Mindfulness Retreat

Mindfulness Retreat

Experience the serene lake, towering mountains, and enchanting forest—a trio of nature’s wonders that will stay with you forever.

Retreat Itinerary 

May 6th – 8th, 2024 BOOKED OUT

May 10th – 12th, 2024 BOOKED OUT

June 5th – 7th, 2024 BOOKED OUT

August 9-11th, 2024 BOOKED OUT

Act quickly! Our retreats for April, May, June, July, August and September are fully booked. If you want to secure your spot for winter or our 2025 retreats, put your name down now for further information. Don’t miss out on your chance to join us!


15:00 – 17:00: Arrival at The Mountain Lodge
Enjoy the serene surroundings, check-in, and settle into your accommodations.

17:00 – 18:45: Workshop – Welcome Circle and Introductions
Orientation to the retreat and its objectives.

19:30 – 21:00: Dinner and Chat
Share a delightful meal and engage in meaningful conversations.

21:00: Sunset Meditation and Relaxation Session at the Lodge


7:30 – 8:30: Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30: Workshop – Mindfulness
9:30 – 10:15: Free Time to Get Ready for an Adventurous Day
10:15 – 10:50: Travel to Ross Castle Pier

11:00: Boat Departure from Ross Castle Pier
Explore the Lakes of Killarney, passing by historical landmarks such as the Island of Innisfallen, Muckross House, Torc Mountain, and more.

12:30 – 13:45: Lunch at Lord Brandon Cottage
13:45 – 17:00: Walk or Horse Carriage through the Gap of Dunloe to Kate’s Cottage
17:00 – 18:00: Tea/Coffee/Relaxation at Kate’s Cottage
18:00 – 20:00: Relax/Get Ready
20:00 – 22:00: Dinner


8:00 – 9:00: Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30: Drive by Car to Tommies Woods

9:30 – 12:00: Walk in Tommies Woods
Explore the oldest oak forests in the country and the largest in Europe. The walk leads to O’Sullivan’s Cascade, a picturesque three-tiered waterfall at the edge of Lough Leane. Optional: Heart Meditation at the lake’s edge and a refreshing swim in the cascade.

12:00 – 13:00: Free Time
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 16:00: Free Time
16:00: Check-Out

What can you expect

We’ll explore Tomie’s Woods, one of Europe’s oldest oak forests, before marveling at O’Sullivan’s Cascade, a picturesque waterfall beside the tranquil Lough Leane. Cruising through the Lakes of Killarney, we’ll pass historic sites like Innisfallen and Muckross House, each steeped in centuries of stories and surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Venturing into the remote and rugged beauty of the Black Valley, we’ll be immersed in its tranquil charm and towering mountain peaks. Here, amidst the remnants of ancient woodlands and the scars of past struggles, we’ll find solace and a deep connection to the land. Our journey continues through the awe-inspiring Gap of Dunloe, carved by ancient ice flows, where dramatic cliffs and deep valleys offer breathtaking vistas.

Finally, we’ll gather at Kate Kearney’s Cottage to share stories of our adventures before retiring to The Mountain Lodge for a well-deserved rest. Throughout our journey, we’ll be captivated by the beauty of Ireland’s landscapes and the rich history that surrounds us, creating memories to last a lifetime.


Other information

What is included:

  1. Accommodation: Enjoy a comfortable 2 nights stay at the designated retreat location.

  2. Summit Triumph:Prepare to conquer Carrauntohil, Ireland’s highest peak. Our guided climb ensures a thrilling ascent, culminating in a trail-side feast with panoramic views. Expect a sense of accomplishment and breathtaking scenery.

  3. Sauna Experience:Immerse yourself in the extraordinary. Our sauna spectacle combines special infusions, captivating lighting, and soothing beats for a sensory journey like no other. Expect relaxation to reach new heights.

  4. Welcome and Registration: Experience a warm and inclusive welcome, setting the tone for a transformative retreat.

  5. Meals: healthy and tasty meals, carefully curated to nourish both body and soul. From a welcoming dinner to a local cuisine experience at Kate’s Cottage, culinary delights. 

  6. Morning Yoga and Reflection: Commence each day with gentle morning stretching or yoga sessions, promoting mindfulness and setting a positive tone for personal reflection.

  7. Breath Techniques: Delve into personal development with specialised sessions on breath techniques and Reiki healing. These practices aim to enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, providing tools for self-discovery and inner balance.

  8.  Group Connection: Engage in group reflections and activities that deepen connections with fellow participants. Share your experiences and create lasting bonds during this transformative journey. Expect a sense of community and shared understanding.

  9. Activities and Workshops: Engage in a variety of activities tailored for personal development. Participate in icebreaker sessions, group discussions, and a Personal Growth Workshop, where reflection, interactive activities, artistic expressions, and light stretches contribute to your self-discovery.

  10. Mindfulness Practices: Immerse yourself in guided mindfulness meditations and relaxation exercises, fostering mental well-being throughout the retreat.

  11. Dedicated experts: Our dedicated experts to be your supportive companions, guiding and assisting you throughout your journey with genuine care. 

  12. Evening Relaxation: Unwind in the evenings with storytelling, group sharing, and moments of appreciation, creating a serene and reflective atmosphere.

Girmante Plotnikova

Girmante, your personal trainer, is driven by a love for fitness and a deep appreciation for the link between a healthy body and a sharp mind. Her goal is to unleash the hidden potential in each individual, guiding them to develop new habits for a better self. Her mission is to unlock the hidden potential in each individual, guiding them to cultivate new habits for self-improvement. Specifically, Girmante aims to empower women to embrace and love themselves as they are, unlocking the transformative power of confidence.

We provide retreats suitable for:

All ages (from 14 to 75)

Men and women

Intermediate to Elite level of fitness

Come on your own or with a friend


  1. Comfortable Clothing: Pack layers for varying temperatures and comfortable attire for yoga or stretching sessions.

  2. Footwear: Bring sturdy yet comfortable shoes suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities.

  3. Personal Items: Don’t forget personal hygiene items, including toiletries, sunscreen, and any necessary medications.

  4. Yoga Mat: If you have a preferred yoga mat, bringing it along can enhance your practice.

  5. Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the retreat with a reusable water bottle.

  6. Journal/Notebook: Capture your thoughts, reflections, and any insights during workshops and personal time.

  7. Snacks: Pack a few healthy snacks to keep you energized between meals.

  8. Weather-Appropriate Gear: Check the weather forecast and bring any necessary items, such as a hat, sunglasses, or a light jacket.

  9. Daypack/Bag: Carry a small backpack or bag for day trips or personal items during activities.

  10. Comfort Items: Bring any personal comfort items, such as a favorite blanket or pillow, to make your accommodation feel like home.

  11. Outdoor Gear: If outdoor activities are planned, consider items like a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable outdoor clothing.

  12. Chargers: Ensure you have chargers for your electronic devices.

  13. Identification and Important Documents: Carry a copy of your identification, any necessary travel documents, and emergency contact information.

  14. Open Mind and Heart: Most importantly, bring an open mind and heart, ready to embrace the transformative experiences and connections awaiting you at the retreat.

Pat Falvey Irish and Worldwide Adventures limited is bonded and fully licenced by the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation, TA0791.

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