Embracing Winter // The Women's Retreat

October 21st - 25th 2018

I am finally hosting my first ever retreat. Not somewhere tropical, but on my doorstep, at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat Centre, a purpose designed, luxury venue, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful countryside of Co.Clare, Ireland.  This is not just another surf & yoga retreat...

This is your chance to immerse yourself in rural West Ireland, embrace the outdoors and to blow away the cobwebs while stretching your body, calming your mind and soothing your soul.

This retreat experience, created by myself and friend Michelle Moroney who has been teaching yoga full time since 2003, is aimed at empowering women to discover their passions and create lasting change. During this 4-night retreat, through a balance of yoga, outdoor adventure and relaxation, Michelle & I will take care of the agenda so you can really let go and enter into retreat mode.


Studies show that women perform better in all female environments. We participate more actively, feel less anxious and have more confidence in our ability. To love and give fully is bliss, so an environment that supports this is important. We hope that creating this gender specific space will help more women flourish. We also want to create a welcoming and safe space for those who fall outisde the gender binary, female identifying members of the trans community are welcome on this retreat. 

Thrill your adventurous side with cold water surfs and breathtaking views as you hike The Cliffs of Moher, soothe your contemplative side, with deeply nourishing vinyasa yoga and mindfulness meditations, and give back to the community with local beach clean ups.

The retreat will have a strong focus on treading lightly and sustainability, from a plant based local & organic diet with veggies straight from the garden to the table, to consciously practicing plastic free living.

Activities will include a women’s circle, daily vinyasa flow yoga classes, a hike from The Cliffs of Moher to Haggs Head, a surf lesson (all standards welcome, beginner & advanced lessons available), a cookery class and use of the outdoor hot tub and sauna. There will also be plenty of free time each day to relax with a massage on site, visit new surf spots, pop up to Moy Hill Farm, find a cosy spot for coffee or simply be.

Of course, Me & Michelle will be going for our daily #risefierce cold water sea dip (weather and tide dependant) so the bravest among you are more than welcome to join here too in the free time.

After all, “There’s no such thing as bad weather” [A. Wainwright]

We hope this retreat will give you new tools to embrace winter, make lasting lifestyle changes and lead a healthier and happier life.

Interested? Click here to book online via the Cliffs of Moher Retreat website or get in touch with us on +353 (0) 86 851 7710


All prices are per person, all-inclusive and include all classes, meals, beverages, accommodation, walks, hot-tub and sauna.


Quad Room                                 €610

Twin – Shared Bathroom          €670

Single – Shared Bathroom        €720

Twin/Double Ensuite                 €710

Single Ensuite                              €820


For a detailed description of the rooms please visit our Bedrooms page.

If you are travelling on your own you can also choose one of our shared room options.