds in a shared room with 4-5 people
Private room.....the only solo rooms we have left will share a bathroom with on or two other people but room is private.