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Avondale Retreat


Avondale Retreat
Avondale Retreat, Laragh Road, Rathdrum, Wicklow


May 06 2020 - May 08 2020


All of the day


Deposit of €100 to secure

Nurturing New Mother & Baby Retreat

Ceara and Eleanor are delighted to be offering this very special retreat for new mothers and their babies in the sacred time of the fourth trimester.  Be cocooned in the beautiful space of Avondale Retreat, and immerse yourself in this slow and relaxed retreat. Find peace and deep relaxation as you switch off from the outside world, and allow yourself to be minded, supported and cared for.  ‘Imagine how much brighter every mother could shine if she received as much love, care and emotional support as that of her newborn’ (Wendy Gilroy)

In our work as postnatal doulas we offer practical, emotional and informational support to new parents in the first three months and beyond.  Having help and reassurance in the early weeks and months as we transition into parenthood can make the journey so much gentler. We will be offering this support to you over the two days, giving you the time and space to fully rest, relax and be replenished.  We will be nourishing you with home cooked warming foods, essential in rebuilding and balancing your body after birth.

Whatever you need out of these two days to feel more connected with yourself, is for you to decide. Whether that’s rest, taking time for yourself, taking a wander in the surrounding woods and gardens, or connecting with the other mothers and sharing stories.

There will be talks available from us , a local Craniosacral therapist and Womans Health Physiotherapist but it is up you how your days are filled. Each evening after dinner there will be time to reconnect with yourself and be led in a peaceful mediation.  But feel free to come and go as you please.

Bring your comfy clothes, or stay in your pyjamas for these two days of no appointments, no schedule (unless you would like to participate), no housework, no-one to think about but you and your baby. This space is safe for you to talk about how you are really feeling about becoming a mother, laugh, cry, breathe the fresh air, embrace the slowness, no shame, no guilt, no judgement.  Women supporting women.

What’s included

2 nights accommodation for you and your baby

All meals lovingly cooked by Ceara & Eleanor (let us know of any dietary restrictions on booking)

Care, guidance and wisdom from Postnatal Doulas

Talks from local Craniosacral therapist and Womens Health Physiotherapist

Evening mediation

Lots of time for relaxation and replenishment

How much?

Private room €300 early bird, €350 full price

Deposit to secure your place €100, balance paid by April 7th. Early bird special offer closes March 1st.

Only 8 places available



Day 1 Thursday

Arrival from 1.30pm, check in and Free time to settle in

Welcome circle with Ceara & Eleanor, tea and home baked treats

Tips from us on understanding your babys patterns, to help find rhythms that work for you

Free time to rest, connect, explore

Nourishing dinner in the dining room

Evening mediation with Helen

Day 2 Friday

Healthy breakfast until 9.30

Talk from local Womans health physiotherapist, Anna Citko

Warming lunch followed by free time

Talk from local Cranio Sacral therapist, Sophie Rieu

Afternoon tea and stroll in the gardens or nearby woods

Nourishing dinner in the dining room

Evening meditation with Helen

Day 3 Saturday

Healthy breakfast until 9.30

Free time to think about going home

Tea and home baked treats

Closing circle, hugs and farewells at midday

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