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Mindful Mums Retreat

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Mindful Mums Retreat

From EUR 120.00



Aug 10 2019 10:30 - Aug 11 2019 16:00



Mums: When was the last time you had time to yourself to truly relax, rest and replenish? Our guess is a long time ago. Have you been craving a space to reflect on and process your experience of motherhood so far? Would you like a weekend of radical self-care just for you? 

If the answer is yes to the above, this weekend retreat promises to be just the tonic for you.

Being a mother can be overwhelming and exhausting

Despite the rewards, the demands of motherhood can be relentless, leaving us mothers feeling depleted, frazzled, overstretched.

Added to the mix, we guess that your life has changed 360º and you have become disconnected from your previous sense of self and are struggling to forge a new sense of self that integrates being a mother as well as elements of your previous identity.

Treat yourself to an all-inclusive nurturing escape tailored for mums in the beautiful hills of Wicklow

Facilitated by Leigh Brady & Karen Jeffares, both yoga & meditation teachers as well as mums themselves, this retreat offers mums a chance to immerse themselves in 2 full days and 1 night of deep rest, relaxation and replenishment through yoga, meditation, sound healing and a safe space for reflection on your experience of motherhood so far. Participants will be treated to delicious home-cooked vegetarian food, with access to an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, nature trails, massage and other therapies. Places limited to 15 participants. No prior experience in yoga or meditation required.

*For mums who prefer not to leave baby overnight, there are 4 spaces available to bring your baby and a partner/minder along for an extra 120 EUR, sharing a double bed. Bring a travel cot and baby food. For babies aged 12 months and younger.

In this nurturing retreat…

  • You’ll connect profoundly to your body through a nourishing yoga practice tailored for mothers
  • You’ll meditate and learn simple mindfulness techniques that you can practice in your day-to-day
  • You’ll nurture your body and soul with a beautiful sound healing session (sound bath)
  • You’ll become aware of how the stressors of motherhood affect your body and mind and learn practices that brings the balance and harmony back to both.
  • You’ll access the power of stillness as a way to build back up your life force energy
  • You’ll access the power of your breath through simple but effective breathing techniques
  • You’ll have a chance to connect with other women on the journey into motherhood and to unpack and share your experiences so far.
  • You’ll have time for yourself to relax and replenish your mind and body.
  • You’ll enjoy nutritious and delicious organic meals prepared for you.
  • You’ll be able to switch off temporarily from the demands of motherhood.


  • Nurturing yoga tailored for mums
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Sound bath
  • Facilitated group reflection and sharing
  • 1 night shared accommodation
  • Delicious, freshly prepared vegetarian meals for the entire stay (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
  • Tea & coffee
  • Free time to walk, rest and take in the beauty of our wonderful location
  • Natural pool and hot tub


We have a few therapists lined up for anyone who wants a massage, reflexology, acupuncture or craniosacral therapy at different stages over the weekend. This is not included in the price but they offer very reasonable rates. Let us know on booking and we will organize the session.


Discounted ticket: 220 EUR; Regular ticket: 250 EUR, Partner/minder & baby ticket: 120 EUR, payable through online ticketing below or via bank transfer. If choosing the latter option, please contact us at sintoniayogameditation@gmail.com   

If unable to pay the full amount now, you may pay a 120 EUR deposit via bank transfer and pay the balance by 10 July. Contact us for more details if choosing this option. 


Tentative schedule, subject to some changes


  • 10am – Arrival, check-in, tea/coffee
    10.30am – Welcome & Opening Circle
    11.30am – Yoga Practice
    1pm – Lunch
  • 2pm – Forest walk (optional)
    3pm – Free time, therapies (massage, acupuncture etc).
  • 4pm – Tea/coffee break
  • 4.30pm - Mindfulness Practice
  • 5pm Reflection & Sharing Circle
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7.30pm Sound Bath
  • 8.30pm Free time (options: pool, hot tub, wine by the fire, therapies)


  • 8-9.30am Breakfast
  • 9.30am – Free time, therapies
  • 10.30am Yoga Practice
  • 11.45am Mindfulness Practice and Sharing Circle
  • 1.30pm Lunch (and check-out)
  • 3pm Closing Circle (incl. tea/coffee & snack)
    4pm End of Retreat / Forest walk (optional)


