vitality yoga retreats in ireland

Yoga & Wellness Retreats 2021

Next vitality retreat:
Women's retreat, AUGUST 27- 29th

Our specialist Yoga & Wellness Retreats are known as Vitality Retreats.
Vitality Retreats are an opportunity to reset, refresh and realign with your true self.
This three-day journey offers a fluid process of self-discovery and renewal through movement, meditation, soul-dance, personal healing and deep rest.

No previous movement experience is necessary, just an open mind.

Revive your senses, refresh your mind & invigorate your body.

Set in stunning country house estates in Ireland, these unique yoga and wellness retreats offer nourishment for body, mind and spirit. Yoga retreats in 2021 will be held at Lisnavagh House and Gardens on the Carlow-Wicklow Border.

Revive your senses with delicious meals, woodland walks, open-fires and beautiful accommodation. 

Revitalise your body and mind with movement, meditation practices that will enable fresh perspective, healing, inspiration and personal insight.

Vitality retreats 2021


Healing Yoga

  • Yoga asana to revitalise mind and body
  • Pranayama (breath-work) to enhance clarity and peacefulness
  • Modifications for all levels of experience
  • Yoga Nidra for deep rest
  • Guided Meditation for healing

Somatic Movement

  • Nourish the whole body through restorative movement
  • Improve co-ordination and agility 
  • Experience deep release and relaxation
  • Relieve chronic pain and tension
  • Reconnect with your body

Soul dance

  • Embodied Movement to enhance grounding and self-awareness  
  • Movement Medicine to process, heal and integrate

constellation work

  • Awaken new perspective and insight
  • Relieve patterns inhibiting potential and joy
  • Fortify wishes and intentions  
  • Experience deep healing and compassion

Retreat feedback:

“I have learned to be in my heart and come out of my head. I feel connected, earthed. This retreat was more than I expected. A very powerful experience benefitting soul and body.” (Adrianna)

“Incredible, Mind-Blowing, Freeing, Beautiful, Full of Love. Laura is incredibly gifted and very inspiring. This was pure joy! For anyone wanting to feel free!”

“I feel strength and so much love and gratitude for this rediscovery and this special weekend. It feels like something was re-opened. My body feels free, alive, connected, rested, earthed, creative, wondrous and delightful!” (Niamh)


one to one sessions

reiki energy healing

somatic movement

Your retreat host

Laura Sarah Dowdall will be bringing her expertise as a Dancer, Energy Healer, Family Constellation work facilitator, Healing Yoga and Somatic Movement therapist leading us to embodied bliss, deep relaxation, invigorated joy and new potential!

participant experience:

“Everyone needs to do this retreat, it is a coming back to Self. This was a profoundly positive experience.”

“I am so blessed to have been able to take part in such beauty and the FUN oh my God!  Who knew ‘doing the work ‘ could be fun!”  

“You opened my eyes. The retreat weekend flowed. Laura’s skill including the needs of everyone was amazing and whatever we needed she provided.”  (Sandra)

“I feel so happy to have met myself again truly this weekend. I’m a complete novice with Yoga and it matched my abilities and pushed me to go further.” (John)

“I feel light and loved. I feel the benefit of letting go. Thank you so much for a beautiful weekend.” (Aine)

vitality Retreat 2021 Program


From 4:00 pm

Arrive and settle or go for a walk in the beautiful woodlands around the lodge

5:00 pm

Welcome Circle
Somatic Movement + Grounding Meditation

7:00 pm


Enjoy a relaxing evening, rest and enjoy the beautiful woodland surroundings and open fire.

From 8 pm – 9:30 pm

Unwind with a one to one healing session.
*Booking in advance is necessary.


8:00 am

Healing Yoga 



10:00 – 11:30 am

Somatic Movement & Meditation

11:30 am – Noon

Mindful Walk with compassion and awareness practices.

1 pm


Free time for relaxation, woodland walks, siestas, reading, art.

Unwind with a one to one healing session.
*Booking in advance is necessary.

3:30 pm

Constellation Practice for Personal Empowerment 

5:30 pm


7:00 pm

Delicious Dinner

8:30 pm

Yoga Nidra, Healing Meditation 


7:30 am

Herbal Teas & Juices

8:00 am

Healing Yoga

9:00 am

Somatic Movement to integrate & ground new awareness

11:00 am – Noon


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Meditation & Closing Circle

participant experience:

“The retreat was enlightening, re-connecting and relaxing. Laura makes it a very special experience.

I feel energised, refreshed, rested, reconnected, grateful, open and relaxed.” (Geraldine)

“I found the entire experience very fulfilling. I really enjoyed the dancing after initially being quite inhibited. I feel happy, open, warm, light and invigorated.” (Ann)

“I loved Laura’s energy and enthusiasm. The weekend was fabulous, creative, thoughtful, inspired, fun and playful. I am feeling inspired, connected, spacious, joyful, unbridled, powerful, sensual, happy, free, loving, safe, grateful, vibrant and whole.” (Victoria)


Individual Sessions

Throughout the weekend, one to one sessions will be available in a private treatment room separate to the studio.

One to One sessions are inspiring and insightful experiences that blend the tools and techniques that will most benefit your needs and personal progression.


What’s on the menu depends on what is in season and available locally. The chef caters to any dietary requirements and takes great care when cooking for people with allergies. Food is vegetarian and always delicious – nourishing and sustaining your energy throughout the day.


Country House rooms offer stunning period rooms some with four-poster beds and a private bath or shower.
Each room is characterized by its unique features and style in keeping with the house.

Prices are inclusive of beautiful period accommodation, meals, tea and snacks and full tuition for the retreat program. 
A selection of main house rooms have four-poster beds and large victorian style bathtubs.


Prices range from €595 upwards depending on room selection. All rooms have access to their own private bathroom. 

Main house rooms offer all the beauty and period style of this unique setting some rooms with victorian bathtubs, four-poster beds. Main house rooms inclusive of the retreat experience, food and accommodation are €755 per person.

Stable yard rooms are adjacent to the main house (2minute walk) and are contemporary and cosey. Stable rooms inclusive of the retreat experience, food and accommodation are €595 per person.

Contact Laura directly- to check rooms availability and for payment details.

BOOKING & Cancellation

Bookings are limited to create an intimate group dynamic and to provide individual attention.

Yoga Retreats in 2021 are limited to a small number of people to create an intimate space, to provide individual attention and to adhere to covid regulations.

If the host and house need to cancel the event due to government guidelines you will be fully refunded. 
If you need to cancel due to personal/health reasons, 120 euro of your booking will be retained to cover the house costs.
If you cancel within a week of the retreat 50% of the cost will be retained to cover the cost of your place and the house booking fee.



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