We are excited to welcome Senior Iyengar Teacher Rachel Lovegrove
to Eagles Rock Retreat for the first time.
It will be a wonderful weekend full of expert yoga tuition,
tasty vegan food, beautiful walks in the Cooley Mountains,
and a great company.
Let us hold the space for you so that you can
delve deeper into yoga,
enjoy mindful walks in the wild,
be nourished inside and out.
Be joyful, open-hearted,
4pm onwards – arrival, settle in, tea/coffee, soup
6.30 – 8pm – intro/yoga class – setting the stage
8.15pm – dinner
7.30am – seated meditation (optional)
8 – 10am – yoga class
10.30am – two course brunch
1pm – guided scenic walk to Carlingford / or free time
5 – 6.45pm – restorative yoga practice
7pm – dinner
7 – 7.45am – Japa mantra chanting (optional)
7.45am – guided meditation walk
9am – breakfast
10.30 – 12.30pm – yoga class
1pm – lunch
2/2.30pm – 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.
After living in Portugal for 12 years, she relocated back to Southampton in 2018 where she runs her studio – The Orange Tree
Rachel is passionate about helping people navigate through mental and physical issues through the application of yoga in their daily lives. She cares deeply about the discipline that she devoted herself to and knows personally about its transformational and curative qualities.
more info at www.orangetreeyoga.com
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.