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October Retreat — Unwind, Renew & Restore

Event Details
31/10/2020Wicklow, Ireland

Come away with me on this retreat to the Glen of Imaal in the Wicklow hills for a weekend to connect back to nature, back to yourself. It will give you the opportunity to unplug, to get away from stressed out deadlines and toxic news. The weekend will start with Yoga, taking time to bask in nature’s wonders in the garden of Ireland, with me Chris Molloy. This weekend will be spent in beauty, remoteness and the calmness of the Wicklow hills. While only an hour from Dublin we will be in a tranquil and nurturing space. 

You will spend the weekend enjoying yoga, meditation, relaxation & walks. You will enjoy locally sourced organic vegetarian food, all bedrooms are en-suite with rain head showers pouring water from the Glen of Imaal, laying in spring beds made from Irish wood by the owner. The space is set up for Restoration. As we bask in the beauty of Autumn’s colours and sounds. 

Covid 19 – 

Your health & safety are of utmost import so all government guidelines will be adhered to. The number of people coming on the retreat has been reduced. In the event the retreat is cancelled your money will be refunded. 


Upon your arrival Friday (anytime from 5pm) you will be met with a welcome tea and brought around the Retreat Space, if you want to explore go ahead. We will have a welcome evening practice at 7pm followed by dinner at 8.30pm in the dining hall. This practice will start with some journaling. Journalling is a practice that allows you to write down how you are feeling, to see it and feel it. You will be encouraged throughout the weekend to spend time with your thoughts. You will receive a beautiful new journal to use for the weekend which will be yours to take home. 


We will begin with meditation at 7.30am. Practice begins at 8am. Morning practice will be a strong Vinyasa style flow. Breakfast will be served at 10am, we will enjoy a breakfast of local, organic food. There is an optional 2 hour Woodland Walk at 11am, this is normally done in silence for those who wish but of course there’s space for us talkers too! 2pm is lunch followed by free time to relax, grab a nap or read a book by the fire. At 5.30pm there will be a workshop on ‘Yoga on & off the mat’ and what that means to our everyday lives. Evening practice will be at 7pm with dinner at 8.30pm. 


Sunday morning will begin with meditation at 7.30am and practice at 8am. This will also be a strong Vinyasa style practice with optional extras. Breakfast will again be served at 10am. Final journal session and departing meditation. 

Activities and time slots may vary, 

Please remember everything on the Retreat is optional and if you feel you want to not attend any class or practice, walk, food etc that’s absolutely fine. You’re here for you. 

Items to bring –

  • Waterproof walking boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm layers for walk
  • Warm layers for seated meditation
  • Yoga mat and bricks (these will be provided but if you feel more comfortable and have the room in your car, bring your own)

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I was so sad and sorry when my last yoga teacher decided to move home to Italy. I thought I would never find a better teacher & then… I found Chris. She delivers a wonderfully unique class which is a marriage of movement and breath. Her class delivers a complete workout for whatever level you’re at, whilst being easy on the body and calming the mind. I look forward to every class and have never felt stronger or better.

C. Horgan

Christine conveys an immense passion for yoga. Her energy is palpable. She also has a discerning understanding of how the body works when practicing yoga. I really enjoy her classes which leave me feeling full of positivity!

D. O’Reilly

Christine is a great yoga teacher and I recommend you give her a go.  She is very spiritual but her love of family and her surroundings come through clearly in her teaching - I have wished so many times to be with her in Dublin on the beach, in the studio, in the park! I have loved her classes via Zoom and her early morning Rise and Shine class has been a fantastic start to my day.  She is very knowledgeable and clearly puts a lot into planning each month and each week. Her classes are well prepared and she takes time to explain positions with variations too so that it is suitable for many levels. Having practised with her for 6 months, she keeps her practice interesting with different themes so that no 2 classes are completely the same.  I am loving my yoga journey with her and look forward to it continuing for many years.

N. Roberts

Absolutely love Chris’s yoga classes. It has become a staple part of my week to keep my mind clear and my body right. Chris is a fantastic teacher and I especially enjoy her meditation and reflections during class. Chris herself is such a fantastic person both inside and out and her light is infectious! 

S. Foley



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