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Making Your Way


Making Your Way: A week-long institute for individuals in their twenties


Trying to live your life with passion and authenticity can be challenging, especially when it feels like others are in charge of your future or you’re afraid you might have to “sell out” to make a living. Whether you’re just entering your twenties or you’re leaving them, it’s hard to know when to answer the impulse for growth and when to heed the call for stability. In this weeklong institute, led by experienced yogis and educators, you’ll learn to see yourself and your life more clearly: creating new habits to nurture and recognizing old patterns to let go of. With more than four hours of yoga and meditation daily, key lessons in psychoeducation, discussion of Buddhist stories and Yogic principles, stimulating group activities, vigorous outdoor activities, inspiring writing exercises, and opportunities for musical expression, there is a lot to keep your body active, your mind curious, and your soul singing.

Where:

The Cliffs of Moher Retreat, Co. Clare, Ireland

Who is invited:

Anyone ages 19-29, from absolute beginners to experienced yogis.

Price

€1595 (includes VAT), 7 nights August 4-11, 2017

Register

Price Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in shared room
  • All Yoga and Meditation Classes (please see tentative schedule for details)
  • Arrival drink and snacks
  • Breakfast and Lunch daily
  • Afternoon snack with fresh baked goods
  • Dinner for 6 nights
  • Guided walks including the Cliffs of Moher (weather permitting)
  • Rock climbing and surfing lessons
  • Use of Sauna and wood fire Hot Tub at specified times (weather permitting)
  • Tea, coffee and herbal teas available all day
  • Excursions
Please note, price does not include:
  • Transfers to and from the retreat
  • Dinner on one night when you are free to sample the amazing local restaurants (transport not included, we can book a taxi if needed)
  • Massage/Treatments
  • Biking, horseback riding, archery lesson, cooking lesson, sea-kayaking
Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule:

Friday

Check in anytime after 4pm – Relax, take a walk & enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow retreat participants

18:00 – Our first yoga class, 90 minutes.

20:00 – Dinner, delicious and healthy fare!

Introduction chat to the weekend, the schedule and the area

Saturday – Thursday

07:30-08:30 Light Self Serve Breakfast

08:30- 09:15 Morning session

09:30-11:15 Yoga and Meditation

11.30-12:30 Brunch/Lunch

12:30 – 16:00 Afternoon activities include: guided hikes,
surfing lessons, rock climbing. Read more about afternoon activities.

16:00 – 16:30 Fresh baked goods and fruit available

16:45-17:30 Afternoon session

17:30-19:30 Yoga

19:30 Dinner*

20:45-21:45 Evening Session

*Wednesday night is chef’s night off and you will be free to go out and have dinner in a local restaurant. We have a lot of great places to eat, offering local and seasonal food including fresh seafood. Taxis can be arranged.

Friday

07.30-08.30 Light Self Serve Breakfast

09:00-11:00 Yoga and Meditation

11:30 Brunch/Lunch

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Meet The Instructors

Amy

Amy

Although her day job is teaching English, Psychology, and Philosophy to international high school students, Amy Hunt has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. After completing her 550-hour training in yoga therapy for mental health from London’s Minded Institute, Amy will join the Minded staff as she continues her work with young adults.


Sandra

Sandra

Sandra Stoneman is a high school English teacher who has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for over ten years. A Kripalu trained yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Mindful Schools Educator she is passionate about sharing tools that help young people make empowered decisions about living.


Arielle

Arielle

Arielle was born into a family of yogis. She has been practicing since she was a young teenager and followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a certified teacher in Kripalu Yoga. Additionally, Arielle is certified in a form of guided meditation know as Yoga Nidra, and a freeform conscious dance style called JourneyDance. Arielle uses yoga, meditation, and dance to form community, find her center, and feel embodied. She hopes to share with others these particular forms of movement and meditation so they too can find and celebrate its benefits.

When Arielle is not leading yoga classes or dance workshops- she can be found working as a Part-Time Lecturer for the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Every semester, Arielle works with students of all ages from all different backgrounds to inspire learning and growth in each student’s own unique educational path and personal pursuits.


Jonny

Jonny

By day Jonathon is a Robotics and Design teacher, but at night he unplugs and finds his way outdoors. With over 10 years’ experience working in residential camps he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in fostering community and experiential learning to help participants reflect on their priorities and mindsets for when they return to the “real world.” Jonathon is exploring ways to incorporate yoga, games, massage, and meditation strategically into his practice.