Tawnyinlough, Delphi, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Primary type: ✓Wellness
Secondary type: ✓Yoga ✓Wellness ✓Rejuvenation ✓Meditation
Skill Level: ✓Beginner ✓Advanced ✓Intermediate
Host Language: ✓English


Join Hugh and Rebecca in the beautiful Delphi Valley, County Mayo, in the west of Ireland to nourish your body, mind, heart, and spirit with practice, community, and adventure.

For the first half of the week, we will cultivate awareness and open our hearts through teachings of compassion, loving-kindness, and equanimity following traditional mindfulness practices—sitting meditation, movement, walking, and enjoying delicious organic, locally sourced meals. Our mornings will begin with movement and meditation flowing from the beauty of the fertile land and waters, with seamless practice supported throughout the day to cultivate renewal, calm, and healing.

The second half of the week will be spent exploring the scenic, spiritual, and welcoming west of Ireland, including visiting ancient monuments and other historical locations; relaxing in the spa; and doing whatever feeds your soul. Organized group and solo activities will be offered. Evenings will be spent with a group dinner to share our day and enjoy each other’s company.

Our retreats are shaped by our intention to immerse ourselves in the culture of where we are and to be open to the adventures that present themselves. This week will offer a balance of practice, rest, and play. We have discovered through leading and attending many retreats that traveling together and saying yes to life and its opportunities at the moment create a true connection with joy, lasting friendships, and gratitude for life’s abundance.

What's included in the package

  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Shannon Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Hugh has practiced meditation for thirty years and taught mindfulness meditation since 2000. He is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and teaches classes, retreats, and workshops in the U.S. and internationally.

As a teacher and social activist, Hugh works to align the inner life with the outer—applying the wisdom and compassion of Buddhist teachings to the social, political, economic, and environmental concerns of our time. He has helped lead trainings for refugee aid workers in the Middle East and Africa and teaches meditation in the U.S. Congress, in non-profit organizations, and in workplace and community settings.

Hugh was born and raised in London, England. He is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body approach to healing trauma. He is the author of two books on mindfulness and habit change: The Here-and-Now Habit and Habit Swap. He holds a law degree from London University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Rebecca first encountered mindfulness practice through her first yoga teacher in her early 20s, from whom she learned the power of awareness available right here in our body, in every moment. The heart of her practice is creating continuity of awareness both “on” and “off the cushion.” She cherishes the freedom and joy that come from living in presence—and being a support to others in living more freely. Her passion is a continual exploration of ‘dancing with life’—the dance of work-life balance, relationships, health challenges, aging, and bringing wise action to the challenges facing the world. She is a long-time student of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Rebecca began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 2007 in the Washington DC area with her partner Hugh Byrne and is a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She is on the mentoring faculty for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach (in conjunction with Sounds True and the Greater Good Science Center), and a teacher with Cloud Sangha.



From £211/night

£1480 total


8 days / 7 nights


18/06/2022 - 25/06/2022

Retreat Capacity

35 people

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