Yoga Immersion at Lisnavagh, Carlow
An extended weekend to immerse yourself more deeply into the yogic life by exploring some of the philosophy and practices of traditional hatha yoga.
Experience personal insight through guided discussion and reflection, and become conscious of how to apply the philosophy to your practice.
Supporting activities including mindful eating, periods of silence, and a guided walk through the natural beauty of the Lisnavagh woodlands will allow you to de-muddle the mind and create head space. These practices help to absorb the bodywork that yogasana awakens.
This unique Yoga & Sleep retreat will slow you down, draw you in and restore you. Pam has been leading the retreats since 2010. The yoga practice is designed to draw you inwards to awareness of self through the breath.
Those newer to yoga will enjoy moving in a safe and mindful way. Those with more experience can approach this weekend as a chance to re-connect with the fundamentals of practice
The setting at Lisnavagh supports the intent to slow down, retreat, and sleep well. A nutritious, seasonal vegetarian menu is freshly prepared to enhance your wellbeing. Extensive gardens and crackling open fires allow you to find your own space to reflect and relax.
For more information and to book, contact Emily directly:
2020 Retreat Dates
Jan 10 - 12
Jan 31 - Feb 2
May 14 - 17 - Four Day Yoga and Meditation Immersion weekend (postponed)
June 19 - 21
October 9 - 11
December 4 - 6
What people say
This retreat weekend was a revelation - my first yoga retreat experience but certainly not my last! -- Dec 2019
I thought Pamela Butler was a really gifted and excellent teacher. The different levels in the small group were seamlessly catered to and we all got a lot out of it. We stayed in yoga clothes for meals which helped us to stay in relaxed mode and it was with reluctance that we changed into street clothes on Sunday afternoon." -- Margaret, March 2015
I attended your Yoga retreat in November this year. I cannot praise your efforts highly enough. The surroundings were amazing and the house was so peaceful and made me realise how noisy life can be! ... Our daily Yoga sessions were just what I needed and our instructor was knowledgeable, kind and very calm! I would highly recommend Lisnavagh House and I plan to return in 2017 hopefully with Hubbie in tow! — Rosie, November 2016
I've just got back into yoga recently after a long absence and I thought Pam was a wonderful teacher, gently correcting my posture when needed. - Oonagh, April 2015
"I would highly recommend this as a treat retreat for anyone who needs some nurturing, rather than mere pampering, or anyone who wants a healthy timeout. As someone who was not previously practising yoga, I found it to be a great introduction that encouraged me to take up yoga, although most of the participants were already practising.
"Having travelled to many retreats Lisnavagh is in my opinion the best sanctuary in Ireland for yoga, great company and recuperation where one emerges refreshed and renewed both physically and mentally. I arrived world weary from the stresses of modern life and emerged recharged and reenergised with a sense of real health. The yoga is both restorative and healing with a wonderfully intuitive Teacher who taught us life lessons as well as physical asanas. I will definitely be coming back to this idyllic retreat."— Susannah, December 2013
Bespoke Retreats at Ballin Temple
Ballin Temple hosts retreats and courses for groups seeking to deepen their sense of purpose in business and in life. The 3km of private Slaney River beat and surrounding woodlands make it an ideal place for regaining headspace in a beautiful, natural environment.
Groups can book space in our cottages or plan a day of guided walks and indoor space to paint, draw, write or hold a training session.
We have accommodation for up to 12 people and can help to arrange accommodation for a larger group in the surrounding area.
Our yoga facilities include a room that fits 3 comfortably, for private/small groups; and a large open-sided pavilion that is suitable for the warmer season (May-August). This facility can easily accommodate 25 yogis.
Lunch can be included. We provide vegetarian food using fresh, seasonal organic produce from our own garden and local suppliers. Other nutritional profiles can be catered for.
The Ballin Temple estate offers great natural beauty, and we would encourage you to include meditation walks in your program.
Writers, web designers, artists, and other creatives have come to Ballin Temple to be quiet and recharge - and focus and get some work done. Our cottages provide that perfect space. Some are furnished with wood stoves. All are well equipped and comfortable for you to move in, for a couple of nights or a couple of months.
Nature is a great balm for the soul, and you are welcome to explore the surroundings, including our ancient woodland and banks of the Slaney river.