Release your inner calm and your inner foodie through the mindfulness and cookery retreat at Abhainn Ri in the Wicklow Mountains. Awaiting you are two days of chill time for the body and soul through workshops in mindfulness, mediation, creating calm, and bread and butter making.
This retreat hosted by the mother and daughter duo Niamh and Cliona Byrne will have you feeling mellow while enjoying some delicious food from homegrown and locally sourced ingredients. This retreat will give you the tools to find calm in your life and learn mindfulness skills.
The two day experience will be led by life coach and mindfulness expert Cliona Byrne. Cliona’s passion for creating serenity will guide you to becoming your most relaxed self. Improve your life with mindfulness for your overall wellbeing through your time with Cliona.
Learn the meaning and practice of mindfulness and how mediation can sooth the soul. Enhance your feelings of calm on this retreat by experiencing both self-discovery and the adventure of enjoying being in Wicklow’s outstanding natural beauty. During the retreat you will be taken on a farm walk and collect fresh eggs from the farm’s chickens. Learn how food preparation reconnects us with relaxation and how being part of the making process awakens all of our senses.
The bread baking class will be held by Niamh Byrne, an expert in Irish bread-baking. Be introduced to Irish traditions as Niamh guides you on how to make traditional Irish soda bread and scones. After your bread baking class you will learn to make your own deliciously delicate butter. A perfect accompaniment to go with your freshly made bread. You will also sample the Byrnes’ homemade preserves, jams, and jelly from their own orchard.
Your stay will be at Abhainn Ri luxury accommodation in Co. Wicklow. Abhainn Ri is a place of tranquility with stunning views overlooking lakes and mountains. You will be able to choose whether you stay in our cottages or farmhouse. The demonstrations and meals will take place in the old Victorian farmhouse at Abhainn Ri which has been in the Byrne family for six generations. Alongside one night of accommodation, the retreat will include one breakfast and two lunches made from homegrown and locally sourced ingredients.