Spring is a joyous time for fresh starts and new beginnings. The elbowroom escape is the perfect setting to find your centre through yoga, mantra and meditation.
This very special yoga escape will celebrate harmony, creativity, health, abundance and nature. Perfect synchronicity for a Wicklow escape, enjoy the abundance of nature.
Pack your walking boots, your cosy yoga clobber and join refreshing spring retreat.
St Patrick’s Day can be hectic in the city #escapewithus
- Start Date: Thursday 16th March 2017
- End Date: Saturday 18th March 2017
- Time: 17:00
- Duration: 3 Days
17.00 Check in, settle and explore our beautiful escape
18.30 – 19.30 Delicious, healthy veggie dinner and welcome talk
20.00 – 22.00 Anahata Mantra & Gentle Heart opening yoga postures
07.30 Tea /coffee & light snack available
08.00 Yoga for all levels
10.30- 11.30 Delicious breakfast
12.00 – 15.00 Led hike. How green is our valley? Please bring seasonally appropriate clothing. Hiking boots or strong walking shoes and waterproofs recommended. If you prefer to stay back at the escape and relax that’s ok too
15.00 – 18.00 Free time. Deep tissue massage also available €50 – (Pre booking required)
18.00 -19.30 Hatha Yoga with Bev. The post-hike stretch
19.30 Delicious warming dinner followed by free time
08.00 Tea/ Coffee, light snack available
09.00 – 10.30 Heart openers and inverted poses (There will be plenty of gentle options for those of you who prefer to stay the right way up)
10.30 – 11.00 Love & kindness meditation
11.00 -11.30 Relaxation
14.00 Big hugs and cheery goodbyes
Welcome drinks and nibbles
2 nights stay
2 lunches/packed lunches
2 evening meals
All food is wholesome vegetarian cooking
All yoga & meditation
Twin Room €325 per person sharing
Shared Room €299 per person sharing (up to 4 people)
My first experience of yoga was in the early 90's and falls somewhere between the realm of amusement and humiliation. I was about 25 years old, a runner and cyclist and like most of people, I initially went to yoga to become more flexible. As an athlete I was result driven and competitive and as yoga encompasses neither of these traits, I veritably suffered.
Back in those days Jane Fonda headbands and neon lycra were compulsory, and as a dedicated fashionista, my leggings clashed with the linen-clad yogi-hippies who remained oblivious to my pain as they quietly breathed and effortlessly stood on their heads. I'm glad I kept on going back because that little deviation from my norm eventually led to some amazing life changes and I became a teacher of yoga.
Going back a little further, I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and some years later I was Operations Manager in a busy Social Work department. Yoga and fitness helped me to manage my stress. In the summer of 1999, a conversation over a pizza and a beer brought about an incredible life change that wasn't exactly planned. I changed my career and moved to Amsterdam. I taught yoga and fitness classes, designed in-house training and education programmes for a chain of gyms and eventually went on to open Amstel Yoga Lounge.
In 2012, I relocated to Dublin. I'm a yoga teacher, a writer and a Be Activated -Neuromuscular Activation Practitioner and I truly love my work.
Be Strong Stretched & Activated Bx