Join Claire for a wonderful weekend of yoga to help awaken to spring.
With expert tuition,
be guided to delve deeper into your yoga practice,
root yourself in the present moment,
create space within and lift your energy.
Enjoy mindful walks in the wild,
Allow yourself to be nourished inside and out.
Feel rejuvenated, deeply relaxed, joyful and open-hearted..
‘Anything we do in life, yoga helps us do it better’
4pm onwards – arrival, settling in, herbal teas/warm fresh soup
6pm – intro, opening circle, yoga class (grounding)
8pm – dinner
7.30 – morning mediation (30min)
8am – 10am – yoga class (active)
10.30am – brunch (2 courses)
1pm – guided scenic walk to Carlingford or free time
5 – 6.30pm – yoga class (restorative) + yoga nidra
7pm – dinner time
8am – morning meditation (30min)
9am – breakfast
10.30am – 12.30pm – yoga class (active)
12.45pm – lunch
2pm – 2.30pm – depart at leisure
Attending solo or or with friends?
More than half our guests fbook solo. With hand-crafted beds featuring ornate curtains, you have the privacy and quiet space to retire to, when sharing.
If you are attending with friends, will will ensure to give you most appropriate room available.
Large En-suite bathroom with a bath
Twin bedroom next to the Yoga Studio has magnificent views of the Glenmore Valley and the Irish Sea and a balcony where you can take it all in.
Adjacent is a small bathroom with shower/toilet
Getting to us by car
It could not be easier. From Dublin (North) you will reach us in 1hour and 15min. From Belfast you will be here in an hour. From the M1 motorway, take exit 18 (Carlingford). We are about 15min drive from there.
Using google maps, put in ‘Eagles Rock Retreat’ (make sure you put in ‘Retreat’, otherwise you end up at a different house far, far away!
Getting to us by public transport
It could not be easier. There are hourly buses from Dublin airport and Dublin City Centre and take approximately 1hour and 15minutes. From Belfast you can take a train.
We offer a free transfer service from Dundalk train and bus stations to our venue.
It’s a scenic 15 minute drive from the station to the venue.
Once here, you do not need a car.
IMPORTANT: Please endeavour to arrive in Dundalk between 3pm and 4.30pm.
We will send you detailed directions by email when you book.
Claire Ferry is one of a handful of level 3 Iyengar Yoga teachers in Northern Ireland. She has developed Maitri Studio as a base for Iyengar Yoga in Belfast. Claire’s training and practice has spanned many years – and continues. Claire shares her experience and passion for yoga with all her students.
“Yoga for me is more than simply the physical practice. Yoga is about developing mental calm and wellbeing. I hope that the classes I share with you will also help you find your inner sense of peace.”
I am new to yoga. Is this suitable for me?
Our retreats are very much suited to students of every level, unless otherwise indicated. Small numbers ensure that there is time for each guest to receive the direction and instruction they require. There are basic and more advanced options for each asana/pose. Your teacher will assess your needs and support you all the way. There is no benefit in overstretching or seeking to take on something that your body is not ready to do. The use of props is key; these will make up the space or distance between where you want to be (classical or full pose) and where your practice allows you to be for now. The Iyengar method is the best place to start.
I am an experienced yogi. Is this for me?
Your teacher is an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher. There are numerous variations for each pose and you are invited to try these based on your level. There will be at no time any sense of waiting for others to catch up. Be assured of really engaging and fun classes throughout. No matter what your level, you will be challenged!
What age is this suitable for?
No upper age limit. We all learn so much from each generation. Variety only adds to the experience and the beautiful thing about yoga is that you can start at any age and become healthier. Children aged 14+ may attend where accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Can I take time out from activities?
This is your time. We have the timetable structured to make the most of each day, through practice, rest and recreation. However, if you feel that chilling out by the fire with a book is the right thing for you right now, do it!
Can I get a single room?
We do not have single rooms at our venue. However, when a retreat is not full and there is availability, we might be able to accommodate you. Ask us. Single room is subject to supplement of €25 per night.
Can I get my deposit back if I can’t make it?
No. The deposit is non-refundable, however if you let us know 21 days ahead of your chosen retreat, we will transfer your deposit to another date. We do our best and treat cancellations compassionately. Talk to us.
Is there a WI FI?
Yes. However we encourage our guests to turn off their phones while on a retreat and take this opportunity to detox from screens and EMR. We turn WiFi off at night.
I’m a bit nervous coming on my own!
You don’t need to be. Most of our guests come solo. We will pair you with somebody of a similar age and make you feel at home.
Can I come earlier on Friday?
We will be busy getting the house ready and your room might not be available before 4pm. But you are welcome to drop off your bags anytime and take a drive to Carlingford, enjoy a stroll and a cuppa.
What to bring?
We provide towels, bedding, yoga mats/equipment. Please don’t forget to pack your hiking boots, rain jacket and slippers (the house is a shoe-free zone).
Do I need a car?
No. We can collect you at a bus/train station in Dundalk or Newry. Once here, you will not need a transport.
I have a serious food allergy. Can you accommodate me?
Yes. As long as we know in a good time, we can cater for anything. Talk to us.
Is alcohol allowed on a retreat?
No. This is a dry house. You will not miss it and if you do, perhaps a pint of Guinness in one of Carlingford’s charming pubs will quench your thirst.