Love & Be Loved

Sacred Water Retreat for Women

Sacred Water Retreat - 22nd to 24th May 2020

You are invited to attend and experience the power of sacred healing at the first of our Love and Be Loved series of retreats in Avondale, Co. Wicklow. The Sacred Water Retreat for Women will take place 22nd – 24th May 2020.

We will use Avondale Retreat as our hub for accommodation, food and full use of yoga studio, sauna, chill-out areas and gorgeous grounds to nourish and inspire our bodies and minds with yoga, meditation and incredible food. Surrounded by the Glendalough Lakes, the Avonmore River and the amazing beach of Magheramore, we will nourish our souls in sacred energy of the Irish sea, river and lakes. 

The Avonmore river, the Glendalough lakes along with the quartz rock formations and the beach at Magheramore inspire us every day and we excited to share our love of the heart centre of Wicklow with you and to receive the healing of this sacred land and her waters.

If you hear this call, we invite you to join us in May 2020. This retreat will guide you on a beautiful journey through three sacred water sites as well as the retreat space itself at Avondale. 
 
Fill up your well and nourish your soul at the mystical land and lakes of Glendalough, the sumptuous valley of the Avonmore River and the awe-inspiring hidden beach at Magheramore. This carefully-crafted, unique retreat will make the most of three magical locations close to Avondale Retreat that have brought inspiration through millenia due to their sacred energy. 

Retrace the steps of the ancient Druid pilgrims by walking around the lakes of Glendalough. Paddle the waters of the Avonmore River to let the energy seep into your being, experienced to represent the body of the Goddess. Immerse in the magic of the Irish sea at Mageramore before we come together to integrate our newfound group energies at a sacred fire ceremony in the grounds of Avondale Retreat. Let the land speak to you as we walk in the surrounding woodlands in the Avonmore Valley. Chant in circle with like-souled women. Connect with and be nourished by the land with locally-sourced organic meals and healing teas. From Avonmore to Glendalough, to Magheramore, you will experience more of You than ever before.

Each time we return to these sacred lands, we get to experience and reveal ourselves more and more. During the weekend we will all be on our own inner inquiry, allowing both the whispers of our soul and the whispers of Mother Earth to call us home.  

The women who have already joined are a soulful and exuberant group. Along with a guided river journey, the stairway hike in glendalough, meditations, sacred sea swims and movement we will ground ourselves and seek healing from the sacred waters through a time of expansion and embracing a new found love and freedom for our bodies. 
 
This retreat has limited availability for 18 participants, with options for both private and shared rooms. There are 11 bedrooms in total – 8 in the main house, 2 in the den and 1 more in our on-site wooden cabin. Luxury linen and towels are provided, along with organic soaps and shampoos, handmade by the neighbours, using only pure essential oils, natural ingredients and infusions.  
  • Accommodation at Avondale Retreat
  • Yoga and meditation workshops to help rejuvenate with infrared sauna available to soothe and relax
  • Cacao Ceremony to inspire & enrich experience
  • Easy hike in the magical surrounds of Glendalough
  • Paddle, swim, or immerse in the rivers lakes and sea
  • Beautifully-prepared, consciously-planned meals for your weekend stay (vegan & vegetarian)
  • Connect with like-minded souls at our fire ceremony
  • Relax into the spiritual experience of Meaghermore Beach - one of Ireland's finest hidden beaches
  • Take walks through beautiful surrounding woodlands

Retreat Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

  • Upon arrival, check in to room and meet with like-minded souls sharing this journey
  • Free time to have tea, settle in and explore the wonderful surrounds at Avondale Retreat
  • Welcome session with Helen and the group
  • Beautiful dinner in dining room
  • Restorative Yoga Nidra workshop

Day 2 - Saturday

  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Morning Circle led by Helen
  • Travel to Mahermore Beach with meditation and optional seaswim
  • Brunch and free time to relax
  • Yoga workshop with Helen
  • Guided Meditation ceremony on banks of Avonmore River
  • Another locally-sourced organic meal in the dining room
  • Evening fire ceremony
  • Time to connect, share and integrate your learning and experiences

Day 3 - Sunday

  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Light hike around lakes at Glendalough. Experience the breathtaking views of this sacred pilgrimage
  • Brunch back at Avondale Retreat
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Hugs and farewells

Private

Own Room
369
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb
Early Bird

Shared

Dorm-style room
329
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb
Early Bird

Private

Own Room
469
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb

Shared

Dorm-Style Room
429
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb

Private

Own Room
369
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb
Early Bird

Shared

Dorm-style room
329
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb
Early Bird

Private

Own Room
469
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb

Shared

Dorm-Style Room
429
  • Early Bird Special
  • Offer Ends 29th Feb