This is our signature package with all the bells and whistles! Grab this unique opportunity to gather close friends for a much-needed catch-up, hike and self-care treat! In your own social bubble of just four people, enjoy our ‘secret’ Donegal coastal location; a ‘Crannóg’ built especially for yoga, between Portnoo and Ardara, Co. Donegal. Have a unique yoga and adventure retreat experience in beautiful surroundings with three close friends by your side.
The retreat will begin on the Friday evening with a delicious vegetarian meal and dessert (with 2 menu choices available). Before bed you will be treated to a gentle yoga session with a Healing Sound Relaxation. The following morning and afternoon, you will have two more slow yoga and relaxation sessions, followed by a healthy lunch. You can then choose to soak in the hot-tub at our private river-side site or walk to nearby Ballinareavy Strand.
Your group is booked to meet the amazing Ian Miller (Unique Ascent) to climb Errigal Mountain at 7pm that evening, so you can take the scenic route to your destination and enjoy your catered picnic as you explore some must-see spots on the journey north to the mountain (map provided). The hike is moderate and very achievable and once you’ve drank in an eagle-eyed view of West Donegal, you drive back to your cottage for a well earned rest.
On Sunday morning you will have a gentle yoga stretch, followed by bubbly drinks in the hot-tub to celebrate your climb and refresh tired muscles. Afternoon tea will be followed by another blissful Healing Sound Relaxation to close this unique weekend experience.
6.30 pm: Arrival and Main Meal
8.30-10.00 pm: Slow Yoga and Healing Sound Relaxation
Breakfast (Self Catered/ Larder provided)
10.00-12.00pm: Morning Slow Yoga Stretch
12.30-2.00 pm: Breath work, Relaxation & Meditation
2.00 pm: Healthy Lunch (Soup)
3.00-6.00 pm: Free time. (Hut tub, or walk to nearby Ballinareavy Strand, or take your Catered Picnic (see below)* on a scenic drive towards Errigal Mountain e.g. Portnoo Dolmen/Narin Beach/Carrickfinn Beach. (Map and Picnic provided).
7.00 pm: Errigal Sunset Hike meeting Iain from Unique Ascent at 7pm in Dunlewey
Breakfast (Self Catered)
10.00-11.30: Morning Slow Yoga Stretch
11.30-1.30: Hot tub and Bubbly drinks
1.30: Afternoon Tea
2.30-3.30 pm: Closing Healing Sound Relaxation
You will have your own room. The majority of your food will be catered but you will be provided with a basic breakfast larder and breakfast is self-catered. There are accommodation dates available after the listed date. Enquire early for a quote to extend your stay and explore sites like Assaranca Waterfall and Glencolmcille Sea Cliffs. (Email: comhcheol[at]mail.com).
Food Options (choose two options for your group and finalise order at least 1 week before):
Main Meal: Red Thai Veggie Noodle Bowl / Malaysian Veggie Curry with Rice / Filo Feta and Spinach Pie / Veggie Linguine Ravioli with Spinach and Ricotta in a Tomato Passata.
Desserts: Potted Mango and Coconut Cheesecake / Choc brownie Plate / Rhubarb or Strawberry Eton Mess / Warm Apple Cake / Creme Bruleé with Summer Berries.
*Catered Picnic for 4 (This is your main meal. If changes are needed, give 1 week’s notice).
2 x Veg Quiche Slices & 2 x Feta, Spinach and Sweet Potato Pasties & 4 x Homemade Sausage Rolls & Charcuterie Box (cheeses, cured meats, crackers, fruit, chutneys etc.) & Tea/Coffee & Brownie/Eclair
Terms & Conditions: Ticket price is for a maximum of four people, and does not change if less than four people attend. Ticket price includes a €250 non-refundable deposit. Refunds will only be made if cancellations give a minimum of 7 days notice. Upon booking, you will be emailed with travel information & regarding food and drink choices. You will also be given the opportunity to inform the yoga teacher about any relevant health issues within the group. In cases where elements of the package have to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, fun percussion and art activities will be organised to replace these cancelled elements of the package.
See www.donegalyogaretreats.com for an overview of our other small group yoga brunch and residential packages.