Yoga le Grá
"Root Down to Rise Up"
12th July - 14th July
Boghill Center, Near Lisdoonvarna
What is the Earthing Retreat all about?
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit this page to check out what my retreat is all about!
The video's above and below give you some written insight as well as some great visuals so that you can get a feel for myself as the retreat facilitator and organizer, the journey that brought me here, the journey you will be going on as well the reason I choose this fantastic venue.
My inspiration for this retreat lays in the land. I set out on a journey to travel Ireland as I work on organic farms and Gardens in exchange for Bed and Board. I am following a deep gut intuition of mine that I need to connect with the land, our mother Earth. We do not have to look very far to see the destruction that we are causing to Mother Earth. If you begin to look at how we take the resources from our planet and how we are polluting the air that we breathe and the water that we drink, the food that we eat... we slowly begin to hear the cries from Mother Earth calling us back. I now spend everyday immersed with Nature, I listen and I hear and I know it is not all doom and gloom because our Mother Earth is so resilient.
To see the beauty that she beholds on us everyday fills me with hope.
I believe deep connection with Nature has the power to heal our mind, bodies and souls.
In a world that is so fast paced and we are often in Go Go Go mode, do we really take the time to stop, to look, to listen, to feel, to smell, to taste? To move out of our "thinking minds" and move our attention to our divine surroundings.
Both the outer world that surrounds us but also our inner world that is always present.
The Earthing Retreat is about connecting with the Earth Energy.
A combination of movement, meditations, nature walks, reflection, intention, Rest, wander, observation, balancing energy & transformation.
Taking time out of every day life so that you give yourself the opportunity to tune into Mother Nature and your inner true nature. Creating this breathing space can help you to integrate what you learn back into your every day life.
I will teach you techniques to help you to ground yourself, creating a sense of steadiness and ease in your body and bring your focus out of "monkey mind" which can refresh and replenish your whole being. We will explore moving any stagnant or stuck energy as you move your body in rhythm with your breath creating a gentle moving meditation allowing you to shift your thought patterns and create awareness and transformation.
We use examples from nature as our guide to help us to nurture ourselves from the outside-in and inwards-out.
During the weekend we will also plant Irish Native Tree's. There are so many reasons why planting Trees is so important today, but here I would like to mention the relationship to Yoga. Yoga means Union. In Yoga we celebrate the breathe which can assist us to focus and become centered, to come home or unite with ourselves. When you think about the union and direct exchange we have with Tree's they are our lung support, our breath, our life. Trees breathe out the Oxygen that we need to breathe in, We breathe out the Carbon Dioxide that Trees need to breathe in.
Trees are magnificent teachers and we will observe how Trees 'Root down to Rise Up' and how we can directly learn from them. Each Tree we will planting in July, I placed in a Pot with love and affection in preparation for the Retreat.
Oak, Hazel, Hawthorne, Guelder Rose, Downey Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Rowan,
The intention is to give back to Mother Earth while also contributing to the creation of a 'Silent Meditation Garden.' A place where people can go and just be- find space, observe, connect, walk, wander, sit, contemplate, meditate, listen, dream, balance, transform ... basically what ever the person needs in the moment, A place where silence is welcomed and celebrated.
Each tree will be planted in the Silent Meditation Garden which myself and other volunteers brought to life in February this year. There is a video below of our journey of creating the garden below if you would like to check it out :)
So, I hope that you can get a feel for the vibe of the whole weekend. Like myself, all the people working at Boghill center are so welcoming and you really get the home away from home feelings :)
Boghill is an Eco-Center and grows organic foods which goes directly into your delicious home made meals.
You can arrive on Friday 12th anytime after 3pm (if you would like to arrive earlier just let me know and we can arrange that too!)
I will be there to welcome you as you arrive but will have the official welcoming at 6pm
If you know me, you will know I like to laugh and have fun so mighty craic is all part of the weekend!
We will finish up after lunch on Sunday about 3pm.
(there is also an option to stay an extra night or two if you fancy extending your stay, get in touch ;)
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and ill answer as soon as I can.
I would love to see you at the retreat but if not maybe we will cross paths another time,
To Book Your Space on the Earthing Retreat:
Call or Text Helena 0834710943
What is the Exchange?
Hostel Dorm Accommodation: €290
Twin Room Accommodation: €325
Private Room Accommodation: €345
Limited Places so please book early if possible :)
Contact me on 083 4710943 or email 0834710943
I have outlined the prices below and offered an Early Bird offer if you pay before May 21st.
There are different accommodation options depending on your preference or budget.
However if you would love to come on the retreat and this exchange is out of your budget please get in touch and we can most definitely discuss alternatives :)