LEIGH BRADY - Leigh started her yoga and meditation journey almost 20 years ago in Spain when she discovered and fell in love with Kundalini yoga. After practising intensively for several years, she completed a yoga teacher training in Colombia in 2013 and started to teach locally. Wishing to learn other forms of meditation and deepen her practice, she has since participated in several Vipassana retreats in the USA and Colombia and a self-guided meditation retreat in Portugal. She returned to Ireland in 2014 and became a proud mum in 2018. Recently she has been teaching mindfulness meditation classes in Dublin Wellness Centre. She also has over 10 years experience in facilitating professional and personal group work. She considers herself a lifelong student but is happy to step into the role of teacher to humbly share her knowledge, tools and insights with fellow open-minded and open-hearted beings.

KAREN JEFFARES - Karen has been practising yoga for over 10 years. She finds maintaining a regular practice brings a sense of calm and clarity to all areas of her life. All the more important now that she has become a mother - Karen is interested in bringing the benefits of yoga to other Mums and Mums-to-be and in exploring how yoga influences her own experience of motherhood as she embarks on this journey. She is a qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher and has facilitated mindful meditation sessions for mums, dads and carers in her hometown of Bray since the birth of her daughter in 2017. She is also an experienced facilitator in peace education and global citizenship education and has extensive experience working with groups around communication skills, cooperation and teamwork.


What should I bring to the retreat?

  • Comfortable clothing for yoga and meditation
  • Outdoor clothing for all weather types
  • Hiking or walking shoes, if you wish to explore the grounds and/or go on the optional nature walks.
  • Bathing suit and towel to enjoy the natural pool and hot tub.
  • Journal.
  • Your own wine, if you wish to enjoy a glass or two on Saturday evening (wine glasses provided)

I don’t feel comfortable leaving my baby overnight, can I bring her/him along?

The retreat has been designed as a one night get-away with a full weekend of activities to make it easier for mothers to be able to take the time away from their little one. However, we understand that some mothers may not feel comfortable leaving their child and would like to have them nearby. If your child is 12 months or younger and you have a friend/partner who is willing to come along and take care of your child while you take part in the sessions, we have 4 spaces available to facilitate this. The person would pay for their bed space and their meals (120 euro) and you would be able to check in on/feed your baby between sessions. If your baby requires a cot you would need to bring a travel cot as we have none on site. Please contact the organizers if you have any more questions about this.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes, as long as you contact us via email: sintoniayogameditation@gmail.com at least one week before the retreat. Please provide the name, email and contact number of the person you are transferring your ticket to. The new participant must contact us directly before the retreat. If for some reason, the ticket is not used, it is not refundable at this point.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations up to 1 month before the event will receive a full refund less any credit card or processing fees.
  • Cancellations less than 1 month but more than 2 weeks before the retreat will receive a 50% refund less any credit card or processing fees.
  • Cancellations less than 2 weeks before the workshop date are non-refundable. You may transfer the ticket onto a friend at least 1 week before the retreat by emailing us at sintoniayogameditation@gmail.com

Does the retreat cater for participants with dietary restrictions?

Anyone with dairy or gluten intolerance/allergies can be catered for. Food will be freshly made and vegetarian, with many ingredients from the venue’s home garden and farm (e.g. eggs, vegetables, honey). Participants with other dietary restrictions can be catered for at an additional cost of 25 EUR per person. Please let the organisers know in advance of any dietary requirement.

Who can I contact with any other queries?

Either of the co-organisers, Leigh or Karen will be happy to answer any queries by phone or email

Leigh: 0860875219; Karen: 0860365977

Email: sintoniayogameditation@gmail.com


Sintonía Yoga & Meditation offers yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes in and around Dublin, Ireland. Caters to groups and individuals, beginners and experienced. Contact us for more information!


Sli na Bandé Sli na Bandé, Sli Na Bandé, Kilmurry, Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow, www.slinabande.ie, A63 DD78 Newtown Mount Kennedy


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