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All year round relaxing holiday retreat including an introduction to meditation for complete beginners, yoga classes, and time outdoors in nature, amazing vegetarian meals in one of the most beautiful setting on the west coast of Ireland.


From £265 to £610

Duration: From w/e to 6 days
Departures: Fri eve to Thurs noon every week June to Sept. Or Fri eve to Sun every week of year
Start point: Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre, west coast of Ireland
End point: Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre, west coast of Ireland

Only the best of yoga & meditation teachers
Meditation has been the corner stone of traditional yoga practice for over 5,000 years. We introduce meditation practices to complete beginners and also help deepen the practice of those who are already meditating.

We teach meditation within the wider context of yoga, so that the yoga postures help one’s body to become more flexible and supply, so that it becomes much easier to sit comfortably. We also have the best of meditation and yoga teachers will show you how to use the cushions and props to find the most comfortable sitting posture for your own body.

We include relaxation and mind focusing techniques in order to prepare the mind to go more deeply inwardly without being as easily distracted by the senses or by restless thoughts.

We have a core team of 14 yoga and meditation teachers who have been hand picked by Dave the founder of the centre and they have all been teaching here for many years. These teachers are inspiring and very caring to both complete beginners and those who are already well established within their own practice. Not only are these the best of yoga and meditation teachers, they also live the life of yoga.

You can read more about the teachers at

Some courses have stronger yoga classes some more gentle We offer over 40 residential yoga holidays each year all year round. Weekends and week long courses.

Some of our courses are very gentle and suitable for complete beginners of all ages and all levels of fitness, and some other courses are quite strong and dynamic and more suitable for regular yoga practitioners and those who are more fit.

We teach 9 different types of yoga so it is important to choose the type of yoga that suits you best. 
Details at http://www.burrenyoga.com/courses-classes/what-type-of-yoga-is-best-for-me.html

Easy to get here
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is very easy to get to with easy access via public transport including Gort train station which is 6 miles away.

More details at

All our week long courses begin on Friday evening at 7:00 pm with dinner and finish the following Thursday at noon. It’s possible to book the weekend only on any of these courses or chose which additional days you would like to stay.

This is a snippet of a review we recieved recently:

'I am writing to thank you for creating such a special place in the hills of the Burren.  Burren Yoga Retreat provides a place where people can develop their yoga practise, find peace from their hectic lives and connect to themselves and others in a very authentic and simplified way.  The atmosphere of the retreat lends itself to just this with its warmth and inviting decor.  The surrounding area of the Burren offers beautiful scenery and interesting parts of nature and Irish culture to explore. The vegetarian meals were top notch! I also appreciated the great activities around Galway and the Burren you organised. From nature walks to a boat trip out to the Cliffs of Moor to dining a local restaurants, we were able to explore the area in a unique way and discover hidden gems in Galway that may have been missed had we not been directed there by a local.'

What price includes

  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Accommodation sharing
  • Single and double and twin rooms available
  • The best of vegetarian meals (Breakfast and dinner)
  • Organised outdoor trips each day
  • Special diets catered for



Plan your journey by ferry

Meeting point:
Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is located at the foot of the Burren hills. It is 5 miles from seaside village of Kinvara, and 6 miles from Gort village.

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Gort train station in County Galway 6 miles from Burren Yoga

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Taxi phone numbers on website costs approx 11 euros.

How to get there:
From Dublin take the Galway train and change at Athenry to take train to Gort ( 6 miles from centre). From there take a taxi to the centre.

Plan your journey by ferry to Gort, County Galway

Plan your journey by ferry

Finish point:
One stays at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre for complete retreat

Nearest train station to finish point:
Gort train station in County Galway 6 miles from Burren Yoga

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Taxi phone numbers on website costs approx 11 euros.

How to get back:
Taxi to Gort (6 miles from the centre). Train to Dublin via Athenry.

Plan your return ferry journey from Gort, County Galway