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All year round weekend yoga breaks suitable for all ages with a lovely balance of time indoors in the yoga room and in the yoga centre, and time outdoors in nature, amazing vegetarian meals in 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

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Overview of Weekend Yoga Breaks at the Burren Yoga Centre

Choose the course suitable for your age group and fitness level 

We offer over 40 residential yoga weekend breaks each year all year round.

Even on our week-long summer courses, it is possible to book a weekend only.

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

Most people come on their own, and it is very easy to make friends within the warm, welcoming, informal friendly atmosphere.

We take a maximum of 15 people on each course so everyone gets very good individual attention.

Delicious vegetarian food
Our chef is Paddi who used to run Seventh Heaven restaurant in Galway city for over 12 years. The food is of restaurant standards and worth searching for reviews on Burren Yoga to hear about the food.

We have had dogmatic meat eaters who have returned home with Paddi’s recipe book under their arm ;-)

Paddi also caters for special diets.

Getting from the UK could not be easier
You can take the ferry and train to Gort which is 6 miles from the centre.

More details at

Timetable for weekend
All our weekend courses begin on Friday evening at 7:00 pm with dinner and finish on Sunday at 2pm after lunch giving you time to return home refreshed and relaxed after a rejuvenating weekend in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.

Weather in The Burren
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 renowned for its 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

We have three 6-minute videos which showcase our retreats at http://www.burrenyoga.com/about-centre/yoga-holiday-retreat-movie-clip-dvd.html

Don’t rely on just our website. Please use google to search for independent reviews on “Burren Yoga” or check out Tripadvisor for "Burren Yoga". Here is a snippet of a review we recently received:

'I can not say enough positive things about Michael Ryan's yoga instruction and classes.  I have been practising yoga on and off for 5 years and regularly in the past 2 years and Michael Ryan is one of the best instructors with whom I have had the joy and blessing of practising.  He starts the week out gently with the intention of building gradually and encouraging each of us to challenge ourselves at each step along the way. Our class had a mix of yoga levels and Michael was able to teach in such a way that we all felt included and challenged.'

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 on Saturday
  • 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 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:
Train to Dublin, change at Athenry.

Plan your return ferry journey from Gort, County Galway