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Dearbhla Glynn Weekend Yoga Retreat

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Although we have had to cancel our New Year yoga retreats we will be hosting them once Covid restrictions have been lifted. Please check back for details.


A New Start to the New Year with Dearbhla Glynn and Ballymaloe 

Start the new year by taking a little time out of your life, to rest, relax and restore your vital energy, calm the nervous system, and find peace within.  After such a tumultuous 2020, start 2021 with positivity and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Dearbhla and Ballymaloe have come together to host a beautiful, nourishing weekend retreat, which will leave you feeling relaxed, replenished, and completely at peace, ready to start 2021.

We have many different strategies in place to follow Covid government guidelines for any eventuality. All participants will be emailed individually with details of our covid guidelines.

Ballymaloe Retreat Schedule

Friday Afternoon

Saturday morning 

Sunday Morning 

The morning practice 

Dearbhla will lead a warming Vinyasa flow practice in the mornings. Practicing several sun salutes with a few different variations. Although we will flow through some traditions the overall practice is slow. Holding some poses a little longer to develop strength and generate warmth In the body. We will flow through different transitions improving overall body awareness and opening the joints, while also strengthening and lengthening the muscles. The practice is slow, warming and requires some physical stamina yet it has a lovely meditative and mindful quality to it. Creating an overall feeling of stillness and calm.

The second morning practice

This is a lovely practice which focuses on breathing, stretching and relaxing before lunch.

The Evening practices are Yin and restorative

Slow down, unwind and restore your energy with a two hour Yin Yoga and restorative practice, aiming to calm the mind, stretch and relax the body. This two-hour practice will create space and stillness in both the mind and body. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints, and releases tension and stress in the body. 

The focus is simply about letting go of stress and tension, releasing into a deep yin practice followed by a long restorative practice using bolsters and blankets so people can relax, unwind and recharge. Dearbhla will use relaxing essential oils during the restorative practice for an even more relaxing experience.


Menus for the weekend will be vegetarian with an emphasis on warming, comfort and healing. Using local produce from the Ballymaloe gardens and locality head chef Dervila O’Flynn will offer the very best of Ballymaloe in our spacious dining room. We have allowed for separate dining so will all be in the same room yet distant enough for covid regulations. 

Your bedroom in Ballymaloe will be spacious and comfortable with plenty of room to practice yoga via Zoom if you would prefer not to join the group or if covid restrictions do not allow us to practice together.   

Our cancellation policy is normally within seven days. However, due to Covid restrictions, we are not charging a cancellation fee at the moment, we would appreciate as much notice as possible should you have to cancel your reservation with us.  We are not taking deposits for this retreat, just a credit card number to secure your booking.

A Little Bit About Dearbhla

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years, the more I practiced I noticed how grounded and calm I was after yoga. In time the physical rewards became secondary to the mental and spiritual impact of my practice. Yoga and meditation have both become an integral part of my daily life. My practice keeps me out of my busy mind and connected to my breath and my body.

I currently practice and teach vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga and meditation.

I believe through the practice of yoga we can find balance, clarity and stillness of the mind.

Dearbhla has vast experience teaching retreats both in Ireland and Internationally, she has been the resident teacher at the Cliffs of Moher for almost 4 years now.  She also teaches in Little Bird Dublin and Samadhi Dublin. And in 2020 Dearbhla has been teaching online via Zoom! 

For more information on Dearbhla visit

Dates to be announced


To book please contact Lyndsay in Ballymaloe House on 0214652531 or email


All prices include yoga practices, dinner, bed and breakfast as well as wellness pack in your room on arrival and tea throughout your stay. Yoga mats, blocks and blankets are also included along with a tour of Ballymaloe conducted by one of the Allen family members.