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Mindful Eating Retreat

Date
Sep 28 2019 - Nov 17 2019
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Ballintober, Hollywood, Blessington Lakes, Wicklow,

Enrich your life with Irish food and learn the art of mindful eating at Abhainn Ri in Wicklow. Discover wellness, taste local produce, experience the Irish traditions of making bread and butter, and the joy of collecting hen eggs and orchard fruits.

Whisk yourself away to our mindful eating retreat at Abhainn Ri in the Wicklow Mountains. Taste the garden of Ireland through locally sourced foods, experience life on the farm, learn to make your own bread and butter, and immerse yourself in mindful eating for the body and soul. This retreat hosted by the Byrne family will allow you to relax and revive while experiencing food from Ireland’s lush landscape.

This retreat will give you the tools to have a closer connection between your mind and body and a greater appreciation for food. Through mindfulness sessions you will learn how to experience food as a pleasure, from where it is first produced, to transforming ingredients into nourishing food. The two day experience will be led by life coach and mindfulness expert Cliona Byrne. Cliona’s passion and motivations for mindful eating will guide you through a life-changing journey as you discover how mindfulness can transform your relationship with food. You will also learn how to connect your mind and body through the ancient art of meditation. Mindful eating will teach you how to listen to your body and consume the right foods for you.

Enhance your mind on this retreat by experiencing both self-discovery and the adventure of how food comes into our lives. During the retreat a focus will also be placed on the birth of food through a farm walk which will include the collection of fresh eggs and fruit picking in the orchard. Here we will explore the origin of our food and how this can make us more conscious of what we buy and consume.

Learn how food preparation reconnects us with what we eat and how being part of the process awakens all of our senses. This ‘make it yourself’ experience of baking your bread will be held by Niamh Byrne, an expert in Irish bread-baking. During the class you will sample the Byrnes’ homemade preserves, jams, and jelly from their own orchard. After your bread baking class you will learn to make your own butter by our storyteller Joe Byrne. Joe will immerse you into the Irish practice of combining food collection and creation with folklore.

Your two day food adventure will give you the ability to create and eat food in a mindful way that benefits your overall wellness. You will understand your own eating habits and how you can eat in a healthy way for your mind and body. Your new experiences will include tasting our homemade and locally sourced foods from Wicklow and other surrounding areas, the joys of farm life, and to make your own Irish bread and butter.

Your stay will be at Abhainn Ri luxury accommodation in Co. Wicklow. Abhainn Ri is a place of tranquility with stunning views overlooking lakes and mountains. You will be able to choose whether you stay in our cottages or farmhouse. Alongside one night of accommodation, the retreat will include one breakfast and two lunches made from locally sourced ingredients.

This event is part of Taste the Island.