Spring Retreat 2024
19th - 21th April
(spaces are limited)
We are packing our bags and journeying to the wild coastline of the Causeway Coast and Glens, Northern Ireland. Our three day restorative wellness retreat will be held at the luxurious beachfront villa of Casanbarra beside the charming town of Ballycastle. An idyllic beachfront location with soothing ocean views from every window. The ocean just a stones throw away. This location promises to rejuvenate the senses.
A nurturing three day retreat that revitalises, relaxes and inspires in equal measure and will breathe clarity and balance back into your life. If you want time to fully reconnect in a wholesome and supportive environment then this retreat is for you.
We’re taking over the incredible Casanbarra villa, a modern, luxury beachfront villa, standing proud along the wild Causeway Coast and Glens sea front in Northern Ireland. The rooms are modern and spacious with picturesque grounds, a cosy wood burning fire pit and the beach right by your bedroom window. Let the sound of waves soothe you to sleep.
Fueling the body is a vital part of retreat life. Food is nutritious, hearty and vegetarian with focus on setting up the body and mind for the retreat's programme. Bright, flavorsome and all prepared by our in house cook. We also cater to your specific dietary requirements should you have any.
We start the mornings as we mean to go on, gentle hatha yoga to awaken the body followed by a breathwork practice and meditation.
Lie back and just be, as you allow yourself to let go as you follow gentle instruction in this guided meditation practice and feel through the emotive sound of live harp music from our very own professional musician.
Challenge your idea of relaxation and immerse yourself in music and movement. Guided movement mediation is not only fun but deeply powerful and emotive in reconnecting with the self and finding clarity.
Rugged cliff top walking; come experience the natural elements of the Causeway Coast and allow them to awaken your senses, literally, embracing the wind, rain and sun, whatever nature has to offer us, use it to your benefit. We walk 4 miles along breath-taking cliff top views. Spotting Scottish islands, remote bays and the awe-inspiring Giants causeway.
Have the option of adding a holistic massage to your programme with one of our experienced in-house practitioners. A deeply restorative addition to the retreats itinerary.
Harnessing the power of cold water is nothing new; written in ancient text from moons ago, its revitalising, energising qualities still firmly hold true today. Never has it been more effective in engaging both body and mind into the present space, awakening the senses and releasing the mind of tension and unnecessary thinking, and trust us when we say it feels incredible.
Challenge yourself and feel free to join in on a cold water dipping therapy, allowing yourself to find freedom and community in something as simple as a cold dip.
Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions
Meditation isn’t all about sitting still, oh no - in fact quite the opposite depending on your style. Meditation through movement and sound to attain thoughtlessness and connectivity are sometimes more effective depending of the person at the particular moment. In a playful non-serious way, become an inquisitive child and allow yourself to be free of judgement and tension as we move the body to free the mind.
Whether you are a first timer with an open mind or a meditation pro, our retreats are always unlocking new layers of the self; as any meditator would know: no two meditations are ever the same.
Everything used is reusable, recyclable and we also abide by the leave no trace policy when off on our adventures. So our home can remain just as wild as it was found.
Everything is better when shared, meet likeminded soul seekers and connect through experience. Simple.
· Bedding & towels
· Logs for the fire
· Washing machine facilities
· Private parking
· Spacious accommodation in a luxurious waterfront villa.
· Welcome snacks and herbal tea on arrival, with dinner on Friday
· Light snacks and herbal tea before morning meditation on Saturday and Sunday mornings
· Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday
· Breakfast and lunch on Sunday
· Tea, coffee, juices, snacks and fresh fruit
· x 2 Conscious movement workshops
· x2 Gentle hatha yoga classes
· x2 Vipassana meditation sessions
· Mindful discovery walk along the Causeway Coast
· Visit to the world heritage site The Giants Causeway
· Scenic luxury bus transfer to/from The Giants Causeway
· Ocean dip and herbal tea on the beach
· Empowerment Circle
· Guided deep healing meditation with professional harpist
· Option to book massage during personal time
.Use of the beachfront fire pit
· 24hr support from your hosts throughout
· Meditation Cushion and blankets
· Yoga mat
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
· Transfers or hire car to/from Casanbarra during your stay
· If you wish to book in for a holistic massage this will be at an extra cost
Daniel is the ultimate nature lover and meditation seeker. A qualified meditation and yoga facilitator focusing on the exploration of the mind-body connection. Utilizing life's tools to explore, discover and connect with the self through exploratory meditation practices and harnessing mother nature. He’s open, laid back and passionate with all things wild and his welcoming nature will be sure to make you feel as ease.
Space on retreat is limited and is on a first come first served basis. Secure you place with a 50% deposit.
What you have to do
Get yourself over to the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland and arrive at Casanbarra - beachside villa . Whether you are driving from within Northern Ireland or Ireland, or you are arriving from the UK mainland, we always recommend the scenic route. There are flights or boats aplenty to and from Belfast City airport and Belfast International. There are also choices of rental cars, taxis and public transport. We have ample parking space on the property.
See you there,
Daniel at WildBay Retreats