Summer Solstice Retreat

Welcome

Join us from June 19th – 22nd on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford in Irelands sunny South East for an all inclusive four day / three night yoga retreat of pure magic and connection in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Connect to the elements, discover your nature, ignite your inner fire and enjoy exploring the beauty of the Hook with our Yoga and the Elements program. The Summer Solstice has always been a time of celebration. It offers a powerful opportunity for healing and renewal so join us for this very special Solstice retreat to recharge your life force energy in nature.

Our invigorating retreat will be an open and safe space for all participants who wish to join us, including complete beginners. Join us for a selection of dynamic and restorative yoga practices, guided breathing practices and meditations, nature connection walks and talks and nourish yourself with some amazing plant-based and vegetarian meals. We’ll sit down to eat together and share stories and learn about the ancient Solstice celebrations and rituals of our ancestors. The summer solstice is also a time to honour the sun so stoke up your inner fire and celebrate the sun with us here on the Hook.

Our aim is to provide space and learning for groups to come to connect and to share our knowledge. The intention is to enhance self-awareness and share wellness techniques to help you find greater harmony in daily life. Nature lies within us and just like nature, our bodies are also made up of the elements. Everybody has a different combination of them all and we naturally relate to certain elements more easily than others and by discovering which your nature is, you are better placed to understand your character, your habits and what makes you unique. Discover the elements in your character, learn about your power element and how to connect with and balance your elements through our retreat program to bring more understanding and harmony to our life.

Highlights

  • Fresh sea air and great company
  • Stay in the most beautiful location by the sea and explore the Hook Peninsula
  • Three morning yoga classes and evening classes in yin yoga, a strength class and breathwork and meditation classes
  • Enjoy all inclusive organic whole foods and plant based meals and drinks
  • Connecting with our ancestral roots through ritual, craft, group discussion and yoga practices
  • Kayaking trip with the Irish Experience (which is optional and at an extra charge)
  • Historical walks in nature around our favourite places
  • Discover more about your nature through the lens of the elements and how to apply Ayurvedic principles to your life
  • Learn how to become more present and aware of how you feel in the body and mind through breath-work, asana and meditation techniques
  • Each day is dedicated to one of the elements, highlighting each presence in the body and mind. Learn how each element plays it’s part in health, personality, daily life and relationships and about the harmonious and disturbed presence of each element
  • Inspiring home practices and techniques e-book to take away with information and the techniques learned throughout the retreat including self care tools, breath-work practices, yoga postures, meditations, mudras and delicious plant based recipes


Your Hosts

Meet Niamh

Niamh is a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach and yoga alliance professionals yoga teacher. She has taught yoga at various locations around Europe over the past three years including one of the most beautiful yoga retreat centers in the world Suryalila Retreat Center where she trained. She teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin & Restorative yoga. With a passion for movement and spirituality, Niamh integrates elements of Celtic mythology, Ayurveda and Eastern philosophy into her yoga classes combining creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your yoga practice.

Meet Liam

Liam grew up here on the Hook Peninsula. He has been studying breath work for the past six years and is a Yoga Alliance certified breath coach and an advanced Oxygen Advantage breathwork instructor. Realising the power of the breath, Liam has taught breath work and cold exposure workshops in Spain and he now teaches breath work here on the Hook and online. He brings his creative and positive energy into every class and inspires others to take the plunge. As well as breath coaching, Liam is a Regional Tour Guide and takes groups on hiking tours all around the Hook peninsula.

Meet Siobhan

Siobhan is your chef for the retreat. She is passionate about cooking nutritious whole foods, plant based meals and treats. Vegan baking is her passion and she has been writing easy vegan recipes for the past five years. She is the best at de-mystifying plant based cooking and loves to share her tips and tricks to make cooking easy and accessible for all. She can’t wait to share her nutritious plant based meals and treats with you on this retreat.

Your Accommodation

We are delighted to be offering this premium accommodation on the Hook Peninsula for our Summer Solstice retreat. Overlooking Fethard harbour, the Old Quay House is an exciting new restoration of this magnificent historic period house situated on the smallest harbour in Ireland located at the beautiful village of Fethard-on-Sea. The historic quay and beach are just a few feet from the front door. It has three separate balconies overlooking the headland, Fethard harbour and the entire panorama of Bannow Bay and beyond to Kilmore Quay. The spacious open plan lounge, dining room and extensive kitchen area are surrounded with panoramic windows overlooking the extensive gardens, patio terrace, harbour and headland.

The Schedule

June 19th – Earth – Prithvi

4pm onwards – check in

6pm Grounding and relaxing Yin Yoga practice

7:30pm Welcome dinner with complimentary drinks

After dinner cacao ceremony, settling in and setting intentions

June 20th – Water – Jal

8am Vinyasa Flow by the sea followed by a picnic breakfast

10am Kayak trip (optional) or time to chill on the beach or explore the area

2pm Lunch

5pm Walking tour of the area with Liam followed by guided breathwork before dinner

7:30 Dinner

June 21st – Fire – Agni

8am Vinyasa Flow

9:30am Breakfast

10:30 Hike the Hook tour with Liam and guided breathwork session along the way

2pm Lunch at Hook Lighthouse

5pm Inner Fire – strength class with Niamh using weights

7:30pm Dinner with complimentary drinks

8:30 Fire ritual

June 22nd – Air – Vayu

8am Vinyasa Flow

9:30am Breakfast

10:30 Checkout

11am Walk with us in Tintern Abbey forest to learn about the trees there and the magic and history of ogham.

2pm Finish

Book Now

Double en suite
850
  • *or €1,400 for 2 people sharing
Twin en suite
750
  • *or €1,400 for two people sharing
Bunk room
650
  • *or €2,400 for four people sharing

What’s included? *Inclusive breakfast, lunch, dinner and complimentary drinks where listed. Fruit, tea, coffee and water available all day **Available to buy at the house for an additional cost – organic wines, juices and a selection of local beers. ***In the case that we are limited by restrictions in June a full refund will be issued. Pay up front or secure your spot with a 20% deposit and the balance can be paid in installments for an additional admin fee.

Contact Us

The Hook Peninsula
Fethard-on-Sea
New Ross
Co.Wexford
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