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New Year Retreat

Mindfulness, Meditation & Contemplation

Friday 30th December 2016 – Sunday 1st January 2017

Deepening Option: Friday 30th December 2016 – Tuesday 3rd January 2017

(Arriving after 4pm on Friday and finishing after lunch on Sunday around 4pm or Tuesday around 4pm)

+ Restorative vegetarian food program + optional energy and body-work

Note: Please ring or text John on 0866040988 to check availability before booking

Feedback from previous participants:

“I loved this retreat, it was such a gift to myself after a hectic year. It was so nice to unwind and chill-out, the food was amazing and the whole place so supportive” Debbie

“The overall atmosphere, integrity and simplicity of those running the retreat was what I valued most, it was magic David.

“The meditation was really helpful and the letting-go of the old year and visioning the new was a great process. I loved the candle midnight walk” Paul

John is a great communicator. He is fun, insightful and becomes part of the group. That’s why it all works so well.” Patrick.

“The very easy going atmosphere made it feel like home from home and John’s laid back approach and great sense of humour made it really enjoyable. The best end of year experience ever! Looking forward to next year already! Angela.

Join us for our New Year Retreat in the beautiful grounds of Maheramore, Co. Wicklow.

This is a retreat with some workshop elements that is based in the beautiful grounds of the Bobbio retreat centre in Maheramore Co. Wicklow right beside the sea.

All the food is vegetarian and cooked to work on and energise the major organs in the body.

The day will be a mixture of mindfulness, meditation, silence in the mornings, walks, rest, healthy food, with a special emphasis on ritual designed  to let go of the year and welcoming in and setting our intentions for this New Year

Energy healing and bodywork will be available at a reduced cost during the retreat.

All the sessions are optional

F.A.Q (Frequently asked questions)

Q: I’ve never done meditation before can I still go?

A: Yes, all levels of experience are catered for

Q: Is this a religious retreat?

A: No, its a spiritual one and is open to people of all beliefs

Q: Is there a facility for people with disabilities?

A: Yes, we have a full wheelchair access and a bedroom and toiled designed for such.

Q: I’m not sure I can drive or need a lift is this possible?

A: Yes, we’ll organise car pooling and pick-ups where possible and there is full public transport to Wicklow town 10 minutes from the venue.

Q:  If the retreat centre is snowed under and its impossible for travel what happens then?

A: If the retreat is cancelled due to adverse weather then a  refund will be given less admin fees.

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During the retreat we provide 2 places for accommodation:

  1. The Bobbio Centre where the retreat will be held
  2. An Tairseach Ecology Centre 10 minutes up the road in Wicklow Town

Each place has about 11 rooms and once the ‘Bobbio centre’ is full people are booked into ‘An Tairseach’ (The cost is the same)

The cost of the retreat, teaching, full board and accommodation is €345 or €575 deepening option.

All rooms are en-suite with power showers.

Each room has twin beds and can accommodate two people.

If you want a single room please specify.

Bodywork and energy work is available as an optional extra on the retreat.

The retreat is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Call or text John on 086 6040988 for more information.