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An all year round complete holiday package with a lovely balance of time climbing the hills, walks by the sea combined with yoga, tasty vegetarian meals in one of the most stunning settings on the west coast of Ireland, The Burren.

Price:

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
 

Different levels of courses
We offer over 40 residential hill walking & yoga holidays each year all year round. Weekends and week long courses.

The main aim of our courses is to introduce yoga and meditation to complete beginners, and to deepen the experience of people who are already practicing yoga.

A very important part of all our courses is the daily walks in the Burren hills, by the sea, in the forest and just exploring the beautiful unspoilt countryside. Details at
http://www.burrenyoga.com/photo-gallery/outdoors-in-the-burren.html

Some 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.

Details on our types of yoga taught at
http://www.burrenyoga.com/courses-classes/what-type-of-yoga-is-best-for-me.html

How much yoga and how much hill walking
The typical timetable for each day is as follows;

08:00 – 8:30          Introduction to meditation for beginners
08:30 – 10:00        Yoga class (Type of yoga depends on the particular retreat)
10:15                    Breakfast
11:15                    We leave the centre for hill walking or other walks
13:45                    We stop for lunch at one of the local cafes
14:30                    Short walk by the sea or in one of the villages
16:00                    Approx time we return to the centre
16:30 – 18:00        Yoga class (Type depends on the retreat you chose)
18:00                    Vegetarian feast prepared by Paddi the chef
21:00 – 21:30        Meditation or Relaxation depending on the type of retreat

On week long courses, every second day we have no class in the afternoon and instead we have longer walks.

Details of our other activities at
http://www.burrenyoga.com/about-centre/the-burren-activities.html

The Burren, weather and Features of the area The Burren is an area of spectacular shaped limestone hills which plunge down into the Atlantic ocean. If it is raining we usually go for a walk in the forest or to a location by the sea that has it’s own microclimate and usually avoids the rain.

The weather is very clement on the west coast of Ireland, with south westerly winds blowing across the gulf stream leaving it ideal for hill walking all year round.

The Burren is famous for it’s unique collection of wild flowers and many botanists come to the area to study the wild orchids which are abundant from May to September. There are many ancient stone forts and dolmens dotted among the hills.

Well worth searching Google for “The Burren

What price includes

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

Location

 

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 course

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