Skellig Michael Retreat

Where every step has a story 

What to expect...

Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind retreat designed to ignite your spirit and nourish your soul. From guided mindfulness practices to spiritual meditations, our program offers a journey of self-discovery and inner peace. Engage in relaxation exercises that soothe the mind and body, fostering mental well-being amidst the serene backdrop of our surroundings.

Experience the thrill of the Skellig Michael adventure, exploring ancient monastic settlements and witnessing breathtaking landscapes. Afterward, participate in our Personal Growth Workshop, where moments of excitement are met with introspection and reflection. Indulge in the flavors of local cuisine at Kate’s Cottage, unwind with captivating storytelling sessions, and greet each morning with gentle body movements to invigorate the senses. Conclude your retreat with a Closing Gratitude Circle, a moment of renewal and connection, as you express gratitude for the journey and the meaningful connections forged along the way.

Dates for Retreat 

June: 7th – 9th, 2024 SOLD OUT

July 12th-14th, 2024 SOLD OUT

August 30th -1st September, 2024 SOLD 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!

Retreat Itinerary


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Arrival and Check-in

  • Welcome and registration at the designated retreat location.
  • Room allocation and settling in.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Opening Ceremony and Icebreaker

  • Gather for a welcoming circle and introduction to the weekend.
  • Opening meditation or ceremony to set the tone.
  • Icebreaker activities to help participants get to know each other.

19:00 pm – 20:30 pm: Welcome Dinner

  • Enjoy a delicious and nourishing dinner together.
  • Casual conversations and networking.

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Evening Session:

  • Group discussion or sharing circle.


Please note that times may change due to weather and water tide. 

6:45 am – 7:50 am: Enjoy a wholesome breakfast together.

7.50 am – 9:00 am: Leaving Mountain Lodge to Portmagee.

  • Takes about 1h10 min by car. 

9:00 am – 13:00 pm: Landing Trip to Skellig Michael

  • Depart for the boat trip to Skellig Michael.
  • Explore the island, climb the steps to the monastery, and enjoy the breathtaking views.
  • Lunch may be provided on the island or upon return, depending on the tour schedule.
  • Spiritual Meditation on the island.

13:00 pm – 14:00 pm: Departing back by boat to Portmagee

15:00 pm – 16:00 pm: Travel back to the lodge

16:00 pm – 18:00 pm: Free Time relax 

18:00 pm – 19:00 pm: Workshop Session:

  • Personal Growth
  • Reflection and interactive activities.
  • Artistic activities
  • Light stretches

20:00 pm – 22:00 pm: Dinner at Kate’s  Cottage- local Restaurant

22:00 pm Evening relaxation: 

  • Storytelling
  • Group sharing and appreciation.


7:30 am – 8:30 am: Morning session

  • Gentle morning body movement  or yoga session.
  • Time for personal reflection.

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast

  • Final group breakfast to conclude the weekend.

10:00 am – 11:30 am: Closing Ceremony and Gratitude Circle

  • Reiki healing 
  • Gather for a closing ceremony to express gratitude for the weekend.
  • Share insights and reflections in a gratitude circle.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Check-out and Farewell

  • Check-out and farewell activities.
  • Participants are free to depart or linger to connect with others.

More Information

Skellig Michael is not just a destination; it’s a sanctuary of peace, serenity, and absolute beauty.

What is included:

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

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

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

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

  6. Adventure to Skellig Michael: Boat trip to Skellig Michael, a journey that seamlessly blends adventure with spiritual reflection. Experience the island, climb monastery steps, and partake in a spiritual meditation for a truly transformative encounter.

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

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

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

  10. Breath Techniques and Reiki Healing: Delve into personal development with specialized 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.

  11. Closing Ceremony: Join the Closing Gratitude Circle for a meaningful ceremony expressing thanks and insights, solidifying the transformative experience of the retreat.

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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