Ashtanga Weekend Retreat

Elbowroom Escape, Wicklow | May 11th-13th | Cost €349

A weekend of Ashtanga in the wonderful Elbowroom Escape in Wicklow. This is the perfect getaway just an hour drive from Maynooth. Our weekend will begin with an opening circle and led Ashtanga class on Friday evening at 5pm followed by a delicious vegetarian dinner. There will be a light breakfast available each morning before we meet in the yoga studio for practice. The Saturday morning session will be a Mysore style class where you get individual attention on the poses, within the primary series, that you need to work on. This is a fantastic way to learn the Ashtanga yoga practice as you can work at your own pace and go as far through the sequence as is right for your body. You will have a lesuirely lunch followed by plenty of down time to enjoy your surroundings or have a dip in the outdoor hot tub. The afternoon class is a workshop which breaks down the primary series, looking at ways to work into some of the more challenging sections of the sequence. We will have a sumptuous evening meal before lounging in the comforts of the wonderful escape.  Sunday morning will be another Mysore style class where you can put everything you have learned over the weekend into practice. We will end by sealing our time together in a closing circle and dining over a beautiful healthy lunch. You will leave this retreat feeling re-energised, envigorated and with a new found love for and interest in your yoga practice. Cost is €349 for the weekend - Early booking is adviced as places are limited. - €150 non-refundable deposit secures your place Email Paula on or call 086 3642489

Zakti Retreat with Jennilee Toner and Paula Mitten, Durga Yoga

Spain | 24th Feb-3rd March| Cost from €839 pps

Cultivate Yoga Strength in Body and Mind ZAKTI in Sanskrit means Strength, Power, and Energy. Join senior international yoga and anatomy teachers Jennilee Toner and Paula Mitten for an amazing strength-revealing, energy-cultivating and power-building 7-night yoga retreat at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Center in Andalusia, Spain Your Zakti Yoga Retreat with Jennilee and Paula includes: 7 nights accommodations at Suryalila Retreat Centre 6 one-hour morning sitting and walking meditations 6 two-hour strength-based asana practices 5 two-hour workshops on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras 3 ninety-minute evening restorative/yin asana practices 2 afternoons off for exploring/relaxing 1 thirty minut...e personal yoga and strength training session v